Vaping is an alternative to smoking. It’s like smoking minus several of the adverse effects of the latter: no bad smell and bad breath, no cigarette burns, no more dirty ashtrays, less likelihood of getting cancer and other smoking-affiliated illnesses – you get the drift. In short, vaping is the name given to the use of a vaporizer. The process involves applying heat to a liquid which generates vapor. The user, called a vaper (smoker in traditional cigarette circles) gets their nicotine hit through inhaling the almost odorless vapor (smoking equivalent of ‘smoke’).
Numerous studies have been carried out, but as e-cigarettes are such a new product they can only look at the short-term effects. Public Health England (PHE) said that experts have calculated vaping to be at least 95 per cent less dangerous than smoking – or alternatively that smoking is 20 times more dangerous than using e-cigarettes. While cigarettes contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals contained in tar from tobacco, e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco and so avoid delivering these substances. The main health issues surrounding e-cigarettes concern other ingredients, contaminants and by-products, which can generate some toxicants – but these are at the very low levels found in the air that people generally breathe. But while e-cigarettes are far less dangerous than conventional cigarettes, health experts are not encouraging people to take up the habit for the sake of it. The emergence of e-cigarettes has given way to fears that they will act as a gateway to smoking conventional cigarettes among those who have never smoked – particularly children – but there is no evidence to support this.
E-cigarettes, also known as personal vaporisers (PV) or an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), supply the user with nicotine without the burning of tobacco leaves, although not all use nicotine. When the user sucks on the e-cigarette, liquid nicotine is vaporised and absorbed through the mouth. When they breathe out, a plume of what appears to be smoke is emitted but it is actually largely water vapour.

E-Juice is the fluid that fuels the Electronic Cigarette. It is what provides the nicotine solution and the flavoring to your Electronic Cigarette. It creates the vapor in which you exhale that mimics the traditional smoke from analogue cigarettes. There are five basic e liquid ingredients; distilled water, nicotine, flavorings, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine

  • Propylene Glycol (PG) – this is used as a base or carrier for the nicotine and flavors. PG is widely used as a food additive and can be found in many things that we regularly eat. PG can also be found as an additive in some medicines.

  • Vegetable Glycerine (VG) – also used as a base or carrier for the nicotine and flavors in e-liquid. VG is a plant based substance and is sometimes made from coconut or palm oil. VG is also widely used as a food additive.

  • Water – no explanation needed

  • Flavorings – food flavorings are added to create a specific taste

  • Nicotine – most brands offer anywhere from 0mg of nicotine to 24mg of nicotine in their e-liquid


If you’re having trouble getting your battery to work, there is likely an easy fix. Literally 90% of the batteries customers return to us as “defective” are, upon inspection, found to be completely operational! Battery failures can be frustrating so please read through this checklist to help you locate and fix the problem.

1.) Is your battery charged?
If your battery is charged, for most models the battery button will light up when pressed. If the light does not come on, plug your battery in to give it a chance to charge up.
2.) Is your battery turned on?
If your battery is charged and the battery button is still not lighting up when pressed, your battery may be switched off. Batteries come with an ON/OFF safety feature that allows you to fully deactivate them to prevent accidental discharge in your purse, pocket or luggage. To turn your battery on or off, press the battery button five times in quick succession (within a few seconds). The battery light will blink indicating the unit has been turned on or off.
3.) Has the center post been pushed in too far, preventing contact with your cartomizer?
This is an extremely common issue. If you screw your cartomizer or charger into your battery with too much force, it can push the central tube of your battery down causing it to lose contact with your cartomizer. To fix this issue, look closely at the threaded end of your battery. You will see a round disc in the center of this end. This is the center post. Use a thumb tack, paperclip or similar object. Stick it in between the center post and the battery threads and gently raise the center post. To prevent this issue, always be gentle when screwing a cartomizer or charger on to your battery.
4.) Does your battery connection need to be cleaned?
Overtime, e-liquid can build up in the threaded end of your battery. This can prevent your battery from making a connection with your cartomizer or your charger. It’s a good idea to clean your battery on a weekly basis. To clean your battery, use a cotton swab (Q-tip). Dipping the cotton swab in rubbing alcohol makes this even more effective.

Contact Info:

EZ Vape Parksville
109 Craig St.
Parksville, BC

Store Hours:

Monday – Friday 10-6
Weekends - 10:00am – 5:00pm