Vaping FAQ

If you are new to vaping, it can seem a little daunting, so, to get you in the know, we have put together a list of vaping FAQ's to answer your questions and make sure you understand the basis as well as what all the kit is and also what it does. If you do, however, think of anything else you need answered, we are always available on live chat and on the telephone to help.
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What is Vaping and how does it work?


Vaping is when vapour is inhaled using an electronic cigarette or vaping device. Different to smoking tobacco, there is no 'lighting up' the process of turning e-liquid to vapour is done using a coil of metal (the coil), e-liquid is soaked into cotton and an electrical charge is passed through the coil, which is embedded in the cotton, as the e-liquid makes contact with the coil, vapour is produced, then inhaled.


What is E-Liquid?

E-Liquid is liquid made up of a combination of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG) and comes in a huge range of flavours to suit the individual. It is used to fill vaping devices, and then inhaled by the user.
Learn more about e-liquids here

What is a Vape Kit?

A Vape Kit is a set of components which make up a full device which can be used to start vaping. Vape Kits usually consist of the main device, a tank and coils or pods.
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What is a Disposable Vape?

A Disposable Vape is a type of vaping device that is ready to start vaping out of the box. They are simple to use and are available in a range of flavours, they come fully charged and ready to go. Once they are done, you simply dispose of the device and grab a new one! There is no need to charge them or mess around filling them with e-liquid, change the coils or charge the batteries.
Learn more about disposable vapes here

What is a Vape Mod? 

Vape mods are the next jump up in vaping terms from your standard starter vape kit. Vape mods are a vaping device that gives you more power and far more control over settings all wrapped up in a box-shaped device with sub-ohm capabilities.
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Is Vaping Legal?

In the United Kingdom, vaping is legal. As you would expect, however, there are certain rules which govern the use of vaping devices and electronic cigarettes.
When the UK left the European Union on 31st December 2020, it carried over the same laws in many areas, including the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) which is the law covering vaping and vaping products, it states that maximum refill containers cannot exceed 10ml, the maximum nicotine strength is 20mg and the maximum tank capacity is 2ml.
Before ordering from Vapeology, we would urge you to check the law in your country as we cannot be held liable for any issues.

Is it Illegal to Vape In a Pub or Club?

Vaping in a pub or club is not illegal. While technically not 'smoking' and not legally subject to the 2007 'Smoking Ban' in the UK, many establishments still do not allow vaping inside as this may annoy other patrons.

What is a Vape Actually Called?

A vape or vaping device is technically called an E-Cigarette, however, vape or vape mod has entered the zeitgeist and it is perfectly acceptable to call it such.

How old do you have to be to Buy Vaping Products?

The legal age to buy vaping products in the United Kingdom is 18 years of age. The same as buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, you should be prepared to show ID if you look under the age of 25.

Is Vaping Safe?

While there are still risks when it comes to vaping, vaping has been shown to be up to 95% safer than smoking tobacco.
The reason vaping is safer than smoking tobacco is due to the carcinogens in tobacco smoke, these number as many as 5,000 by comparison, the vapour from vaping can contain only 50.

What is PG (Propelyn Glycol) VG (Vegetable Glycerin)?

PG (Propylene Glycol) is an excellent flavour carrier that gives you more of a "throat hit," which is ideal if you're trying to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. Higher PG (High PG) vape juices have a thinner viscosity, making them perfect for vape pens, starting e-cigarette kits, and refillable pod systems.
VG (Vegetable Glycerin) E-Liquids and vape Juices have a thicker consistency and produce a larger vape cloud, making them ideal for sub-ohm devices, high-power output, and low-resistance coils. These devices combine box mods with a suitable tank, making them ideal for more advanced vapers.

Can you Vape While Breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to vape while breastfeeding as this can pass harmful chemicals from mother to baby and while it is undoubtedly better to vape rather than smoke tobacco, it is highly recommended to abstain from all forms of nicotine while pregnant or breastfeeding.  

Can you Vape Tap Water?

While we agree, your health is important and you should be drinking more water, you should also be eating more vegetables, but you should not and could not (that's not a challenge) vape either of them! Pour tap water in a glass, put vegetables on a plate and put e-liquid in your vape, that way you won't end up with vegetable soup in your device and vape juice for dinner!

What is an Atomiser?


In today's vaping market, there are many different types of atomisers to choose from. They screw in to or click in to the top of an e-cigarette and are an important component in turning e-liquid to vapour with heat. They can be self-contained and disposable, with replaceable coils, or they can be rebuilt by expert vapers who want complete control over their vaping experience.