A Beginner’s Guide To Vaping

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You are ready to plunge into the vaping world but don’t know much about it and the different terminology used. In this guide, we will be looking at some of the key things that beginner vapers need to know. This information should help you make a more informed decision when looking for a vaping kit that is right for you making your switch to vaping a success!

Types of Vaping Equipment

CE4 Kit
Basic, cheaper and more compact option. CE4 kits are generally used by novice vapours. These are best with 50/50 PG/VG e-cig liquids that create lesser vapour. These have become quite rare as vape pens have now become a bit affordable.

Vape Pen

Considerably bigger and still quite inexpensive, these pens have some features that have been improved over time making them better and a bit more effective than CE4 devices. With bigger and better lower ohm coils, vaping coils give more flavour and a stronger hit. Higher VG content E-liquids can also be used in vaping pens.

Mod and Tank

There are several mod and tank designs available. These devices are amongst the most effective vaping equipment in the market as they have increased power and battery life and are designed for both high and low VG e-liquids.

Mechanical Mods, RDAs and RDTAs

For advanced vapours, there are Mechanical Mods, Rebuild able Dripping Tank Atomisers (RDTAs), and Rebuild able Dripping Atomizers (RDA).

RDAs aren’t tanks and do not hold any e-liquid in them other than what’s held in the small well at the unit’s bottom and cotton. RDAs work by dripping e-liquid on the coil before firing up the device, — and that’s why they are called drippers.

RDTAs aren’t that different from RDAs. However, they do have tanks which are designed to hold a substantial amount of e-liquid. Instead of a pre-made factory coil, users can build their own according to their preference and the resistance they want before wicking with cotton.

Mechanical mods have no circuitry in them and only need a firing pin that makes it allows the current from the battery to reach the atomizer attached directly. For more information on these devices, contact us today.

Mouth to Lung

To achieve this, lesser airflow is used on the atomizer and the user draws vapour into their mouth using their cheeks only before inhaling into their lungs, replicating smoking.

Lung Inhale

This is realized by using more airflow, particularly in larger atomisers with a wider drip tip. The user uses their lungs to draw in the vapour while inhaling directly into their lungs.

What’s in e-liquids?

E-liquids use base ingredients that typically consist of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). VG and PG are combined with artificial or natural flavours in a variety of mixtures. As a result, users are able to find something they can use as ADVs or all-day-vapes. Our electronic-liquids have a variety of VG: PG ratios from the standard 50% PG:50% VG and other higher VG blends. E-liquids can also contain various dilatants like distilled water.

You can know more about the advances of e-liquid in this vaping history article.

What is Propylene Glycol?

Propylene Glycol (PG) is used as a flavouring carrier in various food products and is one of the ingredients used in food colouring and is also an additive in some medicines. Propylene Glycol provides the throat-hit sensation and is much thinner in consistency than VG or Vegetable Glycerine. PG is non-toxic.

What is Vegetable Glycerine?

Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is a sweet, vegetable-based liquid and provides a vapour that simulates smoke and is much thicker than its counterpart. VG is non-toxic and the more of it there is in an e-liquid, the smoother it’ll be to vape.

What’s Sub-Ohming?

Sub-ohming is vaping on devices where the coil in the atomizer has a resistance that is less than 1,0 ohms. The reason why some advanced vapours prefer to ‘sub-ohm’ is because they want to increase their device’s power output to create more flavour and vapour from their e-liquid.

When sub-ohm vaping, the coil produces a substantial amount of vapour compared to using a coil creating over 1.0 ohms on the same device. Sub-ohm vapours typically take in lung hits, which means that they inhale directly into their lungs and increasing vapour allows them to inhale each puff. Those who prefer sub-ohm vaping normally go for e-liquids with higher percentages of VG. The reason is that VG produces denser vapour and creates larger clouds. Because of the extra output and the vapour produced with every inhale, most vapours prefer using lower nicotine strengths of about 6mg/ml or less.

Sub Ohm Coils

Of course, there’s more to learn about the world of vaping and what we’ve included in our beginner’s infographic isn’t enough; nevertheless, this is a good point to start as your introduction.

As you switch, it is advisable that you take the time to learn more about vaping equipment maintenance, safety and usage to get the best out of the equipment you get.