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We all know that the urge to hit our vapes is particularly nagging when we’ve given up smoking. That urge can come at anytime of the day. But when is it particularly dangerous? When you’re behind the wheel of an automobile. Dangerous, probably. But it begs the question:


Is it illegal to Vape while driving?


The headlines and media reports have created a narrative that vaping in the car while driving is penalty under the law. The big news stories as of late, say that criminalizing vapers is now in effect. However, the law states something slightly different.


There is no new vaping law specifically directed at vaping while driving.


However, a vaper operating a vehicle is subject to the existing laws relating to careless driving. As cloud chasing may block the observation area, this action can be potentially dangerous in combination with driving. Be aware! This is what could get you a ticket.


This might sound like vaping 101 but, there has been one case of a driver charged for vaping while driving.


A New York driver has been issued a ticket for vaping and driving because he was using a portable electronic device while allegedly driving recklessly.

The Obstructed Windshield


There are laws in every state regarding the condition and visibility of vehicle windshields. The laws include safety standards for windshields and require things like working wipers. Make sure you aren’t holding the windshield together with duct tape either. Anything that could obstruct your view will land you on the side of the road with flashing red lights not far behind.


That makes sense. So when asking is it illegal to vape and drive keep in mind the safety aspect.


While no specific law dealing with electronic cigarette vapor exists, almost all states have language in the law relating to “obstruction.”


Essentially anything that can obstruct the view may be considered a violation. If a cop was to see you driving down the road surrounded by dense clouds of vapor, you’re gonna have a problem


In Wisconsin for instance, no items can be suspended between the driver and the windshield that could obscure vision.


It's not a far cry to think that dense vapor could fall under that guideline.


This law, regarding driver visibility through a windshield is broad too. There is some type of law restricting non-transparent material in every state. Many states have laws regarding “items” between the driver and the windshield. Vapor could potentially be deemed as a non-transparent material. Also, vapor could be argued to be an “item” that obscures vision in a court of law.


The level of obstruction is a judgment call for a law enforcement officer.


Cloud chasing in a vehicle to the extent that the view is obstructed could be cited as a violation according to windshield laws in almost every state. There are no reports of windshield laws being used to ticket vaping and driving, but the broad discretion given to law enforcement could potentially be used to ticket vaping and driving.


Vaping and Driving With Kids In The Car


In the United States, there are several states that have enacted laws that prohibit vaping and driving in cars with children. But for the record, regardless of where you live: don't do it.


In California for instance, it is illegal to smoke or vape in a vehicle with a minor. (The law originally was directed at smoking, however, the language that prohibits tobacco products from being used in certain areas applies to vapes as well.) The California State law distinctly includes electronic cigarettes in the category of tobacco products.


Now even federally, electronic cigarettes are regulated as tobacco products. So the same language applies.


If you are vaping and driving with a kid in the car, you can get a ticket and a fine. If it is prohibited by law to smoke in a vehicle with a minor inside the vehicle, do not vape. And this applies to most all activities with smoking and vaping. The two have been pigeonholed together.


All across the United States smoking bans most often include vaping. Likewise, laws that cover smoking in vehicles with children also include vapor products. Regardless of the law, common sense dictates that vapers should not vape with children in the car.


Careless or Reckless Driving and Vaping


Both of these are punishable by law. But just what do the laws say in regards to vaping? Let's break down both definitions and then apply them.


Careless driving is considered more serious that texting while driving and the fines can be much more severe. If the police notice a vaper trying to fill a vape tank, adjusting the settings on a mod, or cloud chasing to the point of an obscured view while driving, a careless driving charge might result.


Reckless driving — is driving with a wanton disregard for safety and the rules of the road.


Reckless driving is more severe than careless driving and carries stronger penalties. In fact, the penalties can include the loss of driving license, fines, and even jail time. Most often, reckless driving charges are filed for street racing and excessive speeding.


Basically, one would be intentionally driving recklessly, while careless driving is usually just driving without noticing.


Assessing Careless and Reckless Driving While Using E-cigs


Both reckless driving and careless driving have discretionary criteria that could potentially be applied to vaping and driving under extreme circumstances. Unless a vaper is driving at an excessive speed or doing something high risk, a reckless driving charge is unlikely but not impossible.


Vaping, or especially cloud chasing, while driving could be considered careless, so could many other activities. In some states consuming any beverage while driving could land you a ticket. Just how do they drink coffee before work?


Anyway, if you are vaping and driving with a kid in the car, you can get a ticket and a $100 fine. If it is prohibited by law to smoke in a vehicle with a minor inside the vehicle, do not vape.


United States smoking bans most often include vaping.


Vaping is just one of many potential activities that could draw the attention of the police. Once again, it is the broad discretion that law enforcement has that vapers need to be aware of.


For example, if a driver is swerving while fumbling with refilling a tank while behind the wheel, a police officer can make a case for careless driving, most definitely.


Drivers need to be responsible for full control of their vehicle when driving. There has been no reported rash of citations for vaping and driving in the United States, but any driver who vapes on the road needs to be sure to follow the rules of the road and drive safely!


The law in New York states that drivers can not operate a vehicle while operating any of the following:


Smartphones

Laptop

Even a GPS


Note that none of the devices described above appear to pertain to an electronic cigarette. In the New York case, the officer stated that the ticket is valid because the driver was using a portable electronic device. And the judge in the case agreed. The texting and driving laws across the country may or may not be used to prosecute vaping and driving. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of clarity to govern vaping while driving.


Texting and Driving vs. Vaping and Driving


While the previous vaping and driving example where texting and driving laws were used to prosecute a vaper might sound misleading, there are many reports to the contrary. Vapers have reported being pulled over for using a mod while driving because police officers mistook a mod for a cell phone.


In those reports, the officers explained that they thought the vaping device was a cell phone and immediately let the drivers go once they recognized that it was a vaping device, not a mobile communication or computing device. However, it's likely that there are examples that go just the opposite too. Still, most states expressly connect texting and driving laws to portable communication and computer devices. There are no laws targeting vaping and driving.


In the New York case, a judge held that a vape could be qualified as a banned device based on the general descriptions outlines in the law.


In other cases, law enforcement has determined that a vape is not covered by texting and driving laws. This leaves the law to be interpreted in a variety of ways, so it is best to just forgo vaping and driving altogether.


The laws leave ample room for a wide interpretation. In fact, other driving infractions that could potentially be applied to vapers.


Still...


Do not cloud chase in a vehicle with closed windows. Make sure that vapor does not obscure the view of the road. Blow vapor out of an open window, especially when using a sub ohm mod. Ideally, vape only when the vehicle is stopped.


Never vape with kids in the car.


Pull over and get off the road if you need to adjust the power, swap batteries, refill a vape tank, or drip some juice on your coils. Don’t throw used coils or empty juice bottles out of the vehicle, that'll score you a littering ticket.


Be aware that following these vaping and driving guidelines is not a guarantee that you will never get a ticket. It is highly unlikely that you will get a ticket, but like the case in New York teaches there is a possibility that an aggressive officer could make a case that simply taking a vape while at the wheel qualifies as use of an electronic device.


Understand the wording of your local laws and you'll be better off.


Generally speaking, vaping responsibly and driving responsibly at the same time is probably fine. If a driver is clearly in full control of the vehicle, then it is improbable that there will be an issue. Make sure you are aware of the laws in your area and vape responsibly.


If you live internationally, this could be even more complex of a subject. One thing is for certain though. In one of the worlds most vape friendly countries, the United Kingdom, there are specific laws to prohibit vaping and driving.


The specific law that applies to all drivers is careless driving, also called driving without due care and attention.


As per a recent string of screaming headlines, the public is being informed that vaping and driving in the UK could lead to a £2,500 ( roughly USD 3,500) fine and a loss of license.


Careless driving is an offense that is committed when “the accused’s driving falls below the standard expected of a reasonable, prudent and competent driver in all the circumstances of the case.”


Police can make a judgment whether or not any specific activity causes the driver’s competence to dip below reasonable standards. Any penalties imposed will depend on aggravating factors.


Penalties For Careless Driving In The UK


Much like the charge itself, the penalties for careless driving are open to discretion. The court has a vast range of discretion when determining an appropriate penalty. It is possible that vaping while driving could lead to the maximum penalties but only if aggravating factors are present.


As an example, a first offense is very unlikely to draw a maximum penalty. The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued guidelines for penalties for careless driving.


Examples of aggravating factors:


  • Previous convictions

  • Nature of incident, for example, the severity of any related accident/injuries

  • Contravening traffic signals

  • Offenses while the offender is on bail

  • An individual guilty of vaping and driving with a record of previous offenses will be subject to more severe penalties. Careless driving leading to injuries and damage will give the judge discretion to hand out the maximum penalties.


The maximum penalties for careless driving in the UK, including vaping and driving, are:


  • A £2,500 fine

  • Three to nine penalty points assessed

  • A discretionary revocation of license


If the court determines there are mitigating factors, the fines could be reduced. Also, there will be fewer penalty points assessed.

Penalties For Driving And Vaping


The penalties for vaping and driving are governed by the penalties for careless driving. Therefore, it cannot be stated that vaping while driving will lead to maximum fines and loss of license. Once again, there is no specific law targeting vapers.


If a vaper is doing some cloud chasing behind the wheel to the point of obscured vision, then a charge of careless driving would be warranted. Any subsequent penalty would be determined by sentencing guidelines.


Sergeant John Davis of the Surrey Police explains “Any person who is distracted in any way could be guilty of an offense. Whether that be smoking, vaping, or eating.”

Ultimately, the headlines of maximum fines and penalties for vaping and driving are misleading. Vapers need to operate a vehicle safely just as everyone else is required.


What The Police Say About Vaping And Driving


About driving while vaping Davis further explains “a scenario where someone could potentially be either distracted or have reduced visibility then there is potential for a crash, but it is certainly not something we have come across. Whereas mobile phone distraction is a regular distraction, we come across in fatal/serious collisions.”


The concerns that public safety officials have are related to all types of driving distractions. The laws discussed apply to all kinds of distractions. For example, Sergeant Davis mentioned visibility about vaping. That is a legitimate concern. But vapers should not feel specifically targeted.


If a driver is operating a vehicle with frosted windows that obviously impair visibility, then it is driving without due care and attention.


The roads are covered in snow and ice, drivers aren't clearing ALL the snow and frost from their cars (windscreen, windows, roof, mirrors, and lights), and people are driving too fast.


Cloud chasing while driving can be considered an offense. A vaper who is attempting to make liquid refill while driving would be subject to the same laws and penalties as someone who is texting while driving. Police and the courts will approach vaping and driving with the same common sense safety standards that are applied to all driving distractions including smoking, texting, fiddling with a coffee cup, and the list goes on.


The headlines about the law targeting vaping and driving are misleading. There may very well be new UK vaping laws forthcoming, and it is important for the vaping community to stay on top of new developments. Vapers should keep in mind basic laws and look for “no vaping” sign to avoid problems.


Vaping and Driving Guidelines


In the United Kingdom, the guidelines stipulate that anytime an individual is operating a motor vehicle, that privilege comes with responsibility. Vapers are subject to those responsibilities, so says the Sussex police department.


Although vaping is different than smoking a tobacco product, one wouldn't sit in a car filled with smoke. So let the windows down and let the vapor out if someone in the vehicle is using a vaping device.


The above advice is sound and an excellent starting point. Here are the guidelines we've compiled for the world traveler that needs to know about vaping and driving guidelines:


Do not cloud chase in a car with closed windows


Open windows and blow vapor outside so it does not linger in your vehicle and obscure vision


Never drip e-liquid onto your coils while operating a vehicle or as a passenger: you're likely to make a mess.


Do not attempt to change mod settings or fill a vape tank while driving


Each of these guidelines is common sense and ensure that individuals are focussed on their driving. Avoid being charged with careless driving and most importantly, drive safe and avoid accidents. Vape responsibly.


Don't vape and drive, in the event that you're prosecuted, it won't be worth it. Just like texting and driving. In the UK it is possible to even lose your license. Police may decide the act is potentially dangerous, and drivers could be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention. Penalties for the charge include a ban from the roads, points on license, or a fine of up to £2,500.


Hopefully, this article has helped clear up the red tape involved with the laws regarding vaping and driving. Always understand the laws regarding vaping in your local area though. We could write books and books on what every county in the united states says about vaping, and even more about the cities and townships of the UK, but it is your responsibility to know.


Practicing proper vaping etiquette is a proper way to support the vaping community and prevent people from gaining an unfair perspective on vaping. All vapers should hope that this technology can lend itself to smoking cessation for all. The devices we rely on can be taken for granted so make sure that you're not vaping in tobacco-free zones or around adults that don't vape or children. Always ask for permission to vape if you're in someone's home or personal space.


Please check out the rest of our blog, and comment with your vaping and driving regulations from your area. Knowledge is power!

Really Buff vaper


The Relationship Between Vaping and Exercise


With New Year's just around the corner, everyone is starting to dream up and plan the resolutions that always help us get through the winter months and into the best time of the year: Summer.


If you’re searching to get into shape and make the gym a part of your regularly scheduled programming, then perhaps you’d be interested in how your smoking cessation device, the vape you trust with getting you through nicotine crashes, will be affecting your new year's resolution.

Some Thoughts Regarding Smoking Cigarettes


First, we all know that combustion is bad for us.


Anything that is combusted releases smoke with carbon dioxide and if inhaled can have tremendously bad effects on the lungs, and your overall health. Thus, smoking anything at all is going to be a bad omen for your exercise routine and lung health.


What about the chemical structure called nicotine?


We don’t want to demonize a simple chemical structure, but it has been scientifically proven that nicotine causes constriction of arteries and speeds up heart rate (which means that it has to work harder as blood vessels do not work effectively), and thus limits your cardiovascular fitness.


Although nicotine isn't as detrimental as when paired with vapor, it’s important to understand how it works in the body.

What does that mean in the case of using electronic cigarettes?


Vape juice is made of a few substances. Nicotine is delivered through a pod system because of the heating of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol.

A recent study on the impact of electronic cigarettes on the cardiovascular system  discussed the toxicants in e-cigarette aerosols and although they claim levels to be lower than in tobacco smoke.

For instance, several studies have shown that e-cigarette usage results in lower volatile organic compounds levels compared with the combustible cigarette. Notably, the levels of e-cigarette chemicals appear to vary between studies, attributed to the wide range of products on the market, different nicotine concentrations, study designs, and vaping techniques.

Obviously the best case scenario if want to be professional athletes, or to those who just want to be fit, would be not to smoke and even avoid vaping unless as a measure for smoking cessation. Even though there are many claims that vaping is less harmful to your health than smoking tobacco cigarettes, none of them are scientifically proven. However, a question arises in connection with this topic.

Does vaping have any impact on your cardio performance?

The Effects Of Vaping On Exercise

While giving up a bad habit like smoking exercising would be the best option not only if you want to boost your energy, but if you want to take better care of your health as well, vaping gadgets at least let you control the level of nicotine and in this way they make your transition smooth. Conveniently, if you are used to the tobacco flavor that you had previously, you can even buy tobacco flavored e-juices for your device.

In case you are not familiar with these devices, make sure to check out our article.

And if this was not enough for you, let us take a closer look at what happens with your body during this transition. Your lungs will will feel noticeably different as you stop taking in nicotine, and inhaling tobacco smoke will help you feel like being active.

You will start feeling better after just a few weeks, you will be able to breathe more deeply and improve your endurance performance. Moreover, you will get rid of anxiety, irritability and depression.

What About After A Workout?

It is common knowledge that smoking and working out do not go well together. Smoke causes your lungs to feel heavy and seriously undermines your efforts to workout and stay healthy.

With this thinking in mind, many people assume that vaping is a better alternative and perfectly fine to do after a workout. The problem is that while the vapor in e-cigs is certainly gentler on the lungs, it does nothing about the nicotine, which can be just as detrimental to a good workout as smoke. This is especially true if the e-liquid you are using contains a high nicotine level.

First off, nicotine is a stimulant, which means it is going to make your heart beat much faster than typical of your average heart rate. This is bad while working out because it is going to cause you to burn energy without actually using doing work.  

The same applies for after a workout.

If you are vaping after a workout, you are preventing your body from cooling down. You may feel relaxed while vaping, but in reality the nicotine is actually preventing your body from resting. Nicotine also reduces the level of oxygen in your blood. Your muscles need high levels of oxygen after a workout. Therefore, if you are vaping after a workout, you are reducing your gains from that session. What's more, nicotine also negatively affects the cells that produce testosterone, which is also essential for muscle growth.

If you are vaping after a workout, you are bottlenecking two of the essential ingredients of muscle growth.

You should also keep in mind that while vaping is less irritating to the lungs, it can still cause some heaviness. This really depends on how often you are vaping, but if you are a frequent vaper, then you will notice yourself breathing harder on cardio workouts.Vaping is an undeniably better alternative to smoking, but should be done cautiously before or after working out.

If you have to vape after a good workout, try to wait a good half hour or so, so that your body has enough time to cool down. If you vape the moment you're out the gym door, then again, you are seriously undermining yourself by reducing your gains.

One idea would be to try a power-restrictive vaping device like the popular pod-based e-cigarette that won’t deliver nearly as much vapor and nicotine as a high power mod.

Even if you love your mod and the cloud blowing capabilities it has, at least consider supplementing some of your vaping with an additional, and less powerful, device. Look into a low power/low resistance atomizer.

Hopefully, you have found this article helpful. Always use caution when exercising.

None of the statements made on this blog post have been evaluated by the food and drug administration or the state of California. Vaping does not cure any disease, and exercising while vaping could be dangerous. We are not liable for any injury, and we can’t be held responsible or liable.  




Best Starter Kits


Five Best Starter Kits For Fall 2018


Since the year is winding down and the yearly lists are starting to show up, it’s time that we drop our picks for best E-cig starter kits.


This is helpful for everyone, even the advanced users still like to pack their gear bag with simple and convenient vaping devices.  


Finding the best vape starter kit you can afford is one of the best things you can do if you’re trying to make the switch from smoking. Smoking cessation products come in a variety of forms, but vaping is certainly among them.


While many new vapers opt for something affordable that’s just good enough to get the job done – a basic vape pen, for instance – quitting smoking is much more difficult without a quality device. If you’re looking for something that performs well and offers a satisfying vape as well as being pretty affordable, getting the best e-cig kit you can find is an effective approach.

It’s not easy to choose the best vape kit, though, and so we’ve compiled this list to offer some recommendations. If you need a primer on the basics of vape kits, including what to expect when you pick one up and what to look out for, check out this article. Some of the criteria we’ve taken into consideration like cost-effectiveness and battery power have helped us choose between the devices we have intimate knowledge of.


What is a Vape Kit?

 

A vaping starter kit is simply a box or bundle which contains almost everything you need to start vaping. A kit will always contain a vape pen, vape mod or even a cigalike battery and some sort of atomizer, whether a tank, clearomizer, cartomizer, “pod” or – less commonly – something a bit more advanced like an RDA. These are the two key components of your vaping experience: the thing that vaporizes the e-juice (your atomizer) and the thing that powers the vaporization (the battery). To go with this, vapor starter kits generally also include spare coils for your tank and a USB charger for the battery.


However, an e-cig vaporizer kit doesn’t contain everything you need to start vaping in most cases. Sometimes, a vape mod kit will include a device which requires separate batteries, and in these cases, there is rarely a battery (or two) included with the kit. Similarly, all vaping requires e-liquid, but most kits don’t include e-liquid as standard.



What Should You Look For in a Vape Pen Starter Kit?

 

The basic starter kit should include a battery of some type and an atomizer. You really can’t do much without these essential components.


The reason there’s so much scrutiny involved in choosing the best starter kits is that the level of variation between kits is vast. Always make your decision based on how comfortable and familiar you are with vaping. If you’re unsure about vaping, or have tried vaping before but want better performance, the best advice is to get a vape mod starter kit. These can come with or without a sub-ohm tank. The latter is most recommended by vape shops.


These are just about as easy to use as basic vape pens, but the performance is markedly improved. If you want something simpler, a vape pen or pod-style kit (like the JUUL we will discuss later) is the best choice.


Regardless of the type of device you choose, always check how many atomizer heads (or pods) are included with the kit. This will further into the math you’ll be doing on your investment. As with all things, cost plays a big part and it’s often another large variable in the start kit equation.


So, without further delay we present the best vape starter kits:

The Top Five Starter Kits Of Fall 2018

5. Evod VV 1000Mah Starter Kit

We begin with the EVOD VV. This falls under the vape starter for kit cheap category. But we wouldn’t be listing it if we didn’t know that the build was quality and made with precision. Most high-quality vaping starter kits are in the $40 to $80 range. This device comes in just under that price point and maintains some of the features that make it so appealing.


Like the famous Kanger eVod VV Twist, the battery is customized for the eVod clearomizer, although eVod battery works well with any eGo threaded atomizer.


The batteries included in this kit feature the new flush button, overcharge protection and new innovative CVO, which makes sure its constant performance no matter if it is fully charged or not. The eVod 1000mAh manual battery comes with 5-click protection: Generally, the battery is shipped in the off position. In off position, the battery will not function even when pressing the button. Avoid misfiring with this device.  


The battery also runs for a typical eleven hour period if used regularly.


With the eVod Twist battery, you can adjust the voltage on the battery from between 3.2v to 4.8v in 0.2v increments to use with your attached atomizer/cartomizer.

This battery has a dial that twists at the base which you simply turn clockwise or anti-clockwise to your preferred voltage setting.


With variable voltage settings, you can now fine tune your flavors to taste. This is perfect for anyone new to vaping and unsure what to expect.


4. My Blu E-Cigarette.


With the change of seasons and the upcoming holidays, which have many expenses it’s likely that you’ll want to save on e-juice and maybe even invest in a starter kit so you’ll not going through e-liquid so quickly as you would with those impressive cloud blowing tricks.


Sure, they look awesome, but they can be costly to your e-liquid stockpile if you’re not careful.


If you’re looking for something disposable and without investing in vape juice over and over again then we might prescribe the My Blu E-cig. It’s lower on the nicotine strength levels and the quality is often on the other end of the spectrum that other devices on the list. However, it does deliver at least four hundred puffs to users over the course of its lifetime. This is lesser than most devices too, but what really attracts users to this device is the prevalence on the market. The fact is that they are everywhere and require not much thinking to get one started.


If you’re curious about vaping and don’t want to invest much to get the picture, then why not give the My Blu a shot. Once you’ve become acquainted with this device you’ll easily see why many people look forwards to other devices and leave this for the rest of smokers to discover.


3. Pax JUUL


Coming into the market and quickly becoming popular among people that should be of the legal smoking age. The JUUL is a unique device, to say the least, it’s a “pod” system reminiscent of cartridges in cigalike e-cigs. Actually, it kind of looks like a USB stick, and this is a design that has been gaining momentum recently.


The battery of the JUUL is pretty small – just 280 mAh – but it lasts long because the JUUL only operates at low power, and it recharges in just an hour.


The JUUL which is intended for adults of course, is a great way for people interested in smoking cessation to start vaping. Without investing too much into vaping gear or educating yourself in every aspect of rebuildable vapes, one can have an electronic cigarette without the hassle.


Likely one of the reasons this device has been popular among adult smokers. Although it certainly has made a name in the news over the last year, a central factor to its success is the convenience.


As with any of these devices one should make sure to avoid using them around children and pets and always make sure to consult a physician before using a vape pen if you experience high blood pressure.


2. Revo Twist 1300mah Starter Kit


The Revo Twist is an interesting device in a world of the same kinds of vaping gear. This vape pen has several great features though.


Once you take it apart a world of difference appears. The compact cartridge allows you to fill your own vape juice while maintaining the same starter kit. The battery is solid and on par with many of the best batteries on the market.


Variable voltage helps the user to blow larger or denser clouds, and one can choose to save their battery for the whole day as an alternative. If you’re away from home or your charger for long periods of time them this is the device for your daily vape schedule.


At a very reasonable price point, and with the ability to use any flavor vape juice you desire, this is the purchase for the Fall season, definitely. If you need to get the most flavor out of your ejuice, then check this article out.


And best starter vape kit is?


1. V2’s Pro Series changed the vaping game. While most devices on the market only support either e-liquid or concentrates, the Pro Series can do it all. With three interchangeable cartridges, which connect to the main device magnetically, the Pro Series 7 is one device that can handle all of your vaping needs.


Engineering is always on the move for the better and this device certainly displays that.


The Pro Series 7 takes the title of best vape starter kit for combining this impressive flexibility with a 1,800 mAh internal battery and three options for voltage or temperature setting, depending on what you’re vaping.

The V2 Pro Series 7 is the best-rated vape mod kit for anybody looking for some flexibility from their device.


The statements above do not reflect the opinions of the employees at Lotus Vape. E-liquid and vaping do not cure any disease and are unknown as to whether they cause defects or other reproductive harm. Please keep your devices out of the reach of children.


If you enjoyed this article please give us a share. We also would love to hear what vapes you enjoy as the months get colder. Also, as always, check out the rest of the blog.


A bad atomizer


Most atomizers will need to be replaced within four to twelve weeks. This number depends on how often you vape, and the temperature you choose. Those who vape constantly at high temperatures will need to replace their atomizer more frequently. But how are you supposed to tell?


Let's discuss the nitty-gritty of atomizer coils, and show you how to decide if it's time to replace your coils.


To begin, an atomizer with Grade 1 Titanium coils is going to last longer than one that features cheaper metals. Likewise, an atomizer with a solid build quality will stand the test of time better than one with shoddy construction. Invest in a great atomizer.


Enjoy a longer atomizer life.


Simple enough right?


It can be tricky though because in most cases, an e-cigarette atomizer fails gradually before a replacement is needed.


The heating coil doesn’t work as it once did, causing gurgling noises, off flavors, poor vapor production, and all-around unresponsiveness. Those are the signs. But they may not be obvious because it may be that your e-cigarette isn’t as satisfying as it used to be. If you aren’t enjoying the e-smoking experience as much as you used to, that’s the first indication that it might be time to replace the atomizer.


Vaping requires two primary products that must be repurchased on a regular basis: e-liquid and atomizer coils. However, there is a lot of confusion as to how often atomizer coils need to be replaced. The confusion stems from the fact that there are several factors that determine how long an atomizer coil will last and when it should be replaced.


What Is An Atomizer Coil?


An atomizer coil (also known as an atomizer head or replacement coil) is the part of an electronic cigarette that heats the e-liquid, thereby turning it into vapor. Atomizer coils come in two general types: single-coil and dual-coil. Dual-coil atomizers have two heating elements vaporizing the e-liquid simultaneously, while single-coil atomizers have only one heating element.


Atomizer heads are made up of three primary components: the casing, the wire (coil), and the wicking material. The wire is wrapped around the wicking material in a coil formation. The two ends of the wire are then connected to the portion of the casing that makes contact with the battery. When e-liquid is introduced into the tank, the wicking material will absorb it and become saturated with it. Once the battery is activated, it heats up the coil, causing the e-liquid absorbed in the wicking material to be vaporized.


What Factors Determine How Long An Atomizer Coil Lasts?

 

Regardless of how often you vape, one should be careful of experiencing chain-vaping symptoms. This can be detrimental to your health and cost a fortune as we will explain below.


There are several factors that collectively shape the lifespan of your atomizer coil. The acidity level and the PG/VG consistency of your e-liquid both play an important role. Additionally, the amount you vape and the amount of power running to the coil are also contributing factors.


What kind of e-liquid do you like to vape?


The sweet stuff or the more tobacco and cigar-like flavor. It's good to know that the higher the acidity level of your e-liquid, the faster the coil will burn out.


Certain flavors, fruit ones, for example, tend to have higher levels of acidity, which will, in turn, burn out your atomizer coil more rapidly than other flavors. In addition, the higher the VG content of the e-liquid, the quicker your atomizer coil will tend to need replacement. This is due to the fact that vegetable glycerin is substantially thicker in consistency than propylene glycol. As a result, the cotton or silica wicking element within the atomizer coil deteriorates much faster when VG dominant liquids are used. These are the kinds of e-liquid that will donate to a thicker hit of vapor but also impart a thick black substance onto the coils when vaped at a high wattage or temperature. They tend to go hand in hand.


Why is this? The wattage and voltage level you are running to your atomizer coil will be a determining factor for its longevity. The more power you are running, the quicker the atomizer coil will burn out. Higher wattage and voltage will ultimately cause the wire to lose its heating capability, and it will, therefore, produce less vapor. That's sign number one. When the vapor production diminishes it's associated with the coil first.


Perhaps the most obvious factor involved in determining how long your coils will last is how often you vape. Those who vape consistently throughout the day will need to change their atomizer coils much more frequently than those who vape scarcely or sporadically throughout the day. In other words, the longevity or lifespan of an atomizer coil is measured in hours used as opposed to days since the last replacement.


How Do You Know Your Atomizer Coil Is Burning Out?


There are several telltale signs indicating that your atomizer coil is on its last legs. Generally, the first thing you will experience is reduced vapor production. Soon after, you will begin noticing other classic signs as well. Leaking, gurgling noises, poor flavor production, and no vapor production are all symptoms of a failing or failed atomizer head.


Usually, the first sign of a dying atomizer coil is a reduction in vapor production. When you begin using an atomizer head for the very first time, you will notice that you get thick vapor clouds. This level of performance lasts for a few days before the atomizer gradually produces less and less vapor. Since this happens progressively, it is often difficult to detect the change. However, when you pop in a fresh coil, the difference is very stark.


One of the most common indications of a failing atomizer coil is a burnt taste when taking a drag. Although there are other causes of this, such as insufficient e-liquid in your tank or too much power running to the coil, a burnt taste is a classic sign of an atomizer that needs to be replaced.


The absorbing material within the atomizer (usually cotton or silica wicking material) begins to discolor, oversaturate, and char through use over time. When this occurs, the material loses its ability to adequately absorb the liquid, thereby causing drier hits.

 

Another early sign of a failing atomizer coil is your e-liquid leaking. At some point in the time, while you have vaped, you have most likely experienced some of your e-liquid getting into your mouth when taking a drag. Although there are other causes for this, a leaking device is a clear indication that your atomizer coils are failing. Since the wire cannot heat to the necessary temperature to adequately vaporize the e-liquid, some of it gets drawn up into your mouth when taking a drag. This is a lose-lose situation.


A leaking device is often accompanied by flooding and subsequent gurgling sounds. So make sure to take your headphones out and listen. Since the coil is not heating the e-liquid at a rapid enough rate, taking a drag causes the atomizer head to flood and begin gurgling. This is a very apparent sign, as the gurgling sound is noticeable and will immediately capture your attention.

 

Ultimately, if the atomizer coil is not replaced, it will eventually cease to produce any vapor whatsoever.


When you take a drag at this point, you will get absolutely no vapor, and will likely end up with liquid in your mouth instead. When this occurs, the wire within the coil does not heat up at all, or at such a low temperature that it cannot vaporize the e-liquid. It isn’t recommended that you wait to this point before replacing the atomizer, however: the coil should be replaced at the first sign that it is beginning to fail.


How Frequently Should I Replace My Coils?

 

With all of the variables discussed above, it is extremely difficult to have a clear-cut rule for when an atomizer coil should be changed. However, there is a very general guideline that can be followed.


If you are a very heavy vaper, meaning you continuously vape throughout the day, you will generally need to replace your coil every week.


If you are a moderate vaper, whereby you vape fairly consistently through most of the day, but only take a couple drags each time, your coils should last you about 14 days or so. If you are a very light vaper, where you take a few hits here and there throughout the day, your coil could last you 3 weeks or so. Of course, this is not to say a coil cannot last longer or die sooner—it’s simply a very general rule of thumb.


It is recommended that you change your coil at the first sign of the issues discussed above.


In conclusion, it's wise to remember the importance of the material aspects of a coil head and the quality of components. As I mentioned the current coil itself and the casing are both stainless steel. The very first coil I used on this setup was nickel and it read at .25 ohm. Both softer materials and low resistance seem to be a factor in longevity as my nickel coil was shot in three weeks compared to the current two months.


To sum up, you might want to use high-quality coils with a reasonable thickness and durability. Buy tanks and coils from respected vendors and stray away from cheap knock-offs.


In addition, you must experiment with your setup and find a balance between all elements. Our recommendation for anyone looking to improve longevity is to use stainless steel. Why?


Stainless steel is extremely durable and provides even fire rates that won't waste battery life coil life or juice capacity.


High wattage and voltage will surely help you burn through coils ( and burn through e-liquid) quickly. So keep that in mind if you're out to do tricks. As always use caution with your vaping device.


Is it Possible to Make Coils Last Longer?


There are two recurring costs that come with vaping: the vape juice and the vape coil. Both of these will need to be sporadically replaced as they are used up – with the former depending upon how much you vape and the latter depending upon how well you vape.


How Long do Vape Coils Last?


How you vape and how well you treat your coils can significantly extend their lifespan. New coils tend to last between one or so weeks, but that can be extended if you properly break in new coils when you get them and practice good care and maintenance procedures during and between usages.


Maintenance will save money. End of story. Practice regular hygiene with your device and the savings will be evident.


How to Properly Break in a New Vape Coil for Longevity


You’ll notice it’s time to replace your vape coil once you start experiencing a burnt taste with use. Too many vapers think this replacement process can be done by simply screwing off the old coil, screwing on the new, and then going ahead and vaping as usual.


To get a long-lasting, premium vaping experience, you need to prime your coils every time you replace them.


How to prime your vape coils:


First, dispose of your old coil and screw your new one into place. This will allow you to grip the larger tank base during the next step.


Saturate the wicking material first. Look for the juice holes on the body of the coil’s head. This is where the wick is supposed to make contact with your vape juice. Take your bottle of e-liquid and carefully add a drop of vape juice in each of these holes to saturate the wick. Add another drop inside the head to saturate the wick’s center.


Take a few dry hits.  Once your device has been appropriately filled, reassemble the tank and attach it to your battery. Take four to five dry hits, which is to say take a drag without activating your battery’s fire button. This allows the vape juice from the tank to siphon into the cotton of the wick.


Break-in the coil.  Now that you’ve properly saturated the wicking material, it’s time to break-in the new wiring. The coil’s wire will expand when heated and contract when cooled. Because this is the first time you’re using it, it’s good practice to slowly ease it into the expansion phase. Do this by starting usage at a lower wattage than normal, taking a few shorter hits, and then steadily increasing wattage and drag duration until you’re using it as normal.


Make Your Coils Last Longer with These Good Vaping Practices


How do you make your vape coils last longer?


Starting off, as stated in the above section, make sure you avoid burnt hits.


A burnt or dry hit occurs when you don’t have enough vape juice to allow the coil to heat correctly. Instead, because there’s no juice to heat, the coils heat the wicking material which will cause the material to be used up faster and produce a less than desirable vaping experience. You can avoid this by:


Following the aforementioned priming tips. Priming your coils is like the break-in period for a new car. It lets the coils settle into their normal operating conditions before you add e-liquid.


Avoid over-pressing the firing button. Use the puff timer tools on your vaporizer to learn when to hold and release the firing button. Pay close attention to the taste of your vape to find the sweet spot. If your vape has advanced ramp-up and ramp-down features, use those to make the vaping frequency less. This will prevent you from accidentally creating a dry hit after you’ve finished inhaling.


Waiting three to five seconds between hits. Your coil needs to cool down and absorb more e-liquid before it is ready to produce more vapor. If you are firing too quickly, you could be leaving your coils dry between hits without even realizing it.


Don’t run your tank empty. Letting your tank drain all the way to the bottom before you refill is asking for trouble. Try to refill at the quarter-tank mark so you’ll never have an opportunity to dry fire.


Stay at lower wattages whenever possible. Day to day vaping should be done with caution and avoiding excess. Keep in mind that over-vaping with nicotine has dire consequences.


Regularly Clean the Vape Coil


Once installed shouldn’t mean forever ignored. Depending on how often you vape, your vape coil will often collect gunk (much like a filter) after a few days. Continually vaping without cleaning out this gunk will negatively impact the taste and flavor. You can easily clean your coils with the following steps:


Blow out excess juice: As long as you have old juice hanging around in your coil you will never get it completely clean. You need to remove as much juice as possible to get the cleanest coils possible.


Rinse the coil under hot running water. Wash away excess debris to restore the vitality of your coils.


Shake out the water: Gently shake out any water that is sitting between the coil wraps and then let your coils air dry on top of a paper towel or other absorbent material. Give yourself plenty of time to let your coils dry completely before you go on to the next step, otherwise, your coils could heat unevenly in the next step. For more information on water in your vape check out this blog post to learn the dangers of vaping other liquids besides e-liquids.


Next, attach coils to vaporizer: Put your coils in place and press your firing button until they heat up completely. Just like building your coils for the first time, make sure that they heat evenly across all of the wraps. Look for signs that there is anything heating unevenly and make sure it is clean and dry.


Allow your coils to cool for four or five seconds and then fire them again. This process causes your coils to expand and contract and ensures that they get completely clean before you add e-liquid back into the equation.


Rebuild your vape,fill your tank up and prime the device. Now, get back to vaping normally. You should have a cleaner-tasting vape as if you had brand new coils.


Hopefully, this information has been helpful. We want to help save you money and lead you toward purchasing better vaping gear. So keep following the blog and commenting with your own tips, tricks, and experiences.

A guy showing off an atomizer


Jargon is everywhere in the vaping world. Often times it gets to be a bit much. Vaping nerds are alive and well, trust us. Not that we don't appreciate all their contributions to the vaping world.


However, sometimes you wanna get past all the technical lingo and just vape. That’s fine, but having a working knowledge of vaping gear tends to be very important to get the most out of your dollar and your vape. Today, let’s cover three of the three-letter acronyms that dominate the industry.


Things evolve quickly in the vaping world.


At one time the screwdriver vapes were all the technology we could imagine. But engineers worked hard to get us to the next best thing for adult smokers to convert from smoked cigarettes to vapor electronic cigarettes.


Figuring out the ideal setup for you, rebuildable devices are a great way around wasting money on a stock coil. If you’re particularly concerned about flavors or not getting what you want out of your current setup, it’s time to try your own build. Make sure to keep these kinds of devices out of the hands of high school students, and be courteous of others around you when vaping. It's important to consider public health whenever using a vaping device as well as the reputation of the vaping community. Just as tobacco products are unlawful to consume for minors, like traditional cigarettes, young people are unable to use vape devices.


The concern for nicotine addiction is there, so be aware of how often you are using your vaporizer.


ReBuildable Atomizers


This is arguably the largest facet of vaping atomizer systems in the United States. Rebuildable atomizers are typically intended for experienced users that have an understanding of the mechanics involved in a build. But everyone has to start somewhere. RBA’s essentially means that the user is interested in using their own custom coils but needs a place to start.


Rebuildable means that the atomizers can be assembled over and over using a wick and wire. RBA's do not work right away, the buildable aspect means that they require assembly. So once you purchase a kit from the local vape shop, understand there's a bit of work still to do.


Many in the vaping community enjoy this kind of work. The customization and personalization have turned the vaping world into something new and unique.


RBAs are some of the most basic types of vaping devices. It has no tank so you have to physically drip that combination of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin onto the device’s wick. There is a small juice reservoir inside the RDA that can hold several drips of juice, but after getting around ten good puffs, you have to re-drip more e-juice onto the cotton or wick medium.

 

The aspect of engineering involved as the performance of a rebuildable atomizer is very much dependent on how well the user assembles the wick and wire and the quality of both elements. Cloud chasers take note, the better your build, the denser your clouds will be.


Regardless, RBAs are among the most basic types of devices you’ll find for vaping.


His is a dripper system



The RDA is by far the most popular system among cloud chasers. If you want large, dense clouds,try to start a build on an RDA. With an RDA, you literally drip the liquid from a bottle into the tank, sometimes referred to as re-dripping.


 


With rebuildable devices, the main construction comes down to optimizing your own coil. Essentially, you’re deciding which materials work best for your needs and then physically wrapping a coil, attaching it to whatever system you’re working with and then adding a wick.


 


There are a plethora of options when deciding how to customize your build. Consider your RBA type and the desired vape style you wish to achieve.


 


RDAs typically require that you drip your juice inside, vape it off (two or three puffs), then drip some more. An additional advantage with this is that you can change up your liquids more frequently, rather than get stuck with a flavor you’re not actively enjoying.


 


If you find that packing the extra bottles of e-juice to be more hassle than perhaps it’s time to look into the next phase of your vaping journey, the RTA may be a better choice.



The benefits of using RBAs?


Long ago, back in the stone-age of vaping, store-bought "drop in coils" were not as readily available.


Rebuildable atomizers were the only way to get a high-performance vape. Since the dawn of the vape store, RBAs are able to be used by purists who not only want to save buck or two but want to calibrate to a specific preference or search for that preference with a wider variety of options. RBAs are a staple of serious vapers everywhere.


The Rebuildable Drip Atomizer


RDAs are in a class of atomizer that is certainly divisive among vape enthusiasts.


Inside, you will find negative and positive connection points where the coil is inserted. Some experienced users will tell you that the flavor that you get from a freshly dripped atomizer is out of this world. Others will try to dissuade you. If you’re going to be the encyclopedic wealth of knowledge on vaping that your friends expect you to be, then you’ve got to try it!


Perhaps the biggest reason for getting into this style is that they allow for a more complex coil setup and the airflow makes your coil less likely to overheat. With all the airflow and extra room for coils, someone is able to use the device at higher temps and with more battery power. For better or worse.


If you're trying out a lot of different flavors then these will come in handy.  It's also great for experimentation, that’s the reason for getting into rebuildable devices after all!


Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

 

Here's a rare one.


The RTA category is for anything that falls under a tank system and is rebuildable. This is quite the voyage. The main concept here is that an atomizer inside of a tank filled with liquid will slowly feed juice to it through the wick, rather than all at once, or directly like we discussed with the previous categories.


So where do the categories meet? RTA's and RDA's are both types of rebuildable atomizers.

 

RTAs: Rebuildable Tank Atomizers


This is a tank-based system.


An RTA is a tank system with a rebuildable coil which you fill and vape until the liquid is gone and requires a fill again. The convenience comes with a small performance sacrifice and RTAs tend to have more difficulty associated with the build because they are assembled in multiple segments.


Nevertheless, RTAs are still popular with those prepared to invest some learning time. Many vapers got to this setup for the flavor qualities it can provide. So if you’re doing this build and end up with some off flavor, then it’s best to try again or adjust. Just remember to be patient and try again.


RTAs are perfect when you are out because you don’t have to re-drip your atomizer constantly. Instead, you just fill the tank and start vaping. In most cases, RTAs typically offer lower power levels than the RDAs, which is the reason why the latter is capable of producing larger clouds.


However, the RTAs provide vapers a more convenient and vaping experience and are better at preserving flavor than most of the RDAs.


Sub Ohm Tanks


RTAs transition nicely to discussing sub-ohm tanks. Sub-Ohm tanks are easy to install and feature some particular conveniences ( more on that) and the price point is agreeable if you’re vaping on a budget.


The setup for a sub-ohm tank uses pre-made coils, these can come separate for the tank, so the drop-ins here allow for some customization. The coils that you pick out here are loaded with cotton and wire.


Like many technologies in the vaping world, sub-ohm tanks have advanced greatly. Over the years they’ve become much more powerful. Where the power cutoff was much lower, now we see these kinds of tanks running over 100 watts.


Sub-Ohm Tanks are ideal for beginners, but you’ll find some experienced users with these in their arsenal as well.


It’s a convenient option for many, as one simply installs the coil, primes the device then screws it together.


Give the coil some time to absorb the e-juice and then you’re good to go. Times can vary based on the size of the tank you’re using, coil, materials etc.


Like we said, these easy to use – even for beginners, and you’ll get cloud density without the hassle of a complex set up (Cheating? We don’t think so). This is another option that has many choices for great tank setups. So do some research and experiment to find your preference.


Which Atomizer is for you?


As you will find, there are several kinds of atomizers, but they will all have something in common:


When rebuilding or building for the first time, you will always find the posts to be positive and negative charged. There will always be at least one positive post, for connecting to the mod, and one negative post.


Let’s say your atomizer is running more than one negative post and running more than one coil, for instance, dual or quad coils,(this is called running your atomizer in parallel because there is only one source of power via the positive post). This is dividing the resistance because the coils use the same power source. A little bit of engineering lesson for all of us.


As for which one is better, that all depends upon your preferences and needs. If you just want to vape without re-dripping too constantly, then you’d better choose the RTA. But if you are a cloud chaser or you want to have a taste of different juice flavors, then you will probably appreciate the experience the RDA can offer.


Check out the blog for more information on vaping etiquette and education.

Lady Vaping on the Computer


Modern electronic cigarettes come with many features like variable voltage, ability to customize, and flashy features like LED interfaces. With all of the fancy features though, it might be time to ask if this can affect your flavor and even how fast you're likely to burn through e-liquid. Not every e-cigarette comes with the option of variable voltage, some already come with preconfigured constant power output. Thus when using a Device like the Ego T vape mod, one should be sure to use it correctly. So how do these devices affect flavor and e-liquid economy? Strap in!

 

The Ego T, for instance, has a certain wattage. So how does this affect the flavor of your vape?

 

Let's use an unregulated eGo battery as an example. The battery has an output generally between 3.7 and 4.2 volts and the standard coil is 3.0ohm. This combo will range between 4.56 watts – 5.88 watts, well within the “safe” zone. Try to replicate this kind of setup when possible.

 

How long does a vape coil last?

 

Most vapers need to change a personal vaporizer coil somewhere between every 1 to 4 weeks of usage. A general estimate would be 2 weeks with regular usage, but you should always monitor the taste of your vapor to look for signs that the coil needs replacement.

 

When it comes to the vape juice, generally speaking, a 10ml bottle of e-liquid should last between 3 to 7 days but this is very dependent upon how often you vape. I've found that an average smoker usually smokes around 2ml to 3ml of e juice per day. Again this is an average and very dependent on how you vape.

 

Does cheap e-juice last as long?

 

A 10ml bottle on average costs $6.99, so a pack of smokes is around $1.50 in e-cig vapor. A 15ml bottle that sells for $9.99 equals $1.50 per pack. A 30ml bottle priced at $19.99 is equivalent to $1.50 per pack. There’s quite a few tricks tokeep your e-liquid lasting longer.

 

The cost analysis when you compare it to smoking is quite interesting.

 

Let's move to the cost of vaping. Now, before anything else, I will say making the switch seems expensive at first.

 

Once you have made the initial purchases, the amount of money you spend drastically decreases. You went from spending about $6/day to about $10/week (if you are using a bottle of juice a week). Most tanks will have replaceable coils that normally last about 2 weeks. The average price of a coil is $5. So, if you use a 15ml bottle per week and need two coils a month, your total cost is $50/month, compared to $160/month while smoking.

 

Cheap e-liquid isn’t going to vape faster than anything else. It’s usually just a matter of superior materials used to make it or something to do with the market price in your area.Find the right e-juice for you here.

 

Does having a better box mod matter?

 

The box mod and its e-liquid economy is a much-scrutinized area of the business. Of course, unless you're buying your own e-liquid wholesale and stockpiling it, then there's no reason for you to be burning through e-liquid carelessly.

 

A box mod is one of the most powerful types of vaporizers. Box mods differ from other vaporizers in some ways. Box Mods typically come with a larger battery that lasts longer than vape pens and small vapes. They are called Mechanical MODs because they do not contain any circuitry or electronic component whatsoever. When the fire button of a mechanical MOD is pressed, is physical makes a connection between the battery and the atomizer coil, causing it to heat up.

 

Bigger batteries andsub-ohm vaping are both sure-fire ways to burn through your e-liquid (not literally, always avoid combustion with your vape, of course). However, If you’re a trickster who loves a good vape cloud, this probably applies to you. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to send vapor clouds around your workplace so why not invest in a smaller, more basic e-cig to use at work?

 

This way you’ll only be using a small amount of juice during the day and can save the tricks and clouds for when you get home. Overuse of nicotine is seen to be a problem in the United States and this we want to set a better example for ourselves and for the youth of this country. Vaping can certainly help with smoking cessation, but it's also important to make sure that we aren't totally reliant on nicotine.

 

Be Aware Of How Much You Vape

 

Many adult smokers are interested in saving on e-liquid, thus the basic recommendation is to simply try not to use your vape as much. This is true conserving. TheUnited States is seeing a vast increase in the number of young people using flash drive size e-cigarettes, and this can be troubling for public health in the long term.

As we said, be aware of how much you vape, and/or use tobacco products. It's likely that vaping is better than the use of traditional cigarettes, but we can't be sure at the moment.

By this, we don’t mean stop vaping, but just be a little bit more conscious of how much you actually vape. You can run into unexpected costs if you have your e-cig glued to your hand all day though, as you’ll probably do it without realizing. You might be wondering ifyour e-liquid is going to expire, but take it easy.

Be careful not too vape to the point ofexperiencing chain-vaping symptoms.

Track your intake throughout the week to see where you can cut down. It could even mean giving yourself ‘vape breaks’ like you would have done back in the day with a smoking break. Only this time you won’t come back with the smell of smoked cigarettes.

Propylene glycol is one of the main ingredients in these e-liquids

Cease smoking with the rest of our blog. in fact we recommend working on ridding yourself of a nicotine addiction altogether, but more on that on the rest of our blog. We have plenty of tips tricks and insights on how to stop smoking and how to vape properly with our articles. Thanks for reading.



Sub Ohming Vaping Guy


Sub-ohm vaping is something you’ve probably heard and read a lot about, it simply refers to vaping with a resistance below 1 ohm.


Not to get too technical, but vaping often has some lesser known scientific aspects that are worthy of discussing. Since the development of unregulated mechanical mods and RDA’s, RBA’s/RTA’s, sub-ohm was the key to reaching the most voluminous and flavor-rich clouds.


However, those are no longer the only options. The latest development to hit the vaping world is sub-ohm tanks.


Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of RDA’s/RBA’s, traditional tank-style systems, and sub-ohm tanks so you can find the optimal setup for you.

Pros and Cons of a Sub-Ohm Tank


Although the jury is out when it comes to preference, it's interesting to know what the benefits are to using a Sub-ohm tank though.


Pros:


No Coil Building Knowledge Required

Replaceable and Disposable Coils

Large E-Liquid Capacity

Vast Vapor and Flavor Production

A Warmer Vape

Eliminates the Need to Regularly Drip and Wick

Perfect for Vaping and Driving

Ideal for Lung Hitters


Cons:


Using more e-liquid

Produces a Hotter Vapor

May Require You to Purchase a Sub-Ohm Compatible Device

Battery Life is Less Viable

Burns through Coils Quicker

Eliminates Mouth-to-Lung Hits

The Origin of Sub-Ohm Vaping


Sub-ohm used to be only attainable by advanced enthusiasts of vaping who used RDA’s on their unregulated mechanical mods. Vapers who wanted the most flavorful and thick clouds had to create sub ohm coils by hand. This technique requires raw materials including spools of kanthal wire, tools, and cotton before the ability to adjust wattage or voltage became popular as the technology evolved.


This was a build for the original vape enthusiast.


With the prerequisite for vapers to drip e-juice on the wick (cotton) every few hits to avoid a dry hit, not to mention a pretty good understanding of Ohm’s law, sub-ohm vaping was an advanced vaping way to go.


Today sub-ohm tanks use the same technology that RDA’s/RBA’s have been utilizing except in a quickly replaceable package. This tends to come at an affordable price. Eliminating the need for you to rebuild or tinker with parts.


When considering to purchase a sub-ohm tank there are a few things that you should know.


Since many vapers tend to start with a standard clearomizer tank system its important to keep in mind that sub-ohm tanks are not utilizing any unique or state of the art technology that conserves e-liquid, in-fact it’s quite the opposite.Even with the best e-liquid on the market, you’re still going to burn a lot regardless.


Sub-ohm clearomizer tanks, though they are incredibly convenient, are designed to vaporize a larger amount of e-liquid in a shorter amount of time, requiring them to be refilled more frequently than say an Aspire Vivi Nova. Yet at a way less frequency than an RDA/RBA. Thus the monumental and flavorful vapor clouds. Expect to increase your budget on e-liquid, depending on the frequency you vape.


If you want to conserve e-liquid with proper vaping practice, check out our blog post.


So what’s all the excitement about when it comes to Sub-ohm vaping. Here’s a breakdown of how to get some of the more prominent flavors and vapor out of your device:


The basic principles of getting the flavor, vapor, and heat are all requisite on power.


Picture a device that runs lower resistance coils produces more at a lower voltage than higher ohm coils: This is where the flavor and vapor come in because they use more watts. Therefore, the higher watts, the more power is being used in the same amount of time. So a higher wattage produces more clouds as the juice is being vaporized at a faster rate.


This can get vapers into trouble though if they run the device low on e-juice for too long.


Avoiding The Dry Hit is not only good for you, but it’s also good for your equipment. Vapers often wonder what is happening when they let their device run low on e-juice.


Basically, it occurs when you're no longer getting a fully saturated hit off the atomizer. What ensues next is an actual burning or charring of the wicking material.


This can be pretty unpleasant. The best way to recover with this mishap is to properly clean your vaporizer. The best process for a cleaning after a dry hit is to first, wash with warm water and dry with a paper towel and leave it out to dry.


Reprime your device with new e-liquid and you should be free of that burnt taste.


However, if you have a harsh dry hit then it's likely that the taste will impart to future vape sessions if you don't clean it properly. Make sure to do your due diligence.


Check out our atomizer cleanliness guide here.


Modern electronic cigarettes come with many features and one of these features is variable voltage. Not every e-cigarette comes with the option of variable voltage, some already come with preconfigured constant power output.


Since more advanced users prefer an option of variable voltage which allows them to control power output, many will choose to use a device like an atomizer to achieve ideal vapor production. This is why the evolution of the e-cigarette has progressed from the constant power-type e-cigarette to the variety of different types and brands of atomizers, cartomizers, and clearomizers on the market today.

Understanding Resistance


These various types and brands of atomizers, cartomizers, and clearomizers all have one thing in common:


A heating coil which converts power delivered by your battery to heat.


The heating coil can have a variety of different resistance options depending on what you've got. Thus, it requires different power levels to achieve ideal heating temperature. Variable voltage options allow the user to set ideal power output depending on brand and model of atomizers, cartomizers, and clearomizers.


The highest voltage is not always your best option.


Always pay attention to Ohm rating of atomizers, cartomizers, and clearomizers when purchasing one. If you're having trouble just ask your local vape store.


An Ohm rating indicates the resistance level of a heating coil inside the e-juice delivery device. Lower level (or Ohms) require lower power level to achieve proper and safe heating temperature. Higher level requires a higher power output. If the set voltage exceeds designed resistance level, you will get a burned taste and it can even lead to the coil burning out completely as described above.


So to help you with ideal voltage setting you will need two things: resistance level of your e-juice delivery device and knowledge of Ohm's law.


Check out this ohms law calculator for help. And as always if you've found our post interesting please give it a share or let your opinion be known in the comments below.


Before you run out and purchase the latest sub-ohm tank, make sure you take every aspect of the pros and cons discussed above to ensure that you have an optimal vaping experience. The last thing you should do is follow the trend, always do extensive research because as discussed above, sub-ohm vaping is not for everyone.


If you are considering sub-ohm tanks, what type of setup are you currently using, and which sub-ohm tank interests you the most?


We hope that this guide and the other guides on our blog have been helpful. As we continue to educate the world about e-liquid and the proper ways to use it we hope that you'll give our articles a share if you've found them useful, and if you've got tips of your own, we'd love to hear them. Please comment with your facts and personal tips, and as always please check out our e-liquid finder as well as the blog. Best regards, from Lotus Vaping!



Longest Vape

Trick question.


We're not about to call the Guinness Book of Records just yet. The answer is that the longest lasting vape is the one you make last. And that doesn't mean just quitting your impulse vaping habit. Rejoice, there are some advanced techniques that will save you cash and vape juice. If you've made your own e-liquid and want to preserve it long enough to give everyone a taste, or if you're just low on cash from buying some of the best e-liquid the market has to offer, then this is for you and everyone in between.


Vaping comes with a cost.


Although it might not be at the price of your health it could be at your wallet if you're inexperienced. You may feel like you’re racing through your e-liquid even if you don’t vape all day. And that's a nightmare.


Here's our guide on how to be economical with your e-liquid.


Sub-Ohm Vaping


Maybe you've heard this terminology before but can you recall what it means?


I can't. So let's review. Sub-Ohm is a vaping style that can be great because it gives you more vapor, intense flavor, and a bigger throat hit, but it uses up a lot of e-liquid in the process.


What are the reasons? First, creating more vapor uses up more e-juice. This is unavoidable if you're an Olympic cloud chaser. Otherwise, raising the Ohms will mean thinner, cooler clouds at the end of the day, which isn't satisfactory. However, you'll find some benefits.


One technique is to try is having a “daytime” device as well as a “night” one. Sounds enticing right? Try to use a higher Ohm coil, above one ohm at least, but the higher the Ohms, the less you’ll use) during the day to satisfy that desire to vape without going so heavy on the juice, and keep your sub-ohm setup limited to nighttime use so that you can still have that satisfying vape before bed.


Powerful batteries and sub-ohm vaping are both sure-fire ways to burn through your e-liquid. If that's not working, simply do the following:


Lower Your Wattage


Lowering the wattage on your vaping device will have a similar effect on conserving your e-liquid supply, as raising the Ohms, for much the same reason - less heat is produced by the coil, which means that you’re consuming less. If you like sub-ohming and don’t want to give it up, you can try lowering the wattage.


Want to conserve your batteries? This’ll definitely help. Play with settings and find a good balance.


Use a Stronger E-Liquid


If you absolutely don’t want to give up on the experience of voluminous clouds whenever you vape, you could always go for a stronger e-juice so that you end up vaping less often. Big clouds, and a delivery of nicotine that subsides even the most addicted of the smoker.


If you find yourself vaping non-stop and it means buying more e-liquid, then try increasing your nicotine level. If you’re a seasoned vaper and still find yourself chugging away all day long, try using juice with more nicotine. This should make the most of the juice you have as you won’t need as much to get the same hit.


The downside of higher nicotine content is that it’ll feel harsher on your throat, especially if you are sub-ohming.


Using less e-juice ultimately means figuring out how to consume less of it one way or the other, and you’ll have to compromise in some way or the other at the end of the day. The two solutions involve figuring out how to get yourself to vape less often, or giving up creating large clouds of vapor.


If you don’t want to make compromises and just want to save some money, then consider mixing your own e-juice instead.


You can also try going back to basics vaping. That does mean no trick vaping. Goodbye Instagram followers.


The most basic vaping devices are usually the most efficient and last the longest. Higher nicotine strengths, high atomizer resistance, and low power mean less e-liquid used, longer lasting batteries and an all-around easier experience. Who would have thought?


Use a Cheaper E-liquid


That’s right, go out and find a cheap e-liquid. There’s plenty of FDA regulations these days that most place you go to will have safe e-liquid on a discount price. Just remember to do your homework and you’ll be just fine.


Fix Your Device


Leaking e-cigarettes are quite common because quite often people overfill or fill them incorrectly. Devices in the mod category have even more moving parts and the chance for customization also leaves users at the will of errors. Since we're not robots, it's a good idea to follow these steps to ensure that your device is set up properly if you haven't taken a trip to your local vape shop just yet.


If you are filling your device properly and it’s still leaking, now’s the time to get it fixed! Your tank may be damaged, overfilled or you may have liquid in the center chamber. Always check it regularly to avoid any hazards and ensure your vaping experience can last for as long as possible. It's a good idea to have a proper toolkit for your vape device and make sure to throw in a cleaning cloth or some paper towels on the off chance you need to check for a leak.


Changing E-Liquids


Keep track of how much e-liquid you use throughout the week. It's a wise idea to keep track of your intake if you're weary of your nicotine consumption.


Here are a few tips to double check your vaping etiquette:



First, prime your coils


With any new atomizer, it’s important to kick-start the ‘priming process’ (soaking the cotton wadding inside). Next, add 5-10 drops of e-liquid to the wadding around the coil.


Assemble and fill your tank, then leave to rest for at least 5 minutes. Now roll the liquid around the top of the wadding as you add it. Take a couple of draws on the tank without pressing the button to further draw the liquid into the atomizer before normal use.


Refill on a level surface so that distribution is even. These tips should help maintain flavor throughout. It's also going to help you use batteries less as you vape since you're not burning up nicotine or searching for flavor.


When using a dual battery device:


Label each pair of batteries with a number.

If convenient, remove the batteries from the device and charge them on a multi-port charger.

Never mix & match your batteries.

Quicker charging

Being safe

Balanced charging – even charge/discharge cycle

Store batteries in a safe place. Little sunlight and a temperate place, if not a cold area.  


Store your paired batteries in a plastic container to prevent contact with metals items.


Understand that e-liquid will degrade in a harsh climate. Don't know what a harsh climate would be? Your car's dashboard is a death sentence for all your vaping gear, e-liquid included.


The less power a battery has, the harder it has to work, resulting in a shorter life.


Take care of your e-liquid and vaping devices and the payback will be felt in your wallet and taste buds. THere's nothing worse than abusing your vaping gear, the results can be dangerous, if not only costly.


We hope that this guide and the other guides on our blog have been helpful. As we continue to educate the world about e-liquid and the proper ways to use it we hope that you'll give our articles a share if you've found them useful, and if you've got tips of your own, we'd love to hear them. Please comment with your facts and personal tips, and as always please check out our e-liquid finder as well as the blog. Best regards, from Lotus Vaping!

Asian Lady Vaping


As the vaping community undergoes constant scrutiny from the government it's times like these that we are made aware of why vaping came into fruition: smoking cessation. This leaves many in the community wondering about no-nicotine e-juice.


It's for a good reason, and there are some surprising advantages for doing so. Take a look at the most popular reasons that people vape without nicotine in this guide to e-liquid that has little or no nicotine.


Smoking Cessation And Nicotine-free E-liquid


Most people have come into the world of vaping for a fairly good reason.


It's that smoking has become a dominant negative force in their life and quitting cold turkey isn't a route free of resistance. Vaping allows users to stave off their nicotine reliance without continued use of smoking and combustion. The process behind this comes down to “self-titration” which basically means that you tend to keep vaping till your levels of nicotine are satisfied.


Nicotine, in anything less than huge amounts, is relatively safe with few known side effects (e.g. it is, at worst, a very weak carcinogen.


The propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin that make up the majority of the remaining volume of the e-juice are well known and generally considered safe for human consumption when ingested by mouth. Propylene glycol is also used as the basis of many medicines that are inhaled, such as in formulas for inhalers that treat asthma.


Why is 0 mg Nicotine E-liquid considered to be problematic?


Well, the end effect of reducing the nicotine in e-liquid is that the vaper might end up consuming a greater volume of chemicals that are potentially dangerous.


The e-juice flavor industry meanwhile, prompted by vapers, has worked hard to find alternatives to chemicals known to cause problems, despite that the risks are very low. Additionally, further regulations from the FDA have made e-liquid manufacturers double check their work.


Obviously, one of the biggest reasons why people pick up vaping is because they are trying to either quit smoking or find a healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes.


The science has shown for years how terrible smoking is for the body, but people keep doing it because the nicotine addiction is overwhelmingly powerful. Vaping gives users the ability to decrease their nicotine levels gradually over time to eventually quit nicotine altogether.


Even if a former smoker reduces all the way down to 0 nicotine e-juice, the physical compulsion to smoke may still be there. So, some former smokers use no-nicotine e-juice to keep themselves away from the addiction.


Trick Vaping and Social Vaping

 

Some vapers still enjoy the effects of nicotine but may use no-nicotine e-juice with their mods to make blowing trick clouds much easier. Due to the fact that some tricks take a lot of practice, and users want to be careful about how much nicotine they consume while practicing their tricks. The safest way to practice is by using no-nicotine e-liquid.

 

Another reason why someone may choose no-nicotine e-juice is because they enjoy the social aspect of vaping but want to stay away from the addictive properties of nicotine. After all, this is why many people become attracted to smoking.


Flavor and the Enjoyment of Vape Juice


Some vapers may just enjoy the variety of flavors contained in e-juice. Some flavors may also satisfy sugar cravings, such as cheesecake or cinnamon rolls, without the user consuming all of the calories that come with these delectable treats. This can be helpful for those trying to cut down on sugar or on a diet.


While the majority of vapers are still vaping with nicotine, many shops are noticing a shift in their sales of high and low nicotine concentrated e-juices as vaping rises in popularity. What do you think are the best vape flavors?


Consumers are buying fewer high concentrated e-juice in favor of lower concentrations. And the sales are showing just this trend, but the reason is simple.


This may be evidence that vaping really is helping people wean from their nicotine addictions, or it may stem from the fact that vaporizers are efficient devices and users are finding they don’t need a high concentration to feel satisfied. Whatever the case, it will be fascinating to watch how the trends in vaping continue to evolve over time.


If you are switching over to vaping from smoking, or you are new to the culture in general, all of the different nicotine e-juice options can be confusing. So should one start by going all in on nicotine if they are a seasoned smoker? This is a good question and one we should guide you through.


Nicotine Consumption


It’s been common knowledge for a while now that cigarettes can be extremely hazardous to your health.


What was unknown were the ingredients that were the actual culprits. Studies are now being performed on various chemicals inside of cigarettes to see which ones are deadlier than others. A recent study concluded that nicotine may not cause cancer directly, but it may aggravate cancer cells that have already formed or may reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatments.


The study in reference used mice exposed to high levels of nicotine for their observations. While human tested hasn’t been completed, what the study hinted at was that low levels of nicotine shouldn’t cause cancer.


If you need help finding e-liquid that suits you, just check out our e-liquid finder.


People undergoing treatments for cancer already should avoid cigarettes and other nicotine products, however, in order to fully benefit from their therapy.


Nicotine is responsible for many surprising effects that include:


  • Increased heart rate

  • Increased blood pressure

  • Vasoconstriction

  • Activation of adrenal glands, causing stimulation

  • Dopamine released in the brain, causing a calming effect

 

Nicotine’s effects are initiated as quickly as 10 seconds after inhalation, but the half-life is relatively short.


Since nicotine is deadly in high concentrations, the shorter half-life provides a natural buffer between consuming enough and consuming a deadly amount. You would have to consume a lot of nicotine in one sitting in order for it to be deadly, but we don’t recommend pushing this limit. The shorter half-life also means users need to use it repeatedly throughout the day to feel lasting effects. This can lead to dependency on nicotine, especially since it affects the reward center of the brain. Going too long without nicotine after using regularly can produce symptoms of irritability, nausea, lowered attention spans, and disturbed sleep.


Withdrawal Symptoms


Quitting cold-turkey is often difficult as the withdrawal symptoms and cravings can last weeks to months. Some people also find that they relied on the ritualistic aspect of smoking as a coping technique and miss their old routine. This is why some have turned to vaporizers to help reduce their nicotine consumption and ease out of their smoking habit.


Setting Your Vaping Goals

 

If you’re trying vaping without any prior smoking experience and you don’t want to become dependent on nicotine, that is certain.


Consider using an e-juice that contains 0mg/mL of nicotine. If you’re wanting to switch from cigarettes to vaping as a healthy alternative, but want to keep your nicotine consumption the same, then follow along to find the right concentration level for you.


If you are wanting to reduce your nicotine consumption and smoking habit to eventually quit, then you can start with a nicotine level you are used to until you are comfortable with your vape and then slowly decrease the concentration over time. It will take time to reduce your nicotine intake to 0, so give it a couple months every time you decrease your concentration before doing so again.


Eventually you will feel no need to consume nicotine again.


How Nicotine Levels Affect the Overall Vape Experience


If you're using a high concentration of e-liquid one might find that it necessitates a shorter vaping session. Is this what you're after? Quick delivery of nicotine? Thus one will find that lower concentrations may require longer sessions. Those who vape in short bursts throughout the day may prefer a higher concentration on their spectrum, while those who prefer only a few longer sessions will enjoy the lower concentrations (especially the social vapers).


The taste also varies a bit as well. Seasoned vapers will know.


High nicotine concentrations can produce a harsher taste and throat hit. Vapers wanting a smoother experience will want to stick to lower concentrations first and work their way up to a comfortable balance. The cloud chasers will also find that these harsh hits are difficult to work with as well.

Nicotine Salts—What Are They?

 

Nicotine salts, or nic salts, are nicotine molecules with an extra CH3 link completing the structure and making it a salt.


Users of nic salts claim that this type of e-juice produces a smooth throat hit, while still providing that high concentration of nicotine. Nicotine salt e-liquid isn’t meant for sub-ohm vaporizers but is usually found in pod systems instead. Nicotine salt e-liquids typically come in 30-50mg/mL concentrations and are used in lower powered devices. Are you searching for the best flavors or simply the cheapest e-juice?


The ones interested in nicotine salts are usually vapers who want to try a higher concentration without the harshness factor, or smokers switching to vaping who want their sessions to feel as close to smoking as possible.Surprisingly, Salt nicotine e-liquids are friendly to beginner vapers.

Also, since nicotine salts are relatively new, there aren’t as many flavor or concentration options available. However, with the popularity rising, it is likely that they are the next best thing in vaping.


Speaking of flavors, this is your guide to vape flavors.


If you’re like myself, then the desert flavors don’t particularly entice, but what about the tobacco flavors, many aren’t privy to those either.

Blend or Single Flavor Vape Liquid?


Which is better: blends or single flavors? Only your palette can answer that question.


Both blends and single flavors prove to be very popular! Nothing beats the simplicity of a standard flavor like strawberry or vanilla, but at the same time, blends are definitely among our favorite picks because they are interesting enough to smoke all day long.


What is a blended E-liquid?


“Blend” just means that there are several distinct flavors mixed together, like our all-day blend Volcano Lava Juice, which is a delicious and complex mixture of strawberry, pineapple, coconut, and cream flavors. Choose whatever sounds good to YOU!


IF you are just trying a flavor for the first time or if you want to try out lots of different flavors, buy a in the smaller size, such as 15 ML.


Once you find the flavors you love, you can stock up and buy larger sizes for your collection. Just remember to store such e-liquids properly, and be sure to follow our guide on storing e-liquids properly.


Always practice safety with your e-liquid and their nicotine ratios. And as always, please peruse our blog for more information on proper vape buying information.

Guy Vaping and Looking Off Into The Distance


Ever left your e-liquid in the car too long? I've cooked my own eye drops on a hot summer day, and the result was quite unpleasant.


There's a good amount of things that expire in our daily lives that we should watch out for. Dairy, tequila, eggs, they all expire with particularly terrible consequences. But what about your e-juice?


With the production of e-liquid setting record highs in the previous past five years, and as more vapers want to bottle their own batch, and even sell it or trade with friends, there is a lot to learn about the enjoyable vapor producing liquid. Maybe you’ve just used our vape juice finder and discovered a flavor that you’re obsessed with. You want to care for that vape juice properly right?


One major thing many vapers don’t realize is that e-liquid comes with an expiration date. This expiration date is usually printed on the labeling or on the bottom of the bottle. Though this varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, it is imperative you understand the expiration and what that means for your e-liquid. There has been some confusion in the vaping community as to what exactly this means though.


Is it dangerous to vape an e-liquid after the expiration date?


After the expiration date, the e-juice is subject to change. We ask though if this is, in fact, similar to how some foods go bad after their expiration date has passed? Enough to make you sick? These are questions that every person who vapes should ask themselves.


E-Liquid and its Shelf Life


Like with food, an expiration date is only an estimation of the date that the contents are no longer guaranteed to be the same quality as when it was purchased. Most e-liquids have expiration dates set for 1-2 years. That might seem like a lot but here's the reason why:


Nicotine, PG, and VG, you should be familiar with all of them by now as they comprise the key ingredients in e-liquid. They all have an established shelf life of about 2 years if stored in the correct conditions on their own. However, when exposed to direct sunlight or extreme heat, these three components begin to break down sooner. So storing them in your car, in the sunlight or extreme heat or cold is not recommended.

 

The main problem with storing e-liquids to the point of expiration is the flavor breaking down over time, flavor changing and even tasting stale. No one likes stale bread or anything for that matter. So do your due diligence and take care of your investments. Vaping isn't the cheapest hobby but if one decides to spend money on smoking cessation, this is a way to do it right.


Some e-juices can last up to 5 years while others lose flavor in two, but we don't recommend pushing it to those extremes.


Since expiration dates are only an estimation, it’s up to you to decide whether or not your e-liquid is too far gone to vape.


When the date becomes expired, several things happen to an e-juice. Here are a few signs that your bottle of e-juice needs to be thrown out:


The taste begins to degrade.

A tell-tale sign is that the aroma will slowly fade.

The color of the e-liquid might change.

Nicotine also tends to degrade quickly if left in the wrong conditions.


Whilst the e-liquid itself is unlikely to cause any serious harm – especially when compared to the chemicals found in traditional cigarettes – like any consumable if you’re having doubts about the status of the vape juice, it’s best to simply throw it away. After all, there’s no point risking feeling queasy if a new bottle only costs a minor amount.


Here are a few things to check when determining if your e-liquid is still good:


If your e-liquid has been stored in an unsuitable location, it may spoil before the expiration date, but if it has been stored properly, there’s a chance it may still be okay to vape. Just inspect it carefully.


Check the e-liquid for separation. The more viscous the e-liquid the more intact it may be. However, sometimes the e-juice will separate and the dense parts of the e-liquid will naturally sink to the bottom of the bottle.


If the contents are not mixing after a few prolonged shakes, it is time to toss it.


Just like with the gallon of milk in your fridge, one quick whiff can tell you if an e-liquid is past it’s prime. Not all e-liquids will change smell drastically, but if it smells or looks odd, it’s likely a good indicator of the condition your liquid may be in.


It is not a fact that the day after the expiration date the e-liquid will become dangerous to vape. The date is just a recommendation to use up the juice fast or throw it away. Ultimately, it isn’t dangerous to vape expired e-juice, nor is it bad for your health. It is simply a recommendation by the producer and/or seller of the e-liquid.


Most e-liquids have expiration dates within the first two years of life. It's due to the three main components of e-liquid as stated before. But its always worth reiterating that when exposed to direct sunlight or extreme heat, these three components begin to break down sooner.


As many of the craft e-liquids are not cheap it's worth taking care of them too. They can range from $20 dollars and up based on the manufacturer, size, and flavor profile.


No one wants their money to age, so they should take these steps to make sure that their e-liquid is safe.


No one wants their stock of e-liquid to expire, but if it does, don't worry about it. Simply vape the e-liquid or throw it away. Following simple steps such as shaking the bottle and storing it in a cool, room temperature place will surely make the smell and taste last longer. When it comes to money being spent on e-liquid, make sure that you are aware of these things, too.


Bottom line. Vape juice goes bad in the heat.


Proper Practices for Storage of Vape Juice


E-liquid is a viscous mixture that is unlikely to go bad in the short-term. But there are certain steps you can take that ensure your vape juice stays viable for as long as possible:


Make sure that the receptacle containing the liquid is sealed correctly to prevent air and bacteria from reaching the juice and possibly spoiling it.


Find a place to store the liquid that is away from direct sunlight, as infrared light often leads to separation within the mixture


Does vape juice go bad if the temperature isn’t right where you’re storing it? Unfortunately yes. Heat can often spoil the liquid before the quoted expiration date. The best conditions for vape juice are within room temperature, or slightly cooler – and try to avoid storing your juice in the fridge.


We hope that this guide has answered some question for how to properly store your e-liquid, and when to throw out that expired bottle. Also, make sure to check out the rest of our blog for more information on e-liquid safety and practices.



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