Vaping is a term that refers to the heating of E-Liquid to the point of producing vapour. Vaping devices use a heating element (atomiser or coil) which heats e-liquid (or vape juice), and produces a vapour that can be inhaled, and subsequently exhaled, by the user. Unlike smoking, no combustion takes place in this process.
Vaping devices are made out of 3 main components. The mod, tank/pod and a coil/atomiser. The mod contains a battery, which when fired sends power to the coil, heating the liquid saturated cotton wrapped around it. This then produces the vapour containing flavourings, and nicotine if you choose to have any, which can then be inhaled through the mouthpiece.
Vaping, although a fantastic alternative to smoking, is a different experience to smoking a cigarette. There are a couple of recommended methods to use when vaping to make things easier. These will depend on what vaping device you are using, whether it is intended for MTL or DTL vaping.
Because vaping is so subjective, a lot of this process is trial and error, there will be certain types of coils and liquids that you won’t get on with. If this is the case don’t feel disheartened or that vaping isn't for you. There really is a vape kit to suit everyone's needs. It’s simply a case of trying as many different things as you can to find where you are comfortable with.
MTL and DTL are simply acronyms for different styles of how people inhale vapour, standing for ‘Mouth-to-Lung’ and ‘Direct-to-Lung’ (sometimes referred to as ‘direct inhale’).
Mouth to lung provides a much more restricted inhale, more similar to that of a cigarette, and is designed to be inhaled into your mouth, and then into your lungs. This makes MTL kits ideal for new vapers coming from smoking, as the process is so similar for most.
DTL vaping provides much more airflow, and will produce thicker and warmer clouds. For this method, you would inhale directly into your lungs using a lower strength eliquid. This results in your vape being much smoother, but does produce a lot more vapour.
For new vapers, it’s definitely worth checking out our starter MTL and DTL kits here.