1. What is an Electronic Cigarette?
e Cigarettes are a battery powered device that look like a cigarette.e Cigs deliver an odorless vapor. e Cigarettes provide the flavor and a physical sensation similar to that of inhaled tobacco smoke.e-Cigs do not contain the 4000+ chemicals found on traditional cigarettes. No nicotine, tobacco, smoke, or combustion is involved.
2. How do eCigs work?
Despite of many different designs, brands and prices, e-cigarettes or advanced personal vaporizers have common components and operates using the same principle.
Components: Battery, tank (holds e-liquid), atomizer (holds the resistance) and mouthpiece. Inhaling at the cartomiser or tanks mouthpiece activates a small switch (regulated by a microship) located in the battery (delivering power to the in-built atomizer), which rapidly heats up the e liquid turning it into vapor.
3. Can I vape e-Cigs anywhere?
Unlike other countries such United Kingdom, Sweeden, New Zealand and USA, In Australia e-cigarettes are still ruled with the same laws and restriction as Tobacco products. Although Vaping is not the same as smoking; different states have certain laws which restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places such pubs, coffee shops, offices, airports, airplanes, etc.
Please check the local laws and airlines about vaping!
4. I got my first e-Cigs Kit, what should I do next?
Please read the instruction manual contained on the box you received from us or see the .pdf files on each product page of the kit you purchased. Read instructions on how to:
Vaping is a bit different from smoking, you need to draw slowly and lightly.
Unlike cigarettes, a hard puff is not going to increase vapour production. Fill your mouth slowly, it can take from 3-5 seconds, inhale and immediately exhale. Sometimes you may need to take a couple primer puffs to get the flow going.
5. Why should I choose Soulblu?
Because Soulblu is an Australian owned and operated company. With Soulblu you choose excellent quality, service support and variety. S Soulblu offers an unparalleled service before and after sales, with support via face to face, phone, email or online chat.
Soulblu offer Australian made eliquid manufactured by an Australian company which Quality Management System has been ISO 9001:2015 certified.
6. I smoke under 15 smokes/day, Which e Cigarettes is best for me?
Any starter kit from our website is good as long as you feel comfortable using it. The most recommended ecigs/MODS for lite smokers are:
7. I smoke 15-25 smokes/day, Which e Cigarettes is best for me?
There are different kits suitable for average smokers including:
8. I smoke more than 25 smokes/day, Which e Cigarettes is best for me?
The best option for heavy smokers is to get a MOD dotted with 2x 18650 battery and a bigger tank, so it can last the whole day:
9. What e-liquid flavours should I choose to start?
If you are buying a complete starter kit you can choose from up to five (5) different eliquid flavours.
We recommend trying a flavour relatively similar to what you are smoking at the moment: Tobacco, tobacco rolllies or Menthol. And one of each of the other ranges: fruit, drinks and sweets.
Also, you should have at least two flavours different from your favourite, as if you just vape a favorite one all the time you will not get satisfied in times of stress and you won’t have anything to fall back on.
10. How long does a battery last for?
It depends on the e-Cigarette model that you choose, as well as your smoking habits. As a new user you will find yourself vaping 3 to 4 times more than you would smoke a tobacco cigarette, but over a short period of time and as you adapt to the change, the use of eCigarettes will normalise, therefore the batteries will last longer.
11. Is it really just like smoking and is there any smoke involved?
NEARLY, it looks like smoke and delivers a similar sensation as smoke.
The eLiquid contained in the cartomisers is made from the same ingredients used in stage smoke (PG & VG liquids), which can still produce that kick in the back of your throat as if you were smoking tobacco cigarettes.
Unlike tobacco cigarettes, when you use eCigarettes there is not combustion involved, because it is just water vapour what you exhale, which is why regular users call “vaping” to the action of smoking eCigarettes.
According to scientists, combustion is responsible for nearly all the harm caused by smoking.
12. Does Vaping really have no offensive smell or not smell at all?
No, not at all. The sensation is the same, the smell is not! Your clothes will not reek of smoke – and neither will you.
Customers feedback indicates that after a while vaping eCigarettes: Their sense of smell improved, Their families and friend did not notice any smell on them, when vaping in public, people did not notice the smell and if any, it was not offensive.
“The majority of our customers have also indicated that their general health, smoker’s cough, ability to exercise, sense of smell and sense of taste were better since starting to use e-cigarettes.” When vaping our e-liquids many of the flavour have no smell at all or smell as they are stated on the bottle like menthol, raspberry ect without the foul smell of tobacco.
13. What does Vaping taste like?
The taste depends on what flavours you Vape. e.g. if you decide to vape a strawberry eLiquid, then it will taste like strawberry; if you vape a chocolate eLiquid, then it will taste like chocolate. Not too complicated!
14. Are eCigarettes safe?
That’s really the wrong question. The question should be: is vaping safer than smoking?
YES, Experts believe that e-cigarettes are in the region of 99% safer than tobacco cigarettes, and that the risk that remains is similar to that of drinking coffee. As for carcinogens, FDA research has revealed that there are more carcinogens in peanut butter than there are in e-cigarettes. And 1400 times less than there are in a regular cigarette. Here’s what some scientists and experts say:
Tobacco harm reduction by Royal College of Physicians, UK.
The most complete report about e-cigarettes safety and effectiveness released in April 2016, encourages smokers to consider E-cigarettes as a less harmful alternative and concludes “E-cigarettes are 95% safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes”.
Professor Carl Phillips:
“The health benefits of switching are almost exactly the same as the health benefits of quitting…” Siegel and Cahn (in a conclusion to an analysis is 19 different studies into e-cigarettes:)
Dr Murray Laugensen
“They [electronic cigarettes] are undoubtedly safer than tobacco cigarettes.”
Dr Murray Laugensen of Health New Zealand stated after conducting research on the Ruyan electronic cigarettes:
We would rate the Ruyan electronic cigarette two to three orders of magnitude safer (100 to 1000 times safer) than a tobacco cigarette. We say this because our testing of the Ruyan e-cigarette for nearly 60 major toxicants has not found any cigarette smoke toxicants in any but trace quantity so far. This is not surprising, as the operating temperature of the atomiser of an e-cigarette is 5 to 10% that of a burning tobacco cigarette, so the volatile cigarette smoke toxicants are not created.
Dr Nitzkin, Chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians:
“…we have every reason to believe that the hazard posed by e-cigarettes would be much lower than one percent of the hazard posed by cigarettes.”
David Sweanor, former advisor to the WHO on tobacco control:
“If there is anyone who believes cigarettes are no more hazardous than e-cigarettes I’d recommend a remedial course in basic sciences.”
15. Will Vaping help me to quit smoking?
Electronic cigarette are not yet approved to be a cessation aid or quitting solution. Although our cartomisers and eLiquids do not contain nicotine, extensive researches done in New Zealand has shown that electronic cigarette containing Nicotine, can both help increase the level of nicotine in smokers’ blood and reduce cravings.
There is also speculation that the placebo effect of having a device to put, hold and suck has a placebo effect in smokers.
Although the real test of a cessation aid is whether it can help you to quit over the long term; at the moment eCigarettes just remains as an alternative to smoking or Harm Minimization solution.
16. Is there any danger to passive smokers?
There is no smoke produced by the electronic cigarette, only vapour.
Here are some of the comments made by some scientists and experts, which imply that there is little, or no danger related to passive vaping.
Professor Brad Rodu:
“Claiming that e-cigarettes are dangerous for non-smokers is about as credible as claiming that air travel is dangerous for people who never set foot in an airplane."
Professor Michael Siegel
“The nicotine exposure from the exhaled vapor produced by the vapor is likely to be extremely small and there is no reason to think that it poses a danger for nonsmokers.
Dr Murray Laugensen of Health New Zealand research conclusion states:
Results: Cigarette smoke is a mixture of side stream smoke and exhaled mainstream smoke. In contrast, the e-cigarette generates no side stream smoke from its (artificially lit) tip. Any exhaled PG mist visibly dissipates to vapor within seconds. Non-smoking bystanders do not find the mist unpleasant. The mist is odourless, and those close by quickly realize it does not have the odour of smoke or the irritating quality of tobacco cigarette smoke.
Comments: Inhaled nicotine in cigarette smoke is over 98% absorbed 6, and so the exhaled mist of the e-cigarette is composed of propylene glycol, and probably contains almost no nicotine; and no CO. (see Figure 3.5) Lacking any active ingredient or any gaseous products of combustion, the PG mist or ‘smoke’ is not harmful to bystanders. The ‘smoke’ or mist is not tobacco smoke, and not from combustion – no flame is lit –and is not defined as environmental tobacco smoke. E-cigarette “smoking” would be permitted under New Zealand’s Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. “Dr Murray Laugensen research is base on eCigarettes that contain nicotine, however our cartomisers and eliquids do not contain Nicotine”
17. What are the ingredients contained in our Eliquid
The principal ingredients contained in our vaping eliquids are food grade flavours, as well as, pharmaceutical grade PG propylene glycol and VG Vegetable glycerine, which is used to produce stage smoke in theaters, pubs, etc.
According to Dr Murray Laugeson, who analysed the electronic cigarette for Health New Zealand: (“The test were conducted on a cartridge that contained nicotine): Using micro-electronics it vaporizes, separately for each puff, very small quantities of nicotine dissolved in propylene glycol, two small well-known molecules with excellent safety profiles, – into a fine aerosol.
Propylene Glycol - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined propylene glycol to be “generally recognized as safe” for use in food, cosmetics, and medicines. It is used in food coloring, and flavoring, as an additive to keep food, medicines and cosmetics moist, and in machines that simulate smoke, although usage in simulating smoking devices is not currently included in the list of uses generally recognized as safe by the FDA. In NJOY, propylene glycol functions to provide the vapor mist that looks like smoke and to suspend flavor.
Glycerol (glycerin) – Glycerol is a chemical compound also commonly called glycerin or glycerine. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. For human consumption, glycerol is classified by the FDA among the sugar alcohols as a caloric macronutrient.
18. Are e-Cigs cheaper? How much money can I save?
According to our estimates, a person that smokes an average of 25 traditional tobacco cigarettes/day can save up to AUD $14,252 per year.