All About Vaping: Unraveling the Mystery of E-Cigarettes and Their Key Elements

A lot of vaping is trial and error – adjusting your device, e-liquids and set up to get the right hit.

All vapor devices use a lithium battery to heat a wire coil. The coil wicks e-liquid and creates vapour. Coils come in single, dual and quad configurations.

Vape Tanks

A vape tank is a vital part of an e-cigarette, housing the coils and storing your e-liquid. It can come in various designs, shapes and configurations to suit different styles of vaping and liquid preferences.

A tank has a central chimney through which your vapor passes, and an airflow slot that you can adjust to control the airflow. You can choose a high airflow slot that closes off completely or a low one that’s largely open.

Some modern tanks are top-filling, allowing you to either unscrew the whole top section or partially open it to reveal a fill hole. These designs tend to be much more user-friendly than bottom-filling models and save you the hassle of messing around with syringes.

As with most e-cigarette components, the lifespan of a tank is limited, though there are some simple maintenance measures you can do to extend it. Specifically, keep your coils clean, replace any O-rings that are starting to leak and give the mouthpiece a good cleaning.

Vape Pens

Vape pens are battery-powered devices that heat e-liquid to create vapor. This vapor contains flavourings and nicotine, which is then inhaled by the user.

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular as a smoke-free alternative to traditional cigarettes. It is also one of the most effective methods for quitting smoking.

To start with, a vape pen is a portable device that comes in many different forms and models. Some require a refillable cartridge, while others are disposable.

There are a number of aspects to consider when choosing a vape pen, including price, functionality and personal preference. You should always choose a vape pen that works best for you.

Vape Coils

A coil is one of the most basic aspects of your vaping device. It works by heating and vaporising e-liquid to create a cloud of vapour.

There are many types of coils available, each designed to offer different benefits for various styles of vaping. They come in a variety of resistances, builds and materials.

The resistance (measured in ohms) of a coil can affect how much vapour you produce and what style of vaping you’re looking for, such as sub-ohm vaping, or mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping. For example, a low resistance coil may be more suitable for MTL vaping and will give a tighter draw than a higher resistance coil.

Coils are made from a variety of materials, from stainless steel to Kanthal. Titanium is an increasingly popular choice, due to its soft and malleable wire. Mesh coils are also a good choice for those who want enhanced flavour and cloud production.


E-liquids are a necessary part of vaping and come in a wide range of different flavours, strengths and viscosities. They are also a great way to get a tailor-made experience from the device you choose.

Most e-liquids are made up of a PG and VG base, nicotine and vape flavourings. They are all considered to be safe to use and they contain fewer chemicals when exhaled than tobacco cigarettes.

Nicotine is optional and can be added to e-liquids at various concentrations, ranging from less than 1% up to 5%. There are a wide range of non-nicotine e-liquids available as well.

Our research on frequently added ingredients to 16 839 e-liquids showed that 63% of the total number of ingredients in an e-liquid were flavourings (excluding unflavoured e-liquids). The mean amount of flavourings per flavour category was 10+-15 and was significantly higher for candy, nuts and dessert. The overall accuracy of predicting the flavour category of an e-liquid based on patterns of flavouring compositions was 70% using ingredient quantities, almost seven times higher than chance level and slightly lower when only qualitative information was used.