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What is Vaping

Vaping is the latest eco-friendly technique of inhaling vapors through an electronic cigarette or a personal vaporizer otherwise called vapour cigarettes.


One can enjoy a similar smoking style  using a personal vaporizer , and comes in various flavours such chocolate, mint, grape, strawberry, cherry, berry and many more.


Vaping uses E liquids which contains mixture of vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and flavouring which releases a flavorful vapor without nicotine .


Vape was created to emit a vapour much like a cigarette.  It arguably tastes better and smells better. You can enjoy vaping anywhere traditional cigarettes are allowed.

How does Vaping work? 

Vape devices have the following parts:

  • Battery
  • Juice 
  • Juice Tank
  • Coil
  • Mouth Piece



The battery sends energy to coil thus heating the coil and converting your e-liquid to vapour without flame using modern technology. You inhale and exhale your personal vaporizer in a similar manner to traditional cigarettes.

Uses of Vaping

  • Can be used indoors and outdoors depending on your territories laws.
  • Vaping Tastes great
  • Personal vaporizers are a lower cost compared to traditional cigarettes

 

Welcome to The Guide To Vapor Cigarettes, Personal Vaporizers and eLiquid. It is an overall detailed explanation of what personal vaporizers are, the parts that are used, the liquid that’s vaporized, how to use one, and various tips and tricks.

 

The E-Cig - personal vaporiser – short for Electronic Cigarette – is a device that is battery powered to produce inhaled doses of nicotine (or no nicotine) by way of a vaporized solution. It makes use of rechargeable batteries that powers a heating element (coil). The E-Liquid comes in contact with the coil and is then vaporized.

 

Beginner Tip: When someone uses a tobacco cigarette, they are smoking since the cigarette produces smoke. When someone uses a personal vaporiser, they are vaping since the e-cigarette produces vapor.

 

A personal vaporiser is a simple is design, but there are multiple parts that can make up or be used with a personal vaporiser.

 

  • Tube (or Box)The tube is the housing to the e-cig (personal vaporiser). Tubes come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate certain battery sizes and internal electronics. The tube part of the device is typically the bottom part of the personal vaporiser.

 

  • Battery: The battery comes in many shapes, but the typical battery is similar to an AA battery styling and varies in specific sizes. 

 

  • Power Button (Manual or Automatic)The power button is what activates the battery, which delivers power to the heating element (atomizer). Some buttons have multiple use functions. The button is considered as a ‘manual’ e-cig. An ‘automatic’ e-cig has no button and is activated by a sensor that detects when you’re pulling vapor from the device. Many personal vaporiser users (or vapers) tend to like a manual e-cig more because an automatic e-cig can be triggered to activate at times when not in use, which depletes the battery life and also offers less vapor production.

 

  • Connector: The connector sits at the top of the personal vaporiser and is used to accept the atomizer (or cartomiser). The connector has female (or male) threading 808 and 510. The connector will range in various styles such as 510 (the most common), 801 and 901 just to name a few.

 

  • Atomizer (or Cartomiser): An atomizer is a small metal tubed casing that has a male (or female) threading at the bottom to be attached to a personal vaporiser. The top of the atomizer is an opening to allow the use of e-liquid. Filling an atomizer, the user will typically drip 2 to 3 drops onto of the coil (which sits inside and on the bottom of the metal atomizer tubing). The cartomiser is much like the atomizer, except that the metal tubing is a bit longer. Inside the metal tubing of a cartomiser is a filler material. The filler material acts as a wicking system. To fill a cartomiser with e-liquid, the user pours e-liquid onto the filler material until it has wicked. A cartomiser is also used inside of tank systems.

 

  • Tank System: The tank system is designed to hold more e-liquid than the typical cartomiser. The tank is a tube that is usually made from a plastic or pyrex glass material. At the top and bottom of the tank is end caps. The end caps usually have rubber grommets as a sealer between the caps and the tubing. In the middle of the caps is a hole cut out to accept the cartomiser. Some tank systems makes use of its own wicking system instead of a cartomiser.

 

  • Drip Tip: A drip tip is the mouth piece that sits on top of the atomizer or cartomiser. The metal tube casing on an atomizer or cartomiser can sometimes become hot to the touch, so a drip tip is used so your lip doesn't come in contact with the atomizer or cartomiser casing. A drip tip was also designed so that you could easily drip e-liquid into your atomizer without taking off the mouth piece. This is done by pouring your drops of e-liquid into the center hole of the drip tip.

 



E Liquid

E-liquidE-liquid (or eJuice or smokejuice) is the liquid that is used to vaporize. E-Liquid typically contains Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, perhaps nicotine and Flavoring. The user can generally custom order e-liquid by requesting a certain VG (Vegetable Glycerin) percentage and PG (Propylene Glycol) percentage.  However, as the industry has progressed, many e-liquid manufacturers are distributing e-liquid with a set VG/PG percentage.

Nicotine isn’t required to be in e-liquid in order to vaporize it. There are some users who in fact do not use nicotine (and we support this approach). These type of ‘vapers’ are called “No-Nic” vapers. The common nicotine strengths are from 0mg to 24mg. It is said to be safer to not exceed 24mg of nicotine and most overseas personal vaporiser vendors will not offer more than that amount. The most common nicotine strength used is 18mg on the high side and 3mg on the low side. We however do not sell eliquid with nicotine as we feel vaping is better without the addiction of nicotine and encourage you to consider nicotine vaping also.

How To Vape

Personal vaporisers and understanding how to vape is pretty simple. Although it requires more action than the traditional tobacco cigarette. Once you grasp what it takes to use a personal vaporiser (which consists of a charged battery and a cartomiser/atomiser/tank filled with e-liquid), here’s some useful tips on how to vape.

  • Your first time inhaling vapor, is quite different to your lungs and they initially don't recognize it. Your lungs are used to tobacco smoke, which is completely different than vapor. With a traditional cigarette, you pull hard to get smoke, but with vaping – you’ll pull slow and steady. Remember, liquid is inside your atomizer/clearomiser, so you don’t want to pull hard enough to suck that liquid into your mouth.
  • When you inhale vapor, the longer you hold it in your mouth, the less vapor you’ll blow out.
  • Remember, this is about you… so find your own style of vaping and what feels most comfortable to you.


What You Need

To get started with vaping, you’ll need the following:

  • A battery (if using a modified type device, you may need a tube and battery)
  • An clearomiser or type of atomizer
  • A mouth piece
  • A charger
  • E-liquid


Vendors offer starter kits that come with everything you need to start vaping. Some offer e-liquid with the kit and for those who don’t, just order a bottle of e-liquid that interests you. Many new vapers today are starting off with an advanced device such as an iStick etc so that they don’t have to keep upgrading, which allows them to adjust the power to their liking.  Using this type of device will also give you longer battery life.
 

The Setbacks

SamplesThe setbacks to just starting to vape is having to learn about personal vaporisers. Although that isn’t much of a setback, it can be a little confusing to some at times. The other setback is finding the right e-liquid for you. When you first start ordering e-liquid, try several flavors but perhaps have one which is a base flavor such as a tobacco or coffee style flavor. Many vendors will offer a sample pack of small bottles in assorted flavors for you to try. Finding the right e-liquid can be a hassle sometimes and can make you feel like there’s a hole in your pocket, but once you find the right flavor, it’ll be a breeze from then on.

Never settle for a bad tasting e-liquid. We have many vendors that have tons of different flavors that will suit your taste buds. China made e-liquid is much cheaper than the rest, but many avoid it because the flavors aren’t that great, and it’s built an ugly track record with unknown ingredients which some claim are low grade and perhaps not as good as it should be. European/UK/USA made e-liquid have a much more of a quality taste in flavor and feel.



What To Expect

improvementWhen you first make the switch from tobacco cigarettes to personal vaporiser, you’ll notice some changes that are good. Some vapers have said that they could breathe better, get less winded, no more terrible coughs. However, there are some things to expect that come with removing yourself from the 4,000 chemicals in tobacco cigarettes. Here are a few of those that we’ve heard of or experienced. (This doesn’t necessarily mean that this will happen to you.)

  • Headaches
  • Cold Sweats
  • Coughing
  • Chest Pains

If these issues continue, I advise you to consult with your local physician.


Save Money By Vaping

Saving money is one of the reasons people switch to personal vaporiser, and though switching saves you money (once the initial hardware purchase is made), there are many other ways to save even more. Here are a few to help you get started.

  • Find The Best quality: We have many personal vaporiser vendors and some have better quality products than others. Always look for the best  quality and insist on original O.E.M products.
  • Order In Bulk: Once you’ve found the e-liquid flavor you’re comfortable with and the clearomiser or atomizers that you like, order them in bulk. Just like with any other product, when you order in bulk, it helps you save in the long run by only paying one lot of shipping. 

Don’t Get Tricked

Many vendors are in this market to help you, while others are out just to make a buck or trick you. Here’s a few tips that will help you not get tricked.

  • Don’t Fall For Free Trials: You’ll see many ads or receive emails that will offer you a free trial e-cig. Do not fall for this trick. To get the free trial, they’ll ask you to give you a credit card number, but they won’t charge you. After that, they’ll bill you and charge you until you cancel.
  • Don’t Buy personal vaporisers which look like cigarettes:  The e-cig you’ll get is horrible and the worst on the market. The disposable e-cigs claim to last 24 hours, but they often don’t and for most smokers, it doesn't satisfy them.

Research First

Do not be fooled by these low quality personal vaporiser that are being sold at such places.  Just because it looks like a real cigarette doesn’t mean it performs the best.  I’m not going into a full article on it’s common sense to do research before making a purchase, but I will tell you, it’ll save you a lot of time, money and stress by doing the research first and getting the best personal vaporiser for you.



Abbreviations

So you’re new to the whole scene of vaping and very confused with all the abbreviations people are using on forums, websites and chats. We have laid out some the abbreviations and the meanings to them.

General

  • Noob – Beginner
  • Analog – Regular Cigarette
  • Mod – Homemade or modified PV
  • Pull – The act of sucking on the mouthpiece to pull the vapor into your mouth
  • TH – Throat Hit (The tingling sensation in the back of your throat)
  • Vapor – the “smoke” emitted from an e-cigarette
  • Vape, Vaping – The use of an personal vaporiser (similar to the term “smoking” when referring to an analog)
  • Topping off – Adding drops of e-liquid to your current cartomiser.
  • Dripping – Vaping by adding a few drops of e-liquid directly on the atomizer instead of using a cartomiser.

E-Cigarette

  • E-cig or E-cigarette – Electronic Cigarette
  • PV – Personal Vaporizer (think ecig that is beefed up)
  • APV – Advanced Personal Vaporizer
  • Atty – Atomizer
  • Cart – Cartridge
  • Carto – Cartomiser
  • Bat – Battery
  • Filler – The fiber found inside your cartomiser that holds your e-liquid
  • PCC – Personal Charging Case
  • PT – Pass through or pass through battery
  • 2-piece/Disposable – 2 part e-cigarette. The Battery and a “cartomiser”.
  • Cartomiser – An atomizer built into the cartridge, marketed as disposable (you throw it away when the e-liquid is used up).
  • 3-piece – 3 part e-cigarette. Battery, Atomizer, and Cartridge.
  • Cutoff – Refers to how long the battery will activate the atomizer before shutting down (safety measure to protect the atomizer).

E-Liquid

  • E-juice, e-liquid, juice – the liquid nicotine that you fill your cartomisers with.
  • DIY – Do it yourself (homemade e-liquid mixture)
  • PG – Propylene Glycol
  • VG – Vegetable Glycerin(Glycerine = glycerin = vegetable glycerin(e) = glycerol)
  • PEG – Polylethylene Glycol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vape was created to give a vapour much like a cigarette.  It tastes great, smells better, is seemingly more socially acceptable and way more cost effective.

 

How does Vaping work? 

 

Vape devices have the following parts:

 

  • Battery
  • Juice 
  • Juice Tank
  • Coil
  • Mouth Piece

 



The battery sends energy to coil thus heating the coil and converting your e-liquid to vapor without flame using modern technology. You inhale and exhale in a similar manner to traditional cigarettes.

 

Uses of Vaping

 

  • Potentially reduces the need for a traditional cigarette.
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors.
  • Tastes great
  • Lower ongoing cost compared to traditional cigarettes

 

 

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