An Introductory Guide to “Vaping”, the Benefits of “Vaping”, & the Terminology of “Vaping”
Why should I vape?
Are you a smoker and have ever wondered what it would be like to smell, taste, and breathe again? If so,you should consider vaping. What may seem like a costly first investment, the vape, also know as an e-cig, will pay for itself in a matter of weeks. If you break it down, a smoker who smokes a pack per day and pays $5.00 per pack will spend $70.00 in two weeks. For around $75 you can purchase a starter vape and a bottle of one of our e-juices that will also last two weeks. After those first two weeks, a smoker is still paying $70.00 for every two weeks, while your cost has dropped to only the price of your next bottle of e-juice and a new atomizer coil. Vaping is also much better for you health than smoking cigarettes. Each puff of cigarette smoke contains 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins; one puff off of a vape contains at the most four compounds: VG(Vegetable Glycerine), PG(Propylene Glycol), flavoring, and nicotine. A cigarette produces tar when smoked. If you have ever smoked inside a house or car, you have probably noticed a yellowing film. That yellowing film is actually the tar that the cigarette produces. Vapes don’t produce this tar, therefore you can smoke inside without leaving a smell or yellowing film.
Here are two graphs. One is comparing the cost of vaping per year vs the cost of smoking per year. The other is comparing the success rate of vaping and other popular ways of quitting smoking.
What exactly is a vape?
A vape or e-cig, is a device that vaporize a solution, or e-juice, by heating it that contains a small percentage of pure nicotine, VG and/or PG, and comes in a variety of different flavors. These flavors are usually concentrated flavors and are around 5%-20% of the liquids total volume. Vapes typical consist of three elements: the battery/mod, a reservoir for the e-juice, and the atomizer. The battery is what holds all the power of the vape; it is like the power company of you vape. The tank, or reservoir for the e-juice, is what holds the e-juice in the vape. The most important part of a vape is the atomizer. Your atomizer is what heats up the e-juice and turns it into vapor.
Vape batteries can be purchased with all different shapes, sizes, colors, and features. A battery itself is rated by it’s respective storage capacity; 601mAh, 1200mAh, 2800mAh, and even higher. So what exactly is mAh? It is an abbreviation for milli-Amp-hours. The more storage capacity, or mAh, a battery has, the longer it will last between charges. Most of the basic batteries can be charged directly from the device with an E-Go USB Charging Adapter and no need to remove your batteries. While on the other hand, some of the more advanced batteries, which are also referred to as mods, have USB charging capablities; most of them require removable batteries and a separate charger . Here at Eufaula Vapor, your local vape shop, we carry everything from the most basic to the most advanced. Our Starter Vapes lineup are some of the most cheap, powerful, and basic vapes you can get. The Variable Wattage Mods step the game up from there with many more features, like being able to run more power to you atomizer and much more control over you vaping device. Most people prefer these mods for recreational and often vaping, because of their reliability, control, and higher power. Our Mechanical Mods, or Mech Mods, are for the enthusiast or hobbyist who really want complete control over their devices and coils. CAUTION: These type of devices can push extremely high power to your atomizer. If you don’t have the correct knowledge on these Mech Mods, you could be putting yourself in danger of shock or burn. Come by and see us and we will be glad to help you pick one out and give you all the knowledge you will need.
We sell two different types of vapes that we would consider “starter vapes”: Standard Battery Vapes, and Variable Voltage Mods.
- Standard Battery Vapes are fixed voltage batteries. This means you do not have any control over the battery giving energy to you atomizer, therefore as the battery on your vape drains, the voltage may decrease. These type of vapes charge with a E-Go USB charger. They are the most popular of peoples first vape purchases for a very good reason! They are cheap and will produce a decent amount of vapor.
- Variable Voltage Mods allow you to adjust the voltage output you battery is giving. Unlike the standard battery vapes, as your battery drains, you can turn up the voltage to still get the same amount of power to your atomizer, therefore making a decent vape through out the batteries life.
Variable Wattage Mods
Variable Wattage Mods are the most advanced vapes. Most of these have wattage ranges from 5w-100w+! They allow you to use both, a tank, or a RDA(we will go over this later). Variable Wattage Mods are a lot like Variable Voltage Mods, but what makes them unique is that while the battery drains, it will automatically turn up the voltage so that you get the same vape on a fresh battery or one that you’ve been using for hours. The also have a LCD display that will tell you when you need a new atomizer, what voltage you’re vaping at, and the omhs of your atomizer.
Mechanical Mods pull unregulated power straight from the battery to heat up the atomizer. They are only capable of using anything with a 510 connector like a Sub-ohm Tanks or RDAs, or Rebuild-able Dripping Atomizers. Vaping hobbyist are the type of people who generally use this type of mod. All of these Mods have to have replaceable batteries that charge separately.
Atomizers are the most important piece of hardware for a vape, because the atomizer is what heats the E-juice to turn it into vapor. They are basically just a few coils of kanthal, and a wicking material to wick the E-juice to the coils. The lower the ohm of your atomizer, the hotter it will heat, therefore producing more vapor and using more E-juice. There are typically two types of atomizers: replaceable atomizer heads for use with tanks, and rebuild-able atomizers. You atomizer needs to be replaced every 1-3 weeks depending on low your ohm is and how often you vape. You can tell it’s time to replace an atomizer when you get a burnt taste when vaping, or you simply can’t pull vapor any more.
We carry atomizer heads for all types of different tanks. We have them available in 1.5ohm, 1.8ohm, 2.2ohm, and 2.5ohm. Come by and we will definitely have the replaceable atomizer for your tank!
RDAs, or Rebuild-able Dripping Atomizers, are capable of producing the biggest vape clouds. These type of atomizers don’t have a resvior for E-juice and you have to keep dripping e-juice onto your wicking material.They require knowledge of how to safely build your own coils out of kanthal, how to wick those coil, and how to get the right amount of airflow to your coils. RDAs are powerful, but should only be used by hobbyist and enthusiast. To be apart of our vapor competitions, this is the kind of atomizer you will have to use. We can teach you all the safety you need to know and even help you build your first coil. We have RDAs, kanthal, and wicking materials all for sale here at the shop.
Tanks are perfect for all day, tote-in-your-pocket, vaping. They have atomizers that constantly wick E-juice from your tank to produce vapor. This is what you want to use if you plan on being a recreational vaper. They allow you to vape for a very long time with no need of carry around an extra bottle of E-juice. Tanks are also know to be very flavour cloud producing devices. If you want to really taste that new E-juice you bought, a tank would be the best way to do that. There are generally three types of tanks:
Cartomizers, Clearomizers, and Sub Ohm Tanks. We only carry the latter two.
Cartomizers Cartomizers are pre-filled tanks with an atomizer already installed into them. You must buy a new cartomizer and throw away your old one every week or so, because the atomizer can not be changed in these tanks and they also can not be re-filled with e-juice. These are the horrible quality ones that you find at gas stations; we do NOT carry these.
Clearmoizers are the most popular of all tanks. Exampled of these kinds of tanks are the ProTank and the Unitank. The atomizer heads on this tank are replaceable. Every 2 weeks or so, you should replace your atomizer in these tanks.
Sub ohm Tanks
This is the tank you want to get if you want the biggest cloud production from a tank. You should only pair this type of tank with a high powered device, like a Mech Mod or a Variable Wattage Mod. You can either re-build an atomizer for this tank or purchase atomizer heads for it from us.