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About 88Vape

Who Are 88Vape?

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88Vape is one of the UK's largest manufacturers and suppliers of e-liquid. We're famous for our £1 e-liquids and our products can be found in stores up and down the UK.

From our purpose built facility in Manchester, we're changing the face of vaping by making high quality e-liquids and selling them at a price everyone can afford. It's hard enough to make the switch from cigarettes and we want to make things a little easier.

With over 75 flavours to choose from, multiple nicotine strengths and 4 different types of juice, there's something for any type of vaper.

Read more about 88Vape

Are you the '88Vape' I see on buses?

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Yes we are! We're also on bus shelters, billboards and in hundreds of stores nationwide. It's hard to miss our £1 e-liquids!

Where can I buy 88Vape e-liquids?

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Our e-liquids are available right here where you get free delivery when you spend £10, access to online exclusives and value bundles to save you a few extra quid.

There's independent stockists across the UK selling 88Vape products, but you'll also see us in some of the UK's largest supermarkets including Asda and Iceland, as well as leading budget stores including B&M, Poundland and Home Bargains.

Please note that we do not hold information on product availability in these stores.

Are 88Vape e-liquids safe?

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This is an easy one! Yes, 88Vape e-liquids are as safe as any other regulated or leading brand.
Our e-liquids contain approved ingredients and are submitted to the the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency as required under TPD laws.

For further reading, please see this post about how 88Vape eliquids are made.

Do 88Vape e-liquids contain Diacetyl, Pulegone or Vitamin E Acetate?

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Absolutely not. Our eliquids do not contain any banned ingredients or compounds. These types of ingredients are usually found in unregulated e-liquids from outside of the EU or cheap homemade brews.

What’s in a bottle of 88Vape e-liquid?

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Four ingredients.
1. Nicotine
2. Flavourings
3. Propylene Glycol (PG)
4. Vegetable Glycerin (VG)

Nothing else. The flavourings are food-grade, and the VG and PG are high quality. Everything we use is vegetarian and vegan friendly, and all the ingredients are mixed under the watchful eye of a professional chemist. We do regularly tweak our recipes to improve the flavour, so don’t be surprised if a bottle you buy today is a different colour to one you bought last year. It just means we’ve improved the recipe!

Are 88Vape e-liquids Vegan friendly?

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Yes, 100%!

Are 88Vape e-liquids safe for people with nut allergies?

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Yes. Our e-liquids do not contain nuts.

I have diabetes. Will 88Vape eliquids affect my glucose levels?

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The vast majority of our eliquids contain no added sugar and are suitable for diabetics.

Of all of our flavours, only New York Cheesecake and Peach Dream contain additional sweetener, but this is still less than 1% of the whole flavour.

I can't open your bottles. What's the problem?

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We're aware of this issue and have already rectified it to the best of our knowledge. Unfortunately, there are a number of bottles in circulation where it's just not practical to recall them, as it's not every batch and it's not all bottles in a batch either.

Eventually they will disappear from circulation, but in the meantime we're working with customers to ensure that replacements are provided when requested.

If you have a bottle which you’re struggling to open, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to replace it. However, we’ll need you to send the unopened bottle(s) back to us.

E-Cigarette Basics

What’s an electronic cigarette?

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An e-cigarette is an electrical device that vapourises e-liquid into a vapour that you then inhale. Unlike a cigarette, this is not smoke – it’s actually an aerosol formed from the heated ingredients that tastes of the flavourings we use.

Read our 'Beginners Guide to Electronic Cigarettes' for more information.

Are ecigs, vapes, pens, pods and mods all electronic cigarettes?

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Technically, yes. They’re all a type of electronic cigarette and contain the same basic components - a tank, a coil and a battery. However, they come in different shapes and sizes are designed for a particular type of vaping.

What is the legal age for vaping in the UK?

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Vaping is for over 18's only. You cannot legally buy eliquids and e-cigs in the UK  if you are under 18. Nicotine is highly addictive, so if you aren’t switching from cigarettes but you want to give vaping a try we highly recommend using our 0mg nicotine liquids. They carry no addictive chemicals.

Is a vape dangerous? Can it explode?

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We’ve all read the scare stories. Here’s the good news - if you use your e-cigarette correctly, it won’t overheat, explode or otherwise break down. The most important thing to do is to charge your e-cigarette correctly. The batteries we use charge at a lower voltage. They need to be plugged into the USB socket of your laptop or PC, not the wall, and they shouldn’t be left plugged in overnight.

Where can I find out more information about ecigs?

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This blog post covers much of the above and more

E-Liquid

Why do e-liquid bottles carry warning signs?

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In large doses, nicotine is poisonous. In any dose, it’s addictive. So always use your e-liquid as directed.

Why do you make sweet flavoured e-liquid? They aren’t for children, right?

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No! Our e-liquids are definitely not for children! Ever! We make the flavours we do for a simple reason. People like them! Not everyone wants the taste of tobacco – some people prefer sweets, or mints. We’ll be happy to make flavours you like, so make sure you drop us a line if you have an idea for a new flavour.

What causes the chemical/metallic taste in my eliquid?

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If you notice a slight chemical or metalic taste from a newly opened bottle, it’s nothing to worry about. It’s just the way the liquid has settled after the bottling process.

To get rid of this taste, give the bottle a rigorous shake for between 30-45 seconds and try again.

Why does eliquid change colour?

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There are a number of reasons why an eliquid might change colour. You might even notice a difference in colour between two bottles of the same flavour and same strength.

But there’s nothing to worry about. It’s all down to science!

Trust us.

Even if your juice has changed colour and is a month passed it’s best before date, your liquid is absolutely fine.

Nicotine, air, light and temperature are all things which can and will affect the colour of an eliquid, but it will not impact on the taste.

How should I store eliquid?

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Like any consumable, an eliquid should be correctly stored in order to preserve it for as long as possible.

Keep to the guidelines below and you’ll be helping to maintain its taste and general condition for longer:

- Store in a cool dark place (but shake well and vape at room temperature)

- Avoid extremes such as light and heat

-Keep out of reach of children and animals

What’s special about your mod liquids?

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It’s all to do with the PG/VG ratio. Usually a liquid has a balanced PG/VG ratio so that they can work in almost any e-cigarette. Because mods are designed for Sub Ohm vaping (more on that below) they need to be very high VG. This produces larger clouds, but creates a liquid that won’t work correctly with a standard e-cigarette.

Sub-Ohm Vaping

What is Sub Ohm vaping?

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Sub Ohm vaping is a recent change to the hobby, brought about by people who wanted to make larger clouds. This means you need a more efficient coil to vapourise large amounts of VG. Here’s how it works: When you push electricity through a conductor (such as a coil) it meets resistance. This resistance is measured in ohms (Ω). The lower that resistance, the more efficient the coil and the bigger the clouds. So when you use coils with a resistance of less than 1 ohm, you’re Sub Ohm vaping.

What is a mod?

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A mod is a specially made type of e-cigarette used for Sub Ohm vaping. It works the same way, but with a lower resistance coil for more efficiency and larger clouds of vapour. It’s called a mod because they were originally standard e-cigarettes, ‘modified’ by hobbyists to have the larger batteries and more efficient coils needed to make larger clouds. All of our mods are professionally made, but this name has stuck.

Are there any drawbacks to Sub Ohm vaping?

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Only one. Because the coils are more efficient, the batteries more powerful and the tanks bigger, you’ll go through e-liquid much more quickly. If you’re trying Sub Ohm vaping, we recommend using lower nicotine liquids than you’d usually use, because you’ll be inhaling much more vapour.

Coils & Clearomisers

Why does my clearomiser/coil taste burnt?

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A burning taste usually occurs when a new clearomiser/coil is used before the wick has been given a chance to soak up enough liquid. You may also experience a burning taste when your tank has run out of juice and the wick dries up. This is commonly known as a ‘dry hit’ and usually results in burning out the coil.

To reduce the chance of burning the coil, please follow the below advice:

- When installing new a coil/clearomiser, please allow up to 10-15 minutes for the wick to soak up juice in the tank.

- You can help prime the wick by taking 2 or 3 strong drags without firing the button.

- Keep an eye on the level of juice in your tank and don’t let it run completely dry. It may catch you out and provide the dreaded ‘dry hit’.

- If using a variable voltage device, ensure that your settings are appropriate for the coil resistance. 

Why is my vape 'spitting'?

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A 'spitting' vape device is usually the sign of a flooded coil. This means that the wick has become oversaturated and eliquid has made its way into the main chamber where it shoots up via the mouthpiece.

To avoid a flooded coil, please follow the advice below:

- Do not fill you tank above the recommended fill line. It’s always better to err on the side of caution and fill to just below the line.

- Ensure that you are using the correct liquid for your device.

- If using variable wattage, ensure setting are appropriate for the coil and the juice.

- Perform regular maintenance on your device and ensure all connections are clear of gunk or liquid.

General Vaping

Can I vape in an airport?

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When it comes to airports and aeroplanes, vaping is treated much the same as smoking. It’s not allowed.

We cover this whole topic in much more detail in this post about 'Travelling with E Liquid'.

Can I vape in pubs, restaurants and hotels?

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The laws which helped to bring in the smoking ban do not cover vaping. Therefore, you will not be breaking the law if you were to vape.

However, it is up to the management of any establishment to set their own rules, so it’s always best to ask first and respect their decision.

If vaping is allowed on the premises, it’s always advisable to show consideration for fellow patrons by not subjecting everyone else to thick smelly clouds of vapour.

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