The technology of vaping is new to most people. The switch from smoking cigarettes to vaping requires a shift in attitude and aptitude. If you’re looking to switch, we have some basic facts listed here that you should know about.
Electronic cigarettes were developed to be a safer alternative to smoking. The material you inhale is not smoke but a vapor, since it is not heated to the point of combustion. The user doesn’t inhale the tar and other chemical by-products that smoke from a combusted substance produces.
- How Vapour is Made
Vapour is created when your substance of choice is heated by coils inside the vaporizer. The coils are heated by a current coming from the vape battery. The vapor is then inhaled. Vaporizers can either vaporize plant matter (like cannabis flower) or an oil or liquid.
- Different Kinds of Devices
There are different types of e-cigarettes. Disposable e-cigarettes are easily available but not very powerful. Cigalikes and pen mods are more substantial but don’t satisfy everyone. A vape mod is a larger device providing bigger clouds, changing the hardware, and altering the wattage or temperature output.
- Vaporizer Safety
Lithium-ion batteries are a subset of batteries that are used in vaporizers and can be potentially dangerous. Care is required to handle them and use them. Most e-cigarettes are now set to a specific output making them less susceptible to user error. Some of the e-cigarettes known as “mech-mods” should be operated by those who understand battery voltage to avoid the e-cigarette “blowing up.”
- Choosing Nicotine Strength
The nicotine strength is very dependent upon several factors, including how much nicotine you have been used to smoking and the type of device you are choosing to use. There are some helpful online charts to use as your guide.
- Quality e-liquid
As you may imagine, not all e-liquid is of the same quality. Lower quality e-liquid contains harmful additives to enhance the flavor. Diacetyl and various sweeteners should be avoided by buying from a trusted source.
- Vaping Side Effects
Most of these effects may be the result of detoxification. Chances are you have been a smoker, and so some pretty toxic chemicals have called your body home. Ridding your body of these toxins can make you feel ill at first. Also, e-liquid introduces some substances of its own that can create irritation initially.
- Prepare Yourself
Be prepared for a potential lack of availability. E-liquid, coils, battery power, etc. These things are not necessarily conveniently located, and many devices require components specific to that particular device. Consider vaping an investment in your well-being. Like becoming a vegetarian, you’ll have to learn how and where to change your behavior.
- Device Use
Vaping is different than smoking in that you are inhaling vapor instead of smoke. The vapor is created by the vape pen power source that heats the cartridge of what it is that you are vaping, be it oil or plant material. The vaporization device heats just below the combustion point and frequently allows for adjustment of that heat. Learn how and when to inhale, there are differences between the devices.
- Vegetable Glycerin vs Propylene Glycol
Both Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are considered safe and acceptable substances by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be ingested. Both substances are part of many types of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products. Some allergic reactions can occur, they are mostly skin irritations. If you were allergic, you’d know it because of the other products you’ve probably come across that also utilize these substances.
- The Journey is Not a Perfect One
Adjustments are all part of this journey, and the journey won’t be a perfect one. There is however something you can count on, GreenEx Farms will be there with you every step of the way to answer any questions and give you sound advice.