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Can an eliquid affect the result of a drugs test?

If we're talking about the eliquids that Vapekit offers containing Propylene Glycol then no, this can't be picked up by a drug or alcohol test as Propylene Glycol metabolises into a different chemical in the body than is looked for in commonly used alcohol tests like EtG. Of course, if you were talking about Marijuana based eliquids then of course any test designed to look specifically for CBD or THC found in Marijuana would show up in the test!

Can any vape take any eliquid

Erm… No. Whist you should be aware that any manufacturer's eliquid can be used in any vaping device if it's of the same or similar PG/VG ratio (so you're not restricted to any particular brand of eliquid in your vaping device) this comes with one HUGE caveat! Eliquids with a higher VG (Vegetable Glycerine) ratio require specialist high wattage vaping devices with low ohm coils. These coils heat up much more than larger ohm coils meaning that the vegetable glycerine doesn't 'gunk up' so much.

Can cheap eliquid taste burned?

It's more likely to be a problem with your coil or wick. Did you perhaps increase the wattage on your device too much? Did you properly prime the wick before vaping? Both of these could cause a burnt taste in your mouth. If you do get a burnt taste then discard the coil and eliquid in your tank and replace with fresh ones. If your device has a separate wick then replace this also. Whatever you do, make sure that the eliquid you are using comes from a reputable supplier. Here at Vapekit we only supply the best brands who use correct quality control procedures!

Can eliquid caramelize?

Yes. High wattage devices combined with sweeter eliquids can cause something akin to caramalisation, where a residue will burn onto the coil. This can cause the coil to become less efficient and require replacement sooner than is normal. Caramelization can be avoided by using the correct wattage for the eliquid you are vaping.

Can eliquid cause acne?

The medical evidence we have so far is a little fuzzy on this one and it seems to be a cause and effect not of vaping, but of giving up smoking. There are literally thousands of toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke. These build up in the body over time and when someone gives up smoking for vaping, the body starts to de-toxify itself. Acne is usually caused by hormonal changes, not dirt or other chemicals on the skin. Giving up smoking can allow normal hormonal balance to return, leading to acne. Some people can be allergic to the ingredients in eliquids (Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine mainly) so there is a possibility that this could induce an acne-like reaction in a very small proportion of people, however this is very rare.

Can eliquid cause blindness?

Whilst it's never a good idea to put anything in your eyes that isn't meant to be there so really... don't go squirting eliqud in your eyes..! Nothing in eliquids we know of could cause permanent blindness. Both Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine are generally safe for the body to ingest and the vapour that vaping devices create holds very small amounts of these chemicals so isn't unsafe for eyes. You're far more likely to get blindness and permanent nerve damage from smoking than vaping!

Can eliquid cause coils to burn?

Using an incorrect PG/VG ratio of eliquid for the wattage of your vaping device can cause caramelisation on your vape coil, causing a burnt taste in the mouth. This can in effect cause premature failure of the coil and mean you have to replace coils more often. Always use the correct PG/VG ration of eliquid in your device!

Can eliquid cause stomach problems?

There have been some reports by vapers that vaping has caused stomach upsets. In reality, it may be that these people are actually sensitive to nicotine, not eliquid base ingredients (generally Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine). Some people can also be sensitive to artificial sweeteners. This can cause intense stomach complaints, diarrhoea and a general feeling of being unwell. If you already suffer from reactions to artificial sweeteners (like I do!) then avoid sweetened eliquids.

Can eliquid expire or 'go off'?

Yes. All the ingredients in eliquid have an expiration date just like food. Generally, eliquid can be kept for 1 - 2 years if kept in lower temperatures away from direct sunlight.

Can eliquid set off a fire alarm?

This can possibly happen in rare circumstances, but as fire alarm systems detect the presence of smoke or heat, in general vaping won't set off a fire alarm as vaping produces vapour and gives off very little heat.

Can eliquid short circuit?

Both the base components of eliquid (vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol) are known insulators, so it's unlikely that spilt eliquid will cause a short circuit. However, saliva, sweat and seawater especially are excellent conductors of electricity so make sure to keep these substances away from vape kit batteries!

Can eliquid split?

Any liquid which is a mix of components will separate or split over time if those components have different relative densities. In the case of eliquid, Propylene Glycol is less dense than vegetable Glycerine and therefore lighter. Over time, Propylene Glycol will therefore separate and float to the top of your eliquid container.

Can I bring eliquid into Singapore?

No. As of 2013, it is illegal to posess, use or import any vaping products into Singapore.

Can I buy several 10ml eliquid bottles?

Yes. You can purchase as many 10ml eliquid bottles as you like!

Can I fly with eliquid?

Yes. You can fly with upto 100ml of eliquid. This is the same as any other liquids such as mouthwash, perfumes or cosmetics. Bear in mind that some countries do not allow the importation of any eliquid or vaping equipment, even for personal use.

Can I freeze base eliquid?

Not normally. As eliquid contains Propylene Glycol (which is a major component of antifreeze) it's not possible to freeze eliquid using a home freezer. Depending upon the PG/VG ratio, freezing point of eliquid will be between -20c and -60c, which is well out of the range of any commercially available home freezer.

Can I just approximate eliquid amounts?

As Einstein implied, everything is relative! You don't need a set of atomic scales to measure your eliquid when mixing, but it pays to mix wisely to get the right flavour and mix for your vaping device. There are calculators if you are mixing your own short fills and most bottles have instructions on how to get the correct ratio of base, nicotine and flavour. It's usually a case of pouring one bottle (10ml) into a larger bottle (50ml)!

Can I mix 2 eliquid flavours?

Yes. If you're using the same PG/VG ratio flavours there's nothing to stop you mixing your own flavours to create a unique experience for your vaping! Just make sure you're not mixing salt based flavours with freebase nic flavours as the result won't be usable in your vaping device.

Can I mix 50 50 nicotine with 80 20 eliquid?

You could… but why would you want to? The resultant mix would be the equivalent of a 130 / 70 mix (which works out at 65 PG, 35VG) and if the original Nicotine percentages were the same in the un-mixed liquids then you'd have a kind of strange ratio. If your device can handle this mix then go right ahead!

Can I mix eliquid into any bottle?

Yes. If the bottle is made of Glass, Polypropylene or Polyethylene. Propylene Glycol (one of the constituents of most eliquid bases) can react with some other plastics, so as long as the plastic is safe for use with PG/VG bases you should be OK. Make sure of course that the bottle you use is totally sterile... you are, after all going to be breathing in your resultant mix!

Can I mix small batches of eliquid?

Yes. As long as the ratios are correct for the vaping device you are intending to use there's no reason you can't mix up batch sizes to suit yourself.

Can I mix vg with existing eliquid?

Yes. If the eliquid is an existing PG/VG base and you want to increase the VG ratio then there's no reason you can't do that. Just make sure that your vaping device can take the resultant PG/VG mix!

Can I put any eliquid in nautilus x?

No. The Aspire Nautilus X comes with either a 1.5Ohm or 1.8Ohm coil, so you are going to need to use a PG/VG ratio eliquid in that is suitable for these resistances of coils. You can choose eliquids from any manufacturer as long as the PG/VG ratio is suitable. Drop in and see the ranges available from Vapekit.co.uk!

Can I put nicotine eliquid in nicotine free tank?

Yes. Bear in mind that if you wish to go back to being 'nicotine free' then you are probably going to have to swap out the tank and coil as there will always be a resultant residue of nicotine present after you put nicotine into the tank.

Can I put vype eliquid in my vape?

Yes. As long as you use the correct PG/VG ratio into your vaping device you can use eliquid from any manufacturer.

Can I sell 0mg eliquid on ebay?

Yes. You can sell 0mg (i.e. containing no nicotine) eliquids on Ebay, but bear in mind that any purchaser still needs to be above 18 years of age. If any nicotine is present at all in the eliquid then this becomes subject to TPD regulations and in the UK must be certified.

Can I sell eliquid in the UK?

Yes. But bear in mind... Any eliquid that contains Nicotine must comply with TPD regulations and be certified in the UK.

Can I sell my own eliquid?

Yes. Bear in mind that the vaping industry is heavily regulated and even eliquids containing no nicotine should adhere to UK safety standards.

Can I sell out of date TPD eliquid?

No. In the UK we have very strict rules on what can be sold. Any consumable product MUST be sold with an expiry date even if it's a bottle of mineral water! Even though there isn't anything in eliquids which can 'go off', all eliquid manufaturers are required to print an expiration date on each bottle of each batch that is made. The truth is that eliquids are still perfectly safe to vape years after they are made, but if they are 'out of date' you can't legally sell them.

Can I send eliquid to Japan?

Yes you can. There are currently no import or postal restrictions on sending eliquids to Japan.

Can I ship eliquid from the UK to the US?

Yes, but only if you use certain companies for shipment. USPS and DHL are known to now put restrictions on carriage of eliquids but at the moment there are no Government restrictions on eliquid export/import from the US to the UK. Things, however might change...

Can I suck old eliquid back up?

You could… but bear in mind that you'd be effectively then have used eliquid as any eliquid in your tank would have been exposed to the bacteria in your mouth.

Can I take back my unopened eliquid?

With Vapekit you can do this yes. Other eliquid suppliers may have different rules. In the UK, distance selling regulations mean that you have 7 days to return any items for any reason, however Vapekit have extended this to 14 days.

Can I take eliquid on a plane?

Yes. You can do this, however bear in mind that eliquids are still bound by the maximum 100cc limit that all other liquids on flights are covered by. Also, make sure that the country you are flying to allows the import of eliquids for personal use - some countries (like Thailand for example) don't allow any imports or use of vaping equipment and there are very stiff fines and prison sentences for anyone who tries!

Can I thicken eliquid?

Yes. If you want to thicken eliquid then you can add more Vegetable Glycerine to alter the PG/VG ratio. Do make sure that your vaping device can handle the thicker liquid though… the lower the PG/VG ratio, the lower the resistance is generally required.

Is vaping better than smoking?

The vapour produced by a vaping device does not contain the thousands of harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke from a cigarette. It is these chemicals which cause harm to the Human body and cause cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses. Ironically, the active and addictive substance in cigarette smoke (nicotine) has been shown to be no more harmful than coffee. Vaping is therefore though to be substantially less harmful than smoking (around 95% less harmful!)

Is vaping safer than smoking?

In the UK, the National Health Service now promote vaping as a safer alternative to smoking as the vapour from vaping has been shown not to contain the thousands of harmful chemicals present in cigarette smoke. Research has shown that vaping is around 95% safer than smoking, so is a viable alternative to smoking. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Is vaping worse than smoking?

No. All the research to date shows that vaping is around 95% safer than smoking as vapour contains none of the thousands of harmful chemicals present in cigarette smoke. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Is vaping as bad as smoking?

No. There is no evidence that vaping is anywhere near as bad for the Human body as smoking. All the research done to date shows that the effects on major organs within the body are significantly reduced when a smoker switches to vaping, which is why health professionals in the U.K. now promote vaping. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Is vaping better than smoking uk?

Yes. The U.K. National Health Service now promote the use of vaping as a valuable tool to stop death from smoking cigarettes. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Is vaping better than smoking cigarettes?

Yes. Vapour from using a vaping device contains none of the thousands of harmful chemicals contained in cigarette smoke. Vaping is therefore thought to be around 95% less harmful than smoking, which is why vaping is now promoted by the U.K. National Health Service. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

What happens when you quit smoking and start vaping?

Smoke from cigarettes contains hundreds of chemicals which are not only toxic to the Human body but some of which are designed to be habit forming. Tobacco companies have over the decades not only designed an effective delivery system for Nicotine, but added chemicals to enhance nicotine's addictive properties and ensure that a smoker finds it hard to quit. When you stop smoking and start vaping, your body will react to the loss of these chemicals, even though you are still providing the active ingredient Nicotine by vaping. There are many possible withdrawal effects of stopping smoking which may include sleeplessness, bowel upsets, cougning, skin problems and headaches. Luckily these are short term issues and you will find that over a few weeks as your body expels the harmful chemicals supplied by smoking these symptoms subside and your body will adjust to the lack of Tobacco. Remember, like any drug, tobacco smoking will have withdrawal symptoms and so you should expect a period of adjustment as you move to vaping. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Is vaping healthier than smoking?

In the UK, the National Health Service now promote vaping as a safer alternative to smoking as the vapour from vaping has been shown not to contain the thousands of harmful chemicals present in cigarette smoke. Research has shown that vaping is around 95% safer than smoking, so is a viable alternative to smoking. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

How to switch from smoking to vaping?

Simply choose to vape! You must choose an appropriate strength of nicotine for your vape liquid relative to the amount that you would normally smoke, so if you were a '20 a day' smoker, you're probably going to need a 12mg nicotine eliquid to start. You can taper this down over time, so that you lessen your exposure to nicotine.

Is vaping nicotine safer than smoking cigarettes?

Yes. The U.K. National Health Service now promote the use of vaping as a valuable tool to stop death from smoking cigarettes. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Does vaping cause second hand smoke?

Vaping doesn't cause smoke of any kind, but produces vapour instead. This vapour is a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, water and trace amounts of nicotine. There are none of the harmful chemicals (of which there are hundreds) you get in cigarette smoke and none of the lingering cigarette smell. Even the NHS in the UK now promote vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping.

Does vaping stop you smoking?

Yes. All it takes is a small amount of willpower to get rid of cigarettes for good! Vaping has been shown to be far more effective than other nicotine replacement therapies like patches as vaping has that physical 'holding something in the hand' feeling you get with a cigarette habit, so replicates smoking without all of the harmful chemicals the body gets from smoking tobacco. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping.

Is vaping as bad for you as smoking?

No. All the research to date shows that vaping is around 95% safer than smoking as vapour contains none of the thousands of harmful chemicals present in cigarette smoke. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping.

Is Vaping Bad For You?

This is a relative question. Technically, anything you put into your lungs apart from completely clean air is potentially bad for you, however air typically contains a number of pollutants which can cause harm to the Human body including nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide and many cancer causing particulates from combustion processes. In contrast to this, vapour from vaping devices is comparatively innocuous and consists of water vapour, propylene glycol (a synthetic food additive) and vegetable glycerine (as the name suggests, derived from vegetables) plus trace amounts of the stimulant Nicotine. Compare this to cigarette smoke, which contains many hundreds of harmful chemicals, many of which are carcinogenic and thus very harmful to the Human body.

Is Vaping Bad For Your Lungs?

This is a relative question. Technically, anything you put into your lungs apart from completely clean air is potentially bad for you, however air typically contains a number of pollutants which can cause harm to the Human body including nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide and many cancer causing particulates from combustion processes. In contrast to this, vapour from vaping devices is comparatively innocuous and consists of water vapour, propylene glycol (a synthetic food additive) and vegetable glycerine (as the name suggests, derived from vegetables) plus trace amounts of the stimulant Nicotine. Compare this to cigarette smoke, which contains many hundreds of harmful chemicals, many of which are carcinogenic and thus very harmful to the Human body. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

How Bad Is Vaping?

Vaping has been shown to be 95% less harmful than smoking in many recent studies and is therefore promoted by the UK health service NHS as a safer alternative to smoking. See https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#:~:text=E%2Dcigarettes%20work%20by%20heating,cigarette%20is%20known%20as%20vaping

Is Vaping Bad For Your Teeth?

eLiquid vapour from vaping has none of the harmful chemicals present in cigarette smoke so is massively better for the Human body than smoking. There are no studies showing that vaping is bad for teeth, however remember that you are putting something into your mouth with vaping and accidents can happen. People have fallen with their vaping devices in their mouths and this can cause injury. In rare cases, batteries have exploded causing mouth and facial burns.

Is Vaping As Bad As Smoking?

No. The NHS in the UK as well as many stop smoking and Cancer charities have determined that vaping is substantially better for the Human body than smoking, bu as much as 95%.

Is Vaping Bad For Your Health?

This is a relative question. Technically speaking, you can die from eating too many baked beans or drinking too much water, however there are no studies giving a direct link between vaping eliquid and damage to health other than some black market produced Cannabis containing products and even then, the issue is caused by the addition of Diacetyl, not the Cannabis extract itself.

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The text on this page is in no way claimed to be medical or legal advice. Vapekit.co.uk suggests that you seek legal and medical advice from a qualified professional. 

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