Vaping-Facts about e-cigs & Mods
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Depositphotos_19969187_m-2015E-cigs and mods are the two main style of vaping devices. Generally the e-cig is the much better known type of device. The e-cigs body style tends to be more like a traditional tobacco cigarette. The mod body style tends to be wider and comes in various shapes and sizes.


Often both styles of vape devices are referred to as an e-cig. Their styles may be different, but their technology is the same. Both have three main body parts; the battery, the atomizer, and the e-liquid. The battery is the power. It activates the atomizer, which heats a coil. The coil warms up the e-liquid and the vapor is created.


The vape smoker, much like a traditional cigarette, inhales through a mouthpiece at one end of the vape device. The inhale activates a sensor switch that turns the power on. This triggers the coil to heat up. The heat from the coil then warms up the e-liquid. The hot e-liquid creates a vapor that the smoker inhales. This is where the vapor cloud is made. The vapor cloud looks much like smoke in a traditional cigarette, but it’s tobacco-free. The inhale also may trigger a switch that turns on a light at the end of the e-cig, much like the burning end of a traditional cigarette.


E-cigs are often a vape smoker’s first device. Many first-time users are trying to quit smoking and the e-cig looks and feels somewhat like a traditional tobacco cigarette. E-cigs usually contain prefilled e-liquid cartridges, and are a disposable, one-use product.


Mods are also often referred to as advanced personal vaporizers (AVPs), vape pens, or vape mods. According to the Electronic Cigarette Buyers Guide mods have two basic shapes. These include the tube mod and the box mod. A tube mod shape is a more cylindrical body style. The Box mod shape is a more square or rectangular body style. Mod body shapes tend to come in many variations of their body styles. Mods gives the vape device user more control than an e-cig. Some of the benefits of the mod style are they are reusable and refillable. Another benefit is the mod user can regulate the power level for his needs. Also for the vape cloud enthusiast, mods can create a larger vapor cloud than an e-cig can.


E-cigarettes initially appear to be less expensive than mods, but mods are reusable and refillable which can make them less expensive over time. The refillable cartridge in the mod lets the user enjoy a wider variety of e-juice flavors and nicotine levels.


The vast number of products in the vapor market today available to vape smokers makes choosing devices and e-juices a bit over-whelming. We can help in guiding you through the many products and choose the right ones to fit your needs. Come into our Houston e-cig store. Our knowledgeable employees can explain the many different products to you and help you choose which ones will help make your vaping experience the most pleasurable possible.



  1. Electronic Cigarette Buyers Guide. Advanced Personal Vaporizers.

23 May 2016