If you’re on the journey to becoming an ex-smoker, then you may have considered switching to vaping. Or maybe you’ve outgrown your simple disposable bar and want a vape kit that packs more of a vapour cloud punch.
But with the world of vaping and E-Liquids ever-growing, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start.
To help you discover the right place to start with vaping, we have compiled a guide to the different types of vape devices available. Here, you’ll be able to find the vape that sounds perfect for you, making your transition from smoking to vaping as easy as possible.
We’re starting with vape pens, as they are a classic piece of kit, ideal for vapers who like more control over their nicotine intake and flavour choices.
Vape pens are mostly for Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) vapers, who want to draw on the vape pen and hold the vapour in their mouth for a moment before inhaling it into the lungs. This is a good replication of smoking, making the transition from smoking to vaping easier.
Good Transition from Smoking
Vape pens are also good for those transitioning from smoking due to the stronger throat hit these pens tend to offer from the E-Liquid. Smokers will be familiar with the sensation of a ‘throat hit’ from cigarettes, and many miss this when they try to quit. By replicating this familiar feeling with the vape pen, it makes the journey to stopping smoking a little bit easier.
Longer Lasting and Refillable
Vape pens have great battery power, meaning you can go longer between charges, which is convenient for many vapers. Their refillable design means there is less waste, and you can explore a much wider range of flavours from different E-Liquid brands.
Less Cloud Than Vape Mods
They are also often more discreet than vape mod devices, both in design and vapour production. This is because they usually use a lower ohm coil, which will create a smaller cloud of vapour, keeping your vaping more discreet.
Vape pens are not the device to choose if you are a cloudchaser who wants to produce huge vapour clouds with every exhale!
Pod devices offer a really simple and convenient method of vaping. Instead of needing to pour E-Liquid into a tank, pod devices use convenient pre-filled pods of E-Liquid that are easy to change.
Pod Vapes Offer Ease of Use
The main benefit of a pod device is how simple it is to use. A vape pen or mod uses a tank that you have to manually refill, and change wicks and coils, which can be a bit fiddly. With a pod device, there usually isn’t even a button you need to press!
Simply slot in the pre-filled pod with the flavour of your choice and inhale to draw on the vape.
Some pod devices, like nzo vape, allow you to switch pods before you have finished them, so you can try multiple flavours throughout the day without needing to finish the tank first. You can do this by replacing the pod you are using in a protective case and simply slotting in a new pod to enjoy.
High Nicotine Strength
Another benefit of the pod system is that it can offer a higher nicotine strength, as many pods use nicotine salts which are absorbed into the body more efficiently. This can make it a good option for heavy smokers looking to quit, as it allows you to get a high level of nicotine without needing to vape more frequently.
Pod Vapes Are More Discreet
Pod devices are also more compact than most vape devices, making for a really discreet vaping experience. They can usually be hidden in the palm of your hand. Their small size also makes them convenient for carrying around, as they do not take up so much room in pockets or bags.
Disposable vape kits or bars like the Elf Bar or Geek Bar have grown in popularity amongst vapers and those looking to quit smoking. A disposable is pre-filled with E-Liquid, usually nicotine salt, and is used until the vape juice runs out or the battery dies. As the name suggests, these devices need to be thrown away once finished, as they are disposable and cannot be refilled or recharged.
Simple to Use
A disposable vape is the easiest type of vape to use, as all you need to do is inhale. There is nothing to fill, charge, press, or change, meaning you can pick one up and instantly start vaping.
Ideal for Travel and Festivals
Travelling and going to festivals or on nights out can be tricky as a vaper, as you don’t really want to be carrying around lots of kit, bottles of E-Liquid, chargers and replacement tanks etc. A disposable kit eliminates the need for all of that; instead, you have a small, discreet vape that easily fits in your pocket.
Most disposables in the UK will offer around 600 puffs per bar, which should last you a few days, depending on how much you smoke. For example, a single Elf Bar 600 is equal to 48 cigarettes.
Cheap Disposable Vapes
Another benefit of disposables is that they’re comparatively quite cheap. It’s quite easy to find cheap disposable vapes for around £5, which, when you consider they offer the equivalent puffs of almost three packs of cigarettes, it’s a much more affordable option.
This is particularly useful for social smokers who only want to use nicotine on nights out and at festivals. A disposable vape can offer a much cheaper option that is safer than cigarettes, with so many flavours to choose from too!
Mod kits allow you to have more control over how you vape. They are recommended for more experienced vapers who have a good idea of what they want from their vape. They are particularly geared towards Direct-to-Lung (DTL) vapers.
Vape Mods Offer Customisability
Vape mod kits give you a level of customisability in terms of what your vape device can offer. They can be used to create bigger vape clouds if you’re after a more dramatic-looking vaping experience or can be used to boost the flavour you get from the vape.
They can be used to adjust things like the wattage and temperature, so it can get a bit technical, which is why these are recommended for those more experienced with vaping and hobbyist vapers.
Mod kits will typically make your vape device a bit bulkier, which can offer its own pros and cons. Some prefer the feel of a heavier, larger device in their hand; however, this can also make it less discreet and not as pocket-friendly.
We hope that this guide has helped you to choose your perfect vape device, but if you still need assistance, our team is more than happy to help you out! Many of us are ex-smokers, so are very understanding when it comes to the challenges of quitting smoking and transitioning to vaping.