What is Vaping?

Vaping is the process of heating an e-liquid into vapor and then inhaling. The e-liquids used can be with or without nicotine.

How do I know if what I am buying is genuine?

For hardware, most brands sold have a scratch-off verification code (sometimes called “Scratch & Verify”) which you can use to verify that products are genuine. It’s not a legal requirement, therefore not all products have the code. Most e-liquids do not come with a verification code, therefore the best way to know that they are genuine is to purchase through a registered, official retailer.

Studies from the British Medical Association and other studies have shown that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. The National Health Service, England are supporting the use of e-cigs in their quit smoking campaigns. There is no carbon monoxide or tar within the vapor, as confirmed by doctors and recent studies by the Royal College of Physicians. The Nigerian Chairman Socio-Medical Affairs Committee (SMAC) of the World Medical Association (WMA) and former president of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Osahon Enabulele has spoken out in support of electronic cigarettes and believes that they are the most effective tool in stopping smoking.

What is in Vape Juice or E-liquid?

E-liquid, also known as smoke juice or e-juice, is a fundamental component of the electronic cigarette. While the traditional tobacco is burned to create hazardous chemicals, the e-liquid in an e-cigarette is heated by the atomizer to produce the vapor, no smoke. E-liquid contains a base (usually propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin), food flavorings and/or nicotine. Some e-liquid makers also use distilled water as an ingredient to dilute the fluid, but not all of them. Although a lot of people believe e-liquid contains only water, flavorings and nicotine, the truth is that without a base diluent, the vapor produced just wouldn’t fulfill its purpose. Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are added for a number of reason: 1. They enhance the throat hit – the sensation smokers get when the smoke hits the back of their throat. 2. They dilute the mixture to correct nicotine strength and the intensity of the flavor; 3. Their increased viscosity keeps the nicotine molecules in suspension and produce thicker vapor, whereas water would simply evaporate upon exhalation. PG, VG and nicotine have no discernible taste, so in order to make e-liquid more pleasant to vape, various flavorings are added. The number of flavor combinations are virtually limitless, from the most basic, like tobacco, menthol or chocolate, to exotic combinations of various fruits, or juices that replicate popular foods and drinks. All e-liquid manufacturers should use food-grade flavorings originally intended for human consumption. Nicotine is a crucial ingredient of e-liquid, especially for smokers looking to quit tobacco cigarettes, and even for ex-smokers who still crave nicotine, in order to keep them back from relapsing to the traditional smoking. However, the vast majority of e-liquid makers also offer zero-nicotine varieties for vapers who have successfully beaten nicotine addiction. The most common e-liquid nicotine strengths are 0 mg/ml, 6 mg/ml, 12 mg/ml, 18 mg/ml and 24 mg/ml.

Is vaping healthier than smoking cigarettes?

The evidence review by recent research work finds vaping at least 95% less harmful than smoking, which means that it is not totally harmless in terms of safety relative to combustible cigarettes. In other words, harm reduction, not harm eradication. This doesn’t mean that vaping is safe but “safer”, where you choose to vape.

Why is e-liquid coming out of the tank and going in my mouth?

If the coil is over saturated the excess e-liquid within the atomizer may flood the tank and you could end up with droplets of liquid on your lips / in your mouth. If you get e-liquid in your mouth, it is advised to rinse your mouth out with plenty of water.

Is vaping cheaper than smoking?

Vaping can work out to be between 50 – 90% cheaper than cigarette smoking in a long term.

How old do you have to be to buy a vape product in store and online?

To purchase any vape product or any e-liquid you have to be above 18 years old by the Nigeria law.

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 seek help from your doctor.

Is it legal to vape indoors? Are e-cigs affected by the Afghanistan smoking ban?

There is no law addressing the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places, workplaces, and public transport; therefore, the use of e-cigarettes is allowed. While e-cigarettes can legally be used anywhere, cigarettes are banned in most indoor and outdoor public places, and smoking in front of children is a criminal offence according to laws passed in 2014

Am I allowed to take my vaping products on a plane if I am going away?

It is ok to travel with an e-cigarette depending on your destination. It is advisable to check with the policies of the country you are visiting to find out if they permit the carriage of electronic cigarettes and use. If you do take a tank on a plane then it would be best if you remove as much e-liquid as possible as the air pressure can cause tanks to leak and e-liquids can be transported with your toiletries bag. You are not allowed to use your electronic cigarette on the plane.

Does vaping taste the same as smoking tobacco?

The flavors differ widely, so if you have a blueberry flavor, it will taste of blueberries but you may be able to taste the nicotine if the strength is quite high or higher than you use normally. There are also tobacco flavored e-liquids available, which resemble the taste of cigarette smoke.

Mostly not, but the vapor can leave a small amount of smell depending on the e-liquid and type of device. Some smells can be pleasant to you but not to others, so please take this into consideration if you are using the electronic cigarette in confined spaces.

How often can I vape? Can I use vaping products as often as I would if I was smoking?

Users are dynamic! Some people will use their electronic cigarette very regularly, taking a couple of puffs every hour, whilst others may use it in the same way as if they were smoking cigarettes. If you would normally smoke a cigarette then you can use your vape in the same pattern as smoking. Again, users are dynamic.

As electronic cigarettes give out vapor, there is no second hand smoke but people may experience second hand vapor inhalation if you use your electronic cigarette in a space that is not ventilated or is confined. According to research, there is no evidence that exposure to e-cigarette vapor is harmful for bystanders.

How do I choose the vaping product that’s right for me?

The best way is to write to one of our professional advisors, who are in the medical line willing to help you make a well informed decision and you can reach via email. All the details you need are in the Contact Us section of the website.

You are inhaling the vapor produced from heating a mixture of water, vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), artificial and natural flavorings and nicotine (if you choose to have nicotine in your e-liquid).

Do you sell these devices?

No we do not, but you can shop from these links.

Do you promote tobacco products to youth?

No, we only provide information about more suitable alternatives to tobacco products for people over 25 years of age. For before this age, we suggest complete quitting. Even in people over 25, quitting is the best option, and products like vape are used to help quit.

We really hope you found the answers you were looking for. At the same time we understand this list doesn’t cover every single aspect relating to vaping and electronic cigarettes, so if you have any suggestions for how we may improve this page, please do so using the contact form.