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About Electronic Cigarettes and E-liquid

If you are new to electronic cigarettes or just have a query then this is the page for you! This should give you a great introduction to the world of vaping.

If you have a question that is not addressed here, please feel free to contact us at and we will strive to answer it within 24 hours.

What is an electronic cigarette?

What are the benefts of vaping?

How do e-cigarettes work?

How long do parts last?

What is e-liquid?







What is an electronic cigarette?

The Electronic Cigarette (also known as a personal vaporiser) is a battery-powered item which imitates a traditional tobacco cigarette. It delivers nicotine without any combustion or odour associated with tobacco cigarettes. Using an e-cigarette or “vaping” mimics the sensation of smoking while satisfying the hand-to-mouth requirement that smokers have.

What are the benefits of vaping?

  • No flame, no burning tobacco or any other substances

  • No tar

  • No unpleasant odours or tobacco smells clinging to clothes and hair

  • Not banned under the UK smoking ban

  • Simulates smoking

  • Less costly than smoking

  • No smoke irritation to your eyes

  • Huge choice of flavours.

  • Controllable nicotine level (or even zero nicotine)

  • More flexible – you can take one or two puffs if you want, rather than feeling you have to finish or waste a whole cigarette.

  • No more matches, lighters, ashtrays and dirty smelly cigarette butts.

How do e-cigarettes work?

E-cigarettes generally consist of three main parts:

  • A mouthpiece/cartridge,
  • An atomizer
  • A rechargeable battery

On many e-cigarettes, the atomizer and cartridge are within the same part, handily named a Cartomizer.

Upon inhalation, the heating element (atomiser) inside the unit heats the liquid nicotine (stored in the cartridge) into a fine vapour that replicates the look and feel of smoke.

How long do the parts last?

Generally the Cartomizers and batteries last about 6-10 weeks, dependent on usage.
At Paddy Puff, we offer you a month guarantee on all parts*, so if one of your parts stops working, you can return it for a replacement within this 30 days time period.
The eGo specifications allow for 100 charges, which is roughly 3 months. However, with regular maintenance and cleaning, many users have found their battery to last alot longer than this.
*excluding physical damage

What is e-liquid?

E-liquid or nicotine liquid, are the names given to the diluted nicotine fluid that is used in e-cigarettes.  Each Nicofresh E-liquid contains four main ingredients:

  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerine
  • Flavour Concentrate
  • Nicotine

Propylene Glycol is a non-toxic, food-grade chemical that is used in many different foods as a flavour carrier. It is added to E liquid because of the hit at the back of your throat feeling it gives when it is inhaled as a vapour. 
Vegetable Glycerine is another food-grade substance that is slightly thicker and sweeter than Propylene Glycol. Only a small amount (around 20%) is added to Nicofresh E liquid because it can be difficult to convert to vapour on its own.
Flavouring Concentrates are simply agents to that add the specific taste to the e-liquid- they come in Tobacco flavours, Fruit Flavours, Mint Flavours and Sweet Flavours.
Nicotine is added in different strengths in order to mimic the true nicotine yield of a traditional cigarette- the solution is produced which contains a fixed percentage of nicotine. For example, a 24mg cartridge is made from a solution which contains 24mg nicotine per 100ml of liquid or expressed as a percentage, approximately 2.4% nicotine.

The strengths are displayed below:


For the latest safety information for using your electronic cigarette, please check here.