Frequently Asked Questions
No need to quit smoking when you can make the switch!
What is it?
The electronic cigarette (also known as e-cigarette or e-cig) is an electronic device for inhaling nicotine that produces visible vapour. But this vapour is actually a fine mist, not smoke. An e-cig acts very similar to a regular cigarette, producing a nicotine vapour that resembles tobacco smoke, that can be inhaled. It is not meant to be a quit smoking device, it is for recreation; it is an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. But there is no smoke; there is no combustion. And over time, lower strengths of nicotine liquid (also known as e-liquid or e-juice) and cartridges can be used to reduce nicotine intake. Most importantly this product is an option as it used by inhaling vapour without the harmful toxins (4000+ chemicals), tar and carcinogens that are contained in tobacco smoke; it is a true alternative to smoking tobacco. Not only does it satisfy nicotine cravings but it has the same tactile action and oral fixation, with a reminiscent flavour, as smoking a real tobacco cigarette.
How does it work?
It comprises of three elements, a battery (for power), an atomiser (that creates the vapour), and a cartridge that contains nicotine fluid. When you take a puff, the rechargeable battery powers the atomiser which draws nicotine solution from the cartridge within the mouthpiece to produce the nicotine vapour. The nicotine is then delivered straight to the blood stream via the lungs when you inhale the vapour.
How to use them
Screw a fully charged battery into the atomiser thread, insert a cartridge containing e-liquid into the atomiser chamber, and inhale.
Hints and tips
There are a great many hints & tips; and so the best place to find some out is to consult one of the many e-cigarette forums, for example - www.e-cigarette-forum.com or check our sub-forum there - http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/ivapour-uk
Or the Janty devoted - http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/jantyusa
Essentially if no vapour is produced it is to do with one or more of the three elements: insufficient battery power, lack of e-liquid, or defective atomiser. But also the atomiser does not like too much liquid - in this case blow through (from the battery end) and hold battery end up on some tissue paper whilst continuing to blow. After a few strong blows you should begin to see the excess liquid seep out onto the tissue. But occasionally, after periods of use (weeks) the atomiser can sometimes benefit with a good clean out of residues. There are many methods that are suggested. But the simplest one to give a good clean out with plain water. Blow throw the battery end of the atomiser to remove excess water. Leave to fully dry overnight. Try again with a fully charged battery and a fresh cartridge.
How long do the cartridges really last?
This is hard question to answer as there are many claims; and it also depends on what model of vapourising device being used. But we prefer to answer it like this: using 2-3 drops of e-liquid has a similar equivalent longevity to a standard tobacco cigarette.
What is in the liquid?
The liquid in the cartridge is known as e-liquid or e-juice. The liquid is a mixture of liquid-nicotine (extracted from tobacco) and tobacco extract flavourings, using a primary base of propylene glycol. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is “generally recognized as safe” which means that it is acceptable for use in flavourings, drugs, and cosmetics, and as a direct food additive. It is also used in machines that simulate smoke. In electronic cigarettes, the propylene glycol functions to provide the vapour mist that looks like smoke, and to suspend flavour. Vegetable glycerin (VG) is an alternative used as a primary base for e-liquid, creating smoother thicker vapour.
The electronic cigarette and the Law
The Law introduced in the United Kingdom in the Health Act 2006, banned the use of tobacco based cigarettes in public places. The Act was introduced in response to where tobacco based cigarettes kills over 100,000 people each year in the UK, as lit tobacco produces tar, carcinogens, carbon monoxide and up to 400 other toxic substances. In Chapter 28 that incorporates the Smoking ban, the definition of smoking is stated as : smoking refers to smoking tobacco or anything which contains tobacco, or smoking any other substance, and smoking includes being in possession of lit tobacco or of anything lit which contains tobacco, or being in possession of any other lit substance in a form in which it could be smoked. The user of a electronic cigarette device is excluded from this Act as the device contains no tobacco; it is not ignited, and produces no smoke from burning substances. The electronic cigarette can be used in any location and within any premises that introduced a ban on tobacco based cigarettes with the introduction into Law of the Health Act 2006.
(The CASAA - The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association monitors the law in respect to e-smoking in the USA.
They recently submitted a letter to Armed Forces Surgeons General in response to a Armed Forces Network "warning".)
Our electronic cigarettes are are CE and RoHS compliant as a safe electronic device. Keep all cartridges and e-liquid out sight and reach of children and pets at all times. Although the liquid It has been tested and approved by the University of Naples - Federico II, it contains nicotine which is highly toxic and very addictive. To view our full safety precautions, please click here - iVapour Safety
People with a long smoking history who want an alternative to, or reduce the quantity of, smoking normal carcinogenic tobacco cigarettes.
Smokers who wish to inhale nicotine (without smoke) in public places.
Children and young people under the age of 18.
Sufferers of heart diseases.
Sufferers of high blood pressure.
Individuals with weak or impaired immune systems.
People with allergic reactions to nicotine, propylene glycol or other components of inhalants.
If in any doubt always consult your doctor before using this product.
WARNING: KEEP CARTRIDGES AND LIQUID OUT OF SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
Nicotine in its pure form is a poison, and can cause harm. All nicotine cartridges and fluid must be kept in a safe place and away from children, as the amount of nicotine in a cartridge, if ingested by a small child could cause serious harm and medical assistance should be sought.
RESTRICTIONS: You must be eighteen (18) years of age, and possess a valid credit card to purchase our products. iVapour Limited (UK) will not sell products to minors. iVapour Limited (UK) reserves the right to cancel any sales transaction based on its sole discretion where it reasonably believes the purchaser is purchasing products on behalf of a minor.