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Make the Switch

Here’s why you should switch to Vaping

20 Oct | Daniel Hollyman


We all know that quitting smoking can be a long and arduous struggle. Some people find it easier than others, though, for most, it’s a constant mental battle between cravings and doing the right thing.


If this is your first leap into the vaping world, you’ll be glad to know that we have helped thousands of people along the road to a smoke-free life and it’s not as hard as you think when you know-how. The main thing is, you are not alone. Making the switch is not something you have to go through all by yourself, we are here to help and support you.


Vaping is seen as a great middle-ground option that gets you off traditional tobacco cigarettes but maintains a varying degree of nicotine strength, giving you flexibility and peace of mind. We remove all the harmful chemicals, making our vaping products miles better for your health than smoking. In fact, our e-liquid products are made using only Vegetable Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Nicotine and Flavourings - nothing else. What’s more, our e-liquids are all manufactured in the UK and we follow strict regulations to ensure the quality of our products.


With a lot to consider, from the device used to the strength of nicotine, having a little guidance on hand to help you make an informed decision can be really helpful. We’ve highlighted some of the things you should think about when deciding if nicotine salts are right for you as a first-time vaper.


Nicotine

Once you’ve decided to stop smoking, or you have a friend or family member you are helping out, it’s important to note where you/they stand as a smoker. Depending on how heavy a smoker you are, this will determine the strength of nicotine e-liquid that would best suit your needs.


Here's a general guide

  • Heavy Smoker (20+ cigarettes s day)- 18-20mg Nicotine

If you’re currently smoking over 20 a day, you’ll need a high strength nicotine dosage to start things off. Take a look at our Nic Nic Short Fill range for high-intensity Nicotine Shots available in a range of simple flavours. Alternatively, our Doozy Salts range now comes in 20mg/ml strength and uses the more effective Nicotine Salt format that will satisfy you longer.


  • Medium Smoker (10-20 cigarettes s day)- 10-12mg Nicotine

For you medium smokers on 10 to 20 cigarettes a day, we’ve developed an exciting list of Short Fill brand options you can choose from with a huge range of flavours. Why not try our award-winning Blueberry Jam Tart e-liquid from Jammin with a 10mg/ml Nicotine shot as a sweet alternative to your smoking habit?


If sweet flavours are not what you’re after, you could try something a little closer to home - Pod Salt’s Core range offers a Cigarette flavoured e-liquid that comes in an 11 mg/ml Nicotine Salt format - perfect for a smooth nicotine hit with a familiar taste.


  • Light smokers (less than 10 cigarettes a day) - 3-6mg Nicotine

We recommend that lighter smokers on less than 10 cigarettes a day should consider using a low intensity nicotine-based e-liquid. After all, the last thing you want to do is increase any dependence you may already have. Check out our premium Vape:50 range with a selection of 18 delicious flavours to choose from, offering a low intensity 6mg/ml of nicotine.


The idea behind the varying nicotine strengths is to provide you with flexibility. As you begin your journey into the vaping world, we recommend that you start with a nicotine strength based on your current smoking habits. Although the overall aim would be to reduce your nicotine dosage over time and eventually cut it out altogether. Our e-liquids help you do this seamlessly and at your own pace.


Cost Benefits of Vaping

According to the NHS Cost Calculator, a person who smokes 20 cigarettes a day spends on average £70 a week (US$ 90), which equates to £300 a month (US$ 400) and £3650 per year (US$ 4500).


The average price range of an e-liquid 10ml short fill from My Vapery is between £3-6 (US$ 4-7) depending on nicotine strength. Even for a seasoned vaper, a 10ml bottle should last you around 2-3 days. If we take a £4.99 Pod Salt Core e-liquid as an example, and assume you need to replenish your stock every two days, that works out as £17.50 a week/ £70 a month / £840 a year. That’s over 4 times cheaper than cigarette products!


There’s a great deal of evidence that supports the cost-benefit claim. Around the world, smokers are making the switch to vaping as a much cheaper and more effective alternative that still satisfies your needs. It’s easy to see why people in countries with high tobacco tax rates like the UK, US and Canada are looking for more financially viable options.


Devices

It’s easy to get confused with all the different types of vaping devices available on the market. You can buy all kinds of devices including traditional e-cigarettes, Cig-a-likes, E-cigars, Vape Pens, Vape Tanks amongst others.


In very simple terms, the purpose of these devices is to ‘vaporise’ the e-liquid. The plant extracts in the e-liquid are heated up, without combustion, allowing you to inhale the gas produced through the device. You’ll find that some vapers like to modify their devices to give them a distinctive and original look. We don’t recommend this at all, particularly for first-time vapers.


For you first time vapers, the best place option is a starter kit. We highly recommend the PS One Starter Kit which boasts a next-generation Vape Pen with everything you need to transform your life in one box.


Built using a magnetic closed pod system, the PS One is one of the most advanced and easy to use devices out there. With MicroFeel™ heating technology for a smooth vaping experience, all you have to do is replace the flavoured Pods as and when you run out and charge the battery.


We also highly recommend the PS Classic Starter Kit. This super lightweight cig-a-like device has an advanced closed pod system which is crafted with elegance and discretion in mind, and is wrapped up in a classic smoking design for a vintage feel. A great option if you want to be more discreet with you vaping. You get three flavoured cartridges to help you choose your favourite.