iQ One Review

Introducing the iQ One from Hangsen

The iQ One is the hybrid pod system vaporizer released by the popular e-liquid manufacturer Hangsen under their iQ brand and the device ranks in our three best e cig vape devices. Hangsen have also brought out the successful ultra-thin vape pod, the iQ Air. Hangsen have been operating in the e-liquid industry since 2009 and are very well known so I was interested to see how their attempt at a crossover into hardware would turn out. Hangsen produce e-liquid for many companies who then re-brand it with their own label.

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iQ One pod and coil features

This vape pen or vaporizer is referred to as a hybrid pod system because it can be used for vaping a variety of e liquids, both traditional e-liquid, nicotine salts and CBD vape oil. You simply select the appropriate coil. The tank or pod is magnetically connected to the iQ One so there is no fiddling around with screw threads which also helps to ensure leaking is minimised.

The iQ also has comes with two coil types which screw into the bottom of the pod and can be replaced. The refill port in the pod is large enough to be filled with ease and while refilling slowly you should encounter no issues, however if you fill it too quickly you might encounter an airlock problem. Once filled, the pod tank is sealed by a rubber plug, this is secured so don’t worry about it getting lost. Looking into the transparent pod allows you to easily see how much e-liquid you have. However once it is inserted into the iQ one body there is no viewing window so you need to be aware of how much e liquid you have, simply pop the tank out and look! When you start out you will need to make sure to check on the pod frequently, you soon get a feel for how long it takes to use up 2 ml of your favourite vape juice.

With this vaporizer you have two coil options, 0.6 and 0.8 ohms, which are both very similar looking but are marked accordingly to avoid confusion. They both have an integrated airflow control ring at their base which allows you to adjust the amount of airflow to your exact requirement. How much airflow you will like is a personal preference as it affects flavour and vapour thickness. The 0.6 ohm coil is ideal for your regular e liquids whilst the 0.8 ohm coil works extremely well with both CBD vape oil and nic salts.

iQ size and ergonomics

Like most hybrid pod systems this vaporizer is intended to be highly portable; it weighs around 112 grams and feels substantial in the hand but it is still comfortable in a pocket, and is not as chunky and as heavy as a vape mod or box mod si it wont be an annoyance to carry around. However you will know that you’ve got it on you due to its weight and size. Part of the weight of this vaporizer comes from its polished zinc alloy main chassis which gives it a solid body and premium feel. In combination with the various finishes (resin, leather, plastic, silver charcoal, gold charcoal) it makes for a visually pleasing vaporizer.

There is the main function button in the centre of the vaporizer which activates the product and the iQ logo is embedded into the body of the vaporizer, both these looked solid in my opinion and the placement of the button fits in the hand nicely. On the left of the vaporizer there is both a small LED and a micro USB port that is used for charging. The LED is used to display the battery life of the vaporizer, red is less than 30%, blue is 30% – 70%, and green is anything above 70%, this light is also used to show different error messages. Visually the whole product looks solid, slick and has a really good build quality to it, there are the usual safety signs and “Hybrid Vapor System” written in large letters which I do not particularly like but assume much of it has to be included so is something that you will get with any other vaporizer.

iQ One battery life

The IQ One vaporizer has a relatively solid 1100 mAh battery life which is very good for a portable vaporizer, however it is slightly heavier than some of the competition in the field of portable vaporizers. You cant have 1100 mAh of battery life and a feather-light vape. The weight adds to the presence of the device and if you don’t mind that extra weight this is an excellent choice, as the battery will last for a long time and the pods are a sufficient for extended use without refills. If you spend a lot of time on the go and, despite its large battery, still worry about the iQ One vaporizer running out of battery, you can always just carry the included micro USB charging cable which is really convenient as it can plug into laptops, computers, USB hubs, in fact virtually any device. The combination of having a large battery and a convenient charging solution ensures that wherever you go, you’ll never be without battery. Another good factor is that vaping while the device is charging is supported ie “pass-through”. To achieve a full charge, it takes around one and a half hours which is good if you are on the go and stopping off In a café or hotel room. However, most of the time people charge their vaporizers over night so this is not a major factor.

So to sum up, this device has an impressive battery life for a small portable vape and the pass through facilitates all day (and night) vaping and at £29.99 it is impressive.

The iQ One vape kit contents and accessories

Out of the box, the iQ One will include the iQ One itself, the charging cable I mentioned, the pod along with a pre-installed coil, the two coils and the micro USB to USB charging cable. There are no replacement mouth-tips which is disappointing, but they are not usually included in products under £50.

  • 1 x Hangsen iQ battery pod device
  • 1 X iQ pod refill tank
  • 1 x Mini USB charger
  • 1 x 0.6 ohm coil
  • 1 X 0.8 ohm coil
  • 1 x iQ One user manual
  • 1 X iQ One drip tip mouth piece

The iQ One performance

The most important part of the product is how it performs; the iQ pod device delivers an excellent flavour and with the sub ohm coils you get considerable vapour which really helps in nicotine absorption. Other pod devices simply will not compete, you would need a larger scale (read awkward) vape mod to get this level of vapour and flavour.

The custom air flow controls allows for a range of air flows so you can customise your experience to match your preferences, however if you are someone who enjoys a super tight MTL draw this might not be the product for you. Part of the performance is also the experience of the product; its excellent build quality and classy finishes allows for a premium look and comfortable user experience.

Things to bear in mind

The iQ One is not like your average pod. This device gives you freedom to choose your e liquid, nic salts or CBD brand and with its sub ohm functionality is more a kin to a new-gen small scale vape mod, a pod-mod perhaps – but with an all day battery!  Your standard pod device uses sealed non-refillable e liquid pods and will not give this level of vapour, typically requiring a recharge 2 -4 times a day – not the iQ One though. But before buying the iQ One be aware that you will have to buy additional packs of coils and you might have to buy a replacement e liquid pod if you lose or break your previous one. This will save you money compared to buying a pod device that is prefilled. The iQ accessories are reasonably priced (the coils are £3.99 for a pack of three and the pods are available at £4.99 and include a 0.8 ohm coil) the drip tip is not available to buy which is a shame as it could become damaged through extended use.

Hangsen iQ One maintenance

iQ One tank - coil and refill

With anything that requires maintenance you need to think about the future and whether these pods and coils will be sold long term. Many companies bring out new vape devices all the time and you want to be sure you have the ability to continue using your device and replacing coils is part of that, Hangsen is an established vape company so there should not be any issues.

I would also point out here that some people have said they’ve struggled with slight condensation under the drip tip so to prevent this I would suggest that you clean everything with a paper towel before and after refilling the pod. Ensure the red rubber stopper is securely pressed into place.

The iQ One conclusion

The iQ One is a solid product, it has a premium look and feel, good battery life and a decent number of accessories. It is an excellent all-round vaporiser, there is always a slight trade of between battery life and weight and the iQ One balances that perfectly.

Is the iQ One worth buying?

It does no one thing spectacularly but performs extremely well overall. For its £29.99 price point it visually looks and feels like it’s worth a lot more. There is no device currently, apart from the iQ One, that has successfully bridged the gap between the cumbersome but effective sub ohm box mod or vape mod and a pod device and that is why you want to buy the iQ One. I would recommend this for anyone who doesn’t already have a vaporizer as it does everything you need well and is excellent value for money.

Hangsen iQ One Detailed Review
90.0 Total Score
  • Features include the best of mod and small scale e cig design
  • Hybrid vaping; nic salts, CBD oil or e liquid
  • The iQ has excellent build quality
  • Excellent vapour and flavour
  • All day vaping, strong battery life
  • Cons
  • Spare drip tip would be handy
  • Battery Life 90
    Quality 90
    Smoke Production 90

    iQ One features and technical specification

    iQ One sub ohm coils
    • Voltage – 3.7V
    • Resistance – 0.8 ohm/0.6 ohm
    • Size – 103.2 x 33.8 x 17.9 MM
    • Weight (Per kit) – 111.6 g
    • Body – Zinc Alloy
    • LED Light Indicator
    • Hangsen Battery – 1100 mAh
    • Tank Capacity – 2 ml
    • Charging – 5V
    • Two Colour Options – Silver / Gold
    • Removable Top Cap

    Why Dad Should Stop Smoking and Start Vaping

    Dad on his smoke-free journey

    Does dad smoke? The reality is that if he does, he has probably been smoking for a pretty long time – maybe your whole life in fact! While cigarettes are highly addictive and pose a severe health risk, it’s never too late to quit.

    Dad might be a cantankerous so and so, but deep down, he will care about how long he has to live and how many more years he gets to be in your life. With this in mind, why not help dad stop smoking and start vaping this Father’s Day?

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    Vaping is up to 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking

    First and foremost, vaping is significantly less harmful than smoking. In 2015 Public Health England published independent research that pointed to e-cigarettes being up to a staggeringly 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes, as well as endorsing the potential that vaping can help smokers becomes smoke-free.

    Cut Out the Risk of Smoking-Related Diseases

    It should come as no great surprise that smoking kills. Accountable for 16% of all adult deaths in the UK, the carbon monoxide and tens of thousands of carcinogens that are released and inhaled by your dad every time he smokes will only be causing harm to his health.

    By stopping smoking and starting vaping, your dad will seriously reduce his chances of developing one or more of over 50 smoking-related diseases.

    A primary cause of lung cancer, smoking may also lead to cancer in other parts of the body such as the mouth, throat, larynx, bladder, bowel and pancreas. Additionally, smoking will be damaging your dad’s heart and blood circulation, which could lead to another long list of devastating consequences such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

    Furthermore, conditions such as bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, respiratory infection and impotence in men are all potential side effects for long-term smokers.

    Research shows that smokers who receive the appropriate encouragement and support will ultimately be more likely to quit smoking than those who don’t. It might sound obvious, but positive motivation is a far better way to help your dad quit smoking than nagging and moaning, which will only have a negative impact.

    Vaping Essentials For Fathers Day

    The fear and trepidation you see in your father’s eyes as he contemplates using a vaporizer for the first time can be quickly allayed by buying him a simple and straightforward vaping starter kit. The best thing about vaping is that it doesn’t need to be complicated.

    Sure you could treat him to the latest and greatest in vaping technology, complete with coils, tanks and a selection of e liquids for him to play with; however, the psychological importance of making a smooth transition from smoker to vaper should not be underestimated.

    Dad should be able to open his starter kit box, give the battery a quick charge and start vaping straight away. Too many moving parts may prove too much of an obstacle for your dad to contend with as he embarks on quitting a habit of a lifetime.

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    Keep it simple and choose a device like Vapour2’s Starter Vape Kit that comes with everything your dad will need to get going, including a standard e-cigarette battery, USB charger and a choice of 6 flavoured e-liquid cartridges for him to try.

    V2 Pro Series 3 – V2’s first 3-in-1 vaporiser

    The Pro Series 3 is the first of the devices after the Ex series which has a larger capacity liquid tank, it has a longer battery life and also is a larger device that is lightweight and has a portable design. What does it mean by 3-in-1? This means that this device can be used to vape e-liquid, wax and you can vape dry herbs. For those who want to quit smoking and advance their device to the next step up from the Ex-series e-cigarette, this is a highly suitable device for them.

    Pro-series 3 black, blue and silver

    The PRO series 3 Kit contains:

    Getting Started with the Pro 3

    When you unpack the vape, be cautious and do not pull the USB charger out of the packaging.

    This will damage your USB charger. It’s recommended that you slide it out from the other side of the packaging. It’s really important that you read your instruction manual when you open up the packing. The fastest way to charge your device is to plug your USB into a wall charger plug rather than into a laptop or electric device.

    pro-series 3, cartridge and charger

    If your V2 Pro is not holding charge start at the wall:

    1. Check that the wall adaptor is working. You can use an iPhone plug as well.
    2. Make sure the magnetic USB charger is not faulty. When it is plugged in and fully functioning the tiny blue light on the magnetic section goes blue. It stays on the whole time it is plugged into a functioning wall plug. Please check this BEFORE you connect to the Vaporiser. You will not see this blue light if you have the V2 Pro connected.
    1. If the blue light on the USB charger does not come on and STAY on, it is the USB charger that is faulty and V2 will need to send you  another one (bare in mind you will have to send the product back to them along with everything in the box – charger, cartridge, battery so that it can be tested.)
    1. If the blue light  stays on connect the V2 Pro to the USB charger again.
    2. We recommend that you lock the device before charging. You do this by pressing the little button on the front 3 times.
    1. Around the base of the V2 Pro a red light will pulsate like a heartbeat monitor. If the red light is pulsing, that means that it is charging the charge.
    2. If the light around the base goes GREEN after a short period of time…leave it charging for a MINIMUM of 2 hours. An empty V2 battery Pro needs a minimum of 2 hours to be fully charged.
    1. If this does not resolve the problem then it is your Vaporiser that is faulty.
    2. Your V2 Pro Series 3 needs recharging when the white LED light at the bottom of the V2 begins a set of double blinks that dim off gradually.
    1. Make sure you change your liquid cartridge 15-20 refills. Overuse of the cartridge could damage your V2 Pro Series 3.
    2. Also change your Loose Leaf Cartridge every 3 to 4 months but please consult the V2 website for the complete instructions.

    Overall the pro series 3 is the cheapest of the V2 3-in-1 Vaporisers, it has the function to be used in different ways and is also lightweight.

    The text above goes into the nitty-gritty issues that people may rarely have with the products.

    e-Cigs on the NHS

    Could E-cigs soon be available on the NHS?

    e cigarettes on the NHSWith the ever-growing popularity of vaping in recent years and the various studies that show e cigarettes can be an effective aid to help quit smoking, there have been calls for them to be prescribed on the NHS.

    The Public Health Executive (PHE) has said that it was “committed to ensuring that smokers have a range of evidence-based effective tools to help them to quit”. PHE were looking forward to the time when there would be “a choice of medicinally regulated products that can be made available to smokers by the NHS on prescription.”

    The first steps towards this aim have been taken this month. An e-cigarette has been granted a licence by Britain’s medicines regulator for the first time. A licence has been granted by The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to British American Tobacco for its brand of e-Voke devices. These can now be marketed as a smoking cessation aid.

    A Cautious Approach

    Despite this ground-breaking advancement, Dr Tim Ballard, the vice-chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners has voiced concerns and urged for caution. Stating “Potentially there may be a place for the prescription of *e-Voke as part of a smoking cessation programme…”. Before telling patients that the devices are available on the NHS, Dr. Ballard called for more research to be carried out.

    Dr Ballard was also quoted as saying “GP’s would be very wary of prescribing them until there was clear evidence of their safety and of their efficacy in helping people to quit.”

    This suggests that although we have seen the first steps taken towards the medical regulation of e-cigarettes, we may still be some way from seeing them prescribed by the NHS to help smokers who wish to quit.

    Although the recent NHS Quit Smoking guide “10 health benefits of stopping smoking” the current FAQ section on the NHS “Quit Smoking” page asks:

    Can I get an e-cigarette from my GP?
    E-cigarettes are not currently available from the NHS on prescription, so you cannot get one from your GP.

    You can buy them from specialist vape shops, some pharmacies and other retailers, or on the internet.

    Electronic cigarette review sites and those who are pro e-cigarettes will point out that if we wait 10 years for evidence based information, many smokers will die. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over 5 million people WILL die from smoking in the USA alone!

    • e-Voke ; MHRA medicine licence granted to BAT. BAT also manufacture the Vype ePen 3, the eBox and Vype eTank range of e cigarettes

    VApril | The Perfect Month To Switch To Vaping

    Vaper with his head in the clouds this VApril

    How’s your VApril going so far? Whether you’ve been stoically supporting the vaping awareness month campaign or have begun to switch to vaping – we’re here to provide that added momentum, fresh impetus, and drive, that you may just require, in order to keep you vaping this VApril.

    Buying Your E-Liquid Online

    It might seem obvious, but one of the key contributing factors to staying smoke-free is enjoying the experience of your vape. This will predominantly come down to what you vape – your e-liquid. The flavour of your vape will be a matter of personal preference, however, the taste that you expect, should be clean and leave you satisfied.

    If you’ve just started vaping you may have discovered that not all e-liquids taste the same – far from it in fact. Additionally, and rather inconveniently, most high street retailers won’t necessarily stock the same brands of e-liquid, which means that unless you stock up on your favourite e-liquid well in advance, you might not always be able to experience the same consistently great taste that you want and have come to expect from your vaping.

    The answer? Buy your e-liquid online! Affordable, delivered quickly to your door and provide you with that same consistent high-quality e-liquid that you know will keep you away from the cigarettes – you can find your favourite flavours with a sample pack and then bulk buy as you see fit to save on costs.

    Need a More Powerful Vaporizer?

    In all instances, we recommend purchasing an affordable and easy to use starter e-cigarette such as Vapour2’s Classic Range. But what if that’s not giving you what you want in order to stay smoke-free. Depending on your previous habits and consumption of cigarettes, it’s feasible that a simple starter e-cigarette may not be satisfying your needs.

    It may seem like a drag, but the answer you’re looking for may be to do with the power of your e-cigarette, which means you’ll probably want to think about upgrading your device. If you’re keen to continue using prefilled e-liquid cartridges Vapour2’s EX Series will give you double the power and double the vapour production.

    If you’d like to introduce some serious power to your vaping experience and make the move to filling your own blank cartridges with e-liquid – then Vapour2’s Pro Series 3 and 3X is the device for you.

    How to stay smoke-free this VApril

    You may think that by owning a decent vaporizer and having a quantity of your new found favourite e-liquid to hand, that you’ve got all you need to keep vaping and stay smoke-free. In most cases this would be true, however, the real secret to staying smoke-free is to have a backup plan. By this, we mean essential accessories.

    E-cigarettes and vaporizers are expensive bits of kit, which is why you should avoid carrying devices around in your pockets or left loose in handbags or rucksacks. Having a suitable carry case to transport your battery and e-liquid should be a priority to keep your essentials safe.

    A replacement rechargeable battery may seem like an expense you’d rather not entertain at this point, but the worst thing when your craving nicotine is realising that your vaporizer has run out of power. Invest in a replacement battery that can be stored in your new carry case, and avoid the temptation to give into cigarettes just because you haven’t got enough battery in your vaporizer.

    Stay smoke-free, and vape happy this VApril.

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    Vape Together this VApril

    friends celebrating vapril

    Hi-ho and here we go, as another jam packed VApril challenge gets set go underway this spring. Calling upon vapers far and wide to celebrate, embrace and share the benefits that vaping can have on smokers lives – let’s take a look at what’s in store this April.

    Speak up for Vaping

    Know smokers who still think that vaping is some spurious and curious fandangled fashion accessory that poses the same risks as smoking? Studies suggest that 44% of the 7 million smokers in the UK are still unaware that e-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than their tobacco counterparts – which is quite frankly a worryingly high number.

    It was way back in 2015 that Public Health England (PHE) published their independent report stating that e cigs are staggeringly 95% less harmful than smoking and that vaping has the potential to help smokers become smoke-free. In fact, according to PHE, vaping may be helping up to 20,000 smokers relinquish the fatal habit of smoking and make the positive switch to vaping which account for estimates of 2.6 million vapers leading altogether healthier lives than they had been doing so previously.

    If you’re one of the millions vapers who have felt the positive benefits that vaping has had on your life, why not speak up for vaping and let people know your story. Join the Vapril Campaign and take the challenge to speak up for vaping.

    Switch on to Vaping

    Still smoking? Not aware that 16% of all adult fatalities in England are caused by smoking related diseases? Where. Have. You. Been.

    We know that smoking is a ridiculously addictive habit, which is why funnily enough, e cigs were conceived in the first place. Designed to simulate the act of smoking and providing a delivery of nicotine to your bloodstream – heating e-liquid into a vaporised state at low temperature is in stark contrast to the thousands upon thousands of carcinogenic materials and carbon monoxide you inhale every time you light up.

    Why not ditch the cigarettes this April and try taking the Vapril challenge? Switch on to a Vaping plan by simply heading to the Vapril website and get some great advice on how to get your vaping adventure started with 4 simple steps to follow to help you become smoke-free.

    Easier than you might think, all you’ll need is a simple Starter Sampler Pack which will include a rechargeable battery, USB charger and a choice of flavoured e-liquid cartridges. Hey presto, you’re good to go!

    Seeking expert advice

    Deciding to vape for the first time doesn’t need to be a big deal, but it’s feasible that you will have the odd question or two. “What kind of vaporiser should I use?” “Does it matter where I get my e-liquid from?” “I’ve got all the gear and genuinely know idea”.

    All valid enquiries that can be addressed at the ever so informative Expert Advice section of the Vapril website.

    Good luck and happy Vapril.

    Importance of Buying High Quality E-Liquid

    Vaping E-Liquid to find the best quality

    The experience you have when you vape will generally be down to two things. One – how decent your e cigarette device is. And two the quality of the e-liquid that you are actually vaping. Let’s take a look at the latter and the importance of buying the best e-liquid you can.

    How Do You Know What Quality E-Liquid Is?

    We’ve all been there. The sight of a new, colourful e liquid on display at your local shop vying for vaping attention. ‘On Sale’ you notice. ‘Introductory Offer!’ it says emblazoned on the neon sign. ’10 for the price of 1’.

    The appealing affordability of the cheap e-liquid at hand might seem like a tempting one. Though it’s important to tread with a little caution if you don’t want to be caught left with a nasty tasting e-liquid.

    The rise in popularity of vaping and the lucrative market that it yields has led to some nuisance purveyors trying to get a slice of the action. This leads to choosing to use cheaper, synthetic ingredients to create e juice that isn’t that ‘juicy’.

    Leaving a somewhat sinister aftertaste, cheap e-liquids might not be what you’re looking to quit stop smoking and seeking a pleasurable vaping experience.

    Ultimately you should source your e-liquid from a well-established, reputable seller who has garnered a host of glowing reviews by real customers.

    Look for flavourings derived from natural ingredients that have been suitably tested. Those with nothing to hide will be happy to share with you the ingredients that you can then research yourself.

    Should they be a reputable and honest seller, they will follow the Tobacco Products Directive regulations. This will cover all things ingredients and testing before those products becoming available to you the consumer.

    Consistent Flavours

    When you smoked cigarettes, the consistency of the flavour of your tobacco was never really in question. You would light up, and it would taste the same every time.

    Buying cheap imitation e-liquids, more than likely manufactured with cheap ingredients – is never a good start.

    The likelihood that you might not always get the same flavour when you vape is also high when you go down that route. Besides, how do you know what’s in it?

    By buying e-liquid made from the best possible ingredients you’ll stand a better chance of enjoying a consistent flavour profile every time you vape.

    Enjoying the experience and flavour of your vape is key to you remaining smoke-free. Even if it might cost a little more than the e juice found at the petrol station at the end of your road.

    A poor quality e-liquid made with cheap ingredients will only result in a nasty aftertaste that may just put you off the idea of vaping altogether.

    You Are What You Vape

    The annoying sound of your parents declaring “you are what you eat” as you tuck into your fourth bowl of ice cream. These may be the words you used to loathe, but to an extent they were right. From late brunch to a liquid lunch, what we consume naturally plays a significant role in our functions.

    Eat too much sugar and you’re prone to diabetes, too much dairy can create dairy intolerances, and too much of anything will have its own set of ensuing consequences.

    Vaping e-liquid is 95% less harmful than smoking. However, the technology and use of e cigs simply haven’t been around long. Certainly not long enough for scientists to observe any potential long-term damage.

    Avoid e liquids with lengthy lists of synthetic ingredients and ensure the e-liquid you use is fit for your consumption.

    Public Health England Insist that Vaping is Safer

    As part of Public Health England’s (PHE) Health Harms Campaign, a nauseating new video has been released detailing the grizzly effects that smoking tobacco has compared to that of the vapour from e cigarettes.

    If you vape, you will undoubtedly be aware of the advantages that e cigarettes hold over their traditional tobacco-based counterparts – more money, an improved sense of health, less time spent out in the cold just to get your nicotine hit…the list goes on. Despite the tangible benefits on offer, of some 6 million smokers in England almost half (44%) wrongly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or that they are unaware of the significantly lower risk that vaping has on their health (22%).

    The Damage Tobacco Has On Your Body

    Representing a month’s worth of smoking and vaping, scientists Dr Lion Shahab and Dr Rosemary Leonard compare the smoke of a cigarette versus the vapour produced from an e cigarette while using cotton wool buds to represent what might happen inside our bodies. We all know that smoking is bad and as we are sure you will, of course, concur, the evidence from the experiment is frightful, to say the least.

    Expectedly, the chamber of cotton buds subjected to the tobacco smoke is doused and covered in sticky black tar – far from a good thing to be taking place within our bodies.

    In comparison, the chamber of cotton wool buds that were met with the vapour from the e-cigs appeared free from any such stain with an area in the middle of cotton wool buds being damp at best as the only kind resulting consequence.

    Vaping is 95% Less Harmful than Smoking

    While not completely risk-free, the video recently published by PHE is both a sobering and a startling visual representation that backs up their declaration in 2015 that e cigarettes are up to 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco and that vaping has the potential to help smokers become smoke-free.

    Conducting the experiment, smoking cessation academic Dr Lion Shahab commented:

    “Research we and others have conducted shows that vaping is much less harmful than smoking and that using e cigarettes on a long-term basis is relatively safe, similar to using licensed nicotine products, like nicotine patches or gum. Using e cigarettes or nicotine replacement such as patches or gum will boost your chances of quitting successfully.”

    More Education On E cigarettes Needed 

    Despite an estimated 2.5 million vapers in England having successfully quit smoking with the help of e cigarettes, it is clear that more education and information is needed to help the 44% of smokers understand that vaping is a much less harmful alternative to the toxic and life-threatening habit of smoking cigarettes.

    Director of Health Improvement at PHE, Professor John Newton said:

    “It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e cigarette are being put off due to false fears about safety. We need to reassure smokers that switching to an e cigarette would be much less harmful than smoking.”

    From contracting ‘popcorn lung’ to vaporizers pulverising homes, myths and the false rumours that surround e cigs are a prevalent thing which can at times be something of a struggle to arrest, quell and quash. Various advertising limitations imposed on the e cigarette industry mean that it can be difficult to convey the positive impact that e cigarettes have on so many ex-smokers lives’, which in turn can make it difficult to convince the naysayers otherwise that vaping is a far less harmful habit.

    Know someone that smokes? Forward them this blog, show them the video, and give them the low down on all things e cigs, e juice and more – they’ll thank you later when they’re a vaper.

    Save Money & Switch to E-cigarettes this New year

    Women inserts coin in to piggy bank to save money

    ‘Tis  the season to inadvertently relinquish your life savings to Father Christmas! From Christmas cards to Christmas crackers and festive food to fabulous presents, there’s no escaping how expensive the seasonal splurge can be. Smoker? The chances are, what with countless Christmas gatherings and office parties to attend to, the opportunity to smoke more than your fair share of tobacco is one you casually and causally meet with open arms. A Christmas list as long as your arm and umpteen packets of cigarettes later and the balance of one’s bank account may be a little on the bleak side. Ready to start saving money? Ditch the cigarettes and switch to vaping and you could well be on your way to saving yourself a pretty penny in the foreseeable future.

    How much do E-cigarettes Cost?

    Where a typical pack of 20 cigarettes might cost somewhere in the region of £10 – £12, Vapour2 starter kits cost £19.99 and come with 4 different flavoured e-liquid cartridges. Each individual cartridge provides you with the equivalent of a pack of 20 cigarettes, which means that at the very least you may be saving £20 straight away.

    Once you’ve found your vaping feet so to speak and have identified the best flavour and nicotine strength to suit your needs, you may want to invest in some refillable cartridges and multipacks of your favourite flavoured e-liquids.

    Refillable cartridges (£4.99 – £8.31 per cartridge) are suitable for between 45 – 60 refills and a single bottle of 10ml premium quality e-liquid (£5.99) will contain enough to refill your cartridge 10 times or more. This is a great way to further keep costs down and to keep that piggy bank plump.

    Buying your kit and e liquid isn’t necessarily the same as buying your standard pack of cigarettes and there exists a world of vaping paraphernalia that if you’re not careful could lead you down a fairly costly route. We would always recommend to purchase a starter kit to introduce yourselves to vaping. This way you can find a flavour that works for you and evolve and upgrade your vaping equipment along the way as you see fit.

    How Much Money will I Save by Switching to E-cigarettes?

    Depending on your habits your choice of devices and accessories, the amount of money you will save by switching to vaping will of course differ. If you smoke 20 a day, you could be spending anything from £310 to £375 a month on cigarettes. However, vaping the equivalent number may cost you just under £40 for the month (£19.99 Vapour2 Vape Pen including one refillable tank+ £19.99 for 3 x 10ml e-liquid). That’s a whopping saving of over £250 in just one month!

    Healthier Bank Balance, Healthier You

    As well as saving yourself a small fortune by switching to vaping, you may potentially be saving your own life too! In 2017, smoking-related deaths accounted for 16% of all adult fatalities in the UK. In 2015 Public Health England published an independent report stating that e-cigarettes are up to 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco and that they have the potential to help smokers become smoke-free.