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FAQ

 

What is vaping?

Vaping is a generalized term for the use of an e-cigarette or other vaping devices. Vaping devices are used to turn materials such as herbs, concentrates, or in our case, liquids into vapor. Although there are many types of vape devices, we specialize in e-cigarettes used to vaporize liquids carrying nicotine.

How do vaping devices work?

All vaping devices work on the same basic principles: A battery powers a heating element that turns a liquid solution (known as e-liquid, e-juice, vape juice, etc.) into a vapor. Different devices apply these principals in differing ways.

Why should I vape?

Vaping provides you with the sensations and nicotine that smoking provides, but there is no smoke. There is no combustion and no ash. The vapor that is produced has no lingering bad smells.

Is vaping safe?

Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to discuss the safety of vaping devices or e-liquid due to federal restrictions. We apologize for this, but you can do plenty of independent research on the internet.

What device should I buy?

This is a question with many different answers, as needs and wants vary from person to person. But, if you’re new to vaping, our advice is to check out our Starter Kits (LINK?). These devices offer the best balance between satisfaction, price and ease of use. They’re a prefect entry point for anyone wishing to try vaping.

Can I vape anywhere?

The short answer is no. It’s wise not to assume that you can vape anywhere just because it’s not traditional “smoking”. Premises owners are entitled to prohibit vaping on their property, and many do. We suggest not to vape anywhere you wouldn’t smoke. And it never hurts to ask first. In some cases, you may be able to stealth vape using a discrete device. But we don’t recommend vaping anywhere you’re not allowed to.

Is vaping on planes allowed?

While it is not illegal to vape on a plane, many airlines prohibit the use of vape devices. Again, we suggest not to vape anywhere you wouldn’t smoke.

Is vaping right for me?

If you’re an adult smoker, then the answer is yes. However, we do not advise non-smokers to start vaping. The addictiveness of the nicotine provided by vaping is currently not fully understood. It should be assumed that it does have the potential to cause dependence.

Can I save money by vaping over smoking?

Yes, absolutely. Although how much you will save depends on several factors: How much cigarettes or tobacco cost where you live and the amount you spend on devices (this becomes a hobby for many). With a good setup you should be able to save considerable amounts of money. The more focused on saving money by vaping you are, the more you will save.

Can I quit smoking by vaping?

We are prevented from talking about this by federal regulations. It is impossible to say whether YOU can quit smoking by vaping. The only thing we can say with certainty is that there are many people, our staff included, who are known to have quit smoking by substituting with vaping. Whether you will be one of those people depends on a few factors, such as how motivated you are to quit, how much effort you make finding a device and e-liquid that works for you, and how much you enjoy vaping to being with. The only way to find out is to try! And we are here to help you along that journey.

Can I get high from vaping?

Ultimately this depends on the material you are using to vape. If you are only using a vape device with e-liquids that contain nicotine (or not), then no. However, if you use a vaporizer for dry herbs or concentrates, then yes. We only sell e-liquids containing nicotine, if it is requested, and we do not sell dry herbs, concentrates or any products containing THC or CBD.

Can anyone vape?

The sale of vape products, including devices, accessories, and e-liquid (with and without nicotine) to minors is strictly prohibited. If you are under the age to buy tobacco products in your area, you cannot buy vape products either. We DO NOT sell vapor products to minors under any circumstance.

What does ‘throat hit’ mean?

Throat hit is the feeling you get when you inhale smoke from tobacco products or vapor from your e-cigarette. The vapor from e-liquid hits the back of your throat, just like tobacco smoke, creating a sharp, warm sensation that is relieved when you exhale. This might cause slight coughing in new vapers but becomes an important part in the satisfaction that comes from vaping.

What is an e-cigarette?

An e-cigarette is a device used to simulate smoking.

What is a cigalike?

A cigalike is any vaping device that looks like a traditional cigarette.

What are vape pens?

Vape pens are vaping devices that are similar in appearance to pens, slightly larger and more powerful than cigalikes.

What are mods?

The term “mod” generally refers to any vaping device that doesn’t look like a traditional cigarette or vape pen. They are typically more powerful than cigalikes or vape pens.

What are pod-system mods?

Pod mods are vaping devices that are small, light-weight and ultra-portable. Most use a refillable pod (some use pre-filled pods that cannot be refilled) that houses the coil and wick and can be replaced after use. These types of devices are best for nicotine salt e-liquids.

What is a box mod?

A box mod is typically a square shaped vaping device.

What is an unregulated mod?

An unregulated mod (also called mechanical or mech mods) has no circuit board and runs directly off a battery. Since there is no circuitry, and the batteries keep providing continuous power, vapor production reduces as the batteries drain.

What is a regulated mod?

A regulated mod is a device that contains a circuit board to regulate the current. Most mods are regulated nowadays. Any device that has a variable voltage or wattage setting is a regulated device. Many of these devices also have safety features.

What is voltage?

A volt is a measure of electric potential. In your mod, your battery is what supplies the voltage in the form of stored electric potential.

What is wattage?

A watt is the actual power output after your voltage flows through your coil.

What is an ohm?

An ohm is a unit of electrical resistance. In your atomizer, the coil is what determines the ohms of your set-up. The higher the ohms, the more resistance volts will face while flowing through the circuit. The lower the ohms, the less resistance.

What does ‘sub-ohm’ mean?

Sub-ohm refers to any coil with a measure of resistance that is less than 1 ohm. Sub-ohm coils can withstand higher wattages.

What does variable voltage and variable wattage mean?

Many regulated devices have the option of controlling voltage and/or wattage. By controlling either how much voltage your mod is pulling from your battery or how much wattage is being produced overall, you can customize your vaping experience to your liking.

What is temperature control?

Many regulated devices also have temperature control modes. In temperature control (TC) mode the mod regulates the intensity of the current to keep the coil at a temperature that is chosen by the user. When using TC mode, is it recommended to only use nickel (Ni), titanium (Ti) or stainless steel (SS) coils, not Kanthal.

What is a drip tip?

A drip tip is the mouthpiece where you inhale the vapor.

What is an atomizer?

An atomizer is the part of the vaping device that has a coil of wire (usually Kanthal) and a wick (usually organic cotton). The wick soaks up e-liquid and the coil heats the e-liquid soaked wick, turning the liquid into vapor. May also be referred to as coils or coil heads.

What is an RBA?

RBA stands for Rebuildable Atomizer and is a general term for all variations of rebuildable devices.

What is an RDA?

RDA stands for Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer, also known as “drippers”. This is a device that allows you to build and wick your own coils. Used for the dripping method of vaping, they do not include a tank to hold e-liquid.

What is an RTA?

RTA stands for Rebuildable Tank Atomizer. This is a device that allows you to build and wick your own atomizer coils that are submerged into a tank that holds your e-liquid.

What is an RDTA?

RDTA stand for Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer. This is a hybrid of an RDA and an RTA that allows you to build and wick your own atomizer coils and gives you the option of dripping and/or filling a bottom tank with e-liquid. The wicks of an RDTA are extended into the bottom tank where they can soak up e-liquid.

What is ‘dripping’?

Dripping is a method of vaping where a small amount of e-liquid is added directly to the wick and then vaped immediately. This style of vaping is used with RDAs or RDTAs.

What does ‘squonk’ mean?

Squonking is a method of vaping where an RDA is fed e-liquid by squeezing a bottle, which is attached to the interior of a specialized squonk mod. When the bottle is squeezed, e-liquid is forced from the bottle, up a tube, through a modified 510 connector pin (called a squonk pin) and into the bottom juice well of an RDA.

What is a 510 connector?

A 510 connector is the part of an atomizer that connects it to a mod. The innermost section of any 510 connector is a small pin that acts as the positive contact for the circuit, allowing the flow of current from the batteries and mod up to the atomizer.

What is Ohm’s Law?

Ohm’s Law is a formula used to calculate the relationship between voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit. For your safety, it’s important to understand Ohm’s Law when using RBAs and unregulated mods.

What ingredients are in your house e-liquids?

All our house e-liquids include Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG), PG-Based Natural/Artificial Flavorings, and VG-Based Freebase Nicotine or Nicotine Salt, when applicable.

Do you sell any CBD or THC products?

No, we only sell e-liquids containing nicotine, if it is requested. We do not sell dry herbs, concentrates or any products containing THC or CBD.

What is PG and VG?

PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerin) are ingredients in e-liquid which create the vapor. Both are widely used in a variety of products made for human consumption. PG is associated with a stronger “throat hit” and can carry flavors well but has less visible vapor. VG has a slightly sweet taste and produces a much more visible vapor. Some vapers find PG irritates their throat and lungs. Our e-liquids contain a blend of both ingredients, to balance out the characteristics of each.

What flavor e-liquids do you carry?

We specialize in made-to-order, custom house e-liquids. We have over 50 flavors on our menu, including fruit, bakery, candy and tobacco flavors. We are always creating new flavors as well!

What e-liquids flavor should I get?

There is no one-size fits all answer here, so the best thing you can do is to try out a few e-liquids and see which ones suit your tastes. Some new vapors enjoy tobacco flavors, as it seems closer to what traditional smoking is like. But many choose to stay away from tobacco flavors because they feel it is too much like traditional smoking and they feel they may not stick with vaping. We recommend trying a few different flavors when just starting out. With so many options, you’re sure to find one you enjoy.

Can I buy e-liquid without nicotine?

Yes! We offer all our house e-liquids in 0mg of nicotine.

What nicotine strengths do your house e-liquids come in?

Our house e-liquids are available in 0mg-26mg (by increments of 1) of freebase nicotine and our house nicotine salt e-liquids are available in 20mg, 30mg and 45mg of nicotine salt.

What is the difference between freebase nicotine and nicotine salt?

The most common nicotine found in e-liquids is called freebase nicotine and can be thought of as pure nicotine. E-liquids containing freebase nicotine will produce a harsher throat hit. Because of this, they are typically offered in lower nicotine strengths. Nicotine Salt is the naturally occurring state of nicotine that is found in tobacco leaves. This extracted nicotine in e-liquid is known to mimic the throat hit and absorption rate of tobacco, while avoiding the tar and carcinogens that come with traditional smoking. Because of its smoothness, nicotine salt e-liquid is available in higher strengths of nicotine. However, the absorption rate of nicotine salt e-liquid is much faster than freebase nicotine e-liquids, so it is recommended to be used in lower powered devices ONLY, to avoid excessive nicotine intake.

What nicotine strength e-liquid should I buy?

This is one of the trickiest questions we get because ultimately it all comes down to personal preference. Nicotine affects each person differently. When it comes to standard freebase nicotine e-liquids, many vapors prefer higher nicotine but in a lower powered device, whereas others prefer lower nicotine but in a more powerful device. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone. We suggest starting at a mid-level nicotine strength (about 6mg-10mg for higher powered devices and 12mg-18mg for lower powered devices) and paying attention to how it affects you. If you feel the need to smoke still, try increasing your nicotine strength. If you feel it is too harsh, try lowering your nicotine strength. And in the case of nicotine salt e-liquids, we only suggest using them in lower powered devices. A 20mg nicotine salt e-liquid is a good place to start as you can increase the amount of nicotine as needed.

What sizes do your house e-liquids come in?

Our house e-liquids come in 30ml bottles for $12.99, 50ml bottles for $17.99, 100ml bottles for $27.99 and 360ml bottles for $74.99. Included with a 360ml purchase is a 30ml unicorn bottle (with tip and cap) and a flip-top cap for easy portability. Our house nicotine salt e-liquids come in 30ml bottles for $17.99.

What VG/PG ratios do your house e-liquids come in?

Our house e-liquids come in either 70:30 (Max VG) or 40:60 (High PG) blends. Our house Nicotine Salt e-liquids come in a 50:50 blend.

How do I know which VG/PG blend to order?

Our Max VG blend (70:30) works best in sub-ohm tanks, RDAs, RDTAs, and RTAs. Our High PG blend (40:60) works best in low-powered devices or devices/tanks that use smaller coil heads and our Nicotine Salt blend (50:50) works best in pod-system devices.

Do you carry any third party or premium e-liquids?

Yes! We carry a few select brands and flavors of third party(LINK?) and premium e-liquids(LINK?).

What is the difference between internal and external battery devices?

An internal battery device has a built-in battery that is usually rechargeable through a miro-USB port. The batteries in these devices cannot be replaced. An external battery device has no built-in battery and external batteries must be used to power the device. External batteries are recharged on an external charger and can replaced.

What kind of external batteries can I use in my device?

High-drain lithium-ion batteries with a 20amp continuous output and a minimum of 2500mAh are considered safe for vaping. There are many sizes of batteries, including 18650 (which are the most common), 20700, 21700 and 26650. DO NOT mix different brands of batteries. DO NOT use batteries with different mAh ratings. ONLY use batteries recommended for your device.

What does ‘mAh’ mean?

mAh stands for milliamp hour and is a unit that measures electric power over time. It is used to measure the energy capacity of a battery. In general, the more mAh a battery has, the longer the battery capacity on a single charge.

What is an amp?

An amp is the unit used to measure electric current.

What is the difference between continuous (CDR) and pulse (PDR) output?

The CDR (continuous discharge rate) is the standard for determining a battery’s capability to provide electrical current safely. PDR (pulse discharge rate) has no set standard for how long the “pulse” should be and therefore it is not recommended to choose a battery solely on its pulse rating.

When should I replace my external batteries?

External batteries, if kept in good condition, can last you, on average, from 8 months to a year. After regular use, you may notice that your batteries are not holding a charge as well as they used to, and therefore, should be replaced. Always check for visible damage to your batteries, including on the outer insulation wrap. If your batteries get damaged or wet, DO NOT USE THEM. Replace all damaged batteries.

When is it unsafe to use my batteries?

It is unsafe to use a battery that has any visible damage. Never remove the insulation warp on your batteries. DO NOT use a battery with a missing or torn insulation wrap, any dents to any part of the battery, or the appearance of leaking battery acid. Replace all damaged batteries.

Can I use old and new batteries at the same time, in the same deceive?

No, DO NOT use old and new batteries together. If replacing multiple batteries for your device, replace them all at the same time.

One of my batteries is fully charged but my other battery is only half charged, can I still used them together in my device?

No, DO NOT use batteries with different charge levels.

How should I store/transport my extra batteries?

Keep loose batteries in a case to prevent contact with metal objects (coins, keys, etc.). DO NOT STORE OR TRANSPORT LOOSE BATTERIES IN A POCKET OR BAG. DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR DEVICE OR BATTERIES TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES. DO NOT leave your device or batteries in direct sunlight or in freezing cold temperatures. DO NOT store your device in your car.