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What Are the Different Types of Vapes?

For adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products, vaping is a smoke-free alternative.
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For adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products, vaping is a smoke-free alternative. Vaping is a different experience from smoking cigarettes.

Cigarettes produce smoke because they burn tobacco, but with vapes, the vapour is produced because the e-liquid evaporates when it is heated.

Vape Pens

Today, vape pens are one of the popular vaping options out there. As the name implies, vape pens are pen-shaped and small, making them easy to carry. Vape pens are typically refillable systems with tanks.

They have a built-in battery and are usually activated with a button on the device, which heats the coil element, vaporizing the e-liquid. Does e-cigarette liquid ever expire? As mentioned, vapes work with e-liquids.

There are e-liquids with nicotine and without nicotine, and different flavours to choose.

E-liquids have a limited shelf-life, but it varies as it depends on how they are stored and on the e-liquid composition.

Pod Vape Kits

Pod vapes are the newest generation of vaping products. The e-liquids (and sometimes, even the mouthpiece) are contained in the pod, which can be replaced with a new one.

Box Mod Vape Kits

Box mods are vaping devices with advanced customization options and are recommended for those who have some experience with vaping.

Most box mod vape kits will come with a variable wattage, battery-powered device and a tank. Unlike vape pens or pod vapes which prioritize ease-of-use and portability, box mods are larger in size and prioritize power and customization, giving vapers more experience.

The powerful batteries on box mods can accommodate larger tanks and a variety of coils, which is why box mods are known to produce thick clouds of vapour.

However, using box mods isn’t necessarily an intuitive experience, which is why they may be preferred by more advanced adult users.

Sub Ohm Vape Kits

If you’ve ever seen people blowing out huge, thick clouds of vapour with a vaping device, it is likely sub ohm vaping.

With a box mod vape, more advanced users can attach a sub ohm atomizer that can allow them to vape with a low resistance level – less than 1 ohm.

Ohms are a unit of measurement that determines how much resistance is applied to the electrical signal traveling from the battery to the atomizer.

Cigalikes Vape Kits

Cigalikes are a type of vape that look a lot like cigarettes in size, shape, and often have a light at the end that resembles the lit end of a cigarette – but the resemblance stops there.

Cigalikes are rechargeable, smoke-free vaping devices, and have been around since the emergence of e-cigarettes and vapes on the market.

E-liquid goes into a pre-filled chamber which screws directly into the battery, and starter kits often come with the device and refills.

What is included in a vape kit?

Vape kits usually contain everything that is needed for adult smokers who are beginning their journey of switching to vaping – such as the device, mouthpiece, batteries, or chargers, and even an assortment of accompanying e-liquids in various nicotine levels.

Are e-cigarettes and vape kits the same?

E-cigarettes and vapes both refer to the same category of smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products.

Therefore, yes, e-cigarettes and vape kits are the same. It just comes down to how you personally want to refer to them! What is the best vape kit to buy? How do I choose the best e-cigarette? The right vape kit for you depends on your preference.

If you are an adult smoker who is interested in learning more about smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes, you can read about the differences between heated tobacco and e-cigarettes. 

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.

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Frequently asked questions about e-cigarettes and vaping

E-cigarettes are divided into closed and open systems. A closed e-cigarette uses ready-made e-liquid capsules that are inserted into the e-cigarette, which is then ready to use. In the open system the e-liquid is bought in separate bottles. Users have to then mix liquids and fill the e-cigarettes by themselves.

E-cigarettes are also known as e-savuke, höyrystin and höyryke in Finnish. Vaping is translated in höyryttely, vapettaminen, vapottaminen and vapottelu.

E-cigarettes use e-liquid that usually consists of nicotine, flavorings, propylene glycol and glycerin. In Finland only tobacco flavored or flavorless e-liquids are allowed. There are also liquids without nicotine available for e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are smoke-free products. They heat the e-liquid that turns into vapor. There is no combustion or smoke in e-cigarettes, therefore, they do not produce tar or carbon monoxide. In cigarettes, there is combustion while tobacco is burnt and the temperature reaches more than 800°C. In the combustion more than 6000 different chemical substances are formed, of which around 100 are known to be harmful to people.

Parts of an e-cigarette include a pod for e-liquid, atomizer, battery, led-light and a button. The e-cigarette is activated when a person draws a puff.

Dry puff or dry hit is the result of a low level of e-liquid and the vapor weakening. It has a burnt taste, and it also increases the number of harmful constituents. E-cigarettes with advanced technology will detect low liquid level and prevent overheating.

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