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The History of Vaping

The history of vaping is relatively short, although smoking has been a part of human culture for centuries, associated with various cultural and social practices, such as religious ceremonies, social events, and even medical treatments. Smoking habits have evolved throughout history, from traditional inhalation of burning tobacco smoke from pipes, cigars and cigarettes to inhalation of flavoured tobacco smoke through a water pipe commonly known as ‘shisha’, to the relatively new practice of inhaling vaporised solutions. The history and cultural significance of vaping can be traced back to the invention of the e-cigarette by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik in 2003. Vaping was initially marketed as a smoking cessation tool, but it has transformed into a subculture with unique aesthetics, terminology, and social norms. Many people have embraced vaping as a form of self-expression, with users customising their devices and experimenting with different e-liquid flavours. 

Why People Vape

People vape for a variety of reasons, and these can vary from person to person. One of the most common reasons people start vaping is to quit smoking, as e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to cigarettes because they contain fewer harmful chemicals. Other reasons include the social aspect of vaping, the relaxation and stress-reducing benefits, and the ability to customise the vaping experience with different devices and accessories. Additionally, the variety of flavour options and various nicotine strengths cater to numerous preferences and needs, making vaping accessible to everyone. 

Types of Vaping

Several types of vaping devices are available on the market, each with unique features and benefits. Some of the most common types of vaping devices include disposable vapes, vape pens, mods and pod systems. Some devices may be better suited for beginners, while others may be better for experienced vapers or smokers, depending on personal preference. Disposable vapes are a convenient option for people who want to try vaping on an inexpensive device that is simple to use. Vape pens are refillable, so they are a good option for people who want a customisable permanent device that allows for more flavour options. Mods are powerful devices with tanks or rebuildable atomisers (RBA), which enable users to build their coils and customise the vaping experience. Mods are a good option for experienced vapers who want more control over their vaping experience. Pod systems are a relatively new vaping device that uses pre-filled pods instead of tanks. Pods are small and easy to use, so they are a good option for people who want a portable and discreet vaping device. 

Vaping Safety

While you should take concerns about the safety of vaping seriously, you should also consider the potential biases and exaggerations in media coverage so you can approach vaping with a balanced and informed perspective. Proper regulation, personal responsibility, and continued research are all crucial factors in ensuring the safety of vaping products. Whatever your vaping preference, choosing high-quality e-liquids and following proper safety precautions when using vaping devices is essential. Decadent Vapours offer a wide range of fully TPD-compliant and tested vape devices, hardware, and e-liquids. We are available to help with friendly and personable staff if you have any questions or need advice. For all your vaping needs, visit our website.

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