Vaping guide

Vaping made simple

VAPING GUIDE

The world of vaping can be incredibly complex and confusing. If you’re new to e-cigarettes and vapourisers, the different devices, components, and terminology can be overwhelming, so we’ve uncomplicated the basics and collected them for you in this handy guide.

SO WHAT IS VAPING, ANYWAY?

The simple answer is: ‘the act of inhaling vapour produced by any kind of e-cigarette or personal vapouriser’.

For most users (called vapers), it’s an alternative to smoking, with the majority using products that contain nicotine (although nicotine-free versions are available). The process involves applying heat to a liquid – usually containing nicotine and flavourings – which generates a virtually odourless vapour that’s inhaled by the user. And since no tobacco is burned, vapers get their nicotine hit without the smell of smoke, ash, yellowing, or other undesirable effects of smoking cigarettes.

QUICK HISTORY OF VAPING

NEW YORK 1927

Vapourisers may seem like cutting-edge technology that’s only been around for a handful of years, but the modern e-cigarette actually has its roots in a patent for an ‘electric vaporiser’ that was filed in New York in 1927.

CHINA 2003

And although inventors experimented with the idea for decades it wasn’t until a Chinese medical researcher manufactured the first e-cigarette in 2003 that vaping really took off.

WORLDWIDE 2016

Since then, vaping has piqued the interest of millions worldwide, with the number of vapers reaching an all-time high in 2016, and more and more innovative devices being introduced every month. Nobody knows what the future holds for vaping, but one thing’s for sure – things don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.