What Is A Vape Pen?
Recap: A vape pen is a small electronic device that delivers flavoured nicotine when you inhale from it. And unlike traditional cigarettes, it only emits vapour instead of smoke and leaves no ash.
Have you been thinking of switching from smoking to vaping? You need to know what a vape pen exactly is, what it consists of, what it offers that a cigarette does not, and what type of vape works for you.
Here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.
What is a vape pen?
A vape pen – also known as an e-cigarette – is a small cylindrical electronic device that heats and vapourises a liquid containing nicotine and flavourings. The user inhales the vapour from the vape to get their desired dose of nicotine.
For many, vape pens are a better replacement for traditional cigarettes that emit vapour instead of smoke.
An intriguing aspect of using vape pens as opposed to traditional cigarettes is that they offer many fun flavours – fruity, minty, and tobacco.
The main parts of a vape pen
Though there are several variations in vape pens, they all share more or less the same parts. A vape comprises four main components: battery, atomizer, pod, and mouthpiece.
Battery: Rechargeable vape pens contain lithium-ion batteries that power up the component that heats the e-liquid.
Atomizer: This part is a heating chamber that heats and vapourises the e-liquid.
Pod/cartridge/tank: This component is the vessel that contains the e-liquid with a specific flavour and nicotine dose. Whether pod, tank, or cartridge depends on the model and design of the vape pen. Rechargeable vape pens have refillable vessels. Disposable pens, on the other hand, are already filled for one-time use and later discarded altogether.
Mouthpiece: The part of the pen that the user draws the vapour through is called the mouthpiece. It connects to the heating chamber/atomizer. Mouthpieces come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
A brief history of vape pens and vaping
The modern vaping device was first created in 2003 when a pharmacist engineered and patented an electronic device that vapourised flavoured liquid. This device delivered nicotine to its user without having to go through the process of physically burning tobacco, emitting smoke, or leaving ash.
The vape pen gained global popularity and revolutionized the method of delivering nicotine. Though it is a relatively new invention, its origins are rather ancient. India was introduced to a similar though larger, non-electronic water-pipe instrument known as a hookah or shisha, more than thousands of years ago. Ancient Egyptians were fond of inhaling herbal vapours that they released by heating herbs on hot stones.
Today’s vape pens are built on the same concept using far more sophisticated technology, which allows the device to be tiny and portable.
What are the different types of vape pens?
Vape pens come in many shapes, sizes, designs, and models. And while there are many distinctions among all these varieties, there are broadly only two types of vape pens: reusable and disposable.
Reusable vape pens need to be charged and require refills. These pens come in a kit, are sustainable, and are environmentally friendly. These can be customized and set as per your individual vaping preferences. They contain a charger and a micro USB charging cable connected to a computer to recharge the battery. This category of vape pens also requires e-liquid refills.
Vaping devices with tanks have open systems that allow the user to access the tank and refill it with e-liquid. Vape pens that use pods or cartridges require replacing the used vessels with new ones.
Disposable vape pens are ideal for you if you are always on the go and don’t have the time to recharge or refill. These devices are perfect for vaping beginners who don’t want to get into the complicated process of charging the battery, refilling with e-liquid, or replacing pods and cartridges.
The great perk about disposable devices is that they’re ready to be used as soon as you unpack them. Like reusable vapes, they come in a variety of flavours and sizes. Disposable pens are convenient, easy to use, and just perfect for when you’re traveling or just going away for the weekend. Try Vont’s To-Go.
How long do vape pens last?
How long you can use a vape pen without refilling and recharging depends on its type, design, and capacity, as well as on the vaping style of the user. Most disposable pens, including Vont’s To-Go, offer up to 600 puffs per device – the equivalent of more than three packs of traditional cigarettes.
How long a reusable vape lasts depends on its battery and refill capacity.
How to charge and store a vape pen
You should always keep your vape pen upright, to cause any e-liquid leaks or drips. Though this rarely happens, in case it does, you’ll be left with a sticky and difficult-to-clean situation.
Moreover, you should store your vape at a room-temperature because a very hot or cold environment can damage its delicate battery. That means you cannot leave your vape in the car or its dashboard.