Frequently Asked Questions

The Vape Dog answers your questions

What is Vaping?

Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of vapour when using an electronic cigarette/vaporiser. It is the evolution of smoking, replacing many negative associations with the old habit of tobacco combustion. The technical term for vapour is called liquid aerosol, it can be compared to how a kettle heats up liquid like water and produces a steam vapour.
Vaping works when the e-liquid is heated creating a vapour that is then inhaled and exhaled. E-Liquids come in many different strengths of nicotine and even come in nicotine free. Vaping is seen as a healthier alternative to smoking

There are 3 main components to a vaping device

  • The Battery
  • The Clearomizer or tank. Usually a plastic or glass vial with a wick inside and a coil of resistance wire that heats up.
  • The e-liquid

The battery sends a current through the coil of resistance wire (inside the clearomizer) which has been wrapped around a wick or cotton which is gently heated to evaporate and turn the saturated e-liquid to vapour

How old do you have to be to buy vape products?

Vaping products are designed for over 18s, we only sell to over 18s and this will always be our policy. Anybody aged over 18 years old who wishes to have a safer alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products are welcome to our site and shop. We are here to help.

Will vaping help me to quit smoking? Can I use vaping products alongside traditional tobacco products?

Vaping has made us, and countless others stop smoking. There is no guarantee it will work for you, though 2.3million users and rising in the UK alone can’t be wrong! You can, of course, use tobacco alongside e-cigarettes, there are no rules. But we tend to find that if you are still craving tobacco, then the e-liquid you are using has too low a nicotine percentage for you, or the device is inferior, or the liquid is inferior. We should point out that a U.K. governing body, PHE (Public Health England) released a report in 2015 that stated vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking

Is it legal to vape indoors? Are e-cigs affected by the UK smoking ban? Is it safe to take my vaping products on a plane?

Because there are no combustion e-cigarettes are NOT affected by smoking-ban laws. However, it is down to the discretion of the building owners whether they will permit the use of e-cigs or not. So please check policies on usage.
You must check with the airline you are flying with – there is no law against carrying vaping products on planes, but the airline may have a policy against it

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