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What is vaping?

Vaping is the use of a vaping device! There are many vaping devices, but “vaping” is the term that unites them all (and it’s even in the dictionary!).

How do vaping devices work?

All vaping devices work in the same fundamental way:  A battery powers a coil heating element that turns a liquid solution known as e-liquid into an aerosol.

Different devices apply these principals in differing ways – and it’s surprising just how many variants have been created from such a simple concept!

Why should I vape?

Vaping provides you with the sensations, rituals and nicotine that smoking provides, but is not smoking. In fact, from a flavor perspective, we believe vaping is now more enjoyable and satisfying than smoking ever was.

Is vaping safe?

Unfortunately we’re not allowed to discuss the safety of vaping devices due to federal restrictions. We’re very sorry about this, but you can do plenty of independent research yourself on the internet.

Can I vape anywhere?

The short answer here is no. Sadly, many Cities and Counties have chosen to prohibit vaping in public places, shoehorning vaping into smokefree legislation. Thankfully, vaping is still permitted in public places in the majority of the US, but this is continuously under threat.

Nevertheless, it’s wise not to assume that you can vape anywhere just because it’s not illegal. Premises owners are entitled to prohibit vaping on their property, and many do.

In some cases it might be wise to stealth vape using a discrete device.

Is vaping right for me?

If you’re an adult smoker then the answer is yes. Non-smokers should not take up nicotine in any form. The addictiveness of nicotine as provided by vaping devices is as yet not fully understood, but it should be assumed that it does have the potential to cause dependence.

What are PG or VG liquids?

PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glyerine, or glycerol) are ingredients in e-liquid which create the vapor. Both are widely used in a variety of products for human consumption. PG is associated with a stronger “throat hit” but with less visible vapor, whereas VG has a sweetish taste and produces a much more visible vapor. Some vapers find PG irritates their throat and lungs and choose to use VG based e-liquids instead. Some e-liquids contain a blend of both ingredients to balance out the characteristics of each.

How to prevent the short circuit phenomenon?

If your mod just gave you attitude with an “Atomizer Short” or “0.0Ω” reading, follow this quick checklist to find and fix the problem.

  •   Are The Connections Secure?
    If it’s an RDA or RBA, you may not have tightened the screws enough to get a solid connection.  If you have burned your coils after building to pinch and pulse them, the screws may have become loose.  Get into the habit of checking the screws to make sure they are secure, just don’t over do it as you may strip out your posts.

  •   Are The Coils Even?
    If you just rolled 2 coils and one is longer than the other, this could potentially cause connection issues.  Pay attention to the number of wraps you do for each side to make sure this doesn’t happen.

  •   Is A Coil Shorting Against The Deck?
    This happens more often than you would think, a coil is too close to a post or the outer deck and arcs out, causing a short.  Get into the habit of physically checking the coils to make sure that the only parts touching anything are the lead ends going into the deck.  If you see the coil is too close to anything, move it away from the problem.

Why My Resin Tank Crack?

The cause could be your eliquid.

We do not cover damage from acidic or harsh liquid as it can crack a tank or clearomizer quite quicky. Please ask your liquid vendor what is in the liquid and if it is known to crack tanks.

Here is a list of e-juices known to deteriorate polycarbonate and resin tanks:

Any sour flavours
Any flavours that contain malic acid.
Any e-liquids that contain essential oils
E-liquids that contain triacetin, (used in vg liquids to carry flavour more effectively)
lien Vision’s Pineapple Pulp
Cinnamon like “fire” “atomic cinnamon” types, not warm cinnamon like cinnamon coffee cake, this is okay
Citrus acid
Clove oil
Cola(because of cinnamon)?
Dekang Pina Colada/Tobacco mixed
DIY Flavorshack Tangerine
DIY Gummibear(melted plastic endcaps on DCTank).
E liquids that contain triacetin, used in vg liquids to carry flavor more effectively
Ecblends Apple Pie
Ecblends Banana
Ecblends Cinnamon Apple
ECBlends Gingerbread, double flavor
ECBlends Grape
ECBlends Rootbeer
Elixirliquids Cinnamon Death
Elixirliquids Deathday Cake
Elixirliquids Gummibear
Elixirliquids Heaven and Hell(cinnamon with menhtol)
Elixirliquids Rage(hot cinnamon)
FA Tiramisu
HellaVapor’s Raspberry Winta-green.
***** ***** Vanilla Cola
KBV Hummingbird Nectar
Lorann Butter Rum flavor
Lorann Butterscotch
Lorann Peppermint oil
MadVapes Black Licorice
Malic acid
Mimosa(because of the orange)
Mrs. T’s Snickerdoodle
Mrs. T’s Strawberry Lemonade
Mrs. T’s Strawberry Shortcake
Mt. Dew flavoring
Mt. Vapor’s Lemonade(endcaps melted)
Neon Vapors neon Cherry
Oil based/e liquid that conains essential oils, when mixed, creates esters which will crack plastics
Rawrvapor Hawaii Sunrise
Rawrvapor Strapple
Sour flavors
Tasty Vapor Cherry Cola
Tasty Vapor Sherbet
Timmy’s Double Double from Juicy Clear
TPA Blueberry Candy(melted plastic endcaps on DCTank)
TPA Blueberry(melted plastic endcaps on DCTank)
TPA Cherry Blossom flavoring
TPA Cinnamon Danish flavoring
TPA Earl Gray Tea flavoring
TPA honeysuckle flavoring
TPA maraschino cherry flavoring
TPA Pineapple flavoring
TPA ripe banana flavoring
TPA root beer flavoring
TPA Rootbeer Flavoring
TPA RY4 Double Flavoring
TPA Spearmint flavoring
TPA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream flavoring
TPA Vanilla Custard flavoring
V2Cig’s Menthol
V4L WOW Peppermint Nobacco
VAL Goddess
Vapalicious Gooey Butter Cake.
Vape Dude’s Lemonade
Vapor Renu Mt. Dew Baha Blast and Strawberry Limeade
Vapor Renu Teaberry, Cherry Vanilla (possibly most of their flavors)
Vaporbomb Fire ‘n Ice(cracked tank, melted rubber drip tip)
Vaporbomb Green Apple
Vaporbomb Hot Cinnamon Candy
Vaporbomb Sun Kissed
Vaporbomb Sweet Cherry
Vaporbomb Sweet Cinnamon Red Hots
Vaporgod Licorice
Vapor Romm Cinnamon Red Hots
Virgin Vapor Luscious Lime
Virgin Vapor Sweet Summer Lemonade
Vixen Vapor Rootbeer
Wintergreen juice or flavoring
Ziquid Zenthol

This is not a comprehensive list, just what is reported at this time and may NOT be accuurate.

There is an ongiong list here on ECF

And we update the list above occasionally Please check that list before using.