Guide to vaping

Here at The Vaping Post, we’ve written a series of user guides for new vapers. These guides are designed to give our readers simple, easy-to-understand explanations of vaping-related technical topics. With diagrams and detailed explanations, we’ll take you through the different types of e-cigarettes and kits. Which vape should you buy? We publish our tests and buyer’s guides to help you choose online or in store.

Did you know that?

A small electronic cigarette is not necessarily right for occasional smokers. There are also many misconceptions about the nicotine in e-liquids. Learn more here.

What is a clearomizer?

To continue our guide to vaping, let's dive into clearomizers. These hold the e-liquid and transform it into vapour. Here, we’ll explain this crucial...

What is a box mod?

There are several types of electronic cigarettes. To continue our guide to vaping, we will focus here on a model that has become extremely...

What is an atomizer?

The atomizer is the most important part of an electronic cigarette. It’s what produces the mix of vapour and flavours you get from your...
what is a vape battery?

What is a vape battery ?

Vape batteryAs the essential power source involved in how e-cigarettes work, the battery component is easy to use, but relatively complex in terms of...

What is a dripper?

A dripper is a rebuildable atomizer without a tank. Although that makes for less independence than one with a tank, this is largely offset...

What is a coil?

At the heart of the clearomizer is the coil. Its resistance wire and absorbent material allow it to heat the e-liquid and transform it...

What is a vape pod?

Of all the electronic cigarettes available, vape pods have been gaining in popularity for some time now. Compact, light and easy to use, there...
What is e-juice made out of ?

What is e-juice made out of?

That’s a question that many people seem to be confused about. From well-meaning vapers who say “It’s just water vapour” (it isn’t) to tobacco...
DIY do it yourself

DIY e-liquids

DIY e-liquidsDIY, or “Do it yourself”, liquids are all the rage in vaping. What exactly are they? Is this practice only reserved for experts?...
how do you smoke a vape ?

How do you smoke a vape?

So how do you smoke a vape? That’s an interesting question, and one that a lot of people are asking these days. A few...
what is mouth to lung vape ?

What is mouth to lung vape?

If you’ve taken up vaping recently, and spent any time on e-cigarette forums or blogs, you might be wondering, “What is mouth to lung?”...
How does an electronic cigarette work ?

How does an electronic cigarette work?

How does an electronic cigarette work? That’s a question that lots of people don’t seem to have a good answer to – and many...
what is in a vape ?

What is in a vape?

Electronic cigarettes have been around for years now, but a lot of people still don’t seem very sure of exactly what is in a...
E-liquids and flavours

E-liquids: everything you needed to know about flavours

After studying the composition of e-liquids, we will take a closer look at one of their major constituents: flavours. We hear a lot about...
What is a cigalike

What is a cigalike

Released with the very first e-cigarette models, the cigalike, or mini e-cigarette, saw strong growth between 2003 and 2009. Smokers often find how it works and its...
composition of an eliquid

E-liquid composition

Without an e-liquid, there is no vapour. Whilst the secrets to the flavours captured inside this viscous and sometimes amber-coloured solution may be kept...
what is a mechanical mod ?

What is a mechanical mods?

"Mech" mods, or mechanical mods are in their own class in terms of how e-cigarettes work. Going against the flow of the omnipresent tech...
Nicotine salts

Everything you needed to know about nicotine salts

The topic of nicotine salts is paradoxically both a minor and a major one, given that it is on many people's lips, even though...
everything you needed to know about nicotine

Everything you needed to know about nicotine

Those new to vaping or curious about how vaping works often have questions about the nicotine contained in e-liquids for e-cigarettes. We asked Marie...

Everything you needed to know about propylene glycol (PG)

Propylene glycol is a key component in e-liquid composition for e-cigarettes. While the substance is well-known and scientifically documented, vapers still sometimes find it difficult...

Everything you needed to know about vegetable glycerin (VG)

A key ingredient in e-liquid composition, vegetable glycerin is greatly appreciated by vapers due to its ability to produce more vapour. However, consumers are...

Frequently asked questions about vaping

We try to answer most of the questions new vapers may wonder when they start vaping. This list is regularly updated.

Is it safe to vape without nicotine?

Most medical experts now agree that e-cigarettes are a lot safer than their old-style tobacco counterparts, but a lot of smokers who’re thinking about...

Who invented the vape?

Ever wondered who invented the vape? If you rely on the media the chances are you’re getting the wrong answer, because there are a...

Are you supposed to inhale when you vape?

If you’re an experienced e-cigarette user that question probably made you laugh, but it’s a genuine one and quite a lot of recent switchers...
Which e-cig is best for you?

Which e-cigarette is best for you?

Vaping devices (sometimes wrongly referred to as e-cigarettes) have seen rapid technological advances over the past three years. Box formats have replaced tube formats...

Discuss and share around the vape

This is the fundamental difference that separates perhaps smokers who follow the conventional methods of withdrawal and those who opt for the vape. The movement of vaping is a strong social movement that has its roots in the early exchanges that took place on forums and blogs back in 2008. Immerse yourself in the vape community to become familiar with this unique world that holds real hope for public health.