Top 5 Vape Questions
We have a very interesting topic to go over, 5 most asked questions about vaping.
Before we begin I would like to clarify that these questions come directly from our customers that have been gathered throughout the months.
Is vaping safer to smoking standard cigarettes.
We get a lot of customers coming to our stores who are just curious if vaping is, in fact, harmful, now there are a lot of short-term studies that have been very successful in terms of health improvements & overall comparisons to cigarette smoking but long-term mmm not so much, As vaping is still pretty new to the market, only having been around for about a decade or so, since it hasn't been a part of the public as much as cigarette smoking, there's a lot of people that don't know about it and long-term studies is still well.. being examined.
I can safely say that vaping is at least 95% or more healthier than smoking regular cigarettes as short-term studies show us.
The only thing that vaping and cigarettes both really have in common is Nicotine.
Nicotine is the addictive chemical that gives the user the desire to want more. When people say they're addicted to smoking they're actually addicted to nicotine.
In some cases, people are just so accustomed to the tobacco smell it makes it even harder to make the change, but that varies between person to person.
Now the biggest difference between the two is what's inside.
Let's take Smoking for example.
The process of smoking includes the combustion of tobacco which contains thousands of chemicals, 20 or more have a strong connection to causing cancer.
Here is a small list of some chemicals you will find.
- Hydrogen Cyanide
- Carbon Monoxide
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Many of the chemicals have a strong connection to some leading health conditions, including; cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. You will not find these chemical elements during the process of creating a cigarette. The combustion of the tobacco leaf starts the process of chemical reactions which in turn creates a smoke that is full of previously mentioned chemicals.
Now let's take a look at vaping and it's chemicals.
- Propylene Glycol
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Sucralose which is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener.
- natural or artificial flavor concentrates with menthol or mint.
Now the general idea is to remove the combustion process to eliminate the chemical reactions.
Studies on the vapor produced from vaping suggest there is a significant difference between the number of carcinogens found in-compared to cigarette smoke.
Any other chemicals found are mostly related to the process of flavoring. Many of which are found to be food grade and typically safe to consume.
So now the real question: Is vaping safer to smoking standard cigarettes and the answer is YES, but please keep in mind that long-term studies are far from over and you should not throw out possibilities.
Moving on to Questions 2
Can I use these batteries?
Here is a topic that most people might relate to & find very informative.
We get many customers asking if it's okay to use a certain type of batteries or just their existing batteries they are already using.
Now before I get into this please, if you are unsure about anything related to batteries whether it's how they are performing, what kind should you use or just the general condition of your batteries feel free to ask your nearest vape shop for advice.
The more you know the better you can prepare and educate yourself.
I would like to take the time and go over some battery conditions that we have come across.
You need to inspect your battery wrap, if it is torn then all this takes is for you to chuck it in your bag or pocket with your coins or keys and you have yourself a ticking time-bomb. Now this isn't the end of the world, you can just replace the battery wrap and you are good to go but it's very important to spot these before you go to re-charge them.
Always make sure you take the time to inspect your batteries as often as possible, we have seen videos of these venting and exploding, you really don't want to be anywhere near when one of these goes off, it's not pretty.
I can't stress enough how important battery safety and ohms law is, having some knowledge will be your key to a better and safer vaping experience.
Now for which type of battery you should be using comes down to what type of resistance your coils are.
There are great online calculators you can use to easily calculate what amperage batteries you require.
let's say for example you want to run your device at 0.15ohms at 60w, the current needed or the amps needed to sustain this is 20amps now remember this is continuous current not pulsing. to find the correct batteries is as easy as googling or if you have your local vape shop, eBay, Amazon basically anywhere that sells 18650 batteries will have this information just make sure you are buying well-known branded batteries such as LG, Samsung or Sony.
Moving on to question 3.
Is vaping more addictive than cigarettes?
I surely hope so and for a good reason, imagine drinking your favorite drink, you and I both know that too much sugar is bad for you so what do you do? you go for an alternative and go sugar-free but everyone knows it doesn't taste the same or it doesn't fulfill you in some way.
Same for fast foods, you go get a takeaway from your local fast food store but having it too frequently will have consequences, so you switch to vegetables but we all know it doesn't taste anywhere near as good, sure it's healthy but it's hard for everyone to commit to a healthy lifestyle for a long time just to be well... healthier, and for something that doesn't taste good you will almost 100% of the time throw it away.
Now vaping, on the other hand, is the perfect healthier alternative that gives both an amazing taste and still brings you that fulfillment that you crave from cigarettes.
So yeah vaping can surely be classified as more addictive than cigarettes but for all the right reasons.
Some may argue the case that it's a gateway for youths to get into vaping, but how can it... this product is regulated like any other, and not allowed to be purchased by anyone under the age of 18.
these products are sold online that have an age verification systems implemented for protection for such cases as this.
now in my opinion, if someone wants something they will try any means necessary to get what they want.
I hope this doesn't start a debate or anger anyone so please take what we say with a pinch of salt.
Moving on to question 4
How often should I change my coil?
Now this varies between person to person, It will all depend on what kind of setup you are using, what liquid and how often do you vape.
Most vapers will change their coils anywhere between 1 to 4 weeks of usage. An average estimate would be around 2 weeks.
The fastest way to know when to change your coil is when you experience lack of flavor, constant dry hits or the most common one, burnt taste.
The root cause for burnt taste is excessive or as most people call it chain-vaping meaning you vape a lot more than you should and not giving the cotton enough time to absorb the liquid which will ultimately result in dry hits and eventually burn the cotton.
A lot of e-liquids will also contain a large amount of artificial sweetener which will overtime caramelize and leave a burnt residue on top of your coils, this will result in its lack of flavor due to insufficient heating.
With RDA's or RTA's the coils can easily be changed provided you know your ohms law and battery safety as this will directly affect how your atomizer will perform due to the coils resistance.
With Clearomizers and tanks the pre-built coil head is all ready to go, just take the old one out and pop the new one in you can find replacements on common coil heads anywhere online & most local vape shops, you should be able to find out what coil you need just by looking at the existing coil you have, it should clearly state the type of coil you have so you can simply type in the name and instantly find the right coil for your atomizer.
Just like any atomizer you will need to prime your cotton first before firing for the very first time so you don't instantly burn the cotton and re-starting the process because remember if you burn your coil you will once again have a burnt taste, there will be a significant decrease in flavor and you will most of the time get a dry hit, So remember to always prime your cotton before firing for the very first time.
And lastly Question number 5
Why is my tank leaking?
Now, this is a big question for the majority of vapers out there.
I'm 100% sure that everyone at some point has experienced this and some even to this day are still struggling with leaking atomizers.
Now this problem can be caused by a lot of things some are worse than others but ultimately can all be prevented if done correctly.
I will go through some basic common reason why your tank may be leaking.
First up is Cotton.
In some scenarios, if you are leaving your vape device to the side for long periods of time you maybe find that your cotton is over absorbing and causing it to run through the coil into the bottom of the deck of your atomizer and running out through the air vents.
This is a very common problem so if you think you fall in this category try to close off your adjustable airflow while you let it sit overnight so you are locking the compression, this should stop your cotton from over-absorbing,
Another common problem is the type of juice you use, remember if you use a thin type of e-liquid such as higher PG over VG ratio your cotton will absorb it much faster compared to thicker juices, thicker juices is designed for bigger atomizers such as sub-ohm vapers while thinner juices is recommended to be used by starter devices such as aspire breeze, or Aspire gusto mini or Zeltu X you get the idea, smaller atomizers usually means use thinner juices while bigger atomizers you will need to make sure you use thicker juices.
Some leaking issues can revolve around rubber O-rings, sometimes when you take apart your atomizers you may find that you have accidentally cut into your rubber O-Rings, this could also cause leaks as rubber O-Rings are there to prevent liquids from escaping your atomizer, but don't worry if you think you have damaged it check your box you usually get replacements when you purchase a new atomizer and replacing them is very simple and straight forward.
and the most common problem would be your atomizer assembly, Make sure that when you change your coils that you screw back in all the components correctly and firmly especially the coil head, I can't stress enough how many times we have witnessed leaking tanks from customers claiming them to be faulty when all was needed is to screw it a little tighter to form a good seal.
We don't judge, everyone learns something new every day and so do we.
I Hope this was informative and helped you out in any way.
Comment if you have any questions or concerns we are always here to help.
And as always hope you guys have an awesome day.