Vaping is simple and it’s ridiculously easy to get started. You don’t have to know much about vapes to start, but we’ll quickly explain vaporizer styles, choices of e-liquid, and vaping etiquette.

What’s the best style of vaporizer for you to get started?

There are four main types of vaporizers:


E-cigarettes are vaporizers that look similar to cigarettes. They use replaceable cartridges that contain e-liquid. E-cigs are perfect for someone who has little experience vaping or wants to have a look and feel that’s familiar.

Pocket Vapes

Pocket vapes are smaller vaporizers that are designed for portability and ease of use. They are easy to use and offer better vapour production than e-cigarettes.

Pen Vaporizers

Pen vaporizers are vapes that come in a spherical shape and resemble a pen. They have two main parts, an atomizer and a battery. E-liquid is placed in a tank that contains the atomizer. The atomizer is then heated by the battery to produce vapour.

Box Mod Vaporizers

Box mods are the most advanced and complicated type of vaporizer. They feature a large battery box and a digital screen used to change the settings of the vaporizer. Box mods are great if you want to maximize the amount of vapor you’re inhaling. They do require you to adjust some manual settings. Box mods are recommended for those that have more experience with vaping.



  1. DRIP TIP:  This is the part that goes in your mouth. It is an interchangeable mouthpiece.
  2. TANK:  E-Liquid & atomizer (heating element) are held within this part of the device. 
  3. COIL: A metal coil around wicking material, usually cotton or silica, needs to be changed every now and then, usually somewhere between a few days and a couple of weeks.
  4. BUTTONS: Power the electronic cigarette on & off.  the atomizer to be fired, hence heating the e-liquid and converting it into vapour clouds.
  5. SCREEN:  Some of the e-cigarettes have it. Used to display battery life, vaporizes settings and other features.
  6. MOD/REGULATED MOD: This contains the electronics and battery needed to heat your coil. Battery capacity is denoted as milliampere-hour (mAh). The power of the mod is shown as Watts (W) or Volts (V)

What kind of e-liquid should I use?

After you pick out a vaporizer, you’ll need to decide what kind of e-liquid you like. E-liquid comes in a wide variety of different flavors. Some people prefer to use a tobacco flavored e-liquid to mimic the taste of cigarettes or cigars. Others prefer to mix it up with something fruity or sweet.

The amount of nicotine in e-liquid varies. You can choose the amount of nicotine in your e-liquid. It is best to test out a few different strengths of nicotine content to determine what works best for you. You can also get e-liquid without nicotine if you prefer.

Are there any vape rules or etiquette I should know about?
In general, it is best to avoid vaping in private businesses, restaurants, or bars unless explicitly told otherwise.

Many people vape in their homes, as vaporizers do not leave a lingering smell in a room like tobacco products. In social situations, it is best to ask those around you if they mind if you vape.

While vaping is becoming more and more popular, there are many people who are unfamiliar with the concept. Studies have shown that secondhand vapor poses no health risks, but many people may be unaware of this and get upset if you vape around them.