Vaping had become the 20-something’s version of smoking cigarettes, without the tobacco. Sold under the premise that e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to actual cigarettes, this depends who you ask. With hundreds of potential flavors of vaping “juice,” the aerosol liquid that produces the vaporizing and smokeless effect in these new age cigarettes are tastier, while still giving those who are looking to replace cigarettes the behavioral movement of smoking. If you are curious about e-cigarettes, here is everything you ever wanted to know about vaping.
What is Vaping?
Vaping is the act of smoking, but with an electronic device. E-Vapes are made from metal, electronic components, and glass. Instead of lighting the cigarette with a lighter, you just turn it on with a button. They are refillable, using vape juice, instead of tobacco.
What is Vaping Juice Made From?
There are a lot of different ingredients in vape-juice, just like there are in cigarettes. Most contain four basic ingredients: flavoring, nicotine, propylene glycol (which produces the vapor), and vegetable glycerin (a food additive).
What Flavors Can You Get?
The options are endless. You can get anything from a traditional tobacco flavor to Strawberry Cheesecake flavor. There are flavors such as: coffees, chocolates, desserts, and tropical fruits, to name a few. Everyday new flavors hit the market amounting in hundreds, if not thousands, of varieties.
How Do You Smoke a Vape?
Basically, you use a Vape the same way you smoke a cigarette, but without lighting it. You add the flavor you want to the reservoir, turn it on, and vape away. You inhale and exhale from it just the way you would a cigarette. The option if you want to inhale the vapor into your lung, or just taste the flavor in your mouth, is a completely personal one.
Is it Safer to Vape with a Nicotine-free Vaping Juice?
The less chemicals that enter your body, the better. Therefore if you enjoy vaping, just for the flavor aspect, then a nicotine-free variety may be the best choice. If you are looking for a cigarette substitute, there are different nicotine levels you can purchase; this is especially useful if you are using a vape to quit smoking.
Are there Different Types of E-Cigarettes Available?
Yes, there are many varieties. As technology has changed, so has the shape and size.
- The original variety looks just like a cigarette.
- A Tube-Mod Tube is similar in shape to the original e-cig but has a large capacity battery.
- A Box-Mod looks more like a cigarette pack and has a removable battery.
- A Pod is smaller in size, like the original e-cig, but uses a USB port to recharge.
How Do I Choose a Vaping Device?
There are just as many types of Vapes on the market as there are cigarette brands. No one model is ideal for everyone and the opinions on which is better will vary greatly from user to user. After deciding how you want to use your vape, and how you want to charge it, ask a vaping retailer what choices are available to you. You can also start here and get lots of information about vaping.
How Dangerous is Vaping?
The jury is still out here. Anytime you inhale chemicals, there is a possible risk. Taking that into consideration, there is still a great deal of research needed to determine which is safer, cigarettes or Vapes.
What you vape and from what kind of device is completely user dependent. Since they typically look, feel, act, and can even taste like a real cigarette, e-cigs are often used as a cigarette replacement. It provides you with nicotine (if you choose), the behavioral act of smoking, and is powered by a rechargeable battery. E-cigarettes don’t burn any tobacco, or anything else, and work with liquid which creates the smoke like effect, or vapor. If you want to try something different, an e-cigarette may be the way to go as there are endless flavors to choose from.