Vapes or electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are handheld electronic device that tries to enkindle the feeling of tobacco smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor”, that the user inhales. Using Vapes is sometimes called vaping. The liquid in the vapes, called e-liquid, is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavorings. It’s important to note that not all e-liquids contain nicotine. More info HERE
It has three components:
A liquid cartridge called E-liquid used to produce the vapor. It is often flavored and can contain nicotine (lots of nicotine).
A heating element known as the atomizer.
A rechargeable battery to power the atomizer.
So, when a person vapes, she turns the atomizer on that heats up the e-liquid turning it into an aerosol that she slowly inhales into her lungs and then blows out billowing clouds of strawberry-banana flavored smoke.
The modern Vapes were invented in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Likhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon_Lik, and as of 2015 most Vapes are made in China. Since they were first sold in 2004 their global use has risen exponentially. In the United States and the United Kingdom their use is widespread.
TYPES OF VAPES
VAPORFI REBEL 3
The Rebel 3 is a remarkable device, despite its small size it manages to have one of the largest tanks and one of the most powerful batteries of any vaporizer currently on the market. These features make the Rebel 3 one of the best vape pens for heavy vapers.
The enormous tank, sub-ohm atomizer, and high capacity battery also make the VaporFi Orbit an ideal cloud chasing vaporizer pen. Airflow can be adjusted by rotating the airflow control ring. For massive clouds open the airflow slot all the way.
1 Rebel 3 Tank (with pre-installed 0.25ohm Atomizer)
1 Rebel 3 Battery
1 0.5 ohm Rebel 3 Atomizer
1 USB Cable
1 Wall Adapter
1 User Manual
Specs & Features
5.8ml Tank Capacity
3000mAh Power Capacity
Resistance Range: 0.25ohm – 0.5ohm
Battery Output: 30-70W
Charger Model: BEK-QC-001
Charger Input: 100-240V-50/60HZ 100mA
Charger Output: 5.0V=1000mA
INNOKIN ENDURA T18 STARTER KI
Enter the Innokin Endura T18. The T18 is a novice vaper’s dream come true, with a pen-style tank and battery custom designed to emulate analog nicotine delivery. The T18 tank is top fill, 2.5 mL and 510 threaded for use with all standard mod and battery types. It utilizes a special dual coil, 1.5Ω tower style atomizer head wicked with organic cotton and designed to vape at any angle. The Endura battery compliments the T18 tank perfectly. It’s a 1000mAh, single button regulated cell that places 14w and 3.5A on the T18 every time the button is pressed. It’s the perfect output for the T18 coils, and allows new vapers to draw out the same nicotine with the same satisfaction as they had with analogs. A fully charged Endura and a full T18 tank will last most new vapers all day, and if not, vape-while-charging micro-usb functionality and top fill convenience make for a no-compromise introduction to the wide world of vaping.
510-threaded, pen-style tank and battery starter kit
1000mAh regulated battery, one button firing, three click on/off
1.5 ohm, tower style, dual coil atomizer
Micro-USB passthrough charging
144mm x 18mm overall
JOYETECH EGO AIO STARTER KIT
The Joyetech eGo AIO is a fresh breath to the eGo Series Joyetech has become famous for. This impressive starter kit offers an all-in-one innovative design, capturing the essence of quick and hassle-free vaping. The Joyetech eGo AIO features a tank that has been built into the battery housing, delivering a design that is leak-resistant due to Joyetech’s new “Cup” technology. Expect a new child-lock feature, a top fill design, a 1500mAh battery capacity that can be charged a via micro-USB cable and a tank illuminating indicator light that allows you to cycle through different color variations to truly make the Joyetech AIO your own!
1 x Joyetech eGo AIO
2 x BF SS316 0.6 ohm Atomizer Heads
1 x Spiral Drip Tip (Mouth To Lung Hits)
1 x Glass Drip Tip (Lung Hits)
1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable
Specs & Features:
2mL E-Liquid Capacity
Build-In 1500mAh Battery
Top Fill Design
7 Color Indicator Light: White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Red, and Purple
Leak-Resistant Cup Design
Child Lock Atomizer Cap
Adjustable Airflow Valve
SOURCE ORB 4
The Source Orb 4 Vaporizer – Premium Kit is the latest version of one of Source Vapes’ best-selling wax pen vaporizers. As always, Source is leading the way in wax vape pen innovation, and the newly released Source Orb 4 is without a doubt one of the most powerful, versatile and practical wax pens available today. Some updates you’ll see on the Orb 4 include new advanced atomizers, magnetic locking technology, stainless steel 303 construction, a new variable airflow system (VAS), as well as 8 variable voltage/temperature settings. You can find the best temperature for your preferred vaping style and wax concentrates, then adjust the airflow for whatever size clouds you want. The Source Orb 4 Premium Kit is ideal for dab enthusiasts who want a variety of vapor profiles while still enjoying a portable vaping experience. With a menu of atomizers to choose from, and a suite of advanced features, Source Orb 4 – Premium Kit is the ultimate wax pen. SOURCE
PROS OF VAPES
Ease of Use – Vape pens are easy to use and convenient. A single charge can last for weeks, depending on how often you use the pen, no lighters or matches are needed, just draw and enjoy.
Heathier – Vape Pens are arguably a healthier alternative to smoking, as oils are heated to the point just before combustion, allowing the user to inhale pure vapor without the toxins found in smoke.
Discreet — Vape pens are far more stealth and less odorous than combustible cannabis. Likewise, they are a great choice to take with you on the go for a quick toke. With popularity of vapes for tobacco, another plus to a cannabis vape pen is it is pretty indistinguishable from the tobacco version.
Economical — Vape pens can also provide an economical way to get your medicine, as a single filled cartridge can last for 100s of hits.
Staying off the stinkies – Although vaping may look similar to cigarette smoking, they are two entirely different things. Smokers have to walk around all day with that horrible smell while vapers are walking around smelling like cinnamon buns, fruit loops, and cotton candy.
Gaining your health back – Many smokers don’t exercise simply because they are already married to the idea that smoking is unhealthy and working out would just be a waste of time. They become hopeless and fall into a never-ending cycle of obesity, health issues, depression and the worst part of all: smoking.
Feeling better – People who have switched over to vaping can’t stop talking about the pros of vaping such as coughing much less, better skin, less irritable, more energy etc. Other reported benefits of vaping include less nausea, improved circulation and sense of smell/taste.
More variety – One of the greatest pros of vaping is that users can choose their own flavors and styles. There are many different ways to vape, and each device has its own character and personality.
Custom fit – Users can also select the exact nicotine level that they need to help them avoid smoking altogether.
CONS OF VAPES
- Lack of Government Regulation Vapes
One of potential drawbacks of vapes is the lacking of government regulations on vapes. Therefore, it is hard to tell whether the approaches and the quality of the e-cigarettes are safe or not. You can buy any vape flavor online without limitation or paying any taxes. The FDA announced in 2012 that it could change the regulations on tobacco products including e-cigarettes; however, there is no certain date about the changing so far.
Some states such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston have already introduced new laws on the sale of e-cigarettes. Similar changes in regulation might be introduced in the future. The FDA proposed to extend its authority to e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Among the new regulations from FDA is a minimum age requirement.
2. Vaping Does Not Help With Quitting Addiction
Although vapes offer smokers an opportunity to choose a vape liquid or e-liquid that has no nicotine, there are no specific standards and confirmation on the e-liquid due to the lack of regulations. Some companies offer e-liquids with nicotine, which makes it difficult for consumers trying to overcome the addiction to nicotine. Such products only replace the cigarette with a vaporizer but retain the amount of nicotine. Therefore, consumers just continue to maintain their nicotine intake but avoid the chemicals found in cigarettes.
3. Potential Health Risks of Vapes
Vapes have potential side effects such as dehydration. Propylene glycol in the e-liquid can absorb and retain water, leading to dehydration. Some smokers might also be allergic to propylene glycol. Besides the propylene glycol, nicotine has negative effects on blood sugar and the circulatory systems. It is addictive and dangerous when pregnant or breastfeeding. Seek your doctor’s advice before using e-cigarette or avoid vape liquids that contain nicotine.
4. Risk of E-Cigarette Battery Explosions
There are many reports of battery explosions due to unconfirmed sources of Vapes. One such report was on CBS News where a man was injured when his vape battery exploded. His tongue, mouth, and teeth were severely damaged. Using any battery including a mobile phone, car or computer battery is risky. A battery can explode at any time even when using vapes. Just consider the possibility of a battery explosion when evaluating the pros and cons of vaping.
5. Product Imitations
There are many cheap imitations in the market. A very cheap vape is most likely an imitation. Some of the vape pens combust marijuana instead of vaporizing the THC. Just remember to be careful and cautious and do not waste your money on imitations
HEALTH RISKS OF USING VAPES
The safety of Vapes are uncertain. However, they are likely substantially safer than tobacco cigarettes. There is considerable variation between vaporizers and in quality of their liquid ingredients and thus the contents of the vapor. Reviews on the safety of vapes, analyzing almost the same studies, resulted in substantially different conclusions. In July 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) report cautioned about potential risks of using Vapes. Regulated US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) products such as nicotine inhalers are probably safer than Vapes. In 2015, Public Health England stated that e-cigarettes are estimated to be 95% less harmful than smoking. A 2014 systematic review concluded that the risks of vapes have been exaggerated by health authorities and stated that while there may be some remaining risk, the risk of vapes use is likely small compared to smoking tobacco.