Introduced in the early 90s, vaping is a common practice amongst different cultures and urban communities. In the past recent years, it has become the perfect choice for people who wish to quit smoking and adopting a healthier lifestyle. Rotterdamp actively supports anyone who wishes to start vaping. Our team of vape experts at Rotterdamp is ready to provide you with all you need to know to get started!
WHAT IS VAPING?
Vaping is the term used to express the use of an electrical cigarette (vaporizer). It is powered by e-liquids which are available in different flavours, either with or without nicotine.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A VAPE DEVICE?
Each vaporizer contains batteries and coil. The battery powers the coils which acts as a heater to convert the e-liquid from liquid to smoke/vapor form. It is very important that there is a process of heating, so the vaporizers doesn’t burn anything. Vaporizers must be kept with e-liquids at all times to avoid burning and damages on the device.
WHAT IS INSIDE E-LIQUID?
The base of e-liquids consists of Vegetable Glycerine (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG), water, aromas and nicotine (optional). Most e-liquids are sold without nicotine, but all are acceptive of nicotine additions.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is also encountered in several foods and cosmetics. While VG is thicker than PG, it creates the thickness on the clouds of the smoke, giving a soft hit for the throat.
Propylene Glycol (PG), just as VG, can be found in several foods, and also be used in medical applications.
WHY DO PEOPLE QUIT SMOKING AND START VAPING?
Amongst many, health and money are usually the most common reasons why people decide to transition to vaping. While able to tap down on the nicotine level up to the point of zero, vaping can help cigarette smokers to completely quit smoking, avoiding/reducing many of the usual cravings pertinent to the detox process. Also, vaping is more environmentally friendly, as nicotine and CO2 levels in the vapor are significantly lower than normal cigarettes.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VAPING AND SMOKING?
Generally, the way in which cigarettes and vaporizers are smoked differs on the vapor exhaled. When you smoke a cigarette, solid particles are inhaled due the burning process. As e-liquids contain a different, thicker composition, users inhale vapor instead of particles.
Aside from the health effects of cigarette smoke in passive smokers, the smell is easily recognizable and traced in clothing, hair, hands and enclosed spaces. As vapes are powered by flavoured e-liquids, the vapor mostly smells sweet and is not traceable within close environments.
NO TAR, CARBON MONOXIDE OR CHEMICAL DUST
In contrast to the ingredients composing an e-liquid, cigarettes content are more dangerous and filled with chemical dust. Besides carbon monoxide, cigarettes also release tar, benzene, formaldehyde, acetone and other chemical dust when burned.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF VAPING
|Flavour satisfaction||Allergic reaction on propyleneglycol||Decreased of risk of cancer||Allergic reaction on propyleneglycol|
|Stimulates Drymouth||Decreased of risk of heart- and lung diseases||Stimulates Drymouth|
|Damage because of the nicotine in the e-liquid (it is your own choice to vape with or without nicotine)||Better blood flow||Damage because of the nicotine in the e-liquid (nicotine is optional)|
|Better odor and sense of smell|
|Less smokers cough|
|No disgusting smell of cigarettes|
|Remarkable money saving|
|None to barely withdrawal symptoms|
|Doesn't affect teeth or taste buds|
WHAT IS THE ANATOMY OF A VAPE?
The battery is the component that regulates the power of the vape. They are available in various power levels and sizes. Most of the batteries are rechargeable by an USB cable, but external batteries can also be rechargeable by an external battery charger. The difference between these charging techniques are the lifespan of the batteries and the speed in which the batteries get fully charged.
The atomizer is one of the most important parts of the vape device, as it holds the heating process. Tanks are easily adjustable to different vape devices due to the universal screw system present underneath the part. The resistance in each tank is, however, varied and not always compatible to all devices.
Some of the most common atomizers types are RDA’s, RTA’s, RDTA’s and Sub-Ohm Atomizers. Generally, both RDA and RTA’s are of lower cost, customizable and with higher wattage resistance, but requiring more maintenance than a Sub-Ohm Atomizer. Overall, RDA and RTA are recommended for a more intense vape experience.
Tank or Sub-Ohm Atomizer
Tanks –or Sub-Ohm Atomizers- are user friendly and highly recommended for beginners. They are available in different shapes and sizes, but possess similar functions, essentially. The main parts of a tank are the base, the glass reservoir and the coil. Coils are factory-made and assembled to the vape device either by screwing the part to the base or by plugging it into the reservoir. Generally, coils are low maintenance, instantly ready to use and have an average durability of one week.
There are several options of tanks available, but we’ve chosen the two options below to get you started.
RDAs or Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers are known for their great delivery in taste and production of thick clouds.These atomizers do not have a reservoir for e-liquid and, as the name suggests, it needs to be dripped regularly during usage to stay saturated. The RDA consists of two parts: the deck and the top cap. To install the RDA, you can either use your own homemade or pre-made coils and cotton, building this on the deck. Even though RDAs need in overall, slightly more frequently maintenance than Tanks, they are highly adjustable, powerful and more capable to provide you with a full vaping experience as a cloud chaser. Coils placed in a RDA can last for an average of three months.
RTA -or Rebuildable Tank Atomizer- contains the best features of both RDAs and Tanks. In short, RTAs display the user-friendliness of Tanks and the longevity of RDAs. This atomizer is equipped with a rebuildable base, self/pre-made coils and a reservoir for your e-liquid to be stored. Due the slight complexity on building the RTA, this atomizer is recommended for an intermediate/experienced vaper who wishes to improve and sharpen the overall vaping experience.
Coils are the heated part of a vape, where the process of evaporation happens to the e-liquid. They are available in various sizes, resistances and compositions.
Every device contains an airflow regulator which defines both the clouds and the inhalation process. For instance, a more open airflow means colder clouds and lighter inhalation, while a closed airflow creates an experience closer to inhaling from a cigarette. Our advice is that you fully open the airflow and gradually adjust it to your needs.
WHAT ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE?
The cleaning of your complete vape is perhaps the most important to extend the lifespan of your device. It is not necessary to use soap or specific cleaning products, but rinsing some parts and carefully drying them are recommended on a weekly basis.
Keeping your e-liquid storage full is important while maintaining the coils at normal working levels and preventing overheating of your device. Please bear in mind that the number of times you refill it will depend solely on your own vaping habit.
Replacing the coil is not only a very important part of your device’s maintenance, but crucial to obtain optimal satisfaction. If the taste in your vape begins to change or the coil looks burnt, it is time for replacement. For most Sub-Ohm Atomizer devices, coils should be changed every week.
Recharging the battery is essential, as it guarantees the full functionality of your device. We advise you to charge your vape every night, so you can fully enjoy your vaping experience on the next day!
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