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Vape Calendar: Three vaping events you've got to know about!

20 October 2019 109 Views No comments

The vaping community extends much further now than it ever has. Vaping has become a way for people to connect across the globe. There’s no clearer evidence of the worldwide vaping community than the huge events that happen every year. Here are three that you’ve got to know about!

The Vaper Expo UK – Birmingham (25th – 27th October 2019)

This event has been running for five years and is widely considered to be the most important event in the European vape diary. This event invites both vapers and vape companies from across the globe to come and share their love of vaping. With over 300 exhibitors, over 500 brands and more than 20,000 visitors over three days – The Vaper Expo means business! Well worth a visit in our books!

The Hall of Vape – Hamburg (16th November – 17th November 2019)

This is a mega-operation taking up over 10,000 square metres of the Messenhallen convention centre in Hamburg. The planners have spent over a year preparing each detail of this event to make it one of the best vape events in history! They have travelled across the world to find the hardware manufacturers to invite to the exhibition. The Hall of Vape in Hamburg is a large-scale event that has spared no expenses to create a vaping event with international talent and product.

Vape Expo – Beijing (22nd November – 24th November 2019)

Vape Expo Beijing (VEB) has got plenty of international clout in the vaping community. It is one of the biggest vape exhibitions in the whole of China and bigger than almost any you would find in Europe. Boasting more than 300 exhibitors from more than 30 countries presenting thousands of brands across 11,000 square miles of space - this is a major player in international vaping events. VEB has been running for seven years and prides itself on bringing market leaders together to discuss innovative technology and products.

As well as many other positives, vaping brings people together. Vaping is worth much more than people think – it is a passion and hobby for many of us. The thousands of vapers from across the world that travel to events like the three above, prove that vaping is a global phenomenon!

Vape Calendar: Three vaping events you've got to know about! 2019-10-20 10:06:00 2019-09-16 12:09:38 https://www.liquid-ice.co.uk/media/magpleasure/mpblog/list_thumbnail_file/6/0/cache/1/ece9a24a761836a70934a998c163f8c8/6076eb7492ff17a228acd4639a623d0d.jpg Liquid Ice Team

The vaping community extends much further now than it ever has. Vaping has become a way for people to connect across the globe. There’s no clearer evidence of the worldwide vaping community than the huge events that happen every year. Here are three that you’ve got to know about!

The Vaper Expo UK – Birmingham (25th – 27th October 2019)

This event has been running for five years and is widely considered to be the most important event in the European vape diary. This event invites both vapers and vape companies from across the globe to come and share their love of vaping. With over 300 exhibitors, over 500 brands and more than 20,000 visitors over three days – The Vaper Expo means business! Well worth a visit in our books!

The Hall of Vape – Hamburg (16th November – 17th November 2019)

This is a mega-operation taking up over 10,000 square metres of the Messenhallen convention centre in Hamburg. The planners have spent over a year preparing each detail of this event to make it one of the best vape events in history! They have travelled across the world to find the hardware manufacturers to invite to the exhibition. The Hall of Vape in Hamburg is a large-scale event that has spared no expenses to create a vaping event with international talent and product.

Vape Expo – Beijing (22nd November – 24th November 2019)

Vape Expo Beijing (VEB) has got plenty of international clout in the vaping community. It is one of the biggest vape exhibitions in the whole of China and bigger than almost any you would find in Europe. Boasting more than 300 exhibitors from more than 30 countries presenting thousands of brands across 11,000 square miles of space - this is a major player in international vaping events. VEB has been running for seven years and prides itself on bringing market leaders together to discuss innovative technology and products.

As well as many other positives, vaping brings people together. Vaping is worth much more than people think – it is a passion and hobby for many of us. The thousands of vapers from across the world that travel to events like the three above, prove that vaping is a global phenomenon!

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Squonking?! What is that?

15 October 2019 128 Views No comments

Of all the weird and wonderful vaping terms out there, squonking, really takes the biscuit. It may sound like the bookies’ favourite for random word to enter the dictionary in 2020 – but squonking is actually quite simple. In its purest form, squonking is the action of sending e-liquid from your mod to your tank, but it has become the general term for using a squonk mod.

A squonk mod is like an ordinary vape mod, except for one major difference – it contains a bottle of e-liquid which you squeeze to send juice to the tank. In the side of the mod there is a hole which allows you to push your thumb into the bottle which is connected to a tube that transports the e-liquid up into the atomiser. This form of vaping has become an increasingly popular choice for seasoned vapers across the world. Here’s why.

Most squonk mods contain a bottle with a 6-10 ml juice capacity, which is far from a measly amount of e-liquid. This allows ‘squonkers’ the freedom of not having to manually re-fill their mods and removes the sudden panic that comes with realising that you’ve left your bottle of e-liquid at home. Essentially, you can take out your squonk mod and you’ll easily be sorted for the whole day. The simplicity of one device is an undeniable convenience which draws vapers towards the squonking world. However, this isn’t the only draw.

Put simply squonk mods are more advanced than basic mods, partly because they use rebuildable dripping atomisers (RDAs). RDAs an advancement on a normal wick and coil. There are slight variations, but the basic elements of an RDA are the two coil points and your wick. The thing that makes them special is that you can choose the coils and the cotton wick which you use to absorb the e-liquid – hence the term rebuildable. The customisable nature of an RDA leads to higher quality coils and wicks, which in turn provide a much more flavoured and vapour-full experience. With many squonkers saying that they could never go back to the diluted flavours and daily inconveniences they argue are part and parcel of a normal mod, why isn’t everyone squonking?

Basically, squonking is for seasoned vapers. Firstly, the re-fill technique takes some getting used to. There is a hole in the tank (known as a bottom feeder) which allows you squeeze the e-liquid from your juice bottle into the squonk bottle. You have to squeeze your squonk bottle to force the air out of it, then squeeze your juice bottle and slowly release the squonk bottle to re-fill it. This action can take a little bit of learning. There is also the fact that the squonk market is still growing. This means that there is a limited type of mods available, which becomes even more limited if you choose to not build the squonk mod yourself (which is what we recommend for all people when they first start squonking).

Despite these two (minor) reservations, squonking has gone from an oddity to a craze in very little time, showing no sign of stopping. The numerous benefits and the new vaping experience it provides, have many vapers very excited for good reason. If you’re looking for that vaping that gives you that little bit more, then squonking could be what you’ve been looking for – the only way to really know, is to try it.

Squonking?! What is that? 2019-10-15 11:16:00 2019-09-16 12:06:13 https://www.liquid-ice.co.uk/media/magpleasure/mpblog/list_thumbnail_file/0/1/cache/1/ece9a24a761836a70934a998c163f8c8/01c2a7b3938f4322669ad50044a754ae.jpg Liquid Ice Team

Of all the weird and wonderful vaping terms out there, squonking, really takes the biscuit. It may sound like the bookies’ favourite for random word to enter the dictionary in 2020 – but squonking is actually quite simple. In its purest form, squonking is the action of sending e-liquid from your mod to your tank, but it has become the general term for using a squonk mod.

A squonk mod is like an ordinary vape mod, except for one major difference – it contains a bottle of e-liquid which you squeeze to send juice to the tank. In the side of the mod there is a hole which allows you to push your thumb into the bottle which is connected to a tube that transports the e-liquid up into the atomiser. This form of vaping has become an increasingly popular choice for seasoned vapers across the world. Here’s why.

Most squonk mods contain a bottle with a 6-10 ml juice capacity, which is far from a measly amount of e-liquid. This allows ‘squonkers’ the freedom of not having to manually re-fill their mods and removes the sudden panic that comes with realising that you’ve left your bottle of e-liquid at home. Essentially, you can take out your squonk mod and you’ll easily be sorted for the whole day. The simplicity of one device is an undeniable convenience which draws vapers towards the squonking world. However, this isn’t the only draw.

Put simply squonk mods are more advanced than basic mods, partly because they use rebuildable dripping atomisers (RDAs). RDAs an advancement on a normal wick and coil. There are slight variations, but the basic elements of an RDA are the two coil points and your wick. The thing that makes them special is that you can choose the coils and the cotton wick which you use to absorb the e-liquid – hence the term rebuildable. The customisable nature of an RDA leads to higher quality coils and wicks, which in turn provide a much more flavoured and vapour-full experience. With many squonkers saying that they could never go back to the diluted flavours and daily inconveniences they argue are part and parcel of a normal mod, why isn’t everyone squonking?

Basically, squonking is for seasoned vapers. Firstly, the re-fill technique takes some getting used to. There is a hole in the tank (known as a bottom feeder) which allows you squeeze the e-liquid from your juice bottle into the squonk bottle. You have to squeeze your squonk bottle to force the air out of it, then squeeze your juice bottle and slowly release the squonk bottle to re-fill it. This action can take a little bit of learning. There is also the fact that the squonk market is still growing. This means that there is a limited type of mods available, which becomes even more limited if you choose to not build the squonk mod yourself (which is what we recommend for all people when they first start squonking).

Despite these two (minor) reservations, squonking has gone from an oddity to a craze in very little time, showing no sign of stopping. The numerous benefits and the new vaping experience it provides, have many vapers very excited for good reason. If you’re looking for that vaping that gives you that little bit more, then squonking could be what you’ve been looking for – the only way to really know, is to try it.

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Introduction to the world of concentrates!

10 October 2019 110 Views No comments

With the mind-boggling number of flavours available on the market, it’s no wonder that lots of vapers have a go at creating their own weird and wonderful flavours! Experimenting with different taste combinations and VG/PG ratios can open up a whole new vaping experience! Arguably the key component to doing this right is selecting your concentrates.

A concentrate is the part of your DIY e-liquid that contains the flavour. Much like the name suggests, it is a concentrated, extra-strength version of its flavour. In more recent years, concentrates have become an increasingly popular for vapers, so they can make their own e-liquids. The concentrate must be added to three other elements in order to be diluted and form a tasty (and vapeable!) e-liquid: Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG) and Nicotine. Normally, a concentrate will need to be added at a ratio of 15-20% to a DIY e-liquid to provide the right amount of flavour. However, depending on the concentrate, the VG/PG mix – as well as your vaping device itself – this can vary slightly. If you want to have a go at making your own e-liquid, but you’re worried about getting the ratios wrong – don’t panic! There’s plenty of DIY e-liquid calculators to help you out, like this one.

This might all be starting to sound like a science experiment, and that’s because it kind of is! Trialling and experimenting with different flavour combinations like a crazy-vape-scientist is one of the best parts of using concentrates and making your own e-liquid. For example, if you’ve always wondered what a pineapple-based flavour would taste like with a cinnamon flavour, you can put them together and try it out! Are you looking for an e-liquid that’s somewhere between your two favourite e-liquids on the flavour scale, buy their concentrate versions and mix them together! There are literally no limits to the amount of combinations you can make when you use concentrates. Well, that’s only if you consider over one million options limiting – that’s how many flavour combinations you can make with 20 different concentrates!

Your whole vaping experience can change because of the totally unique flavours that concentrates allow you to make. You could even discover flavours previously undiscovered simply by mixing up your own unique recipe of concentrates. For many vapers, going down this route has already transformed the way that they vape – everything’s available for you to join them, it’s all up to you.

Introduction to the world of concentrates! 2019-10-10 12:02:00 2019-09-16 12:03:52 https://www.liquid-ice.co.uk/media/magpleasure/mpblog/list_thumbnail_file/6/d/cache/1/ece9a24a761836a70934a998c163f8c8/6d7e8e15aa7c4c29558af0ff3a073bff.jpg Liquid Ice Team

With the mind-boggling number of flavours available on the market, it’s no wonder that lots of vapers have a go at creating their own weird and wonderful flavours! Experimenting with different taste combinations and VG/PG ratios can open up a whole new vaping experience! Arguably the key component to doing this right is selecting your concentrates.

A concentrate is the part of your DIY e-liquid that contains the flavour. Much like the name suggests, it is a concentrated, extra-strength version of its flavour. In more recent years, concentrates have become an increasingly popular for vapers, so they can make their own e-liquids. The concentrate must be added to three other elements in order to be diluted and form a tasty (and vapeable!) e-liquid: Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG) and Nicotine. Normally, a concentrate will need to be added at a ratio of 15-20% to a DIY e-liquid to provide the right amount of flavour. However, depending on the concentrate, the VG/PG mix – as well as your vaping device itself – this can vary slightly. If you want to have a go at making your own e-liquid, but you’re worried about getting the ratios wrong – don’t panic! There’s plenty of DIY e-liquid calculators to help you out, like this one.

This might all be starting to sound like a science experiment, and that’s because it kind of is! Trialling and experimenting with different flavour combinations like a crazy-vape-scientist is one of the best parts of using concentrates and making your own e-liquid. For example, if you’ve always wondered what a pineapple-based flavour would taste like with a cinnamon flavour, you can put them together and try it out! Are you looking for an e-liquid that’s somewhere between your two favourite e-liquids on the flavour scale, buy their concentrate versions and mix them together! There are literally no limits to the amount of combinations you can make when you use concentrates. Well, that’s only if you consider over one million options limiting – that’s how many flavour combinations you can make with 20 different concentrates!

Your whole vaping experience can change because of the totally unique flavours that concentrates allow you to make. You could even discover flavours previously undiscovered simply by mixing up your own unique recipe of concentrates. For many vapers, going down this route has already transformed the way that they vape – everything’s available for you to join them, it’s all up to you.

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Flavour Chasing: Do it right!

5 October 2019 191 Views No comments

When lots of us think of vaping, many people often think of huge plumes of vapour. Cloud-chasing and its cloud chasing converts often take centre stage in the vaping community. However, we’re here to talk about the lesser-known brother: flavour chasing. If you’re looking to maximise the amount of flavour from your device, it’s something you should learn about. Read on!

Flavour chasing (as its namesake suggests) is the process of getting as much flavour as possible from your vape device. The first step in flavour chasing is picking the right e-liquid. You need to avoid VG-heavy e-liquids. VG (vegetable glycerin) is great when you want to blow an enormous cloud of smooth vapour, but it doesn’t carry as much flavour. PG (propylene glycol) on the other hand, carries flavour well but also has a larger throat hit. So, we recommend getting an even 50/50 balance of VG to PG.

Now that this fairly simple stage is over, we can get down to the nitty-gritty. One of the things to play around with is the wattage and temperature settings. Essentially, different elements of flavour come out at different settings. This is because different parts of the e-liquid will vaporise at different temperatures. Let’s say you have a strawberry and elderflower vape, for instance – these two flavours will be stronger or weaker depending on the wattage and temperature settings. However, there is no rulebook to how this works, so hitting the sweet spot will all depend on some good old trial and error.

The next thing you want to consider is turning down that airflow. For cloud chasers, airflow is a big thing because it allows the vapour to be less dense, which causes billows of vapour. However, when you’re flavour chasing, you want the airflow to be tight. A tighter airflow allows for the vapour to be denser and warmer, which creates a more flavoursome vape. Again, this is a balancing act – if the airflow is too tight, you’ll lose vapour production: if the airflow is too open, you’ll lose flavour.

The last thing to think is one of the most important. The atomiser plays a huge part in how much flavour your device produces. Firstly, you’re best getting a sub-ohm setup. This will have a larger resistance with greater variability in temperature and subsequent flavours. You will also want to get a tank that has smaller airflow holes, if possible. This will allow for a more natural tight airflow than those with larger holes. Lastly, you need to consider the coil you’ll be using. Our recommendation is to use organic cotton wick with Kanthal wires – the purer the cotton, the purer the taste whilst Kanthal is known for producing less metallic tastes than other metals.

These tips are just the beginning stages in your journey and there are plenty more technicalities you can delve into, making your own coil being one thing to consider. If you’re the type of vaper that’s less concerned with dragon level clouds and more into full flavours, you need to get into flavour chasing.
Flavour Chasing: Do it right! 2019-10-05 09:50:00 2019-09-10 09:51:19 https://www.liquid-ice.co.uk/media/magpleasure/mpblog/list_thumbnail_file/4/5/cache/1/ece9a24a761836a70934a998c163f8c8/455bc307093ea20d880e4cf8e3505d59.jpg Liquid Ice Team

When lots of us think of vaping, many people often think of huge plumes of vapour. Cloud-chasing and its cloud chasing converts often take centre stage in the vaping community. However, we’re here to talk about the lesser-known brother: flavour chasing. If you’re looking to maximise the amount of flavour from your device, it’s something you should learn about. Read on!

Flavour chasing (as its namesake suggests) is the process of getting as much flavour as possible from your vape device. The first step in flavour chasing is picking the right e-liquid. You need to avoid VG-heavy e-liquids. VG (vegetable glycerin) is great when you want to blow an enormous cloud of smooth vapour, but it doesn’t carry as much flavour. PG (propylene glycol) on the other hand, carries flavour well but also has a larger throat hit. So, we recommend getting an even 50/50 balance of VG to PG.

Now that this fairly simple stage is over, we can get down to the nitty-gritty. One of the things to play around with is the wattage and temperature settings. Essentially, different elements of flavour come out at different settings. This is because different parts of the e-liquid will vaporise at different temperatures. Let’s say you have a strawberry and elderflower vape, for instance – these two flavours will be stronger or weaker depending on the wattage and temperature settings. However, there is no rulebook to how this works, so hitting the sweet spot will all depend on some good old trial and error.

The next thing you want to consider is turning down that airflow. For cloud chasers, airflow is a big thing because it allows the vapour to be less dense, which causes billows of vapour. However, when you’re flavour chasing, you want the airflow to be tight. A tighter airflow allows for the vapour to be denser and warmer, which creates a more flavoursome vape. Again, this is a balancing act – if the airflow is too tight, you’ll lose vapour production: if the airflow is too open, you’ll lose flavour.

The last thing to think is one of the most important. The atomiser plays a huge part in how much flavour your device produces. Firstly, you’re best getting a sub-ohm setup. This will have a larger resistance with greater variability in temperature and subsequent flavours. You will also want to get a tank that has smaller airflow holes, if possible. This will allow for a more natural tight airflow than those with larger holes. Lastly, you need to consider the coil you’ll be using. Our recommendation is to use organic cotton wick with Kanthal wires – the purer the cotton, the purer the taste whilst Kanthal is known for producing less metallic tastes than other metals.

These tips are just the beginning stages in your journey and there are plenty more technicalities you can delve into, making your own coil being one thing to consider. If you’re the type of vaper that’s less concerned with dragon level clouds and more into full flavours, you need to get into flavour chasing.
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5* Skills: Five vape tricks to nail down!

30 September 2019 109 Views No comments

Vape aesthetic is an undoubtedly big part of the culture and whilst people have been blowing rings for centuries, vaping really allows you to up the ante with the thick vapour it provides. This has developed to the point where vapers have created previously unimaginable tricks! Here’s the top five that we think you should nail down!

The Dragon

The dragon is a great trick to start with, because it looks amazing and it’s relatively easy to do. Simply take a deep inhale, and then let the vapour go out of your nose and the sides of your mouth at the same time. The best way to get this right, is to purse your lips in the middle and then allow for a relatively relaxed exhale. Once you’ve got this one down, you’ll look like you a ferocious beast wherever you go!

The Tornado

This is the kind of trick that looks like voodoo until you know how it’s done. You’ll need a flat surface that is as smooth and cold as possible (this isn’t essential but it will definitely help). Take a deep inhale and then release the vapour slowly across the flat surface (try and do this from the side rather than above). Here comes the tricky bit – excuse the pun – you’ll need take your hand in a ‘karate chop’ position through the vapour and flick upwards in one motion. If you get it right, the vapour will twist upwards in a tight spiral and you’ll look Harry Potter himself!

French Inhale

This trick has many other names (e.g. Irish Waterfall, Reverse Waterfall) but it was made famous by the classic song ‘French Inhale’ by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. It is a relatively easy trick which makes the vapour look like a reverse waterfall going from your mouth to your nose. Simply draw the vapour into your mouth then slowly open your mouth and push your lower jaw out and tilt your lip upwards. Once the vapour begins to release, inhale through your nose – simple!

‘O’ Rings

People have been blowing ‘O’ rings for centuries but us vapers have taken it to the next level. This is one of the favourite tricks for vape tricksters because it looks amazing and it can be as complicated as your skills (and your lungs) can muster! To perform a basic ‘O’ ring, take an inhale and form your mouth in the shape of an ‘O’. Then, resist the urge to breathe out! Instead, you need to make a soft ‘O’ noise from your throat – like whistling this will only make sense once it’s clicked for you. This might take some practice but it’s an ‘O’ so awesome trick to nail down!

The Ghosty

This a vape trick looks like magic when you get the hand of it. The first key step to this trick is to not inhale the vapour, this might sound strange but you need to do a ‘mouth inhale’ where you only draw the vapour into your mouth. Once you have the vapour in your mouth, you need to make a large ‘O’ shape with your mouth and allow it to release naturally – you can help it along slightly by pushing slightly with your tongue. You should see what looks like a small, compacted cloud or ball, form in the air just outside of your mouth. Then simply inhale, if you inhale slowly the ball will look like slow-motion reverse, if you inhale sharply the ball will have a disappearing effect. The ghosty trick is a great way to spook your friends out – in a good way!

Vaping tricks are a great way to make the most of your vaping experience – they’re fun, plus they look awesome when you get them right! All it takes is a bit of practice and you’ll be on your way to being a real slick vape trickster! Hopefully, our five vape tricks are good place for you to start!

Last word: Vape tricks require thick vapour, the thicker the better, so a juice that’s higher in VG is best.

5* Skills: Five vape tricks to nail down! 2019-09-30 09:48:00 2019-09-10 09:48:49 https://www.liquid-ice.co.uk/media/magpleasure/mpblog/list_thumbnail_file/2/d/cache/1/ece9a24a761836a70934a998c163f8c8/2ddc547e155e778afcf9ce87a8a0e151.jpg Liquid Ice Team

Vape aesthetic is an undoubtedly big part of the culture and whilst people have been blowing rings for centuries, vaping really allows you to up the ante with the thick vapour it provides. This has developed to the point where vapers have created previously unimaginable tricks! Here’s the top five that we think you should nail down!

The Dragon

The dragon is a great trick to start with, because it looks amazing and it’s relatively easy to do. Simply take a deep inhale, and then let the vapour go out of your nose and the sides of your mouth at the same time. The best way to get this right, is to purse your lips in the middle and then allow for a relatively relaxed exhale. Once you’ve got this one down, you’ll look like you a ferocious beast wherever you go!

The Tornado

This is the kind of trick that looks like voodoo until you know how it’s done. You’ll need a flat surface that is as smooth and cold as possible (this isn’t essential but it will definitely help). Take a deep inhale and then release the vapour slowly across the flat surface (try and do this from the side rather than above). Here comes the tricky bit – excuse the pun – you’ll need take your hand in a ‘karate chop’ position through the vapour and flick upwards in one motion. If you get it right, the vapour will twist upwards in a tight spiral and you’ll look Harry Potter himself!

French Inhale

This trick has many other names (e.g. Irish Waterfall, Reverse Waterfall) but it was made famous by the classic song ‘French Inhale’ by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. It is a relatively easy trick which makes the vapour look like a reverse waterfall going from your mouth to your nose. Simply draw the vapour into your mouth then slowly open your mouth and push your lower jaw out and tilt your lip upwards. Once the vapour begins to release, inhale through your nose – simple!

‘O’ Rings

People have been blowing ‘O’ rings for centuries but us vapers have taken it to the next level. This is one of the favourite tricks for vape tricksters because it looks amazing and it can be as complicated as your skills (and your lungs) can muster! To perform a basic ‘O’ ring, take an inhale and form your mouth in the shape of an ‘O’. Then, resist the urge to breathe out! Instead, you need to make a soft ‘O’ noise from your throat – like whistling this will only make sense once it’s clicked for you. This might take some practice but it’s an ‘O’ so awesome trick to nail down!

The Ghosty

This a vape trick looks like magic when you get the hand of it. The first key step to this trick is to not inhale the vapour, this might sound strange but you need to do a ‘mouth inhale’ where you only draw the vapour into your mouth. Once you have the vapour in your mouth, you need to make a large ‘O’ shape with your mouth and allow it to release naturally – you can help it along slightly by pushing slightly with your tongue. You should see what looks like a small, compacted cloud or ball, form in the air just outside of your mouth. Then simply inhale, if you inhale slowly the ball will look like slow-motion reverse, if you inhale sharply the ball will have a disappearing effect. The ghosty trick is a great way to spook your friends out – in a good way!

Vaping tricks are a great way to make the most of your vaping experience – they’re fun, plus they look awesome when you get them right! All it takes is a bit of practice and you’ll be on your way to being a real slick vape trickster! Hopefully, our five vape tricks are good place for you to start!

Last word: Vape tricks require thick vapour, the thicker the better, so a juice that’s higher in VG is best.

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Response to the recent USA vape reports

26 September 2019 145 Views No comments

We’re sure you’ve seen the recent media reports about cases in the USA of illnesses that are reportedly linked to vaping. So, in light of that we want to reassure our customers that vaping our products still have a significantly lower risk than smoking. All our products are made with consumer safety at the forefront. Please read on to see how the media is misreporting on these issues.

What you need to know

The first thing you need to know is that these cases in the USA are linked to black market cannabis products. These products contain something called Vitamin E acetate – which according to multiple health experts is the cause of these recent illnesses and should not be vaped. We DO NOT add this to any of our products.

So, what is in our vape products?

All of our products go through a number of rigorous quality checks and testing before we put them on sale. And while some of these are mandatory due to regulations, many are ones that we have self-imposed to ensure the quality and efficacy of all our products.

All flavourings are developed by us, down to the molecular level – simply put, we know the exact makeup of every individual ingredient that we use in our vaping products. Before we review or create any new flavourings, they go through meticulous testing to ensure that every ingredient is suitable for inhalation.

Where we get our supplies

Our confidence in the contents and quality of our products start with our supply chain. The overwhelming majority of the ingredients that make up our e-liquids are sourced from the UK, and each supplier is thoroughly audited before we use them. As we use UK based supplies, we know that they must adhere to a multitude of laws and standards that are in place to protect you, the consumer. Most of our manufacturing partners primarily supply the pharmaceutical sector with products like pharmaceutical grade nicotine.

What do we make?

We make exceptional tasting, high-quality e-liquids that inspire smokers to make better choices. We are all about tobacco harm reduction and our purpose is to help as many smokers as possible switch to a significantly less harmful alternative to cigarettes.

Evidence shows that vaping is THE most successful way to quit smoking, and a significant reduction in the harm that smoking tobacco causes. This is why we do not create or sell CBD products, as we are purely focussed on reducing tobacco use.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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We’re sure you’ve seen the recent media reports about cases in the USA of illnesses that are reportedly linked to vaping. So, in light of that we want to reassure our customers that vaping our products still have a significantly lower risk than smoking. All our products are made with consumer safety at the forefront. Please read on to see how the media is misreporting on these issues.

What you need to know

The first thing you need to know is that these cases in the USA are linked to black market cannabis products. These products contain something called Vitamin E acetate – which according to multiple health experts is the cause of these recent illnesses and should not be vaped. We DO NOT add this to any of our products.

So, what is in our vape products?

All of our products go through a number of rigorous quality checks and testing before we put them on sale. And while some of these are mandatory due to regulations, many are ones that we have self-imposed to ensure the quality and efficacy of all our products.

All flavourings are developed by us, down to the molecular level – simply put, we know the exact makeup of every individual ingredient that we use in our vaping products. Before we review or create any new flavourings, they go through meticulous testing to ensure that every ingredient is suitable for inhalation.

Where we get our supplies

Our confidence in the contents and quality of our products start with our supply chain. The overwhelming majority of the ingredients that make up our e-liquids are sourced from the UK, and each supplier is thoroughly audited before we use them. As we use UK based supplies, we know that they must adhere to a multitude of laws and standards that are in place to protect you, the consumer. Most of our manufacturing partners primarily supply the pharmaceutical sector with products like pharmaceutical grade nicotine.

What do we make?

We make exceptional tasting, high-quality e-liquids that inspire smokers to make better choices. We are all about tobacco harm reduction and our purpose is to help as many smokers as possible switch to a significantly less harmful alternative to cigarettes.

Evidence shows that vaping is THE most successful way to quit smoking, and a significant reduction in the harm that smoking tobacco causes. This is why we do not create or sell CBD products, as we are purely focussed on reducing tobacco use.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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101: Customising your vape device for beginners

25 September 2019 147 Views No comments

A lot of people start vaping to give up smoking, but once that hurdle has been overcome, they stick with it. Why? Because vaping is a passion and a hobby in its own right! The first big step of becoming a committed vaper is fine-tuning your equipment – one of the main ways to do this is to customise your device.

Why should I customise my device?
At their most basic, all vaping devices work in the same way – e-liquid is absorbed by the atomiser which heats the e-liquid to produce the vapour you inhale. However, when you customise your device, you can tweak this process – which essentially changes your vaping experience. Perhaps you want bigger clouds and more flavour, maybe you want e-liquid to last longer in your device… in any case, customising your device is a great way to finely-tune your experience to your preferences.

Customising the battery/mod

The battery/mod is the heart of your device, it provides the power which transforms into heat in the atomiser. Customising your vape device via the battery/mod is a fairly simple process – select a battery/mod that can adjust its power settings digitally.

Without too much technical jargon, a vape battery adjusts its power settings in a few ways, you can adjust the wattage, the voltage, the temperature or all three. These three variables will adjust the rate at which you heat up the e-liquid, which results in different flavours and vapour production.

Customising the atomiser

The atomiser is the part of the device which heats up your e-liquid and turns it into vapour. The part of the atomiser that is the most customisable in the wick is the coil (i.e. the metal parts which heat up the e-liquid).

Customising your coil is all about resistance, which is measured in Ohms. Essentially, if the Ohm is high, less vapour will be produced, the vapour will be colder and the e-liquid will last longer. If the Ohm is low, more vapour will be produced, the vapour will be warmer and the e-liquid will be used at a quicker rate.

No matter how you would like to customise your device, the main thing to remember is balance. Your atomiser must be able to withstand the power of your battery/mod, and vice versa – there’s no point having a super-resistant atomiser with a relatively weak battery/mod. Customising your vape device opens up a whole new world of vaping, where you can fine-tune the experience you are looking for. Once you’ve got your head around how to customise your device, you can create multiple ones to choose from – creating several experiences you can match up to your mood on the day!

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A lot of people start vaping to give up smoking, but once that hurdle has been overcome, they stick with it. Why? Because vaping is a passion and a hobby in its own right! The first big step of becoming a committed vaper is fine-tuning your equipment – one of the main ways to do this is to customise your device.

Why should I customise my device?
At their most basic, all vaping devices work in the same way – e-liquid is absorbed by the atomiser which heats the e-liquid to produce the vapour you inhale. However, when you customise your device, you can tweak this process – which essentially changes your vaping experience. Perhaps you want bigger clouds and more flavour, maybe you want e-liquid to last longer in your device… in any case, customising your device is a great way to finely-tune your experience to your preferences.

Customising the battery/mod

The battery/mod is the heart of your device, it provides the power which transforms into heat in the atomiser. Customising your vape device via the battery/mod is a fairly simple process – select a battery/mod that can adjust its power settings digitally.

Without too much technical jargon, a vape battery adjusts its power settings in a few ways, you can adjust the wattage, the voltage, the temperature or all three. These three variables will adjust the rate at which you heat up the e-liquid, which results in different flavours and vapour production.

Customising the atomiser

The atomiser is the part of the device which heats up your e-liquid and turns it into vapour. The part of the atomiser that is the most customisable in the wick is the coil (i.e. the metal parts which heat up the e-liquid).

Customising your coil is all about resistance, which is measured in Ohms. Essentially, if the Ohm is high, less vapour will be produced, the vapour will be colder and the e-liquid will last longer. If the Ohm is low, more vapour will be produced, the vapour will be warmer and the e-liquid will be used at a quicker rate.

No matter how you would like to customise your device, the main thing to remember is balance. Your atomiser must be able to withstand the power of your battery/mod, and vice versa – there’s no point having a super-resistant atomiser with a relatively weak battery/mod. Customising your vape device opens up a whole new world of vaping, where you can fine-tune the experience you are looking for. Once you’ve got your head around how to customise your device, you can create multiple ones to choose from – creating several experiences you can match up to your mood on the day!

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Vaping Trends: A forecast for future fads

20 September 2019 188 Views No comments

The vaping industry is always evolving. The combination of new technology and a dramatically growing market mean that competitors are constantly trying to out-do each other with the latest and greatest vaping accessories. The vaping community is very active and enthusiastic, so inevitably some things get so big that they become trends. Here’s our forecast for the future fads of vaping:

Nicotine Salts

If you’re a vaper and you haven’t yet heard of nicotine salts, you must be living under a rock. This vaping trend really caught fire towards the end of last year and doesn’t look like burning out anytime soon. Nicotine salts are different from ‘traditional’ e-liquids because they are extracted straight from tobacco leaves without chemicals, and then pH adjusted to create salts. Some salts users say that they provide a more instant nicotine hit and a smoother vape.

Look out for: A boom in nicotine salt-based liquids and specialised nicotine salt devices from SMOK, MLV and JUUL.

Smaller and Smarter Vape Devices

As the vaping community continues to grow, the challenge is on for the vape device companies to provide something to suit everyone’s preferences. The most desirable preference of recent years seems to be an ultra-portable vape device. This might be due to the fact that newcomers want an easy, subtler vape device or because seasoned vapers want a convenient delivery of nicotine, either way, they’re here to stay.

Look out for: A new kind of compact portable device which carries the same power and technology as a larger mod.

Lower Nicotine Levels

As vaping makes the transition from a phenomenon to an accepted norm, the nicotine levels seem to be dropping. This is because more and more vapers are starting that didn’t previously smoke and because vapers that are ex-smokers enjoy it enough without the high nicotine levels. When vaping first started e-juice companies regularly produced 32mg nicotine e-liquids; now it is rare to see companies exceeded the 24mg mark.

Look out for: A wider number of zero-nicotine vapers and a decrease in high-level nicotine options.

Vape Wedding Photos

This is one of the more bizarre trends of recent times, but it appears that newlyweds like vaping so much that they want it to be a part of their special day. This often takes the form of bride and groom wedding photos featuring a large cloud of vapour from all kinds of weird and wonderful angles. People have started to hashtag this new trend: #VapeWedding!

Look out for: The next wedding you attend having the photographer dedicate time to getting vape shots of the happy couple.

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The vaping industry is always evolving. The combination of new technology and a dramatically growing market mean that competitors are constantly trying to out-do each other with the latest and greatest vaping accessories. The vaping community is very active and enthusiastic, so inevitably some things get so big that they become trends. Here’s our forecast for the future fads of vaping:

Nicotine Salts

If you’re a vaper and you haven’t yet heard of nicotine salts, you must be living under a rock. This vaping trend really caught fire towards the end of last year and doesn’t look like burning out anytime soon. Nicotine salts are different from ‘traditional’ e-liquids because they are extracted straight from tobacco leaves without chemicals, and then pH adjusted to create salts. Some salts users say that they provide a more instant nicotine hit and a smoother vape.

Look out for: A boom in nicotine salt-based liquids and specialised nicotine salt devices from SMOK, MLV and JUUL.

Smaller and Smarter Vape Devices

As the vaping community continues to grow, the challenge is on for the vape device companies to provide something to suit everyone’s preferences. The most desirable preference of recent years seems to be an ultra-portable vape device. This might be due to the fact that newcomers want an easy, subtler vape device or because seasoned vapers want a convenient delivery of nicotine, either way, they’re here to stay.

Look out for: A new kind of compact portable device which carries the same power and technology as a larger mod.

Lower Nicotine Levels

As vaping makes the transition from a phenomenon to an accepted norm, the nicotine levels seem to be dropping. This is because more and more vapers are starting that didn’t previously smoke and because vapers that are ex-smokers enjoy it enough without the high nicotine levels. When vaping first started e-juice companies regularly produced 32mg nicotine e-liquids; now it is rare to see companies exceeded the 24mg mark.

Look out for: A wider number of zero-nicotine vapers and a decrease in high-level nicotine options.

Vape Wedding Photos

This is one of the more bizarre trends of recent times, but it appears that newlyweds like vaping so much that they want it to be a part of their special day. This often takes the form of bride and groom wedding photos featuring a large cloud of vapour from all kinds of weird and wonderful angles. People have started to hashtag this new trend: #VapeWedding!

Look out for: The next wedding you attend having the photographer dedicate time to getting vape shots of the happy couple.

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Vaping Value: What you could buy when you quit smoking

15 September 2019 139 Views No comments

Often people, put a lot of emphasis on the damage smoking does to your health rather than the damage it does to your wallet! Whilst we entirely agree that the health argument is number one when it comes to stopping smoking – looking into the financial impact of smoking is still highly illuminating. When you quit smoking and take up vaping, your quality of life increases alongside the money in the bank – win win.

Whether you dream of buying a fancy sports car or you’d just like to splash out on some new clothes, quitting smoking is a sure way to make it happen. Until you’ve done the maths, it can difficult to figure out just how much money you burn with each cigarette you smoke. So, we’ve calculated the amount an average smoker could save over just one year when they switch to vaping. Brace yourself!

The smoker

  • Price of a packet of cigarettes £10
  • Cigarettes smoked a day: 10

Cost:

  • Daily cost: £5
  • Weekly cost: £35
  • Monthly cost: £150
  • Yearly cost: £1825

The vaper

  • Price of a vape device: £60
  • Price of 30ml e-liquid bottle: £12
  • Price of a packet of coils: £15

Cost:

  • Daily cost: £1.25
  • Weekly cost: £8.75
  • Monthly cost: £35
  • Yearly cost: £420

The savings

Weekly saving: £26.25
What you could buy: A month membership at the gym, three months of Netflix or a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Monthly saving: £115
What you could buy: An aerial photography drone, a filter coffee machine or a year-subscription to Amazon TV (4K).

Yearly saving: £1405
What you could buy: a car, a 10-day luxury trip to Morocco or lots and lots of nice clothes.

Whilst your bodily health should be a good enough reason to give up the cigarettes and take up vaping, the health of your wallet should be pretty strong motivation too! There should be no more excuses when you look at both of these factors – smoking does more harm than it does good, so make the switch to vaping!

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Often people, put a lot of emphasis on the damage smoking does to your health rather than the damage it does to your wallet! Whilst we entirely agree that the health argument is number one when it comes to stopping smoking – looking into the financial impact of smoking is still highly illuminating. When you quit smoking and take up vaping, your quality of life increases alongside the money in the bank – win win.

Whether you dream of buying a fancy sports car or you’d just like to splash out on some new clothes, quitting smoking is a sure way to make it happen. Until you’ve done the maths, it can difficult to figure out just how much money you burn with each cigarette you smoke. So, we’ve calculated the amount an average smoker could save over just one year when they switch to vaping. Brace yourself!

The smoker

  • Price of a packet of cigarettes £10
  • Cigarettes smoked a day: 10

Cost:

  • Daily cost: £5
  • Weekly cost: £35
  • Monthly cost: £150
  • Yearly cost: £1825

The vaper

  • Price of a vape device: £60
  • Price of 30ml e-liquid bottle: £12
  • Price of a packet of coils: £15

Cost:

  • Daily cost: £1.25
  • Weekly cost: £8.75
  • Monthly cost: £35
  • Yearly cost: £420

The savings

Weekly saving: £26.25
What you could buy: A month membership at the gym, three months of Netflix or a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Monthly saving: £115
What you could buy: An aerial photography drone, a filter coffee machine or a year-subscription to Amazon TV (4K).

Yearly saving: £1405
What you could buy: a car, a 10-day luxury trip to Morocco or lots and lots of nice clothes.

Whilst your bodily health should be a good enough reason to give up the cigarettes and take up vaping, the health of your wallet should be pretty strong motivation too! There should be no more excuses when you look at both of these factors – smoking does more harm than it does good, so make the switch to vaping!

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101: Vaping Etiquette

10 September 2019 170 Views No comments

No matter where you are, there’ll be somebody who’s got something to say about you vaping. They’re normally the same people who turn down the music at a party and question whether the glass is even half empty. It’s not your job to make these people happy with your choice. However, it is important to observe some general rules and manners around vaping etiquette.

Public vaping

This is definitely the one that catches most people out, as it can be unclear what the rules are from place to place. However, most public places will have a vaping policy even if it’s not signposted – so if you’re in doubt, it’s always best to ask.

There is also etiquette when it comes to outside areas and we think it’s best to try and select a spot where you think people will be les bothered about you vaping. That means avoiding families (especially if they’ve got little ones onboard), older people (sorry, but the grumpy cliché came from somewhere) and people sitting on their own (they’re probably alone for a reason).

Social events

Vaping is a big part of being social for many of us, but that doesn’t that it is for everyone else. Even if you’re around your close friend’s house for a party or a get together, it’s always good to ask if you can vape inside. If they would rather you didn’t, then accept it – arguing why you should be able to vape in someone else’s house is not a good look.

If your host is perfectly ok with you vaping inside, we would still recommend that you give it a break when people are eating and refrain from the room where the nibbles are. Even though vaping usually carries a very pleasant scent, this can still conflict with the taste of food for lots of people.

Amongst vapers

Finally, you’re amongst vapers, it’s time to relax and blow clouds to your hearts content, right? Well, yes and no. Generally, vapers will be far more accepting with your habits than those that don’t vape. However, it’s still important to show some respect. The most important thing to remember is to not blow vapour into anyone’s face, because that can be easy to forget when everyone is puffing away.

When you’re with other vapers, there is also a tendency to want to try other people’s flavours. Sharing your favourite new flavour or mod, is one of the best parts about being part of the vaping community. However, people can get a bit funny when it comes to sharing their mouthpiece, so don’t grab their device and start inhaling! If they’re more relaxed then go for it, but if not then it doesn’t hurt to carry around a plastic tip to attach to other people’s mouthpiece.

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular, and people are becoming more accepting of it. However, it’s always best to remember your Ps and Qs when you’re around other people. We’re not saying that you have to tiptoe around on eggshells, and there’ll always be those unpleasable people that spend their lives in a state of petty annoyance, but we think that the more people that have a good image of vapers, the better.

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No matter where you are, there’ll be somebody who’s got something to say about you vaping. They’re normally the same people who turn down the music at a party and question whether the glass is even half empty. It’s not your job to make these people happy with your choice. However, it is important to observe some general rules and manners around vaping etiquette.

Public vaping

This is definitely the one that catches most people out, as it can be unclear what the rules are from place to place. However, most public places will have a vaping policy even if it’s not signposted – so if you’re in doubt, it’s always best to ask.

There is also etiquette when it comes to outside areas and we think it’s best to try and select a spot where you think people will be les bothered about you vaping. That means avoiding families (especially if they’ve got little ones onboard), older people (sorry, but the grumpy cliché came from somewhere) and people sitting on their own (they’re probably alone for a reason).

Social events

Vaping is a big part of being social for many of us, but that doesn’t that it is for everyone else. Even if you’re around your close friend’s house for a party or a get together, it’s always good to ask if you can vape inside. If they would rather you didn’t, then accept it – arguing why you should be able to vape in someone else’s house is not a good look.

If your host is perfectly ok with you vaping inside, we would still recommend that you give it a break when people are eating and refrain from the room where the nibbles are. Even though vaping usually carries a very pleasant scent, this can still conflict with the taste of food for lots of people.

Amongst vapers

Finally, you’re amongst vapers, it’s time to relax and blow clouds to your hearts content, right? Well, yes and no. Generally, vapers will be far more accepting with your habits than those that don’t vape. However, it’s still important to show some respect. The most important thing to remember is to not blow vapour into anyone’s face, because that can be easy to forget when everyone is puffing away.

When you’re with other vapers, there is also a tendency to want to try other people’s flavours. Sharing your favourite new flavour or mod, is one of the best parts about being part of the vaping community. However, people can get a bit funny when it comes to sharing their mouthpiece, so don’t grab their device and start inhaling! If they’re more relaxed then go for it, but if not then it doesn’t hurt to carry around a plastic tip to attach to other people’s mouthpiece.

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular, and people are becoming more accepting of it. However, it’s always best to remember your Ps and Qs when you’re around other people. We’re not saying that you have to tiptoe around on eggshells, and there’ll always be those unpleasable people that spend their lives in a state of petty annoyance, but we think that the more people that have a good image of vapers, the better.

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