Things to consider before buying an e-cig


If you are reading this then it is likely that you are interested in purchasing an e-cigarette starter kit and decided to have a quick look through our blog for a bit more information. Alternatively, you might be a veteran vaper looking to upgrade your e-cig with a new atomizer or try some new flavours. Regardless of what you’re looking for, welcome!

You may have noticed e-cigs are something of a hot topic at the moment, with everyone from politicians to your best mate forming an opinion on them. However, with more and more smokers deciding to make the switch to a healthier alternative, you should probably be aware of a few things before you commit to buying an e-cigarette or related accessory.


When it comes to Cloudstix and our range of e-liquids and e-cigs, this will take no time at all. Everything you need to know about us a company and the products we stock is available through the tabs at the top of the page. However, if you have a particular brand or style in mind, then be sure to do some research on it. Also, see if the manufacturer has a specific website or social media platforms. This way you will get a feel for them as a brand and in regards to social media, see how they deal first hand with their customers.


As the old adage goes, everyone is a critic. Given the advent of social media, blogs and forums this is now truer than ever. However, reviews on certain products and services can reward you with a valuable insight into whether a product is right for you and whether or not you are receiving your e-cigs from a reputable company. Also, you should ensure that you are reading a review from a reliable source; the anonymity of the internet means that false reviews are rife, anyone with an axe to grind can bad mouth an otherwise good product, so just be vigilant. Here at Cloudstix, we show customer reviews next to all of our products, like here for example; this way you are provided with subjective feedback as well as a description of the product and the instructions.


Ultimately, choosing to vape instead of smoke will save you money in the long term. Yes, though most e-cigarette starter kits in the UK are more expensive than two or three packs of cigarettes, they last longer and the cost of e-liquid is significantly cheaper than buying tobacco. However, it’s best to compare products and go with what best suits your price range. Here you will find a guide to comparing the costs of regular cigarettes in comparison to the cost of e-liquid.

How much do you smoke?

Though you are leaving your smoking days behind you, how much you smoke will determine how strong your e-liquid needs to be. E liquid or E juice, contains nicotine and comes in 5 different strengths; 0mg, 6mg, 11mg, 18mg and 24mg. The strength you need is calculated based on how many cigarettes you tend to smoke per day; more information about this can be found in our E liquid section, here.  For you to get the most out of your vaping experience and to ultimately reduce cravings, if this is your goal, then getting the right strength of e-liquid is very important.

So there you have it, a basic run-down of some things to keep in mind when browsing for e-cigs. Here at Cloudstix we are committed to educating people about this new technology and providing a quality service to our customers. If you have any questions or want to enquire about a specific product, then get in touch today, either through our website or by calling 0845 257 6543.

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