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Not Getting Enough Vapour From Your E-Cigarette?

You must be over 18 to purchase products from E-Cigarette Direct

Problem: Not getting vapour from your vape device

If you’re not getting enough vapour from your vape, there are a number of things you can try.


  1. PG to VG ratio: E-liquid containing more Propylene Glycol (PG) give less vapour than e-liquid that contains more Vegetable Glycerine (VG). Try switching to an e-liquid with more VG.
  2. Check your battery: If your battery is starting to run out, you will get less vapour and throat hit from your device. Try changing your battery or using a freshly charged battery. This is the main reason we recommend you carry a backup battery so that you’re never left without a vape when you need it!
  3. Prime your coil: Overheating a coil can damage the coil, meaning it will produce less vapour. To avoid this, ensure you leave your coil to soak for a few minutes before you use it for the first time. This allows the e-liquid to soak into the coil, and means the coil won’t overheat when you first use it.
  4. Change your coil: Coils gradually lose performance over time. If you are not getting enough vapour, you may need to change it. One quick way to check is to have a look at your coil – if it is dark or burnt it will definitely need replacing.
  5. Check your tank is not flooded: If you hear a gurgling noise when you vape, your tank could be flooded. This guide explains how to clear a flooded tank. 
  6. Increase the power: Try using a device which outputs more power, or choose a device with variable wattage control so  you can fine tune your vaping experience for throat hit and vapour production. But don’t ramp the power up too quickly, as this can burn out the coil – it’s best to increase wattage gradually until you find your sweet spot.
  7. Use a variable airflow clearomiser: By switching to a larger air-hole, you can increase both the throat hit and the amount of vapour produced. Click here for a tutorial on how to use Variable Airflow Control


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To our website you look under 18.

So, as a responsible retailer, we need to check your age.

You'll only need to do this once and it takes less than a minute.

Our age verification system is quick and easy to complete. Simply enter your date of birth, and our system will use the information from your order to do the rest.

On rare occasions, you might find that you don’t succeed on first try. Don’t worry - our super-friendly customer service team is on hand to ensure that, as long as you are 18 or over, you can still get your vaping supplies!

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Why do we check age?

As you may know, there has been some concern that under-18’s may try vaping.

This is against both our company policy and the law.

And as responsible retailers, we need to do everything we can to ensure that every customer is of legal age.

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