Frequently Asked Question About Vaping
Is vaping safer than smoking?
Public Health England recently released a study that found vaping 95% safer than smoking. But we still cannot say this for sure. Scientific studies are still ongoing and the outlook is good.
Will I save money with vaping?
We calculate you can save up to €2600 a year by making the switch to vaping. See Vaped Magazine article for a breakdown.
Is there any passive smoking with vaping?
There is no passive ‘smoking’ as what you are inhaling and exhaling is vapour. The most recent studies have shown that the risk of passive vaping is very low.
What age can I vape from?
We as a company have always had a very strict over 18 policy. Now it’s the law, so is illegal to supply vaping products to anyone under the age of 18.
What is an e-cig?
An e-cig is an electrical device that vaporises e-liquid into an inhalable form. It is an alternative way to obtain the nicotine your body is craving. Made from three component parts; a rechargeable battery, a tank, and an atomizer, easy enough for any adult to use and make the switch to vaping. See our new to vaping page to guide you through some basics of an e-cig.
Why are there so many different e-cigs available?
E-cigarettes are about choice. There is the perfect e-cig for everyone out there. Having such a wide range of choice means you can mix and match and try new things until you find your ideal vaping set up.
What e-cig should I buy?
This depends on a number of factors and personal preferences. Why not call our customer service team who will be happy to guide you through your purchase. Alternatively have a look at our starter kits section or new to vaping for advice.
What is a disposable e-cig?
A disposable e-cig cannot be charged or refilled. You can vape it until it runs out, it then needs to be disposed of. These are perfect for those who want to sample vaping but not commit to buying a full kit or for nights out and travelling. Find the full selection in our starter kits section.
What is variable voltage?
Variable voltage gives another level to your vaping experience by allowing you to control the amount of voltage being provided to your atomizer head. See our advanced vaping help and support page for more in depth information.
What is variable wattage?
Much like variable voltage, variable wattage allows you to control the amount of power being provided to your atomizer head. Preferred by many due to its ease of use. See our advanced vaping help and support page for more in depth information.
What is variable temperature?
Variable temperature is the latest in e-cig technology. Using specifically designed coils you are able to set a target temperature on your VT device in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Your atomizer coil is rapidly heated to your selected temperature, and by continuously monitoring the change in coil resistance which is caused by temperature change, the power applied to the coil is varied to keep your temperature constant. Previously the lack of temperature control meant that coils could surpass their preferred heat limit and fire much hotter than is ideal, with VT vaping the risk of this is drastically reduced. See our advanced vaping help and support page for more in depth information.
What is pass-through charging?
The ability to vape your e-cig whilst it is on charge. Have a look at our battery section to find the latest batteries with passthrough cabaility.
What is a box mod?
An e-cig in the shape of a box. Think the arc range of e-cigs and you are on the right track.
What is sub-ohm vaping?
When you are using an e-cig with the ability to vape below 1.0ohm. Generally the lower the ohm’s the more vapour and flavour.
What is a mechanical mod?
A mechanical mod is an e-cig in its most basic form. A battery tube, which you place a battery into. You press a switch which completes a circuit and provides power to your atomizer. Easy to set up, tricky to get right and not for beginners. You need to know your battery safety and ohms law so read up first. See our advanced See our advanced vaping help and support page for some basics.
Will an e-cig stop me from smoking?
We do not promote e-cigs as a stop smoking device. They are an alternative way to get the nicotine that your body is craving.
Can I vape whilst pregnant?
Please consult your Doctor or Midwife.
What is an atomizer head?
The heart of your e-cig and what does the bulk of the work. An atomizer head contains the heating coil that takes power from the battery and vaporises your e-liquid.
How long will my atomizer last?
This depends on the type of atomizer head, the settings you are using and how often you vape. Atomizers are classed as a consumable item and as such come with a dead on arrival warranty. They will not last forever and normally within a week or two will need replacing. This time is drastically reduced if they are being vaped at high powers.
Why are there so many different types of atomizers?
To give people choice, some people want a higher resistance, others want nickel to use with a variable temperature device. So much choice means versatility for vapers. Also each tank will take its own style of atomizer. See our compatibility chart.
What atomizer should I buy for my tank?
See our compatibility chart for the relevant atomizer head for your tank.
My atomizer is crackling and popping, is this bad?
This is completely normal. The atomizer cracking and popping is it heating up and vaporising your e-liquid.
How do I know when to change my atomizer head?
Less vapour production, constant flooding and gurgling and a slightly burnt taste are all symptoms that you need to change your atomizer head.
What is a sub-ohm atomizer?
An atomizer with a resistance that is below 1.0ohm. Generally sub-ohm atomizers means more vapour and flavour production.
What tank should I choose?
This depends, a tank used to be just a place to store your e-liquid. Not anymore, it’s all about personal preference. Have a look at our tank section, do you want a large tank that will only need filling once a day? Or something small and streamlined? Do you want to build your own coils, or just pop a new atomizer head when needed? If you are struggling to pick a tank, call our customer service team on: 01254 692244 or find us on the forum where we will be happy to help.
Why are there so many different tanks available?
Once again choice. Different sizes, styles, atomizer head compatibilities and even colours. Have a look at our tank section for all the e-liquid tanks we stock.
Will my tank work on every e-cig?
Most e-cig tanks are cross-compatible. They come fitted with a 510 connection, which is an industry standard. If there is anything different it will be stated in the listing text of the specific tank.
I’ve broken my tank, what should I do?
The warranty does not cover accidental damage, it is there for manufacturers faults. Call our customer service team on: 01254 692244 who will be able to help you choose a new one.
Can I use every e-liquid in my tank?
All of our Totally Wicked e-liquids are safe to use in our tanks. We do not recommend using anyone else’s e-liquid as we cannot guarantee the ingredients in them and therefore cannot warranty items with damage due to another company’s e-liquid.
What atomizer do I need for my tank?
See our compatibility chart.
What is a built in battery?
A built in e-cig battery means that it is not removable from the device. The e-cig has the battery sealed inside it, great for easy charging and maintenance.
What is a removable battery?
A battery that can be removed from your e-cig, meaning you can always have a spare charged with you. Just remember to be safe, see the battery safety guide.
Why is the light on my e-cig flashing?
There can be a few reasons why. The main one being that your battery needs charging, give it a full charge and this should stop the flashing. If your battery is charged it could be your atomizer is not connecting correctly to the battery, try a new atomizer and see if this helps. If it continues then call our customer service team on: 01254 692244 who can help you troubleshoot.
How long will my battery last?
This depends on how much you vape, the settings used and the capacity of the battery.
Will I ever need to replace my battery?
Yes, no rechargeable battery will last forever. It has a charge cycle and once its gone past that it can take longer to charge and won’t hold that charge for as long. This is normally 300 charges, but this is only a general rule of thumb.
What battery do I choose?
This depends on what you want from your battery. We stock a huge variety from the easy to use pen style batteries to the latest variable temperature technology, have a look in our battery section for all available.
What are the ingredients in your e-liquids?
There are 3 ingredients in our e-liquids. Diluent, nicotine and flavour concentrate, all pharmaceutical grade UK produced and manufactured.
Why is there a skull and crossbones on my bottle of e-liquid?
Nicotine in its rawest form is classed a poison, but in our e-liquid is it so diluted it poses no real risk.
What strength e-liquid should I use?
This is a difficult one to answer as each vaper is different. A general rule of thumb is if you are a new starter smoking 20 a day you should start around the 18mg/ml (1.8%). If you start into sub-ohm vaping or variable voltage or wattage you might want to start lowering your nicotine strength. The best bet is to try a variety and see which suits you best.
What flavour e-liquid should I use?
Once again, this is personal preference. Some people will always stick to tobacco flavours so they have the complete sensation of smoking, others move away from tobacco flavours straight away. They go for some of the more exotic fruit or drink flavours. Look for our e-liquid multi-packsto trial a variety of flavours whilst getting great savings.
Are your e-liquids tested?
Yes, all our e-liquids are fully tested and backed by our guarantee of e-liquid excellence.
How long will my e-liquid last?
This depends on how much you vape and what settings you are using. Generally a 10ml bottle of e-liquid will last a standard vaper 3 – 5 days.
What’s the difference between each range of e-liquid?
Each range of e-liquid has it own unique set of strengths, flavours and diluent ratios. Great for vapers who like to change their e-liquid often. See all our e-liquid section to pick your new favourite.
What’s the difference between mg and %?
These are essentially different ways to express the same thing. See our e-liquid help page for more information.
What are the PG:VG ratios of each range?
Red label – 50:50
Odyssey – 35:65
Diavlo – 25:75
Titan – 70:30
Patriot – 70:30
Original – 80:20
Why won’t my battery charge?
Check your charger isn’t damaged. Ensure you are using a designated e-cig plug adaptor or correct USB cable. Check to see if there is any external damage to the battery and make sure the charging points are clean and free of e-liquid. If all of these things are in order contact our customer service team on: 01254 692244 who will be happy to help.
My tank is leaking, why?
This is normally caused by drawing on the tank too hard. By doing this you will draw too much e-liquid into the atomizer that cannot be vaporised quickly enough, so it will just leave from the tank. Take a slow steady draw between 3 and 5 seconds long to prevent this. Leaking tanks can also be a symptom of the atomizer reaching the end of its natural life, ensure this is replaced and primed then try again.
Why am I not getting any vapour?
Check that your settings are optimum for the atomizer head installed, ensure your atomizer head hasn’t reached the end of its natural life, if it has replace it. Make sure your battery is fully charged and take a slow steady draw. Still not getting any vapour? Call our customer service team on: 01254 692244 who will be happy to help.
I have a burning taste, what should I do?
This is either because you have the settings on your e-cig too high for the atomizer head installed, or your atomizer head needs replacing. Change your atomizer head for a new one, turn your settings down and after priming the atomizer properly try again.
My atomizer is gurgling, why?
This is your atomizer flooding. Don’t draw too hard, change your atomizer if it has been in for a considerable length of time and don’t overfill your tank.
I am getting e-liquid in my mouth, what can I do?
A lot of the time this is not actually e-liquid but condensation. This can build up inside the mouthpiece, just give inside a wipe with a piece of paper towel. If your atomizer is spitting and you are actually getting e-liquid up through the mouthpiece, try turning your settings down to power less heat through the atomizer head.
My atomizer is getting really hot, is this normal?
Your atomizer is receiving power from a battery, it is working hard to vaporise your e-liquid. It will get warm and what some would class as hot, especially if you are vaping it continuously. If you notice the atomizer getting warm just put it to one side to cool for a moment before vaping again.
My charger has stopped working, do I need to replace it?
Ensure the contacts on your charger are clean, make sure there is no e-liquid on any parts of the charger. Still having problems? Our chargers all come with a 12 month warranty against manufacturers faults. Contact our customer service team on: 01254 692244.
My battery is getting hot, why?
Your battery will get warm when charging and with constant use. It should never be too hot to touch. If this happens place it to one side to cool down and call our customer service team on: 01254 692244 for advice.
I am confused by the settings on my e-cig, which are best to use?
- This depends on what you prefer and also what atomizer head is installed. Ensure you have read your user manual for the device and if you are still struggling find us on social media or ask in our forum.