What is vaping
What is a vaporiser, and how does it work?
What is a coil, and how long do they last?
What is a tank?
What is a mod (battery)?
What is e-liquid/e-juice/vape juice?
Here at VAPO, we use only the highest quality ingredients consisting of VG, PG and food-grade flavouring. V E-Liquid is manufactured to the highest standards in an ISO7 cleanroom in New Zealand by Myriad Laboratories. All of our e-liquid is tested by an independent lab in the UK to ensure it is free of diacetyl and acetyl propionyl.
Read more about choosing the right E-liquid for you here.
Can you vape while charging your vape device?
Read our blog article for instructions and tips on charging your vape.
How to vape
How do I vape? Are you supposed to inhale when you vape?
Knowing how to inhale correctly is important, especially for first-time vapers. This can make or break the experience for the newcomers and lead to an unpleasant experience. Also, be aware that you do not have to inhale if you don't want to.
There are essentially two types of inhalation techniques, one being Mouth-To-Lung and the other being Direct-to-Lung. The ideal technique varies depending on the person; ex-smokers will likely use the Mouth-To-Lung technique as it simulates a cigarette-type draw. To do this, follow the below steps:
- Slowly draw vapour into your mouth, as much as you require
- Hold in your mouth until you’re ready to inhale
- Open your mouth and breathe in the vapour
- Exhale right after vapour enters the lungs
- Quickly draw vapour directly into the lungs (Unlike Mouth-to-Lung)
- Exhale the vapour immediately after it enters the lungs
How do you prime the coil?
How do I turn my vape on/off?
If you have trouble vaping, please check out the troubleshooting tips below or talk to a vaping expert by contacting us here.
Check the coilPour any excess juice back into your e-liquid bottle, or keep your vape tank in a position that won't allow excess juice to pour out. Now carefully unscrew the coil. We recommend a paper towel to wipe up any excess juice as this can be a messy job! Now dry all the juice from the coil and the vape tank. Once it's all clean, screw the coil back in finger tight (not too tight!) and replace the tank, then fill it up. Resetting the coil usually fixes any leaks.
Replace the coilIf your vape is still leaking, it's time to replace the coil. It is likely that there is a spare coil in your vape kit. Grab a spare coil from the original kit or from a spare pack of coils. Make sure everything is dry again, and try the new coil. We have to remember that these coils are mass-produced, so there can be some defects that can lead to a coil leaking. A fresh coil will solve this issue, and you'll be back vaping in no time!
Other issuesThin e-liquid can mean vape leaks - we recommend using higher VG e-juice like the VAPO line of liquids.
Seals may have worn and need replacingThe tank may be cracked - you will need to buy a new tank or replacement glass.
Keep your vape pen verticalLying a vaporiser on its side makes it prone to leaking.
Battery light flashing - No Atomiser/Check Atomiser/Ohms Too Low Error
The vape is not charging
The Micro USB ports can get damaged through rough use, which isn't cheap to repair. If your mod with an internal battery isn't recharging, check that you are using an appropriate charger.
Pen devices should only be charged at 0.5A. Your instruction manual will have more information on this.
You can find chargers here.
If you are using the right charger and it's still not working, try to hard reset it by following the instructions in your manual. If this doesn't help, you may need to contact us for technical assistance
You can find information on troubleshooting your alt. here.
Vaping as an alternative to smoking
Why is vaping a popular alternative?
Ex-smokers who used vaping to help kick the habit often describe their journey as pleasant and much more effective than patches or gum. Vaping provides a similar experience without the thousands of deadly carcinogens that cigarettes contain. Another reason why vaping is so popular among ex-smokers is because it tastes a lot better, smells much more pleasant, and does not stick to your fingers or clothes or ruin taste buds as cigarettes do.
In addition to this, vaping is so popular because of the evolution of the devices themselves. Traditional cigarettes were the most effective way of consuming nicotine but in a harmful manner. The latest vaping devices are small, discreet and don’t produce the large amounts of clouds that some larger devices do, which means that people can use them in most places, all the time. These devices will produce a similar amount of vapour as a cigarette does smoke and is much more socially pleasant than the smell of a cigarette burning.
How is vaping different from smoking?
Using vaping to switch from smoking provides the user nicotine by heating e-liquid in a much less harmful way - vaping has been proven to be up to 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes - read more about it here.
Smoking traditional cigarettes do not allow you to control and dictate the amount of nicotine that is delivered to your body, whereas with vaping, the nicotine is dependent on the nicotine strength you choose. For example, if you smoke 1 pack of cigarettes daily, you can request a nicotine strength in your e-liquid that is most suited to you and gives you the same satisfaction as a cigarette. This also allows you to simulate the feeling you get from a traditional cigarette and decrease your nicotine intake over time.
Vaping is not smoking, but most people find that vaping works to help them kick their habit because it offers a similar experience and satisfaction to smoking in a lot less harmful manner. Vaping has a very similar hand-to-mouth action to smoking which also helps ex-smokers transition a lot more seamlessly.
Please go to the Ministry Of Health NZ’s amazing campaign called Vaping Facts which provides excellent information around the facts of vaping!.
Is vaping cheaper than smoking?
Aside from the initial set-up cost, which can range from $30-$150, vaping can cost approximately 10% of what you would spend on cigarettes.
For example, smoking a pack daily will cost you approximately $8000-$9000 a year, whereas vaping could cost approximately $800-$900.
Check out the Vaping vs. Smoking Cost Calculator and see how much you can save!