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Setting the Vaping “Mood”

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Setting the Vaping “Mood”

Have you ever noticed that our vaping habits and preferences can change depending on our mood?  One of the many wonderful things about vaping is that we can customize elements of the vaping experience in order to complement the way that we feel.  This applies to the flavors that we vape, but also the hardware that we use.

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Vapers: Make Your Voices Heard!

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Vapers: Make Your Voices Heard!

The vaping industry is experiencing tough times indeed.  After a string of deaths caused by exposure to a chemical found in black market THC vape cartridges, many politicians have declared a war on the vaping industry as a whole.  Of course, those who vape know that this agenda is filled with flaws and loopholes. For one thing, if black market THC cartridges are responsible for these recent deaths, why are commercial vaping companies being thrown under the bus?  Secondly, why are politicians eager to ban vaping while cigarettes, which kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, are still legal to buy?

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Chasing Those Clouds: 70/30 vs. 80/20 VG/PG E-Liquid Ratios

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Chasing Those Clouds: 70/30 vs. 80/20 VG/PG E-Liquid Ratios

If there’s one thing that most sub-ohm vapers desire more than anything else, it’s those thick, enormous clouds of vaping glory.  Vapers go to a lot of trouble to buy the right hardware to increase their abilities to chase beautiful clouds all day long.

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Technology Taking the Vaping Industry to New Heights

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Technology Taking the Vaping Industry to New Heights

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday when vaping was nothing more than a low-wattage e-cigarette that you could get at the gas station?  It’s hard to believe how incredibly far the industry has come in just over a decade. These days, those who wish to ditch their cigarettes in favor of vaping have a massive selection of products from which they can choose.  But, as you know, it wasn’t always like that.

So, how has the vaping industry become so advanced and diverse in its short life span?  Well, the answer, of course, is technology. As technology continues to evolve, those who lead the vaping industry are able to finetune their products to satisfy the needs of former smokers like never before.

If you’re fascinated by the technology that’s behind vaping, this article is for you.  We’ll be explaining the crucial role that up-to-date technology plays in the development of vaping products that hit the market.

How Technology has Allowed the Vaping Industry to Thrive

To the surprise of many, e-cigarettes have been around for several decades.  Even as far back as the sixties, innovators were developing “smokeless” cigarettes that were simply portable vaporizers.  These products never really took off, however, because they lacked the advanced technology that we have today, making them highly unreliable and possibly dangerous.

The first modern vaping device, which served as the predecessor to the abundance of products that we have access to now, came out in 2007.  Hon Lik was a doctor who developed this unique product after watching his father pass away from lung cancer caused by years of smoking cigarettes.  Quickly, the product took off, leading to a wide range of copycats.

Since that first e-cigarette hit convenience stores around the world, more and more hardware companies have been trying their hand at producing vaping systems that are intended to help people quit smoking.  And, as you know, these devices have evolved tremendously over the last decade and change. The first e-cigarettes were extremely weak in terms of power. Now, the market is full of massively powerful devices ranging in size, shape and output capabilities.

Getting Better and Better at Satisfying Vapers’ Needs Everywhere

Of course, as the original intention of e-cigarettes was to help people quit smoking, more and more companies have used technology to deliver profound satisfaction to former smokers.  Long gone are the days of low-power e-cigarettes. Only a few years after they hit the market, companies started developing extremely advanced box mod systems that allow the user to exercise complete control over their vaping experience.  These high-performance devices can reach extremely high wattage levels while offering a wide range of output modes and the ability to try out different coils for different effects.

And, now we have the pod mod system.  The pod mod uses salt-based nicotine e-liquids to provide users with an experience that’s incredibly similar to that of smoking a cigarette.  Thanks to the brilliant technology behind these devices, smokers have a higher chance of staying off of tobacco for good. And, as you know, these devices have become so massively popular that more smokers than ever before have finally made the switch to vaping.

Vaping is now a massive market, which means that we’re seeing more new products appearing than ever before.  As the industry becomes more successful, we’re watching more vaping innovations develop before our very eyes.  Now, product developers have managed to integrate extremely advanced features like temperature control into tiny pod systems that are small enough to fit into the pocket of a user’s jeans.  

Therefore, we can assume that the industry will only continue to advance over the next few years.  We anticipate seeing a wider range of devices from which users can choose, with each type of device boasting extremely innovative features that help users finetune their experiences like never before.  

Exciting New Research

Another benefit of evolving technology in terms of the vaping industry is the ability to do extremely detailed research regarding vaping’s effects on the body. Because the industry has become so popular, more and more medical researchers are studying the ways in which the effects of vaping compare to the effects of smoking.  These studies are extremely important as they can seriously influence current smokers who are on the fence about making the switch.

Such studies are also important to the survival of the industry.  As you probably know, the FDA has been cracking down on vaping over recent years, mainly because they believe that the market is appealing to minors.  As more positive studies regarding vaping are released, the community hopes that the FDA will be more friendly toward vaping.

In just the last twelve months, a large number of studies have shown the ways in which vaping compares to smoking in terms of its effects on one’s health.  These studies have allowed vapers to feel more confident about their decision to switch from smoking to e-cigarette use. And, currently, there are a number of more studies underway that will further challenge the FDA’s disapproval of the industry.

Technology Really is Key

Vaping completely relies on dependable, advanced technology in order to serve the needs of former smokers.  To be honest, our industry wouldn’t have been nearly as successful twenty years ago as technology was far more limited back then.  And, as time goes on, the vaping industry will only continue to evolve in order to satisfy former smokers in ways they never thought possible.


Keeping Your Outdoor Allergies Under Control While Vaping

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Keeping Your Outdoor Allergies Under Control While Vaping

We’re deep into the heart of allergy season, which means that millions of sufferers are dreading going outside.  Pollen is everywhere right now, causing allergy sufferers to experience symptoms like scratchy throats, itchy eyes and runny noses.  

If you’re a vaper who tends to enjoy their hobby outside, this time of year can be a serious nightmare.  Luckily, we’re here to help. We’re gonna provide you with some tips that can help you get through this season relatively unscathed.

Consider Vaping Indoors

First of all, you probably know that during allergy season, it’s best to stay indoors as much as possible if you get symptoms.  So, if you can, try to vape inside. Many vapers are hesitant to do this because they don’t want their house to be filled with vapor.  But, unlike cigarette smoke, vapor doesn’t linger in the air, nor does it cling to clothes and upholstery.

If you really don’t want vapor in your home, you can always blow into a thick piece of fabric like a sweater, your pillowcase or a towel.  The vapor will simply absorb into the material rather than getting dispersed into the air.

Consider Keeping the Windows Closed

It’s also wise to keep your windows closed as pollen can easily travel from the outdoors into your home through those screens.  If you tend to vape out the window, follow the advice above to keep vapor from filling up your room.

Take Those Allergy Meds

Of course, the most important thing to do if you suffer from allergies is to take an allergy medication.  There are plenty of over-the-counter options available, but if you feel like they don’t work, consider seeing an allergist for a stronger prescription medication.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated during allergy season is incredibly important as your immune system strongly relies on your body having enough water.  Some particularly heavy vapers find that their habit can make them feel a little dehydrated from time to time, so consider drinking more water than usual during these spring months.

Clean Your Mouthpiece

As you know, pollen gets everywhere during the spring months, including the mouthpiece of your mod.  And, if your mouthpiece has particles of pollen inside of it, you’re going to be inhaling those when you go to take a hit, causing your symptoms to get worse.  So, each day, consider rinsing out your mouthpiece to avoid worsening your symptoms.

Don’t Leave Your Setup Outside

Again, because pollen can find its way into any crevice, leaving your setup outdoors during allergy season is a bad idea.  Small amounts of pollen can collect in your tank, meaning that you’re basically vaping pollen-infused vape juice. Needless to say, this won’t help your symptoms at all.  

Make a point to keep your kit inside as much as possible.  Even leaving it in the car can cause pollen to accumulate as pollen can find its way through the cracks of your car doors.

Allergy Vaping Sufferers, There’s Hope for You Yet!

For those who suffer from allergies, vaping outdoors during the springtime can lead to all kinds of unwanted symptoms.  Thankfully, there are some easy ways to ensure that you continue enjoying your vaping life without feeling overwhelmed by watery eyes and a stuffy nose.  Follow these tips for a glorious vaping experience all season long.


Dripping E-Liquid the Right Way

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Dripping E-Liquid the Right Way

While dripping has been around for years, this alternative form of vaping has remained under the radar throughout its existence.  In fact, it’s gotten quite a bad rap because of people mistakenly believing that it’s a highly dangerous activity. The reality is that if you’re using the right equipment, dripping can be an incredibly fun way to enjoy your e-liquid that doesn’t put you at serious risk of harm.

Dripping involves pouring a couple of drops of e-liquid directly onto the coil of your atomizer and taking a couple of hits at a time.  Many believe that this produces a more satisfying vape overall. It’s known to enhance the juice’s flavor on a profound level while strengthening the hit of nicotine.  Another advantage of dripping is that it allows the user to enjoy a wide variety of different flavors throughout the day without having to constantly empty, wash and refill their tank.

Now, in order to drip properly, you need to know what you’re doing as this vape style requires certain equipment and a knowledge of basic vaping technology.  We’ve created this guide to help you understand how to do this activity properly.

Dripping 101

First, you need to purchase an RDA (rebuildable drip atomizer) and is specially designed to accommodate this style.  Without an RDA, you simply can’t drip properly.

RDAs are designed for dripping as they have large airflow ports and an extremely small juice well that’s designed to keep the e-liquid on the coil.  

Once you’ve selected a good RDA, you can begin your dripping adventure:

  1. First, take off the drip tip of the RDA.  
  2. Pour about four or five drops of e-liquid directly onto the coil.  
  3. Then, put the drip tip back on and take a hit.  
  4. Take in a massive, thick cloud of vapor that tastes delicious.

You should get only one or two hits out of each dripping session.  When you’re ready for another hit, repeat the process.

What Not to Do

Always be careful not to pour too much e-liquid onto the coil.  This will cause your coil to flood, ruining your vaping session and causing unwanted spit back.


It is also important that you don’t hit your atomizer after that second hit.  Each four or so drops of e-liquid is really only good for a hit or two. If you try to stretch out that vape juice, you’ll likely get a nasty dry hit.  You may even burn out your coil, meaning that you’ll have to get a new one.

Lastly, always make sure that you put your drip tip back on before taking a hit.  Otherwise, you’ll severely burn your mouth.

Have a Safe and Proper Dripping Time

When done right, dripping is an extremely fun way to enjoy the flavor of your e-liquid.


Coil Combat: Tank Coils vs. Pod Cartridge Coils

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Coil Combat: Tank Coils vs. Pod Cartridge Coils

If you have been a sub-ohm vaper for a while, you’re used to the fact that selecting the right coil for your device is just as important as finding the best-tasting e-liquid or the most powerful mod. When it comes to pod-based vaping, however, the variety of coil designs that you’re used to just doesn’t exist.

Because of the nature of salt nic e-liquid, pod systems are a little stricter than sub-ohm devices. In order for the liquid to properly vaporize, your coil’s resistance level must stay within a fairly small range. This means that you can’t really experiment with different coil builds like you can when you’re using a sub-ohm tank or an RDA.

In fact, pod cartridge coils and tank coils are dramatically different from each other in basically every way. As you’ll see, each have unique properties that promote two totally different vaping experiences.

Resistance Level

While vape tank coils tend to have resistance levels below one ohm, pod cartridge coils are often 1.2ohms or higher. This is because of the fact that salt nic e-juice must be used with a mouth-to-lung (MTL) device. A higher resistance level and a lower wattage level help preserve the integrity of the salt-based nicotine, allowing the juice to be turned into smooth, satisfying vapor.

Size

If you’ve recently gotten a pod system, you may have struggled to locate the coil. Pod cartridge coils are extremely small. That’s because they don’t require a huge amount of e-liquid in order to create vapor. Sub-ohm coils, on the other hand, need to have enormous wicks in order to absorb a lot of juice at once.

Material

If you’ve been using sub-ohm coils with a conventional mod, you know that organic Japanese cotton is a must if you want to experience smooth, clean flavor and massive clouds. Surprisingly to many, pod cartridge coils typically don’t contain a cotton wick.  That’s because cotton is so absorbent that it can cause the pod cartridge to flood. Pod mods are low-wattage devices that don’t require that their coils stay extremely saturated with e-juice. Therefore, they tend to have wicks that are made from synthetic fibers. This material absorbs just enough liquid to turn each hit into a satisfying experience.

Purpose

Many people who prefer sub-ohm devices are cloud chasers who crave abundant, thick vapor and high wattage levels. Pod systems are designed for vapers who want to experience a good throat hit and a nice nicotine buzz.  

Sub-ohm coils are made to accommodate the needs of those who want to chase clouds.  They’re specially designed to absorb a massive amount of e-liquid so that each hit produces a ton of vapor. Pod cartridge coils take in a small amount of liquid since the vaper wants a nice hit to the throat more than anything else.

Longevity

Because sub-ohm coils are heated to such high temperatures, they tend to die out pretty quickly. The average heavy vaper will go through one sub-ohm coil every two weeks.  Because pod cartridge coils are exposed to lower wattage levels, they tend to last for long periods of time. Many vapers can go a month or so before it’s time to invest in a new cartridge.

The Differences Are There

As you can see, pod cartridge coils and sub-ohm coils are extremely different in every way. If you’re new to pod-based vaping, it is crucial that you understand how pod cartridge coils differ from the coils that you’re used to.