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If you’re new to the vaping world, it can be difficult to know how to start. There are many different types of vapes and it can be difficult to know which one suits your needs the best. You may also have difficulty knowing what all is involved when you buy a vape so in this post I’ll go over the main types of vapes and what they involve.



Electronic cigarettes work by inhaling nicotine which is then converted into a vapor rather than smoke, meaning that there are no harmful chemicals like tar and carbon monoxide released into your lungs. This also means that they usually don’t produce any odors that could offend other people (like conventional cigarettes).

E-cigarettes are generally not regulated in the same way as traditional cigarettes and so it can be hard to know what you are actually buying. Many specialist shops will only sell products which are FDA compliant but for those of us trying to quit smoking (whether or not we have a dependence on nicotine) this isn’t necessarily helpful. I should note that there is a movement to regulate e-liquid and concentrates which could mean the sale of these products are even more regulated than they already are in some places at the moment.


Hi-Tech Vapes

Hi-tech vapes take advantage of modern technology to provide a vaping experience like no other. The liquid in these devices is usually made using a combination of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) and often nicotine.

Vape Pens and Tanks

vape pen portable vaporizer

vape pen portable vaporizer

Pens vapes resemble a classic cigarette but have the battery, cart, tank and atomizer all contained within one piece similar to a pen. In order for this to work the battery needs to be charged which may mean that you will need to carry around an extra charger. However, this type of vape usually comes with regular disposable cartridges so you don’t need to buy new ones as often.

Cigarlike are another option that combines the battery, atomizer and cart into one piece which is replaceable much like a cigarette. However, as far as I’m aware it isn’t possible to use liquids other than those that come with the cartridges.



Pods are a newer type of vape which work by placing the liquid in small pods and then inserting them into the device. This means you can’t use your own liquids so there are fewer options in terms of flavors and mixings but this also means you won’t need to buy tanks or replaceable parts so it can save you money.


Mods and Tanks

Mods are for vapers who want to get serious about their vaping experience. They allow you to have complete control over your vaping device. The most common type of mods are mechanical mods where the battery is contained in the mod itself. Tanks are similar to a pen, but these contain a separate atomizer for the liquid called a cartomizer and the e-liquid flows from this into the atomizer creating vapor.

Many mods come with their own tank or cartomizers but tanks and carts are usually sold separately. Hence there can be two types of tanks and cartos which may need to be replaced separately. These batteries however can be charged internally like pens, so you likely won’t need any added wires to charge them, which eliminates another cable from your daily routine.



Some vapers prefer the feel of a cigar when they vape which is why cigar shaped vapes exist. This type of vape is usually filled with e-liquid and a replaceable coil or atomizer. Some cigars may also have buttons which means you can vape without having to inhale like normal cigarettes.


The Best Vape for You?

portable vaporizer Airvape X

portable vaporizer Airvape X

E-cigarettes are the most widely used type of vaporizers available and are a good choice of beginners as they offer a similar experience to smoking while being much safer. They also tend to be cheaper than other types of vaporizers since they don’t require replacement parts as often.

Hi-tech vapes are more for the experienced vaper and are costlier since they are usually more complicated to use. They can also be a bit unpredictable if you’re not familiar with this type of vape so could take some time for you to adjust.

Learn About Vaping

Of course, the best way to choose a vape is to find one that works most effectively with your needs. In order to do that, you need to learn about vaping first. While many people know what vaping is, few understand exactly how it works or know how to find the right e-liquid for the right vaporizer.

The information in this article is designed to be helpful for both beginners and experienced vapers alike. It will give you the knowledge you need to find the best e-cigarette vaporizer for your situation so that after you’ve learned more about vaping, you can choose the right one for YOUR needs.


Types of Vapes

types of dry herb vaporizers

types of dry herb vaporizers

There are many different types of vaporizers on the market ranging from cheap pens to expensive mods. And while there are a lot of different vape models, they all have some similarities in order to work properly. We’re going to take a look at these similarities and explain how they work before moving on to other types of vaporizers which could also be useful.


Nicotine Content

The first thing that you need to know about vaporizers is that they aren’t always designed for tobacco. Some of them can be used for other types of products and many are even designed to be used with e-liquids. Since the vaporizer industry is still so new, much of the information online is geared towards tobacco only users. If you’re not interested in using a vape for tobacco, you’ll need to do some additional research until you find a model that suits your needs.


Atomizers And Coils

The atomizer is what creates the vapor when you hit it on a vape pen or cigar. The coil inside the atomizer is usually made of a metal called Kanthal which has a heating element attached that heats up when electricity passes through it. The temperature is controlled by a cable which connects the battery to the atomizer and when you take a drag, it heats up and transforms your e-liquid into vapor.


How E-Liquid Is Used

E-liquid, also known as e-juice or juice, contains flavorings and other additives to create different vaping experiences. The main ingredient in e-liquid is propylene glycol which helps carry the flavourings from the tank into the coils for vapor production. Other ingredients include vegetable glycerin, nicotine and flavorings for your vaporizer pen or cigar.