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How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape?

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    eighteen plus signWhen vaping was first introduced to the UK, there was no legislation in place to prevent people of any age purchasing e-cigarettes. However, after trying frantically to keep up with the pace of change, the government has put laws in place to limit their sales to those who are considered to be minors. Vaping is becoming a lot more widespread throughout the UK, and more people than ever before are switching to e-cigs rather than tobacco cigarettes. However, there have been recent changes in the law regarding the purchase of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids, and vapers must ensure that they don’t fall foul of legislation.

    Buying E-Cigarettes In The UK

    In October 2015, the law was changed to ban retailers from selling e-cigarettes or e-juices to anyone who is aged under 18 years, and this includes both online and bricks and mortar stores. It was also made illegal for any adult to try to buy e-cigarettes for anyone aged under 18 and even smoking in private vehicles which are carrying people under 18 has been banned, although vaping will still be permitted when transporting minors. Although minors are not actually committing a crime if they attempt to buy e-cigarettes, any retailer that is caught selling these products to minors can be fined up to £2,500 for the offence. There is still quite a lot of confusion amongst retailers, however, and in practice many youngsters under the legal age have been able to buy vaping equipment around the country without being asked to show any form of ID. As the law has been updated a number of times, some sellers are still unaware of what is legal and what is not, and there is still a lot of debate about whether selling nicotine-free e-liquid is legal or not.

    How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape In The UK?

    Although it is not legal to buy e-cigarettes under the age of 18 in the UK, anyone aged under 18 is not yet committing a crime if they vape, either at home or in public. There is still some debate as to whether or not young people should be permitted to vape at all, since the authorities are unable to decide whether or not there are long term health implications for young vapers.

    How Old Do You Have To Be To Smoke?

    Whereas in the past anyone over the age of 16 was legally allowed to buy cigarettes in a store, the law was changed in recent years to prevent anyone under the age of 18 to buy any smoking paraphenalia. Although 16 and 17 year olds are not able to buy cigarettes legally, they are legally allowed to smoke if they already have the cigarettes in their possession. The laws surrounding smoking have changed considerably over the last few years, with plain brown packaging having been enforced in 2017, packs of 10 being eliminated and warning images now having to cover most of the packet. With further laws set to come into force to outlaw smoking even further by 2020, it seems likely that more draconian rules will be implemented soon.

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      Best Vape Flavours For Making Your Own E-Liquid

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        If you’re ready to have a go at making your own DIY e-liquid you’re sure to enjoy the fun of concocting your own personalised flavours. One of the best things about making e-juice of your own, apart from the low cost, is that the finished product will be customised to suit your individual tastes. Here are some of the most delicious and authentic vape flavouring concentrates that you might want to include in your next concoction to make one of the best DIY e juice recipes.

        TFA Ripe Strawberry

        strawberriesWith its natural strawberry flavour, this concentrate is slightly sweet but very authentic. While it isn’t a candy flavour, it is especiall good when enhanced with other strawberry candy-style flavours, and with its creamy smoothness it’s no wonder that this is such a popular choice for DIYers. It works brilliantly with a host of other flavours, but is particularly good with custards and creams.

        Capella Custard (vl)

        capella custardThis is the ultimate custard concentrate with its creamy, sweet and decadent vanilla taste. After steeping for a couple of weeks, this flavour is at its best, although with its pepperiness it can be a little too much for some people. It works well with many fruity flavours for a delicious dessert vape juice.

        TFA RY4 Double

        For tobacco flavour enthusiasts, TFA RY4 Double is the perfect choice. Rich and sweet, this is one of the best e liquid concentrates and is popular for its light vanilla and strong caramel notes and it can mix brilliantly with nutty flavours like pistachio and peanut butter. While this is a good concentrate for people who are craving the old tobacco taste, it works for those who aren’t necessarily tobacco enthusiasts when mixed with creamy flavours. You’ll want to avoid mixing this with fruit concentrates though as it isn’t a good pairing.

        FlavourArt Meringue

        If you like a creamier dimension to your e-juice, FlavourArt Meringue hits the spot.While it can be used on its own, it works well when mixed with harsh flavours too to tone them down. Use it sparingly and it’ll bring out the best in any flavour, but don’t exceed 5%.

        TFA Berry Cereal

        berriesGoing strong since 2014, this flavour acts as a major component in many cereal flavoured e-juices. It works with other cereal flavours and meringue concentrates and you can use it to customise a cereal vape juice that really works for you.

        Lorann Banana Cream

        While some people think this flavour is more candy inspired others think the taste is pretty authentic, however whichever you believe this is a genuine banana taste that works brilliantly with cream and berry flavours.

        Hangsen Australian Chocolate

        chocolateWho can resist the milky creamy chocolate flavour with its slight sweetness? This concentrate can be paired with all kinds of tastes from tobacco and coffee to berries, nuts and mints. You can even pair it with other chocolate flavours as long as you’re sparing. Don’t exceed 2% to start with until you’ve assessed your tolerance to its bitter edge.

        Inawera Shisha Vanilla

        Vanilla is one of the most popular flavours, and this one with its light, sweet creaminess is especially popular. Yes, you could use it alone, but it works much better when used to enhance other recipes. It mixes perfectly with coffees, tobacco, caramels, creams and berries for a unique flair.

        Flavor West Lemon Meringue Pie

        This well balanced mix of pie crust, meringue and lemon custard isn’t too lemony but it does mix well with other citrus flavours and creams. While most Flavor West concentrates can typically be used at a high percentage, you might want to start out below 55 with this one.

        Capella Yellow Cake

        yellow cakeIf you’re looking for a light and fluffy dessert flavour, this is the one for you. It’s taste is very authentic and not too sweet so it pairs brilliantly with frostings or fruity taste. You could also use it alone. If you’re looking for a way to get more mouthfeel from your dessert recipe, this is the ideal addition.

        Flavorah Boysenberry

        With its juicy, berry flavour, this concentrate is sweet with just enough tartness to work well with a host of other tastes including berry flavours,bakery concentrates, peanut butter or cream flavors. It also works brilliantly as a component in cereal recipes.

        These are just some of the great concentrates you can use to liven up your DIY e-liquids. You’re sure to have lots of fun mixing your own, and you’ll love having the opportunity to craft your own tailored experience.

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