Vape Education & Safety

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  1. DonBaldy

    DonBaldy Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I recently saw this posted on a local FB vape group and thought it may be helpful to some new vapers. I know much of this can be found on this forum, but maybe this format may be helpful to some. I know this would have been useful to me as a new vaper having all the info in one place.

    Please correct as needed.

    Mods please feel free to remove if you feel it's redundant.

    Vape Education & Safety

    Battery Saftey:

    - Never use damaged batteries
    - Keep wraps intact
    - Use the right batteries
    - Use married batteries
    - Use battery cases
    - Don’t leave your batteries charging unattended
    - Use a dedicated charger
    - Do not use your smart phone or tablet charger cable, use the charging cable your battery charger came with
    - Do not charge your batteries from your device unless it is an emergency! Charge your batteries with a battery charger
    - Don’t exceed the amps of your battery
    - Charge your batteries on a clean, flat surface
    - Don’t over-drain your batteries
    - Avoid extreme temperatures, be aware of the weather

    Vaping Glossary

    All-Day Vape

    An All-Day Vape refers to a flavor that someone would vape for a longer period of time. Many vapers like to switch the flavor of e-liquid throughout the day. However, some vapers may only like these sorts of flavors for a few vaping sessions and have others that they enjoy vaping for longer, and the latter of these is what’s called an All-Day Vape.

    Analog

    An analog refers to a traditional tobacco-based cigarette and is used within the vaping community to create a distinction between cigarettes and e-cigarettes which are more technologically advanced.

    Battery

    Also called a rechargeable device, all e-cigarettes are powered using batteries, most of which are rechargeable. The size of the battery will affect how long the e-cigarette can be used for which leads some vapers to opt for larger batteries.

    Cartomizer

    Cartomizers are essentially the same as clearomizers, but a little older. They usually don’t feature any clear plastic pane, so you can’t monitor your e-liquid level. They also use a slightly different mechanism to send the e-liquid to the coil. Rather than a silica wick, cartomizers use a polyfill substance surrounding the coil to absorb the liquid and send it to the coil to be heated and vaporized.

    Charger

    The device used to recharge e-cigarette batteries once they have run out. Chargers often come in the form of USB adapters but are also available with adaptors for mains sockets and cars.

    Clearomizer

    The clearomizer is the part of the e-cigarette that holds e-liquid. It can be unscrewed from the battery and refilled with e-liquid when needed. Clearomizers have a clear plastic pane (hence their name), allowing you to see the amount of e-liquid you have left. blu’s clearomizers use silica wicks to transport the e-liquid to the coil for it to be heated and vaporized.

    Closed System E-Cigarette

    Sometimes referred to as cig-a-likes, Closed System e-cigarettes use tanks which come ready-filled with e-liquid and screw directly onto the e-cig battery. Unlike with Open System e-cigarettes, there is no need to manually refill the e-liquid.

    Cloud Chasing

    As vaping has grown, so too has Vaping culture. This has given rise to activities such as Cloud Chasing. Cloud Chasing is the act of exhaling as big and voluminous clouds of vape as possible, often done as part of a competition at vaping events and shops.

    Coil

    Also referred to as the atomizer, the component of the e-cigarette that turns the e-liquid into vapor by heating it. The coil is found in the centre of the clearomizer or tank.

    Disposables

    A type of e-cigarette which comes pre-charged with its own measure of e-liquid sealed inside. Disposables can be used instantly and easily thrown away once the battery or e-liquid has run out.

    Draw

    A draw is a term used to refer to the inhalation of vapor. Depending on personal preferences, different vapers will take longer or shorter draws, and there are also two different methods of inhaling: mouth hits and lung hits. With mouth hits the vapor is inhaled and held in the mouth and with ling hits the vapor is inhaled directly into the lungs.

    E-Cigarette

    Also known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigs, vaporizers or cig-a-likes, a device used to inhale flavored vapor that can sometimes contain nicotine. E-cigarettes come in many different forms and are also available with different flavors.

    E-Liquid

    Sometimes called e-juice or simply liquid, this is the liquid which is converted into vapor before it is inhaled. E-liquid comes in a wide variety of flavors and nicotine strengths. There are also different types of e-liquid: PG and VG.

    Flavor

    E-liquid comes in a variety of different flavors, from more traditional tastes like Tobacco and Menthol to inventive new flavors such as Peach Schnapps and Vanilla. The choice available to vapers enables everyone to find an e-liquid that suits them.

    Flavor Ghosting

    When a vaper switches e-liquids, the flavor from the previous e-liquid can sometimes still be tasted with the newer flavor, and this is called Flavor Ghosting. To avoid this mixing of flavors, it is recommended that vapers either have separate clearomizers for different e-liquid flavors or thoroughly clean the clearomizer before making the switch.

    Flooding

    When refilling the clearomizer, e-liquid can sometimes find its way into the center tubing, which in turn can mean it gets into the mouthpiece. This is called flooding, and the best way to avoid it is by taking care not to get any e-liquid in the center tubing and ensuring the clearomizer isn’t overfilled.

    mAh

    An amp-hour refers to the the amount of charge transferred with a steady current of one amp for an hour. mAh, which stands for milliamp-hour and is more commonly referenced in relation to e-cigarettes, is one-thousandth of an amp-hour. mAh is used to give e-cigarette users an idea of how powerful a battery but, despite the common misconception, mAh does not denote the capacity of a battery.

    Mods

    Also called Advanced Personal Vaporizers (APVs), these e-cigarettes are used by more advanced vapers and can be personalized in terms of their appearance and power settings.

    Mouthpiece

    Sometimes referred to as the driptip, the vapor is inhaled through the mouthpiece. On Open System e-cigs such as the blu PROTM, the mouthpiece is removed before refilling the clearomizer. Some other e-cigs have the mouthpiece directly built into the tank.

    Nicotine Strength

    The amount of nicotine in e-liquid is given as a percentage, milliliters or milligrams. When the nicotine amount in an e-liquid is expressed in either milliliters or milligrams, it is usually implied that this is in a 100ml/mg measure of e-liquid. Therefore an e-liquid said to be 1.6mg in nicotine strength would contain 1.6% nicotine with the remaining 98.4% being made up from the other ingredients.

    Ohm

    Ohms measure resistance, and the lower the resistance the more electricity will flow through the device. The ohm level can be adjusted on some mods to affect the way the device works.

    Open System E-Cigarette

    Sometimes called vape pens, Open System e-cigarettes have a clearomizer which is filled with e-liquid manually. The e-cigarette can be disassembled to refill the e-liquid whenever it runs out.

    Propylene Glycol

    Propylene Glycol (PG) is also used in the production of food and plastics, amongst others, and is more commonly used than Vegetable Glycerin in the production of e-liquid. PG is generally thought to provide vapers with a better throat hit, offers a greater flavor intensity, and may clog up e-cigarettes less than Vegetable Glycerin.

    Tank

    A tank is a pre-filled container of e-liquid that can be attached to a Closed System e-cigarette and vaped instantly. Tanks cannot be refilled themselves but are easier to transport than e-liquid bottles as there is less chance of spilling. Tanks are available in a variety of flavors and strengths, and as the mouthpiece is contained within the tank itself, switching flavors with tank will not cause flavor ghosting as is the case with Open System e-cigs.

    Vaping

    The act of inhaling and exhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette. Vaping can also refer to the general practice of using e-cigarettes as well as the specific act of inhaling and exhaling vapor.

    Vaper

    The name given to e-cigarette users. The term can refer to someone who considers themselves to be a long-time user or can also refer to an individual in the act of vaping.

    Vapor

    The exhalation that comes from drawing on an e-cigarette, vapor is essentially made up of small water droplets that evaporate shortly after being exhaled. Vapor can either be inhaled into the mouth and absorbed through the cheeks or directly inhaled into the lungs.

    Vaper’s Tongue

    As the act of vaping draws moisture from the mouth, vapers can often be left with a dry sensation on the tongue after vaping for a period of time. This is called Vaper’s Tongue and can be alleviated by drinking a cold glass of water or orange juice.

    Vegetable Glycerin

    Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is sweeter than Propylene Glycol, resulting in the flavor of e-liquids that use it as a base to be slightly affected. It’s thicker than Propylene Glycol, which may mean it can clog up the internal machinery of your e-cigarette, if the device isn’t properly maintained. However, it’s judged to provide thicker plumes of vape than Propylene Glycol.

    Wick

    The wick absorb and then holds the e-liquid from the clearomizer. They are often made from either fabric or cotton, and blu’s wicks are partially made from silica.
     
  2. johny5

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    Thanks man for sharing this info and it seems useful to vapers in educating them and creating awareness on safety.
     
  3. mkbkr1

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    This is very out of date. Your not going to find cartomizers any more, and finding a clearomizer is going to be difficult. No mention of MTL, DTL, subohm, pod systems. You might way to consider updating this to reflect the changes in vaping over the 4-5 years.

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  4. Letitia9

    Letitia9 Therion/Nano Junkie VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Team

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    Cartos and clearos are both still available if you know where to look and more than a few still use them. Perhaps you can spend an hour of your time updating what you feel is missing @mkbkr1.
    Thanks @DonBaldy for taking the time to post some good info.
     
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  5. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I can agree with you regarding this point. Can think of about three, or four places off hand to go look for clearomizers, maybe two, or three for cartomizers. I do not still use either. I might take an urge to try a carto in a glass tank, or simply use it with a regulated mod, drip filling it as I vaped.

    This is why I keep knowledge of where to find some of these on file in the attic of my brain. I never can tell about me and those urges. :)

    I have forgotten how to build micro coils. Disliked them with a passion. Imagine I could re-learn if I used a carto. "Ha! Lookie here, a 1.8 ohm coil around a 1 mm inner diameter. Quick break out the Ready X wick! Maybe the silica."
     
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    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Damn it! Ah had a couple of batteries that were married. They got to me and decided upon getting a divorce. The rest of my batteries are singles. I think the husband in the married couple saw a fresh and sexy 18650 single, and decided the grass was greener. Wish I could find where I put the married battery relationship counselor phone number. It is causing me sleepless nights knowing I'm not using married batteries. :) ;) :p

    I actually do have a set married for using in the "baby" @JuicyLucy sent me. They do not get used for anything but in it and always together, as it is a dual battery box mod. So, no I have no idea about married batteries. *grin*
     
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  7. DonBaldy

    DonBaldy Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Gotta hate them two timing, unfaithful batteries
     
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  8. DonBaldy

    DonBaldy Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I agree that some of the info is outdated, but there is still a lot of very useful info to me had. Please feel free to add, subtract, or correct any of the info. The goal is to try to help new vapers.
     
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