Beginner’s Guide To Vaping

Beginner's Guide To Vaping

What is vaping?

Vaping is an alternative to smoking. A battery is used to heat e-liquid to produce vapor that is inhaled.

How safe is vaping?

Public Health England estimates that vaping is at least 95 per cent safer than smoking. Nicotine can be addictive, but the amount delivered by vaping the danger is comparable to caffeine in coffee or tea.

What is in the e-juice?

Beginner's Guide To VapingPropylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol (PG) is thinner than Vegetable Glycerin (VG). It produces less vapor and gives a harder throat hit. You can also find it in food products and medical inhalers.

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin (VG) makes bigger clouds and is softer on the throat. It is also used in food products and cosmetics. It is thicker than Propylene Glycol (PG).


Also used in food products, such as candy. It is usually suspended in PG.


Nicotine is extracted from tobacco leaves. It is available in different concentrations, usually shown as mg/ml. How much vapers should use various according to need and equipment.

Does vaping cause popcorn lung?

Beginner's Guide To VapingThe amount of diacetyl found in cigarettes is hundreds of times the amount of diacetyl in e-juice, but no cases of popcorn lung caused by smoking has been recorded. Even so, many e-liquid manufacturers are removing all traces of these chemicals in their juices.

Does e-cigarette explode?

Rechargeable batteries are safe when vapers observe proper battery safety measures. Like batteries in a cellphone or laptop, users’ error can produce a violent reaction.

Mouth To Lung & Direct To Lung

Beginner's Guide To VapingMouth To Lung: Before the vapor is inhaled, it is first pulled into the mouth. This feels the most like common cigarettes.

Direct To Lung: The vapor is inhaled directly, which is most common in Sub Ohm systems.

Drippers And Rebuildables

They are advanced equipment for those who want to make their own coils. These produce the best flavor and biggest clouds.

Temperature Control (TC)

A technique that allows you to set the temperature you want. You need special coils and a mod to support this.

Drip Tip

This is the part that goes in your mouth.


This is where the e-juice is.


A metal coil around wicking material, usually cotton, needs to be changed from time to time, usually between a few days and a few weeks.

Sub Ohm

Sub Ohm means the resistance of the coil is less than one Ohm which requires more power to produce more vapor.

Regulated Mod

Beginner's Guide To VapingRegulated mod contains the electronics and batteries needed to heat the coil. Battery capacity is shown as mAh. Power of the mod is shown as Watts (W) or Volts (V).

Mechanical Mod

It is just a battery with a switch. Beginners should stay away from it until they understand Ohm’s law and proper battery safety.


It looks like a cigarette, often with prefilled ampules and a small battery. Many people find it unsatisfactory.

Vape Pen

Vape pen is slightly bigger than cigalikes but still cheap model which can be refilled.

Mod And Tank

There exist hundreds of different designs of mods and tanks.


Ryan is a writer, editor and content creator who spends most of his time bringing the interesting, entertaining, original and well-written articles to vapers. He believes that vaping is not only a healthier alternative to smoking, but also a great experience of life.