It seems that with every day that comes around more people are hopping on the vaping bandwagon and with the many newcomers comes a lot of uneducated and inexperienced vapers. Now do not get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with people who are new to the vaping world and do not know quite as much information as they would like to at first. Everybody does has to start from somewhere, which is completely understandable. However, what is not understandable is the refusal for people to actually learn about the vaping products they are using. So I thought it would be most beneficial to break down vaping and vaporizers in a very “user-friendly” manner so that nobody has an excuse to not learn about their vaporizers.
The best place to start when breaking down the basics of vaping is by giving a basic definition of vape pens. An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered mechanism that is designed to provide an inhaled dose of nicotine by means of a vaporized solution (eLiquid). The usually rechargeable battery gives power the heating element inside of the vape pen called the coil. In turn, when the eLiquid makes contact with the coils, it is heated up and the eLiquid is vaporized and ready to be inhaled. Essentially, the battery works as a power switch for the coils to heat up in order to vaporize the eLiquid.
Now that that is out of the way, the next question seems to be, how exactly is the eLiquid vaporized? Luckily there is a fairly simple explanation. There is a wicking material that is placed in the coils, usually organic cotton. When the wicking material makes contact with the eLiquid it is absorbed thoroughly and will slowly reach the heating coil. The act of taking a hit from the vaporizer will pull the eLiquid through the wicking material to the coil so it can be vaporized. Once the eLiquid reaches a certain temperature (temperatures vary) it will vaporize fully and travel directly from the coil to your mouth so you can finally inhale the product.
So when it comes down to it, the actual process of vaping is not that hard to comprehend when it is nicely broken down for you. A lot of the time this type of information can usually just be guessed correctly, but it is still nice to have the information laid out simply before you so that there are no looming questions in the air. It makes sense that vaping is rapidly growing in popularity with its easy access and its many health benefits as opposed to smoking traditional cigarettes. However, just as fast as the vaping industry is growing it is also changing. You can never be too up to date on what is happening in the vaping world. If you are new to vaping the best place to start when it comes to keeping up to date with products and fads is to start with the basics, get that down, and then grow from there. Informed vaping is safe vaping.