Common Questions (F.A.Q.)
What is vaping?
Vaping is the act of inhaling vaporized liquid (commonly known as e-liquid or e-juice) from an electronic vape (personal vaporizer) device. The liquid may or may not contain nicotine.
What is an electronic vape or personal vaporizer?
Personal vaporizers are contain 3 major components; A battery to power the device, a tank to hold the liquid, and a replaceable atomizer/coil to boil the liquid and produce vapour.
What is a coil?
Coils are the heating element responsible for producing the vapour from the liquid in the tank. The typical lifespan can range from a few days to a few weeks depending on how the device is used. The amount of power applied, the length of time power is applied, and the type of liquid can significantly affect the performance and the lifespan of coils. Coils should always be primed (soaked with liquid) before first use.
What is mAh?
mAh (milliamp hours) is the capacity of a battery. More mAh = more capacity. While many factors affect the depletion of battery capacity between charges, more mAh typically means that your battery will last longer.
What is airflow?
Airflow is a feature found on many tanks, and sometimes the atomizers (the combination of a container, coil and wick) themselves. Changing the airflow on your tank/atomizer will increase or decrease the intensity of the vapour produced. Airflow gives greater control over the vapour produced to fit your personal preference.
What's in e-liquid?
E-liquid typically contains 4 standard components: Propylene Glycol (PG), Glycerol (commonly Vegetable Glycerin (VG)), food grade flavourings, and nicotine (as an optional component). Other ingredients, such as alcohol and/or distilled water may be added.
How should I store my e-liquid?
E-liquid should be stored in a cool dark place away from UV or sunlight exposure. Always keep e-liquid in a safe place away from children and pets.
Can these devices help me quit smoking?
Health Canada currently does not approve personal vaporizers as a recognized smoking cessation aid. Personal vaporizers or electronic vape/cigarettes provide an alternative to combustion-based cigarette smoking for the intake of nicotine, and are sometimes referred to as an Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS).