Years ago new vapers had little choice other than to use a basic cigalike device. But nowadays you can find a vast array of devices, which means you can select the best vape starter kit which best meets your needs - and style! To help you make the selection, we explain the different types of e-cig starter kits available in the UK.
Small and discreet, pod vapes consist of a battery unit and a pod that clicks into the battery. There are two types of pods: pre-filled pods, which are best for people who want maximum convenience, and open pods, which are best for people who want to experiment with different e-liquid flavours. Pod systems have boomed in popularity in recent years because of their simple and compact operation and stylish design.
Cigalikes look and feel like regular cigarettes, are light in the hand and usually come with auto-draw - i.e. it you simply need to inhale to activate the device. They come in two parts: battery and cartridge (also known as a cartomiser). These are best for people who want the simplest device possible and a device which looks and feels like a regular cigarette.
A step-up from all-in-one devices, the separate ‘tank’ and ‘battery’ format allows for greater customisation with adjustable airflow and power settings on some models. These are the best option for power, a longer battery life and for larger clouds of vapour. Also known as mod systems.
Looking for the very best new and upcoming vape devices and kits? Make sure to check out our vapes coming soon category!
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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!
Once you have confirmed your age we won’t usually need to check again. (Exceptions can occur, for example if you change your name).
(You can help us check your age by ensuring your name and address are spelt absolutely correctly in the order form :) )
How your data is used
We use as little data as possible. The only data that ECigaretteDirect keep is information needed to send your order, and your date of birth (so we only have to check once!)
Your age is checked using Experian, which will check the information you provide against information in existing records to confirm you are over 18. No credit check is performed but a record of the search will be visible to you on your credit report. This will not affect your ability to get credit.
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.
For more information, see our Terms and Conditions.