How to choose your first e-cigarette starter kit.

 e-cigarette starter-kitGetting you off to a good start.

If you’re new to vaping, finding the ideal e-cigarette starter kit might seem a bit daunting. Especially considering there’s so much choice. That’s why we’ve created this article, to help the many people like yourself pick the perfect vaping device to suit their needs.

In it, we cover what to consider when selecting a vaping device, the best three types of vaping device for beginners (including the advantages and disadvantages of each one), and the types of devices to avoid if you’re new to vaping.

What should you consider when buying an e-cigarette starter kit?

Before we explore the different types of vaping device, it’s worth taking a look at a few factors that will influence which vaping starter kit you should choose, from convenience to budget. It’s also worth remembering, just because a particular vaping device works really well for your friend, it doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

  • E-liquid flavour. Finding a flavour you enjoy is really important. A lot of smokers start with tobacco flavour before trying others later on. If flavour is high on your agenda, this will be a big factor when it comes to selecting your first vaping device.
  • Money, money, money. As with anything, you get what you pay for. And there’s quite a price difference across the vaping device range. Although, you can still get good quality starter kits at reasonable prices.
  • Nicotine hit. Selecting a vaping device that can give you the nicotine hit you need to satisfy your cravings is vital, especially if you’re a former smoker.
  • Simplicity or all singing and dancing? Some people prefer a basic, easy-to-use vaping device, while others opt for a feature-rich one with heat controls and digital readouts.
  • Practicality or power? Are you looking for a lightweight, compact vaping device you can slip into your purse or pocket, or something with more power and functions?
  • How does it feel? Ensure you choose a vaping device that feels comfortable when you use it.

Are pod devices right for you?

These are very popular with new vapers, mainly because they are cheap and simple to use. They are also small and use disposable e-liquid pods that attach to the battery base – the DOT Vape Kit is the perfect example.

The thing with pod devices is they have fewer nicotine levels to choose from. They tend to be higher in strength, which suits heavy smokers, but they can be too strong for lighter smokers. Plus, there are far fewer flavour options. However, pod devices are unbeatable when it comes to convenience.

Advantages of pod devices.

  • Fairly cheap.
  • Compact and discreet.
  • Really easy to use.
  • Minimal maintenance and cleaning.

Disadvantages of pod devices.

  • Short battery life.
  • Some pod devices only hold a small amount of e-liquid – need replacing more often.
  • A smaller range of flavours and nicotine levels.
  • Vapour production is low.

Are 2nd-generation vaping devices right for you?

Not as easy to use as pod devices, but still relatively simple. You also get more e-liquid options, they produce more vapour and have longer battery life.

2nd-generation vaping devices like the Aspire PockeX Kit, come with a refillable tank, so you can choose from countless flavours of e-liquid. Plus, you get greater freedom to choose the exact nicotine level and PG/VG ratio you want.

While 2nd-generation vaping devices give you flexibility and a better vaping experience, they come with more responsibility. You’ll have to refill it, clean it regularly, take care of the atomiser (which heats up the e-liquid) and install and prime the heating coils. Fortunately, it’s fairly straightforward, and once you’ve done it a few times, it just becomes second nature and part of your vaping routine.

Just be careful because some 2nd-generation vaping devices can still be complicated. As a beginner, look for one with pre-built coils and fewer pieces, like the Vaporesso Sky Solo Plus Kit.

Advantages of 2nd-generation vaping devices.

  • Longer battery life compared to pod devices.
  • Greater choice of nicotine level and PG/VG ratio compared to pod devices.
  • Larger vapour clouds compared to pod devices.
  • Relatively simple to use.

Disadvantages of 2nd-generation vaping devices.

  • Higher start-up cost compared to pod devices.
  • More maintenance and cleaning.
  • Bulkier and less discreet compared to pod devices.
  • Have to refill the tank when it’s empty.

Are box mod vaping devices right for you?

Box mods, also known as 3rd-generation vaping devices, are more powerful and feature-rich than 2nd-generation ones. Despite being more technical, there are still box mod devices available that would suit a beginner. You’re best going for a regulated box mod, like the Aspire Zelos Kit 2.0, which has safety features to prevent it from being put on a dangerous setting.

Box mods, such as the Smok Mag Baby 50w Kit, are more customisable too, but as with 2nd-generation vaping devices they require more looking after than a pod device.

To start vaping straight away with a box mod, it’s best if you’re pretty tech-savvy. Or if you’ve got a friend or family member that uses one, you could ask them to pass on their experience to help you get started.

Advantages of box mod vaping devices.

  • Refillable and more durable.
  • Longer battery life.
  • Customisable.
  • Large vapour clouds.

Disadvantages of box mod vaping devices.

  • Can be bulky.
  • The initial outlay is more expensive.
  • Can be complicated to use.
  • Might have to change coils and/or wicks.

Types of vaping devices beginners should avoid.

Some vaping devices require more technical knowledge and are better suited to experienced vapers. If this is your first vaping device, it’s best to steer clear of ‘drippers’ and ‘mechanical mods’.

So – which type of vaping device are you going for?

As you can see, there are pluses and minuses for each type of device. It just depends on what suits your needs best. But choosing the right one to start with is really important as it could be the difference between quitting smoking or not.

If you’re still not sure what e-cigarette starter kit to pick, then get in touch with one of our advisers who will happily help you further.   

Is vaping bad for you? Discover what the experts say.

Is vaping bad for you?

Making the big switch.

The health risks from smoking cigarettes have been known about for decades. This has resulted in many people giving them up and turning to vaping instead. In 2018, over 3.2 million adults were estimated to use them. But what do we know about the health risks associated with e-cigarettes and is vaping bad for you?

Sorting the fact from the fiction.

Over the last 10 years or more, vaping has grown in popularity considerably. As it has done so, there have been lots of discussions and reports into how it affects users’ health. Some of which have no real substance. Fortunately, there have also been comprehensive studies carried out by well-known associations and bodies that provide a more scientific and definitive answer.

What’s the real story?

Public Health England’s assessment is that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking: “Vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial benefits over continued smoking.”

The Royal College of Physicians findings are consistent with above: “The hazard to health arising from long-term vapour inhalation from the e-cigarettes available today is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco.”

The British Medical Association concluded: “There is a growing consensus that the use of e-cigarettes is significantly less harmful than smoking.”

Why is vaping safer than smoking?

The common ingredient in both vapes and cigarettes is nicotine. Although addictive, it’s not been found to increase the risk of serious health problems. What causes harm to cigarette smokers compared to those who vape, are the by-products of tobacco combustion. The two most harmful toxins produced by cigarette smoke are tar and carbon monoxide.

Are there any health risks from vaping?

As with anything, there are risks. But the risks with vaping are massively reduced compared to smoking. There have been some concerns around flavourings, but there’s no strong evidence to show a significant risk to users.

Do people still think vaping is bad for you?

Despite the evidence saying that vaping is clearly safer for you – 25% of adults in Great Britain last year wrongly believed that it was more harmful or as harmful as smoking tobacco.

Here’s the deal.

Nobody can deny there’s been a huge growth in the popularity of vape devices since their commercial breakthrough in 2003. What also can’t be denied is the findings of some of the world’s most respected medical institutions, including The British Medical Association, The Royal College of Physicians, and Public Health England. All of which concur: e-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than cigarettes.

Make the switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes.

Top 5 Stocking Fillers for Vapers and those looking to switch

Christmas is less than two weeks away and you probably still have last minute gifts to buy, so we have taken away the stress of finding your Secret Santa or stocking fillers. You’ll be spoilt for choice with these top five amazing gifts handpicked for you, plus they are all under £18!


1. DOT Vape Kit by Liberty Flights
Price:   £9.99

Want to help a loved one or colleague switch to vaping? What better gift than the DOT Vape Kit. This kit is designed to help make the switch to vaping. The DOT Vape Kit is a compact, stylish and easy to use vape device that harnesses the latest technology, providing a smooth and satisfying vape. The pre-filled pods contain 20mg/ml strength nicotine salt, which is a variation of nicotine traditionally found in e-liquids, which creates a smoother vape.

Who is this gift suitable for?
– Someone looking to make the switch to vaping from cigarettes



2. Christmas Crush XO E-Liquids
Price:   £10.00

Know a vaper who likes mentholated fruit flavours? Our Christmas Crush Collection is a festive celebration of our flavoursome fruit, crushed with a glaze of ice, straight from the North Pole!

This collection contains the popular Blue Crush, Purple Crush and Red Crush flavours and can be purchased in a 0.6%, 1.2% or 1.8% nicotine strength.

Who is this gift suitable for?
– The existing vaper


3. Fruit Soup Shortfill E-Liquid
Price:  £14.99 each

Know someone who likes to blow a cloud or two? Then this collection is for them. Fruit Soup brings you a delectable range of fruity flavoured short fill e-liquids that will positively rattle your taste buds.

Who is this gift suitable for?
– The existing vaper



4. EDEN CBD E-Liquids
Price:  £14.99

Christmas can be a stressful time for most people. Juggling Christmas shopping, decorating trees and enjoying the Christmas festivities. EDEN CBD would make the ideal gift for an existing vaper, helping them support their body’s Endocannabinoid system and helping to create balance.

Who is this gift suitable for?
– The health conscious vaper



5. XO Shortfill E-Liquids
Price:  £17.99

Our XO Shortfills are supersized versions of our popular 10ml flavours. There are 13 flavours to choose from and would make an ideal treat for someone who vapes high VG and low strengths of nicotine. These are all 100ml e-liquids in a 0% nicotine strength and for less than £20 you could include a nicotine shot too!

Who is this gift suitable for?
– The existing vaper


So, there you have it, we have your Christmas all wrapped up!

Don’t forget, final Christmas delivery dates are as follows:

Thursday | 20th December 
1st Class and 1st Class Signed For on orders placed before 3pm

Friday | 21st December
Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed®

All orders placed before these dates are guaranteed for UK delivery before Christmas, don’t miss out visit

Learn How E-Cigarettes Are Changing The UK’s Smoking Habits

Are you new to e-cigarettes, or deciding on changing your smoking habits for a better life?

Cited as the most popular quitting aid in England, electronic cigarettes are a viable choice for existing smokers who wish to give up, even the NHS agree. With just 15.5% of adults in England using tobacco on a regular basis, the rate of smokers in the country has hit an all-time low, partly due to the widespread availability of vaping products.

E-Cigarettes UK

Despite this, smoking is still the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in England. With a significant number of people still developing smoking-related illnesses, the Government has issued an updated Tobacco Control Plan, designed to deter people from taking up smoking and encourage existing smokers to quit.

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