How To Choose The Right Type Of E-Cig
Its difficult to pick the right e-cig with so many types and brands on the market. It seems that all we see in the media these days are negative stories related to vaping. With the FDA
categorizing e-cigs in 2016 as tobacco products. They restricted advertising, stopping vaping companies from voicing their message. Both Facebook
followed suit by banning E-Cig adverts.
We're in agreement that adverts should not target children. Cambridge University reported
adverts for candy-flavored e-cigs could encourage children into vaping. That's the last thing we want. But with these one-sided stories, it's hard to find advice about vaping and which to try!
We strongly advise only to use e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking, if you do not smoke DO NOT BUY AN E-CIG! The vast majority contain nicotine and nicotine is a highly addictive drug.
So, if you are a smoker or ex-smoker, how do you know which type of e-cig to choose from, and which is the best e-cig starter kit? You don’t want to waste your money on an expensive vape only to realize that it’s for a more experienced vaper. The best advice that we can give, start simple. Either a cheap Cigalike e-cig, or a more expensive pod type vape or vape pen. The box mod type vapes and the Squonk mods are for the more experienced vapers who want more of a vape hit. Take a look at our quick explanation of each type:
The oldest type of e-cig that many old-school vapers started with. Best for people who smoke but want an easy to use e-cig to help cut down with.
The Pod E-Cig
Also known as pod vapes or just pods, they are sealed easy to use e-cigs with more power and flavor than Cigalikes. Again popular with new vapers and ex-smokers.
Slightly larger than pods, but you get more power and a stronger vape. *Suits both mouth to lung and direct lung inhale vapers giving a heavier hit. Suits both new and experienced vapers.
Called so because of their box shapes, but some call them vape mods. A lot more powerful that vape pens and often with extra features such as wattage and temperature control. More for an intermediate/experienced vaper.
* There are two types of vaping, mouth to lung (using an atomizer above 1-ohm). This is where you suck the vaper in your mouth then into your lungs. The second is direct lung inhales (with atomizers below 1-ohm, known as sub-ohm vaping). This is where you take the vape directly to your lungs. All Cigalikes and pods mainly support mouth to lung vaping where vape pens and box mods offer both styles.
Note: There are also Squonk mods which are box mods with a rubber bottle contained within the mod. The bottle feeds a specially designed RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer) tank. The other type of e-cig available is the mechanical mod. This is an unregulated and basic battery-to-coil setup with no safety features. These types of e-cigs are strictly for more advanced users.