10.8 million people in America use vapes or e-cigarettes. 

And e-cigarettes are 95% less dangerous than smoking regular cigarettes. If you’ve promised to look after yourself more this year, then a vape might be for you! 

But you don’t want to pour money down the drain trying different vapes to see what works for you. The vape market keeps growing. So it’ll take you a long time to try everything out there. 

Instead, check out this handy guide to buying a vape! 

How Does Vaping Work? 

Different models of vape work in different ways but they all follow the same principle. And once you’ve understood how a vape works, you can make an informed decision on what vape you should buy. 

All vapes contain the same three elements: the atomizer, the e-juice, and the battery. 

The all contain a substance called e-juice. The main ingredients of e-juice are vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavorings, and nicotine. There are loads of different flavors out there! 

A replaceable chamber holds the e-juice. You can either trigger the atomizer by inhaler or by pressing a button. Which you do depends on the style of vape you have.

When you trigger it the atomizer heats a small amount of this liquid. This vaporizes it for you to inhale, and enjoy! 

How Many Types of Vape Are There? 

Vapes have been going since the 1960s. But for this vape buying guide, we’ll just look at the different models that are still in circulation. 

These are: 

  • Cig-A-Likes
  • Vape Pens
  • Mods
  • Pod Mods

How to choose a vape depends a lot on your preference. And knowing more about these different types will help you pick the right vape for you. 

What Are Cig-A-Likes? 

These are the traditional e-cigarettes.

They are specially designed for people missing smoking! They look and feel as much like a cigarette a possible. Some even feature the distinct filter pattern. 

This is often a starting point for vapers.

They are cheaper than some of the more modern vapes. But unless you get a rechargeable cig-a-like, you’ll need to replace it regularly. 

Thinking of Buying A Vape Pen? 

A vape pen is a slightly slicker design than the cig-a-like. 

As their name suggests, vape pens are about the size of a pen. This means they fit brilliantly in your pocket or bag. 

They are rechargeable and feature a chamber slot for your e-juice chamber. You can easily swap the chamber when your liquid runs low or you want to change the flavor. 

These e-liquid chambers come in glass or plastic. Glass chambers are preferable as they won’t get eroded by the acid in the e-juice.

What to Know About Vaping With Mods

Vape Mods are the new kids on the block! Designers created them to see how far they could push the traditional vape design.

They work in a similar way to vape pens and also feature an e-liquid chamber. But they are much bulkier in design. This is because they have a larger battery.

And a larger battery means more power, which means more vapor. This is why Mods produce arguably the best vape smoke.

This is great for experienced vapers. If you’re vaping for the first time though you might want to use a different device.

How Do Pod Mods Work? 

Pod Mods are breaking the mold when it comes to vaping. 

They don’t use bulky atomizers. Instead, a simple e-liquid pod clicks into space on a small battery and you vape directly from this. 

They can be either disposable or rechargeable. Unlike traditional Mods, they’re the most compact vape around. And they don’t give off a large amount of vapor. 

But if you’re looking to experiment with flavor you might think twice about using a Pod Mod. Because they’re newer to the market, the flavors available are fairly limited.

The Bottom Line

To know how to buy a vape you need to be clear on what you’re looking for. Now you know more about what’s out there you’re ready for buying a vape for the first time! 

And to keep up to date on the latest technology trends or for healthy living tips, check out our blogs! 

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