Introduction to Vaping

An Introduction To Vaping - How devices work

an introduction to vaping

Vaping is the act of inhaling an electronic cigarette and those that vape are known as vapers. It is classified as Tobacco Harm Reduction and therefore intended for adult smokers only.

It mimics the act of smoking and offers a safer means of enjoying flavours; with or without nicotine. There's no smoke and virtually no lingering odour. Second hand Vapour has proven to be harmless too.

It is a fact of science that vaping is at least 95 % safer than smoking. In regards to vaping nicotine, reputable members of science and medicine equate the level of harm to that of drinking coffee.

How does an e Cig work?

Vaping is possible due to three major hardware items. A Battery or Power supply unit, an Atomiser or Coil and a Tank. Irrespective of the size, shape or style, they all operate in the same manner, sharing the same principals.

Mod Battery
changing coils
Coil - Replaceable
Clearomiser Tank

When the battery or Mod is activated, it starts heating the Atomiser or Coil, thus causing the e liquid to heat and create the vapour. A wick is also necessary and is generally made from organic cotton. These Coils are essentially small heating elements housed in some form of a delivery system. The most common form are Tanks, such as a Clearomiser or Sub oHm Tank.

Coils are replaceable and tend to last about a week or two however, there are factors that will determine the overall life span such as type, e liquid & viscosity, wattage used and frequency of vape.  

Obviously, e liquid is needed to produce the flavour and the vapour. e liquid is also referred to as juice or e juice, and is available with or without nicotine.

Today, there are two main types of e Cigs

All In One (AIO) Starter e Cig
Mods

Both AIO's and Mods provide refillable or replaceable tanks, and as such we can control the contents of our e liquid, reducing or eliminating cancer-causing carcinogens found in tobacco cigarettes. Be aware that pharmaceutical grade nicotine is not carcinogenic, besides, most of the harm stems from combustion, which is not present with vaping.

The majority of today's e Cigs offer longer life batteries, an array of safety features, and the ability to adjust and fine tune voltage and wattage. This does not apply to most AIO styles as the power output is governed solely by the Coil, or Atomiser. All starter e Cig tanks utilise easy screw in replaceable Coils. 

Many of today's beginner devices, such as the AIO's, have only a single fire button yet, are sufficiently powerful to assist with transitioning from smoking. 

Video from Jordan, at the New Amsterdam Vape You Tube Channel

As complex or confusing as this may sound, when I speak or meet with smokers, it generally takes just a few minutes to comprehend the necessary basics. 

A quality All In One Starter e Cig kit, including extra Coils and e liquid, can be purchased for around the $80 mark; perhaps a little less. A decent Mod kit generally costs a tad more, but still under the $100 mark.

I hope that all smokers discover the health and financial benefits of switching to vaping.  

From The Table, Charles
October 2016

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