Getting Started With An Electronic Cigarette

Posted by in Blogs on 17th March 2014 Comments off

What should I buy to get started?

Any one of our electronic cigarette starter kits which are designed to be simple and user-friendly, are ideal for first time users. The most popular Fresh Mist rechargeable electronic cigarette starter kits are the funky and slick ranges. Our Starter Kits are also a popular model because it comes with a generous FREE Liquid and charger for convenient home charging.

Can you help me to quit smoking?

This is a very common question and the official answer is ‘NO’ because electronic cigarettes are not ‘smoking cessation’ devices or licenced pharmaceutical products. We market the Fresh Mist E-Cig as a ‘smoking alternative’. However, you can use your Fresh Mist E-Cig for any reason you choose providing you are of legal age.

Is the Fresh Mist e-Cigarette Regulated?

Yes! There is a lot of misinformation on the internet and in the press claiming that e-cigs are not regulated, but the term ‘not regulated’ is very misleading and grossly inaccurate. Sales of electronic cigarettes are covered by the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and general consumer protection laws. The Fresh Mist E-Cig is regulated by several government bodies including CHIP, COSHH, NMO and Trading Standards. Products are inspected, tested and analysed for possible toxicity and dangerous contaminants. E-cigarettes are regulated in the UK. The Fresh Mist E-Cig is not regulated as a medicine because the device is not a pharmaceutical product and therefore cannot be regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Caffeine is another example of a product and drug that does not require to be regulated as a medicine.

What are the ingredients?

UKAS accredited laboratories conduct testing for Fresh Mist and hundreds of other similar tests have been carried out within the industry, as well as independent government testing. The multitude of tests demonstrates precisely what is in the liquid ingredients:

  • Propylene Glycol (PG) CAS 57-55-6
  • Vegetable Glycerine (VG or ‘Glycerol’) CAS 56-81-5
  • Nicotine CAS 54-11-5
  • Food-standard flavourings

What is propylene glycol?

Commonly referred to as PG and sometimes listed as ‘propane-1,2-diol’ in research articles, is an odourless, colourless and slightly sweet organic binding agent. Over 70 years of research has been conducted on PG proving that it is safe for human inhalation over long periods of time and the reason PG is used as the base compound for asthma inhalers. Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Gycerine have been classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and do not represent a cancer hazard. PG attracts moisture which can lead to the drying of the throat and causes it to feel sore. This usually passes after a couple of days and drinking more fluid may help relieve the symptoms. If you are allergic to PG we recommend that you seek the advice of your GP before purchasing or using the Fresh Mist E-Cig.

Is Nicotine Harmful?

Nicotine is not a known carcinogenic and links to health issues are mostly inconclusive, but it is addictive. In excessive quantities it is classed as a poison, which is why toxic labeling is required. Fresh Mist E-Cig nicotine levels are well below the legally permissible limit. Despite the potential hazards of nicotine itself, the MHRA describes it as ‘a very safe drug’. Used in moderation, nicotine has been compared no more harmful than caffeine.

Is the Fresh Mist E-Cigarette & Products suitable for vegetarians?

Yes. The Fresh Mist E-Cig main ingredients are; Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Gylcerine, Nicotine and Flavourings, and is therefore suitable for vegetarians.

Is there a danger of passive smoking?

No. There is no physical smoke with the Fresh Mist E-Cig which means there is no passive or second-hand smoke dangers when using our e-cigarette.

Why is Fresh Mist better than other brands?

Fresh Mist have been at forefront of the e-cigarette market since 2009, helping replace over 70 million tobacco cigarettes with the Fresh Mist E-Cig. Fresh Mist’s exceptional ingredients and flavourings are exclusively blended for the Fresh Mist brand. Only a handful of ‘companies’ have the capability to produce ‘exclusive’ brand flavours.

Most e-cigarette suppliers are ‘home-run’ ventures or small scale businesses that import crudely flavoured, generic products of low quality from the cheapest source. Considering you are inhaling vapour into your body every day it pays to go with the best company where quality and your safety are concerned. Fresh Mist is a member of ECITA (Electronic Cigarette Trade Association) and rules of membership ensure high quality standards and require that ingredients are regularly tested by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory by GC-MS methods to certify purity and consistency.

Discount Codes?

At Fresh Mist there will always be discount codes available throughout the year, we live to give this option to customers. Please do note that a minimum spend is required and codes cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Email Offers?

Please note all discounted products via email may not always include a full a kit i.e no case.

Other Information

It is imperative, as products become more advanced, that those using these devices have full knowledge of not only how to use the products but which items are and are not compatible with each other.

Using products together that are not compatible is very dangerous and must not be done. If you are unsure how to use certain products or whether products are compatible then we are happy to assist. Please contact our Customer Service Team on 01204 288030 (during office hours).