Brief Overview of the Vaporizing World

If you are new to or thinking about joining the vaporizing crowd, you may have some introductory questions about just what exactly is going on. What are vaporizers and e-cigarettes? What is the difference? What is e-liquid or e-juice? There is a lot of information out there on each of these new “smoking” methods but for starters let’s just look at what each method is and how vaping works to give you a good understanding before you decide to pursue it any further. Here is everything basic that you need to know about vaporizers, e-cigs, and e-liquids.

The term vaporizer is used to describe a device that applies heat to a liquid, which turns it into a vapor that is then inhaled by the user. Both e-cigs and vaporizers utilize this method for delivering the flavored liquid and nicotine that the users desire. Han Lik is the one who deserves all the credit when it comes to answering the question of who developed the modern vaporizer method. He was inspired after his father died from cancer, Han Lik created the first e-cig that became a hit in China and eventually made its way over to the US. Now the market is booming, and e-cigs and vaporizers have become extremely popular.

Vaporizers and e-cigs are very similar in the way they operate but look entirely different. E-cigs, which you can probably guess, look almost identical to a traditional cigarette. People looking to kick their smoking habit but still desire the look and feeling that smoking gives them tend to gravitate towards e-cigs. Vaporizers look nothing like traditional cigarettes but can still provide the vapor that delivers the nicotine that individuals are looking for.

The way these two devices work is very simple and straightforward. Each one contains a power source (batteries) to be portable and most often they are rechargeable. They will contain a reservoir to hold the e-liquid that will eventually be vaporized by the heating element. E-cigs are disposable and last for a certain amount of drags but vaporizers can be used over again by recharging the batteries and refilling with e-liquid. One of the biggest draws to these methods besides the absence of the harmful chemicals is that the cost effectiveness is very obvious.

Now, your next question is probably somewhere along the lines of “what exactly is the e-liquid?” Well, there are two main ingredients in the e-liquid besides the nicotine, and they are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Propylene glycol is an organic compound that can be found in products like ice cream and soft drinks. Vegetable glycerin is commonly found in sweeteners like frosting and liqueurs because it is a sugar alcohol compound. While these two ingredients are harmless, it is important to buy your e-liquids from a trusted company due to the lack of regulation that the companies are responsible for. E-liquid comes in a wide range of nicotine levels and the number of cigarettes the user has been used to smoking usually determines the desired level. If the level is too low, then the user will feel unsatisfied, but if the nicotine level in the e-liquid is too high then headaches, dizziness and nausea can occur. So it is important to ask someone at a smoke shop to help you decide the right level of nicotine.

Now, the exciting part and perhaps the biggest appeal for vaporizers are the flavors that the e-liquids come in. For those that enjoy the traditional taste of tobacco or menthol, you can still get those but for users who are not fond of that taste, there is a seemingly endless array of flavor options and combinations out there. For example, some companies produce signature flavors like crème brûlée, bananas foster, orange creamsicle, mint razzleberry along with basic, simple flavors. There is just about every flavor imaginable, and some companies even allow you to custom mix flavors of your choosing.

There you have it, a crash course with everything you need to know to head to your local vape shop and start kicking that smoking habit today! Holy Smokes is the best smoke and vape shop in Miami and carries a large selection of vaporizers, e-cigs, and e-liquids! To check out some of the products offered, find the location nearest you at