What is the Best E-Liquid in the UK?

So you’ve come looking for the best e-liquid in the UK. It’s not surprising – we all want the best, after all. It’s important to try and aim for it too – experiencing the finest of any product is undoubtedly the best way to fully appreciate it. However, we’ve got a question for you. Something that might make you stop and question everything. What even is the best e-liquid for someone in the UK? Is there a type of juice which is better than all the rest? Well, that’s a good question. It’s one that we are going to try and answer for you, here and now. So, What’s the Best E-Liquid? Okay, here’s the question. What is the best e- liquid that you can buy in the UK? Now, it’s something that people have puzzled over for many years, probably since vaping came out because, let’s be honest, there’s always a lot of competition for how luxurious a product can be. The answer to the question may in fact surprise you, because in truth, there is no one product which is better than all the rest objectively. That’s because the entire concept of what constitutes a good flavour for [ Continue Reading... ]
Ways To Distract Yourself When Giving Up Smoking

5 Ways To Distract Yourself When Giving Up Smoking

Giving up smoking is notoriously difficult, with thousands of people trying to quit cigarettes every day but many taking several attempts before they finally manage to kick the habit of a lifetime. Indeed, for lots of Brits, smoking is not just something they have recently started, but a practice they have been doing for several years, perhaps even decades, which means it is not just a physiological challenge to stop smoking, but also a psychological one. According to Rolling Stones’ legend Keith Richards – who has been puffing away on cigarettes for decades – nicotine cessation is harder than giving up heroin. The 75-year-old, who has admitted to taking his fair share of drugs during his rock ‘n roll days, told Mojo: “Quitting heroin is like hell, but it’s a short hell. Cigarettes are just always there, and you’ve always done it. I just pick ‘em up and light ‘em up without thinking about it.” That’s why smokers need all the assistance they can get if they are really committed to quitting. Reading our tips on how to distract yourself from lighting up might just help you keep off cigarettes for longer than you think you’re capable of.   Professional [ Continue Reading... ]
Growing Number Of Brits Turn To Vaping

Growing Number Of Brits Turn To Vaping

New research has found that the percentage of Brits who vape has hit 19 per cent. The Belfast Telegraph shared the findings of the Mintel study, which also revealed that the demographic that has seen the biggest growth in vaping is the 45 to 54 age group. According to the survey, the percentage of Brits in this age range who use e-cigarettes hit 20 per cent in 2018, up from the 13 per cent recorded a year earlier. However, despite the large increase in middle-aged vapers, the group with the highest percentage of people using e-cigarettes is still 18 to 24 year olds, with 28 per cent of people in this demographic using vapes. Roshida Khanom, Mintel associate director of beauty and personal care, commented that the rising number of middle-aged vapers may in part be due to those in this age group seeing vaping as a fashionable trend. “Our previous research shows that 45-54s are the age group most likely to agree that vaping is fashionable,” she stated. In fact, 71 per cent of people surveyed in this age group described using e-cigarettes as fashionable. Although there have been concerns that vaping can lead to smoking traditional cigarettes, the [ Continue Reading... ]
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E-cigarettes ‘Twice As Effective’ As Other Nicotine Replacement Options

We’re a month into the new year and, for many people, giving up smoking or at least cutting down on the amount of cigarettes they’re smoking will have been a resolution at the start of January. Even if you didn’t begin on 1 January, there are still many good reasons to quit smoking traditional cigarettes and move over to e-cigarettes. But that in itself can feel like a big decision. However, new research has found that quitting smoking is made easier by using e-liquid cigarettes. In fact, vaping has been found to be twice as effective at helping people quit compared to other nicotine replacement therapies. Cancer Research UK supported a trial by Queen Mary University of London, which found that  number of people who remained smoke free after a year was almost double among the group who were given e-cigarettes compared to those using other nicotine replacement therapies. The university studied 886 smokers for one year. Over half were given their choice of nicotine replacement products, while the rest were given starter vape kits. All the smokers involved in the study also received the same one-to-one behavioral sessions for at least four weeks. These sessions are offered by Stop [ Continue Reading... ]
5 Apps To Help You Quit Smoking

5 Apps To Help You Quit Smoking

Some people find it quite easy to ditch the cigs and will no doubt tell you how they managed to go cold turkey with no problems whatsoever… but for the vast majority, it’s a very different story and it’s likely that you’ll need to use some kind of quitting aid to help you leave cigarettes behind you forever. It’s certainly worth visiting your local Denton ecig shop to talk over the benefits of vaping high quality eliquids and how this can help you quit smoking for good, but you might also want to use your smartphone and an app or two to really get you going. Here are some of the best apps out there at the moment that can be used as quitting aids. Livestrong MyQuit Coach This is a free app (so a winner straightaway), allowing you to either be brave and go cold turkey or gradually reduce your smoking until you’ve weaned yourself off the fags. You can easily set reminders and goals, as well as little motivations for yourself to keep you on track. And you can earn achievement badges as you go… who doesn’t love a gold star every now and again? Kwit This app [ Continue Reading... ]
Middle-Aged Vapers ‘On The Rise’

Middle-Aged Vapers ‘On The Rise’

It’s always interesting to read the latest stats on vaping and ecigarette use, and it certainly seems as though the industry is going from strength to strength at the moment, with people of all ages and from all demographics interested in this lifestyle choice – whether it’s because they like the idea of vaping itself or because they want to quit smoking cigarettes. And now new research from Mintel has revealed that although those aged between 18 and 24 are the most likely to vape, the biggest rise in usage has been seen among those aged between 45 and 54, up from 13 per cent in 2016 to hit 20 per cent last year. In all, some 19 per cent of Brits currently vape, rising from the 17 per cent seen in 2016, with men twice as likely to use e-cigarettes than women. Interestingly, the study also highlighted the strong desire for the market to be regulated, with 62 per cent of Brits looking for this to happen in the near future. While 55 per cent of people do feel that vaping is addictive and 42 per cent view it as a gateway to smoking cigarettes, just one per cent [ Continue Reading... ]
How To Break A Bad Habit

How To Break A Bad Habit

We all know that forming new habits is difficult, and breaking bad ones is often even harder. We all have habits that we’d rather get rid of, but actually breaking a bad habit can be a challenge, and a lot easier said than done. But we’re still not too far away from the beginning of the year so why not make a commitment to break one of your bad habits in 2019? Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to begin. We’ve got some simple tips that can help you start to change any habit you’re aiming to get rid of. A recent article for Softonic delved into why exactly we have certain habits in the first place, as well as offering some practical steps as to how to break them. According to the news provider, what makes something a habit is what’s known as the habit loop. This involves three stages: the cue, routine and reward. The cue is whatever prompts the behaviour you want to change. In the case of smoking, for instance, it could be boredom. From here you move to the routine of having a cigarette. That might mean leaving your desk and going outside to [ Continue Reading... ]
6 Reasons To Switch To Vaping Right Now

6 Reasons To Switch To Vaping Right Now

Last week saw the sixth National Cigarette Amnesty Day take place on January 14th, the day set aside to help encourage smokers to ditch the smokes and pop off to their local Stockport vape shop to find out more about vaping and the health benefits it can bring. But, of course, it’s often an awful lot easier said than done to quit smoking for good and while vape pens are an especially useful weapon to have in your arsenal in the fight against cigarettes, you will need to exercise a bit of willpower as well. Knowing the facts can certainly help you stick to your goals, so here are a few of the very best reasons to take up vaping and quit smoking in 2019. It’s less harmful than smoking Research from Public Health England shows that vaping is at least 95 per cent less harmful than those cigarettes you’ve been puffing away on for years, so make sure that you separate fact from fiction when considering the health benefits of both. Vaping is proven to help people quit Stats from both Public Health England and Action on Smoking and Health show that vaping is a very effective quitting aid [ Continue Reading... ]
How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going?

How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going?

A week into the new year and you may already be struggling to stick to your new year’s resolutions. Or maybe it’s all been plain sailing and you’re realising that giving up smoking is a lot more manageable now that you’ve invested in vape kits. Either way, we’re only just over a week into January, and staying the course with your resolutions can be hard work. According to WSAW, 80 per cent of people who make a new year’s resolution will fail by February. So what can you do to make sure you’re one of the 20 per cent who succeed? The news provider shared some advice from psychologists, who explained that if you make an external change to your appearance you’re more likely to stay the course with your resolutions. Why? The experts revealed that making a physical change, and your brain recognising this, shows that you are in control of change. This “usually strengthens the desire to make an internal change since your brain now thinks it’s in control of change”, the website explained. It’s about showing your brain that you are capable of change and breaking those negative thought patterns that might have held you back in [ Continue Reading... ]
Vaping While Still Smoking ‘Limits Health Benefits’

Vaping While Still Smoking ‘Limits Health Benefits’

Vaping has been increasing in popularity in the UK in recent years. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that 2.8 million people in the country now smoke e-cigarettes. This data from 2017 equates to 5.5 per cent of the UK population and is a significant increase over the 3.7 per cent of vapers recorded in 2011 when the organisation started collecting data about e-cigarette use. One of the reasons people buy vape kits and start smoking e-cigarettes is as a means of giving up traditional smoking. In fact, Public Health England estimates that vaping is helping at least 20,000 people quit smoking each year. The NHS and other health organisations believe that vaping poses a much lower health risk than traditional smoking, and therefore are encouraging its use as a tool to quit smoking. However, many smokers use vapes to cut back on the number of cigarettes they smoke, but still continue to light up in a traditional way every now and then. But this means you’re not getting the full health benefits of making the switch, or so new research suggests. The Daily Mail reported on a study by the Roswell Park Cancer Centre, [ Continue Reading... ]
Public Health England Pushes Vaping Message

Public Health England Pushes Vaping Message

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the new year, and the message is that vaping is considerably less harmful to your health than conventional cigarettes. The organisation’s Health Harms campaign includes a video that visually demonstrates the high levels of tar and cancer-causing chemicals that are inhaled by the average smoker every month, compared to a non-smoker or someone who only vapes. It’s a stark message and one that clearly shows the benefits of vaping over conventional cigarettes, if you are unable to go cold turkey when you quit. PHE also pointed out that, although vaping isn’t risk free, it’s estimated to be 95 per cent less harmful than smoking. Although 2.5 million people already use e-cigarettes in England, PHE is keen for more people to swap to vaping over conventional smoking. And one of the concerns the organisation has is that smokers don’t fully understand the health benefits of making the switch. A survey carried out by the body found that 44 per cent of smokers either believe that vaping is just as harmful as smoking (22 per cent) or are unaware that vaping poses a much lower risk to [ Continue Reading... ]
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How To Have A Healthier 2019

While you’re probably focusing on last-minute preparations for Christmas at the moment, you’ll no doubt be thinking about your new year’s resolutions in the back of your mind. Will you be making any this year? If so, what kind of things are you focusing on? Resolutions are great and can kickstart us into making changes for the better – such as quitting smoking. Do you have vape kits on your Christmas list to help you? But it helps to have a specific goal in mind rather than something vague. So, if your current thoughts are around being healthier in the new year, take a look at our suggestions of how you can improve your health in 2019. Quit smoking We all know that smoking is bad for us. The negative health impacts are well documented and if you can kick the habit you’ll certainly feel better for it. Interestingly, Dentistry shared research from University College London earlier this month that found those who roll their own cigarettes are less likely to quit than those who smoke straights. According to the news provider, the higher cost of factory-made cigarettes makes it more attractive for people to give up. Whatever kind of [ Continue Reading... ]
Top Health Kicks To Start In 2019

Top Health Kicks To Start In 2019

With less than a couple of weeks left till Christmas, most of us will already be tucking into mince pies and enjoying a few late nights out at festive parties. However, once January arrives, there will be a huge drive to detox from all the sugar and alcohol, and kickstart a new healthy lifestyle. Millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st, with ambitious hopes of sticking to them for the entire 12 months. However, according to MentalHealth.org.uk, as many as 80 per cent of us fail – and some people might have even given up their goals by the time February comes around. A good incentive to maintaining your resolution is knowing that you are doing it to improve your wellbeing in the long-run, which is why it is not surprising that most of the popular New Year’s Resolutions are to do with embarking on a healthier lifestyle. By having your own strength, wellbeing and fitness as a motivation, you are more likely to stick to them, and for this reason, health kicks remain common resolutions for most Brits. Here are just a few ways some of us will want to boost our wellbeing come January – [ Continue Reading... ]
Top Christmas Vaping Flavours To Choose From

Top Christmas Vaping Flavours To Choose From

There are less than three weeks until Christmas, which means the festive season is definitely underway – and what better to celebrate this time of the year than by enjoying some of your favourite wintry flavours when vaping? Here is our pick of the best Christmassy e-liquids to get you in the mood for Santa’s arrival.   – Cinnamon Biscuit There is no smell that is better associated with Christmas than cinnamon, so if you want to feel all festive without indulging in endless sugary coffees and spicy biscuits, why not swap your usual e-liquid for cinnamon biscuit? This flavour is certainly a favourite during the Yuletide season, and will make you feel all-warm inside.   – Apple & Spice Strudel If one of your favourite pastimes in December is going to a Christmas market and picking up a delicious pudding, you will love Tea Time Travels apple and spice strudel flavour. With the scent of cooked apples, cinnamon, pastry and honey, this will be perfect after a warm and hearty meal.   – Caramel Milk  Christmas is not complete without boxes of chocolates, making Dr Fog’s caramel milk flavour e-liquids ideal for any festive occasion. You may even be [ Continue Reading... ]
What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

This is often the time of year when people start thinking about what changes they want to make to their lives after the fun and frantic activity of Christmas is over. Yes, we’re talking about setting new year’s resolutions. If there’s something you’ve been putting off for a while, or just a challenge that you need some extra motivation for, 1 January is the perfect time to bite the bullet and get started. If your new year’s resolution is going to be giving up smoking cigarettes, you should make sure you’re prepared to give you the best chance of succeeding. Vaping is considered to be a helpful and legitimate tool that can help you give up smoking. For anyone who’s never used a vape before, it can be helpful to start with vape kits as these will give you everything you need to start using an e-cigarette rather than reaching for a box of your preferred brand. It’s worth starting to look at these kinds of things now, as there is a staggering array of choice when it comes to the vape juices you can get for your e-cigarette. As well as the different flavours, you’ll also be able to choose [ Continue Reading... ]
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How To Improve Your Chances Of Quitting Smoking In 2019

Most people have high hopes for the New Year, and many of us will try to improve our lifestyle or break a bad habit once December 31st comes to an end. One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions has to be quitting smoking, with thousands of Brits keen to kick their biggest vice once 2019 arrives. The introduction of e-cigarettes has certainly helped smokers in their quest, and their battle against their addiction could be aided even more. Find out how by reading on.   Quitting isn’t easy According to the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), giving up cigarettes is one of the most difficult resolutions to keep, and figures from 2016 showed that 60 per cent of those who gave up cigarettes for New Year had taken it up again by January 31st. Only 13 per cent were still smoke-free by the time 2017 rolled round. January presents an ideal time to give up smoking, what with many people feeling they have to go on a health kick after indulging too much at Christmas. Indeed, the New Year offers the perfect opportunity to start afresh, but it is not the only occasion of the year for many [ Continue Reading... ]
Spend More Time With Vapers If You Want To Quit Smoking

Spend More Time With Vapers If You Want To Quit Smoking!

If you’re keen to quit the cigs in 2019, you might want to start spending more time with people who make excellent use of vape tanks, as new research has just revealed that doing so could actually help you ditch the cigarettes for good. The University College London study, reported on by Metro, suggests that smokers who frequently spent time with vapers were approximately 20 per cent more likely to have tried recently to quit, feeling more motivated to turn their back on cigarettes. Lead author of the study Dr Sarah Jackson explained that it’s becoming far more common for smokers to have contact with vapers, although some concerns have come to the fore that this could “renormalise smoking in England”, having an impact on people’s motivation to quit. “Our results found no evidence that spending time with vapers discourages smokers from quitting, which should help to alleviate concerns about the wider public health impact of ecigarettes,” she went on to say. Tobacco control expert with Cancer Research UK Kruti Shrotri made further comments, adding: “‘There hasn’t been much evidence about whether ecigarettes might make smoking tobacco seem normal again. So it’s encouraging to see that mixing with people who [ Continue Reading... ]
Why Christmas Is The Perfect Time To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Why Christmas Is The Perfect Time To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Christmas is certainly the season to be jolly, and most of us like to indulge over the festive period. Whether it’s alcohol, chocolates, cheese or party food, we consume it in abundance during December, putting any thoughts of our health to one side while we enjoy the festive period. However, if there’s one thing you can do to limit the amount of indulgence you enjoy over the next few weeks it’s quitting smoking and swapping your tobacco roll-ups for premium, quality e-liquid cigarettes instead. Here are just a few reasons why Christmas is the ideal time do so.   Baby, it’s cold outside! As December rolls around, you can expect the temperature to plummet and icy, windy – and possibly even snowy – days to be the norm. Smokers really feel the brunt of it during winter, as they have to spend considerably more time outside than non-smokers or vapers. Whether it’s a Christmas party, dining out at a restaurant or even while you’re at work, it is illegal to smoke indoors, which means you have to drag yourself, your woolly hat, gloves and scarf and face the chill outside. Even if you are at a friend or relative’s house, [ Continue Reading... ]
Health Claims ‘Allowed’ For Vaping Ads

Health Claims ‘Allowed’ For Vaping Ads

The UK has agreed that adverts selling vape kits and other vaping items can include health claims. However, the Vaping Post reported that there are some conditions that need to be followed if health claims are made about any vaping products. The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP) announced that they will no longer block health claims from appearing in adverts for e-cigarettes. The most important thing to note about this announcement is that any vaping company that wants to claim its e-cigarettes are healthier than smoking must be able to support this with research that is linked to the particular range it’s selling. As a result, manufacturers will likely need to commission their own studies on vaping and its health effects for their products if they want to make such claims about vaping being healthier than smoking in their advertising materials. But e-cigarettes are an important tool being used by the NHS and other health organisations to encourage people to quit smoking. According to the NHS, 2.9 million people in the UK currently use vapes. And of these, 1.5 million have completely stopped smoking cigarettes. The health service states that they “carry a fraction of the risk of [ Continue Reading... ]
Vaping Up In Popularity, Cigarettes On The Wane!

Vaping Up In Popularity, Cigarettes On The Wane!

A lot of people out there use e-cigarette starter kits and vape pens to help them quit smoking actual cigarettes for good – but no doubt there are naysayers out there who believe that simply making a swap for another form of smoking paraphernalia ultimately won’t be a successful strategy when it comes to ditching the cigs. If you come across anyone holding this belief, point them in the direction of this study from the Georgetown University Medical Center, revealing that the smoking of cigarettes decreased dramatically in the four years between 2013 and 2017, which was when the use of ecigs started to become more popular. Professor of oncology and senior author of the study David Levy explained that the findings of this piece of research are important because they suggest that the US saw a serious drop in youth and young adults smoking cigarettes at a time when vaping rose in popularity. He went on to say that 2014 was a tipping point when the use of vape pens became more prevalent, with the use of cigarettes declining more rapidly than in previous years. “Vaping has had a positive effect on reducing cigarette smoking. On a population level, [ Continue Reading... ]