vape explained

Welcome to Vape Explained, which is brought to you by Nicoventures Trading Limited, a member of the BAT Group of Companies. This website is intended to provide general information about vaping. It is not operated for advertising or marketing purposes and this website does not advertise, sell, or offer promotions for products.

Young people should never use vaping or any other tobacco or nicotine product, and adults who don’t use tobacco or have quit tobacco, should not start using vaping or any other tobacco or nicotine products. The best course of action for tobacco consumers concerned about their health is to quit.

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How do vaping devices work?

A vaping device is an electronic, battery-powered device that heats e-liquid to produce a vapour that can be inhaled.  

It follows a simple process: the atomiser (the part that produces the vapour) is contained in the tank that has a tiny electric heating coil, wrapped around a wick. When you draw on the device, e-liquid is heated to form vapour that is then inhaled. 

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Design of vaping devices has evolved thanks to rapidly rising demand and new technologies, particularly in the latest generation of products.

Digital displays and components that allow more experienced users to customise temperature and airflow are now common. 


Find out more here on the different devices that are available, or explore more of the key vaping terms in our glossary


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