Oxford Dictionaries named 'vape' the "Word of the Year 2014." One reason vaping has become so popular is that vaping offers a healthy alternative to those looking to stop smoking cigarettes.
Puff-Puff, drag and inhale, then
get ready to blow out gigantic clouds of vapor and experience the joy and flavorful taste of vaping.
Nicholson does it, so does Leo DiCaprio, Tom Petty, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. Vaping is all
over the internet. Google the keyword 'vape' and the search will produce over 25 million items to
contemplate. For those looking to join the vaping community, here is some quick, easy and
relevant information to get started with vaping.
Vaping, by definition, is completed by a battery-operated device containing a heating element inside that atomizes a liquid which vaporizers and allows the user to inhale the vapors, thus vaporizing. There are many variations when looking for the right vaping setup. A personal vaporizer or, PV can vary based on choice. Like people, vaping comes in all sizes, shapes, and designs, each having unique pros and cons.
A recent study at the University of Bristol (UK) says 'Human heart cells show stress response to tobacco smoke-but NOT to e-cig vapor.'
Vaping benefits versus smoking
Nicotine does not stain your teeth
(Tar from cigarettes do)
No bad breath
No butts nor ashtrays needed
Helpful tool to transition from cigarettes
Vaping has unlimited combinations, but for those just starting out, there are three types of vaping units; cig-a-likes, vape pens and vape pods (cartridges and mod kits). Vaping units may consist of a mouthpiece (drip tip), an atomizer, an e-liquid tank (refillable or disposable), and a base to connect to a battery. If you've come this far, you might already have an idea of what vaping is or have a desire to learn the basics of vaping. Cost and ease of use are two key factors most look for when starting out. The average cost for a starter vaping kit ranges roughly from $12-$65. The easy to use and simple design of the eLeaf iCare Solo Kit offers a compact and readily available on-the-go vaping experience while the vaporizing starter kit from Innokin MVP4100WTC Box Mod offers more adjustable and custom features and is a bit larger.
Interesting numbers, 1 box of cigarette equals 20mg of nicotine. 1ml of 18 mg e-liquid equals 18mg of nicotine. Each drop of e-liquid will last for approximately 7 puffs, thereby 2 drops are about the same as smoking 1 cigarette (or 14 puffs).
The mouthpiece of a personal vaporizer can either be used to inhale, or it can be
used as a drip feeder where single drops of e-liquid are dropped and inhaled directly after. An
Atomizer, which heats the vapor, can vary between sizes, shapes, and cost, and usually need to be
replaced after long-term usage. Tanks can be purchased prefilled or empty. Batteries can vary by power and
should be researched once familiar with vaping.
If you need five minutes to smoke a cigarette, then plan on taking 10 minutes to vape for the same effect.
The atomizer coil or cotton wick heats up and
absorbs the e-liquid inside the tank, (or if the tank is clear, it is called a clearomizer).
Clearomizors (tanks) are made from Pyrex glass or clear hard plastic and contains the e-liquid or
'juices' as it fondly referred to by the vape community. The last part of the vaporizer unit is the
base, which allows for the connection of batteries. 510 is a common base that many online
vape stores sell. Some vape units or personal vaporizers (PV) have enclosed batteries that offer a USB
connection port for recharging the batteries. Other devices need new batteries after continuous
usage. Batteries can run from $3 for small manual batteries to $30 for a VV battery (variable
voltage) that allows experienced users the ability to manipulate different vaping effects (larger smoke
equals less taste, less smoke-equals more taste).
The act of inhaling vapor into mouth, then lungs Typical
way ex-cigarette smokers smoked, Low clouds of vapor Cartomizers - atomizers Great for
Direct lung inhale
The act of inhaling vapor directly to lungs Produces fat puffy
clouds of vapor Requires 'sub-ohm' setup More experienced users
The tank or clearomizor is filled with a flavorful and
creative e-liquid. The 'juice' or e-liquid is a mixture of water, food grade flavoring, PG and odorless
and colorless liquid PV and include the choice of nicotine levels from zero to 12. Propylene
glycol (PG) carries flavor better as it has a thinner base but has a harsher feel similar to the
sensation of smoking a cigarette and a user can use increased mixes of nicotine. Vegetable
glycerin, (VG) is a sweet vegetable based liquid smoother than PG has a sweeter taste and provides more
vapor production. The trick to finding the right juice is through trial and error. Be aware of
quantity and impact of nicotine.
For those who want to stop smoking-but need the oral feel of
Enjoy nicotine but want to taste the juice offerings
Comfortable level for enjoying nicotine but not big on vapor
Middle of road-former cigarette smokers enjoy
Heavy smokers like those who smoke a pack a day
The variety of juice flavors available to buy at the best online
vape store varies from clever names like Taffyman to prodigious names like King Of
The Cloud or Lost Art Liquids. The cost of vape flavors is based on size, nicotine, and
makeup, and usually will range from the rate between, $11-$25. Overall, vaping can be as easy as
buying a starter kit or cartomizer and pushing a button. Or, vaping can be a complex as buying
a starter kit and then changing out the mouthpiece, the atomizer, coils, wicks, tanks, bases
and batteries. Each part of the vaporizer has thousands of different choices and selections and is based
on personal choice and experience. *Be sure to check local and state laws about vaping indoors and
follow the laws accordingly.
Types of vapes Cig-a-likes,
vape pens, pod/cartridges/mod kits-the main difference between them all is the way the
e-liquid is delivered.
Coils-filters-atomizers Batteries bases have numerous
combinations and there are vaping blogs, communities, and conventions that have a plethora of
information and details about-choices! Freedom of choice-LitecigUSA
like cigarettes, prefilled, disposable-long term cost more Cartomizer-cost efficient-can be disposable
or refillable-ease of use, compact, can be difficult to refill-can have lingering taste
from the previous juice.
Bottom fill Means
you fill vaporizer from the bottom- ensure top is covered when turning over to refill
through e-liquid holder-holds more juice-last for hours-less likely to leak-juice tastes
detail for those who move on to more complex vaping through low discharge and large cloud
puffs-Always buy batteries from a reputable vape store-if you have any questions ask!!
Top fill Means
you fill vaporizer with liquid from the top- helps avoid leaks
tip or mouthpiece-allows for drops of juice to drip directly into atomizer-strong and
cleaner taste- wide array of flavors-can be clumsy-have to carry refill juice to
consistently refill tip.