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Frequently Asked Questions

A vaporiser is a type of electronic smoking device that, like the basic e-cigarette, delivers inhalable doses of flavoured vapour (with or without nicotine) by heating up e-liquid. Unlike tobacco cigarettes, vaporisers and e-cigarettes emit no smoke at all, no odour whatsoever, and definitely no tar.
Vaporisers differ from the standard e-cigarette in that they do not resemble tobacco cigarettes at all, have a longer battery life, can hold more e-liquid at one time, and come with a wider range of customisation options that are, in most cases, geared towards the more advanced e-smoker.
Those are just a few of the differences between e-cigarettes and vaporisers.
All indications are that tests performed by many reputable firms all over the world concure that vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. E-cigarette vapor isn’t smoke. There is no current evidence that inhaling a mixture of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine causes any kind of long-term damage. However, there may be risks in inhaling some flavourings. Flavouring agents are found in some e-liquid that have been linked to a condition known as bronchiolitis obliterans, or popcorn lung. These chemicals — diacetyl and acetyl propionyl — are probably responsible for cases of popcorn lung at some flavouring factories, where workers inhaled large quantities of the substances in powdered form. While popcorn lung is a frightening condition, there has never been a diagnosed case in a vaper. Further, cigarette smoke contains much more of these chemicals that e-cig vapour, yet there have been no known cases of smokers contracting bronchiolitis obliterans either.
Does vaping cause cancer?
A study conducted last year by scientists from British American Tobacco, and published in the journal Mutation Research, tested both e-cig vapor with cigarette smoke for their ability to cause cell mutations in bacteria. The smoke caused mutations, and was also toxic to the bacteria, while the vapor was neither mutagenic nor toxic. There is no current evidence at all that suggests vaping — with or without nicotine — causes cancer. ~vaping360~ See the whole article here
The upfront or start-up costs to of vaping are of course higher than regular smoking wich can require as little as a cigarette and a match. In the long run, however, many vaper’s end up saving money.
At Super Vape we can set you up with a starter kit for only R380 and some top quality e-juice from as little as R100
Yes, of course you can.
Super Vape sells premium quality e-juice with ZERO NICOTINE for those who love to vape but do not need the nic rush.
In the vaping community, PG is an abbreviation for Propylene Glycol, a petroleum by-product. It has no discernible odour or colour and is less viscous (thinner) than VG. The PG is the “flavour carrier” component in a base mixture. Interestingly, almost everyone (yes, even non-vapers) use or consume PG and VG on a regular basis.
Some uses of Propylene Glycol
PG was used commercially well before the invention of the first e-cig. It is an organic solvent (meaning it is naturally-occurring) and is colourless, odourless and clear, and has a faintly sweet taste. You can find PG in a lot of the food and hygiene products that are most likely in your home right now, some of these include:
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Toothpaste
  • Food dyes
  • Alcoholic drinks (wine, beer and liquor)
  • Deodorant sticks
  • Cosmetics
  • Non-toxic antifreeze
  • Cake mixes
  • Sodas
  • Salad dressing
  • Fog machine liquid
  • Asthma inhalers
    Similar to fog machines and asthma inhalers, the role of PG in vapour atomisers and e-cigarettes is to help mix liquid ingredients that would otherwise not mix with each other. This process creates a stable fluid that can deliver vaporized e-liquid when inhaled.
    Propylene Glycol also reduces the boiling point of liquid nicotine to allow vaporization to happen at a much lower temperature than what is required for a tobacco cigarette. The lower density of PG liquid also means that gunk doesn’t build up on the heating element of your vapour cigarette as fast as it does when thicker liquid is used.
    Is PG safe in e-liquids?
    Propylene glycol has been safely used as a non-active ingredient in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food products for over 50 years, and studies show that it has a meagre degree of toxicity. The FDA in America has classified PG as completely “safe for human consumption.” However, some vapers do experience some minor reactions to PG-based liquid, such as a dry throat, muscle soreness, and odorous urine. This is because PG is also a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture and can dry out your throat after use. Also, when metabolized by your body, PG quickly turns into lactic acid, which can make your muscles ache more than usual. To offset these symptoms, drink plenty of water to flush the lactic acid from your system and soothe your throat. If side effects persist or worsen after a few days, you may be allergic to PG, and you should try VG only based e-liquids instead.
  • VG is an abbreviation for Vegetable Glycerine. Some characteristics include:
  • Thicker than PG
  • Produces denser vapour clouds that also linger longer
  • Less of a throat hit
  • Sweeter taste
    Vegetable Glycerin Safety
    Having the term “glycerine” in its name probably doesn’t make VG sound particularly safe, but don’t be alarmed. Also known as vegetable glycerol and is a carbohydrate extracted from the oil in plants (that’s where the “vegetable” part comes from. At Super Vape we only sell USP and BP grade VG so you can feel assured of best the qaulity. In addition to serving as a base for e-juice, VG is also used as sweetener and additive in a number of household items, including:
  • Cosmetic products (makeup, mousse, shampoo, after shave, deodorant, etc.)
  • Pet food
  • Soap
  • Skin and hand cream
  • Baking products
  • Toothpaste
  • As a thick gel for creams, pills, rubs and jellies
  • A wide range of medicines
    Glycerol is one of the most organic substances on the planet and is therefore easily metabolized by the body. Because of its benign nature, the likelihood of having an allergic reaction to VG is extremely low, which makes it a popular substitute for the harsher throat hit of e-juices that contain mostly PG.
    Note
    Vapers who experience dry mouth, sore throat or increased thirst after using VG-based e-juice typically notice these symptoms disappear after a few days to a week as the body begins to adjust. These symptoms can also be reduced or prevented by drinking lots of water during your first few weeks of vaping.
  • Most e-liquids are a combination of 4 basic ingredients :
  • Water
  • Flavouring
  • Nicotine (if desired)
  • PG or VG (or both)
    The PG/VG proportion is responsible for the throat hit and vapour production. At Super Vape we carry a 70/30 VG/PG as well as a 80/20 VG/PG blend, because we’ve found those particular ratios provide the best mix.
  • Variable voltage/wattage is an advanced technique that allows users to manually adjust the heat of their atomiser.
    When correctly applied, this process improves the overall quality of the vaping experience by bringing out the strengths of certain flavours when vaporised at various temperatures. However, the use of variable voltage/wattage vaporisers requires some knowledge of amps, watts and resistance levels – otherwise you risk accidentally burning out the heating coil or even frying the e-liquid.
    You will definitely want to learn about how variable voltage/wattage works before you attempt it on your own.
    “mAh” is another one of those confusing vaping terms you have probably either seen or heard of at least once while shopping for vape goodies.
    Generally, mAh is used to describe battery power—and you may have even correctly guessed that the higher the number, the stronger the battery. But what is the meaning of “mAh”? And perhaps an even better
    Question: Why should you care?
    mAh is short for “milliampere-hour” and coveys the total charge capacity of a battery. As a unit for measuring electrical power over a length of time, mAh is commonly used in describing how much energy a battery can store at one time. For instance, a battery rated at 1000 mAh can last for one hour delivering one amp of power (1,000 millamperes = 1 amp) before it is completely drained. Thus, a fully-charged battery with a higher mAh rating can typically power a device that consumes more power for longer and/or stronger before it needs to be re-charged. Batteries with more mAh also tend to be physically bigger and heavier.
    How important is the mAh Rating?
    Understanding mAh is necessary if you want to calculate how long your battery will last, of if you are using a Mech Mod.
    First though, you have to know how much electrical current your battery and cartomizer use up when engaged.
    Start by dividing the voltage of your battery by the resistance level of your atomizer. For instance, according to one analysis, a 2.5 ohm atomizer paired with a 3.7 volt battery — a common configuration — would draw 1.48 amps (or 1480 mAh). If your battery or atomizer has a different voltage or resistance measurement, use the Ohm’s Law Calculator to determine the electrical current drawn by your device (in amps) and then multiply it by 1000 to arrive at your milliampere number.
    Follow these simple steps for preserving the flavour and quality of your vape juice
    Like any other consumable product, your vape juice does have a shelf life. Properly handling and storing your e-liquid can go a long way in preserving its taste and preventing it from going stale prematurely. In fact, a bottle of e-liquid can last for up to two years if you are following the right storage techniques.
    Sensitivity to Light and Heat
    Vape juice should be kept someplace dark and cool. Whether your e-liquid does or does not contain nicotine, it is always a good idea to store out of reach of children and pets. The nicotine in e-liquid is sensitive to light and heat, and the blend will lose its freshness and flavour faster when exposed to these elements for too long. Low temperatures delay the natural chemical processes that breakdown vape juice and also slow down the growth of bacteria. Some vapers choose to store their extra bottles of e-liquid in their refrigerator or freezer, but this can sometimes alter the taste and consistency of the blend. Keeping your liquid at or just below room temperature (18-22 degrees Celsius) is ideal. If you do decide to store your juice in the fridge, allow it to return to room temperature before vaping. Basements are typically darker and cooler than the rest of the house, and therefore a great place to store vape juice. Cabinets and cupboards are also excellent places for long-term e-liquid storage since they also offer an easy way to keep your supplies from getting into the wrong hands by choosing a cabinet that is high up or locking the doors.
    Long-term Storage
    The plastic bottles that most e-liquids come in are not meant for long-term storage, so if you like to buy your supplies in bulk (and you plan to store your e-juice for a month or longer), then we recommend transferring it to an air-tight glass bottle with tinted glass.
    What are Nicotine Salts? A Beginner’s Guide to Salt E-Liquid
    Like almost any technology, trend, or hobby, vaping has very basic roots. We’ve come a long way since the days of cheap gas station cig-a-likes and vape pens that were feeding us crude, PG-laden e-liquids. However, bigger isn’t always better. Sure, a lot of us love the feeling, flavor, and cloud production of a high VG e-juice in a sub-ohm tank. But for those, us that are only interested in nicotine consumption, using high VG-based e-liquids is kind of like owning a Ferrari—flashy for most, but not practical for all. Virtually everyone that vapes started vaping as a means of quitting smoking. Graduating to the big leagues of 100-watt devices and 5mL tanks should be a choice, not a necessity. Sadly, this means that people who prefer a smaller, cheaper, and a more discreet vaporizer will have to settle for a vape pen that is unpleasant overall—or fork over tons of cash and navigate a tiny supercomputer. Nicotine salts, however, seem to be a magic solution – the veritable penicillin to cure some of the ailing vapers out there. That said, let’s have a look at this brand-new innovation and see where – and who – it fits in the vaping world. Popular POD Devices: JUUL Starter Kit, Suorin Drop Starter Kit, Suorin Air and Aspire Breeze 2 All-In-One Starter Kit
    Freebase Nicotine: The Current Standard
    There’s a fundamental difference between the conventional “freebase” nicotine we use in our e-liquids and the newer “salts” that have been quickly making headlines. It is this difference that, not only classifies it separately but also creates an entirely new experience. To better understand what nic salt juice is, let’s compare them to their big brother, freebase nicotine. Without getting too technical, freebase is the purest form of nicotine and is the default “go-to” for most manufacturers. This nicotine solution is simply added to a mixture of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) which “carry” the nicotine with them when vaped. It’s also what we use in nicotine replacement therapies—like gums, patches, sprays, and lozenges. Furthermore, freebase has been the norm in cigarettes for decades, thanks to Phillip Morris of Marlboro back in the 1960s. He found that “freebasing” nicotine-paired with ammonia delivered a significantly larger amount of nicotine (which did wonders for keeping customers hooked). Since we’re trying to offer an effective nicotine replacement in vape juices, it only makes sense that we use the best form available.
    Nicotine Salts
    So we’ve established that freebase-nicotine is nicotine at its purest. If that’s the case, then why would vapers want something that’s not as inherently effective? Like Phillip Morris’s little freebase trick, the answer can be found in chemistry.
    What are Nicotine Salts?
    At its core, nicotine salts are comprised of the same exact nicotine that’s found in its natural state within the tobacco leaf. If this form of nicotine was added to the liquid that we vape, we’d need to vape it at extremely high temperatures for the nicotine solution to be effective, and it still wouldn’t be as easily absorbed (bioavailable) as freebase nicotine. Similarly, like freebase, nic salt juice needs some modification too. The key here is benzoic acid.
    A Quick Chemistry Lesson
    We won’t try to overwhelm you with too much jargon, so let’s stick with the basics: pH and alkalinity. Freebase nicotine has a higher pH, which leads to increased alkalinity. This dramatic increase in alkaline causes a harsher throat-hit, thus causing people to vape at smaller amounts than they may need. Benzoic acid has the opposite effect. It lowers the pH levels of nicotine, reducing alkalinity in the process. The end result is a much smoother vaping experience. Furthermore, this allows the mixture to be vaped at lower temperatures in cheap vape pens and cig-a-likes with higher concentrations of nicotine. For instance: vape juices mixed with nicotine salts – while less potent – can reach nicotine levels as high as 50mg. Try vaping something like that in your traditional sub-ohm tank/PG-mixture and let us know when your lungs stop burning.
    Advantages and Disadvantages
    Nicotine salts have pros and cons. However, what could be seen as a disadvantage to some will, in fact, be an advantage to others. Let’s explain what we mean.
    Advantages
    Satisfaction: Many vapers who try conventional liquids for the first time often find that they don’t get the same satisfaction or “punch” from their nicotine. What’s more, it may not be enough to satisfy their cravings. Smoother nicotine hit: A huge turn-off for many “would-be” vapers is that conventional e-liquids are too harsh, and nicotine is to blame. Cigarette companies use anesthetics like menthol or eugenol to cover-up and mask the harshness. Vape juices don’t, so the smoother feeling of nicotine salt liquids makes a huge difference. Less flavor impact: Those of us who kicked the habit and prefer nicotine-free e-liquids may notice a marked difference in flavor, despite smoking the same product. This is because freebase nicotine affects the liquid’s overall flavor. Nic salt juice has next-to-no effect in this area, leading to a richer, flavorful, and more enjoyable vaping experience. Cheaper: Let’s face it—an efficient sub-ohm tank or box mod is significantly more expensive than a tiny little vape pen, as well as the many premium e-liquids that go into the vape pen. If all you need is an inexpensive and discreet vaping experience that helps you get just the right amount of nicotine, then salts are for you.
    Disadvantages
    Too much for some: While heavy smokers need a heavy dose of nicotine, lighter smokers can make do in the 3-12mg nicotine range. This also happens to be the ultimate sweet spot for sub-ohm devices. As a result, people can use smooth, high-VG e-juices in their sub-ohm tank and feel completely content with the experience they get. Fewer options: Nicotine salts are limiting because you’ll generally have to stick to vape pens and pods like JUUL Replacement Pods. The more traditional mods and sub-ohm tanks allow for nearly endless tank/mod combinations—each pair allowing for their own unique cloud production and flavor experiences. Not to mention the coil combinations and styles of the more advanced rebuildable atomizers – you get the idea. Lower fun factor: A great way to describe freebase juices compared to nicotine salts is “fashion over function” (again, think Ferrari vs. smart car). Nicotine salts are the perfect choice if you need a strong dose of nicotine and prefer a more cigarette-like experience.
    Are Nicotine Salts Right for You?
    This is where things get tricky, and only you will know the answer. So when you’re deciding what to do, ask yourself the following questions: Am I a heavy smoker (one or more packs a day)? Do I want a more genuine smoking experience, or am I looking for something new? Will I want smooth vapor and high nicotine? Do I need a stronger or more subtle nicotine “punch” (buzz)? Is discretion important, or are massive clouds my thing? How much money do I initially want to spend?
    In Conclusion
    These are just guidelines. Starting off with a small device and using nicotine salts is a good approach, and you can always switch to high-VG/lower-nicotine sub-ohm setups as you wean yourself off and start to branch out. In fact – salt or no salt – it’s better to grasp the basics with a simple vaporizer before navigating through the different types of coils, tanks, and settings. The safest bet is to ask a knowledgeable vape shop owner. Remember, he or she was once in the same boat – a smoker looking for a better way out.

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