What is Vaping?

Vaping refers to the use of an electronic device that heats a liquid (or e-liquid) turning it into an aerosol (sometimes referred to as “vapour”) which the user inhales. Vaping is intended for smokers and former smokers who want a less harmful alternative to cigarettes.

Open System

Open system vape devices are the most used form of vaping in Europe. They have a tank that is filled and/or refilled manually with e-liquid, which is then heated by a wick and a coil using the energy from a battery pack. These devices also have a removable mouthpiece, and a battery.

The main benefit of these systems is that they are reusable, thereby reducing waste. If a component of the device breaks, it can be replaced with no need to discard the entire device.

Closed system

Closed system vape devices have the same components, but they use self-contained disposable cartridges ready-filled with e-liquid and a heating element. The mouthpiece is built into the cartridge and discarded when the e-liquid is depleted. The battery is normally re-usable.

The main benefit of these systems is their ease of use, making them ideal for smokers switching to vaping for the first time.

E-Liquid

“E-liquid” means a substance or mixture of liquid substances other than tobacco, whether or not it contains nicotine, that is aerosolized during vaping intended for use with a vaping product. E-liquids are made of several basic ingredients; flavourings, and a mixture between a propylene glycol (PG) base and a vegetable glycerin(VG) base. E-liquids do not contain tobacco.