Vaping is a popular alternative to cigarette smoking. However, unlike choosing a brand of cigarettes, vapers need to choose the right flavor, brand, and device. There is no right or wrong choice, smokers need to choose what works best for them. Here’s information that will help you identify the best setup to satisfy your personal preferences.
Cigalikes are the first step away from cigarettes. They look similar to cigarettes but have a small battery, coil, and e-juice to provide vaping satisfaction. Reported advantages include easy portability, the ability to smoke indoors, and a similar look to conventional cigarettes without many of the negative effects. However, these apparatuses have short battery lives and reportedly provide lesser smoking satisfaction as compared to box mods.
Those who enjoy the vaping experience often graduate from cigalikes to vape pens, which provide more of a concentrated and powerful hit of e-juice. Batteries last longer in vape pens. Also, users appreciate the cost efficiency of using these devices. It’s cheaper than continuously buying cigalikes or packs of cigarettes. The devices are larger than cigalikes, and the upfront cost is high to switch from one to the other.
Box mods are the largest of vaping devices and come in a variety of shapes. Power is what users most appreciate as well as customization of hits. A user can control the intensity of the hit. Additionally, some box mods allow you to heat or cool the juice. The strong batteries deliver big clouds of smoke. Box mods can be seen as expensive or intimidating for a beginner vaper. Also, a cigarette smoker may need to get familiar with the ‘direct lung’ experience.
Mouth to Lung
Cigarettes, as well as a number of vaporizer models, offer the ‘mouth to lung’ approach to smoking. As far as e-cigs, MTL smoking can be beneficial since it uses less e-juice and the device will not get as heated. Moreover, the mouth to lung experience may be a good bridgeway to help a person quit cigarettes due to the similarity. Otherwise, a mod, using the direct lung approach, could feel alien or be not as successful in getting a person to quit cigarettes.
A direct lung inhalation draws vapor straight into the lungs (like breathing out of a mask). This results in a much more intense hit since vapor quickly fills into lung passages. It can be overwhelming for a beginner vaper or those who have ticklish or weak throats. Aesthetically, a direct lung inhalation produces a huge, dragon-like hit. Those who use direct lung devices must also use appropriate juices, such as those high in VG and low in PG.
PG has no odor or color. It’s used in vaping liquids to provide a punch to the throat, similar to the sensation of inhaling a cigarette. For example, think of the difference between a ‘light’ cigarette and an unfiltered cigarette. The latter would be ‘high’ in PG. While it doesn’t have a flavor, it does help act as an usher of flavor, so it’s used in many e-juices. Go to www.Vaporesences.com to shop a variety. While PG is safe for humans, it’s suggested to vape away from pets, especially cats.
VG is derived from vegetable oil and is endorsed by vegetarians. It has a sweet taste, thick, and more viscous than PG. E-juices with high VG counts may clog coils, and in some cases are not to be used with particular mod tanks. Some side effects include a dry mouth and sore throat.
Type of Desired Hit
These special apparatuses cater to the preferences of users. Similar to a range of juice flavors, smokers desire different types of vape hits. For example, those who really want to feel it in their throat should get a juice that has a high PG count. Conversely, some smokers want a flavorful and smooth hit. A juice with a high VG count will deliver such. (As a side note, be careful in gauging the intensity of your hits; a high voltage or ‘dry hit’ could damage your vaporizer.)
Some want to keep smoking covertly while in public. A juice with a high PG count will work since less vapor is exhaled. Lastly, as referenced above, some like to produce big clouds. Events exist to crown those with the biggest clouds as winners. If a dragon cloud is what you’re after, you need a juice with a high VG count.
Isabelle Kay turned to vaping a few years ago and is now hooked, but in a good way! She loves all of the different flavors and accessories available and shares her new finds and thoughts online.