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Vaping Q&A

ELFC is always happy to help and answer questions for new and experienced vapers. Here we answer some of the most common questions, but feel free to get in touch at info@eliquidflavourconcentrates.co.uk if you need any more help or advice.

More research needs to be done before we can say for certain that vaping and e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking, but there's plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that they are a viable alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The NHS does not currently prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers looking to quit, but is likely to do so in the future.
Again, more research needs to be done before making definitive claims about the safety of vaping and e-cigarettes. However, Public Health England recently published a report saying "E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco and could be prescribed on the NHS in future."
Yes, vaping can be cheaper than smoking, A LOT cheaper. Example: Someone smoking 20 cigarettes per day can expect to pay around £2920 per year on cigarettes. If that person switched to vaping and went through two batteries, two tanks and 50 coils in a year, and used 50ml of e-liquid per week (pre-mixed not DIY), then the annual cost would be around £900, a saving of over £2000! If that person made their own e-liquid, the savings could be over £2500!
Yes, provided that it is done correctly. Our DIY Mixing Guide will provide all the information on making your own e-liquid safely.
Unlike tobacco cigarettes, it is not illegal to use e-cigarettes in public places, but it is up to the owner/management of the premises to decide whether to allow the use of e-cigarettes.
There is no correct answer to this as everyone is different and there are lots of products on the market. ELFC does not sell hardware, but what we can advise is that refillable tank systems will provide a better vaping experience than prefilled cartridge systems.
As a general rule, high PG e-liquids produce more flavour and throat hit, and high VG e-liquids produce more vapour. We recommend a 70% or more PG e-liquid for new vapers and those vaping at under 10 watts. For those vaping at over 25 watts, we recommend 50% or higher VG e-liquid.
Again, there is no correct answer to this because everyone is different. Our advice is that new vapers should use 8-12mg if they smoke around 10 cigarettes per day, 12-16mg if they smoke around 15 cigarettes per day, and 16-20mg if they smoke 20 or more cigarettes per day. Also, we advise that those vapers using low resistance, high wattage devices should use no more than 6mg.
Pre-made coils should last anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks depending on how often they are used, the wattage they are used at and what e-liquid is being used. Coils should be replaced when the taste becomes bad or burnt, when vapour production significantly decreases or when they start to leak. For those not wanting to buy pre-made coils, rebuildable tank systems are available, these systems are not as convenient but are much cheaper.
This depends how often they are used and how hard they work during use. We advise that batteries should be replaced when they start to run out quickly or if they are over 1 year old. Batteries that are used for sub-ohm vaping should be replaced more regularly.
Sub-ohm vaping or 'cloud chasing' is when vapers use low resistance coils at high wattage to produce large amounts of vapour.
Yes, but only when done correctly. Most regulated devices capable of providing high wattage have built-in protection features to keep users safe. For those using mechanical or unregulated devices, it is important to understand ohm's law and how this relates to your batteries and coils. Remember, good batteries with high amp limits should be used for sub-ohm vaping, we recommend the Sony VTC4 and VTC5, the Samsung 25r and 30q and the LG HG2.
Temperature control is when a device can read the temperature of a coil and provide differing amounts of power to maintain that temperature. Users can set the temperature to one that they enjoy. Temperature control can only be used with coils made from nickel, titanium or stainless steel.
It is claimed that temperature control can prolong the life of batteries and coils. Also, temperature control devices know when a coil is dry and can prevent burning of wicking material.

More information can be found in our DIY Mixing Guide, our Guide to E-Cigarettes and Vaping and our E-Cigarette Troubleshooting guide. Get in touch at info@eliquidflavourconcentrates.co.uk with any other questions you may have.