General Vaping FAQs
Vaping is the process of heating an e-liquid into vapour and then inhaling. The e-liquids used can be with or without nicotine.
What is an Ohm (Ω)?
An ohm is the measure of electrical resistance of the coil inside an atomizer or tank. It is normally shown using this symbol – Ω.
There are two types of vaping – Mouth to lung (MTL) and direct lung (DL). MTL is similar to how you would smoke a cigarette whilst DL resembles smoking shisha.
To purchase any vape product or any e-liquid you have to be above 18 years old by law. You may need to verify your age with a driving licence or passport if you visit a store if you are lucky enough to look under 18! When ordering online you may need to pass an age verification check before purchasing products.
Will vaping help me to quit smoking?
Some people use these as a tool to cut down the amount of tobacco they use and others can completely come off of tobacco products using electronic cigarettes. Please be aware that as with any product that replaces smoking. completely coming off of tobacco requires willpower. “There is growing evidence that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. Using an e-cigarette can help you manage your nicotine cravings. To get the best out of it, make sure you’re using it as much as you need to and with the right strength of nicotine in your e-liquid. You won’t get the full benefit from vaping unless you stop smoking cigarettes completely. You can get advice from specialist vape shops or your local stop smoking service.” – NHS, 2018.
At The Vaping Kiwi, we made the decision very early on to not sell fake or copied products – more commonly known as clones – for several reasons. Not only do these products sit in a very grey area in the legal zone, they also undermine the efforts of hard-working manufacturers and mod makers around the world.
For those unfamiliar with the buzz around ‘clones’, it’s similar to how high-cost designer handbags are copied, ever-so-slightly modified, mass-manufactured, and sold at a tiny fraction of the cost of the genuine product. The world of vaping has grown so rapidly that we’re seeing more and more premium manufacturers cropping up, creating unique devices from amazing materials and using engineering techniques so good that the end result is, what many vapers would call, a piece of artwork. This is often reflected by a premium price for the product. With such a device, you’d often find a serial number engraved on the device, a presentation box, and perhaps even a certificate of authenticity. It’s not always the expensive devices that get cloned, though. As with most consumer goods out there, almost anything with a recognisable brand name can be recreated in anonymous factories and sold cheaply enough to entice consumers to buy their clones instead of the real thing.
Now, whilst we recognize we could make good revenue on clones, it’s not the kind of business model we want to have. As vapers ourselves, we love the work that manufacturers put into their products, and we want to support them. There’s also the biggest issue of all: safety. No one knows what batteries are being used in these clones. No one knows the materials used in clones of atomizers, and many of them come to you still with machine oil on them. We’ve even seen mechanical mod clones without vent holes. There’s not a chance we’d ever risk selling something so potentially dangerous, even if it yields massive profit margins. You can be sure that whenever you buy anything from THE VAPING KIWI, you’re buying genuine and full authorized products that we received directly from the manufacturer. Don’t forget we have over 5 local vape shop’s so have a look for a vape shop near me and our dedicated staff will help you with any quires you may have.