You’ve probably heard about vaping recently or have seen a vaping shop near you. Vaping seems to be getting more and more popular for many different people. In fact, in many places, it’s gotten so popular that you might feel left out for not understanding some basic questions about vaping. If that sounds like you, here are a few questions that you might be too afraid to ask.

Why Is It Called Vaping?

Vaping is a neologism for “vaporizing” because the tools do not actually produce any smoke. Unlike tobacco smoking which combusts dry tobacco leaves to produce smoke, vaping heats a liquid without the use of fire. An electric coil heats up a non-combustible liquid. When the liquid becomes hot enough, it produces a mixture of water vapour. That’s where the name comes from. That’s also why many people prefer it to smoking. Since it produces water vapour instead of smoke, it lacks some of the byproducts of combustion.

What Does it Taste Like?

Ecigs come in many different flavours. There are single use models as well as reusable ones. If you’re just looking to try it out, you might pick a single-use model or a starter kit that will give you everything you need to get to vaping.

Vaping is known for the wide range of flavours that you can choose from. The flavours run the gamut from the realistic tobacco taste to things that are more fruity. Complex flavours such as whiskey and cappuccino are even available from certain retailers.

What Is the Liquid?

The liquid that produces the vapour is the most important element of an e-cigarette. This e-liquid is made up of two basic components; it is made of either vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, or a combination of the two. Both of them are food-grade substances. Vegetable glycerin is a liquid that is slightly sweet and produces very little sensation when vaping, but it does produce the largest clouds of vapour. Propylene glycol is flavourless, provides a sensation in the throat, and produces thinner clouds.

Most liquids are made of a combination of the two so that you will get the sensation of vaping and large clouds.

Should You Switch?

The choice for smokers of whether or not they should switch to vaping is a personal one. From a financial standpoint, switching completely to vaping will likely save someone who smokes cigarettes regularly some money in the long-run. Also, many people report that the vapour does not linger on their clothes the way cigarette smoke does. If you switch completely to vaping from cigarette smoking, you’ll be able to reduce or eliminate the smell of smoke in your house or car. You might still smell slightly like e-liquid, but many people find that more pleasant anyway.

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