The global e-cigarette and vape market reached a value of $18.13 billion in 2021.
As the industry has grown, various types of vapes have become available. Each type has different advantages and disadvantages, and knowing what these are will help you figure out which type is best for you.
For a rundown of the different types of vapes available, keep reading.
A vape pen is named as such because it’s a similar size and shape to a normal pen. These store e-liquid in a glass tank with a replaceable atomizer coil which needs to be disassembled when the flavor fades.
Vape pens are larger than some other types, meaning they have a greater battery capacity so they last longer between charges. Some people may not like these as they’re often not designed for mouth-to-lung inhaling, but rather direct-to-lung inhaling.
Vape pens typically produce large clouds, which is a popular design choice amongst many vapers.
Vape mods are more suitable for experienced vapers, being the largest and most powerful type available. They generally have multiple high-capacity battery cells able to generate over 200W of power.
Vape mods often include various features not found on other vaping devices such as automatic temperature limiting and custom power curves. They also allow for some of the boldest flavors in replaceable cartridges such as the delta 8 vape. These offer users some of the best marijuana strains available.
Vape mods are generally considered the best vapes for people who’ve been doing it a while and want to experience the best flavors and performance. They’re not generally ideal for beginners as they can be quite complicated to use, and aren’t well suited for mouth-to-lung inhaling.
One of the distinct characteristics of a cigalike is that its appearance resembles a cigarette. The idea of this design was to indicate that the devices are smoking-related. These were far more common when the vape industry first began than they are these days, but they can still be purchased from traditional tobacco retailers.
Cigalikes are easy to use, you just need to make sure the battery is charged and your cartridge isn’t empty. The main drawback is that refills are only generally available in tobacco and menthol flavors. This makes them very limited when compared to the hundreds of flavors available for other types of vapes.
Most pod systems are fairly small (close to cigarette size) and store the e-liquid in a removable pod. They’re easy to use and are designed for nicotine salt e-juice. This is ideal because it’s perfect for people who are trying to transition from smoking to vaping.
Pod systems are great for new vapers and are similar to cigalikes, but with a lot more flavors available.
The Best Types of Vapes For You
When deciding between the different types of vapes, you should consider what you’re looking for. If you’re new to vaping then a pod system or cigalike are the easiest to use, although the cigalike is severely lacking in flavors. Vape pens are good all around, and vape mods are best for those who have been vaping for a while and want the best experience.
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