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Beginner's FAQ

*Pick your starter kit to suit your budget or style HERE 

*Pick your E-Juice flavors from HERE

*Get some nicotine (PG) from HERE

*Get some PG/VG HERE

*Go to the doubler mixing calculator HERE

*Read the instructions, fill your tank 

*All done. It's that easy

*  There is two different types of vaping. Mouth to lung (MTL) and Direct to lung (DTL) Mouth to lung mimics smoking a cigarette, (drawing vapor into your mouth then inhaling to your lung) and direct to lung is like bypassing the draw into your mouth and inhaling straight to your lungs, (like sucking on a wide mouth straw in the air). This usually produces more vapor/clouds and has more air flow.

As a beginner MTL I would suggest the AIOT18, aspire kits or Cubis tank in the Vapr starter kit and for DTL the Coolfire, ijust or ijust mini. It really comes down to the style you want or your budget.

 

*  Flavors come in two strengths. Ready to vape and a doubler. Ready to vape is mixed to the right concentrate so you just pour it into your tank and vape with zero nicotine and doublers, (a word invented by the vaping community), is double the flavour strength so it can be diluted with nicotine. 

Choosing your flavors comes down to your own taste buds. Most people tend to go for the tobacco flavors to start off with then go to the more adventurous flavors like the fruity cocktails. It took me about 10 flavor trials to find the one I like and vape all day, (Hawk Sauce).

*  Nicotine is dangerous in high concentrates. Some places sell it up to 999.9% pure. Don't ever buy it this strong. Its VERY dangerous for everyone. Even the postie if it leaks in transit. As a beginner, don't buy it stronger than 50mg or 5% until you know what you are doing. Also order it as PG 

To mix your nicotine into your doubler flavour you would first choose what strength you want to vape. You are better off starting at a low 'mg' and increasing it if it's not satisfying. I would suggest starting at between 6mg-10mg and if it's not satisfying then go up to 12mg. 12mg will give you a pretty good throat hit. Going up to 18mg is pretty high. I personally wouldn't go over that.

Once you have decided what strength of nicotine to vape at, go to our Nicotine mixing calculator. For the example I will guess you have 50mg base nicotine and a 15ml doubler in a 30ml bottle and you want to vape at 12mg. So in the calculator you would enter 50 into the first line, 'Nicotine base', then 12 into the second line, 'target strength', and 30 into the third line, 'amount to make'. Below is the mixing results, 7.20ml of nicotine base, 7.80 of PG/VG and 15ml of doubler. Use a syringe to accurately measure the nicotine and PG/VG and mix it all into the 30ml bottle. Job done!!!

*  The PG/VG is vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol. This is used to dilute your E-Juice. The PG carries the flavour and adds to the throat hit and the VG is what makes the vapor/clouds. Stick to a 50/50 ratio as a good starting point. So for now, (and using the example above), get the 50/50 mix to use for mixing your nicotine. As you get more experienced and a better understanding you may choose different PG/VG ratio's. 

 So thats it... 

 If you are still not sure what to do or how to start just send us an email or use our contact us form with your questions or message us on the chat at the bottom right of the screen and we will get back to you asap. 

 

Happy Vaping!!

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General FAQ

The short answer is, that vaping is a harm reduction method for adults who are eager to quit smoking. By all accounts, scientific, medical and anecdotal, vaping would not be classed as worse than smoking.

It must be stated that vaping is not considered healthy. Vaping is a less harmful method of nicotine delivery than traditional cigarettes. The Royal college of Physicians state that vaping is AT LEAST 95% less harmful than smoking. 

An Excellent resource in the form of a book or E-book is available. Written by Australian doctor Colin Mendelsohn, his book “Stop Smoking, Start Vaping” covers the science and the unbiased truth about vaping from the perspective of a medical professional in an incredibly comprehensive format.

The best starting point would be to go in and a visit your local vape shop, (this is not a tobacconist that sells vapes, but a specialty vape store). Vape shops are by and largely owned by passionate industry experts who will guide you through the process and cover what device and accessories would be best suited for you.

If you do not have a local vape shop, give one a call. However, here is a brief overview of how to get started without popping in:

Purchase a low powered vape device, such as a Uwell Caliburn A2 pod kit or Vaporesso Zero 2 kit and also a bottle of e-juice. It is recommended to buy a small bottle of e-juice first as it can be difficult to know what juice you will enjoy throughout the day. There are some tobacco FLAVOURED e-juices, but there are also a range of fruit, sweet and menthol flavours also. (finding the right flavour for you can be a little trial and error, so BUY SMALL BOTTLES at the start)

Follow the instructions to fill your device, allow adequate time for the e-juice to soak the coil (this is like a filter), and then turn your device on and beginning vaping, always starting with a small inhale for the first couple of puffs.

Nicotine needs to be purchased with a prescription. More on the topic of nicotine can be found HERE at our NICOTINE Page.

The cost of vaping can start from as low as $25 for a rechargeable, refillable device and juice and go up to $200. Cost will depend on the size and type of device, the features offered by the device and the size of the e-juice.

The initial cost of vaping, buying your first device, will be your biggest outlay, while the ongoing cost of coils, (these are the replaceable ‘filters’) and e-juice, will be generally a quarter of that initial cost.

When compared to the price of cigarettes and their ever increasing cost, vaping is significantly lower, including the ongoing cost, which would be anywhere between $25 - $50 a month, (once you have purchased your hardware).

The legalities surrounding vaping apply mostly to the use of nicotine. It is NOT ILLEGAL to vape in AUSTRALIA. The rules and laws surrounding where you can vape are largely the same as smoking, so of course besides being inconsiderate, it is illegal to vape in indoor public areas, public transport etc.

It is illegal for ALL & ANY shop in Australia to sell, gift or supply nicotine, this includes tobacconists and vape shops. Slowly pharmacists are starting to stock nicotine, they are the only exception and purchasing will still require to present a prescription. If your local milkbar, servo, tobacconist or even vape shop is selling nicotine, this is illegal.

This question is like asking what is the best car? what is the best coffee? Etc

The truth is, the best vape device will vary from person to person. Consultation with a vaping expert, those who work in a specialty vape shop, is your best bet at getting the right advice for you. Other useful resources to establish what vape device might best suit you would be youtube reviews on products, as they will cover how the device works and feels and you will be able to decide if this sounds like it might suit you. 

Some people are interested in a warm and higher powered vape device, some require excellent battery life to get them through their long work day, others may be looking for something small and discreet and some people may just want the simplest device without any confusing settings. These are some of the questions you might want to ask yourself when looking around for the best vape device for you.

Yes, you can buy disposable vapes in Australia, (as long as they do NOT contain nicotine).

Disposable vaping devices are a contentious subject among dedicated vape stores. These are prefilled with e-juice and are single use, (not refillable or rechargeable). They tend to cost more over the life span of use than a traditional vape set up that can be used for a number of years, plus disposable vapes pose much more of a negative environmental impact than traditional, reusable vape devices do.

Disposable vapes are cheap and often filled with unknown liquids and manufactured by unknown brands. The vaping industry has been the target of sceptics, misinformed, alarmist media and lack of support from greedy government officials in Australia for many years. Unlike the rest of the western world, vaping in Australia has been widely demonized and unfortunately disposable vapes have only sought to inflame this.

They are sold by milkbars, service stations, tobacconists and other small retailers with the intent to make a quick buck, without any attempt to assist in the journey of transitioning from smoking. Furthermore, it is predominantly these establishments that are providing the disposable vapes to minors, while reputable vape shops cop the brunt of their actions. Your local vape store would likely not even stock the device your young person has managed to get their hands on.

You should know: NO REPUTABLE VAPE SHOP SELLS TO MINORS. We are a tight and passionate community, committed to helping long term smokers quit. Many of us work alongside medical professionals, to provide adults an opportunity to finally quit this insidious and decades long habit. Should you find a disposable vape in the hands of your young person, perhaps pay a visit to your local small general store.

We have sourced a TGA approved pharmacy within in Australia to make this possible. As of October 1st 2021 you are required to obtain a prescription to buy Nicotine. We have worked in conjunction with this prescription service and pharmacy and the process would look something like this:

Click a link to arrange a call back from a doctor, they will call you for a Telehealth consultation. 

The doctor will pass your prescription to the Pharmacy (they reside in the same building).

 After your doctors appointment you can go straight to the online Pharmacy to order your nicotine. This will be Express Post to your door and may take up to 3-5 days to have the Nicotine in your hands. 

For more details click this link HERE.  You can also use your prescription to order your nicotine from your preferred supplier.

Vaping is to replicate the sensation, action and feel of smoking a cigarette without the damage from tar and many other chemicals that are found in cigarettes. Vaping is known as Tobacco Harm Reduction. Vaping is often used as an aid to substitute smoking when current quit treatments have not worked. Vaping is also used when smokers can’t break the hand to mouth habit, especially in social settings, driving and work breaks.

Store FAQ

We only ship within Australia

The sale and supply of nicotine in Australia is ILLEGAL and we do not sell nor supply it.

With 6 years trading and extensive experience helping tens of thousands of people make the switch to vaping, the best place to visit is VAPR.  We are one of the original vape stores in Australia that have unbeatable prices and over 4000 products in stock right here in Australia ready to be sent the same day from our Melbourne Warehouse. Our modern online Vape Store is updated daily with the latest and best vapes on the market. We also have two retail stores in Melbourne:  Werribee Vape Shop and Sunbury Vape Shop, plus the best online vape store in Australia. We also offer phone support and live chat via our online store. All products are in stock and ready for collection in store or shipped with AusPost. We do not drop ship any products.

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