August 17, 2017

Head -to-Head: Closed System Vs. Open System Devices

So, you want to quit smoking, or at least cut down on your nicotine intake...great! But how do you go about it? There are many ways: quit cold turkey, use a patch, or bang your head against a rock until you pass out anytime you feel the urge to smoke. Of course, the latter only works if you have excellent health insurance. There is an alternative to these methods, however – vaping.

Over the past decade, vaping has gained tremendous popularity among smokers and those looking to quit smoking. They get the same nicotine kick without all of the toxins and poisons that come with cigarettes. According to a 2016 Public Health England study, consumers found e-cigarettes helped them ween off of analog cigarettes. The UK government is committed to supporting any device or method that helps lead to a smoke-free society. And a recent FDA (Federal Drug Administration) release stated that although there is still much research to be done on e-cigarettes as a whole, there may already be benefits in terms of weening smokers off of nicotine. The announcement was given by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner and cancer survivor.

Now that we’ve settled on vaping, it’s time to choose a device. You want to find one that fits not just your needs, but your comfort level and your style. The two main types of devices are open system device and closed system devices. What’s the difference?

Closed System Devices

Closed system devices basically put e-cigarettes on the map, and for many it is still the preferred system. Closed system devices are standard two piece systems containing a battery and a cartridge pre—filled with e-liquid. Once the cartomizer is empty, you simply dispose of it and replace it with a new one.


There is very little cleaning or maintenance due to the simplicity of the device. Insert pod, smoke, pull out and replace. It is also a great way to experience Element E-Liquid’s line of nic-salts, Ns20 (nicotine-infused e-liquid).

No fumbling around trying to re-fill your e-liquid. This can get frustrating, especially when out in public or in a crowded area. Closed system devices eliminate the hassle of refilling your device.

Your initial investment is usually lower than that of an open system device. You can spend a lot of money on a kit and accessories when you first start vaping using an open system device. Closed system devices don’t usually come with the heavy price tag.


Your flavor choices are limited. Although, the new Gusto Mini powered by Ns20 has a variety of award winning flavors in its e-liquids line.

The cartridge has a shorter lifespan. Because they are more compact and have a smaller cartomizer, they can run low on power much quicker than an open system device with a bigger cartomizer.

You pay more for replacing cartridges. Because you can not refill the pods, you have to buy enough pods to last you for as long as you need, especially if you want various flavors and tastes.

Open System Devices

This type of system is rapidly gaining in popularity among the vaping community. With an open system, the user has more control over certain options – nicotine strength, resistance and the ability to build your own device.


You can pick your own flavors; even mix them. And with the nic-salts available for both systems, you are not restricted to only one flavor at a time.

Tank systems can go longer without a refill. Because most open system devices have bigger batteries, the lifespan is usually a lot longer than that of a closed system product.

Higher performance and the cost for refills is lower. Depending on the amount of flavors or refills you buy, your cost can be significantly lower than purchasing refills for a closed system device.


Re-filling can be a hassle and sometimes messy. It can be a bit time consuming to refill your machine, but many vapers do not mind it, or are used to it already.

The devices are much bulkier. They do take up a bit more room in your pocket or your purse. But what it lacks in convenience it makes up for in performance.

The initial investment will most likely be higher due to accessories you have to get to accompany your device. You may also purchase a bunch of flavors to try right off the bat, driving your cost up. But over time, you will build up a collection you can choose from without shelling out cash that often.

Depending on your needs and your preference, either system would be a suitable fit. And the best part -  both types of devices complement Element E-Liquid’s Ns20 line of nic-salts (nicotine-infused e-liquids).  Weigh the pros and cons of each vape system, try them out and choose one that is right for you.

August 17, 2017

Aspire Gusto Mini Powered By Element E-Liquid’s New Ns20 Nic Salts Smashes 8 Hour UK Sales Record!

Aspire Gusto Mini Powered by Element E-Liquid's New Ns20 Nic Salts Pods Smashes UK Sales Record!

It seems like every few months some electronics company comes out with “the next BIG thing.” Thousands of people line up in order to get their hands on these so-called groundbreaking technological gems, which, oddly enough, resemble the previous groundbreaking technological gems. But Aspire and Element E-Liquid have come together to produce the new standard in vaping - The Aspire Gusto Mini powered by Ns20. The anticipation had bubbled to such intense levels, that within eight hours of releasing the Aspire Gusto Mini powered by Ns20, they were completely sold out in the UK!

The Aspire Gusto Mini is the ideal closed system vaping device for former smokers, new vapers and veteran vapers alike, the perfect complement for Ns20Ns20 - developed, manufactured and produced in the United States by Element E-Liquid - is the company’s award-winning new line of nic-salts (salt-based nicotine). It boasts the highest nicotine content allowable in the UK (20 mg), yet as smooth as any. Its pre-filled pods mean no messy and inconvenient refills. Just pop out the old one, insert a new pod and go!

The Aspire Gusto Mini powered by Ns20 hit the ground running and refuses to look back. Element E-Liquid prides itself on remaining ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative and creative e-liquids.



August 15, 2017

Element E-Liquid Unveils New Ns20 Pods

Pre-filled Nic Salt Units Power The All New Aspire Gusto Mini Closed System Device.


Following the successful release of its new Ns20 lineup in the EU, Element E-Liquid has introduced the 2mL “Pod” version of its salt-based nicotine currently available in 10mL bottles. The pods are sold in packs of three and pair perfectly with the new Aspire Gusto Mini.

A revolutionary all-in-one (AIO), closed system setup, the Gusto Mini’s sleek, compact design was created specifically for pod use and can work as a “mouth to lung” or “direct to lung” device. So it should come as no surprise that both the Gusto Mini and the Ns20 salt nicotine Pods would be released in succession.

Forming a in partnership with Aspire to create the Gusto Mini, Element’s focus is to maximize Ns20’s versatility as a vape juice that can be used with any device by offering it with the next generation of advanced mod setups, especially “pod mods.” And given the feedback coming out of Europe, the new 20mg nicotine salt’s popularity is primed and ready to become a multi-setup, max nicotine delivery phenomenon.

Now available within the UK as well as at, The Ns20 2mL Pods come in 8 of the 14 flavors found in the 10mL range, including 555 Tobacco, a 2017 recipient of the Best Tobacco of The Show award at Vaper Expo UK.

With star-studded range of juice flavors in max nicotine form, combined with Aspire's super-charged compact pod mod, the new Ns20 Pods and Gusto Mini are a dynamic duo to behold and to enjoy!    

August 11, 2017

Through New FDA Chief, Vape Industry Embraces Renewed Opportunity


In late July, the Food & Drug Administration announced a major policy shift as to how it will regulate tobacco, and for the first time, publicly unveiled that it is actively pursuing safer alternatives for delivering nicotine to those who want or need it. It’s a stunning reminder just how much public perception continues to support the ever-growing concern surrounding tobacco. Yet more remarkable are the steps the FDA now deems necessary in combating the undeniable severity and consequences due to its use.

“The overwhelming amount of death and disease attributable to tobacco is caused by addiction to cigarettes –  the only legal consumer product that, when used as intended, will kill half of all long-term users,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “Unless we change course, 5.6 million young people alive today will die prematurely later in life from tobacco use. Envisioning a world where cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction, and where adults who still need or want nicotine could get it from alternative and less harmful sources, needs to be the cornerstone of our efforts – and we believe it’s vital that we pursue this common ground.”

The timing of it’s release, which aims to help maximize the implementation of Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act surely caught the attention of the vaping industry, already abuzz from England introducing its Tobacco Control Plan titled Towards A Smoke-Free Generation barely two weeks ago. Not surprising are how similar these  proposals mirror each other. Both target the reduction, prevention and ultimate elimination of tobacco use among younger generations, and both have acknowledge electronic cigarettes as a safer nicotine delivery option.          

"Nicotine itself is not responsible for the cancer, the lung disease and heart disease that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans each year," Gottlieb continued. "It's the other chemical compounds in tobacco and in the smoke created by setting tobacco on fire that directly cause illness and death."  

No stranger to the industry, Gottlieb, a cancer survivor himself, once held a stake in a vape shop, eloquently named Kure, and during a nomination hearing for the opportunity to head the FDA, he mentioned the potential e-cigarettes have in helping smokers quit traditional tobacco altogether. As the agency’s new commissioner, who was confirmed by the United States Senate in May, Dr. Gottlieb clearly has his sights set on reducing the devastating health and financial impact of smoking combustible cigarettes.

Responsible for over 480,000 deaths annually, tobacco smoked in the form of cigarettes also carries an enormous financial liability. With regards to productivity and healthcare costs, tobacco is also accountable for more than $300 billion in losses per year. Combined with the overwhelming number of fatalities, the unsustainable practice of smoking tobacco as a means of nicotine delivery seems destined in succumbing to a better, safer and less expensive alternative, namely vaping.

The change in tone towards the vape industry has been a welcoming sign, mainly one of acceptance and opportunity. And though many legal challenges remain, knowing the United States Government sees a need to turn the page on tobacco furthers the quest for e-cigarettes and vaping at large to go from a potential nicotine delivery substitution to a legitimate one now and for the future.   

August 10, 2017

Ns20: The Perfect Complement to All Open and Closed System Devices

Element E-Liquid continues to stay on the cutting edge of vaping with the release of Ns20, a revolutionary salt-based nicotine, developed, manufactured and produced in the United States. But, what makes the Ns20 line even more special is its availability for both
open and closed system devices. It appeals to the casual vaper, the novice and the avid smoker. So much for not pleasing everyone all of the time, Ns20 is proving to be the exception to the rule.

Open System Devices

If you want to have more control over your vape content, open system devices are the way to go. And with Ns20, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your nic salt vaping experience. The ability to adjust your resistance is a big advantage if you are looking for longer battery life and smoother draw. Ideal for straight to lung smokers and open system vapers alike, their ability to appreciate the mechanics and intricacies that go into creating their device is a huge benefit. It all corresponds with the enjoyment of being able to manually adjust their settings and content to their personal preference.

Closed System Devices

Closed system devices like the Juul – can be viewed in few ways: vaping for dummies (if you are a novice), convenience of use; when on the go or as a formidable alternative to traditional smoking (former cigarette smokers). The pre-filled pods make it a breeze to plug in, charge while on the run. Once the pods are done, simply dispose and pop in a new one. Traditional smokers are mainly mouth to lung smokers. They like to enjoy the experience rather than guzzle big puffs directly into their lungs. The smooth draw of Ns20, combined with the accessibility for max nicotine plays a major role in choosing a closed system device.

Overall, Ns20 is the evolution of e-liquids. While boasting the highest nicotine content allowable in the EU (20mg), it still manages to appeal to vapers of all levels without compromising quality or flavor. Element E-Liquid already has a proven track record of producing some of the world’s best top-selling e-juices, and Ns20 is on par to fit right in.

Whether you are a first-time vaper or discriminating enthusiast, Ns20 will complement your fix as well as your style.

Tell us what type of vaper you are by leaving a comment below. We want to hear from you.

August 08, 2017

Element E-Liquid Releases Highly Anticipated Ns20 Nic Salt Line!

Creators of Ns20 salt-infused nicotine


News From: Element E-Liquids

Date Line: August 16, 2017


Element E-Liquids Releases Highly Anticipated Ns20 Line

New Salt Nicotine Offers “Max Nicotine” Option, Fulfilling Vaper Demand And Traditional Cigarette Smoker Appeal.


[HOLLYWOOD, FL] Element E-Liquid has released its newest addition to their award-winning vape liquid collection, known as Ns20. A revolutionary new salt nicotine, Ns20 boasts a 20 mg nicotine content, making it the highest allowable in the EU. TPD compliant and available in 10 ml across the company’s top-selling Premium Dripper, FAR, Emulsions and Tobacconist lines, Ns20 is primed to become Element’s best e liquid release to date.

Entirely versatile, Ns20 can be used with any vape mod, from the traditional “mouth to lung” to a sub-ohm tank setup, making it a highly sought after addition to capitalize on demand and reach within existing as well as emerging markets across the EU. With a dominant VG to PG ratio, this innovative nicotine salt juice rivals nicotine levels found in traditional tobacco cigarettes while maintaining an incredibly smooth draw. No longer will vapers have to endure less than desirable nicotine effectiveness, thus, a less than satisfiable nicotine experience.

“Element has always been known for its innovative, award-winning e-liquids, and in keeping with that cutting edge approach, we felt the time was right to reveal our next generation: the Ns20 line.” said David Botton, Element E-Liquid’s CEO   

Regarded as one of the best vape juice brands since their launch in 2014, it should come as no surprise the company is already receiving highly favorable reviews surrounding Ns20’s premier. Element continues to earned praise for all of their top selling eliquids, and their very popular Pink Lemonade and Watermelon Chill flavors are among the impressive varietals offered within the Ns20 lineup. Already the recipient of the Best Tobacco of The Show award for the Ns20 version of their coveted 555 Tobacco flavor at the 2017 Vaper Expo UK, and always at the forefront of the e liquids market, Element is poised to lead the “nic salt” movement well into the foreseeable future.

“Developing Ns20 was an exciting experience for us,” added David Botton. “Its unique ability to deliver superior smoothness with maximum nicotine was the breakthrough many vapers and traditional smokers have been waiting for. Because of this, we’re proud of our continued commitment in offering the highest quality designer e-liquids found anywhere in the industry.”

The new Ns20 line from Element E-liquid is now available and can be found in 14 flavors. To purchase the all-new Ns20 eliquid, visit them online at All additional details for those interested in Element’s newest vape products, along with information regarding wholesale inquiries, can also be found on their website. Be sure to follow Element on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest information regarding new product releases including the launch of Ns20.

Since its inception in 2014, Element has established itself amongst the top e-liquids on the market today. A recipient of numerous award-winning accolades, they have garnered an international reputation as the influential standard for quality and performance.