Aspire blog Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:33:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 It’s not smoking! Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:33:04 +0000 vaping is not smoking

One of my favorite ways to relax is to sit having a vape and a nice coffee outside my local coffee shop.  For the last few weeks it’s been on my new Speeder Kit (Mod and Athos tank).  The owner and staff know me well and often ask “what flavor you got today?” They understand that my ‘vape’ is merely water vapor and as harmless to them as the steam coming from the ‘milk frother’ that they use dozens of times a day.

However, it’s not always lovely and relaxing when I’m outside that little coffee shop.  At times there are people who, it seems, have never seen anyone vape, or have no knowledge of the e-cigarette culture, how it works, why a lot of people use it, and how it does (or actually doesn’t) affect them personally, health wise.  They just see the ‘clouds’ of vapor and just assume that it’s SMOKE!

Now not so long ago, it wasn’t too bad with these people, as I never used to use such a powerful mod and tank.  The vapor, while nice and flavorful, wasn’t as voluminous or thick as my new Speeder kit. They might tut, shake their heads and look at me with distain and would never take the time to listen to what I was trying to explain and how much ‘safer’ vaping  is than cigarette smoking.  Now, it’s much more difficult with my even more powerful mod.  I can’t seem to make them realize or understand that VAPING IS NOT SMOKING!

I want to use this blog to try to explain a few things, hopefully those who do vape and read this, can pass it on to show others how and why vaping is not smoking and that for the people that ‘tut’ when they see a cloud of vapor they can perhaps understand what ‘vaping’ is all about.

aspire speeder 200w kit

In the United Kingdom there is some consensus that smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes if they feel they might help, and the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training is supportive of their use.

Part of the reason many vapers feel so passionately about the subject (and react strongly when they feel that vaping is being unfairly attacked) is that for the first time, through the use of e-cigarettes, they have felt able to take control of their nicotine habit, stop smoking, and reassert some control over their health, without being medicalized in the process.

Of course, nothing is entirely risk-free, but the vastly reduced number of chemicals present in e-cigarette vapor compared to tobacco smoke means we can be confident that vaping will be much, much less harmful than smoking. This suggests tobacco smokers may be able to reduce immediate tobacco-related harm by switching from conventional cigarettes to e-cigarettes.

Many people find it difficult to function without their first caffeine hit of the day. However no one is seriously calling for coffee shops to be dismantled or regulated, especially the very people who ‘tut’ when I vape outside my local coffee shop.

Yes we all know nicotine is addictive, but much less, so on its own than in tobacco, where other chemicals enhance its effect. At the doses consumed by vapers the harm is likely to be very low and many vapers actually gradually move to zero nicotine content e-liquids, even while continuing to vape, I myself have found that over time I use lower and lower amounts of nicotine.

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So why is vaping NOT smoking? Let’s look at some definitions and you can decide for yourself.

Medical definition of smoke(v): to inhale and exhale the fumes of burning plant material and especially tobacco.

Medical definition of vaporize(v): to convert from a liquid or solid into a vapor.

From their medical definitions alone, it’s pretty obvious that smoking and vaporizing are not the same thing. Electronic cigarettes were designed as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. Many look like real cigarettes and mimic the same rituals including the inhalation and exhalation of a smoke-like aerosol vapor. However, there are some key differences that distinguish vaping from smoking.

Key Points

E-cigarettes do not involve the use of fire, but rather a heated coil.

Unlike tobacco, combustion is not involved in the vaporizing of e-liquid.

Vapor does not leave a stinky smell on fabrics or skin.

Vaping doesn’t produce any sidestream smoke or vapor.

E-cig vapor has a completely different chemical composition than cigarette    smoke and contains far fewer toxins at much lower levels.

No smoke without Fire

In order to smoke a cigarette, one must light the end of a tobacco filled, pre-rolled paper tube with a flame. Tobacco may also be smoked by being packed into the bowl of a pipe and lit with a lighter. Electronic cigarettes, on the other hand, do not require a lighter or flame in order to be operated. They simply involve a liquid solution heated into a vapor using a battery-powered atomizer.

Because electronic cigarettes don’t involve the use of a flame during operation, they produce a much lower heat than a lit cigarette and therefore don’t involve combustion. An atomizer coil made from resistance wire is fed a current from a battery causing it to heat up to a temperature hot enough to vaporize a flavored e-liquid. Yes, the coil may glow on a dry wick but in the presence of liquid it only heats up.

Smoking alternatively uses a flame to combust pieces of tobacco leaves along with thousands of added chemicals into smoke. Temperatures of a lit cigarette coal climb up to around 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, much hotter than those of e-cigs. It is possible for tobacco leaves to be vaporized but the vapor would still contain about 5 percent smoke. In the absence of combustion of the over 7000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, e-cig vapor will also not leave an odor behind on fabrics or skin.

Secondhand smoke

There are two ways second hand smoke is spread to bystanders and people around you. The first is the more obvious exhalation of smoke by the user after taking a puff from a cigarette. Referred to as mainstream smoke, it is usually passed through a filter in the cigarette butt to remove some of the tar produced during combustion before it is inhaled and exhaled into the surrounding air. Secondhand smoke is actually more dangerous as it is unfiltered and is usually more prevalent, especially in smokers who take longer breaks between puffs.

Electronic cigarettes contain no secondhand vapor, as there is no lit end of an e-cig and the user inhales nearly all of the vaporized liquid.

Electronic cigarette liquid typically only contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavoring, and optional nicotine. Flavorings can include malic acid (fruit/sour), acetylpyrazine (chocolate), vanillin and menthol. Vapor from liquid containing nicotine can also contain trace amounts of tobacco specific nitrosamines, albeit at levels below limits of detection and up to 1,400 times lower than in cigarette smoke.

In conclusion

Because e-cigarettes don’t involve the use of a flame or combustion, vaping can’t be considered the same as smoking. Furthermore, electronic cigarettes don’t produce any secondhand smoke or vapor and operate using far less heat than the lit end of a cigarette. E-cig vapor does still contain a few of the VOCs and TSNAs found in cigarette smoke, but at far lesser levels. However, its appearance will understandably lead many people to believe that it is no different than smoke, just as the marine mist layer creeping onto coastal communities at night has a similar appearance to that of smoke from a burning brushfire.

Article by Peter from Aspire Team.




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The new Aspire Athos tank quick review Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:54:14 +0000 Aspire just launched the new Speeder 200W kit including Speeder mod and Athos tank. It looks fantastic, but how’s its performance? Today I will review the Athos tank in brief, let’s check it out together!

Aspire Athos tank rainbow

The Athos is very nice in appearance; there is a tapered clear drip tip and an extra, wider bore, Delrin drip tip, similar to a ‘chuff cap’ for different needs. The whole structure is very simple, it’s very easy to change the coil and clean the tank.

There is a nice knurling design both on top cap and adjustable airflow ring, so you can easily grip and unscrew the top cap to fill or adjust the airflow.

Aspire Athos tank coil install

The Aspire Athos tank features easy top-filling, with a very adequate fill port, big enough to drip or drop e-liquid into it without any mess.

Aspire athos tank refill e-liquid

The Aspire Athos uses an all new coil design, the Tri-coil head, (three cores) is rated at 0.3Ω and the recommended power setting is 60-75 watts, while the Penta-coil head (five cores) rated at 0.16 Ω with a recommended power setting of 100-120 watts. Many people want to know how it compares to our Cleito tank, I’ll tell you, the Athos is somewhat different to the Cleito, more like our Cleito120 but with the benefit of a more powerful output and greater airflow (you can imagine the difference between single coil and multi-coil set-up).

Aspire Athos coil

It’s a bit unfortunate for sub-ohm vapers in TPD regulated countries’, but don’t worry, Aspire has you covered. In order to meet TPD requirements, The Aspire Athos has 2ml and 4ml options. As you can see in the picture below, the 2ml and 4ml versions uses same base hardware, same coil, same top cap and drip tip, so to switch back to a 4ml version, you just need to change the glass and metal protective tube, then you will be able to have a 4ml version, lol. don’t let the TPD regulators know!

Aspire Athos tank 2ml and 4ml version

Want to know more about Aspire Athos? Check here: Aspire Athos Tank

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Some useful tips for better use of the Cleito and Cleito120 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:37:18 +0000 The Cleito and Cleito120 are popular products which gained countless good reviews among vapers. Along with these good reviews, there were of course some less favorable ones.

Here we add up some useful tips to help customers use the Cleito & Cleito120 better.

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        1. Don’t overfill the tank. Not filling the tank all the way to the top leaves a little air inside which helps with wicking.
        2. Don’t leave eliquid in the tank while not being used. Cleito and Cleito120 are both designed for direct to lung vaping, this needs high-power and the coils carry a large amount of cotton. If the tank is unused for an extended length of time, the cotton can get saturated with excess juices. When you start to use the tank again, you press the fire button, the ejuice of the innermost layer of cotton gets atomized immediately, but the outer layer of cotton with full juices can stop the air and more juice from entering the inner layer of cotton, so the burning of the cotton could happen. Allow the tank to have a rest every few puffs to absorb  juice especially when using high VG.. Besides  not keeping juices in the unused tank for long time, drain the juice as far as possible then refill the tank next time its used.
        3. Close the air vents, and then fill or change your juice. After filling, flip it upside down so the air vents are at the top. Then open the air vents while upside down to relieve the air pressure and create a proper seal. Try to finish refilling within 30 seconds.
        4. Check if all your seals stay seated in their right places without any damage. Change the worn out seals or parts as soon as you notice any damage.aspire cleito120 tank

      We hope these tips will allow you to solve any minor issues and continue to enjoy your vaping.

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Aspire sponsors famous Boxing Match-Animal FC in Shanghai Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:12:30 +0000 aspire sponsorship

Aspire sponsored the famous Boxing Match-Animal FC held in Shanghai on July, 1st. We specifically sponsored Kyle Rozewski who is a  professional American MMA boxer.

On the event day, there were thousands of people watching the match, Aspire is willing to spread the word of vaping culture in many different fields, and let more and more people know about vaping.

What was exciting was that Kyle Rozewski  won the MMA 63kg Championship!

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EU Compliance guidance Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:44:48 +0000 aspire TPD compliance

Dear all,

We at ASPIRE spend many thousands of Euros/Pounds in ensuring our products are compliant and want to ensure that wholesalers, retailers and end-users alike benefit from our efforts. Most, if not all of our clients will now be aware that the EU e-cigarette industry is now in the first phase of a regulated landscape. With many countries, most prominently the USA, soon to move into a similar situation we plan to work with our clients to ensure the ASPIRE brand name remains the guiding light within the industry, both in product development and regulatory compliance.

With this in mind we would like to denounce any behavior that see’s the ASPIRE brand being sold across borders outside of the correct sales channels. The current local language health warning labeling requirements should eliminate this. However, we have heard cases of products being “stickered” over the top of our official packaging, which contravenes the CLP regulations. We would urge both retailers and end-users to avoid purchasing any products that bear a sticker outside of the shrink wrapping and anti-tamper devices.

We take our reporting obligations very seriously and have implemented robust procedures to ensure that product traceability is clear throughout the sales & delivery cycles. Should we find proof of any practices that jeopardize ASPIRE’s market position, we will take steps to remove the offending party from being able to market our products.

We are also working with enforcement agencies in all member states to eradicate fake (clone) ASPIRE products. If in doubt, please contact the ASPIRE Legal team for guidance as to whether a product is genuine or report it to your local Trading Standards or equivalent office.

Yours Sincerely


GM Of Aspire

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What mode should I use between Wattage and TC? Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:19:56 +0000 It is very common that new vapers aren’t sure which mode they should use when getting an adjustable mod in their hands.

vaping aspire archon and cleito

So here are some tips:

        1.  Learn all about the function buttons.

When you get a new box mod, first you should learn about the buttons, regarding how to change the settings with the different button combos, i.e., how to change the modes, how to change the language, how to change the settings etc. You can get this info from the user manual.

aspire archon vape mod

       2.  Know about the modes.

  • Wattage mode: The wattage mode is the most common mode for vaping, if your atomizer coil is made from Kanthal or SS316L wire material, you can use the wattage mode. Wattage mode has VW, VV and Bypass modes for options.
  • Variable Wattage mode (VW): All the Aspire coils have an accurate suggested wattage range for users’ reference. So you can adjust any watts within this range to find the best wattage point for yourself in the VW mode.Variable Voltage mode(VV): once you get used to adjusting the voltage,  you can start to use this mode.Bypass: This is a direct output mode, if you choose this mode, the mod will detect your coil resistance automatically and adjust the output to the highest wattage that the coil can accept.
  • wattage mode
  • TC mode: If your coil wire material is Ni/Ti/SS316L, so you need to use the TC mode. Choose the related mode from “Ti, Ni, SS, M1/M2/M3” according to your coil material, for example, if your coil is Ni200, so you just choose Ni. Then You can adjust the temperature in the suggested range to meet your own preferences. Only SS316L can also be used in wattage mode as above
  • TCR setting: The above “M1/M2/M3” is TCR setting, it will allow you to use a more detailed and accurate setting according to the coil material.
  • vape TC mode TCR setting
  • CFBP(Customizable Firing Button Profiles): The CFBP feature allows for heat ramp-up (power curve) to be fine-tuned. This customization can be made with just a few clicks of the NX mod buttons. There is no need to connect to computer to program settings, making this function very easy to use. Firing button profiles create extraordinary flavor with no limitations on tanks.

Custom wattage curve

          3.  Read your user manual carefully.

  •  The user manual will be provided in the package and it is very important for you to read before start using the device. Any important info will be included in the manual so that you can understand the product fully.
  • 4.  Know all about the coil material and suggested setting ranges.
  • This will help to know what modes you should use and what watts/volts you should adjust to. For good product life and safe use, please don’t use modes inconsistent to the coil material, and don’t adjust the setting out of the suggested range.
  • 5.  Battery use and charging.
    If your mod uses battery cells, so you need to use the correct certified batteries for safe use, please don’t use the batteries with broken wrappers.Charge the mod with provided USB cable and provided adapter only. Do not use other, non-Aspire USB cables/adapters.


    If you have any more problems regarding aspire products, please feel free to check our website for answers:

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Factors that effect e-liquid consumption Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:58:25 +0000 Today we’ll talk about the various factors that have an effect on E-liquid consumption .

vape time

1. The type of atomizer

Under normal conditions, the mouth-to-lung tanks have a lower rate of e-liquid consumption than sub-ohm tanks, the preinstalled-coil tanks are lower than RBA tanks, and RBA tanks lower than drippers.

This also means that the bigger the vapor clouds you want, the higher the consumption of e-liquid.

Furthermore if you use a direct-to-lung tank, an RBA coil will consume more e-liquid than a pre-installed coil.

aspire cleito exo

2. The resistance

In general, the lower coil resistance the more e-liquid will be used.

For example, the Aspire Nautilus mini has 1.8ohm coil and 1.6ohm coil. If you use the same voltage, the 1.6ohm coil will consume more e-liquid than the 1.8ohm.

Nowadays, most tanks include 2 different coils, one is for flavor, and the other is for vapor. For example, the Aspire Cleito EXO has 0.4ohm and 0.16ohm coils in the package, so if the output is 3.7V for both of the coils, the 0.16ohm coil will use more e-liquid than the 0.4ohm.

This is because if the output voltage is same, and the resistance is lower, the working wattage and heat will be higher, so over a set period of time, the lower resistance coil will evaporate more e-liquid.

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3. Vapor

The resistance and wattage are also very important factors for vapor production.

The lower resistance, the higher wattage and heat will lead to bigger vapor production, so more e-liquid will be used.

4. Frequency of use

In general use and ignoring any leaking issues, the more frequently you use, more e-liquid will be used for sure.

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If you understand this information, you have become a well-grounded vaper instead of a rookie.

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Does taste fatigue happen in vaping? Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:41:27 +0000 taste fatigue;vaping;olfactory fatigue





















What’s taste fatigue?

Taste Fatigue is a phenomenon whereby a person can no longer taste a particular food because they have eaten too much of it over too long a period of time. Does taste fatigue happen in vaping? The answer is Yes.

Taste fatigue happening in vaping means vapers lose the ability to detect the elements of e-juices like flavoring. Let’s imagine you love the taste of strawberry e-juice. You have vaped it and only it over an extended period of time. One day, you realize “you cannot taste the flavor of this e-juice”, or “the flavor is becoming awful”. Some vapers may suspect that something is wrong with the e-juice or has a bad atomizer? It all tastes like mud, or worse ….. this is taste fatigue.

How does this happen?

Most of us blame this on our tongue. Our tongue plays a role, but it’s actually the olfactory fatigue, also known as odor fatigue or olfactory adaptation. Our sense of smell is the primary way we experience the “flavor” of the e-juice. For example, when we catch a cold and have a blocked nose, the food tastes muted, same thing happens in vaping. As you make the switch from cigarette to electronic cigarette, at some point our sense of taste and smell will improve, but with this increased sensation, you smell and taste more flavor than normal, your olfactory senses will be overloaded, and will shut down, causing olfactory fatigue.

How can we prevent this?

  1. Drink plenty of water while vaping; When you vape, you will feel more thirsty than normal. Vaping locally dehydrates your mouth, throat. If your mouth and throat are dry, you won’t be able to taste/ smell the vapor from the e cig very well. So drink enough water, don’t let your mouth and throat become dehydrated.
  2. Vape some menthol e-juice; Menthol can rouse your taste buds and sense of smell, but the effect is not long lasting.
  3. Stop vaping the same eliquid for a short while. This may help you solve the olfactory fatigue temporarily, but it will not resolve the condition permanently.
  4. Expand your e-juice rotation; As stated above, if you vape one flavor of e-juice for a long period of time, you will develop a tolerance to it, different vapers have different tolerances to flavors, so expand your e-juice rotation,It’s best if you have different flavor types in your rotation,then you won’t develop a tolerance as easily. This is the most efficient way to prevent olfactory fatigue.
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Aspire invited to attend the Shenzhen(Baoan) science and technology innovation show Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:39:14 +0000 Aspire was proud to be invited by the Bureau of Baoan science and technology innovation to attend the Shenzhen(Baoan) science and technology innovation show that was held on May 30th to June 4th .

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Aspire was the only vape brand that attended the science and technology innovation show. As a leading brand in the vaping industry, Aspire always stays at the forefront of the technology and information due to our strong R&D team, advanced production equipment and strict quality system. Aspire has always been a pioneer for innovation of the vaping products across an ever expanding range, Aspire’s Nautilus series along with the BVC coils, changed the way of vaping allowing adjustable airflow for the first time, right up to today the Nautilus tank and Nautilus mini tank continues to be very popular among vapers worldwide.

Aspire hot products

These great products and services have made Aspire globally famous, but at Aspire we are never satisfied with merely great. The Atlantis series in 2014 brought the vaping industry into a new era, allowing vapers to experience sub-ohm vaping for the first time a trend which continues up to the present day. While the Cleito tanks have made vaping so much easier with its simplicity of design and high performance.

We have now registered hundreds of patents, the products are becoming more and more popular worldwide. Aspire is also ready to contribute to the science and technology innovation in vaping industry!

aspire in science and technology innovation show

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Aspire, a brilliant star in vaping industry Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:59:59 +0000 aspire- best vape brand

Since being founded in 2013, the Aspire brand has grown up quickly, from the Nautilus to the Cleito, Aspire has become one of the most popular brands in the market because of its great products and proven technique.

With advances in vaping, more and more people choose to vape rather than smoking, even some famous celebrities have started vaping. As a well-known brand with meticulous attention to quality and detail, Aspire has become very popular in the vaping market. Most of our products are welcomed with enthusiasm by vapers, especially the mouth-to-lung tank Nautilus and direct-to-lung tank Cleito. We are very proud to know that more and more vapers enjoy our products, even the film stars Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio are vaping Aspire products.

Tom Hardy vape aspire products

Tom Hardy, with an Aspire Nautilus in his pocket, and his wife Charlotte Riley in London (Photo: Xposure)
Tom Hardy, with an Aspire Nautilus in his pocket, and his wife Charlotte Riley in London (Photo: Xposure)
Leonardo DiCaprio vaping on the Aspire Cleito120 tank at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Leonardo DiCaprio vaping on the Aspire Cleito120 tank at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Aspire is always working hard to create better and more convenient products for the vapers, we keep listening to consumers so that we can develop new products to meet their different vaping needs. Aspire, a brilliant star in the vaping industry!

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