Types of E-Cigarettes
There are two main types of e-cigarettes. One contains nicotine and the other does not. Each has its own merits and characteristics and can be used for different purposes. The following is an explanation of the different types of e-cigarettes, touching on the characteristics of each.
There is a wide variety of e-cigarette liquids that do not contain nicotine. As mentioned above, nicotine-free liquids come in a variety of flavors and fragrances, including fruit flavors such as muscat and drink flavors such as Red Bull and cola, allowing users to change liquids according to their mood and making it easier for non-smokers to enjoy them. In addition, the so-called throat kick (stimulation) called “throat kick,” which usually cannot be felt without nicotine, can be felt if menthol liquid is used, so some people enjoy it from such a standard. The vapor produced naturally contains no nicotine or tar, so there is no need to worry about secondhand smoke when exhaling.
You can find nicotine-free liquids, which are similar to aromatherapy devices, at vape specialty stores such as vape studios, where you can try out the liquids and find the one you like best. You can also try out the liquid and smoke it.
E-cigarettes containing nicotine salt
As the name implies, if you use a liquid that contains nicotine salt, you can ingest nicotine in electronic cigarettes just as you can in heated cigarettes and paper cigarettes. This is especially useful for smokers who want to reduce smoking, as it can help them reach their goal while reducing stress.
Heated cigarettes and paper cigarettes use tobacco leaves, which are burned or heated, whereas electronic cigarettes use nicotine itself. Handling of nicotine-containing liquids is discussed below, but nicotine can also be ingested through the skin, so it should be handled with great care.
When nicotine is ingested with e-cigarettes, it is also noteworthy that they do not emit a smoke-specific odor like paper cigarettes and the like. As with nicotine-free e-cigarettes, you can enjoy them in a manner that is respectful of your manners and considerate of your surroundings.
How can I obtain nicotine liquid for vape?
What are the ways to obtain nicotine liquid for vape? To begin with, the sale of liquids containing nicotine is prohibited in Japan (as of 2019) due to legal restrictions. We will explain the specific ways to obtain nicotine liquid for vape, including the detailed reasons why it is prohibited.
Must be obtained from overseas
Under Japan's Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law, nicotine is treated as a poison. Overseas, most of the liquids used in vape are those that contain nicotine. Especially in the U.S., electronic cigarettes including “PODs,” a type of liquid containing nicotine that can be easily inhaled, have exploded among middle and high school students and have developed into a social problem. As a result, nicotine-containing liquids are handled with caution in Japan.
In Japan, e-cigarette specialty stores are prohibited from selling nicotine-containing liquids and nicotine-containing liquid-integrated e-cigarettes. Therefore, only nicotine-free liquids are sold in Japan. If you want nicotine-containing liquid, you can obtain it only through private imports from overseas.
There are two specific ways to obtain nicotine-containing liquids.
There are two main ways to import nicotine-containing liquids. In order to enjoy nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes in a fun, safe, and secure environment, we will explain in detail how to import nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes.
In some countries, nicotine-containing liquids are sold over-the-counter, making them relatively easy to obtain. If you go to such countries where the buying and selling of nicotine is allowed, you can freely purchase and enjoy nicotine-containing liquids.
If you wish to bring them back to Japan, you must declare them at customs. If you pass the customs inspection, you can bring the nicotine-containing liquid purchased overseas from vape factory back to Japan and enjoy it. However, the sale of nicotine-containing liquids in Japan is prohibited. Transferring nicotine-containing liquids to others is also prohibited, so you need to be very careful when handling them. Details of precautions for personal importation are described below.
Direct purchase from a website
There is another way to import from overseas. You can purchase nicotine-containing liquid directly from a website that handles nicotine-containing liquid. You can import nicotine-containing liquid by using a site that handles the product. In reality, traveling abroad to purchase nicotine-containing liquids and going through customs is expensive and time-consuming. However, if you purchase directly from an overseas retailer, you can reduce or eliminate the disadvantages of cost and time.
However, since the sites are basically operated by overseas companies, the prices are written in US dollars and the products are written in foreign languages, which may be a hurdle for those who are not familiar with overseas mail-order. It is not uncommon to make the mistake of purchasing a product that is not exactly what you wanted. It is important to check that the price is written in yen and that the product description is written in Japanese. Also, there is a possibility of personal information leakage due to credit card information remaining on the site. Pay close attention to payment methods, etc., and choose a site where you can make purchases safely and without trouble. If the site has good reviews, it is even better because it has a system in place to listen to its users.
Many sites also sell devices and accessories, and some offer complete starter kits that can be used easily by beginners. It is also a good idea to pay attention to the details of transportation and payment, so that you can buy the right product. LIBERTY FLIGHTS, the top brand of e-cigarettes in the UK with stores in 40 countries around the world, has an official online store in Japanese. DHL (international shipping and logistics company/Germany) costs 3,800 yen. The difference in delivery time may result in a difference in shipping costs, so be sure to pay attention to these points when using the site.
Points to keep in mind when importing
The Pharmaceutical Affairs Law stipulates that the amount of nicotine liquid to be imported is limited to 120 ml per person per month, and that the amount of liquid to be imported is also limited to 120 ml per month. This is regardless of the number of nicotine liquids or nicotine concentration, and the ml (milliliters) limit must be adhered to. Also, please note that 120 ml is only a standard amount, and even if you think you are complying with the import amount, you may be suspected of selling or transferring to others if your purchases are made too infrequently, or you may be stopped by customs because your monthly intake may be deemed to be in excess of the limit. If you are stopped by customs after having gone to the trouble of purchasing the product, the cost of the purchase will be wasted.
In addition, when importing from overseas, it may take some time for the order to arrive at its destination due to the long-distance transportation and customs formalities required. Basically, you should keep in mind that you may have to wait two to three weeks, or even a month or more in some cases. The shipping costs are also different from those usually charged in Japan, so the secret to keeping costs down is to order as large a quantity as possible at one time, while keeping the 120 ml limit in mind. The key to keeping costs down is to order as much as possible at one time, while keeping in mind the relationship between volume and cost.