You probably know someone who vapes, if you don’t already yourself. There are now an estimated 20 million vapers across the world, according to the CDC 9 million of those are in the United States. Vaping is booming, every day more and more people are swapping their pack of cigarettes for a vaporizer – the Winston-Salem Journal estimated vaporizer sales would reach $2.5 billion in 2016. Is it any wonder that as vaporising becoming ubiquitous, more and more people will struggle to learn the ins and outs of vaping when they finally take the plunge?
Have you gotten lost in the terms? Words like ohms and cartomizer and RDA, wicks and coils and MTL. Perhaps you’ve had a look at the online stores and suffer paralysis pof analysis as you are assaulted by images of a thousands different vapes, mods, tanks and ejuices in a dizzying array of shapes colours and functions. The industry is racing ahead, and leaving in its wake a confusing mix of phrases, ideas and terminology. Luckily, we here at Spinfuel are constantly scouring the internet for the juiciest guide, gossip and gear. Today we’re delighted to present VapeBuzz’s Mega Guide to Vaping. This clear and candid guide will illuminate even the darkest recesses of the vaping world, introduce you to the terminology, give you a lay of the land and then suggest four vaporizers which are fantastic choices for beginners.
The guide is written in simple language and explains, for example, what the difference between an e-cigarette and a vaporizer is, what the difference between MTL and DTL is, what you’ll need to get started and even common pitfalls to avoid for beginners. Whether you’re a brand new beginner or you already have a basic vaporizer but are unsure of what your next step is, this guide will bring you up to speed with the industry.
There’s also a comprehensive Vaping FAQ which answers common questions like “What are the best starter kits for vaping?” and “What strength e-liquid is right for me?”. If the guide doesn’t answer your questions then the staff at VapeBuzz are even there to help you via phone or email – sometimes it’s easier to ask your questions directly.
As for the vaporizer, e-cigarette or starter kit, the four recommendations are reliable, functional and most importantly affordable. In particular the Aspire PockeX and Smok V8 Kit are excellent starter and even intermediate devices, to find out why – you’ll have to check out VapeBuzz’s guide to vaping.
 – Vaping.com – “How People Vape Around The World?”
 – CDC – NCHS Data Brief “Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014”
 – Winston-Salem Journa – “Senator asks for clarity on consequences of new e-cig rules.”
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Below is an excerpt from the VapeBuzz Ultimate Guide to Vaping.
Chapter 1: What is an E-cigarette or vaping mod?
In simple terms, an e-cigarette, mod, or vaporizer is a device that uses battery power to heat a metal coil with a wick of cotton or silica running through its center. The wick soaks up the ejuice (which we’ll come to in a moment) and draws it to the coil. The coil’s temperature causes the juice to vaporize, which just means that the juice becomes like a gas – diffused and suspended in the air. This creates the vapor clouds you inhale.
The ejuice or eliquid is a mixture of a few different substances – mostly a blend of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food flavourings. All of these ingredients are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. Nicotine is the final ingredient, and the one that gives e-cigarettes their ability to help smokers reduce and eventually cease consumption of tobacco.
Please note, while we found the information contained in VapeBuzz’s ultimate guide to vaping to be extremely helpful for new vapers, we do not assume to know which device, mod or tank, new and advanced “should” begin with. Choosing the right gear is an individual choice based on factors we could not know. The rest of the guide is exceptional. We thank VapeBuzz for bringing it to our attention so that we could share it with you, our readers.