E-cigarettes, also referred to as e-cigs or vapes, are battery-operated electronic nicotine delivery systems used to inhale an aerosol, which is made from a liquid or e-juice that usually contains nicotine. This liquid is sold in irresistible flavors, which helps a dangerous product appear deceivingly harmless.
While the long-term health effects of vaping are unknown, there is evidence that nicotine can affect the developing brain, making it important to prevent youth use. More than 460 different e-cigarette brands are currently on the market.
Vapes come in many shapes and sizes that appeal especially to kids. Some look like cigarettes while others can be mistaken for a USB flash drive or pen. Easy to overlook, vape pens are often disguised to look like everyday items.
No matter what they look like, vapes and e-cigarettes heat a liquid that contains harmful chemicals and nicotine into an aerosol, which is then inhaled. Designed to be discreet, the vape pen is one of the most popular types of vaporizers. Other names for vape pens include dab pens, pen vapes, vapor pens, or wax pens.
Small, sleek and discreet, a JUUL is a new type of e-cigarette with a tech-inspired design that resembles a USB flash drive. The most popular device among teens, a JUUL is small enough to fit in a closed fist, making it easy to hide. It’s also highly addictive. One Juul pod has as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes – and sometimes even more. That’s roughly equal to nearly 200 cigarette puffs. Similar to e-cigarettes, JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor.
The e-hookah follows the same general concept as a traditional hookah, but these devices produce vapor instead of smoke. Similar in appearance to most e-cigarettes, e-hookahs are often slightly larger and more colorful. They use a battery, atomizer, and fluid which provides a vapor which can be breathed in.
E-hookahs can produce larger clouds of vapor than other comparable devices. They are lightweight, portable, and come in a variety of flavors. Like other vaping devices, they often contain nicotine, which makes them highly addictive.
Hookah pens, also known as shisha pens, are similar in appearance to other e-cigarette devices. They can be rechargeable or disposable, and often come in a wide array of popular flavors.
Becoming more popular by the day, they’re known for producing huge smoke-like clouds of vapor. Small, convenient, and easy-to-use, hookah pens offer a hookah-like experience without the need for setting up a whole hookah. Often marketed as safer or more natural, hookah pens still often contain nicotine or a number of other potentially dangerous chemicals.
Larger in size than most e-cigarettes, Vape Mods are known for their high vapor production. In short, they “modify” the vaping experience. They can have larger batteries and usually hold more e-liquid. Even the heating unit inside can be more powerful than normal.
These days, the term ‘mod’ has evolved and can refer to any sort of vaping set up that uses mods. Some modders will even build their own heating coils and tailor them to their own needs. Mods allow users to produce “vape tricks” and “cloud competitions.” Vape mods can be highly addictive, thanks to higher power, bigger vapor and larger tanks.