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When did you start vaping?
February 2016

How much did you used to smoke?

I used to smoke on average 100g of rolling tobacco every week - about 25-30 roll ups a day

How much did you spend on smoking?
Anywhere from £20-40 a week

What made you want to quit?
My uncle passed away from lung cancer; caused by 30+ years of smoking. I needed a change and vaping was that change for me!

How did you find out about vaping?
A couple of my friends had started vaping, and I’d always see people walking about vaping

What was your first kit?
My first kit was a Yumapuff Parrot 60W starter kit, that I bought from amazon

What were your first struggles with vaping?
Getting used to the different hit it gives as opposed to smoking; the Parrot is a DTL device and smoking gave more of a throat hit.

What was your favourite flavour to start with?
Monkey Fart from our own basic 10ml range. Peanuts & bananas really did it for me!

Meet the team - Island Vape UK - Morgan Tidbury

How did your vaping journey change?
My vaping career was pretty slow for about a year, then I bought my first RDA - the Fuchai Vcigo RDA kit. From there I got a mod that was a bit more expensive and experimented with several different RDAs & RTAs.

Did you have any other experiences through vaping?
After learning about vaping, I also learned about CBD cartridges and the positive health benefits related to such, and started using CBD vaping oils. They helped with my eczema and chronic insomnia, so all-in-all I was chuffed to bits to use them!
What do you think about the ups and downs of the propaganda of vaping?
I absolutely despise the negative propaganda around vaping. I hear too many people saying, “It’s dangerous” or, “it can kill you” all too often. When you go to a professional vape shop, a friend that knows what they’re doing, or just do extensive research for yourself, you will never die from vaping. I don’t even believe that you’ll become ill from it. I’ve been doing it for 4 years, some people I know have been vaping for almost double that and still they’re fit as fiddles - it does no harm and is scientifically proven to be 95% healthier than smoking. The only problem is when you start going down the illegal route, like some people do for THC vape juice, that can be quite dangerous.

What are your current favourite set up?
My current favourite setups are my Voopoo Drag X with the 4.7ml pods and my OBS Cube coupled with the MD RTA for MTL vaping. For big clouds, I love the Voopoo X-217 coupled with the Vaperz Cloud Asgard RDA on top.

What are your current favourite Juices?
My favourite juices at the moment are Billionaire lime rancher and Tenshi Charge (Caribbean crush)

If money wasn’t a need, what set up would you next get?
I would love to buy a HOG V2 and the new Valhalla RDA, both from Vaperz Cloud. They work so well together!