Choosing the Right Type of Vaporizer For You

Choosing the Right Type of Vaporizer For You

Have you been thinking about getting a vaporizer for your tobacco products? Maybe you’re trying to quit smoking and want to find a better solution for your nicotine fix. Maybe you’re tired of the stigma that’s been put on cigarettes and want to find a more healthier solution. Switching to a vaporizer versus cigarettes can also be a financial decision, with so many taxes placed on cigarettes the cost can be up to $10 a day; switching to a vaporizer can cut your yearly spending by nearly a third.

With so many different options in the market today, you quickly realize that this switch isn’t as easy as you thought. Different devices work better for different types of people the problem is finding which one will work best for you. Ultimately there is three different types of E-cigarette vapes, there is: Cigalikes, Vape Pens, and Box Mods (Vape Mods). And will explain the positives and negatives of each type.


If you are completely new to vaping and are unsure if the solution is really going to work for you choosing a Cigalikes is a good place to start. A cigalike is an e-cigarette that resembles the look and feel of a traditional cigarette. They are simple and easy to use and give you a chance to become accustomed to vaping without spending a lot of money. They generally consist of two parts: the battery and the cartridge. Inside the cartridge is where the flavored E-liquid and resistance wire is, this resistance wire will turn the E liquid into vapor. Most of the time, the battery is where the air sensor is, this air sensor will turn the device on when you take a puff.

You can purchase Cigalikes at just about any gas station or drugstore. You can buy the completely disposable ones, or you can go for the kit models that come with prefilled or refillable cartridges. Because they are so easy to use this is generally where most people start and sometimes choose to upgrade to a different more complex model.

If you are only a social smoker, or just looking to try and e-cigarette for the first time one of the disposable models might be the best for you. They are cheap, easy to use, and available just about anywhere. However, if you’re looking for a better option that will give you a higher quality product with more nicotine per puff then we recommend the JUUL Model.

The JUUL is different from other disposable and traditional E cigarettes due to the E liquid formulation. This E liquid contains more nicotine by weight than other E cigarettes, it also uses nicotine salts as found in the tobacco leaf versus the freebase nicotine used in other E liquids. The combination allows your body to inhale the nicotine more quickly and achieve the same type of peak in your blood nicotine levels, that you would get from regular tobacco cigarette. Therefore, you feel the same type of nicotine rush with the JUUL as you would with a regular cigarette. This makes it a great alternative for heavy smokers that are trying to quit.

Summary of Cigalikes

Cigalikes are great options for people that have never tried vaping before as well as those that are looking for small devices that can easily fit in their pocket, purse, or glove compartment. There also great for people that want to quit smoking and still looking for the traditional cigarette feel. They are also great for the type of person that is watching their budget and doesn’t want to break the bank but still wants a quality alternative to nicotine.

Vape Pens

Vape Pens are probably the most popular type of electronic cigarette. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles and last longer than your traditional Cigalike. They also work well as an upgrade from Cigalikes, once people become familiar with the vaping process the vape pen is the next natural upgrade.

Vape Pens range in size from the typical dimensions of a pen to the size of a cigar. This makes them just as portable as the Cigalike but with a much stronger battery life. Most Vape Pens come in 650mAh, 900mAh, 1100mAh, 1300mAh and even larger sizes. This gives plenty of battery power for many users which should last all day or more depending on how much you vape per day. This makes Vape Pens last longer in between refills or in between changing cartridges with the Cigalike.

Most Vape Pens come with refillable tanks which gives you the opportunity to try many of the different great e-Juice flavors we offer at 710pipes. This makes vape pens more cost efficient than buying a disposable cartridge like you do with Cigalike or buying a traditional pack of cigarettes.

Summary of Vape Pens

Vape Pens give a great vaping experience as they give plenty of vape volume, enough to take big puffs and get plenty of satisfaction. They allow you to try many different flavors more often. They have a better battery life than the regular Cigalike. They are very portable and easy to use and are the natural step up from your regular Cigalike.

Vape Mod (Box Mods)

Just like how the Vape Pen was a natural upgrade from the Cigalike, the Vapor Mod (which is also referred to as Mechanical Vape Mods), is the natural step up from the Vape Pen. Generally, it is a larger, and a more powerful device that produces more vapor, improves throat hits, and enhances E juice flavors.

Many mods also come with the ability to customize the power and voltage for each hit. This allows you to get a cooler vape, a warmer vape or much more vape volume. With so many additional features there can be some drawbacks, mainly with the size and the cost. Due to the increased battery power the Vape Mods are not as portable as the Vape Pen. Many experienced users choose to keep the Vape Mod as an at-home tool and use of Vape Pen as an on the go unit.

If you are a beginner, the Vape Mod might not be the best option for you at this time. The Vape Mods are used by more experienced vapors who want the extra power out of their cigarette. This additional power gives them the ability to take larger hits and customize the functionality. Therefore, beginner vapers might find these functionalities confusing and overwhelming.

Summary of Vape Mods

Vape Mods are the experienced vapers choice, with much larger battery life, and the control to manage both wattage and/or temperature of the coils. If you’re a beginner this may be daunting and overwhelming as getting it right can mean getting over the learning curve and much more practice. However, if you are serious about vaping and want the best possible experience, then Vape Mods are for you.

The Bottom Line

With so many vaporizers currently on the market choosing which one is best for you can at times be challenging. But keep in mind the main factors such as your budget, ease-of-use, effectiveness, and portability. At 710pipes we understand the benefits and drawbacks for each one of these types of vaporizers and can help you get the best one for the best value. If you have any questions or need any further advice, please stop into any one of our locations and we will be more than happy to help you select the best vaporizer for you.

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