what is vaping

What Is Vaping?


The definition of vaping is the act of inhaling substance vapor from an electronic cigarette or vape device. Vaping simulates smoking but in a less toxic way.

A flavored nicotine liquid called vape juice (e-juice) is what’s in a vape, but not all vapes contain nicotine. The user chooses the flavor and volume of nicotine they wish to use, if any at all.

Vapes are handheld electronic devices developed to produce inhalable vapor. It’s a technological solution to nicotine and tobacco smoke reliance, where the user can choose to quit or control the nicotine consumption similar to using gum or a patch, but with the familiar sensation and hand-to-mouth action as smoking.

The first retail vape was an electronic cigarette designed to look just like a tobacco cigarette. Designed by Hon Lik, it was released at the China-based company, Ruyan, in the early 2000s and in Europe and America around 2007. Now different types of vapes range in vapor-making, power, and design ability, but the basics of their functions and usage are the same as each other.


All vapes function on the same premise: a battery source (vape device) powers a heating element (coil) that vaporises e-juice in a small chamber (atomizer). The user then inhales the vapor through a small mouthpiece.


The vape mod is a battery device, typically using lithium ion batteries. These devices can come in many forms and sizes. They’re named accordingly, like box mods, vape pens, tube mods, to small designs called pod vapes and e-cigarettes. The term “mod” is a nod to the early days of vaping when users modified devices for more powerful output.

Nowadays, vape mods have a wide range in electronic features and power limits. Some are more sophisticated and can be flexible in watts (variable wattage mods) or even controlled in temperature (temperature control mods); others have no adaptability and require no technical understanding from the user.

The levels of power in a vape mod generally determine the ease of use, as well as the experience required to carefully work them.