Top 15 Things to Avoid When Vaping

There are many wonderful things to love about the vast world of vaping: sweets without the calories, learning basic principles of electricity, interacting with a wonderful community of like minded people… the list goes on and on. But there are a few things that can turn your happy vaping into a bad time. That is why we have compiled this list of things to avoid when vaping. 

The top 15 things to avoid when vaping:

1. Dry Hits

Dry hits are one of the most awful things to befall any vaper and something to definitely avoid when vaping. I wouldn’t wish a dry hit on my worst enemy. Never experienced a dry hit before? Luck you. It’s as if Death himself delivered a burnt cloud of toasted gym sock straight into your lungs. Always make sure you saturate your wick and prime your coil before vaping. Have some fresh cotton in a new build? Make sure you’ve dripped a sufficient amount of juice on your wick before you take that first puff. Replacing the coil in your tank? Drip a little bit of juice on the coil before you reassemble your tank. Be sure to let your device sit for several minutes before vaping to ensure your coil has been saturated with juice. When I replace my Atlantis coils, I usually wait a good ten minutes before vaping to make sure my coil is fully saturated.

2. Low Battery

We’ve all run into this problem at least once in our life. No matter what electronic device you may be using running out of battery can be a real nightmare. Everyone deserves to have the best vape possible with each puff. Keep your batteries charged to make sure your device is operating to its best ability. Setting off for a long trip? Make sure you have enough batteries with you to last while you’re away from home. Keeping a backup charged battery with you can be a real vape-saver when you’re on the go. Depending on your device, a micro or a mini USB charger is great to keep with you or in the car as they will work with most any USB port. When I have access to electricity, my preferred charging method of choice has always been the NiteCore Digicharger D4. Compatible with almost any rechargeable battery, the D4 takes all the guesswork out of charging your batteries; simply insert, detect and charge.

3. Flavor Ghosting

Flavor ghosting isn’t the end of the world for most vapers, in fact I quite enjoy the combination of certain flavors. However, when switching between two drastically different flavors, it’s best if you give your tank a good cleaning. I simply take mine apart and give everything a thorough rinse with some hot water. If you’re using an RDA you might be able to get away with just firing your mod until the juice has all been vaporized from the cotton, but I will always suggest changing your cotton if you can. This will help to make sure you have a fresh, untainted vape. My all day vape for the last year has been German Chocolate Beefcake. Once in a while, I enjoy some Wintergreen or Bloodbath. That sweet cake flavor is really spoiled when I’m hit with an unexpected taste of menthol or fruit. Proper care and cleaning will also ensure your equipment works properly for many puffs to come.

4. Dirty/Gunky Coils

This issue echoes my statement from the previous point about flavor ghosting: proper care and cleaning will go a long way with producing a tasty vape. It has been known that certain shades of e-juice will ruin and gunk up coils faster than others. Now, I’m by no means a chain-vaper, but with my light to moderate use, I find myself changing my coils about once every 1.5 – 2 weeks. Your mileage may vary. I highly value a clean and fresh tasting vape, so sometimes I may change my coils more often than that. If you find that your vape isn’t tasting as good as you’d like, it may be time to change your coil. If your coils look anything like this, it’s definitely time to change your coils or get working on a new build.

5. Elitist Attitude

I believe that this point could be easily summed up as: don’t be a jerk. Not all vapers are lucky enough to have the newest, most powerful device. Not everyone is an experienced flavor chaser or cloud maker. Instead of shaming tootle poofers, let’s all try to be accepting of different vaping styles. Remember, we were all newbies once.

6. Dripping and Driving

When you’re behind the wheel, your focus needs to be on the road. Too many distractions on the road can lead to serious disaster. Are you a dripper going on a long road trip? Invest in a tank. There’s a lot of great options out there. A tank will enable you to just fill and go. You can vape all you want out on that lonesome stretch of road without having to juggle the wheel, your juice and RDA to re-drip. At least have a designated dripper: someone riding in the passenger seat who can safely saturate those coils for you so you can keep your eyes on the road. Trust me, not even a perfectly-steeped bottle of Thug Juice is worth your life.

7. Nicotine Sickness

I’ll never forget the first time I experienced nicotine sickness. It is worse than any hangover or sickness I’ve ever endured. Granted, these last 26 years I’ve been pretty lucky health-wise *knocks on wood*. Are you venturing into the world of sub-ohm vaping for the first time? Chances are, if you’re using an older style tank you probably have a higher level of nicotine. When I first made the transition from my Kanger Evod to vaping sub-ohm with the Aspire Platinum (my first experience with sub-ohm vaping) I drastically lowered my nicotine level. From 18mg to 6mg to be exact. Different setups will provide different vaping experiences. Know your limits and know your nicotine level.

8. Unsafe Builds

Are you interested in building your own coils? Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran who likes to experiment with new setups? Either way, it’s imperative that you educate yourself on things like Ohm’s Law and Battery Safety. Don’t throw more power at your build than it can handle. Know your resistance, voltage, and the load of your device. A great tool for every vaper is the SmokTech Omnitester. This handy device makes it easy to check the resistance of any 510 threaded e-cig or Ego-threaded atomizer. The Omnitester also allows you to check the output voltage of your 510 threaded device, including Pulse-Width Modulated devices. You can also attach an atomizer and a device at the same time to test its voltage under load. The Omnitester has an internal 900mAh battery if you want to use it on-the-go, and comes with a USB to Micro-USB cable to charge it.

9. Vape Tongue

Another problem which plagues vapers worldwide is the dreaded “vape tongue.” There are many variables that can effect your palate. One of them being vaping on the same e-juice for too long. I stated earlier that German Chocolate Beefcake  has been my all day vape for over a year now. After the first couple months of vaping on this all day every day I just couldn’t taste the sweet, chocolatey goodness anymore. Rather than experience a temporary lapse in vaping this decadent concoction, a fellow vaper suggested I try drinking a cup of black coffee. Others suggested some ordinary mouthwash or just plain old water. I was even told to smell different things, but I won’t get into that. However, sometimes it really does help to have your second favorite flavor on standby. I vaped on some various different fruit flavors  for a couple days and before long I was back to enjoying the full, in your face, sweet cake flavor that is Beefcake.

10. Loose Batteries

Remember point number two? It’s okay if you don’t you can go back and check. I’ll wait…

Got it? Great! After you charge your batteries where do you put them? Well the best place is in a battery case, of course! We have a couple different styles of battery cases, and mine just happens to be the 18650 Battery Case. Whatever size battery you use, find the proper fitting case for it. Loose batteries present a bigger danger than most people realize. Trust me, you do not want your battery to vent in your pocket.

11. Improper Filling Technique

This one should be pretty easy to avoid when vaping, but know your gear! More companies are coming out with convenient top-fill tanks, like the Triton V2, but a lot of tanks still require you to fill from the bottom. I’ve been using tanks like the Atlantis and the Subtank Mini for so long that a few months ago, when I was presented with a simple iClear 16, I completely ruined it because I couldn’t remember how to fill it properly. Instead of removing the drip tip and properly filling the tank from the top I unscrewed the bottom and attempted to fill that way. I had a real mess on my hands! Do some research, and if you still can’t figure out how to use your equipment, ask a fellow vaper! Our wonderful customer support team is available to answer phone calls from 7am – 11pm PST 7 days a week at 1(877)565-8273. You can also send us a live chat or shoot us an email at support@mtbakervapor.com.

12. Dehydration

Make no mistake about it, vaping will dehydrate you. I really notice this when I’ve vaped a little harder than normal or when I switch from a max VG blend to 50/50. I see this as a blessing in disguise as I now have a reason to drink more water. Bottom line: water is good for you, drink it.

13. Too Much Throat Hit

Vaping is all about choices, and in this vast wonderful world of choices it can be hard to find the right choice for you. You may have found yourself asking, “Should I vape max VG or 50/50? Or perhaps 65/35 is right for me?” The truth is that some blends will perform better in different setups than others. With sub-ohm vaping a lot of people prefer a blend of 20% PG / 80% VG or they even go max VG.  Now that’s not to say you can’t fill a sub-ohm tank with 50/50, but you should know that blends with higher levels of PG will produce more of a throat hit. Are you looking for smooth hits with big clouds? Choose a blend that has more VG in it. If you’re looking for a little more flavor (PG carries flavor better) and a little more throat burn? Choose a blend with higher PG levels. Taste is subjective. Play around with different blends until you find what you like best!

14. Tank Crackers

I’ll never forget my first day working at Mt Baker Vapor. I was given a Kanger Evod Starter Kit  and took it home eager to fill it with Ecto Cooler e-juice. I did, and it was delicious! But it was late and I was tired from a long hard day of making juice orders for our fine customers. So, I set the device down on my desk and went to sleep as visions of clouds filled my head. When I awoke I had found that my tank was cracked and that sweet, sweet Ecto Cooler had leaked all over my desk. No one had explained to me this issue of tank crackers. Some flavors have been reported to have cracked plastic tanks. Your mileage may vary, but it is something to be aware of. If you never want to worry about accidentally filling your tank with a tank cracker e-juice, we have a variety of glass tanks available on our website.

15. Expensive Juice

There are many valid reasons to make the switch to vaping. For me, it was saving money. When I think of all the money I spent on cigarettes, rolling tobacco, and the occasional ounce or two of pipe tobacco… well, I just get angry. That money was simply smoked up, and I have nothing to show for it, other than what I can only assume will be a life-long smoker’s cough. After the initial start up cost of a mod and some coils (or whatever starter kit you choose) vaping is relatively inexpensive when compared to most tobacco products. We know there are a lot of great companies out there to purchase e-juice from, but don’t be fooled by juice with a high price tag boasting it was aged in some sort of oak bourbon barrel. There’s simply only a few ingredients that should ever go into a quality e-juice and those are: nicotine, flavoring, and a blend of PG and VG. That’s it, folks! Some companies may claim to have nothing but 100% organic, vegan, kosher e-juice laced with the tears of a unicorn but we know that’s just not true. We encourage everyone to get out there and try different e-juice flavors, but know that the good folks here at Mt Baker Vapor take pride in being able to provide not only quality, but affordable e-juice for all responsible adults.

Something to think about: 

Do you have any tips for your fellow vapers? What’s something you always do to ensure you get the best vape with every puff?

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

  • Elisabeth says:

    Great rundown! I find that fresh, and quality coils are key! There’s little that is more frustrating than clogged, aged or burnt coils.
    Don’t just buy the cheapest replacement coils you can find for your tanks, you can taste the difference! You don’t want to taste the metal from your coil when you vape, so spend a little more for good coils! It is incredibly disappointing to change your coils, top off your tanks, prime them, and to then taste the coil! Uhg.
    And it’s equally important to test the coil before insterting it in your tank. It’s just as disappointing and frustrating to find out it’s a dud as is tasting a cheap coil. Now you have to change the coil on a full tank and it’s a mess!

  • Mitch Rubin says:

    What a list! Who came up with this list? And how did you decide on the order? This is actually a pretty accurate list and in good order. Dripping and driving is a tough one. I try not to rda and drive but the flavour…..oh I cant get enough of the flavour. Carnival Apple on an rda with an ipv4s, that’s hard to beat! Although there are no excuses now cause I see you guys got the tfv4 in stock. I don’t know what id take….a vector rda with that awesome top air flow or a tfv4. That would be a difficult decision. Then of course theres always the insanely difficult decision of deciding which juice to get. Cloudy Beaches, Carnival Apple, Happy Rancher, Zebra Gum, Blueberry, Huckleberry Ice Cream, Beast Treats, PANCAKE BREASTS…lol. Too much for me to handle. My brain is about to explode! Damn I love MBV!

    • John Swanke says:

      Thanks for the love Mitch. The blog was written by me! Glad you enjoyed it. The list is in no particular order. It was hard trying to rank them so the order is just purely random. I highly recommend the TFv4 it’s probably the best hitting tank I’ve tried in a long time.

      • Oliva Marcus says:

        Hi i’m new at this and i was wondering is it bad to put water in your vape tank, even though there is still juice in it? Like i’m running out of juice and idk when i’m getting a new juice, so is it bad if i refill the rest of my tank with water and e cig juice combined?

    • Lawrence says:

      High Seas port royal Vanilla Bean max VG is my all day vape. I can’t stand drippers rda’s. A full tank of juice for me Ty

  • Jason Jardine says:

    I have already experienced “vape tongue” and I have been vaping for a very short time. Water and coffee have helped a lot. Former menthol smoker and tried Extreme Ice and love it. Changed to different flavors for a couple days to take a break but still crave the “ice” effect. Tried Huckleberry Ice Cream and it is awesome! Ordered 12 or so flavors to try out an I am very happy with the few I’ve tried so far. Thanks MBV!

    • John Swanke says:

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying the flavors you ordered. A lot of former menthol smokers really seem to love Extreme Ice, and it’s definitely one of my favorite menthol flavors. Have you tried wintergreen? We hope you continue to enjoy our flavors!

  • John says:

    Great rundown, needs a couple corrections though.

    Under item 1, “luck you” -> “lucky you”
    Under item 10, “prevent” -> “present”

  • Annette Harris says:

    Great article and I enjoyed reading it. I’ve been vaping for 3 years and pretty much have my routine down, but it’s always good to have a refresher course!

    I especially liked your common sense talk about expensive juices. I was lucky to discover Mt. Baker early in my vaping, and have ordered exclusively here ever since. I always recommend Mt. Baker to friends and family. Keep up the good work!

    • John Swanke says:

      Thanks for the support! I’m glad you enjoyed my article. Thanks for recommending us to your friends! Let us know if you ever have any vape questions or if there’s ever something we can do. Wishing you the best of luck in 2016!

  • Cyndi says:

    Love the tips. Especially about knowing what what you are doing when you build your own coils.
    Also I was a menthol smoker and my personal juice is a build your own mix of extreme ice and menthol. When I get vape tongue I can add some wintergreen or spearmint (YUM)

    • John Swanke says:

      Wintergreen is probably my favorite menthol juice that we have! Never thought about using menthol to clear up vape tongue. That’s a great idea. Glad you enjoyed the tips. Cheers!

  • Tahir says:

    Nice Blog.
    and very impressive.

  • Pete Geller says:

    Nice article John! I’ve been vaping around 9 months and found my tastes drastically changed over time. Since I’m a mouth to lung hitter I’ve found that an adjustable box mod with a Nautilus mini tank on top works best for me. I enjoy the Kanger Subtank too but normally use the 1.2ohm coils. I’ll probably play with TC a little more but I’m happy at around 8.5 watts with my Nautilus and 1.6ohm coils and they last forever! Have a wonderful Vaping New Year One and All!

    • John Swanke says:

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the article. The Nautilus has really stood the test of time for me. I usually prefer my Atlantis but I keep a Nautilus around just for a couple different flavors. I just like them better on it. Let us know how your attempts with TC go. Never hesitate to ask us questions if anything comes up. Cheers, and have a great New Year!

  • Kia says:

    Right on top of worst case scenarios in vaping with the number 1 – dry hits! I remember the first time I tried my friend’s e-cig years ago, and for some reason it gave me really horrible, dry and awful tasting “puff”. I thought who the hell uses this kind of crap, but luckily it was fixed and I got to experience how real vaping feels – no going back from that!

    Good list otherwise aswell 🙂

  • Kyle says:

    I wish I would have read this before I started vaping.

  • Bryan Miguez says:

    Good stuff! I would like to add that battery wraps are important too. When you are constantly replacing batteries the integrity of the wrap can be compromised. I never really worried about it until I had an insulation ring around the positive pole come off when I was swapping batteries. This was very scary but easily avoidable. 18650 wraps are very cheap and something we should all have on hand.

  • Gloria says:

    Great article, you covered all bases (and some I hadn’t even thought of to ask for remedies!) I recently discovered Mt. Baker after vaping 3+ years now and so glad I did. You folks are great!

  • Leo Stachowski says:

    Awesome Post! Great read! If you’re new to vaping consider reading this article. Thanks Mt. baker you guys are the best!

  • Bill Baz says:

    Great article! Wish I had had all these suggestions in one place a year ago. Mt. Baker is my #1 goto for all supplies and I’m happy to see info being shared. Great job!

  • Jennifer says:

    Great advice, lv your entire article! Mt Baker-vapor for life! Been a vapor for 10 months. Lv it! Thank you, Mt. Baker!
    Maybe your next subject could be, how to fight to keep vipping legal. Thank you again!

    • John Swanke says:

      Thanks for the support! Congratulations on making the switch to vaping. We do have some older articles about fighting to preserve vaping rights, and blogs that promote advocacy, but you’re absolutely correct. We need more reminders to get out there and fight for vaping!

  • susan says:

    Love this article. Especially the info about “vape tongue”. I’ve only been vaping since September 2015 and this has happened to me…I just never knew it was a real thing! I instinctively changed flavors when it has happened, so I guess I got it

    • John Swanke says:

      Glad you enjoyed the article. Vapers Tongue or Vapers Fatigue is a real issue that many vapers face. Changing flavors is a good course of action and you can also try many different things to cleanse your tastebuds.

  • susan says:

    right. Sorry, I hit post comment by accident before I finished. Have an awesome day!

  • Moneytha Burns says:

    Will you please let your employee, Ray Korte know that it’s unsafe to drip and drive? With the terrible AZ drivers I worry about him not paying attention. Thank you!

  • Robin H says:

    This is great info. I also wish I had read it when I first started. The other thing I was wondering is in #15 talking about all that should be in ejuice, what about Diacetyl and/ or other and Diketones in e-juice?

  • Nikko says:

    amen to #15

    Some of the best e-juice I’ve tried is from mt. baker so I don’t know how companies can think of charging almost twice that price.

  • I find eating a few pretzels or unsalted soda crackers will cleans the palate, and I don’t have to wait , or change flavors for a few days to rid myself of vape tounge.Love Mt Baker vape juice,their customer service can’t be beat!!

  • Rob Fisher says:

    wow, so many things I agree on here, even specifics.
    I started on an evod ha. moved on to a squape then on from there.
    so agree on the drip driving, ha only recently in the last 2 months since i smashed my cthulhu had to use a rda, one time i even was so zoned out. i forgot to put cap on and fired it up and put the coils on my lips. ha. dont do it… expensive juices yeah, totally agree, although virgin vapor does have a very clean / quality feel for me, started on them in evods @ 18mg. then switched to 6mg also..

    btw. BLOODBATH is my ADV. if only it came in a 236ml =D

    • John Swanke says:

      Glad to hear you found this blog post useful! Seems that a lot of people started on the evod. Wow, did you burn your mouth when you did that? Another great reason not to drip and drive! Thanks for the support, we hope you continue to enjoy Bloodbath!

  • Laura says:

    Great article!! Lots of tips!!

  • Michael says:

    Vaping has saved me from countless nights losing sleep from waking myself up from coughing. With mtbakervapors prices ive saved countless dollars. Flavors are great and i tell all all my friends about this life and money saving business 🙂

  • Cyndi says:

    Great read. 🙂 Been vaping for a little over a year now. No more nasty cigs for husband or I! I do wish we had read this article before we started, but, never hurts to get a refresher!

  • Justin Hurd says:

    G-MEN is the best super icy juice! By far the best I’ve had out of any juice maker. The Black Ice and Blue Ice is really awesome as well. I need to get some Mt. Baker stickers to get your company more known in my area and t-shirts as well!

  • Danny G says:

    Well said sir. Thank you for the knowledge.

  • Debbie south says:

    i cant taste my juice anymore i have try new tanks what do you think the juice is peanut butter

  • Robyn says:

    Very informative article for a newbie like myself. Thank you.

  • Lais says:

    Thank you for this article. Personally, I think this mareaitl is great. I agree with much of your information here. It also motivates me to learn more. I await the next article with great anticipation.

  • Connie says:

    I quit smoking almost 3 yrs ago and went to ecigs ,about 6 month ago I switched to vaping, I have an Evic VT with an ego One Mega tank and I love it. I can fill it and not worry about it for at least one day. It doesn’t have changeable batteries I just have to plug in the mod to charge it. I’m still learning a lot and have watched many videos on YouTube. I love all your juices and have ordered many flavors. But from the sounds of it I need to order the German Chocolate Beefcake sounds lovely. I am a Mt Baker Vapor customer for life LOVE IT!!#

    • John Swanke says:

      Congrats on quitting smoking! And thank you for all your support. The Evic is a great device! Glad you are enjoying it. Definitely try the German Chocolate Beefcake sometime! It was my all day vape for over a year.

  • keaton says:

    another important one is to be respectful of people around you. Just because vaping doesn’t smell like tobacco most people don’t appreciate people blowing clouds in semi crowded areas

  • I really hate it when I’m out of battery when I vape! From that time that I’ve experienced it I see to it that my battery is full and bring a spare one whenever I am out. Thank you for posting this article. This will surely help those who are newbies when it comes to vaping as they know what to expect and what to do.

  • Brian says:

    Very complete list of things to avoid. I can’t think of anything I would add. MBV ROCKS!

  • Kristen says:

    I appreciate you mentioning the newbie/elitist thing. I have been vaping for a while but I need a lot of explaining when I buy something new (sub ohm etc). Some vape shops will spend more time answering questions. Others can talk down to me or just act like they don’t have time for me. I SOO appreciate when someone will explain things without seeming like they are judging me.

  • Kristen says:

    Also, I agree about the expensive juices. When I first started I bought these, but now I know that I can find (maybe even better) juices for much cheaper

  • Michael Murphy says:

    Nailed it with this list

  • Amanda says:

    I felt like I was ticking off boxes, every day I swear I learn something new about vaping.

  • Rob says:

    Very helpful info.I didn’t know a lot of these things.

  • Devonna says:

    Thank you !

  • mark says:

    I wanted to add that when I change my coil and have added a few drops to prime it. It helps me to lower the voltage/watt level way down to let the wire kind of get acclimated to being hot. I cape at about 22 to 25 watts and have found if I start a new coil out at about 12 to 15 and turn it up slowly for the next few hit s it lasts longer and has better flavor for longer. I’ve been vaping for nearly 3 years and learned this by trial and error. Baker Vapor is king. Long live the king.?

  • Vaping is less harmful than the traditional cigarette.All the above points shuld consider by users while vaping.

  • evan napolitano says:

    totally agree with the whole “dehydration” part. Until I became a dedicated vaper, I never drank much water! Definitely a blessing in disguse! lol 🙂

  • tony says:

    love yalls blog!!!

  • Christine says:

    I agree with always having fresh coils on hand. When i first got into vaping i had no idea how long a coil was good in my tank. I found myself using the same coil for a month+, and sadly even got used to the burnt liquid taste! Especially when switching between flavors (say, mint – cinnatoast crunch – ecto cooler), a new coil is a must! I now swap coils every 7-10 days and it makes a world of difference!

    Also priming a new coil. When i first learned about priming, i was so paranoid about doing it properly that i actually over-primed and burnt up my new coil. That burnt taste is disgusting, and ruins the juice in the tank!

    Proper priming and fresh coils are my base for the best vape hits.

  • Etrain says:

    You guys rock! Great service,speedy,delicious flavors. And plenty of wisdom n support from mtbv! Much love and respect!

    • Josh Hanna says:

      Thank you for the awesome comments! We love to see these great comments and we try our best to get the best product to you guys as fast as possible.

  • Matthew says:

    First off..I love the article. I am new to vaping and have experienced several of the issues above. A co-worker pointed me in your direction. So far the only juice I didn’t care for was the green apple..may just be me but the Hawk Sauce and the cotton candy are awesome. I will keep buying from you as well as one of the local “Detroit” shops. I also tell everyone about you as well. My current rig is the KBOX 120 with a Tobeco Mini Super Tank (0.2 Sub Ohm) coil.

    • Josh Hanna says:

      We are glad that this article has helped you! We try to help anyone and everyone we can with any questions they have. If you run into any other problems and need an answer feel free to ask us.
      Hawk Sauce and Cotton Candy are really nice all day vapes. The Hawk Sauce is nice and refreshing with that little bit of menthol and the Cotton Candy is an awesome sweet flavor. If you like Hawk Sauce you might also like Thug Juice. The KBox is a nice box mod. I have a lot of friends who have that and love it!

  • kristyfree says:

    Nice info

  • Aaron says:

    Great post. Wish more companies would take a proactive approach to customer service and education about how to make the most of the products we buy. Good job!!!

    • Josh Hanna says:

      Thank you! We try to educate our customers so they know what to do and they enjoy vaping. The last thing we want is someone to switch and then hate vaping and go back to smoking.

  • Ali hassan says:

    Thanks for the amazing tips, i am just confused, am using RX200 device with uwell crown tank ( i dont know the difference between 0.25 ohm and 0.5 ohm coils and wattage control or temp control)

    • Josh Hanna says:

      Depending on what the coil is regulated for, which it usually says the range on it, .25 will require more power than .5.

  • Ali hassan says:

    So if i prefer to vape on wattage mode whats the best coils, 0.5 or 0.25 ohm and whats the maximum wattage to use with this coils

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you for this list it really sums things up especially for newbies.

  • Question says:

    I have a really inportant question. I acidently left my vape on for like an 1h straight and forgot about it. Now my vape smells like burnt crisp and my metal cap fell of my tip. What should i do?

    • Tim Mechling says:

      Do you mean the vape was firing for a full hour? Most regulated mods have a time limit on firing time, which kills the current after a few seconds of sustained firing. At the very least, your coil is burnt. At worst, your entire rig may be fried. Could you give me more information about the situation?

  • Olaf says:

    Nice article John! I enjoyed reading it! I already had a “vape tongue” although I have been vaping the same flavour for only 3 months. I’ve started to vape another flavour now and then. Problem solved =)

  • Kellin Universe says:

    Hiya! I recently started becoming a vaper to reduce my smoking habits. Today I went to a vape shop to get some juice and a few coils for my aspire pockeX and the gentleman at the register hooked me up with a great fruity juice. I also asked about some coils and if he had had any for my vape. When I purchased this vape it provided me with two 0.6 ohm (18-23W) and the man gave me a five pack of 1.5 ohm (14-22W). Is that safe to use? Any help would be appreciated thanks!!

    • Corey G says:

      We recommend that you use the same coil and ohm rating that you were provided with when you purchased your vape. For the most part, as long as you fall within the same watt range, you should be okay. But if you experience a burnt taste over time, I suggest you stay with the .6 ohm 18-23W coil.

  • Rianna Carnes says:

    Love your tips and I love vaping but what are the differences in the coils for the kangertech kbox mini..it came with 3 one has blue the two with a black and an orange oring. I think the one blue oring has the best flavor so far.

  • Pete says:

    What I’d like to add to the dry hit section is that I have now experienced a few times that when I vape an E Liquid which is very thick or sugary, dry hits happen more often. Even if there is enough liquid in my Tank (using iStick Pico with Tron). It seems I need to give the coil more time to soak up with liquid before taking another puff. That kind of liquid appears to need more time to get into the coil.

  • Robert says:

    Ive been vaping for 3 years now and it has changed my life especially my health. I recently read an article in vape mag that stated some things that kinda bothered me. 1 was vaping about 3.30 volts was dangerous due to the release of formaldehyde, 2 the article stated the heavy metals released was an issue and the whole popcorn lung issue kinda bothered me but it’s hard to find anything definitive on it. The last thing i read was unsafe ejuice or the ingredients in them that caused popcorn lung. Can anyone ahead any light on this?

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  • Dan says:

    What evidence is there that it causes dehydration? Note that a dry mouth does not necessarily indicate dehydration.

    • Corey Gefroh says:

      I am not able to find any scientific studies researching this claim but you will find countless people stating this happens to them while vaping if you search on Google.

  • Faavp says:

    Thankyou for this tips. It very helpful for me as a beginner!

  • Your 15 things to avoid when vaping are really awesome tips! That surely makes it easier for beginners to switch from traditional cigarettes to e cigarettes, which are less unhealthy.

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