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What Are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine salts are made from nicotine extracted from the tobacco leaf and bonded with benzoic acid. The salts vaporise at a lower temperature and with a lower pH level than freebase nicotine (the nicotine used in most standard e-liquids). They can be used at higher concentrations and will produce a smoother, and potentially more immediate nicotine hit than freebase nicotine. E-liquids containing nicotine salts, or 'nicsalt e-liquids' are therefore well suited to new vapers making… Continue reading
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Nicotine Shot Calculator

Nicotine shots are generally used with Short Fill E Liquids, which tend to contain no nicotine. These larger bottles of e-liquid are 'short filled' to allow space to add the desired amount of nicotine. As an example, adding one 18mg nicotine shot to a 50ml bottle of nicotine-free e liquid will give you 3mg overall. However, you can tailor the strength of your liquid by altering the amount of nicotine shots you add. Want to… Continue reading
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What Are Short Fill E-Liquids?

What Are Short Fill E-Liquids? Short fill e liquids are VG-based vape juices with zero nicotine content that are supplied in a larger bottle filled to around 80%. This allows you to either vape without nicotine, or to add 'nicotine shots' to the e liquid to reach the desired strength. E cigarette regulations limit nicotine-containing e-liquid bottles to 10ml so short fills with nicotine shots added are a great compromise. Being able to just carry… Continue reading
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What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

Ever seen a vaper exhaling big plumes of vapour and wondered what it’s all about, or heard the term ‘sub ohm’ but have no idea what it means? In short, sub ohm is vaping using a vape kit with particular specifications, which creates large clouds of vapour. Keep reading to find out more... What Are The Benefits of Sub Ohm Vaping? Produces thicker clouds of vapour than standard kits Warmer vapour More vapour means more… Continue reading
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Vaping & Taking Your E Cigarette Abroad

Check Before You Travel E cigarette & vaping laws vary drastically from country to country so always check before taking your e cigarette abroad.  We recommend checking the laws in your destination country before you even leave home. Otherwise, you could have your vape kit taken off you when going through security. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the vaping laws throughout the world, current as of July 2019. Countries Where Vaping… Continue reading
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Travelling With E Cigarettes

Check Your Airline's Policy Whether you're off on holiday or taking a business trip, always check your airline's e cig policy before you travel with your vape gear. You should also check out the specific vaping and e cigarette laws for the country you're travelling to. You can find out more about vaping laws in different countries in our guide to vaping abroad. We've compiled the following lists which detail the main UK airlines' e cigarette policies… Continue reading
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Looking After Your E-Cig & Vape Batteries

Watch Our Video Watch our handy video guide to looking after and maintaining your e cigarette batteries. Alternatively, keep scrolling for written tips to get the best of our of your e cig & vape pen batteries. We also recommend that you read our E Cig Battery Safety Guide. Clean the Battery Contacts Regularly Cleaning the contacts is the best thing you can do to look after e cigarette batteries. Over time, small amounts of e… Continue reading
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How Long Should Cigalike Refills Last?

How Long Should A Cigalike Cartomizer Refill Last? This is a very common question but is actually one that’s quite hard to answer! Our products were originally put through a ‘simulated vape’ to provide an estimated ‘cigarette equivalent’ per refill. This estimate was originally printed on our packaging, however it soon became clear that vaping habits and styles vary between vapers. This in turn affects how long they may last you. The nicotine delivery that you get…

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Types of E Cigarette

There are so many different types of e cigarette available these days that it can be a little overwhelming if you’re just starting out! We’ve compiled a list of the different e cigarettes available with information on how they work and the pros of each device to help you find out more. You can then read our guide to choosing a vape kit to help you on your way to buying your first e cigarette.… Continue reading

How Long Do OK E Cig Batteries Last?

How Long Do OK E-Cig Batteries Last? As with any battery, ecigarette batteries don’t last forever. OK E-Cig Batteries You can expect our OK branded batteries to last between 6 months to a year, depending on usage. You will know when your battery needs replacing as it will become less efficient at holding it’s charge and you’ll notice it needs charging more frequently than usual. OK Ego Vape Pen Batteries Being a larger battery capable…

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Recycling & Disposing of Vape Accessories

Recycling Vape or E-Cig Batteries The main part of your e cigarette is the battery, which can indeed be recycled. It's important to ensure that any battery is disposed of responsibly to help protect the environment as all batteries contain hazardous chemicals. Simply remove any refills, clearomizer or tank from your e cig battery or vape pen/ego cig and put it in a battery recycling bin. You can often find these in supermarkets or at recycling facilities. To… Continue reading

E-Liquid Ingredients – What Is PG/VG?

E-Liquid Ingredients There are three base e liquid ingredients that you'll tend to find in most vape juices. These consist of: 1. Propylene glycol (PG) 2. Vegetable glycerine (VG) 3. Flavourings E liquids can also contain various strengths of nicotine, from completely nicotine free as found in our Short Fill E Liquid ranges, up to 20mg. This is the highest legal nicotine content in e cig refills or vape juices, set by the EU TPD E Cigarette… Continue reading
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How To Clean & Maintain Clearomizers

We No Longer Sell the CE4 Please note that we no longer sell the CE4 clearomizer. We now stock the upgraded Aspire CE5-S Clearomizer with replaceable coils, which are a more cost effective, higher quality tank with great performance, for use with ego vape pen batteries and kits. Please click here for our guide to using and maintaining a CE5-S Clearomizer. How to Clean A CE4 Clearomizer If you want to change to a new…

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E-Cigarette Battery Safety

Follow these instructions on e cig battery safety will not only keep you safe but also ensure that you get the best out of your batteries. You can also read our guide on How to Look After E Cigarette Batteries for more information on keeping your batteries in top condition. E-Cig Battery Safety Guide You may well have seen stories in the media regarding exploding e cigarette batteries. In the majority of cases, it has either been… Continue reading
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Where Can You Vape in the UK? (2018)

Last Updated: June 2018 Places in the UK You Can Vape With e cigarettes having gathered popularity at a great pace over the last few years, it's taken a while for establishments to figure out where they stand on vaping and you may well be left wondering where can you vape. Very few establishments have openly embraced them and most will expect you hang out with the smokers. However, we thought we'd do some research to find out the… Continue reading

A Brief History Of E Cigarettes

The E-Cigarette Was Invented in 1963 If you’re wondering when the first e-cigarettes were invented, you might be surprised about how long ago it actually was! In 1963, a man named Herbert A Gilbert, well aware of the health implications of smoking tobacco, filed a patent for an electronic smoking device – see his original patent here. Sadly for Herbert, cigarettes were very much a part of everyday life in the 60’s and were widely accepted in…

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E-Cigarette & Vaping Glossary

For those who are new to vaping, there are many terms that you'll find unfamiliar. The language can seem confusing at first, especially when many places use it without any explanation, so we’ve decided to put this useful glossary containing some of the main terms together for you. Vape Kits Atomiser The electronic component inside the e-cigarette which turns the e-cigarette’s nicotine solution into vapour. Cartomiser A combined cartridge (containing the nicotine solution) and atomiser.… Continue reading