Frequently Asked Questions From Smokers And New Vapers

e-cigarettes, e-liquids and supplies can be purchased from our list of Recommended Vendors.

There are other reputable companies in Australia that we have not dealt with yet, and will add them once we have.

Warning: We do not recommend purchasing vaping goods from tobacco stores, convenience or mini mart type stores, or anywhere that is not a dedicated vaping supply company.  

The reason is that there are a lot of counterfeit, copied and unsafe products out there, that are mostly manufactured by shoddy companies that do not meet industry safety standards. 

Our recommended vendors, along with most domestic vendors, purchase products directly from the manufacturers.

For the most part, sticking to the leading manufacturers is your best practice. Vape shops and Aussie e-commerce companies, such as our Recommended Vendors carry quality brands. I plan on doing a blog about this very subject. 

Definitely not. Vaping has proven to be at least 95% safer than combustible tobacco use. Recent reports are now suggesting it is at least 97%.

There is no empirical evidence to support the fact that nicotine, outside the context of cigarettes, is in fact addictive. This would also pertain to vaping. However, we adopt the widespread consensus that smoking is addictive and vaping can be habitual.

Nicotine must be purchased outside Australia, and the law states that a prescription is required to take possession. However, due to the fact that most doctors do not know how to fill out a nicotine script, and that many feel it should not be required, (as with smoking) most don’t bother.

Cigarettes contain thousands of ingredients, including tobaccos, various chemicals and compounds, additives and nicotine.  

All e-liquids contain at least three major ingredients – Propylene Glycol (PG) Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Concentrated Flavours such as FDA approved food flavourings.  Nicotine is an optional ingredient.

Additives are often used too, but most examples come in the form of artificial flavours – Sweetening agents like sucralose and maltols. Alcohols (often used to sweeten or add flavour), herbs, spices, menthol and sours. 

There are many variables here, but the short answer is yes. Please visit our DIY category for more information.

There are many theories. However, the stance that government takes is illogical and ultimately hinders smokers seeking safer alternatives. 

Yes, I am the president of the NNA AU – New Nicotine Alliance. We also work alongside other domestic and oversees advocacy organisations.

No, our site is strictly to bring awareness to less harmful nicotine replacement products, and assist current smokers with switching to vaping. 

Operating costs are fairly minimal, as it’s primarily our time. We purchase most of our hardware when on sale and make our own e-liquids in house. We are also involved in tobacco harm reduction advocacy, and therefore consider this a community service.

The best options are vape shops and forums. See our page on Vaping Forums

Not necessarily, it really boils down to what works for you through trial and error. This is why it’s best to test products first.