Everything you need to know about vaping

What is Vaping ?


An electronic cigarette, nowadays is also referred to as a “personal vaporizer” or a “Vaping Device” – the vape community prefers not to call them electronic-cigarettes as Vaping has evolved well beyond the original e-cigarettes. Regardless, it is an electronic device that can be used to vaporize an e juice based on propylene glycol PG and vegetable glycerin VG, which is often flavored and may contain nicotine.

The invention of the electronic cigarette concept dates back to the 1960s, from a rejected American patent, so the industrial models we see today have originated from an invention by a Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik. For some people, Hon Lik turned his back on the independent a few years ago by selling his patents to a tobacco company. Though some other people, feel he would only have encouraged the transition of the tobacco industry to produce reduced-risk products regardless.

Today there are countless options of Vaping device styles and designs, but the many of the reputable brands are easily identified.



What is inside the vape?


Vaping has been around for years now, but many people keep asking what is really in a vape. Is there tobacco in there? What about scary chemical names? The media are always claiming that vaping is not that safe. If you believe some of the junk you read you can really get scared, but don’t worry we have all the information you need to answer that question : what is in a vape?



How is the E Liquid made, what is inside the E Juice bottle ?


Most e-liquid`s has four main ingredients : Vegetable glycerine, Propylene glycol, Flavourings and Nicotine. If you know the basics you’ll be able to spot any differences quickly. Read the following article to know what is e-juice made out of.



How do you smoke a vape?


A lot of people are asking these days how to smoke a vape. “Vapes” – or also called personal vaporisers, electronic cigarettes, are relatively known by now and part of our social culture. But how do you smoke a vape is that the wrong question?



What is MTL – mouth to lung vape?


If you’ve taken up vaping recently, and spent any time on e-cigarette forums or blogs, you might be wondering, “What is mouth to lung vape MTL ?” You’ll probably also see people talking about direct to lung DL, and work out that these are two different ways of vaping. What’s the difference though? Which one is best, and most importantly – are you doing it all wrong?



Who invented the vape?


Wondering who invented the vape? If you only trust the media, you will probably get the wrong answer as non-specialised journalists are often try to scare readers or are simply misinformed. The story of vaping goes back to the early 1960s, and it’s not what the media make it sound like. Read more to really know who invented the vape.



How does an electronic cigarette work?


That’s a question that lots of people don’t seem to have a good answer to – and many of them, including scientists and journalists, really should know better. Luckily it’s not all that difficult to explain.



Is it safe to vape without nicotine?


Most medical experts now agree that electronic cigarettes are a lot safer than smoking, but a lot of smokers who’re thinking about trying them still have some questions. One thing that (strangely) we’re hearing more often is the question, Is it safe to vape without nicotine?




electronic-cigarette-cigalikeThis is the oldest model; a cigalike (from the English cig-a-like, resembling a cigarette) is an electronic cigarette that mimics the shape of a traditional cigarette (tobacco cigarette).

If it remains attractive at first, for the smoker a cigalike usually offers very little autonomy (battery) and produces very little steam. We advise you to avoid this type of model if you are in the process of smoking cessation.

A cigalike has other disadvantages of operating on a closed system. That is to say it usually requires the purchase of refills that are only available with the brand of the cigalike purchased which makes the choice very small and the Price often quite high.






E-Cigarette-Tube-ModeTube Mod is an electronic cigarette much larger than the cigalike but still cylindrical in shape, “Mod” being the abbreviation for “modified electronic cigarette”. Highly effective, it incorporates a battery of large capacity (removable or not) to allow a day use. Most tubes Mods offer settings that allow you to adjust the “vapor” and quality to suit your needs, while simple ones are already set to work with a supplied clearomizer (kits ready-to-use).To go further, read our guide on the clearomizers.

Advantage of tube Mod is based on an open system, contrary to the cigalikes or pods that we will see below. Thus, you will be able to change atomizer to vary the pleasure and personalize your electronic cigarette






Electronic-Cigarette-Box-ModBox Mod follows the same principle as tube Mod but differs in its rectangular or square shape. Very in vogue, it tends to replace the little seasoned tube formats from vapers. Even though many Mods offer option of using removable batteries to increase autonomy of the e-cigarette, Box Mods are better to carry such batteries (technically called “battery”). The ergonomics of box Mod is appreciated for its tight hold. To go further, read our guide on Box Mods.









Pod uses similar principle with cigalike, with a proprietary system most often, without reproducing the shape of traditional cigarette. Thanks to its USB key format it is possible to transport it very easily in a pocket. Although significantly more effective for its vapor production or nicotine diffusion than the cigalike, Pod will have a very limited range, requiring the user to recharge the device regularly.


It is increasingly common for Pods manufacturers to partner with e-liquid companies to integrate branded products into their cartridges. Vaper will still be forced to use supported refills with device originally bought.





How to choose a vape device?

The main point is to try. There are thousands of flavors in e-liquids and hundreds of models available in the market nowadays. To got faster, we are developing guides to help you make a quick and effective choice. These recommendations will be based on our own experience as we are all former smokers who have become vapers. In waiting for our complete guide to be published, we advise you to try the PockeX Pocket AIO as a first starter kit.


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