New To Vaping? FAQ
HOW DOES A VAPING DEVICE WORK?
Vaping is not a tobacco product and does not produce smoke. Unlike conventional smoking which involves the burning of tobacco and the inhalation of the resultant smoke vaping has a completely different mode of action. A vaping device contains a battery which heats up and vapourises E-Liquid (which may or may not contain nicotine). This resulting vapour is then inhaled. It is important to note that Vaping is not a tobacco product and does not produce any smoke.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO BUY FROM VAPE KITS AUSTRALIA?
Vape Kits Australia is completely against marketing our product to minors and we have a strict over 18 year old policy.
WHAT IS VAPING?
Defined as 'The process by which one inhales vapour from a personal vapouriser (or e-cig) .
IS VAPING SIMILAR TO SMOKING?
Vaping uses completely different technology to smoking. Whilst smoking involves the burning of tobacco and the inhaling of dangerous 'smoke', vaping uses a battery to heat E-liquid which is then turned to vapour that is then inhaled.
IS VAPING BAD FOR ME?
As the technology is relatively new, long-term clinical trials have yet to be published (although the Australian Government will start one later in the year). It will take many decades before any conclusive data can be assessed on the exact impact of vaping on health. However smokers finally have the ability to make an informed choice TODAY on whether they believe vaping is a better alternative for them to consume recreational nicotine.
To decide whether vaping is a better alternative for you it is important to compare it to smoking and break down the science.
Let us give you a brief overview of the Dangers of Conventional Smoking. The burning of tobacco has been proven to produce over 4000 chemicals of which 70 are Cancer Causing along with 100's of other Poisons. Here are a few of the you may of heard of: Benzene, Cyanide, Arsenic, Formaldehyde, Polonium, Tar.
According to the World Health Organisation Tobacco has been responsible for 100 million deaths throughout the 20th century and if the trend continues that number could be up to a billion deaths by the end of this century. This is a frightening statistic that highlights the dangerous reality of tobacco. Unlike nicotine E-Liquid, tobacco is readily available to the population and people are able to access recreational nicotine in a form that is known to be destructive to health.
Vaping on the other hand involves the inhaling of 3 primary components Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine and Nicotine (if requested) along with small amounts of flavourings. PG and VG are both widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries and are relatively inert. They are used in other approved preparations for inhalation such as Asthma inhalers and Nicorette mist. As of March 2015 there is not a single piece of evidence that suggests PG or VG particulates are detrimental to respiratory function or circulation when aspirated.
Whilst it is very unlikely that Vaping is entirely healthy, it is now generally accepted amongst the scientific community that vaping is significantly less harmful than traditional tobacco.
CAN VAPING HELP ME TO QUIT SMOKING?
Vape Kits Australia products should certainly not be considered a Cessation device and is only an alternative to tobacco. Vaping is simply another method of accessing recreational nicotine. Due to the nature of E-Liquid it is possible to have greater control of your nicotine intake so it is possible to reduce or increase your nicotine as you wish.
CAN I USE VAPING PRODUCTS WHEN I'M PREGNANT OR BREAST-FEEDING?
Nicotine products should not be used whilst pregnant or breast-feeding. We would also suggest that none nicotine products should be avoided until long-term studies prove vaping to be perfectly safe.
CAN I IMPORT NICOTINE?
“Although it is prohibited to sell or distribute nicotine E-liquid within Australia, customers can import a 3 month personal supply from overseas under the Personal Importation Scheme administered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). It is the sole responsibility of individual customers to abide by all regulations concerning this scheme”.
WHICH STRENGTH E-LIQUID IS SUITABLE FOR ME?
The Nicotine comes in 5 different strengths, Zero, Low, Medium, High, V.High
Ordering the right strength nicotine is super important because it’s going to ensure a smooth transition over to vaping. The strength of the nicotine you should choose depends on your previous smoking habits. This is a rough guide
Low Strength (6mg) - Ideal for social smokers and people who smoke occasionally. Gives a mild, pleasant nicotine hit.
Medium Strength (12mg) – This is easily our most popular nicotine strength as it provides a robust throat hit but doesn’t overshadow the taste of our flavours at all. Suitable for those smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.
Medium (18mg) - Ideal for smokers who are closer to a pack of cigarettes a day. The Throat hit is pretty strong here so only recommended for relatively heavy smokers.
High (24mg) - Suitable for Long-Term Heavy smokers who are a smoking more than a pack a day frequently. Regular smokers will find this strength overpowering so unless you’re in this category this strength definitely isn’t for you.
Usually the ideal strength for you does take a little experimentation and if you're new to vaping then it won't take long to establish what works for you. When you get the right mix you can always order 2 different strengths of the same liquid and mix your perfect balance of nicotine. This is really simple and can also be used to reduce nicotine levels.
WHAT IS THE E-LIQUID MADE OF?
E-liquid is made of 2 principal solutions:
A) Propylene Glycol
B) Vegetable Glycerin
These 2 solutions are used widely in society today. PG is commonly used in Asthma inhalers whilst Vegetable Glycerin is used as a food additive, for food flavourings and is contained in many food products sold. Both are regulated and as of March 2015 there is no evidence to suggest that aspirated particulates from either PG or VG are damaging to respiratory or circulatory systems. The other main component that maybe added is nicotine (in varying concentrations). Nicotine is very addictive and non-smokers should not purchase nicotine products. The concentrations of pharmaceutical grade Nicotine consumed in E-Liquid (without the combination of 4000 chemicals as in tobacco) has been deemed 'something on a par with the effects you get from caffeine' Professor John Britton, the leader of the tobacco advisory group for the prestigious Royal College of Physicians.
The final components used in E-Cigarettes are food grade flavourings in very small quantities. These make inhalation more palatable and are a very important component of vaping. Although the flavourings are not detrimental to ingest there is no long-term research on the effect of inhaling these components. As mentioned previously the true impact of vaping will not be known for many years and smokers have no choice but to rely on current studies to choose whether vaping is an appropriate way for them to enjoy recreational nicotine.
CAN I CLEAN COTTON ATOMISERS/COILS?
Yes, if the coil is not burnt out they can be cleaned. This is ideal when changing ejuice flavours so that the previous flavour is not mixing or combined into the new flavour that you want to vape. By cleaning the existing coil you shouldnt need to replace with a brand new coil.
Follow these easy steps:
Soak the coil in hot water for about 15 min.
Remove from the water and run hot water through the coil for a further 10 seconds.
Be careful not to burn yourself.
Sake off any excess water and place coil on some paper towel and leave overnight to dry out.
Dont forget to also wash out and rinse your tank so there are no traces of the old juice.
You should then have a nice clean coil to vape your new flavour.
Please note that if the last ejuice has a really strong flavour all traces may not have been removed and you may need to repeat the steps above or raplace to a new coil.
We will continue to update this page as more questions are asked. Please check back from time to time.