Making a DIY vape e-liquid: new recipes to try

The ingredients used in DIY e-liquid are the same ingredients that are used in market products. DIY Vape juice is the easiest and cost-saving version. But in DIY, there is more flexibility and more customization.

If you are using e-vape juice for a long time, you may feel tired of spending money. So you are finding a way to learn the art of making your e-liquid at home. With little trial and error, you can make the perfect and suitable Vape Juice for yourself. You have control over the flavoring of your DIY vape juice. You can decide to have mild, intense flavors, and as per your choice, and can blend the flavors. Mixing and making e-juice can be a fun and lengthy process. It also depends on how much you know.

This article contains information about making DIY vape e-liquids. For DIY e-liquid, you will need ingredients, essential equipment, and some instructions.

 

Methods to mix DIY e-juice:

There are most preferred two ways to mix DIY e-juice:

  1. Mixing by weight: In the weight method, you need to measure the ingredients by weighing with the help of a scale.
  2. Mixing by volume: In this method, you have to measure the volume of each ingredient with the use of syringes. The volume method is easiest as you need to measure liquids.

 

The easiest way to make vape juice:

Making your e-liquid is a process that involves the mixing of leading elements. There are three base liquids: PG, VG, nicotine, and flavor concentrates. In contrast, you can prefer nicotine-free or even unflavored.

 

  • Step 1. Prepare Nicotine

The overall volume of the e-juice depends on the required amount of nicotine. So you need to determine the importance of necessary nicotine in the e-liquid. Use diluted nicotine in milligrams. Getting nicotine proportion is a crucial factor. You can use online e-juice calculators or apps to make it easy. Avoid using less than the amount recommended by the e-juice calculator.

 

  • Step 2. Prepare Flavor

This step is essential if you want to make a new flavor. Remember that flavor makes or destroys your e-liquid. You can choose only one flavor or mix the flavor. But if you are trying for the first time then go for using one flavor and add a little at starting. Trials will make you choose what you want. You can add more flavoring if you need it after testing. Be careful while mixing the flavor.

 

  • Step 3. Prepare Base

The base proportion can be done based on recipes. You can refer to any VG/PG blend, and usually, it can be between 50/50 and 80/20. Also, point to remember that diluted nicotine contains some levels of PG or VG. So it is also vital to consider nicotine volume.

 

  • Step 4. Mix the Blend

Once you are ready with ingredients, mix all ingredients, pour in a bottle, and shake it well. The ingredients used in E-liquid are more likely to be thick, so blend them properly.

 

  • Step 5. Steep

Steep depends on your preference. The time of steepness can vary from a few days to months. But many e-juices will taste much better when steeped, just like good, aged wine.

 

In the steeping process, the cap is kept off, letting oxygen go inside. After the steeping process, the flavor and color of the liquid will change. Even the color change is a sign that E-Juice has steeped.

 

  • Step 6. Testing

Once you have completed the steeping process, you can test the e-juice. Use the drippers or rebuildable atomizer. Also, remember that temperature affects the e-vape juice taste.

 

  • Step 7. Storage

Make sure to store the E-juice properly. Protecting from sunlight, heat, and oxygen, so it is preferred to keep homemade juice in a cool dark place.

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E-juice calculators: an essential tool:

If you want to find the exact amount of ingredients for the mix, you can try the E-Juice calculator. The calculator helps to make your DIY process easier and accurate. The calculator helps to find how much from each ingredient you will need. Once you get all the required elements, the equipment, you can start doing e Juice.

 

There are many e juice recipes:

Learning the process of making DIY vape juice is something interesting. Following are the sample e juice recipes.

 

  1. Menthol e Juice Recipe:

The creator of this juice recipe has spent a lot of time and effort to make the trial and finalize different combinations.

 

Following are the ingredient measurements:

 

  • 80 ml of nicotine juice in 100% PG at 100 mg strength.
  • 88 ml of PG dilutant.
  • 18 ml of VG dilutant.
  • 45 ml of French vanilla cream flavor.
  • 15 ml of kool ade 10% flavor.
  • 15 ml of menthol flavor.
  • 75 ml of milk chocolate flavor.
  • 53 ml of peppermint flavor.
  • 30 ml of vanilla custard flavor.

 

Make sure to use the same brands provided of flavors for optimal results.

 

  1. Herbal e Juice Recipe

You can also use herbal flavor but avoid using aromatherapy essential oils. Essential oils are not that safe for vaping for many reasons. Also, do the proper research on making Herbal e juice.

 

  1. Versatile CBD Juice

CBD Juice is made from botanicals.

 

Following is the basic recipe:

  • 99% Pure 500 mg of CBD isolate
  • 15 ml of PG dilutant
  • 12 ml of VG dilutant
  • Preferred flavor or terpenes 3 ml

 

Take a total of 3 ml of flavoring. If you want to mix two flavors, then both should be measured at a capacity of 3ml.

 

Points to remember:

  • Do the proper research and use online resources.
  • At starting try to be useless.
  • Use the brand’s concentrations instead of replacing between brands.
  • Keep an eye on the Potent Concentrate; it varies with brands and flavorings.
  • Make notes after testing. Try to keep detailed notes that will help you to make the proper e-juice.
  • Start with a single flavor and then go on mixing.

 

Conclusion:

Making e-juice DIY is simple and can be a complicated process. It depends on how you attempt the process, how you use the tools and do research. Remember that it’s not necessary that your first attempt will be successful, and don’t stop; go on, have fun with it.

Demand for balance on vape debate totally ridicules WHO!

“One American Journal of Public Health article is proving to be a watershed moment in the vape debate. It has singularly pushed the World Health Organization to the complete outer when it comes to considered international opinion and research,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

CAPHRA’s comments follow 15 past Presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) publishing an article titledBalancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes’ in the AJPH.

The authors state: ‘While evidence suggests that vaping is currently increasing smoking cessation, the impact could be much larger if the public health community paid serious attention to vaping’s potential to help adult smokers, smokers received accurate information about the relative risks of vaping and smoking, and policies were designed with the potential effects on smokers in mind. That is not happening.’

“The authors confirm what we’ve been saying all along: Overblowing youth vaping issues has only led to overall public health being harmed. This is because pressured politicians feel forced to reduce the appeal and availability of safer nicotine options, meaning fewer adult smokers successfully quit deadly cigarettes,” says Ms Loucas.

CAPHRA believes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) corrosive and corrupted view against safer nicotine products is forcing more and more prominent international experts to speak out.

Ms Loucas says this authors’ crystal-clear statement that ‘vaping can benefit public health, given substantial evidence supporting the potential of vaping to reduce smoking’s toll’ directly challenges the WHO’s determination to whip up baseless hysteria and ban safer nicotine products.

“Given the well accepted influence of billionaire foundations, like Bloomberg Philanthropies, on the WHO’s public health guidance, this latest intervention by the 15 former Presidents of SRNT is truly significant,” she says.

She says the individual authors’ credentials are exemplary. Further, SRNT is a globally respected organisation dedicated to evidence-based research on tobacco and nicotine use.

“The fact that this latest piece of work is receiving worldwide praise will be rattling the WHO. They know they’re on the wrong side of both the scientific evidence and ex-smokers’ successful experiences. The WHO is increasingly isolated defending their indefensible position against products which are saving millions of smokers’ lives every year,” she says.

CAPHRA says it is significant that the AJPH article has been backed up by an editorial from Martin Dockrell and John Newton of Public Health England (PHE), welcoming this latest work.

The PHE duo reinforce that: ‘These eminent authors conclude that the singular focus of US policies on decreasing youth vaping’ has been a distraction from the larger goal of tobacco control, namely reducing smoking and its harms’.

Ms Loucas says the SRNT article represents a significant line in the sand. It helps to rebalance the debate as well as highlight the mounting research proving the substantial benefits of adult smokers switching to vaping.

“Outrageously, for an organisation tasked with protecting the world’s public health, the WHO has been the key driver of misinformation on vaping. That has been detrimental to the health of over one billion adults who smoke globally,” she says.

Science has proven vaping to be 95% less harmful than smoking, so it’s beyond all belief that the WHO continues to try to banish the world’s most effective smoking cession tool, she says

“Thankfully, we’re seeing more experts in very high places calling for greater balance in the vape debate and for its benefits to be championed. The WHO’s poisoned positioning looks increasingly precarious,” says Nancy Loucas.

Now live and boasting nearly 14,000 testimonials, CAPHRA is calling on those who’ve quit cigarettes through smoke-free nicotine alternatives to tell their story on www.righttovape.org

Consumer groups in the Asia Pacific region have also launched a petition at change.org/v4v-petition that urges the World Health Organisation (WHO) to respect consumer rights and to stop demonizing Tobacco Harm Reduction options ahead of the next biennial meeting of the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November.

For a free digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia Pacific – including media releases, images and graphics – please visithttps://apthrmedia.org

Half of youth e-cigarette users intend to quit

(HealthDay)—More than half of youth current electronic cigarette users report intention to quit vaping, while more than two-thirds report past-year vaping quit attempts, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics.

Hongying Dai, Ph.D., from University of Nebraska in Omaha, used data from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey (1,660 adolescents, typically aged 11 to 18 years) to assess the prevalence of youth intention to quit vaping, past-year quit attempts, and the frequency of quit attempts.

Dai found that 53.4 percent of current e-cigarette users reported intention to quit vaping, while 67.4 percent reported having tried to quit vaping. Girls had a lower intention to quit versus boys (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 0.7), as did users of a modifiable system (versus disposable e-cigarettes: aOR, 0.4) and dual or poly users (versus sole e-cigarette use: aOR, 0.7). There was a  between e-cigarette harm perception and intention to quit (aOR, 2.2) and past-year quit attempts (aOR, 1.6). Higher odds of past-year quit attempts were seen among adolescents who vaped because of curiosity (aOR, 1.4), whereas those who used e-cigarettes to disguise vaping had a lower likelihood of intention to quit (aOR, 0.4) and past-year quit attempts (aOR, 0.7). The average number of past-year quit attempts was 5.3.

“The study findings inform the development of multifaceted vaping cessation programs to take sex,  devices,  reasons and patterns, harm perception, and nicotine dependence into account,” Dai writes.

Sheet-type or particle, which heat-not-burn cartridge is better?

With the increase in popularity of low-temperature herbal heat-not-burn devices worldwide, more and more sellers and consumers are concerned about one question: Which is the better form of the two main low-temperature herbal products on the market: sheet-type or particle HNB cartridge? To a certain extent, the exploration of this issue also reflects the depth of consumers’ knowledge of HNB, not only the trend of science and technology but also the health.

#1 Sheet-type HNB principle

Sheet-type HNB sheets are mostly prepared by papermaking, where specific raw and auxiliary materials are pressed into sheets, then shredded and rolled. According to the sheet forming process, the plant must contain at least 40-50% cellulose to get a good-shaped sheet. There are fewer plant materials that can be used.

#2 Particle HNB principle

The particle is divided into two parts. One is the common form of granular reorganization on the market. The molding method is mainly raw materials. The powder materials can be recombined to form granules by adding auxiliary materials, binders and water; the other is unique to Siveco In the form of herb particle adsorption, selected herb plants are processed into an adsorption material with small pores on the surface through a special process. Generally speaking, all plant materials that can be crushed can be applied to the product. In this way, HNB in ​​the form of granules can be more customized, which is conducive to the reduction of the aroma of the herb and the manifestation of its efficacy. The plant raw materials that can be used will be more extensive.

The sheet form is a patent of Philip Morris PMI (the parent company of IQOS and Marlboro); while CIGOO Low-Temperature Herbal is the first China manufacturer of pelletized HNB products and holds international patents for pelletized HNB products.

Sheet-type or particle, which patent of the 2 heat-not-burn forms is better? Sheet-type or particle, which patent of the 2 heat-not-burn forms is better? Sheet-type or particle, which patent of the 2 heat-not-burn forms is better?

First of all, whether in the form of sheets or pellets cartridge, they are all heat-not-burn products, providing users with a smoking experience similar to traditional smoking methods, and the reduction and taste are both superior. Apart from these commonalities, what are the differences between these two products?

No.1

Particles VS sheets, which is more suitable for heaters?

HNB in ​​the form of granules can be applied to a wide range of plant materials and can be customized more strongly, which is conducive to the reduction of the aroma of the herb and the manifestation of its efficacy. Secondly, the principle of recombination granulation is similar to that of sheets’ lock fragrance form, but the lock fragrance method of particle adsorption is different from the previous two. The more the form of releasing the aroma, the more the aroma is manifested. Finally, the specific surface area of ​​the particles is larger than that of the sheets, so the heating is more uniform and full when heated, the air flow is more free, and the aroma can be more fully reflected.

ps: Small specific surface area Popular science: The specific surface area of ​​a solid material refers to the surface area of ​​a solid per unit mass or unit volume. Generally speaking, it is like a golf ball with many small holes on the surface, and its specific surface area is larger than that of a ball with the same volume as the smooth surface. For the form of Cigoo particle adsorption, the particle shape is irregular and the surface micropores All make it have a large specific surface area.

 

No.2

Particles VS sheets, which is more compatable for heaters?

For the sheets-type HNB, it is more suitable for chip heaters, while for the particle-shaped HNB, the particles have good fluidity and have strong adaptability to the shape of the heating parts on the heater, no matter the pin type or the chip type. The heaters can be fully heated.

 

No.3

Particles vs sheets, which one is better for the suction experience?

For the HNB in ​​the form of sheets, the smoking resistance is about 2350~2450Pa, and the flue gas inlet temperature is about 35~42℃. For the granular HNB, the smoking resistance is about 1000~1100Pa. The temperature is approximately in the range of 27 to 35 ℃.

Index
Particle HNB
Sheet type HNB
Smoking resistance
1000~1100Pa
2350~2450Pa
Draw temperature
27~35 ℃
35~42℃
Chart data source: Randomly sample of 100 pellet HNB and flake HNB cartridges, and obtain an average value after measuring the draw resistance.
Chart data source: Randomly sample of 100 pellet HNB and flake HNB cartridges, and obtain an average value after measuring the draw resistance.
Chart data source: randomly select 100 pellet HNB and flake HNB cartridges, and measure the flue gas temperature at the filter cotton to obtain an average value.
Chart data source: randomly select 100 pellet HNB and flake HNB cartridges, and measure the flue gas temperature at the filter cotton to obtain an average value.

No.4

Particles vs. flakes, which one needs less cleaning after use?

For sheet-type HNBs, the cleaning of smoking utensils after smoking has always been a problem that plagues users. Sheets are often blocked in the smoking utensils and require tools (tweezers, etc.) to assist in cleaning, while granular HNBs are relatively friendly. It is faster and more convenient to clean. The sealing paper at the bottom not only has a sealing effect, but also has an oil-absorbing effect. You only need to reverse the heater and pull out the cartridge directly.

Tips: Tips for pulling out the cartridge after smoking

Particle type: pull out the cartridge directly
Particle type: pull out the cartridge directly
Sheet type: pull out the cartridge after sliding the top cover
Sheet type: pull out the cartridge after sliding the top cover

Conclusion

In general, the difference in product form will make users feel different, but no matter which form of product, as long as the user experience is the starting point for R&D and adaptation, users can get the ideal use experience.

5 Tweaks to Save Money On Your Vaping Habit

Every penny counts! You love vaping and it’s something you rely on for your own happiness. But that happiness feels like a smokescreen if you need to spend too much money on it.

If you’re in a tight spot, follow these 5 tips. These will help you save some bucks on your vaping habit without taking the fun out of it.

Tip One: Buy In Bulk or Bundles

When it comes to saving money on vaping, vapers who use e-liquids should follow this important hack. Bottles often come with discounts when they are purchased in large quantities. Also, manufacturers sometimes offer bundles (including multiple e-liquid flavors) at a reduced price. Browsing online shops may land you some free shipping offers too, which will help you save a little bit of money in the process.

Tip Two: Avoid Expensive Vape Devices

Don’t get sucked into the hype of expensive custom mods or exotic coils. It can be tempting to spend more money on a mod that is “cooler” looking or has better features than your current one. In reality, if you use e-liquids often then all you really need are the basics: an atomizer and battery (or just vape pens).

Tip Three: Don’t Buy Disposable Vaping Devices

Beginners often choose disposable vapes and cartridges because they’re often inexpensive and require little maintenance. But when you add up the costs over a year or two, it’ll start to really hurt your wallet. Buying a reusable device will last longer and save you money down the road.

Tip Four: Avoid Pre-filled Pods

Pre-filled pods can be expensive because they’re marketed as a convenient way of vaping without the need for any refills. But these are usually costlier than buying separate e-liquid vials to refill tanks or cartridges because you’ll have to buy pre-filled pods at least weekly if not daily. Use DIY refills to cut your pre-filled pod expenses. These refills also give you plenty of options for flavor variety.

Tip Five: Make the Most of Your E-Liquid

Sounds weird? Well, one of the perks of vaping is you get to enjoy loads of e-juice flavors. But what if one certain flavor does not taste as good as you have expected? You will just throw it out and buy another flavor, right? Many people just jump from one flavor to another, which only increases their vaping bills.

To get the best experience with your vape juice, you need to choose the right e-liquid brand and use the correct device. Many vapers are under the impression that all vape juices taste about the same which couldn’t be further from the truth. Just because there’s nothing wrong with generic or supermarket brands doesn’t mean they’ll always have what you want.

The Bottom Line

Vaping can get pretty expensive quickly if you are not careful. If you want to save money on your vaping habit, it’s important that you know how to get the most out of everything. Just follow these tips and spend some time finding the best deals around.

Angry vapers unite to fight WHO’s relentless lies

Panellists on the latest Advocates Voice have passionately pleaded for fellow vapers and Tobacco Harm Reduction champions to stick together and support each other in the fight for over one billion lives globally.

The call comes as anger deepens about the World Health Organization’s blatant and baseless lies on nicotine vaping – the world’s most effective smoking cessation tool and proven to be 95% less harmful than combustible cigarettes.

The eighth episode of The Advocates Voice (TAV 8) followed the WHO releasing its report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2021. Ignoring all evidence, its latest attack on safer nicotine products was again driven and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

“Proven time and time again to be morally corrupt, the WHO continues to deny the world’s 1.1 billion smokers the right to safer alternatives,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

“The WHO is tasked with improving public health, yet it continues to condemn millions of smokers to certain death each and every year. We will never stop fighting as we are on the side of science. Time will also put us on the right side of history,” she says.

Hosted by CAPHRA and moderated by Nancy Loucas, the TAV 8 panel included leading Asia Pacific THR consumer advocates: Peter Paul Dator from the Philippines (Director of Vapers PH), Asa Saligupta (Director of ECST – ENDs Cigarette Smoke Thailand) and Samsul Kamal Ariffin (President of MOVE – Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities).

The presentation and discussion can be viewed on CAPHRA’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3fvNF4m. It includes founding Chairman of ATHRA (Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association) Dr Colin Mendelsohn talking about the looming restrictions for Australian vapers.

TAV 8 also covered the launch of the world’s largest collection of successful personal vape stories. Boasting nearly 14,000 testimonials, www.righttovape.org is a joint venture between CAPHRA and the US-based Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA).

“We are adults with the right to make informed decisions for our health. We are the evidence that safer alternatives work, and we are not going to be silenced. The new RightToVape site reinforces that the world’s vapers are increasingly angry that evidence is being ignored and access to safer alternatives is being denied,” says Nancy Loucas.

Vape proponents are also encouraged to sign the Right2Switch petition at change.org/v4v-petition. It urges the WHO to respect consumer rights and to stop demonizing Tobacco Harm Reduction options ahead of the next biennial meeting of the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November.

For a free digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia Pacific – including media releases, images and graphics – please visit https://apthrmedia.org

Vaping: Vast database reveals the truth!

With the goal of creating the world’s largest collection of successful vape stories, two leading consumer advocacy groups have launched the RightToVape.org site.

Already boasting nearly 14,000 testimonials, the site demonstrates growing anger from across the globe that evidence is being ignored and many people’s right to choose safer alternatives is being denied.

Now live, www.righttovape.org is a joint venture between the US-based Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) and the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

“This site will not only be a uniquely dedicated resource, but a powerful response to those who want to restrict access to vaping and other smoke-free products. The many inspiring life stories and compelling anecdotes clearly demonstrate that, in fact, consumers are the evidence,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA.

The purpose of the site is to collect and publicly post successful vape stories and testimonials from people who’ve switched from combustible and unsafe oral tobacco products to safer smoke-free alternatives to quit or reduce their smoking.

Organisers are calling on adults from around the world who have first-hand experience of using low-risk alternatives as proven methods for quitting or reducing smoking. The collection of testimonials includes the personal stories of people who have successfully used e-cigarettes, snus, and other smoke-free tobacco/nicotine products.

CASAA CEO Alex Clark says his organisation is honored to combine their efforts with international allies who are working tirelessly to humanize the tobacco harm reduction movement.

“All too often the debate around safer nicotine products is framed as a conflict between corporate profits versus public health. This international collection of consumer testimonials challenges that false and antiquated narrative. It’s full of genuinely lived experiences of people who are improving their lives by switching away from combustion,” says Mr Clark.

While participants are free to write their own story, they’re encouraged to detail how long they smoked, what quit methods they tried before switching to a smoke-free alternative, how long it has been since they successfully switched, and what have been the quality of life changes they may have experienced.

Ms Loucas says the international database of consumer testimonials will be a wakeup call to the world’s politicians, public health officials, and anti-vape campaigners. Anyone trying to remove the right of adults to choose safer nicotine alternatives will have a real fight on their hands.

“We are adults. We have the right to make informed decisions for our health. We are the evidence that safer alternatives work, and we are not going to be silenced. This is an incredibly powerful new global advocacy initiative and CAPHRA is delighted to be working with CASAA to launch it to the world. Now please give us your personal stories,” says Nancy Loucas.

Those who’ve made the switch are also encouraged to sign the Right2Switch petition at change.org/v4v-petition. It urges the WHO to respect consumer rights and to stop demonizing Tobacco Harm Reduction options ahead of the next biennial meeting of the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November.

For a free digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia Pacific – including media releases, images and graphics – please visit https://apthrmedia.org

E-cigarettes more helpful than nicotine replacement treatments for dependent smokers

E-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine replacement treatments in achieving long term smoking reduction and cessation, according to the results of a clinical trial by Queen Mary University of London.

Some 80 per cent of smokers receiving intensive treatment continue to smoke after a year. Smokers could benefit from approaches that reduce the harm from smoking without ceasing nicotine use, with an option to stop nicotine later on. Nicotine replacement treatments (NRT), such as nicotine patches, chewing gum, nasal/mouth spray and inhalators, have been licenced to do this for over 30 years. They work, especially if behavioural support is also provided, but the results are modest.

In the first study of its kind, researchers enrolled 135 smokers who had been unable to stop smoking with conventional treatments. They were randomised to receive either an eight-week supply of NRT of their choice, or an e-cigarette starter pack, with instructions to purchase further e-liquids of strength and flavours of their choosing for themselves. Products were accompanied by minimal behavioural support to quit smoking.

The results, published in the journal Addiction, found a significant difference in smoking reduction (including quitting altogether) in the e-cigarette group. After six months, in the e-cigarette group, 27 per cent of the participants had reduced their smoking by at least half, compared to 6 per cent of participants in the NRT group. A significant difference was also found in rates of stopping smoking altogether, confirmed by carbon monoxide readings from participants’ breath – 19 per cent of participants in the e-cigarette group had stopped smoking versus 3 per cent in the NRT group.

The results suggest that recommending a refillable e-cigarette with an e-liquid with a strength and flavour of the patient’s choice is a more effective approach for dependent smokers than prescribing NRTs. The e-cigarette starter pack also costs much less than NRTs.

Lead researcher and Health Psychologist Dr Katie Myers Smith from Queen Mary University of London, said: “These results have important clinical implications for smokers who have previously been unable to stop smoking using conventional treatments. E-cigarettes should be recommended to smokers who have previously struggled to quit using other methods, particularly when there is limited behavioural support available.”

Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, which funded the study, said: “This study shows e-cigarettes can be a very effective tool for people who want to stop smoking, including those who’ve tried to quit before. And research so far shows that vaping is far less harmful than smoking. But e-cigarettes aren’t risk free, and we don’t yet know their long term effects, so people who have never smoked shouldn’t use them.

“It’s important to switch over completely to get the benefits and reduce your risk of cancer. Talk to your GP or free, local stop smoking service about finding the best option for you.”

4 Things to Keep in Mind Once you Transition to Vaping

The debate about how effective vaping is in helping people quit rages on. There is increasing evidence that e-cigs can lure people away from tobacco and eventually lead to putting an end to smoking altogether. This 2019 survey by NHS UK showed that people attempting to quit smoking were twice more likely to succeed if they transitioned to a vape pod instead of just using gum.

However, the transitioning journey does come with its own set of hurdles. Here are some things you should keep in mind to ensure smooth sailing away from smoking and into the land of deliciously flavoured vape liquids.

1. Some Side Effects are Expected

It is a common misconception that vaping is a completely smooth journey with no side effects or problems. Of course, that isn’t true, but you shouldn’t let it scare you away from vaping either! There are some minor side effects that you may (or may not) experience when you pick up a vaping pod. Just remember that these are still better than the major health risks caused by typical cigarettes.

Dry Mouth

Since vaping liquids UK contain hygroscopic compounds like propylene glycol and glycerin, they absorb the water in your mouth leading to dryness. This absorbed water is added to the vapour that you breathe out. A quick fix to avoid dry mouths after vaping increases your water intake until your body gets used to the transition.

Coughing

No matter how experienced a smoker you may be, nearly everyone coughs the first few times they vape. The vapour produced by a vape pod is denser and thicker than usual cigarettes, and this change in sensation can be quite heavy on your lungs. Therefore, your body tries to get rid of the vapour by initiating a coughing fit. Don’t worry, though; it passes in a few days as your lungs adjust to the vapour.

2. Be Open to Experimenting

One of the best parts about vaping is the variety of vape liquid flavours that you can pick from. However, the most important part of transitioning to vaping is not going overboard within and discovering your inhaling technique. For example, some smokers prefer keeping the inhaled vapour for longer to get the most out of their e-cigarette.

While trying out different vaping techniques, you should also consider what flavours you prefer in general. Are you more of an aromatic espresso person, or perhaps you like fruity scents more? No matter what your preference is, be sure to test out new waters and experiment with flavours. Who knows, you might end up liking a flavour that you previously avoided at all costs!

3. Remember the Restrictions

If you’re new to vaping, you should familiarize yourself with some rules and regulations beforehand. Certain laws still treat vaping as no different from smoking, even though there is no unpleasant odour and the practice is generally considered harmless.

That being said, vaping still isn’t allowed in hospitals, planes etc., across the UK. Similarly, several other establishments like hotel lobbies and malls may prohibit the use of vape devices too. That is why it’s always a good idea to ask politely about such policies before taking out your vape.

4. Use the Right Nicotine Strength

Most people end up buying fancy vape mods and complicated devices, not realizing that the area they should be focusing on is the strength of nicotine. Getting the right strength of e-liquid is essential for a smooth transition. If you buy a liquid that is too weak, you will be left feeling unsatisfied and more likely to grab a cigarette.

On the other hand, if your e-liquid is too strong, it can make you feel sick and even cause headaches!

Let’s go over some general rules to consider when picking out your vape liquid, UK;

  • Light smokers who smoke a max of 10 cigarettes a day should get a 3mg nicotine e-liquid.
  • Medium smokers who smoke between 10 to 20 cigarettes a day should get vaping liquid of 12 mg nicotine.
  • Heavy smokers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day should opt for a nicotine content of 18 mg.

 

Heavy smokers should always start by using a high-nicotine e-liquid and gradually decreasing their dependency.

In the End

While vaping does have its own set of health effects, they are significantly less risky than smoking 20 cigarettes a day. As a result, hundreds of people across the UK have switched from tobacco to vape pods as it helped them get over their addiction and lead healthier lives.

Additionally, vaping is also more enjoyable as it gives you the freedom to experiment with inhaling techniques and an impressive variety of flavours. We personally love that it doesn’t leave us smelling foul for the rest of the day.

When you decide to transition to vaping, just keep the above mentioned pointers in mind, take things slow and have fun! Best of luck!

Author Bio

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WHO’s latest report against vaping completely compromised

The World Health Organization’s just-released ‘eighth annual report on the global tobacco epidemic’ is sadly more proof that billionaire foundations are more influential on the WHO’s public health guidance than leading international scientific evidence, says Asia Pacific’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer advocacy group.

CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates) says the WHO’s latest attack on safer nicotine products, reportedly funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, deserves the global condemnation it is receiving.

“Without any substantive evidence, WHO’s Director-General claims ‘electronic nicotine delivery systems are harmful’. It’s an outrageous statement when vaping and other safer nicotine products continue to save the lives of millions of ex-smokers across the globe,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA.

She says rather than trying to ban the world’s most effective smoking cessation tools, the WHO should be promoting their availability to adults, and progressive risk-proportionate regulatory guidelines for countries to adopt.

“Not only does WHO wrongly claim vaping is harmful, but it warns it could act as a gateway to tobacco consumption. That claim also counters current evidence which proves vaping is an extremely effective off-ramp from smoking – not an on-ramp to smoking,” she says.

WHO’s eighth annual report says ‘threats posed by new nicotine and tobacco products’ need to be tackled. It claims ‘countries around the world are making progress in the fight against tobacco but some still need to address new products such as e-cigarettes.’

“WHO completely fails to comprehend that many countries seeing falling smoking rates are the same countries that have positively regulated the adult availability of safer nicotine products. They are not mutually exclusive.

“If you want fewer people to die from cigarette use, you make safer alternatives available. It’s that simple. Sadly, too much billionaire money is now tied up discrediting vaping for the WHO to recommend Tobacco Harm Reduction guidance that will actually save lives,” she says.

CAPHRA says the WHO’s public health approach to reducing the world’s 1.1 billion smokers, and eight million annual smoking-related deaths, not only continues to fail but its target has shifted for distraction purposes.

“Despite the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control being drafted years before the arrival of vaping, the WHO increasingly wants to ban nicotine products across the board. Nicotine is addictive but it’s not a killer, yet the WHO fails to differentiate between deadly combustible cigarettes and safer nicotine products. Signatory countries, and their millions of citizens desperate to quit smoking, deserve better,” she says.

CAPHRA notes that American billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s influence is now so profound that he even appears in the WHO’s 27 July media statement on its latest tobacco report. There he claims that tobacco companies’ goal is simple: ‘To hook another generation on nicotine. We can’t let this happen,’ says Bloomberg.

“Completely compromised reports like this only confirm the WHO’s reputation and relevance as a provider of global health advice has never been poorer. Over 100 million ex-smokers across the world now use safer nicotine products. The WHO should be pushing for many more, not demonizing them and their right to choose,” says Nancy Loucas.

Consumer groups in the Asia Pacific region have also launched a petition at change.org/v4v-petition that urges the World Health Organization to respect consumer rights and to stop demonizing Tobacco Harm Reduction options ahead of the next biennial meeting of the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November.

For a free digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia Pacific – including media releases, images and graphics – please visithttps://apthrmedia.org