Frequently Asked Questions we know we had when we started exploring vaping.
Vaping in General
There are three main parts; battery, atomizer/cartomizer/tank, and a tip. Starter kits typically come with different versions of these parts which you can either maintain or swap out easily by staying with the same types of connections. Wood Creek Vapory carries standard connection supplies to go with common connection battery options. Batteries come in varying levels of miliamperhour (mAh) settings. The most common in 2nd generation devices are 650, 900, and 1100 mAh ratings. Today’s 4th generation devices are typically between 1500 to 2600 mAh. Still others take external batteries you can change out. These are typically 2500 to 3000 mAh. The higher the ratings the longer the charge will last.
The atomizer/cartomizer/clearomizer/tank portion hold the eLiquid and there are varying sizes (typically 20ml to 120ml with 30ml the most common). Combined, these units are commonly referred to as the tank and the units are referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by the FDA. Drip tips also come in a wide-variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. Each of us are able to decide if we want to stick with a standard setup, like those in kits, or customize our own by mixing and matching various Mods, or modules. You can test these different combinations at our store. Our goal is to listen to your goals, help you understand and determine the best options for your goals and budget, and then allow you to try the different vaping experiences the devices will offer. We do this before you buy to help ensure you are investing in a unit you will actually find enjoyment in using.
eLiquid, as the oil is often referred, is a very simple mixture of three or four ingredients. Most oils use polypropylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), pharmaceutical grade nicotine (unless it is a 0 Nicotine oil), and flavoring. All of these ingredients, except the nicotine, are commonly found in many products we consume daily and are considered safe by the FDA. There are some who produce oils with only PG and others only VG for those with a slight allergic reaction to PG. The most common VG is kosher. Most pre-filled cartridges used in automatic e-cigs also have distilled water. There are oils that also ‘cut’ with water. Others, commonly made oversees, do not use FDA approved, pharmacy grade nicotine. The oils we carry will not have water and only the best quality ingredients including nicotine unless you are vaping a zero nicotine eLiquid.
Many like to download our current flavor menu, we have one of the largest quality menus available to choose from. Come in with a list of flavors you would like to try and we’ll be happy to serve you at one of our relaxing tasting bars. Bring a smile, flavor town is our next stop…
For those looking to completely rid themselves of nicotine use there’s excellent flavor choices in 0 Nicotine oils. Our quality oils are available in a wide-variety of nicotine levels and choosing the level of nicotine is an individual choice each of us has to consider. From very strong to none at all, nicotine does not have to be a part of the formula. Nicotine is proving to be much less addictive separated from tobacco and the other additives tobacco companies like to add. Vaping often leads to people reducing the level of nicotine over time yet still enjoy the community and experiences vaping offers. Just like old time smoking hay days, people like to get together for a variety of reasons and trading stories of success and restored health, enjoying new flavors and friends…well, that’s not a bad side benefit of vaping for many.
The strength of e-juice generally depends on what you currently smoke or where you are in your cessation efforts if you are attempting to end nicotine use altogether. E-juice comes in high strength (18-24 mg.), medium strengths (11-16 mg.) or low strengths (0-6mg.). It is suggested that you start in the middle range if you are not sure and move up or down according to preference. If you normally smoke a regular strength cigarette, you may like anywhere from 16-24 mg. If you smoke lights, 11-16 is usually sufficient, and if you smoke ultra lights, 6-11 mg. is usually good. At any time you feel nauseated, light-headed, dizzy, or develop a headache you need to decrease your nicotine strength. You may need to discontinue use if problems persist or you may try switching to a VG based e-juice. On rare occasion people are allergic to the PG base and not reacting to the nicotine strength levels. *Please note, what we are sharing with you here is not to be substituted for your doctor’s advice. If you experience any of the mentioned conditions or irritation, you should consult your doctor. You should always consult your doctor before using any nicotine products.
We are not claiming nicotine is not without danger. Keep in mind electronic cigarettes are not intended for those who don’t already smoke traditional cigarettes. That being said, your cigarette already contains nicotine. While nicotine is an addictive substance, it is non-carcinogenic. It does not cause cancer. (Some studies have indicated that nicotine actually has some health benefits, such as potentially reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and supporting relief of the symptoms from Parkinson’s disease.) It is the many other chemicals in cigarettes that cause cancer. Besides the nicotine, e-liquid contains ingredients that are considered generally safe for human consumption by the FDA. However, if you are sensitive to nicotine, or have conditions that are aggravated by the use of nicotine, for example, strokes, heart attacks, pregnancy, etc., you should not use any nicotine product. You should consult your doctor before using products that contain nicotine. Also, consider a zero nicotine oil.