Vaping – A Couple of Facts About E-cigs
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Depositphotos_19969187_m-2015In general there are two basic devices used for vaping. They are the e-cig and the mod. The e-cig, also known as an e-cigarette, is the more well-known of the two. This is due to the fact that it looks like a traditional tobacco cigarette. The mod vaporizer isn’t cigarette-like. It comes in various shapes, styles and sizes.


Both types of vape devices tend to be referred to as e-cigarettes. Their technology is the same. Both types of devices have three main parts which consist of the battery, the atomizer, and the e-liquid. The battery is the power source. It activates the atomizer which heats the coil in the device. This heats up the e-liquid housed in the vaporizer which creates the vapor.


Much like a traditional cigarette both devices are used the same way. The vape smoker inhales through a mouthpiece. This triggers a sensor that switches on the power. The power warms the coil. The coil heats up the e-liquid. The hot e-liquid creates a vapor that the smoker inhales and also creates a vapor cloud. This vapor is much like the smoke in a traditional cigarette, but tobacco-free. Some e-cigs have a light at the end that lights up on an inhale to make it look like the lit end of a traditional cigarette.


E-cigs are often the first type of vape devices a new user may try. Often this is because it has a similar look and feel to a traditional tobacco cigarette. Also much like a traditional cigarette, the e-cig is a smaller sized vape device. Due to its smaller size the e-cig contains a prefilled e-liquid cartridge. They tend to be a one-use product.


A mod device is also known as an advanced personal vaporizer (AVP), vape pen, or vape mod. The Electronic Cigarette Buyers Guide states mod devices tend to have two basic main shapes. These are the tube mod and the box mod. The tube mods tends to have a more cylindrical body shape. While the Box mods has a more square or rectangular body shape. Both mod styles have a variety of products with variations on their body shapes. The mod device gives the user more control over his device. One of the benefits is he is able to regulate the power level to fit his needs. Mod products are reusable and refillable. For those smokers wanting that vape cloud, the mod has the ability to create large clouds of vapor.


For initial investments e-cigarettes tend to be less expensive. With it being a reusable and refillable device the mod, in the long run, can be less expensive. The mod being refillable gives vape smokers a much wider variety of e-juice flavors and nicotine levels to choose from.


There are so many varieties of vape products available deciding on the best product can be difficult. Come visit us in our Allentown e-cigarette store. Our knowledgeable staff are there to help you find the products that will fit all your personal vaping needs.



  1. Electronic Cigarette Buyers Guide. Advanced Personal Vaporizers.

23 May 2016