Vaping-Some Facts-E-cigs and APVs
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Depositphotos_19969187_m-2015There are two main types of tools used for vaping, the e-cig and the APV. The APV is also known as advanced personal vaporizer. The most commonly known form is the e-cig. This type of device is made to look like a traditional tobacco cigarette. APVs don’t have traditional cigarette style. They comes in different shapes, and sizes.


Both e-cigs and APVs are generally referred to as e-cigarettes. Although they tend to look physically different they are both used to vape with. Both work off the same technology. There are three basic parts; the battery, the atomizer, and the e-liquid. The battery powers the device. This activates the atomizer which heats up a coil. The coil heats up the e-liquid creating a vapor. The e-liquid, also known as e-juice, contains the flavorings and nicotine.


Both types of devices are used the same way. The vape user inhales through a mouthpiece at one end. This airflow triggers a sensor that switches on a battery for the heater coil. Once the coil is heated it warms up the e-liquid that is in a cartridge in the body of the vaporizer. The user inhales the vapor from the heated e-liquid. The heated e-liquid also creates a vapor cloud. The sensor may also activate a light at the end of an e-cig to make it look like the lit end of a traditional cigarette.


E-cigs are also known as e-cigarettes. They are often the first type of vape product a user tries, because it has a similar look and feel to a traditional tobacco cigarette. The e-cig is the smallest sized vaping device. It usually comes with a prefilled e-liquid cartridge and is disposable. The battery is smaller, and produces less of a vapor cloud than an APV device.


The advanced personal vaporizer (APV) is also known as a vape pen, or vape mod. According to Electronic Cigarette Buyers Guide there are two basic shapes of mods; tube mods and box mods. Tube mods have a cylindrical body style. Box mods have a square or rectangular body style. Both mod styles have products with variations of their body shapes. With the APV the user is able to regulate the power level of the device to fit his needs. These mods are reusable and have refillable e-juice containers. For the vape smoker that wants more vapor, The APV can potentially produce a larger vapor cloud.


E-cigarettes tend to be less expensive than APVs, but the cost evens because the APVs are refillable and reusable. The flavor in the e-cigs and APVs is the e-liquid, known as e-juice. There are a vast number of flavors and nicotine levels available. The flavors can be mixed and matched for a unique taste. E-cigarettes and APVs contain no tobacco.


With the popularity of vaping there are many products and vapor shops available near you. At our Tarrant Electronic Cigarette Store, there are different styles of vapor mods and e-cigs, and a wide variety of flavored e-liquids. Whether you prefer e-cigs or mods there is a style to fit your personal tastes and needs.



  1. Electronic Cigarette Buyers Guide. Advanced Personal Vaporizers. 

23 May 2016