Vaping FAQs

What is an e-cigarette?

E-cigarettes are handheld battery-powered vaporisers. They are called e-cigarettes because they simulate tobacco smoking. Instead of cigarette smoke, the user inhales vapor, so using an e-cigarette is called "vaping". They typically have a heating element that atomizes a liquid solution called e-liquid.

What are the benefits of e-cigarettes versus regular cigarettes?

E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco or other toxins and carcinogens. No ash, or tar. Based on expert opinion, e-cigarettes are safer than smoking. They are also believed to cause no harm to the people around, who would otherwise be passive smoking in case of a traditional cigarette.

What is an atomizer?

An atomizer is used to emit a liquid as a fine spray. It refers to any device that vaporizes e-liquid. The coil of the vape tank that vaporizes the liquid, is called the atomizer. It bridges the gap between the battery power and the e-liquid itself, and is an essential part in transforming liquid into vapor. When you activate your mod by pushing the button, the atomizer slowly heats the liquid in your tank, and converts it into vapor.

What is a coil?

The coil is a component inside the atomizer. An atomizer head contains a coil that is wrapped in wicking material (which absorbs e-liquid) When a device is activated for use, vape coils draw power from the battery to produce heat and vaporize the e-liquid.
Vape coils are measured in ohms. You can personalize your vaping experience by choosing different vape coils with specific resistance levels. Vaping coils with lower resistance will result in more vapor and more intense flavor from your e-liquid when the device is activated, while vape coils with higher resistance will give off a cooler vape and less intense flavor.

What is sub ohm vaping?

Sub ohm vaping, or sub ohming, is a style of vaping that produces large clouds of vapor. These devices utilize low resistance coils that are less than one ohm, hence the name sub ohm. A sub ohm coil has a resistance of less than 1 ohm.

When should I replace my coil?

The longevity of your coil changes with your usage, battery and power settings, your vape juice - among other factors. Watch out for a change in taste from your atomizer for a sign to replace your coil.

How do I prime my coil to avoid premature burnout?

Priming your atomizer head is a way to prepare the coil and wicking material and ensure it is saturated with e-liquid before you vape. It is an often simple and overlooked process which ensures you don't burn your coil and wick when you first install your new atomizer.
Simply add a few drops of e-liquid onto the wicking material of your atomizer head before you install it into your tank. Fill your tank and let it soak in for 5 – 10 minutes. Next, before you vape for the first time take a few draws on your new atomizer but without pressing the button. If your device has adjustable settings, set it to a low power and fire the device.

And there you have it - your new coil is now successfully primed and ready!

What is e-liquid?

E-liquid is the fuel for your e-cigarette. Most e-liquids are made of Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), water, flavorings and nicotine. E-liquids typically feature both PG and VG, with the ratio of one of the two often more higher than the other.

What nicotine strength should I go for?

Unlike cigarettes, it is possible to know how much nicotine your vape juice contains. It could be challenging for seasoned smokers to choose which vape juice and nicotine level is right for their needs. E-liquids come in nicotine strengths ranging from 0mg to 36mg (per 1ml of e-liquid) These nicotine levels will influence your vaping experience. Taste and throat hit, usage and its equivalent to smoking (if you have been a smoker) are some factors which need to be considered while selecting your preferred option.

What is propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG)?

PG and VG are liquids present in your vape juice that turn the nicotine to vapor.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is a sweet thick liquid that produces massive clouds. It also gives a sweet taste to your e-liquid. Propylene Glycol (PG) is a colorless, odorless liquid that feels more like smoking a cigarette, because it gives a throat hit and an experience similar to smoking tobacco.

What PG/VG split do your e-liquids contain?

While checking e-liquids, you will find ratios that refer to the PG/VG quantities. For example, if you see 70/30 on the e-liquids, then it will contain 70% PG and 30% VG.