Frequently Asked Question about Electronic Cigarettes
Some Common, Frequently Asked Question about Electronic Cigarettes
The concept behind E-cigs is pretty simple, but this doesn’t mean that you won’t ever have any questions about them. It’s always important to do your research before choosing to use any product, especially if it’s a product that could impact your health or well-being. With that being said, here are some FAQs that might help to answer some of the most common questions about electronic cigarettes.
Q: Do E-cigs have any side effects?
A: There are a few side effects that are sometimes attributed to E-cig use—though it’s also important to differentiate the possible side effects of E-cigs from symptoms of tobacco cessation, as these are not the same thing. Some of the most common side effects of E-cig use include a dry throat, a sore throat, a dry mouth, light phlegm, headaches, a racing pulse, trouble sleeping, dizziness, slurred speech, and a few others.
Q: There are so many E-cigs on the market today—which one should I buy?
A: This is a fantastic question! You’re correct – there are a TON of different E-cig products out there. Choosing the right one can be very complicated, but we can actually help. Ego-style E-cigs are generally much more popular, so we would probably recommend an Ego starter kit to get you off to a good start. You can actually visit our Ego starter kit page (https://ecigsuk.org.uk/best-ego-starter-kits-uk/) to find some kits that would work great to get you introduced to vaping.
Most of these kits come with everything that you need—which will eliminate the need to mix and match parts or risk buying the wrong thing.
Q: Can you use any type of E-liquid in an E-cig, or does it have to be the same brand?
A: In most cases, you can use any brand of E-liquid in your E-cig. Some electronic cigarettes do utilize non-refillable disposable cartridges, so for these you might actually have to buy the cartridges from the company so that they will fit/work right—though in the vast majority of cases cartridges are actually refillable and can be used more than once. In such cases, you can really use any type of E-liquid.
Q: Will vaping be more expensive than buying cigarettes?
A: Actually, vaping tends to be much less expensive. Smokers who switch to E-cigs usually save about 70-80% per month. Buying E-liquid is much, much cheaper than buying packs of cigarettes. This is one of the best upsides to vaping!
Q: Will vaping help me to quit smoking?
A: Electronic cigarettes cannot legally be advertised as a ‘smoking cessation aid’ in the UK at this point. This, however, does not take away from the fact that many people have actually used them to quit smoking entirely.
E-cigs are easy to switch to because they offer a familiar experience without the dangerous health risks. They also make it easy to reduce the levels of nicotine that you’re getting. Cigarettes are more difficult to wean down from—plus, they are dangerous and can cause a lot of health problems.
Q: What nicotine strength should I start vaping with?
A: It will depend on a lot of different factors. Some people find that starting with a stronger product (18mg or so) helps to keep them from craving nicotine and going back to cigarettes. This level can then be lowered over time, however, in an effort to help the user to kick their nicotine dependency altogether.
E-liquids come in a wide range of different strengths – so choosing the one that is right for you and then scaling down can be a very effective strategy for lessening your dependency.