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Vape City Guide: Buying cheap vape pens

Buy Cheap Vape Pen: What to look out for

Intro: Cheap Vaporizer

Gone are the days where you were forced into buying an expensive product because the consumer had no alternative. Buying vaporizers these days is a reality, Vape City for one offers its customers real value for money in this department. Vape City as an online shop gets its customers the best value for money by only being available in the online space. If we had to invest in shopping center rentals things would be a lot different. If you are looking for cheap vape pens you really need to look no further.

Buy Twisp: The Twisp business model

A Twisp vape is relatively well priced on the surface, this is how they lure you in. Only once you have laid out the money for the Twisp pen do you then realise that the Twisp e-liquid is very expensive. This business model mimics the old printer / ink debacle consumers used to face. A while ago the printer manufacturers used to basically give away their printer hardware because it was a once off buy by the consumer an with out letting the consumer know, they used to charge a fortune for their printer ink which came in a proprietary container. The consumer became disgruntled and wised up to this fact and as a result the printer manufacturers had to adjust their model.

Vape City, The Vape King of value

Here at Vape City we offer our customers value so everything is reasonably priced, we are the vape king of value. We have friendly customer service and are here to help. So if you need to chat please feel free to contact us. In the mean time, you have come to the right place for vape value; have a look around our store there is something for everyone.

Your guide to vaping: The Anatomy of Vapouriser / Vape Pen.

The Parts of an e-Cig

Overview of a vape pen

If you have never vaped before and are thinking about the prospect, you could find yourself in a mine field of vaping terms that are unfamiliar and down right off putting. Seriously, don’t stress because in this article we are gong to dismantle a vape pen and explain the different components. Vape City is all about education in the process of vaping.

In the vape pen diagram above you wil see an exploded diagram of a vape stick, now not all vape pens look the same but it must be said that the functional parts of the vape pen are all the same. So don’t stress if you don’t like the physical aspects of the vape pen above and are looking for an explanation about the vape pen you would like to buy. Just remember in principle all the vape pens operate in the same manner and all the vape pens have the same functional parts.

Drip Tip

The first part of a vape pen is the drip tip, Vape City will soon stock a range of these suckers, the main purpose of the drip tip is to give the user something to wrap their lips around. Vaping is a little intimate like that and the more you partake in this part time the more you will see that vape is not only about inhaling the vapor it has much more to do with socialising and relaxing and to do this your lips need to be comfortable. The drip tip also has functional significance if you wish strip away all the pleasure and really get down to the nuts and bolts of function. In function, the drip tip also stops the e-liquid from entering your mouth in an un-vaped state.

Vape USB charger and wall adapter

The vape pen usb adaptor is another crucial part of your vaping hardware. Having one of these bad boys means that you can charge you apes battery whilst you are sitting at your computer. This is however not a complete prerequisite and you can buy a wall adaptor that the vapes usb cable can plug into to draw power from the wall socket.

Battery and / or battery case

As I mentioned earlier, vapes come in various different shapes and sizes and the batteries are no exception. You could purchase a vape pen with a lithium ion battery that is built into the battery case. Your vape may require you to purchase and fit rechargeable batteries in which case you would require a battery case with an on off switch which would house the batteries. The cool thing about this setup is that you can really pimp up your vape in a style that suits you. The batery cases aslo know as mods come in various shapes and sizes. They all house the vapes power supply but man do they look different on the out side. It is because of this that you can create a vape look and feel that suits you.

e-juice tank

This is where I really am amazed as all vape tanks are not created equal. In fact you have as much flexibility in choosing your tank design as you do in choosing your battery case mod. The tank holds the e-liquid and atomiser is essentially connects to the battery on one end and the drip tip on the other, completing the vaping hardware setup
THe e-juice tanks come in various shapes and sizes and will hold varing quantities of e-juice depending on your requirements.

Atomiser or cartomiser

All good things have to get technical and this is where you have a massive range of choices as to how you would like your e-juice to be turned into vapour. In this section or the vaping articles I will describe the difference between the various different atomisers. In short all the components here are technically atomisers but are setup differently and to distinguish between the different setups the parts were labelled differently by the vaping community.

We will start with atomisers. Atomisers have a limited capacity and are generaly suited to individuals who don’t mind filling their atomiser vials often with e-liquid. A great benefit of this is that you can change between e-liquid flavours quickly with very little mess. I say this because every experienced vape user has split all their
e-juice all over the floor and so will you. It’s a right of passage.

Cartomisers on the other hand have reservoir which will hold e-juice. The e-liquid is then fed to the coil via wick which is in the form of a packing around the coil. The cartomiser was the next advancement in atomisers as it could hold more e-juice and give the user a longer vape time.

Last on the list is the clearomiser. The clearomiser is the latest design of the atomiser on the market and is the most popular. Essentially a clearomiser comes in three different components. The fist is the tank itself, This is the reserviour for the e-juice. Inside the take you have a coil and wick. the wick is a long piece of string that feeds the e-juice onto the coil, in the same fasion as the cartomiser but the setup is different, giving the tank a much bigger volume of e-liquid it can hold.

E-Juice or e-liquid

E-liquid is the liquid that is turned into vapor by the coil. The e-juices come in various flavours. In fact there is a growing community of individuals making their own flavours giving users who vape a very wide range to choose from. The great news is that you should never get bored. Different flavors a very easy to come by.

Vaping Hardware conclusion

There you have it, a vaping harware tutorial to guide you through the jargon and assembly of your first vape pen. I hope you enjoyed the content. I think this really gives you a great base to work off. Your next step is to buy a starter kit.

What is Vaping?

What is Vaping?

Ecig Vaping vs. Smoking

Lets start off by dispelling some myths about vaping and right off the bat tell you that vaping is NOT smoking. Smoking is the act of drawing in the smoke by-product of lit tobacco. Now the vaping action may be the same but the product that is inhaled is a whole lot different and we will discuss that later on in this article.
When you light a cigarette it releases, at the last count, about 4000 chemicals into the atmosphere of which 70 are known to be cancer causing agents and a bunch of poisons, which by themselves are not recommended for human consumption on the whole.

So what is vaping if vaping is not smoking?

At first all the vaping terminology can be confusing at first but is you bare with me I will explain it all as we go along. We will give you all the facts about vaping that will put you in a beter position of understanding.
The first message we I need to get across is that no smoke is not present in the vapour you inhale with vaping. Nothing is lit and there is no open flame. The base you inhale whilst vaping consists of three or four compounds:
• Propolyene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerine
• Possibly water [H2O]
• Food grade flavourants
• Nicotene [If you wish]
The e-juice or specific mix of the above components is placed into the atomizer of the consumers vaping equipment and within the atomizer there are typically two wicks wrapped up in a coil. The wicks a responsible for moving the e-juice onto the coil. The coil is then heated by a battery and the e-juice is vapourised and it is this vapour that is inhaled by the user.
In the next section I am going to talk about the e-juice components.

Vaping and the Base Propolyene Glycol

Propolyene Glycol is a substance that has been scientifically proven to be fit for human consumption by the food and drug administration in the US and has been used for many decades already in food products for animals and in pharmaceutical products.
In any good argument you have the proponents and the opponents. The opponents in this case are calling the propolene glycol – antifreeze. From an objective point of view this is rather an emotional argument of the individuals trying to liken propolene glycol to the antifreeze you put in your car and as such try to elicit the emotive response by the consumer that their habits lie somewhere between drinking petrol and eating battery acid if they vape. I must just pull you attention back to the fact that Propolyene Glycol has been and continues to be approved by the FDA for human consumption, first and foremost and is secondly used in a wide variety of pharmaceutical applications. Is Propolyene Glycol used in antifreeze?, the answer here is that it is absolutely a component of antifreezes. Just as water is also component of antifreeze and yet humans cannot live without water. The reason this vaping base is used in antifreeze is because of its fantastic property that when added to water reduces its freezing temperature to way below zero. Does this mean shouldn’t consume it, the US FDA don’t think so. Here are a list of items that contain the base:
1. baking mixes
2. desserts in the bakery section of the grocery store
3. modified food starch
4. salad dressings
5. sauces
6. gel cap pills and vitamins

E-Juice and Vegetable Glycerine

Before we get started let me have one last stab at the emotive antifreeze argument. If Porpolyene Glycol is know as antifreeze then Vegetable Glycerine should be know as anti-boil due to the very high boiling point of this compound, it has a boiling point of around 290 degrees centigrade. Ok, I promise now I am done.
Vegetable Glycerine is also used in a number of pharmaceutical and food preparations preparations. I am not going to go into too much detail here. I think the point just needs to be mentioned. If you have a look around you will find Vegetable Glycerine in cookies, sometimes used as a sugar substitute and is particularly good in this instance as it has a sweet taste but does not feed the oral plaque forming bacteria in your mouth; so eating this will generally result in less cavities. In the pharameutical preparations Vegetable Glycerine is a component of some suppositories.
With respect to vaping, Vegetable Glycerine is colourless and odourless. It also passes up the atomizers wick and is vapourised by the coil and this vapour is inhaled by the consumer.

Vaping e-juice conclusion

There will be a lot more articles to come on the topic of vaping to come, so stay tuned. I really wanted to dispel any myths about the vaping and the e-juice compounds and really layout the differences between smoking and vaping as the difference are massive and need to be acknowledged.