Do you want to change to the newest, most innovative and successful alternative to smoking? Have you spent hours trawling through pages and pages of information? Are you bamboozled with the vast amount of information about electronic cigarettes?

Whether an old hand at ‘vaping’ or a new customer, let us at Vaporized try and answer your questions and queries. If you still can’t find your answer, don’t hesitate to email or pop into one of our stores nationwide where our staff will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.

E-Liquid (6)


E-Liquid (or e-juice) is what an electronic cigarette uses to create vapour. The heating element or coil in the e-cig vapourises the liquid and creates an inhalable vapour or mist.

The main purpose of this is to deliver nicotine without any burning, smoke, or the harmful chemicals usually associated with conventional cigarettes.


The two main ingredients in your e-liquid are Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Propylene Glycol (PG). E-liquid also usually contains nicotine and some sort of flavouring and there are a large variety of different flavours to choose from.

You can have varying levels of PG, VG and nicotine in your liquids, generally depending on the vendor or manufacturer you purchase your liquid from.

What mixes of PG/VG are there?

The most common PG/VG mixes are usually 80/20 PG/VG, 70/30 PG/VG, 50/50 PG/VG, 100 PG, and 100 VG. You can usually find this information on the bottle.

What strengths of nicotine are there?

E-liquid is available in various strengths of nicotine as well, the most typical strengths being 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, and 24mg. You will sometimes see this represented in percentage form as well in which case it would be 0%, 0.6%, 1.2%, 1.8%, and 2.4%.


Vegetable glycerin is an organic compound, usually extracted from plants such as coconut. It is widely used throughout the catering, medical and pharmaceutical industries for various purposes.

The food industry uses VG mainly as a sweetener, but also as a preservative and thickening agent. The medical and pharmaceutical industries use it for things like cough syrups, toothpastes and various different skin care products. Cosmetics companies use VG most commonly in moisturisers as it helps the skin retain its natural moisture.

What does vegetable glycerin do?

The effect that VG has with regards to the e-liquid used for your electronic cigarette is the amount of vapour produced. An e-liquid with a higher percentage of VG will produce more vapour than one with a higher percentage of PG.

However, vapour production is also affected by other contributing factors such as air flow and resistance of your coil.

Is vegetable glycerine toxic?

As you can probably guess from the wide range of uses listed above, you have probably eaten, ingested or used many products that contain vegetable glycerin on a daily basis without even realising. It is non-toxic.

Can I be allergic to vegetable glycerin?

The risk of being allergic to vegetable glycerin is very low.


Propylene glycol is an odourless, colourless liquid that is mixable in water. It has a variety of uses and applications, and you probably come across it everyday without realising it at all.

Some common uses of it include smoke machines in nightclubs, air conditioning units and inhalers.

What does propylene glycol do?

Propylene glycol also affects the sensation on your throat while vaping. This sensation is usually referred to as “throat hit”. Generally speaking, the higher the PG content of the liquid the stronger the throat hit will be. The level of nicotine also affects this sensation as well.

This is very useful for people who have been heavy smokers for a very long time and want something that will give them that “dunt” in the throat that they have come to expect from their brand of cigarettes.

Is propylene glycol toxic?

One of the common myths about the propylene glycol is that it is used in anti-freeze and that it is toxic. This myth is based on the inaccurate information caused by confusing it with another ingredient called ethylene glycol.

Ethylene glycol is toxic and is used very widely in anti-freeze. PG is classified as “generally recognised as safe” by the US Food & Drug Administration board, as it shows no evidence of being a carcinogen or of being genotoxic.

PG is sometimes used in anti-freeze because is it a non-toxic alternative to ethylene glycol. Just because something is used in anti-freeze doesn’t make it toxic; one of the other main ingredients in anti-freeze is water!

Can I be allergic to propylene glycol?

Something to be aware of, however, is that it is possible to be allergic to PG, but this is very rare and a very easy issue to deal with and resolve. E-liquid does not need to have propylene glycol in it, so to resolve the issue all you need to do is get some e-liquid that is 100% vegetable glycerine (VG) based and contains no PG.


Nicotine is a nitrogen-containing chemical known as an alkaloid. Nicotine can be found in several types of plants, including (obviously) the tobacco plant.

Nicotine is also produced synthetically and this is the most commonly found type used in e-liquid. Nicotiana tabacum, the type of nicotine found in tobacco plants, comes from the nightshade family of plants. Red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes are other examples of the nightshade family.

Is nicotine toxic?

In large doses, nicotine is poisonous. However, in smaller doses, the effect is similar to caffeine. It increases alertness and can also cause increased heart rate and blood pressure. Several studies have shown no adverse effects of long term nicotine use, although there have not yet been conclusive studies based on humans.

It is of course addictive, but with the varying levels available in e-liquid you can actually use it as a way of gradually reducing your nicotine intake. This is one of the major advantages of electronic cigarettes.


The strength of nicotine you use is entirely dependent on your needs. We sell over 160 flavours of e-liquid in a variety of nicotine strengths from 24mg down to 0mg, so we’ll be able to cater to whatever your requirements may be.

A general guide that can help when working out the correct nicotine strength for you:

·         6mg/0.6% (low) – up to 10 cigarettes a day

·         12mg/1.2% (medium) – up to 20 cigarettes a day

·         18mg/1.8% (high) – up to 30 cigarettes a day

·         24mg/2.4% (very high) – up to 60 cigarettes a day

Using the wrong strength nicotine can lead to a nicotine overdose which can cause nausea, headaches, insomnia, vivid dreams, fast pulse and many other side effects. Alternatively, using a nicotine strength that’s too low might have you still craving those cigarettes.

You can find out more about which strength is right for you in this fantastic article.

General (7)


Electronic cigarettes, e-cigs, green smokes, vaporizers and smokeless cigarettes are all part of the revolutionary movement to help people switch from smoking harmful tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. It’s the closest thing to a real cigarette except nothing burns so there is no smoke!

Vaporized has specially selected electronic cigarettes that are easy to use. They are battery operated and come with an extensive array of e-liquid capsules that will suit all tastes!


In a standard e-cigarette you get two components; a battery and a clearomizer. You fill the clearomizer with e-liquid, attach it to the battery and you’re ready to go!  

It works by forming a vapor that you inhale and feels very similar to when you inhale the smoke from a tobacco cigarette. It is however not smoke, it is a water–based vapor that transforms the moment you inhale. This happens due to a heating element in the clearomizer (also known as the cartomizer and atomizer) which heats up the e-liquid and turns it into a vapor.

The battery is rechargeable and the e-liquid comes in many different flavours and nicotine strengths (including nicotine free), giving you complete choice to INHALE THE FREEDOM.


If you are switching from tobacco cigarettes and are using electronic cigarettes as a complete or part replacement, you’ll probably be wondering how much e-cigarettes cost to use by comparison.

While the initial e-cigarette may be a bit more of an investment, when it comes to buying top-up e-liquids, you’ll find yourself paying a very small percentage of what you were spending on tobacco cigarettes.

We at Vaporized have been so impressed with the savings you can make that we have created a savings calculator app so you too can easily see exactly how much you could save by making the switch!

Simply enter the number of cigarettes you smoke a day and how much you spend on a pack of 20, and you’ll be able to see how much you could save per month, and per year!

E-Cig Savings Calculator

Cigarettes Per Day:


Price Per Pack (of 20):


Price per e-juice bottle £
One e-juice bottle equals   pack(s)


Vaporized stocks a variety of different starter kits that vary to meet the needs of a range of customers’ budgets. Which kit you decide on is entirely dependent upon your needs.

Our top selling starter kit is our Silver E-Cig Starter Kit which we find meets most first-time customers needs. It includes two e-cigarettes, a USB charger, adapator and a battery charging bag.

Still have more questions?

The staff at Vaporized are always happy to assist and advise you. Either pop into one of our stores nationwide, send us an email, or contact us via Facebook and Twitter.


How long your e-cig battery lasts depends on a variety of factors such as which battery you are using and how often you use your electronic cigarette. Some estimates on general battery life per charge are:

·         Small (400mAh) – 4-6 hours

·         Medium (650mAh) – 6-8 hours

·         Large (900mAh) – 8-10 hours

·         X Large (1100mAh+) – 12 hours

What battery size you need highly depends on your lifestyle and usage, but for your convenience, we also have USB chargers and car chargers so you can always be fully charged through the day.

For those of you out there who work long hours, we would recommend getting a starter kit that has at least two batteries so that when you are out and about or working a long shift, you can be happy in the knowledge that your other battery is sitting happily at home being charged.


Generally speaking, a 10ml bottle of e-liquid should last between 4 to 7 days, but again this is very dependent upon how often you vape and what kind of hardware you’re using.

We usually find that an average smoker of 15 cigarettes a day using a 10ml e-liquid won’t need to replace the liquid for a week.


Vaporized makes no claim that electronic cigarettes will help you quit smoking, and they are not recognized as a nicotine replacement therapy.

That said, many of the prescribed medicines such as patches, inhalers, sprays and even gum all contain nicotine and are accepted as medicine or a way to help you quit smoking. Electronic cigarettes are a way to get nicotine into your system and many Vaporized customers use them to replace tobacco cigarettes.

How much nicotine is in e-liquid?

Since all of our nicotine e-liquids have clearly labelled strengths that vary between 0mg to 24mg, it places the choice and control in your hands. You can find out more about what strength is right for you here.

Many of our customers start on higher strengths of nicotine, then slowly reduce the strength over time to a nicotine-free e-liquid, before stopping using their e-cigarette altogether. Others will continue to use their e-cigarette as a way to stop them going back to traditional cigarettes.

When should I reduce my nicotine strength?

It’s best to do this over a longer period of time, and not to rush to reduce your nicotine content. A good time to reduce your nicotine strength would be when you notice that you’re not using your e-cigarette as much, or you perhaps leave it at home and don’t notice!

So, will it help me quit?

As with most of the nicotine replacement products that are on the market, e-cigarettes may help you quit smoking but they do require a combination of willpower and correct usage.

For more information, please read this blog post about Public Health England’s report on e-cigarettes and how they can be used to quit.


We aren’t doctors and this is only a set of guidelines, but if you feel that you are having a side effects or a reaction from using your e-cig, here are a few points to consider.

Do you have a dry mouth?

The e-liquid has propylene glycol (PG) which can cause slight dehydration and therefore dry your mouth and throat a little. We recommend drinking a little more water than you regularly consume when switching to an e-cig which should help.

Having headaches?

You may be using a higher strength of nicotine than necessary. We recommend trying a lower mg of nicotine, as well as switching to a lower PG (propylene glycol) level. Our premium e-liquids have a lower level of PG than our other ranges and may be better suited to you.

Still concerned?

For both these symptoms, it could be possible that you are overusing your e-cig. This, again, is only a consideration and can differ from person to person. These are only guidelines but if your symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.

Guides (3)


For those that are used to using clearomisers like the Aspire CE5 or the Kanger T2, the Smok DCT can be a bit confusing at first glance. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to fill and prime a Smoke DCT:

1. Remove the drip tip from the top of tank
2. If already inserted, remove the cartomiser from the bottom of the tank
3. Prime the cartomiser by dripping a few drops of e-liquid onto the cotton at the top until it looks saturated
4. Insert the cartomiser almost fully into the bottom of the tank, leaving a space at the top
5. Fill the tank with e-liquid via the top hole, making sure not to get any more liquid in the cartomiser and not to fill higher than the bottom of the small window
6. Fully insert the cartomiser into the tank
7. Reattach the drip tip

Once you’ve reattached the drip tip, you’re good to go, however we would recommend giving a fresh coil a quick prime by covering the airhole on the tank and taking a few dry draws to pull some liquid into the cartomiser. You should only need to take 3-5 draws but watch the window for bubbles. Once the large bubbles stop, your cartomiser is primed.



  • Turn your battery off when not in use
  • Only use the recommended charging equipment
  • Don’t overtighten your battery when attaching it to your charger
  • Don’t leave your battery unattended when charging
  • Don’t leave your battery charging overnight
  • Once your battery has finished charging, remove it from the charger as soon as possible
  • Don’t use your battery if it is damaged, looks swollen, or feels hot
  • Don’t expose your battery to extreme heat or cold
  • Avoid direct contact with water
  • If your battery needs cleaning, use tissue or alcohol wipes


  • Don’t store battery cells in your pocket with other metal objects (coins, keys etc.) as this can short out the battery
  • Store spare battery cells in a safe area, or in a plastic storage case
  • Don’t use your battery if it is damaged, looks swollen, or feels hot
  • Do not use a battery if the external PVC wrapper is damaged in any way
  • Only use the recommended charging equipment
  • Don’t leave your battery unattended when charging
  • Don’t leave your battery charging overnight
  • Once your battery has finished charging, remove it from the charger as soon as possible
  • Don’t expose your battery to extreme heat or cold
  • Avoid direct contact with water


  • Turn your mod off when not in use
  • Don’t use your mod if it is damaged or feels hot
  • Only use the recommended charging equipment
  • Don’t overtighten your mod when attaching it to your charger
  • Don’t leave your mod unattended when charging
  • Don’t leave your mod charging overnight
  • Once your mod has finished charging, remove it from the charger as soon as possible
  • Don’t expose your mod to extreme heat or cold
  • Avoid direct contact with water
  • If your mod needs cleaning, use tissue or alcohol wipes

Click here to download and print the guide

Troubleshooting (2)


Does your e-cigarette battery not seem to work? There are a few things that might be causing this. Check through our troubleshooting guide and if it still doesn’t work, pop in to one of our stores and we will change it for you!

1. Our batteries have a 5 click on/off function which means you have to click it 5 times to turn it on and then 5 times to turn it off. This reduces battery power being wasted whilst being in your bag or pocket.

2. Make sure that the battery has been fully charged. It takes between 2-3 hours to charge your battery.

3. Attach the battery to the charger and make sure that the USB light is on. This indicates that it is connected and charging properly.

4. If you gently clean inside the connecting part of the battery with a piece of dry tissue, this often helps with the connection as it occasionally can get dirty.

Still not working? Pop in to one of our stores with both the battery, USB and plug if you are using one. It could be one thing rather than all and we will be happy to replace any faulty products.


Most of our clearomizer tanks are compatible with all of our S/M/L/XL standard and variable voltage batteries. This means that you can choose whatever battery size suits you because they all have 510/ego threading which means they screw on perfectly.

However, please be aware that some of our larger tanks require a higher voltage than our S/M/L/XL are capable of putting out, and tanks that use sub-ohm coils will require a battery capable of firing at sub-ohm resistances.

Please refer to the product pages for more information, or contact us at support@vaporized.co.uk

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