WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
They don’t call us a vape superstore for nothing. We carry an extensive collection of electronic cigarettes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and capability. With a full selection of e-juice flavors and accessories, Vapers Choice caters to vapers of all kinds. As a company that embraces choice, we support your choice to #ExploreVape!
Electronic cigarettes, eCigs, or vaporizers, refer to the devices that heat up liquid nicotine to produce a vapor cloud. This act of heating up the liquid nicotine for consumption is what we call vaping. The smallest of the vape devices are disposable or utilize a replaceable eliquid cartridge (pen styles, or all-in-one kits). Others can be as large as a phone or brick.
Eliquid, or ejuice, is the fluid that contains varying levels of nicotine and flavoring that’s used in a vaporizer. Some devices may use disposable pre-filled cartridges of eliquid, while others-—like those you see producing large vapor clouds—use refillable ejuice tanks. The juice itself is made from very few ingredients. Besides liquid nicotine, they contain natural and/or artificial flavorings that are blended with a mix of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). Levels of nicotine vary to allow for one to wean themselves off when trying to quit smoking.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) - A colorless, odorless liquid that is produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. VG is the ingredient that creates vapor clouds.
Propylene Glycol (PG) - A colorless liquid which is nearly odorless but possesses a faintly sweet taste. PG is used often in food and is the ingredient that carries the flavor of the ejuice.
Starter kits usually include vaporizers commonly referred to as “eGo Style” devices, or simply “pens.” These are the simplest of devices and usually come in kit form including a battery and tank designed to work specifically with that battery. If you would like to try vaping for the first time, this is a great place to start as they are inexpensive and easy to use.
Other starter kits include “AIO” devices (all-in-one), or closed pod systems. These kits usually include a vape pen, disposable cartridges (or pods), and a charger. If you’re new to vaping, a starter kit is the way to go. A pod vape is a small vape pen that is based on a two-part system; a pod (or cap) filled with e-juice that plugs into the battery. Batteries usually look like a small USB drive or a pen, and pods usually only contain a small amount of e-liquid that are to be discarded after use.
Tanks come in a variety of sizes designed to hold different amounts of e-liquid at a time, whereas some have adjustable airflow to customize how much vapor is produced. Tanks also use replacement atomizers that come in various sizes to produce more or less vapor. Due to the different sizes and compatibility with batteries, choosing a tank that fits your device can be difficult, but asking one of our helpful staff in-store can help you determine which tank is best for your device.
Tanks with larger coils are known as “sub-ohm” tanks. Sub-ohm vaping is when the atomizer you’re using has a resistance rating lower than 1 ohm. Ohms are the measurement of resistance of your coil in an atomizer. It’s correlated with the size of your coil, gauge wire used, and the number of wraps. The lower your resistance rating, the bigger and more flavorful vapor clouds you’ll get.
RTAs & RDAs - Both RTAs and RDAs are rebuildable atomizers, or RBAs. They usually have a connector pin, a base, body, top cap and a drip tip. The deck contains a coil(s) and some sort of wicking inside. These atomizers are screwed onto a mod.
RDA - RDAs, or Rebuildable Dripper Atomizers, are used to “drip.” RDAs don’t store e-liquid, instead, users saturate the wick by “dripping” a small amount of e-liquid a time. Serious vapers prefer this method due to the increased vapor and flavor production.
RTA - RTAs are Rebuildable Tank Atomizers, which are similar to RDAs where everything is contained inside of the tank, which connects to a chimney that extends to the drip tip. Vapers like RTAs because they have an e-juice tank to hold their liquid, letting them vape longer without having to keep dripping.
Box mods are the devices you see which are big and boxy and resemble a smart phone shaped vaporizers. These types of devices use sub-ohm tanks because they have higher, adjustable wattage that lacks regulatory circuits, allowing the user to draw as much power from the battery that they need. Due to their increased size, batteries generally last longer and the vapor clouds are much larger.
Mechanical mods, or commonly referred to as Mech Mods, are most often used by experienced vapers because they offer the most control over the device. There are no electronics that control the device, rather they are completely mechanical. Users generally build their own custom coils so that they can control the temperature and vapor production. Batteries generally last pretty long, but depend on how much power you need to heat the coils. The bigger the coils, the shorter the battery life. Because these devices require more knowledge to operate, if you’d like to buy one from Vapers Choice, you will need to sign a waiver stating you know how to use them.
Unregulated vs. Regulated Mods
The biggest difference between mech mods and box mods is that mech mods are unregulated. Common vaporizers are built with chips between the battery and the coil that protect the user from over-discharge and short circuits. These regulated mods are built to detect issues and shut the device down before anything happens, whereas mech mods are not made with these features so it could result in a dangerous accident. It’s especially important that you know what you’re doing when using a mech mod, including Ohm’s Law.
Regulated mods are generally all that they are when first purchased. The only real customization you can do is replace the battery, change the coil, or replace the tank. Unregulated mods can be built with a variety of options, from battery units to custom RDAs.
Some devices require accessories such as batteries, coils, drip tips and cotton. Batteries and their charger are usually sold separately, and coils can be purchased pre-made or as materials to make your own. Drip tips are used to keep the mouth piece of your vape clean, and cotton is saturated by the e-liquid and is heated up by the coils to produce the vapor. All of these accessories are sold at Vapers Choice locations. Ask a store associate to find which type would be best for your device.
E-juice, e-liquid, or vape juice is the fluid that is used in your vaporizer to create vapor clouds. Many rumors are circulated about e-juice and the chemicals used, but the truth is that it only contains 3-4 ingredients: a base liquid of Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, flavorings, and optional nicotine. E-juice comes in a variety of blends, flavors, and nicotine levels which can be identified by looking at the milligrams (MG). E-juice can be found with 0mg (meaning no nicotine), 3mg, 6mg, and higher. The higher the number is, the higher level of nicotine is in your e-juice.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) - A colorless, odorless liquid that is produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. VG is the ingredient that creates vapor clouds. It is used in many scenarios like cough syrup, creams, food, and many others.
Propylene Glycol (PG) - A colorless liquid which is nearly odorless but possesses a faintly sweet taste. PG is used often in food and is the ingredient that carries the flavor of the e-juice. It is used in many settings, including smoke machines, pharmaceutical solvents, sunscreen, shampoo, lotions, and pet food preservatives/stabilizers.
VG/PG is the base that is used to help distribute the flavor and nicotine throughout the liquid and control the vapor production. Generally, it makes up about 90% of your e-juice. The other 10% comes from flavorings and/or nicotine. Many people debate the safety of inhaling e-juice, but there is very limited evidence of the effects. In a study on animals, research suggests it is very low-risk, especially when compared to the 7,000+ chemicals found in cigarette smoke.
E-juices vary in their nicotine strengths, if you want any at all. Nicotine strengths are usually measured in milligrams (weight) per milliliter (volume); or MG/mL .Traditionally, nicotine is usually extracted from tobacco plants and put into a “freebase”, meaning its purest form. For sub-ohm vaping, salt nicotine, or “salt nic” gives users the ability to consume higher levels of nicotine without hurting their throat. Salt nicotine is extracted differently and meant for low-wattage devices.
E-liquid comes in pretty much any flavor you could ever imagine. Manufacturers may use artificial or natural flavoring, and common flavors come from vanillin (vanilla flavor), linalool (herbal flavor), ethyl maltol (sweet, pastry flavor) acetyl pyrazine (graham-cracker flavor) and malic acid (sour and fruity flavor). Generally speaking, flavorings are safe to inhale and as they are considered food-grade substances.
The most popular flavor profiles include: Beverages, Candy, Dessert, Cereal, Fruit, & Tobacco.