Until recently, thousands of smokers have struggled to quit the habit without an effective alternative. Nicotine patches, gum and many others have had success, and have worked for me in the past. However, I’ve found myself returning to old habits (usually on a summers days in a beer garden).
Vaping is no doubt increasing in popularity and helping thousands quit. But what is all the fuss about? For me, it’s about sustainability. Vaping means I can have a beer in summer and not laps in a moment of weakness. Plus, I really enjoy it in the same way I like a ciggy with a drink, or after a long day.
I like smoking, but the health risks are too great. Whilst you can’t say with certainty that there are absolutely no heath implications with vaping, it’s considered by the NHS to be 95% less harmful than normal cigarettes. I’ll take those odds any day.
If you’re looking to make a change, it can be tough to know where to start because e-cigarettes come in a wide variety of designs and styles, not to mention the endless number of e-liquid brands and flavours. Here’s 5 of the best and most popular bit of kit to get you off to good start.
1) Joyetech Ego AIO Box
The Joye eGo AIO Box Starter Kit is an all-in-one boxset that packs a serious punch. Designed for beginners or for those looking for a lightweight setup, The Joy eGo AIO Kit features a tank & built in battery, which contributes to its sleek & compact design.
The Joye eGo AIO Kit comes in a range of customisable colours and can even be customised further by modifying the HUD display to light up in a range of different colours.
This is a great bit of kit and brand new to the market – highly recommended. Price – £24.99
2) Innokin CoolFire IV TC100 & iSub V
The Cool Fire IV TC 100W is powered by the advanced AETHON chipset and packs 100W power with the ClearWave noise cancellation technology.
A relatively discreet device that is not over the top, the Cool Fire IV kit includes an iSub V Vortex Tank, which, when combined makes a compact, durable & powerful vaping device that produces good flavour & cloud output.
With the Cool Fire IV, you can’t go wrong. It also comes in a range of colours. Price – £54.99
3) Aspire Pockex
The Aspire PockeX Kit makes Sub-Ohm vaping way more intuitive for casual or light users. A compact, yet powerful device, the Aspire PockeX has the potential to produce dense clouds of rich, luscious vapor.
Featuring an easy-to-use unscrewable cap, refilling the device is incredibly straightforward. Simply unscrew the cap & drip in enough juice to top up the device, and away you go!
This is a great place to start, and again, comes in loads of colours. Price – £22.99
4) Smok Brit One Mini
The SMOK Brit One Mini Starter Kit is a brand new, ultra-compact kit that is great for on the go. Powered by a super-sized dual-core atomizer, this vape kit has a 22mm flavour tank connected to a slim & compact battery.
Like the Aspire, it’s simple & easy to setup, The SMOK Brit One Mini’s encased design means that there is zero leakage from the device. Relatively cheap with good flavour & power the SMOK Brit One Mini is great for beginners who want a robust flavour, but aren’t to fussed about customising their device.
SMOK never fail to produce great kit. Comes in black and silver. Price – £24.99
5) My Von Erl Starter Kit
The “My Kit” by Von Erl is a unique device, and has been referred to as the next evolution in vaping technology. Quite different from your standard device, The My Kit takes a series of disposable capsules, instead of using a regular refillable tank which results in maximum simplicity.
Inspired by the early cig-a-like models, The My Kit is great for beginners as it takes the technology that powers early devices and repackages it with a super-modern look. It actually looks a lot like a USB Stick than a standard ecig device. Price – £19.99