You probably heard vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. You may even be thinking of making the switch but don’t know where to begin. There are so many types of vaping products on the market today. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the process of vaping and all the the choices available. This guide will help.
How Does Vaping Work?
Vaping involves inhaling vapor from an electronic device or e-cigarette. Regardless of the device, the process is essentially the same. A heat resistant compartment called the atomizer contains e-liquid. When the device heats the atomizer, specially designed coils turn the e-liquid to vapor which is inhaled. Unlike cigarettes, there is no combustible smoke to inhale–it is all vapor.
Another difference setting apart vapor devices from regular cigarettes is the e-liquid (sometimes known as juice). E-liquids offer a seemingly endless variety of flavors to choose with varying levels of nicotine. Vapers can find a flavor best suiting them with the level of nicotine (or lack of) they desire.
Let’s talk about the two most common vaping devices and choosing the right one for you.
The Vape Pen
Vape pens are similar to e-cigarettes (those inexpensive devices often found in gas stations and convenience stores). What sets vape pens apart from typical e-cigarettes is the ability for the battery to be recharged. Also, you can fill and refill with your choice of e-liquid. Many vape pens allow you to adjust the voltage to create larger vapor clouds. As the name suggests, vape pens have a tube-like shape similar to a pen with all sorts of variations. They are generally smaller than the box vapes, so they are more portable and discrete.
If you are unhappy with typical e-cigarettes and looking for a simple, starter device, a vape pen is the answer. A good-quality basic pen may be all you need, but there are more high-tech models available.
Vape Box Mods
Box mods are larger than vape pens but generally can fit in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds of box mods out there, and many of them are known for their long-lasting battery life, larger e-liquid storage, and increased power. Box mods also make the vaping experience completely customizable. With these devices, you are in control of the temperature of the heating element, air flow settings, even the watts the machine is using to create the vapor. As technology improves, box mods are getting smaller and more ergonomic.
If you are looking for that extra level of power and customization, consider choosing a box mod. These devices hold more e-liquid and the hits are stronger and have more flavor.
The Decision is Yours
Picking the right vape is a matter of your personal tastes and what you want to get out of the vaping experience. Many people are perfectly happy with the features on a vape pen. Others want a little more power and flavor in their vapor hits, so they go with the box mod.
It is important to do your research and stay clear of cheap imitations or counterfeits. Low-quality vaping devices are notorious for burning the concentrate, heating slow, and breaking down prematurely. Remember, you get what you pay for, so spend a little extra to avoid a disappointing and substandard vaping experience.