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Halo Reactor Box Mod Review

Overview For many years now, Halo has been in the vaporizer industry, but their focus has been on things like cig-a-likes and vape pens, the smaller ecigs styles. The great news is that they have upped their game, and in the box mod fight, now have a big dog! Their flagship box mod is the Reactor...

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Sigelei Fuchai 200w TC Box Mod Review

Overview The vaping community is becoming increasingly familiar with Sigelei thanks to the precision to detail it that’s applied during to each of their devices production. The latest box mod in their lineup is the Fuchai 200w TC Mod. This unit is one of the best box mods on the market as it...

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Minion Vape MOD Kit Review

Overview The Minion vape mod kit is one of the best devices from Mig Vapor. It is one of the heaviest hitters that you are going to find in this category. It has a single button operation and quite easy to use. There is no complex settings or power button process to fumble around. It is truly...

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SMOK Alien 220w Box Mod Review

SMOK has just delivered, what one can easily consider as one of the best box mods for our time. It is the Alien 220W TC. This box mod has a small box design, but it packs a powerful punch that vaping customers will absolutely love. If you are serious about vaping, then you will fall in love with...

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Halo Tracer Vape Mod Review

Overview Halo has been content to focus on its excellent e-juice line up and their awesome Triton vape pen since 2013, but they are finally entering the mod market with both a vape mod and a box mod. Hallelujah! The vape mod is called the Tracer, and it demonstrates the same quality users have come...

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Apollo Reliant Review

Overview Apollo is one of the oldest companies on the market. At present, it specializes in vape kits and vape-related products. The company prides itself on being the best on the market and it has a huge in-house development team that innovates, makes, and sells high-quality vape products to users...

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The Phantom by Mig Vapor Review

Overview The Mig Vapor Phantom X-UFO vaporizer is a powerful device that makes it easier to switch to up to a bigger, more powerful vape pen, and it is likely to become your favorite vape pen. It’s an easy to use, two-piece vaporizer pen with a variable wattage battery which can be adjusted...

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Box Mods

Pioneer4You IPV5 200W TC Box Mod Review

  Overview The Pioneer4You IPV5 TC Box MOD is the latest box MOD from Pioneer that is aiming to put its critics to rest. The IPV5 is a substantial and well-built MOD that give you great vapor production in a sleek and easy package. The earlier model IPV4 had its fair amount of criticism, which...

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Starter Kit Reviews

Starter Kits

The V2 Ex-Series Ecig Starter Kit

Overview Far longer than most others, V2 has been part of the vapor game, and this kit demonstrates why to this date it remains among the best vapor vendors. This kit comes with everything one needs to get started, and is one of the easier starter kits to get up and running quickly right out of the...

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Halo G6 Starter Kit Review

Overview Known on the market for offering some of the best e-juice, Halo E-cigs also has one of the highest recommended starter kits in their vaping lineup. They have covered all the bases with the G6, including a great design, solid vapor output and available for under $50, along with your choice...

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VaporFi Express Starter Kit Review

Overview The VaporFi Express Ecig Starter Kit is an excellent choice for those who are new to vaping. It provides a very similar experience to a cigarette in terms of size and shape, which is important for someone new to vaping or looking to switch from cigarettes. VaporFi gives you superior...

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Cigavette’s VIP Ultra Kit Review

  In a world with complicated box mods, hundreds of flavors of e-liquid, and a vast array of stylistic options, it can be easy to forget why vaping was invented in the first place. Vaping was invented to help smokers stop smoking by mimicking the smoking experience without actually smoking...

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Vape Pens

Vapor Zeus by Vapor4Life

The best vape pen is made by Vapor4life. Period.  The Vapor Zeus is not new, but it still holds its own against all others, even after a few years we have yet to see or try another vape pen that delivers such a mirrored taste and action compared to a tobacco cigarette.  It is popular because it is...

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VaporFi Pro 2 Vape Pen Review

Overview As vapers gain experience, they sometimes want to advance beyond the simple cig-a-like they started with. These customers are frequently pointed toward a vape pen, the simplest vaping device that requires manual handling of e-liquid. It is a stepping stone to even bigger gadgets like box...

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The Phantom by Mig Vapor Review

Overview The Mig Vapor Phantom X-UFO vaporizer is a powerful device that makes it easier to switch to up to a bigger, more powerful vape pen, and it is likely to become your favorite vape pen. It’s an easy to use, two-piece vaporizer pen with a variable wattage battery which can be adjusted...

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Halo Triton Vape Pen Review

Overview Halo Cigs have been in the ecig game for a while now, yet they have never needed to make substantial changes to their product line. This is because they simply got it right the first time. The Triton is an excellent example of this. Today’s Triton model has a lot in common with the...

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Smartbox Mod by Innokin

Our series of box mod reviews continues with the Innokin SmartBox. The device is small enough for stealth-vaping and very easy to use, but has a number of problems that prevent me from listing it among the best box mods. Still, it is a strong option for beginners and may serve veteran vapers as a...

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Kangertech SubVod Vape Mod Review

With a user-friendly design, the SUBVOD Kangertech Starter set comes with all you need from a basic set up. The set features a TopTank KangerTech 1300mAh, SUBVOD, Nano S battery, substitute plexiglass tank, OCC stainless steel coils, and all the necessary charging equipment. As a starter kit and...

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Zamplebox Vape Juice Review

Buying items that you use regularly and in large numbers can be problematic. You have to repeat the buying process frequently. Now there are weekly and monthly subscription plans that help you avoid such inconveniences. For example, there are plans like Dollar Shave Club, some gourmet meals, and...

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Halo Vape Juice Review

The e-liquid manufacturer Halo has been around since the start of the vaping movement. Considered by many to be the best vape juice on the market they have thrived by keeping the range simple and high quality. However, of late, Halo has added some great new flavors to appeal to a wider, more...

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E-Juice

Kind Juice Organic Vape Juice Review

A truly organic ejuice is very hard to find. It must contain no PG in its base or flavoring, use only natural flavors, and source its nicotine from tobacco plants grown without pesticides or other chemicals. The Florida-based Kind Juice company produces the best organic ejuice on the market today...

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Apollo Vape Juice Review

Look no further than Apollo, if you are seeking USP grade ingredients of the highest quality. They make every effort to stay on top by analyzing, testing and sampling until they reach a unanimous consensus that for their customers, this is truly a great flavor. It is with the utmost in transparency...

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Virgin Vapor Organic E-Juice Review

The flavorings used in Virgin Vapor e-liquids is authentic and organic, and have quite a different flavor profile than the many other vape juice brands that use a mix of organic and artificial flavorings. These guys are on a very short list when it comes to making a 100% organic vape juice...

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Box Mod Reviews

Box Mods

Trinity Vape Mod Review

Vapor 2, or V2, is a company that requires no introduction for experienced vapers. Their Pro Series 3 line includes some of the best vape pens on the market today, and they have recently released successful products such as the V2 Vertx and XEO Void as well. Their latest offering is the Trinity Box...

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Smartbox Mod by Innokin

Our series of box mod reviews continues with the Innokin SmartBox. The device is small enough for stealth-vaping and very easy to use, but has a number of problems that prevent me from listing it among the best box mods. Still, it is a strong option for beginners and may serve veteran vapers as a...

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Joyetech EGRIP 2 Box Mod Review

Joyetech produced one of the first all in one vaping devices with its original eGrip, so to say that its sequel was highly anticipated would be an understatement. The new Joyetech eGrip 2 is a complete upgrade over its predecessor, immediately joining our list of the best box mods in the process...

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VAIO 80w TC Box Mod Review

Recently, Vaporfi launched three new sub-ohm equipment, strengthening its existing big vaporizer catalog. Among them is the Vaio 80, which has quickly catapulted itself into being called the company’s best box mod. The Vaporfi VAIO 80 TC is an improved and fresh iteration of the already...

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SMOK Alien 220w Box Mod Review

SMOK has just delivered, what one can easily consider as one of the best box mods for our time. It is the Alien 220W TC. This box mod has a small box design, but it packs a powerful punch that vaping customers will absolutely love. If you are serious about vaping, then you will fall in love with...

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Understanding How Sub-Ohm Vaping Works

Out of the Fog: Understanding How Sub-Ohm Vaping Works Cigarette smoking accounts for 1 in every 5 deaths in the US, making it the leading cause of preventable disease. A truly deadly habit, smoking is not only still done by millions but, especially if someone has smoked for a long period of time...

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The New Laws of the TPD

The New Laws of the TPD: Bad News for the Vape Industry? As May rolls in, with it, comes the new TPD laws… In as little as 2 weeks (May 20th) the vape industry will bear witness to the new TPD laws. This is always a testing time for e-cigarette vendors and consumers alike. For those who don’t know...

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Can E-Cigarettes Make a Country Smoke Free?

Many governments around the world are still trying to figure out what to do with e-cigarettes — while the growing number of people using the devices are enjoying them and reaping the benefits over tobacco products. Now, New Zealand is the latest country to legalize vaping, as it attempts to stamp...

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Is Second-Hand Vapor Dangerous?

Second-hand vapor has been a widely debated topic when it comes to vaping and society in general.  As vaping continues to grow in popularity, it’s important that more research is done to educate not just vapers, but those around them. This awesome infographic from our friends at VapeIcon...

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The Best Organic E-Juice

With vaping steadily increasing in popularity, it is only natural that ejuice vendors would want to do something so that their product stands out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Capitalizing on consumer demand for organic products, a number of “organic” ejuices have recently...

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Sub-ohm Vaping Basics

Sub-Ohm Vaping – What Is It And Is It Safe? Should you be new to the world of e-liquids, atomizers, and e-cigarettes, you may not be familiar with those that are into sub-ohm vaping, in the vaping community. This most likely has you Googling, and trying to find out just what it is all about...

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How to Avoid Herbal Vaping Mistakes

Over the past decade, many people have begun using vaporizers to replace smoking. It is said that vaporizing is safer than smoking and reduces toxins in the air you breathe and risks to your health. Many people enjoy the benefits of vaporizing, including those who would once regularly use tobacco...

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How to Find the Best E-Cig Starter Kit

For many smokers, the world of electronic cigarettes is intimidating and confusing, to say the least. Smoking only requires 2 things, a cigarette and a lighter… Now take someone who has smoked for 30 years and show them a complex electronic cigarette kit and they are likely to favor their...

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Disposable E-Cigs For Beginners

Virtually all ecigarette smokers start with disposable ecigs. Disposable ecigs are widely available in stores nationwide. You can purchase them at most petrol stations, supermarkets and bars. These devices provide a handy way of vaping with no eliquid or mess, and you can chuck them out after you...

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What Is Sub-Ohm Vaping?

Is Sub-Ohm Vaping Safe? If you are a newcomer to electronic cigarettes, you may be wondering what sub-ohm vaping is and how it is relevant to ecigs as cessation device for quitting analog cigarettes. If you have not heard about sub-ohm, it might send you off to Google to find the answer and...

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What goes into my e-liquid?

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Are E-Cigs a Cessation Device?

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A Basic "101" Of The Major Categories Of Vaping Devices

Vaporizers are increasingly becoming an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, the rise of vaporizers has also led to the market being flooded with different types of products. While experienced vapers have a good idea of which vaporizer suits them best, the choice can be confusing for newbies.

If you’re someone who is looking to make the switch from smoking to vaping, then you first need to know about the different types of vaporizers. Don’t worry – this article will help you understand everything about vaporizers to help you choose one suitable to your needs. No matter what vaporizer you find in the market, it can broadly be classified into one of the following categories.

So, let’s take a look at the different types of vaping devices, shall we?

Cig-A-Like Kits

E-cigarettes, or cig-a-like kits are the most common of all vaping devices. These vaporizers look just like a traditional cigarette (hence the name). Beginner cig-a-like starter kits are the most popular option for smokers who wish to try vaping for the first time. Given that these kits closely resemble traditional cigarettes, they are lightweight, portable and can easily be carried around. They’re also great for people who don’t want to make it obvious whether they’re smoking a cigarette or vaping.cig-a-likes for beginners

Cig-a-like kits consist of multiple components, including a battery, a heating element (atomizer), a cartridge and a mouthpiece. Some kits even include a red LED light at the end so as to completely replicate the look of a traditional cigarette.

The cartridge of an e-cigarette contains the vape juice or e-juice (a mixture of water, flavored nicotine, and aerosol or propylene glycol). The atomizer vaporizes this e-juice to create vapor and this is what you inhale through the mouthpiece. The atomizer can be activated either at the press of a button or upon suction. E-liquid vapor is known to provide a flavor and feel which is similar to tobacco smoke.

Now, cig-a-like kits are available as refillable and disposable kits. Both types function in exactly the same manner, except that disposable kits need to be thrown away after the battery dies out or the vape juice finishes. On the other hand, with refillable kits, you can either replace the cartridge or refill it directly with vape juice.

Beginner cig-a-like starter kits are offered by several manufacturers. Given that they are so popular, manufacturers are increasingly looking to improve the nicotine intake that they offer. Some kits offer up to 18mg nicotine per e-cigarette, which is exactly equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes.

Cig-a-like kits may be simple to use and compact in size, but they are definitely not the most efficient for vaping. As compared to other vaping devices, they produce lesser vapor or flavor. Vapers who use cig-a-like kits typically choose e-liquids with the strongest nicotine strength in order to feel satiated. Moreover, cig-a-like kits are known to have a notoriously short battery life, so you’ll need to keep your charging unit handy.

Vape Pens

Vape pens are a step up from cig-a-like kits. They are typically the size of a cigar and they are also popular, although not as much as cig-a-likes. Vape pens are preferred by those people who want more control over vaping than what a cig-a-like offers. They can also be carried around in a purse, handbag or pocket with ease.

Vape pens have a much larger battery than cig-a-likes, so you won’t need to carry your charging unit on the move. Furthermore, vape pens offer the option of higher nicotine concentrations, depending on the type of vape juice you choose. This makes vape pens a better option than cig-a-likes for heavy smokers making the transition to vaping.Vape pens described

As with cig-a-like kits, vape pens also consist of multiple components. These components can be dismantled, allowing users to replace certain elements or refill vape juice. The major components of a vape pen include a tank which stores the vape juice, a heating element (coil), a battery and a mouthpiece. Vape pens function in exactly the same manner as cig-a-likes. The coil heats up the vape juice at the push of a button and vapors can be inhaled through the mouthpiece.

Most vape pens do not work upon suction and this may detract the smoking experience for some people. However, the biggest advantage offered by vape pens is that pushing the button produces more vapor than cig-a-likes. This allows users to customize the amount of vapor they inhale and also get a better throat hit.

Some vape pens can vaporize both e-liquids as well as dry herbs. However, most vape pens you’ll find in the market work with only e-liquids or vape juice.

While vape pens may not be as lightweight or portable as cig-a-likes, they offer a better control over the vaping experience. Moreover, savvy users of vape pens can mix and match the components to customize their smoking experience to their needs.

Vape Mods

Vape mods can be thought of as vape pens on steroids! They are a bigger and more powerful version of a vape pen and offer much more functionality. The produce more vapor, offer a better throat hit and produce more flavor than cig-a-likes or vape pens. Vape mods are available in two shapes – in a box shape that resembles a pack of cigarettes and in a tube shape. Vape mods are significantly more expensive than cig-a-likes and vape pens both.

Vape mods function in the same manner as vape pens, except that they offer more flexibility with usage, power and in the design of the tanks. The basic components of a vape mod include a battery, a tank, a heating coil and a mouthpiece. As you’d expect, vape mods are armed with a bigger battery than vape pens. Typically, most vape mods feature a 3.7V lithium-ion battery. The heating coil of vape mods usuallyvape mods described consists of a combination of kanthal wires of multiple sizes.

One notable difference between vape mods and vape pens is the design of the tank. The tank of a vape mod can either be an RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer) or an RTA (rebuildable tank atomizer). An RTA tank is just the same as the tank of a vape pen. However, an RDA is not really a tank – it makes use of a wick which absorbs vape juice.

The usage of a vape mod is similar to that of a vape pen. The heating coil is activated at the push of a button to vaporize the juice and you can inhale vapor through the mouthpiece. However, the functionality of a vape mod goes much beyond that. Vape mods allow you to change the voltage, change the amount of juice being vaporized, the temperature, the type of tank and more. Customization options vary by brand manufacturers, as also the size of a vape mod. Moreover, savvy users can customize vape mods even further.

Vape mods are the first level of vaporizers that allow "sub-ohm" vaping with wattage amounts surpassing 25-watts. 

Vape mods are ideally suitable for experienced vapers because they have a significant level of complexity. Mastering the use of a vape mod requires some amount of experience. However, the extreme customization ability of a vape mod is what makes it so wonderful. If you’re a heavy smoker looking to shift to vaping, you’re probably better off starting with a cig-a-like or vape pen before trying a vape mod.

Box Mods

A box mod is a variant of a vape mod, with the primary difference being that it is shaped like a box. It offers extreme customization options, similar to what a vape mod offers. Moreover, box mods are available as kits and users can buy parts individually to assemble a mod as per their needs. Box mods are rapidly gaining popularity with the community of vapers because they combine power with ease of use and consistency.

Box mods are available in two primary types – regulated and unregulated. Regulated box mods are electronic devices which function in the same manner as a vape pen or vape mod. On the other hand, unregulated box mods are mechanical devices which contain no electronics whatsoever.

Typically, the main components of a box mod include a battery (which may be inbuilt or standalone), an atomizer, a drip tip or chamber attachment (which holds the vape juice) and a mouthpiece. Box mods work in the same manner as a vape mod. Pressing a button activates the atomizer, which in turn vaporizes the vape juice in the drip tip or chamber attachment. You can inhale vapors through the mouthpiece as usual.box mods described

Box mods offer many advantages over vape pens and cig-a-likes. They offer more control over the voltage, temperature and allow users to take larger hits. Moreover, one big advantage that box mods offer over vape mods is the functionality offered by the chamber attachment. Instead of holding vape juice within the unit, a box mod allows users to place the vape juice in the chamber attachment. This makes it incredibly easy to refill a box mod. While most box mods available in the market work with vape juice, you’ll also find certain variants that work with dry herbs.

However, box mods do suffer from certain drawbacks. First of all, because they are box shaped, they are more difficult to carry around as compared to vape pens, cig-a-likes and even regular vape mods. Moreover, box mods have a learning curve associated with them and they can be difficult to use for beginners.

Box mods are now the upper echelon in the vaping world. Thanks to their housing, manufacturers can maximize the amount of technology goes into a vape and getting more in a smaller package than ever before. Almost all new vaporizers coming in the market are of a box mod design. 

Box mods are ideally suited for users who have tried out a vape pen or a vape mod earlier. They do offer a great vaping experience, but they can be overwhelming to use if you’re just starting out.

Herbal Vaporizers

Herbal vaporizers are a special type of vaping device which does not use any vape juice or e-liquid. Rather, they vaporize dry herbs which are placed in a chamber attachment in the device. Volcano desktop herbal vaporizerHerbal vaporizers are available both in pen-shaped and in box-shaped variants. They are extremely popular with users who don’t like e-liquids and would rather enjoy vaping real dry herbs.

The basic functioning of herbal vaporizers is more or less the same as other vaping devices. It includes a battery, a chamber attachment, an atomizer and a mouthpiece. The atomizer can be activated at the push of a button, which vaporizes the herbs placed in the chamber attachment. The battery of herbal vaporizers can be inbuilt or standalone.

Users of herbal vaporizers claim that they offer the most authentic vaping experience. However, using herbal vaporizers involves some level of experience. Moreover, herbal vaporizers are the least discrete of all vaping devices.herbal vaporizer reviews Pax

Herbal Vapes consist of a "personal" and a "desktop" style. The name says its all as personal devices are travel, or "pocket-friendly. Desktops are much bigger and are most suited for more than one person partaking. 

As a beginner to vaping, you won't want to start here as these types devices rarely offer the ability to vape e-juice.

These devices will typically run a little on the high side when dealing with price. When shopping for an herbal vape - never let price dictate your purchase as these devices need to be of the highest quality and going cheap will typically end in regret and wasted money. 

Summary

Vaping devices have certainly come a long way. There are several different types of vaping devices that you can choose from. These include beginner cig-a-like starter kits, vape pens, vape mods, box mods and herbal vaporizers. Each of these types offers a different level of customization and complexity.

Cig-a-like kits are the simplest to use of all vaping devices and they are best suited for beginners. However, they provide a very limited vaping experience. Vape pens offer a much better vaping experience than cig-a-likes, but they are larger and bulkier. Vape mods are much larger than both cig-a-likes and vape pens and they offer extreme customization. While vape mods offer better hits than vape pens or cig-a-likes, they do have a learning curve. Box mods are nothing but vape mods which are shaped in the form of a box. Again, they offer excellent customization, but they are large in size and are difficult to use for a beginner. Herbal vaporizers are special vaping devices which vaporize dry herbs instead of e-liquids. They are ideally suited for those individuals who would like to smoke authentic dry herbs rather than fabricated e-liquids.

Which vaping device you choose comes down to how much you smoke and the level of customization you need. However, if you’re just starting out with vaping, you’re probably better off choosing cig-a-like kits or vape pens. Over time, you can graduate to trying out vape mods, box mods or herbal vaporizers.