Vape is a type of electronic cigarette that has been spreading not only for its wide variety of flavors, but also for its effectiveness in helping people quit smoking and reduce their smoking. If you are not sure how to start vaping, please take a look at this article.
Vape is now popular all over the world, and we see more and more of it on TV and in the media. There are many people who are interested in vaping but do not know much about it, or want to try it to quit smoking or reduce their smoking. In order to serve as a stepping stone for such people, we will explain the basics of vape in an easy-to-understand manner.
Vape = Liquid-based Electronic Cigarette
A vape is a vaporized liquid called "liquid" that is vaporized by the heat of a built-in coil. The liquid comes in a variety of flavors, including refreshing menthol, fresh fruit, sweet dessert, beverage, and tobacco flavors, allowing you to taste your favorite flavored liquid. Of course, you can enjoy the flavor of a single liquid by itself, but you can also create your own original flavors by mixing several liquids together. The wide variety of flavors to choose from and the wide range of ways to use liquids is one of the advantages of enjoying a vape.
Nicotine-free and tar-free
All vape liquids sold in Japan are nicotine-free and tar-free. Nicotine-containing liquids are also available in overseas products, but cannot be purchased in actual stores in Japan because the sale or transfer of nicotine-containing liquids is prohibited in the country. However, personal import of up to 120 ml per month is allowed only for personal enjoyment. Therefore, if you would like to try nicotine-containing liquids, you can purchase up to 120 ml regardless of the nicotine concentration, even through mail order sites.
The flavored liquid used in a vape basically contains neither nicotine nor tar, unlike paper cigarettes, and can help you quit smoking or reduce smoking by transitioning from regular cigarettes. When quitting smoking, it is easy to experience strong oral loneliness and withdrawal symptoms, which are often difficult to cope with using candies or chewing gum. At such times, a vape can provide a pseudo-smoking experience of inhaling flavored water vapor. This is more successful and more satisfying than simply putting up with smoking, and it is less stressful than simply quitting smoking.
Difference between a vape and a heated cigarette
A vape is an "electronic cigarette," but there is a similarly named "heated cigarette," which heats tobacco leaves or tobacco capsules and inhales the vapor produced. Therefore, heated cigarettes contain nicotine and are suitable for people who are accustomed to smoking. In contrast, the flavored liquid in a vape contains basically no nicotine or tar. This "presence or absence of nicotine" is a major difference between vape and heated tobacco. Due to the public's health consciousness and the issue of passive smoking, more and more people are shifting from traditional cigarettes to heated cigarettes and VAPEs, considering the effects of nicotine and tar on their health.
Vape devices can be divided into three types depending on the structure and shape of the body: pen type, box type, and disposable POD vape type. Each has different merits and features, and which type is right for you depends on how you use it. From here, let's focus on POD-type vapes and explain them in detail.
How a vape works
The main body of a vape consists of two main parts: a battery part called a "mod" and an atomizer. Inside the atomizer are a coil, a liquid tank, and a drip tip, which is the mouthpiece. Because it uses heat, depending on how and how often you use it, the coils and the cotton inside may burn, and the flavor may change.
By cleaning the inside and replacing the coils, the flavor changes caused by burning must be prevented and the fresh taste must be maintained at all times. However, replacing and caring for parts is tricky and can be a chore for beginners who are not used to it. This is why we recommend POD-type vapes.
Characteristics of POD-type vape
The POD type, one of the many devices available, uses disposable capsule-type cartridges. The disposable part that consists of a coil, liquid tank, and drip tip is called a "POD," so this type of device is collectively referred to as a POD-type vape. Since it only needs to be replaced when the liquid runs out, this type is less troublesome than the pen or box type, and is recommended for those who are not familiar with this type.
Differences from pen type and BOX type
From here, we will also explain the features of pen-type and BOX-type vapes, which are devices other than the POD type. Since each has different advantages, you may use some of them together that you are interested in.
Features of pen-type vapes
The most important feature of pen-type vapes is that they are small and lightweight. As the name suggests, it has a slim, pen-like tubular shape, and even those who do not carry a lot of bags or luggage can easily carry it in their breast pockets. Since it has a built-in battery, it has a smaller battery capacity and is slightly lighter to smoke than the other two types. However, many of these devices are relatively inexpensive and easy to operate, so they are recommended for beginners who want to try them easily first. Since many of them are small in size, they are easy to use for both men and women, regardless of the scene or situation in which they are used. They are ideal for people who want to enjoy themselves discreetly and smartly.
Characteristics of BOX-type vapes
As the name suggests, the box type vape features a large body that can be filled with a large amount of liquid. Since the number of outputs and temperature can be adjusted in detail, the amount of vapor can be increased, and it is recommended for people who are used to vaping and want to enjoy so-called "smoke bomb" effects. The battery capacity is also large, so you can enjoy vaping on the go without worrying about recharging. On the other hand, the large size, weight, and assertiveness of the body tend to limit its use in certain situations. However, since the parts can be replaced and customized, this type is perfect for those who want to be particular about coils and parts, and who want to use a device of their own choice.
POD-type vape with the best of both worlds
The POD type vape, which is popular worldwide, successfully combines the advantages of the pen and box types. Compared to the pen type, the POD type has a larger battery capacity and produces more vapor, making it a more rewarding vape. The POD type is a little bit smaller than the pen type and the BOX type, so it is easy to handle and operate and does not get in the way. It is recommended for a wide range of people, including vape beginners as well as sub-devices for those who are already familiar with vaping.