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Neil Mclaren

Neil Mclaren
Neil Mclaren

A Co-Founder of vaping.com, Neil is a pioneer in trying to solve one of the world’s most avoidable problems and has spent 15 years in the world of vaping and nicotine alternatives, there's not much he hasn't seen or written about.

  1. Most Popular Vape Flavours 2023

    Most Popular Vape Flavours 2023

    With so many vape flavours out there and a growing list of emerging brands appearing on the market, vapers are thoroughly spoilt for choice.

    In recent years, more and more vape flavours have become available, with brands developing new flavours to suit a range of tastes. When discussing flavours, we’re talking about the categorising flavour of the juice within the product.

    Whether that’s disposables that come pre-filled with the vape juice, or kits and rechargeable pens that can be refilled with your favourite vape juice, there are products to suit every vaper’s particular taste preferences. So why are there so many flavours available? Which flavours are proving most popular? And what are the best vape flavours?

    What Are The UK’s Top Vape Flavours?

    While the best vape flavour is a subjective matter - given taste is of course a personal choice - there are certainly some flavours that are currently proving particularly popular among vapers. Some

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  2. What Happens When You Stop Smoking and Start Vaping?

    What Happens When You Stop Smoking and Start Vaping?

    If you’re looking to switch in your cigarettes for a smoke-free alternative, vaping is an option worth considering. When new to vaping, you’re bound to have questions about this transition.

    Here, we discuss what happens after you stop smoking and start vaping, and how to avoid common side effects to start your smoke-free journey right.

    What to Expect When You Start Vaping

    There are a few things to expect when you start vaping for the first time. If you haven’t tried a vape before, the experience isn’t too dissimilar from smoking a cigarette. Many disposables and pens are activated by inhaling, for example. However, vaping can offer up lots of benefits over continuing to smoke.

    Here’s a list of what to expect when you stop smoking and start vaping.

    Fewer Toxins

    A number of government and healthcare sources state that vaping can be less harmful than smoking.

    According to the NHS, ‘nicotine vaping is substantially less harmful

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  3. What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

    What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

    When stopping smoking, you may notice a few changes start to happen. While withdrawal symptoms can come as part of this process, these are often short-lived, and all the good that can come from stopping will ultimately far outweigh any challenges.

    So, what are the benefits of stopping smoking? Read on to discover some of the top ways you can benefit from going smoke-free.

    What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking?

    There are a number of different changes that can happen to your body when you stop smoking. These changes start within minutes of finishing your last cigarette and can continue for years after.

    What Happens When You Stop Smoking Timeline:

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  4. Best Disposable Vapes 2023

    Best Disposable Vapes 2023

    Disposable vaping is at its peak of trendiness right now, with 2023 looking to be filled with even more low-cost, low-hassle disposable vape pens for you to choose from.

    If you are new to vaping and wondering why these prefilled pod vapes are so popular, it’s simply because you don’t have to refill, recharge or clean. Just choose your favourite flavour, inhale and responsibly dispose of the vape once it runs out.

    Here at Vaping.com, we stock a huge range of the best disposable vapes. Use this list as your introduction to the world of disposables, where you’ll find our pick of the bunch for 2023!

    Which are the best disposable vapes?

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  5. Best Cheap Vapes

    Best Cheap Vapes

    Our pick of the best low-cost pens and pods, updated for 2023

    Best Cheap Vapes for 2023

    The rising cost of living has pushed many smokers to try vaping in 2023.

    The cost of living is becoming an increasing cause for concern

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  6. Best Vape Mods For 2023

    Best Vape Mods For 2023

    So it's a new year and it time for us to create ultimate list of the best mods that you can buy now in 2023. Our lists are consistently updated to include all the latest releases so make sure you check back once in a while to see what we, our customers and our experts think are the best mods currently available.

    Most 'best' vape compilations you'll find online are compiled by sites who are paid by vape brands to list their products or make money from linking to sites that sell them. Here at Vaping.com our experts test all the vape mods that we sell to make sure our customers are getting the best possible products. Our writers then collect customer reviews from online vape shops and compare them with the findings of our experts.

    That's why this is the only best vape mod list you ever need to read. We don't just sell vapes, we love vapes and vaping.

    If you want to find out what thousand of vapers and the Vaping.com experts think is the

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  7. Best Vape (right now)

    Best Vapes (right now)

    Want to know the best vape right now? These are the best vapes as chosen by thousands of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews by vapers & the vaping.com experts

    We've taken time to carefully extract our favourite vapes from 4 categories so you know exactly what's hot this year. Vaping.com experts worked tirelessly to test out the best pod vapes, disposable vapes, vape pens and tank mods taking into account flavour, build quality and ease of use. 

    Our 'best'

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  8. Best Vape Pen [2023]

    Best Vape Pens for 2023

    What is the best vape pen in 2023? Check out our selections in 4 categories below.

    Jump to:

    Vaporesso Xros Mini Pod Kit Best New Vape Pen

    Vaporesso GTX Go Pen Kit = Best Versatile Vape Pen ✅

    Esco Bars Mega = Best Disposable Vape Pen ✅

    SMOK Novo 4 Mini = Best Compact Vape Pen

    What is a vape pen?

    Vape pens or vape sticks are vapes which come in a cylindrical form.

    They come in a wide range of sizes from small devices which fit within your palm to large pen vapes that will take up your full grip. Most vape pens have an integrated battery in the main mod device with either a tank or a pod containing a coil. Stealthier than vape kits and mods, a good vape

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  9. Best Salt Nic Vapes for 2023 (updated)

    Best Salt Nic Vapes 2023

    Salt nic vapes are just right for those who adore that smooth throat hit on a pod vape that’s nice and comfortable in the hand. These compact pod kits are easy to use, low maintenance and relievingly stress-free. 

    Best Salt Nic Vapes For 2023

    In no particular order - they're all pretty awesome:

    1. OXVA Oxbar Bipod
    2. GeekVape Sonder U
    3. Freemax Galex Nano Kit
    4. UWELL Caliburn GK2
    5. Vaporesso Zero 2 Pod system
    6. SMOK Novo 4 Mini
    7. SMOK Nord 2

    Nicotine salt e-liquid is a natural source of nicotine, great for ex-smokers who are transitioning or have transitioned

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  10. Small Vapes [updated for 2023]

    Best Small Vapes For 2023

    Small Vapes For 2023 (updated)

    Our experts have compiled the ultimate list of the best small vapes for you in 2023. Tiny, lightweight and discreet, find the best small vape pods & mods for your needs. We update this page regularly to make sure this list is perfectly up to date with the latest and greatest small vape technology.

    These are the vaping.com best small vapes of 2023 so far:

    1. SMOK SOLUS Kit
    2. UWELL Caliburn Tenet Koko
    3. SMOK Novo 4 Mini Pod Kit


    While big and bulky vape mods have some advantages - they are powerful, they have multiple batteries, and they can have super high wattage capabilities. However, there’s one thing that they are not… small or discreet! While

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  11. Best Pod Vapes for 2023 - UPDATED

    Best Pod Vapes for 2023

    Our team has tested hundreds of refillable pod systems over the last 12 months. Here are our favourite pod systems for 2023.

    Best New Pod Vapes for 2023

    Pod vapes arrived on the market in the mid 2010's, intended for ex-smokers to have a familiar transition into vaping. Since then, pod vapes have grown in popularity amongst vapers of all kinds.

    New vapers love the ease and simplicity that comes with replaceable pods.

    Most pod vapes come

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  12. The Best Vapes for Christmas and The New Year

    Best Vapes for Christmas

    Regardless of the time of year, you can be sure that at Vaping.com, we’re passionate about what we do. We love chatting about our favourite vapes with the 270,000+ members of our e-cigarette forum, and even help to connect some of vaping’s leading minds via The E-Cigarette Summit, which was started by our founders.

    Each device we endorse, whether it’s a disposable vape for beginners or a box mod for a seasoner vaper, is recommended based on our own experiences and our members’ feedback and reviews. We do this to ensure you have complete peace of mind before making a purchase, and that your vaping experience is the best it can be.

    Another way we

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  13. Don't Tax My Vape!

    Don't Tax My Vape!

    The Financial Times has reported today that the European Union, which faces significant economic problems, plans to triple vaping tax in the near future. 

    This measure, to increased levies- especially on the higher nicotine strengths, potentially doubling their current cost and adding up to 3€ to the retail price, will hit the most addicted smokers turned vapers the hardest - pushing many back to smoking.

    In response, vaping.com is launching a campaign to make sure the UK Government doesn’t tax vaping in the same way as cigarettes, and instead, looks to reduce vape VAT to 5% - in line with other nicotine replacement therapies such as gum and patches.

    With the British Government also facing an apparent £40 billion black hole in its finances, it’s not hard to imagine that the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, could be looking to similarly hike taxes on vaping.

    But Hunt – the longest-serving

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  14. Best Vape Devices for Thanksgiving and the Soccer World Cup

    Best Vape Devices for Thanksgiving and the Soccer World Cup

    Here at Vaping.com, we’re committed to ensuring your vaping experience is the best it can be, whether you’re at the start of your journey to a smoke-free you or you’re an accomplished vaper. 

    That’s why when we compile these monthly blogs, we’re not just offering our expertise, we also take into account the opinions of our 270,000-plus e-cigarette forum members too – ensuring you receive the best advice possible. 

    Each recommendation, whether we’re discussing disposables, talking tanks or speaking about starter kits, is made to make sure you’re using the most suitable vape devices all year round. 

    This month,

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  15. Best Disposable Vapes for Halloween

    Best Disposable Vapes for Halloween

    For over 15 years, we have lived and breathed vaping (literally). From our commitment to selling the best vaping products right here on Vaping.com, to sharing our knowledge and expertise with the 270,000-plus members of our e-cigarette forum and even connecting some of vaping’s leading minds via The E-Cigarette Summit, started by our very own founders.

    Each recommendation we make is based on our own experiences from using these devices, vape parts and flavours, and from our forum members’ opinions and reviews too. We’re not just here to sell you a vape kit or a new vape juice flavour, we’re here to ensure your vaping experience is the best it can be. 

    To make sure you’re

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  16. Spotlight on: SMOK Vapes

    Spotlight on: SMOK Vapes

    Innovation keeps changing the vaping experience’ is the mantra SMOK lives by and they hold themselves up to this well - accruing a worldwide, loyal customer base. 

    Since 2010, they’ve combined high-end technology with innovation to give users an enhanced vaping experience. Whether they’re launching the first-ever dual-coil system or providing high-quality parts, SMOK has shown a dedication to moving the vaping industry forward to match its consumers’ demands. 

    SMOK caters to

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  17. Vape Device Buying Guide FAQs

    Vape Device Buying Guide FAQs

    As you take your first steps into vaping, it can be difficult to know what’s right for you. There are several different types of vape devices that are designed with a variety of functions in mind. So, to help you find the best vape device for you, this guide outlines the different types of vape devices, as well as what they do and how they work.

    First, we answer a few frequently asked questions relating to vaping...

    How does vaping work?

    Vaping is the act of inhaling vapour created by a vape device. Vaping is non-combustible, so is considered a cleaner alternative to smoking as it doesn’t involve the same chemicals and tar associated with burning tobacco.

    What are the different styles of vaping?

    Mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct-to-lung (DTL) are the two styles of vaping.

    Mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping

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  18. Vaping.com's Guide to Different Types of Vapes.

    Vaping.com's Guide to Different Types of Vapes

    Working out which type of vape pen is right for you can be tricky, especially when you’re new to vaping and faced with a huge variety of options to choose from - it can be overwhelming!

    Here at vaping.com, we want to help you choose the best vape when it comes to selecting a vape pen and understand the best vape liquid to use to ensure you’re getting not only value for money but something that suits your needs.

    So, we’ve put together this handy beginner guide to vaping with a vape pen and all the important information about the different types of vape pens available and how to start your journey.

    Disposable vape bars in a range of colours and flavours can be a great starting point


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  19. Choosing the Right Flavour for You & Your Vape.

    Choosing the Right Flavor for You & Your Vape.

    According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarette aerosol generally contains fewer harmful chemicals than smoke from burned tobacco products 1.

    As a less dangerous alternative to smoking, vaping has far more redeeming qualities than its combustible counterpart.

    Not only is vaping less damaging to your lungs but there’s also no lingering smokey smell that clings to your clothes and breath after a cigarette. On top of that, there are countless different vape juices for you to take your pick from.

    Vaping allows you to receive the same nicotine hit – or less – in an endlessly diverse mix of flavour options. So you’ll always be able to find a vape juice and device to suit your needs and style that you can enjoy.

    To help you find the juice that fulfils all the needs that you may have, we’re here to take you through the different

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  20. Beginner’s Guide to Vape Pens & Vape Devices

    Beginner’s Guide to Vape Pens & Vape Devices

    As one of the most game-changing inventions of the past century, vaping is a non-combustible alternative to smoking that significantly reduces the harmful elements of combustible smoking, while still giving you that satisfying nicotine hit.

    There is a lot to learn about vaping and the devices themselves. That’s why we have put together this informative vape guide, to tell you everything you need to know – from what vaping is and how to refill a vape pen, to the different kinds of vape kits and devices you can buy today.

    So, let’s start with the basics of vaping.

    What is vaping?

    A vape device heats your choice of E-liquid and turns it into vapour. If your choice of vape juice has nicotine in it, this is what

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