Newbie guide to e-cigarettes: must-read guide to vaping

ByGB Blog Official 2016-11-02 1210

What exactly do all the e-cig components do? We take a closer look at the mod, atomizer, and e-juice.

Then we examine what tell you what vaping involves.

electronic cigarette

What is an e-cig?

The electronic cigarette is also known as e-cigarette (e-cig) or personal vaporizer (PV). It's an electronic device with an attachment containing an atomizer filled with flavored liquid and powered by the battery or mod.

Some e-cigs do resemble the cigarettes, while others are not. It can provide a similar smell, but better taste and more flavor than the normal cigarettes.

A vaporizer is also referred to as a vape mod or a vape pen. They all basically have the same components inside:

electronic cigarette mod

1. The mod

This generally holds the battery and supplies the power to the unit by clicking the power button. The power cell will be a built-in battery or rechargeable lithium battery, e.g. 18650 / 26650.

charge electronic cigarette

They can be charged using a standard USB cable connected to a computer or a wall adapter. Or the better way: take out the battery and charge them with the external charger.

2. The atomizer

This carries the e-juice that provides the flavored vapor. The heating element heats up and creates the vapor that the user inhales and exhales.

atomizer carries the e-juice

3. E-juice or e-liquid

This fills the tank of the atomizer. It contains four ingredients:

● PG (propylene glycol) or VG base (vegetable glycerin)

● Nicotine

● Flavoring

● Water


PG is the base of e-juice and is responsible for producing a nice cloud, or vapor. VG is the carrier which holds different flavors for different tastes.

Related: How to resolve vape tank leakage or flooding the easy way

What is vaping?

This can be defined as the act of inhaling e-liquid that is heated through a personal vaporizer.

At no point is anything burned through the process of combustion, so no smoke, ash, or tar is ever created.

vaping mod

In fact, the term "smoking" doesn't apply because a PV doesn't produce any smoke, only vapor!

So, what is vaping? It's a better way for you to finally enjoy smoking without using unhealthy cigarettes.

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