Common Vaping FAQ

Ecig Megastore is an online e-liquid eCommerce store based in the heart of Derby, United Kingdom. Established in 2022, Ecig Megastore has evolved into the UK’s best online retail shop for all things disposable.

Every year millions of people are swapping their conventional cigarettes for e-cigarettes because it’s proven to be a healthier alternative while also having the highest quit-smoking success rate. If you are looking to make the switch, this handy FAQ should answer any questions that may be holding you back.

About Us

How come you are cheaper than most vape shops?

Unlike physical stores, we don't have the same expenses associated with maintaining a storefront, such as rent, utilities, and staffing costs. This allows us to pass on savings directly to you!

Why do we stock so much variety?

Taste is all about personal preference, so what's delicious to one person might not be to another. Just like how not everyone's a fan of bananas, but there are millions out there who absolutely love them. It's the same with vaping flavours - there's something for everyone!

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept All major cards, Debit & Credit including Mastercard which is made possible by our payment gateway, Viva Wallet.

Where's my order?

On rare occasions, our couriers may fail to deliver your items within their stated time scale. In this case, please allow up to 7 working days from when the order was placed before contacting our support.

Can i return an order?

You will have 14 days from the date of receiving your order. You can return the order to us unopened only and in its original condition to receive a full refund (customer to pay shipping costs). If we receive the product in poor condition & we can not re-sell the product, we will call you to arrange to send the product back to you.

Do you have a vape shop?

Unfortunately, Ecig Megastore is an online e-commerce business only.

Are there any additional fees?

We guarantee there will be no additional fees when ordering directly from Ecig Megastore. That includes processing fees, shipping fees & everything in between.

How old do i have to be to buy from Ecig Megastore?

Countries where you need to be 18+.

Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, England, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tajikistan, Togo, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Vietnam, Wales.

Countries where you need to be 19+.

Jordan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Turkey.

Countries where you need to be 21+.

Thiopia, Guam, Honduras, Niue, Palau, Philippines, United States.

Do we provide discount for NHS and other Front Line Services?

We do indeed, please refer to your Bluelight Card app.

Nicotine Salts

What are nicotine salts and how do they differ from freebase nicotine?
Nicotine salts are a form of nicotine that is naturally found in tobacco leaves. Unlike freebase nicotine, which is commonly used in traditional e-liquids, nicotine salts are smoother and less harsh on the throat, allowing for higher nicotine concentrations without discomfort.
What are the benefits of using nicotine salts in vaping?
Nicotine salts provide a quicker and more satisfying nicotine hit compared to freebase nicotine. They are ideal for smokers looking to switch to vaping or vapers who crave a stronger nicotine experience.
Which devices are best for vaping nicotine salts?
Nicotine salts are best used with low-wattage, mouth-to-lung (MTL) devices such as pod systems and vape pens. These devices deliver nicotine salts efficiently and effectively.
What nicotine strengths are available in nicotine salt e-liquids?
Nicotine salt e-liquids typically come in higher nicotine strengths, ranging from 20mg/ml to 50mg/ml, catering to the needs of heavy smokers and those who require a stronger nicotine hit.
Are nicotine salts safe for vaping?
Nicotine salts are considered safe for adult vapers when used responsibly. However, they are not recommended for use by non-smokers or individuals under the legal smoking age.
Do nicotine salts affect e-liquid flavour?
Nicotine salts generally have a minimal impact on flavor compared to freebase nicotine, allowing vapers to enjoy the full flavor profile of their e-liquids without significant alterations.
Can I mix nicotine salts with regular e-liquids?
While it's technically possible to mix nicotine salts with regular e-liquids, it's not recommended due to differences in nicotine concentration and absorption rates. It's best to use nicotine salts with compatible devices and e-liquids.
Do nicotine salts have an expiration date?
Like any other e-liquid, nicotine salt e-liquids have a shelf life and will eventually expire. It's essential to store them properly in a cool, dark place and use them before their expiration date for the best experience.
How effective are nicotine salts for quitting smoking?
Many smokers have successfully used nicotine salts as a tool to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. The higher nicotine concentration and smoother delivery make them an effective alternative for satisfying cravings and transitioning away from smoking. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and support when quitting smoking.

Freebase Nicotine

What are freebase 50/50 liquids and how do they differ from other e-liquids?
Freebase 50/50 liquids are e-liquids that contain a balanced ratio of 50% propylene glycol (PG) and 50% vegetable glycerin (VG). This ratio offers a versatile vaping experience suitable for various devices and preferences.
What is the difference between freebase nicotine and nicotine salt?
Freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine commonly found in e-liquids and traditional cigarettes, while nicotine salt is a modified form of nicotine that includes an additional acid, typically benzoic acid.
What are the benefits of using freebase 50/50 liquids?
Freebase 50/50 liquids provide a balanced blend of throat hit, flavor, and vapor production. They are suitable for both mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct-lung (DL) vaping styles, making them a popular choice among vapers.
Which devices are best for vaping freebase 50/50 liquids?
Freebase 50/50 liquids are compatible with a wide range of vaping devices, including pod systems, vape pens, and starter kits. They work well with both MTL and DL devices, offering flexibility and convenience.
What nicotine strengths are available in freebase 50/50 liquids?
Freebase 50/50 liquids come in a variety of nicotine strengths to suit different preferences, ranging from 0mg/ml (nicotine-free) to higher concentrations such as 18mg/ml or 20mg/ml for vapers who require a stronger nicotine hit.
Are freebase 50/50 liquids suitable for beginners?
Yes, freebase 50/50 liquids are an excellent choice for beginners due to their balanced PG/VG ratio and versatility. They provide a satisfying vaping experience without overwhelming new vapers with high nicotine concentrations or complex flavor profiles.
Do freebase 50/50 liquids produce a lot of vapor?
Freebase 50/50 liquids produce moderate vapor compared to higher VG e-liquids. While they may not generate as much vapor as max VG blends, they still offer a satisfying cloud production for most vapers.
Can I use freebase 50/50 liquids with sub-ohm coils?
Yes, freebase 50/50 liquids can be used with sub-ohm coils, although they may perform better with higher resistance coils. It's essential to adjust your device settings and airflow to optimize the vaping experience.
Do freebase 50/50 liquids affect coil longevity?
Freebase 50/50 liquids are generally less viscous than high VG e-liquids, which may result in less coil gunk and potentially longer coil life. However, individual vaping habits and coil maintenance practices can also impact coil longevity.
Are freebase 50/50 liquids suitable for flavour chasing?
Yes, freebase 50/50 liquids offer a balanced flavor profile that allows for excellent flavor clarity and intensity. They are suitable for vapers who enjoy chasing flavor while still appreciating a moderate throat hit and vapor production.

Disposables

What is the shelf life of Disposables?

Most disposables have a shelf life of 2 years. Usually, the flavours will last beyond this, but the Nicotine content won't.

 

Can You Refill a Disposable Vape?

Disposable vape devices cannot be refilled and users can only use the pre-filled e-liquid that is supplied in them.

Are Disposables Safe?
Disposables which have been submitted and passed the MHRA’s testing criteria are safe for consumption. Always check with your local GP before switching to vaping.
How long do disposables last?

Each Elf Bar contains around 600 puffs. Studies have found that vapers on average usually take 132 to 140 puffs a day. So, if you’re averaging about 135 puffs a day, one disposable Elf Bar would last you a little over four days.

However, you should also keep in mind that this number is subjective as the number of days that an Elf Bar lasts depends on how long your puffs are and how often you vape in a day. Taking longer hits means that more e-liquid is used up. Furthermore, the number of puffs you end up taking also depends on your level of nicotine addiction. Higher addiction levels require more puffs a day to satisfy your nicotine fix.

Are Disposables Regulated?

Disposable vapes are nicotine containing products and therefore, they are governed under the TPD regulations.

This limits their capacity to 2ml and strength to 20mg. They must also be submitted to the MHRA for testing before they are sold to the public.

Do Disposable make Large Clouds?

No, disposable vapes are not designed to make large clouds.

Why Does My Disposable Vape Pen Keep Blinking?

This is a sign that your disposable has reached the end of its useful life.

Please dispose of it in a manner that is safe for the environment.

Which Disposable Vape Lasts Longest?

The lifespan of disposable vapes is typically measured as puff count. The number of puffs is determined by a vape’s tank and battery size. It’s worth highlighting that a puff count is an estimate, and will vary somewhat depending on an individual's vaping style; i.e. taking longer, deeper drags will slightly reduce the puff count. For reference: 300 puffs is roughly equivalent to 20 cigarettes.

Vaping

What is vaping?

Vaping means using an e-cigarette or vaping device. Both have a heating element that converts liquid into vapour which you then inhale.

How often can i vape?

Some vapers may use their e-cigarette very regularly, taking a couple of puffs every hour, whilst others may use it in the same way as if they were smoking traditional cigarettes.

We recommend using your e-cigarette at times you would usually smoke, as replicating your smoking pattern can help make switching to e-cigarettes easier.

Is vaping really cheaper?

Thanks to studies from Respiratory Research™, vaping was reported to be anywhere from 50% up to 90% cheaper than smoking.

What are E-cigs?

E-cigs, short for e-cigarettes or electronic delivery systems, are battery-operated devices that are used to inhale the vapour, which typically contains nicotine, food flavourings and other ingredients found in everyday foods.

They sometimes resemble conventional cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, or even everyday items like pens. Different devices, such as those with fillable tanks and LCD screens may look different but function the same.

Is vaping dangerous?

Research performed by Public Health England revealed that vaping was 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes. Most of the damage caused by cigarettes, including cancer, comes from tar, which isn’t present in e-liquids.

What am I actually inhaling?

Vapour is made from evaporated Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine, flavourings and (if applicable) nicotine.

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