Vaping v's Smoking

Up to date information with everything you need to know about vaping v's smoking.


What Are E Cigarettes -

Basically E Cigarettes or vapes are electronic devices which heat up a cartridge or repository of liquid to form a vapour which can then be inhaled. The vapour is not smoke. It contains

  • Propelyene glycol: This is the carrier liquid for all the other ingredients in your E- Cigarette. It is everywhere and inevitably you will have come into contact with it before, even if you don’t vape or spend time near people who are vaping. It’s used in everything from pharmaceuticals to food and  even cosmetics. ​
  • Vegetable glycerine:  Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. Palm and coconut oils are natural triglyceride mixtures; each triglyceride is composed of three fatty acids esterified with glycerin. Vegetable glycerin has a number of valuable applications that include cosmetic products, foods, and as a replacement for alcohol in herbal and botanical tinctures. This is what creates the foggy vapour from your E-Liquid
  • Flavouring: The flavourings contained in your E-Liquid are food flavourings and come in endless varieties from safe and regulated companies we all use daily.​
  • Nicotine: Is contained in E-Liquids in varying strengths and is the addictive ingredient also contained in cigarettes and other tobacco related products. There is the option to have no nicotine in many of your E-Liquids. All brands of E-liquid display clearly the mg of nicotine contained within the product.


New Evidence - E-cigarettes 'better for quitting smoking'

Do you want to give up smoking. Then vaping is the way forward agree many sections within the health sector such as Public Health England and Cancer Research UK who funded the research contained below.

A trial found 18% of smokers who used e-cigarettes to quit remained smoke-free after a year, compared with 9.9% of those using nicotine-replacement treatments. It was also found that in addition to having higher rates of quitting, more e-cigarette users reduced their smoking by at least 50%.

All our staff are ex smokers who have successfully stopped smoking and who will help you find a tailored plan to kick the habit for good. Why wait.. Ask any of our staff instore now.



We all know how bad smoking is for our health. Is has been well proven over the years. Smoking burns tobacco to release a large dose of addictive nicotine quickly into the body. But nicotine isnt the problem. Smoking also releases a vast cocktail of around 4000 other toxic chemicals into the bloodstream which increae the risk of cancers, heart disease and many other serious illnesses.  


How can Vaping Help??

As we know nicotine is the addictive chemical in cigarettes. It has been found through vigourous testing that vapers get a similar dose of nicotine to smokers without the nasty chemical additives that smoking tobacco brings. This means that E-Cigs can provide a viable alternative for smokers who are addicted to nicotine. However the choice to have nicotine in an e-cigarette is yours, as there are many zero nicotine options now available.

Carbon monoxide is another harmful chemical released via smoking nicotine along with acrolein also associated with heart disease, cancer and lung problems. Vapers tested had significantly lower levels of these harmful chemicals than smokers , in fact the levels found in vapers is similar to those found in non smokers. 

UK Government Ecig Report - "A Beacon of Enlightenment"

The government are finally recognising the uses and benefits of E Cigarettes for health and smoking cessation. Not only are they saying vaping is better for you than smoking but that there needs to be more public education about the benefits.

Professor Peter Hajek the Director of Tobacco Dependence Research unit at Queen Mary University of London believes that e-cigarettes used as an aid to stop smoking, have the potential to eradicate smoking related disease and death on a population scale.  

Other uses pointed out by the govement reports are for smokers who suffer with mental health issues. Noted too are the potential benefits of e-cig use by the elderly in reducing harm and the risk of fire.  Find the uk government and other links that may be of interest below

Cost of smoking v e-cigs

Save more than your Health

What would you spend it on?  Now you know about the health benefits switching to vaping can bring. However have you thought about the financial rewards that stopping smoking would bring you. Cancer research have figured (based on research in England) that you would pocket over half of what you normally spend on cigarettes each and every month by switching to an E-cig. Interesting huh!!!!. 

Think of all the things you could use that extra money money on.  Make the change today and pocket the benefits.

Links to Reports and Interviews

What our customers say

Andrew Murtagh - I can personally tell you that on the 15th of next month it will be 2yrs for me, all via the eCig kiosk and I did it for my chest, not the money, I could afford to smoke but I've spent a few quid on frivolous things and I'm still £6000 better off....yip 6 thousand!

Ian Dow - I stopped smoking 5 years ago now & have been 2 years on zero nicotine now I very rarely touch my e-cig, but I'm not taking all the credit the staff @ e-cig ciosk helped me immensely with their advice and support I won't name any of you individualy as you all helped over the years thank you all

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