E-cigarettes are the most popular form of tobacco product in the world. The popularity is due to the ease with which the product can be purchased and the less harmful consequences of its use. E-cigarettes have been shown to reduce the risk of smoking-related diseases, specifically lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. There are two types of e-cigarettes: cigalikes (which look like regular cigarettes) and vape pens (which are more similar to an electronic cigarette). Vape pens come in a variety of shapes for vaping dry herbs or concentrates such as waxes or oils. You should consider what type you want before purchasing your first e-cigarette because they all vary in price depending on the quality of the materials used in their construction.
There are many products on the market that allow users to vape, and the array of choices can be confusing for the first-time buyer. This article will help you to understand the different types of vaping products and how to choose the right type for you.
1) The Different Components of a Vape
Vapes are composed of the following three parts: the cartridge, the atomizer, and the battery.
The cartridge is the part of the e-cigarette that the smoker inserts into the atomizer. It contains e-liquid. The cartridge is disposable and needs to be replaced every so often, or when the smoker wants to use a new flavor product.
E-liquid is the substance that the smoker inhales and exhales. It consists of the following four ingredients: water, food flavoring (This can range from the popular menthol to the not-so-popular bacon), propylene glycol (a liquid used in many theatrical fog machines), and nicotine. E-cigarettes produce vapor instead of smoke, and the user ‘vapes’ the nicotine instead of smoking it.
E-liquids start at the following prices: $5/10mL, $8/15mL, and $12/30mL. Nicotine strength can vary from the following: 0mg, 6mg, 8mg, and 24mg. The user can control the amount of nicotine they consume by choosing the appropriate nicotine level for their needs. The popularity of vaping has led to the rise of gourmet e-liquid brands. These brands use the highest quality ingredients and flavors to create a unique vaping experience. Some of the more popular flavors include blueberry cheesecake, cinnamon bun, cotton candy, menthol, and tobacco.
Gourmet e-liquids usually cost between the following: $15/10mL and $20/30mL.
The atomizer is the part of the e-cigarette that the cartridge screws onto. It vaporizes the e-liquid and turns it into a vapor. The airflow controls are the two small holes on the side of the atomizer. The user can adjust the airflow by turning the airflow control ring. This allows the user to customize the draw resistance and determine how much vapor they want to produce.
The battery is the part of the e-cigarette that the atomizer screws into. It also houses the fire button, the indicator LED light, and the USB port for charging the unit.
It has a heating element housed in the atomizer section that warms up dry herbs or waxes to produce vapor instead of smoke. E-cigarettes and vape pens come in the following colors: black, silver, blue, red, green, and pink.
2) Different Vape Products
Now that you know what the different components are, let’s discuss the different types of vaping products.
The disposable e-cigarette is the most basic form of the e-cigarette type. It comes prefilled with the e-liquid in the cartridge, and the only thing the smoker has to do is inhale when they’re ready to use it.
Vape pens are the most popular type of electronic cigarette. They come with the three components that the atomizer, the battery, and the cartridge screw into together. However, the vape pen doesn’t have a USB charger. Since the cartridge only attaches to the other components by friction, it is typically thrown away when the e-liquid runs out and is replaced with a new refill.
Mods and Pod Mods
Mods are the next step up from the vape pens. They have three components (the atomizer, the battery, and the cartridge) like the vape pen, but the atomizer has a longer life span. The user can also control the voltage to produce more vapor or more flavor.
3) How to Choose the Right Product
Now that you understand the different components of an e-cigarette, it’s time to choose the right product for you.
The first thing you need to decide is what type of smoker you are: beginner or experienced.
If you are a beginner smoker, we recommend starting with a cigalike device. A cigalike device is the simplest type of e-cigarette and looks and feels like a traditional cigarette. It has a disposable cartridge that contains the e-liquid. The beginner smoker can choose from the following nicotine levels: 0mg, 6mg, and 12mg.
If you are an experienced smoker, the vape pen or the mod might be the best type of e-cigarette for you. A vape pen has three components that the atomizer, the battery, and the cartridge screw together. The vape pen allows the user to take more control over their vaping experience by allowing them to adjust the voltage. A mod is the next step up from the vape pen. A mod has three components (the atomizer, the battery, and the cartridge) like the vape pen, but the atomizer has a longer life span. The user can also control the voltage to produce more vapor or more flavor.
A third option that some people might be interested in is the mod pod. A mod pod is the latest device gaining popularity in the vaping community. It is the size of a USB drive and fits in the palm of your hand. It is an incredibly user-friendly device.
If the vaping trend has reached you, congratulations! This is the perfect time to explore the different types of products and find the best one for your needs. Disposable e-cigarettes are great if you’re a beginner smoker – they come prefilled with a cartridge containing the liquid ready for use. Vape pens or mods might be more appropriate if you want greater control over vapor production or flavor variety. Mod pods make it easy to vape anywhere without having to carry around bulky pieces of equipment that can get separated and lost easily.