Archive for 2014

Vaping is not a Gateway to Smoking
Vaping is not a Gateway to Smoking
One of the most common criticisms of vaping is that it demystifies smoking and might lead people to cigarettes. We’ve always maintained that because vaping smells and tastes better, is cheaper and...
Beginner’s Guide to Vaping
Beginner’s Guide to Vaping
VIP Starter Kits make great Christmas gifts, and this time of year is a very common time for smokers to switch over to vaping. But a change in lifestyle – even a hugely positive one – brings its...
Vape is Officially Word of the Year
Vape is Officially Word of the Year
We knew that vaping was taking off and that the word had found its way into people’s hearts, minds and grateful lungs. But even when you know you’re making a difference, it’s still nice to get...
VIP Advert Shows Vaping on TV
VIP Advert Shows Vaping on TV
There’s a very good chance that you’ve seen VIP’s TV campaign at this stage. The cheeky, provocative ad shows a young woman talking about vaping (though some of you might think she’s talking about...
VIP E-Cigarettes: Christmas Gift Guide
VIP E-Cigarettes: Christmas Gift Guide
It’s never too early to think about Christmas gifts, though we all know that it can sometimes be too late! There are countless reasons to opt for VIP products for your loved ones; maybe you’d like...
Vaping Indoors and Vaping Etiquette
Vaping Indoors and Vaping Etiquette
While vaping becomes more and more common, especially in this country, the etiquette of vaping indoors is still very much in flux. Vaping in bars and restaurants is legal, but it’s up to the...
Vaping Flavours for All Occasions
Vaping Flavours for All Occasions
The benefits of switching from traditional cigarettes to vaping are not just to your health and your pocket. Vaping is also much more versatile, adaptable and (dare we say) fun. The relative...
Vaping - Strictly for Adults
Vaping - Strictly for Adults
Vaping as a Gateway to Smoking A common argument against vaping is that it might be taken up by young people or even children, and act as a gateway drug to actual smoking. Australia’s ABC ran a...
Benefits of Vaping: The Potential Lifesaver
Benefits of Vaping: The Potential Lifesaver
54,000 Lives Could be Saved The debate on vaping and its potential benefits to society continues to engage hearts and minds, with new studies, findings and opinions constantly emerging. The...
Stoptober – Could you quit for 28 days?
Stoptober – Could you quit for 28 days?
Stoptober, supported by Public Health England, challenges smokers to take part in a 28 day challenge, and VIP fully supports this initiative. Cigarettes cost how much now? Quitting smoking is...
E-cigarettes - “One of the Greatest Inventions Ever”
E-cigarettes - “One of the Greatest Inventions Ever”
Are e-cigarettes one of the greatest inventions? One journalist, Patrick West for Spiked, recently wrote a piece declaring that e-cigarettes are “one of the greatest inventions ever” He opens his...
Vaping and Exercise
Vaping and Exercise
Regular visitors to our blog might be aware of our previous discussions on running and vaping, but let’s get more in-depth in talking about exercise. We’ll start with a quote from the popular...
What you need to know about e-cigarettes
What you need to know about e-cigarettes
We’ve talked before about the negligible, and possible non-existent health effects of passive vaping (and the studies that looked into it). But what’s it like to sit beside someone vaping? Does the...
Vaping on the high street
Vaping on the high street
The growing community of vapers both in Ireland and worldwide isn’t just online and in niche areas. Vaping has become part of high street culture in a number of cities, especially London and Paris....
Celebs talk about vaping
Celebs talk about vaping
Celebrities aren’t right about everything, but every now and then they become trendsetters in a positive way. Take vaping; there’s hardly an awards ceremony (or any celebrity public event for that...
The Vaping Gateway Myth
The Vaping Gateway Myth
A common criticism of vaping is that it can act as a gateway to traditional smoking. That belief is already being challenged by comprehensive surveys, experts in tobacco addiction and in-depth...
Celebrity skin and the effects of smoking
Celebrity skin and the effects of smoking
There are of plenty reasons smokers use to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes: Vanity is just one of them. And while some say that smoking helps you maintain weight – which studies have found is a...
The best way to quit smoking: Sarah’s Story Part 7
The best way to quit smoking: Sarah’s Story Part 7
“It’s not gonna happen overnight, but it is possible” The Irish Cancer Society has recently said that e-cigarettes “may be a reasonable option” for people who have not been able to quit smoking...
5 Benefits of quitting smoking
5 Benefits of quitting smoking
We’ve talked before about what happens to both your body and your wallet when you start out on your journey to quitting smoking. But let’s get a little more in-depth and look at the real reasons...
7 Ways People try to Quit Smoking
7 Ways People try to Quit Smoking
Just about any traditional smoker you talk to would rather not be a slave to the cigarette. We tend to think that trying to quit smoking is a relatively new phenomenon, but people have been trying...
The vaping experience: Sarah's Story Part 6
The vaping experience: Sarah's Story Part 6
“This is so much better than cigarettes, it’s such a nicer experience.” From buying at least a pack every week, Sarah is now down to 1 pack in over a month. She hasn’t fully quit cigarettes as she...
Why is there a decline in smoking?
Why is there a decline in smoking?
Yearning to stub out your last traditional cigarette? You’re in good company. A recent HSE survey has shown that traditional cigarette consumption is on the wane, pointing out that: “There has been...
Irish vaping forum news
Irish vaping forum news
With any innovation, there’s often a fear of sticking out: Do you feel self-conscious vaping? Are you the only one in your circle of friends who vapes? Would you like to meet other vapers online?...
Getting help to quit smoking: Sarah's story part 5
Getting help to quit smoking: Sarah's story part 5
There are many reasons why people try to quit smoking. Health implications and cost are two of the biggest. However people often worry how they will cope without cigarettes in stressful situations....
Travelling with E cigarettes:FAQ
Travelling with E cigarettes:FAQ
Travelling with e cigarettes is something many of us will be doing this summer. This blog post will answer some common questions about travelling and vaping to ensure you are fully educated before...
Vaping at Work: The Issues
Vaping at Work: The Issues
Do you vape at your desk? There are pros and cons to vaping at work. A research study carried out last year shows that over the course of one year, smokers work 7 days less than their non-smoking...
5 things that happen when you quit smoking
5 things that happen when you quit smoking
We’ve talked before about the everyday benefits and how much money you’d save if you quit smoking. There’s nothing stopping you from quitting, but sometimes the thoughts of quitting and what will...
Public Health England (PHE) addresses concerns about E cigarettes
Public Health England (PHE) addresses concerns about E...
With the advent of new technologies and a social movement (in this case, vaping), media coverage can be unpredictable. It can run from the measured and informed to the emotional and biased. And the...
Getting help to quit smoking: Sarah's story part 4
Getting help to quit smoking: Sarah's story part 4
Getting help to quit smoking comes in many forms. We are not saying that e-cigarettes can help you quit smoking, but we know from our customers that they are often used in that way. Using...
Quitting smoking with E-cigarettes: Sarah's story part 3
Quitting smoking with E-cigarettes: Sarah's story part 3
Quitting smoking with e-cigarettes has become something many of our customers are doing. Many have told us that they prefer using an e-cigarette because it simulates the action of smoking yet...
Switching to E-Cigarettes: Sarah's story Part 2
Switching to E-Cigarettes: Sarah's story Part 2
Sarah has been a smoker for 10 years and wants to quit smoking for good before her 30th birthday. She made the switch to e-cigarettes 9 days ago and is documenting her experiences of vaping in a...
Switching to E-Cigarettes: Sarah's story Part 1
Switching to E-Cigarettes: Sarah's story Part 1
Sarah is a new customer of ours at VIP. She has been a smoker for over 10 years and would like to give up cigarettes before she is 30. She has tried unsuccessfully to give up cigarettes a number of...
The Reasons Smokers Relapse
The Reasons Smokers Relapse
So you’ve stopped smoking, kicked the habit, ditched the weed and you’re feeling better…until you’re back on them again. There’s no shame in failing in your first attempt to stop smoking...
The ECITA & E-Cigarette concerns on The Consumer Show
The ECITA & E-Cigarette concerns on The Consumer Show
Earlier this month, president of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA) Katherine Devlin was interviewed on the Consumer Show on RTE 1. Katherine was invited on the show to...
Study finds E-Cigarettes are the most successful quitting aid
Study finds E-Cigarettes are the most successful quitting...
A University College London study shows that e-cigarettes are the most successful over-the-counter quitting aid on the market. The study led by Professor Robert West and funded primarily by Cancer...
E-cigarettes are being used as a quitting device
E-cigarettes are being used as a quitting device
A recent YouGov survey in the UK found that e-cigarettes are being used as quitting aids by smokers and ex-smokers. In fact the survey found that the main reason for the use of e-cigarettes was to...
VIP E-cigarettes latest news: HSE bans e-cigarettes on campuses
VIP E-cigarettes latest news: HSE bans e-cigarettes on...
HSE bans e-cigarettes – Yesterday, the HSE announced its plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all HSE facilities around the country from May 1st. This follows a “safety review” carried out by...
E-cigarettes and safety: FAQ
E-cigarettes and safety: FAQ
The question on everybody’s lips is: how safe are e-cigarettes? In this post we hope to outline a few safety concerns that have been raised in the media lately and provide some evidence to support...
Guide to running 10K
Guide to running 10K
You’ve made the commitment to help curb your cigarette addiction by replacing it with a positive lifestyle change: you have set yourself a goal of running 10k. As we spoke about in our previous...
4 Top Tips for Banishing those Cigarette Cravings
4 Top Tips for Banishing those Cigarette Cravings
It’s a new year and you’ve committed to a cleaner, healthier, cigarette-less lifestyle. Brilliant, but quitting smoking is no small feat; you’re going to need a plan of action if you’re going to...
6 reasons vaping does not encourage smoking
6 reasons vaping does not encourage smoking
There’s a lot of mixed reports out there about e-cig vaping. Some days we read so called “reports” about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Other days we read about how great e-cigarettes are for helping...
Joe Dunne talks e-cigarettes with Bobby Kerr on Down to Business
Joe Dunne talks e-cigarettes with Bobby Kerr on Down to...
This week I’m going to talk to one of Irelands more controversial companies, Joe Dunne he’s the managing director of VIP electronic cigarettes, the brand leader in the Irish E-Cigarette market. Joe...
E-cigarette benefits: The big white hope
E-cigarette benefits: The big white hope
E-cigarette benefits have been in the press a lot lately. It seems as if the world is now coming to terms with what we knew all along: that switching to vaping is the way forward! Electronic...
The VIP Photon range (e-liquid range)
The VIP Photon range (e-liquid range)
If you thought the switch to vaping was going to be boring…think again!! Switching to vaping just got easier and more exciting with the VIP Photon range and our collection of e-liquids. After at...
Deborah made the switch to VIP e-cigarettes
Deborah made the switch to VIP e-cigarettes
We know first-hand how hard it is to quit smoking and we have much respect for people who are able to give up the habit. To succeed in making the switch to e-cigarettes, everybody needs a success...
Charging My E-Cigarette Battery: FAQs
Charging My E-Cigarette Battery: FAQs
Just like your mobile phone, your e-cigarette battery requires charging. The good thing is that you probably won’t have to charge your e-cig as often as your phone but it is important that you do...
50,000 Irish smokers switch to e-cigarettes
50,000 Irish smokers switch to e-cigarettes
Recently it was estimated that over 50,000 Irish smokers (7%) have made the switch to e-cigarettes since they came on the international market in 2007. This figure is predicted to grow rapidly as...
VIP Welcomes E-Cigarette Regulation - Morning Edition, January 2014
VIP Welcomes E-Cigarette Regulation - Morning Edition,...
For anyone who was tuned in to RTÉ One this morning will have seen our Director, Joe Dunne, feature on Morning Edition alongside the Irish Cancer Association’s Kathleen O’Meara discussing...
Can Under 18s Buy VIP E-Cigarettes?
Can Under 18s Buy VIP E-Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are making the headlines more and more these days. Their latest feature in TheJournal.ie revolved around the sale of electronic cigarettes to those who are under 18. What the piece...
Vaping Hits the Headlines
Vaping Hits the Headlines
It’s been a high-profile week for the e-cigarette, with our smoke-free friend making appearances in both The Irish Times and Prime Time. The Irish Times: Their view on vaping The Irish Times asked...
Vaping at the Golden Globes
Vaping at the Golden Globes
We’ve talked before about celebrities who’ve embraced vaping, ditching the antisocial, stale smell of burning chemicals and opting for the less hazardous and frankly sweeter-smelling alternative....
Why you need to quit smoking
Why you need to quit smoking
Reality is filled to the brim with harsh truths. We’ll never be astronauts, and we’re quite sure the likelihood of having our names plastered on the Walk of Fame is diminishing by the day. These...
You are not alone:The Vaping Community
You are not alone:The Vaping Community
Do you get funny looks when you go outside to vape? Are you sick of answering annoying questions from curious onlookers? What’s the best way to ask your boss if you can vape at your desk? If you...
E-Cigarette Legislation
E-Cigarette Legislation
The recent TV3 midweek feature (Jan 8th) on e-cigarettes and vaping in Ireland has highlighted that there is a need to clarify what is happening with e-cigarette legislation by the E.U. and Irish...
VIP E-Cigarettes Features on TV3's Midweek Show
VIP E-Cigarettes Features on TV3's Midweek Show
Last night, January 8th, TV3’s Midweek show did a feature on electronic cigarettes. Here at VIP E-Cigarettes, we were delighted to play a part in the programme. Here are some points from the feature:
Have You Seen VIP E-Cig At Dublin Airport?
Have You Seen VIP E-Cig At Dublin Airport?
Earlier this week, we erected some really cool artwork at Dublin Airport. Have you seen it yet? If you happen to be at Dublin Airport and come across our works of art, why not take a photo of you...
What's Your New Year’s Resolutions?
What's Your New Year’s Resolutions?
We love New Year’s Resolutions here at VIP e-cigarettes. Self improvement is a wonderful thing, and it’s encouraging to see so many people making an honest effort at a fresh start every January....

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