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  • Two biggest vaping myths busted

    If you're new to the vaping industry - you might already have swallowed up some of the misinformation out there. You're not alone. As a relatively new technology, it's natural for there to be a few myths floating around, and if you haven't really looked into vaping much already - you might already believe some of them. In this article, we're going to look at two of the biggest myths about vaping, so you can separate fact from fiction.

    "Vaping and E-cigarettes are the same"

    This simply isn't the case. While they obviously occupy a similar section of the tech market, they're actually aimed at completely different types of people. E-cigarettes are made to look like traditional cigarettes and are aimed specifically at the "quitting smoking" niche.

    While the jury is still out on exactly how much healthier they are, it's generally accepted by most that they're a less dangerous way to ease yourself off of traditional tobacco. After all, they don't have any tobacco but they do have nicotine in them if you choose to vape with anything above 0MG.

    Alternatively, vaping has almost created a market by itself. While they might have originally started in a similar area as e-cigarettes (for quitting smoking) - there are now large modding communities that take vaping very seriously and will continue to do so. There are all sorts of different flavours and ways to modify different units. People create videos and share the different contraptions that they've put together. Some of it is high tech, and impressive - and it's far fly from those "basic" e-cigarette units.

    "They're expensive"

    Here's another big myth. People see the up-front cost of some vaping units and don't think any deeper about it. Yes - the up-front cost of most vape pens is higher than a pack of cigarettes (although this is starting to change as tobacco becomes more expensive).

    The important thing to remember is that they're highly re-usable. Once you've finished with a pack of cigarettes, you're done - but not with vape units. These can be re-filled and re-used for years, meaning you actually save a ton compared to traditional cigarettes over the long-run. Even that vape unit could quickly pay for itself compared to buying a pack of cigarettes every day. When you look at it like this, you'll realise how cheap vaping is in comparison.

    Hopefully, we've now busted two of the key myths in the vaping industry.

  • All the new fruit flavour suggestions from the latest competition

    We’ve just concluded another Vaper Empire competition, and there were so many great suggestions for new fruit flavours, it really got us thinking. Here are some of our favourite fruit flavour suggestions of all of the entries to our competition:

    • Peach
    • Pineapple
    • Lime & Watermelon
    • Strawberry & Kiwifruit
    • Watermelon & Kiwifruit
    • Mango & Raspberry
    • Green Apple & Strawberry
    • Banana
    • Apple pie

    I’m not sure the last one really counts as a fruit flavour, but some of the others sound really delicious! Do you have any more fruit flavour suggestions that you can think of?

    Shop our e-liquids here. 

  • CELEBRITY VAPING PROFILE: KATY PERRY

    Katy Perry, the international superstar pop singer who hails from the US, is known for her hits “Dark Horse", "Teenage Dream" and "Firework" is a proud vaper.

    Katy was born as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but is mainly known as her stage name. She was allegedly one of the earliest celebrity adopters of vaping.

    Katy has been spotted vaping on numerous occasions but most commonly, tends to be using a bright purple device. She was also spotted vaping at a party she held at her estate, leisurely holding her beer and enjoying her vape.

    Katy has a net worth of more than US$125 million.

  • Editor's choice: spring e-liquid flavours

    Keen on finding that perfect springtime flavour? While our flavours are all epic all year round, we find these flavours particularly delectable in Spring.

    SPRING IN SIBERIA

    How could we leave this one off of the list? A menthol and mint blend that is perfectly refreshing and ideal for springtime. Brodie said that "This is a great liquid and if you have multiple tanks I'd say a must have in your rotation. Really clears the palate and leaves a fresh taste behind. Smells like Allen's Minties and I love it."

    A smooth blend of bilberry, kiwi, and pear. Perfectly fruity and so much like a perfect springtime fruit salad. One customer said "The cactus flavor is very unique, it's unusual but goes down nicely and smells amazing! Maybe not my all day vape but definitely nice for something different."
    Crisp, sweet and with a hint of tartness, our Apple E-liquid tastes like it was just plucked from the tree. Jackie said "A refreshing apple taste, not too sweet or overpowering. Nice and smooth. I really enjoy this one."
    A classically tropical taste sensation, Vaper Empire’s Coconut E-liquid brings the flavour of Far North Queensland to your vapouriser. "This flavour depicts the true entirety of the coconut. Breathed out through the nose you will have the sensation of smelling the textured brown outer layer of the coconut whilst breathed in through the mouth you will taste the sweet and nutty inner layers with a tinge of the leafy green stem. This is my review of Vaper Empires coconut flavour, in a nutshell it is amazing. I'd also like to add that I have shopped around and these flavours are second to NONE with their quality and truth to taste."
    Vanilla custard with caramel. The sweet but perfect blend of sweet flavours is ideal for an after dinner treat. "My favourite flavour and I have tried 6 of the Classics and 6 of the Artisan. This one is the go to, smooth and delicious and smells great!" - Mark.
  • The ultimate vaping glossary:

    If you're new around here, here is the ultimate vaping glossary to get you started. If you're a veteran vaper and have any terms to add, please leave a comment for us!

    ADV
    :  Refers to an 'All Day Vape’, an e-liquid that a vaper is happy to vape for a long period of time.

    AFS: An auto feed system.

    Aerosol: Vapour produced by an e-cigarette.

    APV: Advanced personal vaporiser.

    Atomiser:  A component of an e-cigarette, that converts the e-Liquid to vapour.

    Atty:  Slang for Atomiser.

    Automatic: A type of vaping device that works when inhaled rather than pressing a button.

    Auto Shut Off: When a device is able to automatically turn off if it's overheating. Also known as Battery Cut Off.

    Battery: The battery powers the atomiser. Sometimes rechargeable.

    Batt: Slang for Battery.

    Base Liquid: Basic e-liquid made from vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol.

    Base Mix: Basic e-liquid with nicotine added.

    Blanks: Empty cartridges for a vaper to fill with e-liquid.

    Box Mod: A boxy, square APV.

    Bridge: Also known as an Atomiser Wick.

    Cartridge: The catridge holds the e-liquid.

    Cart: Short for Cartridge. Also known as Carto.

    Cartomiser/Cartomizer: A combined atomiser and cartridge in one device.

    Clouds: The effect when vapour is exhaled by the user.

    Cloud Chaser: See blog post here. 

    Coil: The coil heats the e-liquid.

    Cig-a-Like: A type of vaping device that looks like a traditional cigarette.  See our V-Pack II. 

    Draw: The vaping equivalent of the ‘Drag’ with traditional cigarettes.

    Dry Burn: The process of drawing on your e-cigarette when there is no e-Liquid in the cartridge.

    E-Cig: Electronic cigarette. Also known as E-Cigarette and Electronic Cigarette.

    E-Juice: E-liquid, also known simply as 'Juice' 'Smoke Juice' and 'Liquid'.

    E-Liquid: The liquid vapourised in a vaping device.

    E-Smoking: General term for vaping.

    Flooding: Flooding can occur in your device if too much liquid reaches the atomiser.

    French Hit: Vaping out of the lungs, and then re-inhaling it into the nose.

    Hybrid:  A vaping device with the atomiser and battery in one unit.

    Kick: Used to describe the hit at the back of the throat when vaping.

    Li-on: Lithium-ion batteries.

    LED:  A light at the end of an e-cigarette that omits a glow like a traditional cigarette.

    MAH: Battery power rating.

    Manual: A device that works when a button is pushed, rather than an Automatic.

    MG: Milligram strength per millilitre of nicotine in the E-liquid.

    Menthol: A fresh tasting e-liquid flavour, derived from peppermint.

    Mod:  Also known as a modified vaping device.

    Nicotine: Found in natural tobacco, but also added to e-liquids. We have from 0mg to 24mg. 

    Nic: Short for Nicotine.

    Nic Juice: E-Liquid that contains Nicotine.

    OHM: A measure of electrical resistance.

    Pen Style: One of many types of e-cigarettes. They resemble a pen and are relatively small and thin.

    PEG: Polyethylene Glycol. Also known as PG.

    Starter Kits: Everything you need to get started on your vaping journey. Shop ours here. 

    Tank: The clear chamber that holds the e-Liquid.

    Vaper: A user of vaping products.

    Vapour: The cloud or aerosol produced by an e-cig.

    Vegetable Glycerol /Glycerine (VG): One of the two primary base substances used to create e-Liquids.

    Wick: The wick helps the liquid to flow to the atomiser. Made from silica.

    Zero-Nic: A nicotine free e-liquid.

  • Celebrity vaping profile: Johnny Depp

    Ol' Johnny boy is quite the vaper and has been spotted at many prestigious events with his vape in hand in the past few. He took up vaping after a scene in his 2010 film "The Tourist" where his character vapes on a train while sitting across from actress Angelina Jolie.

    Johnny Depp was born in 1963, and has had a huge career since he shot to stardom in 1987. He developed a real friendship with director Tim Burton, and has since starred in many collaborations with the director.

    Depp resides in France, Los Angeles, and a secluded private island in the Bahamas. Divides his time in France between Meudon, a suburb of Paris and a villa in Plan-de-la-Tour, an hour outside of St Tropez.

  • Celebrity vaping profile: Katherine Heigl

    Actress and former model Katherine Heigl is well known for her starring roles in Knocked Up, Grey's Anatomy and 27 Dresses.  Heigl was born in Washington on 24 November 1978 to parents Nancy Engelhardt and Paul Heigl. She's one of four children. She's been married to Josh Kelley, American singer-songwriter, since 2007, and the pair now has three children together.

    Along with her highest profile small screen success to date, Grey's Anatomy, she starred in comedy film Knocked Up alongside Hollywood comedian Seth Rogan which brought her a lot of media attention. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Heigl called the movie "a little sexist", and said that the film "paints the women as shrews, as humourless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys". This brought her some negative media attention, but at least Heigl was honest about this and mentioned the obvious negative stereotypes of women in comedy films that are common in Hollywood.

    Katherine Heigl has recently joined the cast of incredibly popular TV series Suits.

    Katherine has been using e-cigarettes since just before her interview with David Letterman more than five years ago. She used her e-cigarette on the show and then urged David Letterman to try it too. He said that the device was "remarkable!".

    Watch the conversation between Katherine Heigl and David Letterman about vaping below:

  • The 10 worst holiday destinations for vapers

    So there are many places that restrict vaping use. Whether they confiscate vape equipment on arrival, dish out fines or their usage results in jail time, it's so important to know the laws of whichever country you are visiting when you're on holiday.

    Here are 10 countries that ban vaping:

    1. Thailand
      Unfortunately, the beautiful, beachy location has some of the worsts strictest vaping laws, with penalties up to 10 years!
    2. Singapore:
      Singapore is a small yet incredible country with amazing food! Unfortunately, like gum, vaping is illegal in Singapore.
    3. Egypt: You may want to see the pyramids, but you, unfortunately, can't take your vape pen with you.
    4. Columbia: Columbia also won't allow vaping, unfortunately, with most of South America joining in on having bans on vaping.
    5. Mexico: Mexico doesn't allow vaping either, so best to stick to the rest of North America if you're planning on bringing your favourite device with you on holiday.
    6. Indonesia: Vaping is banned here too. Excercise caution.
    7. United Arab Emirates:
      E-cigs have been banned since 2009 in the UAE, and any vaping gear is seized at the airport if you attempt to bring it into the UAE.
    8. Turkey: Allegedly, the sale of vaping products and eliquids is banned here, so it's a bit of a grey area. Do your own research and exercise caution.
    9. Brazil:
      Tourists in Brazil are warned against smoking e-cigarettes. The country banned them back in 2014 and will fine you for having vaping products.
    10. Belgium: Technically vaping friendly but their laws are quite tough. Do your research and proceed with caution.

    Countries where vaping is allowed:

    You're safe to vape in England. In fact, it's encouraged by the government in the UK. Here are a few more great holiday destinations for vapers:

    North America
    Czech Republic
    Poland
    Switzerland
    China
    South Korea
    Pakistan
    Maldives
    New Zealand
    Fiji
    Ireland
    Finland
    Germany

  • The vaping surge in prisons in the UK

    Last year, the usage of e-cigs in prisons in the United Kingdom was greenlit by the UK government after the smoking ban caused issues in many prisons according to Ali Anderson.

    Prisoners were rioting post the smoking ban. Now, as many as 33,000 (and counting) prisoners have switched to vaping. According to a prison service spokesperson, “All closed prisons in England and Wales are now smoke free reducing the risk of second-hand smoke to prisoners and staff. Prisoners have been given support in quitting smoking if they need it including vapes, e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy.”

    According to official statistics, a huge 80 per cent of the 70,000 prisoners were reported to be taking desperate measures after the nicotine patches.

    Assaults in the prison increased post the ban, and this lead to The Ministry of Justice sanctioning a new scheme to allow vaping in UK prisons. It was so successful that it was soon rolled out to other jails in the UK.

    A Public Health England communication reported: “Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service have agreed to make the rechargeable vaping devices piloted in Wales available across the whole estate, including within the Long Term High Security and Women’s prisons.”

    A  released inmate that was in  Derbyshire’s Foston Hall Prison during the new scheme told Metro news that they “could not have done my two month sentence without my vape, I saw how bad it was when the smoking ban came in last year and when I had to go back in I was dreading craving a burn. However, I got a vaping machine and it made my sentence a lot easier.”

  • 5 celebrities that are actually vapers

    We all know that Leonardo DiCaprio is a vaper, but there are a few celebrities that you may not realise are actually vapers.

    Katy Perry:
    The ultra famous pop star is one of the most suprising on the list of vapers. She was spotted smoking an e-cig at her own party.

    Lindsay Lohan:
    This party girl (or ex.. party girl) is known for her bad habits, but she has since swapped for a vape pen. She's been seen using a vape since 2011, which makes her one of the first super celebs to use a vape.

    Katherine Heigl:
    The Greys Anatomy star  outed herself as a vaper on the David Letterman, where she showed off her vape pen, and even took a puff on air. She has also been vaping seen out and about.

    Ben Affleck:
    The  Daredevil actor quite enjoys a puff of his device while driving around.

    Isla Fisher:
    The Aussie actress is most well known for her roles on Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers, and being the face of the ING bank. Isla has been spotted vaping in public by paparazzi.

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