As of 2018, there are around 8.1 million e-cigarette users in the USA. Many of those use vapes, many are former cigarette smokers, and most are ages 18 to 24.
But, what is vaping exactly? You inhale the vapor created by the chemicals and liquid in the device almost as you would a cigarette. Many people vape for different reasons, and if you are new to the practice you will need a guide to vaping to show you the basics.
It is straightforward enough, but you will need to invest in the right kit to get started. This brief, beginner’s guide to vaping will help you with all the basics you need to know.
Components of a Vape Device
Most vaping devices consist of four key parts. These are:
- Drip tip
- Tank or pod
- Battery or Mod
The drip tip is the part you put your mouth on to inhale the vapor. The tank is where you deposit the e-liquid. These refillable pods are good examples of tanks.
The coil is the component that heats the e-liquid when activated and turns it into vapor. The coils burn out and need changing as often as every few days to a few weeks depending on your vape device.
The battery is the part at the bottom of the device. This is the part of the vape you hold and it powers the coil to heat the vapor. Again, it will depend on your device and how often you use it which will determine how often it needs charging.
It has an LED screen showing battery life and other useful information. This is where the button is that you press when you want to inhale.
Different Types of Vaping Devices
There are two main types of vaping devices. These are:
- Vape pens
- Mod vapes
Vape pens are slim with sub-ohm capabilities but have a less powerful battery.
What is sub-ohm vaping? It is a vaping style with the biggest hit of flavor and nicotine possible on a vaping device. You can achieve it by using a low resistance coil and increasing the wattage on your vape.
Mod vaping consists of using devices with large, square batteries which are longer-lasting and powerful. You can also sub-ohm vape with mod vaping devices.
Those who want to lower their nicotine intake should use a high-resistance coil with low wattage.
Everything About E-Liquid
A guide to vaping would not be complete without mentioning e-liquid. Most e-liquid consists of the following few ingredients:
- Propylene glycol (PG)
- Vegetable glycerin (VG)
E-liquids are available in any and all flavors under the sun. Some e-liquids do not have nicotine so you can vape with no addictive substances.
You can buy nicotine liquid separate from the e-liquid to control the concentration.
The Only Guide To Vaping You Need
If you are thinking about taking up vaping, this brief guide to vaping will get you started. You now know all the gear you need and how vaping works.
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