One of the best things about vaping is that there are a few areas where it is restricted. So, you are likely to come across many vapers vaping outdoors, almost anywhere, especially during the summer months. Yes, the flexibility to vape wherever and whenever is a great thing, but it is important to understand that humidity can affect your vaping experience, especially when it comes to your e-liquids you bought at Highbrow Vapor.
Effects on E-Juice Flow
Humidity affects the rubber seals that are used in modern tanks. If the humidity is high, the rubber seals tend to swell. As a result, they lose their flexibility and then the pressure which should create a vacuum is lost. And because the tanks are designed in such a way that they draw vape juice in a vacuum sealed environment, the flow of e-juice might be affected. Also, high humidity will affect the ability of your tank to seep juice as it should.
Effects on E-Juice Viscosity
High humidity also affects the viscosity of your e-juice. In hotter and high humid seasons, you will notice that it is thinner than usual. The thinning out of juice will have two effects on your vaping experience. First, it will cause a reduction on the thickness of vapor. Besides, it is the thickness of Vegetable Glycerin (VG) that enables production of thick clouds. Therefore, if the e-liquid's viscosity is interfered with, it means that VG's capability is affected, leading to a significant reduction in vapor. The other consequence of thinned vape juice is leaking. If the liquid is too thin, it might oversaturate the wicks and the excess ends up in your mouth or leaks out of your tank. Either way, vaping with a thinned e-juice is disastrous.
Vaping in high humidity is not wrong. However, you must know how humidity can affect your vaping experience. This will help you in understanding what you can do to mitigate the effects of humidity. One of the things you can do is to ensure that you vape in areas that are less humid. This way, you can reduce the effects that humidity has on seals, which in turn, leads to proper flow of the e-liquid. Additionally, you will be able to maintain proper viscosity of your e-liquids, hence, avoiding thin cloud production and leakage incidents.
During the high humidity months, or if you live in high humidity areas, it is also important to note the safety implication of humidity towards vaping. Be careful where you store your batteries as high humidity might damage them. Particularly when the batteries are made of Lithium.