Cost of charging a E-Cigarette Battery

Cost of charging a E-Cigarette Battery

With the spiralling cost of electricity many people are concerned about the cost of charging there Ecig or Vape.

Here at Vapour Shack we set about answering this question.

Below is a guide to charging costs.

Firstly using a very accurate metering equipment we measured the power used to fully charge a variety of Ecig batteries ranging from 500mAh to 5000mAh

Using the data collected we have calculated the following costs for charging a battery based on a cost per kWh of £0.52p.

Example 1000mAh used 0.005 of a kWh costing 0.0026 pence per charge or 26 pence to charge the battery 100 times.

To put this into perspective to cook a slice of toast using a standard toaster uses 0.042 kWh costing almost 3 pence per slice.

As the cost of charging a battery is so small the graph below shows the approximate cost of charging different size batteries based on a per 100 charges.

NHS Set to Prescribe E-Cigarettes!

NHS Set to Prescribe E-Cigarettes!

Big news has just broken that has the potential to change smoking habits forever!

The rumours are true, e-cigarettes may soon be prescribed by the UK’s biggest health service, our beloved NHS at a last-ditch attempt, supported by ministers to reduce smoking rates in the UK.

In this article we are going to debunk everything and answer your questions in regard to this mind-blowing new discovery:

Will Vapes be Prescribed?

Is Vaping a Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

Will Vaping Help Me Quit Smoking?

How Do People View E-Cigarettes?

What Products Can Help?

Prescription Vapes?

It is no secret that the NHS is under strain, which was only worsened by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Smoking is one of the biggest strains on the NHS, and has a massive impact on people across the nation, around 64,000 people die from smoking each year and in 2019 and 2020 statistics, 1,991,183 people were hospitalised from smoking alone, which only increases year by year.

The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products regulatory agency) have published new guidance that gives medicinally licensed e-cigs to be prescribed for smokers that want to quit smoking.

This bold step could make England become the first-ever country in the world to prescribe e-cigarettes for smokers and potentially set the tone for countries worldwide.

Vaping: Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

In recent months PHE published findings made by Kings College that states Vaping is the best product in helping people quit smoking above any other nicotine replacement therapy.

E-cigarette use and vaping, in general, gives you many of the familiar benefits that you would get out of smoking, without the harmful side effects.

E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine at variable levels. Vapes are known to replicate the sensation of cigarette smoke through vapour without tar or carbon monoxide in addition to the other harmful chemicals within tobacco products.

Can Vaping Help You Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking is difficult for everyone, but statistics show that going cold turkey is not the most successful way to quit for good, only 3-5 out of 100 people that go cold turkey are successful at quitting for longer than 6 months. Quitting smoking by using e-cigarettes to substitute traditional cigarettes are twice as effective as any other method eg. patches or Nicorette gum.

Medical leaders including Doctors and health campaigners fully support the consideration of prescription e-cigarettes. The former health minister Norman Lamb stated: “I am convinced this will be a gamechanger,”. Norman Lamb chaired the Commons science and technology committee’s inquiry into e-cigarettes in 2018. The committee concluded that there is a “significant benefit” to having e-cigarettes that could be prescribed.

How Are E-cigarettes Viewed?

Surprisingly people aren’t as educated about vaping facts, and the knowledge and opinion surrounding e-cigarettes are polarising.

Finding from the Vaping in England: 2021 Evidence Update Summary found that:

Perceptions of the harm caused by vaping compared with smoking are increasingly out of line with the evidence. The STS survey found:

  • 29% of current smokers believed vaping was less harmful than smoking
  • 38% believed vaping was as harmful as smoking
  • 18% did not know whether vaping or smoking was more harmful
  • 15% of smokers believed vaping was more harmful than smoking

These statistics prove that people are not that willing to try e-cigarettes commercially, and stronger influences are needed to really make a change.

Prof Linda Baul who is the chair for the Bruce and John Usher public health at the University of Edinburgh said the consideration of prescribed e-cigarettes is “excellent news”.

She goes on to say: “While there is good evidence that e-cigarettes available as consumer products can help smokers to quit, we also know that up to one in three smokers in the UK has not tried these devices,”

“Smokers have concerns about safety and misperceptions about the relative risks of e-cigarettes compared with tobacco. For some, the cost is also perceived as a barrier. The option of having approved devices that could be prescribed would reassure smokers about relative risks and also assist in reaching those least able to afford e-cigarettes.”

Products That help

Some of the products that tend to help people quit smoking are disposable vape kits, they are closely aligned with cigarettes as they can be used straight out of the packet and offer a mess-free and easy vaping experience, alongside a high nicotine content and satisfying MTL throat hit.

In addition, if you want a little more control over your e-liquid or a longer-lasting kit, we recommend using lower-powered pod or pen-style kits.

Delivery Options!

Delivery Options!

Addresses within 10 road miles of our store:

£2.99 Same day delivery if ordered before 12 noon
If ordered after 12 noon – next day delivery (Mon-Sun)

Free: 2nd class when you spend over £20.00 delivered within 2 to 4 working days (Mon-Sun)

Addresses outside 10 road miles of our store:

£2.99: 1st class signed for delivered by royal mail, dispatched same day if ordered before 12 noon Monday to Friday.
Free: 2nd Class signed for when you spend over £20.00 delivered by royal mail in 3 to 5 working days

Click and collect:

Collect from our shop Opposite Ford Green Hall, Ford Green Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1NG

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Monday to Friday 8.00am 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am 4.00pm

Sunday 10.00am 4.00pm

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We are very pleased to announce that our shop is now open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Please observe the social distancing measures we have in place.

We are also keeping our Home delivery service & Click & Collect Service Running, to use these services please go to or Telephone 01782 533 447 to place your order.

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We can now offer our customers the additional service of Click & Collect in addition to Our Direct Home Delivery Service

How this service will work is as follows.

1- Place your order and pay in the usual way, either through the website or over the phone on 01782 533 447 at check out click the “Click & Collect” option.

2- Allow 1 hour for your order to be prepared.

3- Arrive at our car park and a member of staff will bring your order to you.

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