Different from traditional smoking, vaping gently heats the e-liquid to substantially reduce the release of harmful gases and toxins and increases the good effects, hence the origin of its name, vaporizing or vaping. A commonly ignored characteristic of vaping is how to vape, i.e. the interaction of your mouth with the vapor while inhaling it. Very seldom do people give it a second thought, but even minor information about the ‘how’ can transform your vaping experience.
There are two major methods of taking a hit when vaping and each differs from the other in respect of the results they return. During this interaction with the vape, numerous factors come into consideration, such as the set resistance, the battery power and airflow etc, but the experience also depends on the recipient’s interaction with the device. The results can be different in various aspects like cloud chasing, chain-vaping or increased flavor etc. The two main methods are:
1. Mouth-To-Lung (MTL):
This is the best method if you are looking for a replacement to cigarettes. It is similar to sucking on a straw and can be compared to taking a drag of smoke from a cigarette. As suggested by its name, the recipient first takes the vapor into his mouth and then inhales it into the lungs. It gives a mild sensation and a slight hit, but the longer the vapor is contained in the mouth, the more the flavor becomes obvious. Chain-vaping using this technique is comparatively easier. MTL method can be done on vape pods, or a box mod with MTL Tank.
2. Direct Lung Inhale (DL):
This is the best option if you are replacing a hookah (shisha) and want to enjoy big clouds, with great taste.It is similar to taking a deep breath or sucking a balloon’s air. It is a direct lung inhale, i.e. the vapor is inhaled directly into the lungs. This technique is closely related to the sensation one gets sucking off of a shisha pipe. Evidently, this gives you a stronger hit than MTL and this aids in the cloud chasing, i.e. producing thick clouds of vapor.
Other techniques include the hybrid hit (drawing vapor partway through to the lungs), snap inhale (exhale a bit and inhale to lungs swiftly) and French inhale (exhale through mouth, inhale through nose).
To find more information about the different devices read this article: What To Look For In a Vape