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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Vape

With so much information available on vaping, you may feel overwhelmed with some of the words that sound so foreign. Taking advantage of a beginner’s guide to buying a vape addresses most of these challenges. There are basically four things that you need to know before setting out to choose a piece of vaping equipment.

How It Works

While you may be new to vapes and vape mods, there is no need to feel uncomfortable while trying to learn. Your preferred liquid is held at the tank of the device you choose. Cotton wicks are found inside of it for absorbing the liquid. The coils in the tank, also known as clearomizer, get heated up when your preferred vaping device is activated. This process causes the juice to evaporate so you can inhale the vapor.  Here is a visual look of how everything comes together.


What an e-cigarette simply does is to convert liquid into vapor for the purpose of inhaling. Based on the different needs of users and how they want to use a vaping device, various types exist. The cartomizer, clearomizer, and glassomizer make up the entire device called atomizer. An e-cigarette’s components include the coils, the tanks, and the battery also called the mod.

The function of the battery is to power the device while the tank holds the wicks, e-juice and heating coils. The coils, on their part, heat the wicks to create vapor.

Type of Tank

Although the function of the tank remains the same across all vaping devices, they exist in various types. Tanks come in different volumes and this is what you may want to consider based on your budget. Apart from the size, tanks come in plastic and glass sub-ohms. Plastic tanks breakdown more easily and require constant replacements. The bottom line remains that the tank of your vaping device holds the e-juice.

The Frequency of Changing The Coils

Eventually, all the coils of a vaping device wear out and require to be replaced. You may choose to go for coils that are rebuildable, or simply go for an outright replacement depending on your preference. Some coils are made of stainless stell while others are ceramic in nature. Changing the coil is a breeze and becomes necessary when you realize that the taste of vapor has drastically reduced.

These four factors are what beginners should consider before deciding on the vaping device to go for. Your budget will also determine what you eventually go for.

The History of Vaping

The improvement in technology is the reason why vapes look the way they are now, but they have been around since ancient history. The history of vaping begins in Afghanistan more than 1500 years ago. This invention by Irfan Sheikh was later introduced to India as shisha by his dynasty. Before then, ancient Egypt had tried heating herbs and stones on hot stones to vape herbs.

Vaping in Modern Times

Forward to 1927 when James Robinson came up with the idea of an e-cigarette before Herbert Gilbert made vaping popular in the year 1963 and patented it in the year 1965. By the mid-2000s, Hon Lik, a Chinese firm made the first modern e-cigarette.

Here are some facts that are worth knowing:

  1. Nicotine: This drug is common with people having tried to consume it by chewing, or simply applying it on their skin. Although a few persons have been said to inject it, vaping remains the most tolerable way of consuming nicotine.
  2. Vaporizers: In the past, people have tried consuming nicotine using hookahs and bongs. This has been replaced with vaporizers which come in different forms and tastes.
  3. FDAs Disapproval of e-Cigarettes: Despite the efforts of Phil Ray and Normal Jacobson to commercialize the idea of e-Cigarettes, the FDA refused tobacco companies the opportunity of introducing them to the market. While this was going on, “Eagle” Bill Amato created the cannabis vaporizer in Amsterdam.
  4. Modern Vaporizers: The first e-cigarette was invented in the mid-2000s by Hon Lik, a Chinese Pharmacist whose father died of lung cancer following a life of smoking. It was with the help of his employer, Ruyan Gro-up, now Dragonite International, that he introduced e-cigarettes to the world in the year 2006. It was not however till 2007 that the first e-cigarette appeared in the US.
  5. Modifications: Vaporizers, which now became a popular trend among people, was modified to be more customer-friendly by two brothers, Umer and Tariq. They invented what is known as the cartomizer. Following the modifications, vaping can be said to have undergone so many processes to arrive at its present stage.

Vapes work in various ways and it is important for its users to understand this. From the moment when people had the urge to consume nicotine, the idea of vaping held strong. From the attempts at vaping by ancient Egypt right to the moment when Umer and Tariq created the customer-friendly vaporizer known as cartomizer, there is so much history to be told.