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The 15 Most Asked Question About Vaping

There is no doubt you already know that vaping means smoking from an electronic cigarette, vaporizer or vape pen. And now it has gotten trendy. Here’s why.

Since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2007, the number of users have been on a constant increase with millions of people now vaping in the US and worldwide. You probably are a frequent user of a vape or also want to follow the trend. Now, you have questions that need to be answered. Here are vaping FAQs with answers that you might be searching for.

Questions & Answers

Can You Bring A Vape On A Plane?

Yes, you can, but you are not allowed to vape or charge a vaping device on a plane. Where you store your vaping device is what you need to know. You have to pack the vape pen with your carry-on bag or try to keep it on you within the passenger cabin. Never put a vape in a checked bag as it is prohibited and is also dangerous. The lithium-ion batteries in vaping devices can explode when exposed to excess heat.

Is Vaping Addictive?

Yes, vaping is addictive. Some vapes contain nicotine which is an addictive substance and that in e-liquids is absorbed into the bloodstream faster. Also, smokers can use their vaporizers to smoke marijuana which is also addictive. In addition, flavored e-juices with 0% nicotine can also create a psychological addiction in users. A regular vaper can take a puff (vape) every 30 minutes which isn’t as bad as a cigarette every 15-20 minutes.

Can Vapes Explode?

Yes, but on rare occasions. As explained earlier, most vaping devices make use of a lithium-ion battery to power the heating element that turns the e-juice to vapor. The battery is what can cause an explosion but under normal conditions, the possibility of that happening is about one in a million. This can be caused by exposure to excess heat, overcharging or storage in pressurized areas.

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Does Vaping Cause Cancer?

This has not been fully ascertained. A study by the Institute of Environmental Medicine at NYU states that there is a higher risk of vapers developing lung and bladder cancers and heart diseases than non-smokers. This is because the vapor from e-cigarettes can damage DNA cells which consequently increases the risk of cancer. However, this study didn’t directly look into vaping as a cause of cancer. So, it is still unproven as a product needs to be around for 15-20 years before it can be proved as a cause of cancer.

Can Vapes Set Off Fire Alarms?

It is unlikely and only happens if you blow the vapor directly into the fire alarm. If there is a large number of people smoking e-cigarettes and they aim directly in the direction of the fire alarm, this can set it off. You should also know that sprinklers can never be triggered by vapes.

Can Vapes Cause A Sore Throat?

Yes, you can get a sore throat from vaping but can be easily avoided if you know why. The e-liquids in vapes contain Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) which causes dehydration. Also, vaping a nicotine level that is higher than what your body can take might lead to a sore throat or uneasiness. If your vaping frequency is on the high side, then this can also give you a sore throat.

Can Vapes Cause Acne?

There is no scientific proof that vapes cause that can cause acne in its users. However, some people have reported an increase in acne immediately after starting vape use. Sometimes there is a break out shortly after quitting smoking and immediately starting vaping. Another set of users say that they have seen improvements in their acne just after taking up vaping.

When To Clean The Vape Coil?

After about 3-5 days of usage. Vape coil works like a filter and collects debris after a few days but this depends on how often you vape. Regular cleaning of the vape coil ensures you don’t have a burnt taste or flavor when you vape.

Why Is My Vape Leaking?

There are many reasons why your vape or vape tank might be leaking. First, when you over-fill or spill the e-juice into the chimney, this can cause leakage or gurgling. Also, when you keep or carry the vape in a horizontal position for a long time, the e-juice can leak out of the airflow holes. A faulty or old vape coil can cause the tank to leak from the airflow holes too. If the O-ring on the tank is ripped, this can cause your vape to leak. To prevent these, you should regularly maintain the vape tank by cleaning in cold water and drying overnight.

Can I Vape While Pregnant?

It is not yet proven if vaping is safe for pregnant women or not. However, a study by Virginia Commonwealth University reported that, vaping while pregnant could cause birth defects of the face and oral cavity. This has not been tested or proved in pregnant women but was tested on frogs. But it’s best not to vape during pregnancy especially with flavored e-juices which contain unknown additives.

Will Vape Juice Freeze or Go Bad?

Yes, it can freeze and go bad. You should also know that freezing vape juice doesn’t make it go bad. Even the best vape Juice can freeze only under extremely low temperature as a result of its composition of PG and VG. Unlike water which freezes at 33*F, a vape oil with VG will freeze at -36*F. Also, like most products, a vape oil has an expiry date after which it is considered bad for use. This ranges from 1-2 years. Signs that your vape juice has gone bad can include foul smell, thick juice, or a significant change in color. 

Why Are Vapes Better Than Cigarettes?

The main factor that makes vapes better than cigarettes is that they do not contain tobacco which makes them safer. It isn’t the tobacco in cigarettes that cause cancer, strokes, heart diseases, and so on but the chemicals that are released when burning cigarettes. However, some vapes also contain some of these chemicals like formaldehyde, nicotine, and acrolein. Vapes are also more convenient. There is no need for an ashtray and it is cheaper. Its odor is also not as strong as that of cigarettes.

Can Vapes Make You High?

Yes, vapes can make you high but this depends on what you are vaping. Normal e-liquids won’t get you high because they contain only Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). You can have a “Nicotine Buzz” if you are vaping Nicotine but will require a high level of nicotine. If you are looking for a strong high, you should load a solid vape with cured ground herbs.

Where Are Vapes Banned?

Vapes are not banned anywhere in the U.S but their use can be prohibited in enclosed public buildings.   The use of vapes was in non-smoking areas was prohibited by 12 US states and 615 localities in April 2017. However, if you are traveling you should know that vapes are outlawed in countries like Dubai, Thailand, Egypt, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, and Turkey.

What Is A Vape Mod?

A vape mod is a larger version of regular vapes and comes with advanced features that are modified to your taste. All the traditional components of a vaping device like the battery, heating unit, wicking system, and e-juice capacity are enhanced. These modifications give a better vaping experience by enhancing juice flavor, throat hit, and vapor.

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Summary

Did you find the answer you are looking for? If yes, then you probably are considering getting one of those flavorful pens or a dry herb vape. When you get the one you need, regularly clean your vaping device and ensure you vape moderately. This guarantees a great overall experience.

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