Vaping has become an effective way to help people quit smoking. And while this is a positive thing, many people are still unsure about what vaping is.

So what is it? What does vaping really mean?

Vaping is a tobacco-free alternative to conventional smoking. There are a few different types of vaping, such as marijuana and medical vaporizers. This article will focus on e-cigarettes.

This type of vaping is about the act of inhaling water vapour through a battery powered vaporizer by applying heat to an e-liquid (or e-juice) which generates a virtually odourless vapour. This simulates the action and feeling of smoking without actually burning tobacco.

Some of the benefits of vaping compared to actual smoking include:

  • No bad smell
  • No bad breath or aftertaste
  • Doesn’t involve burning
  • Doesn’t mess up your lungs


This is water based liquid infused with nicotine; it’s how the vaper (the equivalent of a “smoker”) gets their nicotine hit, mimicking the act of smoking an actual cigarette.

You can get your e-juice plain or in almost any type of flavour. Ingredients include vegetable glycerine or propylene glycol, flavouring, and nicotine/no nicotine options.

E-liquid is packed with different nicotine strengths classified in milligrams.

  • Ultra-light (6mg)
  • Medium (12mg)
  • Regular (18mg)
  • Strong (24mg)

For those just want to vape without the hit, there is e-liquid with zero nicotine available out there as well.

Depending on what type of nicotine hit you’re looking for it’s advisable to start at a low level and work your way up. Keep in mind that stronger nicotine use will effectively cause what’s known as a stronger “kick” or “throat hit.”

Smoke Free

Vaporizers are an innovative way to make the transition from smoking. You aren’t giving anything up except the high amount of nicotine and the negative health impact that goes along with it.

It’s a healthier, safer way to relieve and possibly kick the habit of smoking. It all depends on your personal preferences and what’s important to you.

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