Vape FAQ – Questions About Vaping and Answers

This is the vape faq page. Here are all the answers to the most common vape questions asked. This faq page should be helpful for beginners or anyone interested in e-cigarettes, e-liquid and vaping in general.

Vapor Cigarettes NZ Objectives

Provide the consumer with a cost-friendly and healthier alternative to smoking.

Safety: All our products that you see on the website have been through rigorous testing. This ensures that you only receive the highest-quality products. We will never sell nor promote any item that doesn’t meet our high quality standards.

Financial: Have you ever calculated just how much you spend on cigarettes every month, or every year? If you haven’t then you should! You’ll realize just how expensive they really are. One of the main reasons people switch over to e-cigs is because they are much cheaper.

Vape FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Vaping

It is true that e-cigarettes and other vaping devices are all the rage currently. Many people are skipping over from traditional cigarettes and trying the different electronic brands in the market. But before you start, you may likely have several questions about vaping on your mind. Read on then, and get your vaping questions answered.

What Are E-Cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are devices constructed to look exactly like normal cigarettes. The difference is, that they do not give off real smoke and requires no matches or lighters. All you have to do is to recharge your battery (depending on the type), then turn on and puff away. See this page for more on what e-cigarettes are.

Why Should I Choose E-Cigarettes Over Normal Cigarettes?

Well, for years, people have looked for healthier alternatives to ordinary cigarettes. Real cigarettes can create severe health hazards, and the smoke they give off is foul. With e-cigarettes, what’s inside your pipe is liquid nicotine. This is then heated up by batteries to emit vapour. So, in essence, they are healthier.

Why Do People Smoke E-Cigarettes?

Conventional smokers often wish to quit smoking but find it difficult to stop. They take to e-cigarettes as a way of still having something to smoke without giving up smoking entirely. That way, they can gradually wean themselves off of cigarettes. Also, they might want to smoke in a public place without offending the sensibilities of those around them. They can do this as there is no foul odor from their cigarettes. For non-traditional smokers, curiosity would be the name. See more about how to use vaping to quit smoking.

What Makes E-Cigarettes Special?

Ah, simple. E-cigarettes offer different blends and mixes and flavors; something you’ll never find with a real cigarette. There is a different flavor and mix for every taste and palate, something conventional cigarettes don’t offer. With ordinary cigarettes, all you get is your tobacco and nicotine; nothing else. With vaping, you get your nicotine plus several other flavors, minus the tobacco.

What Are The Dangers Of Smoking E-Cigarettes?

It’s hard to say if anything is ever 100% safe. However, what you can be sure of is that e-cigarettes are much safer for you compared to traditional cigarettes. The ingredients that are used in e-cigs have been tested for more than 60 years. Research studies are promising. An estimated 2 million plus people now use e-cigs and this number is rising all the time. E-cigs are much safer than traditional cigarettes because they are less toxic choice than traditional cigarettes. See more about e-cigarette safety here.

What about Cancer?

Firstly, compared to traditional cigarettes, e-cigs don’t have anywhere near the same amount of cancer-causing chemicals present. Nitrosamines can be found in traditional cigarettes and these are well-known to cause cancer. Even though trace amounts of nitrosamines have been found in e-cigarettes. The amount found was nearly the same amount one would find in nicotine gum or a nicotine patch.

To put this into perspective, the amount of nitrosamines found in a Malboro cigarette is way less. It is approximately 1,300 times greater than what is found in an e-cig.

Why Should I Choose E-Cigarettes Over Traditional Cigarettes?

Reasons abound as to why electronic cigarettes are better choices than traditional cigarettes. Contains no tar, does not emit any foul-smelling smoke. Has fewer public restrictions. And, is also generally less expensive than conventional cigarettes.

Does Smoke From Vaping Devices Smell Like That From Real Cigarettes?

No it does not. The smoke emitted from real cigarettes is foul-smelling. The vapor emitted from vaping devices smells like the flavor of the e-liquid used. In other words, it is sweet-smelling, or just pleasant smelling. Several users and non-users have attested as much.

How Can I “Smoke” an E-Cig?

A person who is “smoking” an e-cig, is generally referred to as “vaping”. You are not smoking because essentially there is no physical smoke. Vaping using an e-cigarette is pretty much the same as smoking a traditional cigarette. However, there are a few things that could make your vaping experience slightly more pleasant.

Ensure that you take slow, steady, and controlled hits for a smoother vape experience. Try not to draw on the e-cig too hard as this will result in a much harsher hit.
Holding cigarette smoke in your lungs when smoking a traditional cigarette can increase the health risks. However, with an e-cig it might be more beneficial. Many people have reported a better taste and greater sensation when holding the vapour in their lungs for slightly longer.
After inhaling, try to hold the vapour down in your lungs for around 2-3 seconds minimum. This will allow you to truly experience the flavours. Learn more about how to vape.

Can an E-Cigarette Be Used Indoors, in a Public Place?

At the time of writing, there are currently no official laws in New Zealand that would prevent you from using e-cigarettes indoors in a public place. Although, you might find that certain companies or establishments will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes for various reasons. Please be considerate when using e-cigs in any place.

Are There Different Types of E-Cigarettes?

To put it quite simply, there are two different types of e-cigarettes. There are disposable e-cigarettes and those that are refillable. The best one for you will depend on many factors relating to how you smoke. If you are considered to be a heavy smoker then the best choice for you will definitely be a refillable e-cig. If you are only a light smoker, a disposable e-cig might be more suited towards you. See our page on what are e-cigarettes?

Do E-Cigs Last for a Long Time?

The e-cigarette unit has a whole will have a general life span of around 6 months to one year. One of the best things about using an e-cigarette is that you can easily replace the numerous parts. This means that you can get a longer life expectancy. In short, you can expect your e-cig unit to last anywhere from 6 months to one year. This will depend heavily on how much you use it.

How Long Does E-Cigarette Batteries Last?

That depends on the capacity of the battery in the vaping device. Batteries can last from one hour to forty-eight hours depending on the capacity and usage. Heavier use will ordinarily reduce the amount of time it will last, likewise reduce the overall charging time. So, in case your battery becomes flat, please carry a spare battery in your holdall or pocket.

How Do I Charge My Battery?

First, you unscrew the battery and then detach same from the atomizer. Then you screw the battery to the end of a usb charging cord. Then plug the end of the cord into an adapter or a usb port in your laptop. Next, plug into a power outlet and then charge. Please take care not to overcharge or the battery can lose power. More on how to charge the battery, fill the tank and clean an e-cigarette here.

How Do I Take Care Of My Vaping Starter Kit?

When you buy a vaping starter kit, it is good to maintain it properly. Otherwise you might start encountering unwanted problems with it. Ensure you clean your device everyday because dirty connections in your device may cause it not to work properly. Clean the atomizer connector and battery connector thoroughly with a cleaning agent. To this effect, rubbing alcohol or baking soda with a scrunched-up tissue will work perfectly well. Also, ensure that you don’t overcharge the battery or it will begin to lose power. So, once the charging cycle is done, ensure you unplug the device totally from the power outlet. See learn more ego cigarette instructions.

How Much Could I Save?

The amount that you could save from switching over to an e-cigarette will depend heavily on how much smoke. And with the cost of cigarettes always rising, this gives you even more of a reason to start using an e-cig. Please take a look at the guide below to find out how much you could save:

*Amount of cigarettes smoked per day – *money saved per year by switching to e-cigs.

10 – $2,000
20 – $4,300
30 – $6,700
40 – $9,100

Can E-Cigs Be Used to Help a Smoker Quit?

E-cigarettes aren’t actually created for this purpose. However, there is sufficient evidence to assume that a smoker could use an e-cigarette to help them quit their smoking habit. Research conducted in the US and New Zealand shows that the highest number of quitters are those who use/used an e-cig. Learn more on vaping to quit smoking.

What Are The Ingredients Used In Vaping E-Liquid?

The e-liquid used with e-cigarettes has many different names. Some people may refer to it as e-liquid, e-juice, or simply juice or liquid. The e-liquid will either have two or three ingredients, in addition to nicotine. Nicotine is of course optional (many people don’t include nicotine though). The e-liquid blend will include propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin. These solutions are used in a multitude of common foodstuffs you can buy at the supermarket. And yes, it is perfectly safe. Flavouring is also usually added to the liquid mixture. You’ll be able to find various flavours ranging from the standard tobacco taste all the way to more exotic flavours such as pineapple. Learn more about e-juice ingredients.

Is It Legal to Sell/Purchase E-Cigs in New Zealand?

At the time of writing, the sale and possession of e-cigarettes and e-liquid is completely legal. However, the sale of e-liquid containing nicotine is a grey area. This e-liquid containing nicotine can only be sold by registered pharmacies or can be imported for personal use.

However, a recent announcement made by the NZ government said that nicotine e-liquid will become legal very soon.

What Are Vape Starter Kits?

These are the different kits offered by vaping products sellers for the vaping needs of different levels of vapers at different prices. It could be the Cartomizers, or the Clearomizers, or the Tanks, each shaped, weighs, and flavored differently. It just all depends on the vaping needs of the person purchasing the kit. And also on the size of their pockets. See the vape kits sold on this website.

What Are The Best Vaping Setup For New Vaping Beginners?

There are no right or wrong choices, really. New e-cigarette vaporers can simply look through available catalogs, decide on any of the diverse offerings for sale. Also look to your pockets because the prices vary, and then experiment. That way, you can find the right setup you might to stick with for the long run. See our page on what is the best vape starter kit to get.

Which Vaping Products Should I Choose?

There are a lot of products in the market and the choice can be extremely daunting, particularly for a beginner. All you have to do is browse through the available vape kit catalog. Note down the model, design, price and special features of each product, then you make your choice. There is no right or wrong choice. Each product is different and comes with unique features that set it apart from the other ones in the market.

Where Can I Buy Vaping Kits?

You can browse through the vaping products catalog here and make your choice.

Are Your Products Compatible for other Countries?

Our zipper kits come with an adapter plug for  a wall power supply. They are only compatible for use in New Zealand and Australia. All other countries will need to use their own wall plug fittings. However the USB cord which comes with all our products is universal and will fit into any USB hub. This could be a computer or other standard usb hub. This means you can recharge your batteries anywhere in the world. However, we have special shipping conditions for international orders. See the shipping page for more info.

What Are The Best Vaping Products Out There?

This is a question that would be better answered along the lines of consumers’ personal choices. You make your choice, then decide to stick with it.

Hope that all these answers your vaping questions. If you have a question not covered in this vape faq page, please ask me. You can contact me here.

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