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Vapor and Your Breath

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Vapor and Your Breath

For those who recently switched from smoking cigarettes to vaping, you have many reasons to celebrate. Besides the fact that you’re now free of those toxic chemicals that can cause cancer and other deadly diseases, you have just improved your oral health in a variety of ways.

As we all know, cigarettes are no friends to your teeth and mouth. Their tar turns teeth yellow while the many toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke lead to gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems.  

Additionally, cigarettes are notorious for giving people bad breath. Besides the fact that the smell of cigarettes seems to linger in the mouth for hours, the damage that it causes to your teeth can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria that gives breath a truly rancid smell.

Now that you’re vaping, you might be wondering how this activity affects your breath.  While the answer isn’t as simple as you may think, it is safe to say that it’s easier to avoid bad breath if you vape rather than smoke cigarettes.

Say Goodbye to Cigarette Breath

As soon as you quit smoking cigarettes, that awful tobacco smell will no longer dominate your mouth. Smoker’s breath is a huge turn-off to everyone, made worse by the fact that it seems to last for a long time. Plus, vaping isn’t known to cause tooth decay or gum disease, two conditions that can cause bad breath as the result of excessive bacteria in the mouth.  

Therefore, you can vape to your heart’s content without worrying about what it is doing to your oral health. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should skip those regular dental appointments.

Why Vapor Doesn’t Linger

One of the main reasons why vaping doesn’t cause bad breath like smoking is because of the fact that vapor and cigarette smoke are two totally different substances. Smoke is a substance produced as a result of fire. It’s extremely heavy and clings to everything around it.

Meanwhile, when you inhale e-liquid through a mod or basic electronic cigarette, it turns into, obviously, vapor. High in water, vapor evaporates within seconds. That is why you can vape indoors without it creating a lingering smell. When you take a hit, the vapor that sits in the mouth essentially disappears almost immediately. Therefore, it’s impossible for there to be a lingering smell.

Watch Out for Dry Mouth!

Cigarettes can cause dehydration due to the chemicals that deplete the body of water.  While vaping is a better alternative to smoking, it can still cause dehydration, although a much milder case. For a chain-vaper, however, you’re at a high risk of developing dry mouth as the mouth doesn’t get a chance to replenish its level of moisture between each puff.

Dry mouth, as most of us know, can lead to bad breath. That’s because saliva washes away many of the germs that cause bad breath. When the mouth is dry, the bacteria hangs out in your mouth for a prolonged period of time, leading to an unpleasant odor.

The good news is that combating bad breath caused by dry mouth is very easy. All that you have to do is drink a glass of water and the problem is solved.

Improve Your Oral Health

By switching from cigarettes to vaping, you can greatly improve your oral health virtually overnight. This alternative to smoking makes a huge difference in terms of the smell of your breath.


Smile for The Vapor

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Smile for The Vapor

Many people who have recently switched to vaping after years of smoking tobacco cigarettes wonder how this new hobby will impact the state of their smile. After all, we all know too well the negative impact that tobacco cigarettes have on our pearly whites. Heavy cigarette smokers are known for their yellow teeth and unsightly brown stains. So, how does vaping compare? 

If you're worried about the appearance of your smile, you will be pleased to know that vaping is much better for your teeth than smoking cigarette tobacco. However, there are still some important things to keep in mind. This guide will ensure that you keep your teeth looking clean and bright while you enjoying those vape sessions. 

Why Cigarettes Destroy Your Beautiful Smile


The main tobacco ingredient that's responsible for that nasty yellow hue is “tar”. This sticky, thick substance has a brownish-yellow color that stains teeth on an intense level. Cigarette smokers typically watch their teeth become yellower as time goes on. Eventually, many smokers end up with brown stains from too much tar exposure. 

Tar is also a harmful substance that damages the lungs over time. Therefore, you should feel good about ditching those tobacco cigarettes. 

How Vaping Can Bring Back Those Pearly Whites

 

Because there is no tobacco in e-juice, it doesn't have any tar. Therefore, you won't have to worry about this nasty substance damaging the appearance of your teeth. In fact, one study found that people who switched to vaping after years of smoking cigarettes noticed that their teeth became whiter in a short period of time. 

Why Nicotine Strength Matters

 

It is possible that your teeth will still have a very slight yellow tinge if you vape. This is because of nicotine, a colorless liquid that becomes yellow when exposed to oxygen. However, the yellowing effects of nicotine are nothing compared to tar, meaning that the change in color will barely be noticeable. 

If you want to avoid nicotine's effects on your teeth, opt for a low-nicotine vape juice. Because vape juices come in many different nicotine strengths, you can choose a low concentration that won't really impact the appearance of your teeth. 

Vapers Maintaining Gorgeous Teeth

For vapers who care about the appearance of those pearly whites, simply make sure that you religiously stick to your dental hygiene routine. Brush regularly to stop stains from accumulating over time. Twice each day is adequate for most people. Also, always rinse with a mouthwash. 

The good news about nicotine stains is that they're easily removed with commercial whitening products. These days, anyone can run to the local pharmacy and grab whitening strips that turn teeth white within minutes. These strips are highly effective and deliver real results. 

Also, you can always cut back on vaping. Try to avoid chain-vaping if you want to keep your teeth looking as bright as can be. Chain-vaping exposes teeth to lots of nicotine without giving them a chance to get naturally cleaned by our saliva. By vaping less frequently, your teeth will have a chance to recover. 

The Choice to Vape Is Bright Indeed


Overall, again, vaping is much better for your teeth than smoking cigarettes. Plus, by selecting the right nicotine level and staying loyal to your dental hygiene routine, your teeth will look better than ever before.

 


A Quick Vaping Tip: Recycling

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A Quick Vaping Tip: Recycling

Now that you've ditched the analog cigarettes for vape products, you have much to feel proud about. However, it's still important to be a responsible vaper. When it comes to hardware, recycling is crucial. Most of the materials from which these types of products are made from can be recycled so that they may be reused. 


You may think that your products don't make a huge difference when it comes to saving the environment. However, consider how many coils and juice bottles you go through in one month alone. Over time, your discarded products add up. That's why it's important to recycle your vape products when you're no longer using them. 

Recycling Your Vape Products:

 

Used Bottles

 

Your empty e-liquid bottles are made from either plastic or glass, two materials that should always be recycled. To properly recycle your old juice bottles, make sure to rinse them out with hot water. Don't forget to recycle the bottle caps as well.

An alternative to recycling your old juice bottles is repurposing them for yourself. These bottles can be collected and used for future DIY juice-making ventures. Even if you don't plan on becoming a DIY vaper in the near future, small, empty bottles do come in handy. 

Batteries

 

It's crucial that you recycle your old batteries. In fact, many states require by law that all batteries are properly recycled. Because they can leak toxic chemicals if carelessly discarded, it's very unwise to simply toss them into the garbage. 

If your vape batteries are still functional, you may consider selling them instead of discarding them. Many online vaping communities allow you to sell your old batteries if they still work properly. 

Coils

 

Sure, coils are small, but they really do add up. Because coils are made from stainless-steel, they're recyclable. Give them a good rinse and toss them into the recycling bin rather than the garbage can. 

Tanks

Your tanks can be recycled because they are made from stainless-steel and glass/poly-carbonate. Both materials can be turned into other products. Give your old vape tank a thorough rinse under warm water and throw it into your recycling can. 

Just Recycle It

 

By making a point to recycle these vape products, you will become a responsible vaper who is doing their part to take care of the environment.

 


Vaper's Cough - It's Not as Bad as You Might Think

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Vaper's Cough - It's Not as Bad as You Might Think

Vaper's cough is a common side effect of when vaping with your electronic device; be it an e-cigarette all the way up to a mod. It tends to occur most among newbie vapers who are still in the process of adapting to the vapor and the proper methods used when using their device.

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The Basics Between Standard and Variable Voltages

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The Basics Between Standard and Variable Voltages

Have you ever wondered what the difference is when it comes to devices that use standard and variable voltages? It is all in the vape! Are you a heavy or frequent smoker? How much vapor can you handle? Let those questions help guide your decision-making process.

 

Variable Voltage
Are you looking to control or be able to adjust the amount of vapor you attend to inhale and exhale, then variable voltage is the option to investigate.

You must first be aware of the types of voltages because if you adjust your device too high, it will become too strong and the e-liquid being vaped can have a burnt taste. The coil always must stay moist and clean. If you don't know what you're doing, it may taste like burnt liquid. Variable voltages use a 6-volt battery. A variable voltage device has 6-volts and with an average of 3-ohms, it can produce 12 watts of vaping power.

The best part is you can control it and it is compatible with any cartomizer that has the same threading. Those that need more vapor, flavor, or a stronger throat hit; especially for the heavy smokers turning to vaping out there; you might prefer using variable voltage devices such as a MOD or APV.

Standard Voltage
Standard voltage devices have a quick recharge, are less expensive, and are very simplistic. With standard voltage you produce less vapor.

The types of devices that fit into this category use 3.7-volt batteries and have 2.5-ohms, producing a little under 5.5 watts of vaping power. Standard voltage devices are easy to use but you are unable to adjust the levels. Those that are just starting out or prefer less vapor intake can go with a device that falls into the standard category, as that might be the best option for you. These units are usually less expensive and easy to use.

Now, when we think about these devices, they fall under the realm of electronic cigarettes or vape pens. It's a great starter and you can always upgrade if you do feel that the vapor intake isn’t strong enough for your taste or if you want to be able take your vape game to a new level, say by doing some cloud chasing.

The Voltage Choice Is Yours

Your choice really depends on the amount of vapor you want to create and handle during your vape sessions! Want more, go for variable, want less, then stick with standard. Just be knowledgeable for whichever option you choose. Also, it’s a good idea to study up on Ohm’s Laws, as this will give you the tools you need to make a more informed decision.


E-Juice Effects When Vaping in Humid Conditions

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E-Juice Effects When Vaping in Humid Conditions

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.

 


Being a Courteous Vaper

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Being a Courteous Vaper

As with any activity, there is a matter of etiquette and rules when vaping. Becoming a courteous vaper is just a matter of common sense. Be aware of those around you and what the accepted level of use is in any specific area. Know that many individuals don’t know the facts about the practice and consider vaping to be the same as or like smoking. 

Following the proceeding suggestions will help keep the peace between you and your companions as well as other co-workers and strangers who are around you. 

Educate
Explain to those who are interested exactly how why vaping is the better alternative versus traditional smoking.

For instance, you can mention how cigarette smoke stays in the air for several minutes while vapor dissipates in seconds. Studies have shown that there are no negative health effects to the public from the vapor produced by an individual’s e-cigarette, vaporizer, vape pen, or MOD.

You can also mention that e-liquid only has 4 chemical ingredients (nicotine, flavoring propylene glycol, and vegetable glycerin) while cigarettes have 4,000 chemicals.

Many individuals have taken up vaping for their own personal reasons. They use it as a tool and an alternative to cigarettes, and to try to improve their general physical condition.

Be Aware
There are several areas that vaping should just not be done. These include schools, churches, movie theaters, most airports, and on airplanes. If you’re in an area and are unsure if it is okay to vape, make it a priority to ask someone who works there if it’s okay or not. Even if you might be vaping in an environment that allows it, others may be offended, so remain alert and aware of those who may feel this way.

Be Accommodating 
Make a point to always blow the vapor away from anyone around you, just as you would if you were really smoking. No matter where you are, if someone is offended by your actions, it is best to just move to another place or discontinue vaping at that place or spot. It just isn’t worth a confrontation, so it is best to remain calm and considerate. 

Vaping is a personal choice, but it may not always be a popular one. Until the public becomes increasingly knowledgeable about this unique alternative to smoking, it is important to eliminate negative opinions and judgments. Following the above brief suggestions will assist in just that. Take the high road and always be polite and accommodating to those around you.


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