What you need to know about making the switch

First and foremost, your body will go through huge positive changes when quitting smoking. You may also find some negative affects like nicotine withdrawal, but the latter can be easily solved with nicotine or cigarette alternatives. Quitting smoking isn’t easy, it may take several tries, or trial and error with different cigarette alternatives, but many people do it and you can be one of them. 

Our advice is to think positively about making the switch, you may have tried to quit smoking before without success. Don’t let that put you off trying to quit smoking again though. If you have times where you think it will be particularly hard not to have a cigarette, then plan ahead for it! Make sure you have an alternative to smoking that you can rely on and know that, whatever happens, you were trying your best. Stopping smoking is a long journey and can be different for anyone that does it. At VPZ we have a lot of experience of making the switch, trust us- we know the obstacles that you can encounter and in-turn, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to make the switch with a huge range of cigarette alternatives, great advice and a huge range of e-liquids, nicotine strengths and vape products available in our stores and on our website.

In the meantime, check out the cigarette alternatives we have available at VPZ and some of our advice and answers to frequently asked questions about vaping, heated tobacco and other cigarette alternatives available. If and when you choose to make the switch, or even if you’re just looking at what cigarette alternatives might be available, our staff are always on hand with advice for making the switch to vaping or alternative solutions.

What are the alternatives to Cigarettes?

At VPZ we offer five different categories of product as an alternative for cigarette smokers. There are many more products available on the market that can be used for helping you quit smoking, below we explain the differences between the available options at VPZ and the pros and cons of our five alternative solutions for cigarette smokers.

Closed Pod Systems

Closed Pod vape devices or vape kits are super simple to use. Closed pod vape devices tend to be inhale activated vape kits that mimic the draw of a cigarette or feeling of smoking when vaping. There is no need to fiddle with settings or refill vape pods. Just click and go with a selection of pre-filled pod e-liquids with a variety of vape juice flavours and nicotine strengths to choose from. Check out our starter kit here

Open Pod Systems

With a very similar draw to a cigarette, open pod vapes offer a discreet, small vape that mimics the feeling of smoking. With refillable, re-useable vape pods you have more vape juice flavour options to choose from across a wider range of e-liquids. Check out our starter kit here

E-Cigarette Devices

If you want a little more choice when quitting smoking, then e-cigarette devices or vape pens offer customisable air flow, longer battery life and a huge variety of nicotine strengths and vape juice e-liquid flavours to choose from including tobacco vape juice, menthol e-liquids or even drink and sweet flavours of vape oil. Check out our starter kit here

Heat not Burn

Heated tobacco. This is not a cigarette and also not a vape device. Heat not burn products provide real tobacco taste with no smoke, no ash and less smell. Check out our starter kit here


VELO is a small, discreet nicotine pouch that you can use anywhere. You simply twist off the lid, tuck the pouch under your lip, and feel the tingling sensation of the nicotine working. The pouch fits neatly under your lip, leaving you free to enjoy everything life has to offer. Check out nicotine pouches here

What is E-Liquid?

E-Liquid, sometimes known as vape oil, vape juice or vape liquid is what an electronic cigarette uses to create vapour. The heating element or coil in the device vaporises the e-liquid and creates an inhalable vapour or mist. The purpose of this is to deliver nicotine without any burning, smoke, or inhaling the harmful chemicals usually associated with conventional cigarettes. VPZ
stock vape juice in a huge range of flavours and nicotine strengths to suit anyone looking to switch from smoking to vaping. Try tobacco e-liquid, menthol vape juice or even sweet or drinks flavoured e-liquids. Click here to explore the range

What are HEETS?

IQOS, our Heat not Burn solution or alternative to cigarettes uses HEETS tobacco sticks to provide the taste and satisfaction of real tobacco. Offered in 7 variants, HEETS tobacco sticks are available across the UK. Click here to find out more


Is Vaping Safe?

Public Health England maintains that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than traditional smoking. Vaping isn’t completely risk free, but is far less harmful than smoking tobacco and has helped millions of smokers quit.  Our advice to vapers and smokers looking to make the switch is that products should always be purchased from trusted businesses. Ask for advice on how best to switch to vape products from experts or specialist vape shops if you need it.

Will Vaping Save Me Money?

If for example you are smoking 20 cigarettes a day, we estimate that you could save up to £3000 per year by making the switch to vaping.

What is an E-Cigarette?

An e-cigarette is an electrical device that heats  e-liquid into an inhalable vapour. E-cigarettes are used as an alternative way to obtain nicotine. E-cigarettes are generally made of three component parts; a rechargeable battery, a tank and an atomiser or coil.  Find out more about how an e-cigarette works Here

What E-Cigarette Should I Buy?

This depends on a number of factors as well as personal preference.  If you’re just starting vaping why not pop in-store for a consultation with one of our vaping experts, or call our customer service team who will be happy to assist you with your purchase.  Alternatively, you can find out more about making the switch to vaping from our Vaping Starter Kit FAQs Here

What is E-Liquid?

E-Liquid (also commonly referred to as “e-juice”, “juice”, or simply “liquid”) is what an electronic cigarette uses to create vapour. The heating element or coil in the e-cig vaporises the liquid and creates an inhalable vapour or mist. The purpose of this is to deliver nicotine without any burning, smoke, or inhaling the harmful chemicals usually associated with conventional cigarettes.

What Is In E-Liquid?

It’s simple, flavouring, Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Propylene Glycol (PG) both of which are commonly used in the manufacturing of pre-packaged foods and beauty products! E-Liquid can also contain nicotine and there are varying strengths available. Find out more about what is in e-liquid Here

What E-Liquid Should I buy?

At VPZ we have a huge range of e-liquid flavours ranging from tobacco and menthol to retro sweets and cakes. Try our e-liquid flavours in-store and find the right one for you. You will also need the right nicotine strength. This can be a tricky one as it is all about what feels right for you and how
many cigarettes you smoke per day, however we do have a guide to get you on the right track:

Up to 5 cigarettes per day - 3mg
Between 5-10 cigarettes per day - 6mg
10-15 cigarettes per day - 12mg
15+ cigarettes per day - 18mg

Vaping and E-Cigarette Toubleshooting

If you’re having an issue with your e-cigarette device we are always happy to help and you can contact our customer service team. Alternatively, check out our E-Cigarette Trouble Shooting Guide Here

Stoptober Product Bundles

Product NameSMOK Nord 2 Stoptober Bundle Myst P1 Stoptober Bundle Innokin Coolfire Z50 Stoptober Bundle
Product Price £47.99 £54.99 £69.99
Device TypeOpen Pod System Closed Pod System E-Cigarette Device
Coils Included SMOK 1.4Ω Nord Coils Pre-filled Myst flavour pods Innokin 1.6Ω Z-coils
E-liquid Capacity 2ml 1.3ml 2ml
Suitable E-liquid
50/50 VG/PG (Alternate coils and pod can be used for higher VG liquids)
Myst pre-filled flavour pods
50/50 VG/PG (Alternate coils can be used for higher VG liquids)
Battery Capacity 1500mAh 350mAh 2100mAh