So, you’ve started vaping and all is good but you’ve seen people, passing you in the street using bigger electronic cigarettes, that produce more vapour compared to your vape pens and you’ve wondered how and why? How are these people blowing out massive amounts of vapour than your starter kits? Welcome to your entry into the world of Sub-Ohm Vaping!
Ways or styles of vaping
There are really two styles of vaping, mouth to lung vaping (MTL) or Sub-Ohm/direct to lung vaping (DTL). Both of these are dictated by the vape kits themselves.
The MTL style of vaping is the one that resembles smoking a cigarette the most, this is due to the fact that you use them by inhaling into your mouth first and then into your lungs, similar to a conventional cigarette. The starter vape kits are generally smaller and more basic and the starter e-liquids used with them are higher in PG (Propylene Glycol) and a higher nicotine level.
The Sub-Ohm/DTL style is where you take a long inhale and you inhale directly into your lungs. The Sub-Ohm vape kits tend to be bigger have various controls for the tanks, coils and airflow whilst also being larger. Sub-Ohm vape kits are designed for more advanced vapers. The E-liquid used with them is generally higher in VG (Vegetable Glycerine) and lower in nicotine. The higher VG content allows for the bigger clouds which intern should be used with a lower nicotine level, due to the amount of vapour produced.
Why would I Sub-Ohm Vape?
There are two main features of a sub ohm e cig kit that could make this a good reason to switch.
1.More vapour – Greater cloud making capacity
2.More flavour – Intensified e-liquid flavours
Simply put, sub-ohm vaping gives you the capacity to produce larger clouds whilst experiencing a fuller e-liquid flavour.
If you were to ask anyone who is already sub-ohm vaping, they will likely tell you that you should be using a higher ratio of VG rather than PG in your vape flavours. This is because VG (Vegetable Glycerin) controls how much vapour is being produced. Higher VG e-liquids will feel smoother on the inhale whereas PG (Propylene Glycol) increases the level of throat hit you get in your vape juice.
How do I Sub-Ohm? Recommend Starter Vaping Kits
If you have decided to go down the route of sub-ohm vaping, there is a vast array of e-cigarettes for you to pick from. Remember when buying your vape device to look at the ohms reading for the resistance of the coil. If the resistance measures less than 1 ohm then this is sub-ohm vaping compatible. Any device that’s over 30 watts of power is most suitable for sub-ohm vaping.
Another point to note, is that if you have been smoking for a while you may not be able to adjust to the different style of vaping of Sub-Ohm kits straight away. We would recommend using a MTL device until you are confident enough to try sub-ohm vaping.
Is Sub-Ohm Vaping right for you?
Well, give it a try! Yes, some people may not like the amount of vapour that these e-cigarettes produce and no, this does not mean that you should disregard using a sub-ohm vaping device. Whether these kits are right for you is completely down to your personal preference so it’s up to you to make the choice.
Starter Vape Kits - MTL
- Most resembles smoking a cigarette
- Not overly complicated
- Longer lasting coils
- Costs less
Sub Ohm Vape kits - DTL
- More intense flavour
- Larger and denser vapour production
- Ability to control the intensity of the inhale by increasing decreasing power output
- A larger choice of flavours
Which Nicotine Strength is Best for Sub Ohm Vaping?
As mentioned above, the increased volume of vapour with sub ohm means you will need to use a much lower nicotine strength. The most common nicotine strength for sub ohm vapers is 3mg (0.3%). If you're new to vaping, you may want to try 6mg, or use a short fill e liquid where you can add your own nicotine to get the desired strength.