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  • E-Cigarette and Vaporizer Batteries Aren’t The Same

    E-Cigarette and Vaporizer Batteries Arent The Same

    You may hear it pretty often. Maybe you’ve tried it yourself. You had your e-cig on one side of you with a fully charged battery, and your vaporizer on the other side with a battery completely spent. Your eyes darted from one to the other, since you want to use your vape so much more than your e-cig. Then you give into temptation. Reaching over to the e-cig, you pop out the battery and place it into the vaporizer. Somehow, it works and you enjoy your vape like nothing ever happened. But, surprise! Something did happen. Whether you believe it or not, e-cigarette and vaporizer batteries aren't the same. While they may seem very similar, the're some key differences that can result in chance bad events occurring if you use them interchangeably.

    Though e-cigarette batteries and portable vaporizer batteries use the same type of ion to be able to recharge (lithium ion), the concentration of these ions are different. Traditional vaporizers have far more lithium, as users of these devices are expected to be more likely to pull harder and deeper than e-cig users. The e-cig users generally are associated with previous regular cigarette smokers, who prefer smaller, finer pulls. Therefore, battery size and power storage can differ significantly between the two.

    Another key difference is the mechanism the battery uses to connect to the rest of the vaping device. Since e-cigarettes are small, sleek, and designed to emulate natural cigarettes, the battery must connect in an indented manner. Conversely, vaporizer batts don't have to worry about attaching a certain way as long as the device aesthetic remains. Therefore, the actual mechanisms in the way the two batteries connect is different. While they're likely to be able to connect somewhat and power a decent amount, it's very likely that the actual power received from the batt is far less than what you'd get if used normally.

    On the point of power efficiency, batteries are meant to be used in the most optimal way. By transplanting an e-cigarette battery to a traditional vaporizer or vice-versa, you're using batteries sub-optimally. This means you're drawing more but receiving less, and therefore draining the battery faster than you would normally. Repeatedly doing this will dramatically decrease the battery’s lifespan.

    Finally, though highly unlikely, there's a chance that the battery could melt or even explode. By straining the battery and using it in a non-standard way, conditions the battery has never been tested under may occur. These untested conditions could result in serious consequences. This reason alone is why e-cigarette and vaporizer batteries shouldn't be interchanged.

    Though many vapers do swap batteries with no harm or noticeable change in power, it's far wiser to keep e-cigarette and vaporizer batteries distinctly separate. The batteries will thank you for keeping their lifespan normal and for not putting them under extreme, abnormal stress.

  • Urban Fashion and Vaping Coming Together

    Urban Fashion and Vaping

    It's easy to make assumptions about people based on the way they look; the same can be said for the vaping community. There are common fashion trends among this particular group of people: flat billed hats, t-shirts, tattoos, and jeans seem to be common. Why are vapers drawn to this sort of fashion? Vaping is more than just a thing people do, it's a lifestyle. There's community associated with vaping as a hobby, camaraderie stemming from things like shared hardship as well as a willingness to learn.

    When a group of people get together with shared interests, they start to influence each other. Vapers begin this lifestyle for several reasons, a common one being to quit smoking as well as a genuine interest in the mechanical aspect of building MODs and coils or even the chemistry of creating or sharing that perfect e-liquid.

    Whatever the reason, the vaping community is a tight-knit one. They communicate via Facebook posts, Instagram, and  even YouTube, as well as attending conventions to learn about new things. Because of the constant communication associated with this type of contact, influential members of the vaping community are influencing masses of people right from home. In these posts and videos, they're usually dressed comfortably maybe wearing a tank top and jeans as they lounge at home. Body art being visible is also very common, as they're forms of self-expression and this group, generally in their mid-20s to early 40s, can be very expressive. At conventions, hats and t-shirts are often given out as a form of advertisement and vapers willingly wear this apparel to support their favorite brands.

    Of course, there are individuals in every niche and not every vaper is into urban fashion. I believe that there's a direct correlation between the increasing numbers of people that're and the influence that prominent members of the community exude via social media channels. People brought together in adversity or even just interest develop strong bonds and they grow and thrive as individuals as well as collectively. Vapers interested in urban fashion will only grow and thrive from here.

  • Get Your Head in The Clouds

    Get Your Head in The Clouds

    I'm no psychic, but if you're reading this, chances are you're trying to figure out how to get massive clouds without damaging your MOD. If I'm right, which I am, then you're in luck! What I'm about to explain will blow your mind, not your MOD, and help you to make the biggest clouds you've ever seen.

    In an attempt to create those sought-after clouds, many vapers turn to a method known as “sub-ohm vaping.” Sub-ohm vaping is a process that pushes the limits of your battery. When you do this, it can cause the power load to exceed its limitations. This may cause the device to melt, overheat, or even explode. Sub-ohm vaping is dangerous and should never be attempted, but fear not; I'm going to give you three methods to creating those giant clouds we all know and love, without the risk of explosion.

    The first method is purchasing an e-liquid using high percentages of vegetable glycerin (VG). VG captures moisture from the air, creating those monumental vapor plumes. The more VG your e-juice has, the larger the clouds you'll produce. The issue with this method is the more VG you use, the more diluted your flavor will become.

    The next method is to use low ohm coils. Using a device with lower ohm coils is a quick and easy way to increase your vapor production. Lower ohm coils have less resistance, which causes them to become hotter in less time. This process will allow the e-liquid to burn faster, producing more vapor output. However, you'll run through your e-liquid much faster than usual.

    The final method involves reducing your nicotine strength. Many cloud chasers prefer not to use nicotine for this very purpose. Lowering the nicotine level to about 0.6% can help achieve larger clouds through a process referred to as “direct pulling.” Direct pulling is the process of inhaling directly from the mouthpiece of the device, allowing higher amounts of vapor to be inhaled. This method is highly effective in achieving larger clouds.

    Whether you choose to purchase an e-juice with a high VG percentage, purchase lower ohm coils, reduce your nicotine levels, or even chose to do all three at once, just take into consideration the pros and cons to each method and choose what's right for you. Before you know it, you'll be making clouds so large, you'll have your own atmosphere!

  • Vaping Practice. Yes We're Talking About Practice!

    Vaping Practice Yes We're Talking About Practice

    Practice makes perfect. This is true for all arts including vaping. Whether you're a beginner starting out with your first disposable e-cigarette or a more traditional e-cigarette, then moving on up to a vaporizer, professional practicing is always essential. When it comes to do this with new MODs or tanks and atomizers, temperature adjustments and even different batteries, this means new vaping techniques to practice, evolve, and add to your vaping experience.

    If you're a smoker new to vaping, you may find that it doesn't feel the same and doesn't provide the same sensation as smoking does. It's a different experience because you're inhaling vapor not smoke. If you're coughing or experiencing a burning sensation down the back of your throat and lungs this is why. If this is happening, rehearse different drawing techniques. Instead of taking a quick, hard, sucking draw as you would with a cigarette, try taking a long, slow, and soft draw in the same way you would take a breath through your mouth. Also, when you draw the vapor into your mouth, hold it there for a second and then inhale it.

    Once you've experience with vaping, you can start implementing with new options for your device or move on up to an upgraded e-cigarette or even a vaporizer. So for instance, if you're using a tank and atomizer, you can practice your techniques using different tank styles and atomizers. This'll provide different wicking methods, alternative loading options either top load or bottom load, and different disbursements of heat. This'll affect how much e-juice is flowing through the device per draw, the taste and feel of your vape experience. Practice is even recommended when you change your battery because that too can alter your experience.

    If you're a vaping professional, you've probably jumped into the excitement of MODs. These awesome devices can provide a whole new experience when it comes to vaping and the tweaks available are endless. Every time you change your MOD, you should spend time practicing before making further changes. This'll allow time to adapt your techniques to your change. Also, remember to practice cleaning your device to ensure the best experience.

    Practice is always essential regardless of your level of experience. It'll improve your experience and lessen your costs. Your device, regardless of which one you'll using,  will receive less wear and tear and experience less e-liquid waste with practice as you learn to utilize your vape efficiently. Last but not least, practicing when it comes to vaping is just plain fun!

  • Altitude Changes Means Vaping Experience Changes

    altitude vaping

    High altitude vaping is certainly possible, but it takes some getting used to. It requires the same patience and practice that cooking does in high mountains but once you get used to it, life at the top of the world is hard to beat. You can bring papers and a lighter if you want to, but give mountain vaping a fair chance before you light up.

    Vaping at the summit of Mt. Rainier wouldn’t be dangerous, but it'd be a little more work than standing at sea level with your toes in the sand. The further up you go, the harder it gets to produce the kind of thick vapor clouds serious vapers appreciate. Higher altitudes not only cause changes in air pressure, it also means less oxygen, and both are going to affect vaping. Air pressure affects vaping by forcing air into the tank which leads to less than satisfying, thin vapor clouds. Add to that the possibility of altitude sickness, and it could be a couple of days before you feel normal enough to enjoy a good vaping session. Hang in there, let your body acclimate to its new surroundings, and soon you’ll be vaping as usual, enjoying every hit as if you were still on flat ground. It’s all in what a person is used to, so if you’re thinking of a trip to the mountains plan on the differences in vaping and bear in mind, the longer you stay, the less difference it will make.

    Altitude affects more than just the physical sensations of vaping, it can really mess with your equipment as well. As pressure forces air into a tank, it’s squeezing the e-liquid out. Cleaning up a sticky mess is one thing, but when you get up in the high country, re-supply of a wasted product could be a major pain when the dispensary is miles away. The simplest solution to this problem is don’t fill the vape until you’re ready to use it. There are several vapes out there that claim to have leak-proof tanks for high altitudes, and maybe they do, but the best advice is still just to travel empty. Pre-filling may work in the lowlands, but if you’re heading for altitude think twice or at least bring along plenty of extra liquid to replace what leaks out before you get there. Vape supplies aren’t free after all, and most that are worth buying aren’t cheap, so why chance it? Putting everything into a plastic bag might contain the mess but you still end up with an empty tank.

    Some would call mountain vaping a magical experience, and they’d be right, but not if you sit down with a dry tank. Life in the mountains is worth whatever adjustments you need to make it work, and that includes changes in vaping. Practice a little patience and it'll be rewarded many times over by the awesome feeling of vaping as nature puts on a live show for you.

  • Adjust Your Vape Flavor with the Changing Season

    Springtime vaping

    As the weather shifts from icy cold winter to warmer spring temperatures, you might feel the need to switch your e-liquid flavors from rich and savory tastes to lighter, more sweet ones. Changing your e-juice flavors with the seasons is a great way to try new flavors and keep your vaping experience fresh. With that said, we've come up with 3 awesome flavors that'll be perfect for the emerging springtime weather.

    Springtime Flavor #3: Rich Tobacco

    Our Rich Tobacco is the perfect transitional flavor to take you from the frigid winter weather into the warmer springtime months. This e-liquid has a real, full-flavored tobacco taste that has a bold, warm, rich flavor with a hint of sweet caramel. It has the perfect blend of savory and honeyed notes to make you feel like you're relaxing in a rocking chair on a cool spring evening.

    Springtime Flavor #2: Yogurtize Me

    This is one of our most interesting flavors that mixes the taste of creamy Greek yogurt with a fruity blend of strawberries and blueberries. Yogurtize Me has a sweet flavor profile that's not overly sugary. The smooth yogurt taste boasts a hint of tartness that rounds out this yummy e-juice. This nice, creamy yogurt flavor mixed with berries will be the perfect addition to your springtime transition.

    Springtime Flavor #1: Blue Banana

    This is a fantastically fruity flavor that'll satisfy your sweet tooth. Want to feel like you're eating a box of fruity candy? If so, this is your go-to-choice. Blue Banana e-liquid begins tasting like a delicious blueberry smoothie and is then topped with creamy sweet banana. Our Blue Banana e-juice is allowed to soak up the flavor for a month before we ship it out to you. That means you get the most enjoyable flavor profile possible.

    Transform Your Vaping Experience

    Modifying your e-juice flavor profile with the changing of the season is the perfect way to truly customize your vaping experience. And as the temperature rises and the flowers begin to bloom, you now gotta try these flavors. The transition of the seasons will only be enhanced with your switch to lighter flavors. So give these flavors a try and see how refreshing this spring can be.

  • 4 Ways For Displaying Proper Vaping Etiquettes

    Vaping behavior

    Vaping is a great way to relax and relieve stress. Plus it can be done in morning, noon, and night in the privacy of your own home or in some spectacular outdoor location. For a growing number of people, vaping has become their way to escape the hassles they encounter every day, stimulate their creativity, and focus on the beauty and wonder of the world around them. But as amazing an experience as vaping is, it's also important to remember there's an etiquette of proper vaping which allows you to enjoy your vaping experience without trampling the rights of others and becoming an intolerable vaper. Here are some etiquette rules for vaping.

    Proper Vaping Etiquette Tip #1: Don't Blow Vapor On Others

    Vaping can be an intensely personal experience or a great group activity that's shared with friends and strangers. But no matter the make up of the group in which you find yourself while vaping, it is never cool to blow your vapor on others on purpose. You may believe your newest vapor has a gorgeous bouquet and you'd love to share it with the world, but not everyone shares your opinion. Plus others may see blowing vapor on them as an insult. One that's equivalent to being spit on or having a drink thrown on them. So while vaping, be careful where you blow your vapor.

    Proper Vaping Etiquette Tip #2: Don't Vape Around Children

    Many adults see vaping as a healthy alternative to smoking. Vaping releases innocuous steam clouds that are safe for people and the environment. But vaping around children is a no-no. Vaping is a personal act. It is not a marketing activity. Children tend to imitate the actions of the adults they love, respect, and admire. So seeing you vaping may pique their curiosity and influence their decision to vape. Plus not everyone agrees vaping is safe, so having someone vaping around their children could make them angry. Vaping is an adult activity. One that should not be engaged in with children present.

    Proper Vaping Etiquette Tip #3: Don't Evangelize About Vaping Or Your Brand

    No matter how pleased with and enthusiastic about vaping you are, it's not cool to constantly get on your soapbox and extol the joys of vaping and the superiority of your brand. Vaping is a personal choice made by intelligent, open-minded adults. The last thing vapers want is cheerleaders or hype men parroting vaping industry tag lines and marketing pitches. Occasional passionate conversations about vaping or even your favorite mods, flavors or brand is fine, but constant chatter touting your choices is crosses the line.

    Proper Vaping Etiquette Tip #4: Don't Produce Huge Dense Clouds

    Few things are as relaxing as puffing on a vaporizer filled with your favorite e-juice. However, it's poor vaping etiquette to produce massive dense vapor clouds that hang in the air and make the space less tolerable. Modifying your rig to create gigantic vapor clouds is fine if you are vaping alone. When vaping with others producing massive vapor clouds is poor form and doesn't show the necessary consideration for others.

    Keep these tips in mind the next time you're out and about vaping.

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