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      Sub forum for general e-liquid discussions and chat. Please note that DIY e liquid has it's own sub forum.

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      Subforum for you to ask questions relating to e-cigarette mods. Also a great place to share your mod tips and tricks.

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      General discussion about Advanced Personal Vaporizers or mods: generic battery models aka 2nd-generation e-cigs and onward - general topics except building mods.
       

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      A sub forum for discussing non rebuildable clearomizers and tanks. This type of hardware usually includes ready to go "drop in coils" that are not rebuildable. 

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      Subforum for rebuildable atomizers - RBA, RTA, RDA. AKA Cloud Chasing.

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    • In recent years, disposable vapes have gained significant popularity as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. A common question among smokers considering the switch is how many packs of cigarettes equate to one disposable vape. To answer this, we need to compare the nicotine content and absorption rates of both products. Nicotine Content in Common Cigarette Brands The nicotine content in a pack of cigarettes varies by brand. Here are some popular cigarette brands and their average nicotine content per pack: Brand Nicotine per Cigarette (mg) Total Nicotine per Pack (mg) Marlboro Red 1.2 24 Camel 1.1 22 Newport 1.3 26 Lucky Strike 1.0 20 Pall Mall 1.2 24 Nicotine Content in Hyde and Fume Disposable Vape Disposable vapes also vary in nicotine content. Here, we examine two popular brands: Hyde and Fume. Hyde Vape: Hyde Mag: E-Liquid Contents: 10mL Nicotine Level: 50mg/mL Total Nicotine Content: 500mg Hyde REBEL PRO: E-Liquid Contents: 11mL Nicotine Level: 50mg/mL Total Nicotine Content: 550mg Fume Vape: FUME INFINITY: E-Liquid Contents: 12mL Nicotine Level: 50mg/mL Total Nicotine Content: 600mg FUME ULTRA: E-Liquid Contents: 8mL Nicotine Level: 50mg/mL Total Nicotine Content: 400mg Comparing Cigarettes and Disposable Vapes To determine how many packs of cigarettes equate to one disposable vape, we need to compare their total nicotine content: Disposable Vape Model Total Nicotine Content (mg) Equivalent Cigarette Packs (Based on 24mg per Pack) Hyde Mag 500mg 20.8 packs Hyde REBEL PRO 550mg 22.9 packs FUME INFINITY 600mg 25 packs FUME ULTRA 400mg 16.7 packs Vaping Duration and Nicotine Intake The vaping duration varies based on the e-liquid volume and the vaping habits of the user. Below is a table showing the average duration for different volumes of e-liquid, categorized by light, moderate, and heavy vapers: Data From: How Long Do Disposable Vapes Last? E-Liquid (mL) Total Puffs Light Vapers (Days) Moderate Vapers (Days) Heavy Vapers (Days) 2 400 6.7 3.3 2.2 5 1,000 16.7 8.3 5.6 10 2,000 33.3 16.7 11.1 12 2,400 40.0 20.0 13.3 14 2,800 46.7 23.3 15.6 16 3,200 53.3 26.7 17.8 18 3,600 60.0 30.0 20.0 20 4,000 66.7 33.3 22.2 22 4,400 73.3 36.7 24.4 24 4,800 80.0 40.0 26.7 26 5,200 86.7 43.3 28.9 28 5,600 93.3 46.7 31.1 30 6,000 100.0 50.0 33.3 Average Nicotine Intake The average nicotine intake from disposable vapes may be less than from cigarettes if vaping habits are lighter. For example, a Hyde Mag with 500mg of nicotine, which equates to 20.8 packs of cigarettes, can last a light vaper for approximately 33.3 days (10mL e-liquid with 2,000 puffs). This can result in a lower daily nicotine intake compared to smoking a pack of cigarettes per day. However, heavy vapers may consume nicotine at a rate comparable to or exceeding that of cigarette smoking, especially if they use high-nicotine vapes extensively. Suggestions for Lower Nicotine Intake For those looking to reduce their nicotine intake while switching to vapes, choosing a disposable vape with a lower nicotine concentration can be beneficial. Many vapes are available with nicotine levels as low as 1% – 3%, which can significantly reduce overall nicotine consumption. Switching to these lower-nicotine vapes can help manage and potentially reduce nicotine dependence over time. Health Considerations You might be wondering if vaping is indeed healthier than smoking. The answer is affirmative, but it depends on several factors. For a detailed analysis, you can refer to this comprehensive report from the World Vape Center in China: Vaping vs. Smoking: Comprehensive Report. Conclusion When comparing the nicotine content, one disposable vape from the brands Hyde and Fume contains significantly more nicotine than a single pack of cigarettes. For example, the Hyde Mag, with 500mg of nicotine, is roughly equivalent to about 21 packs of cigarettes, considering an average of 24mg of nicotine per pack. The duration and nicotine intake from vaping can vary greatly depending on the user’s habits. Light vapers may find that their nicotine intake is less than from smoking cigarettes, while heavy vapers might consume nicotine at similar or higher levels. Choosing a lower nicotine concentration, such as 3%, can help in managing and reducing overall nicotine intake. News Source: https://vapevision.org/disposable-vape-vs-cigarettes-how-many-packs-in-a-vapee-cig/
    • Hello there! Trying vaping for the first time can be a fun journey! When I first ventured into it, I opted for disposables—they're convenient and user-friendly, which was perfect for a beginner like me. My advice would be to start with a flavor that appeals to you and maybe a lower potency if you're new to vaping. It's also helpful to read up on the different types of vapes available—like pod systems or disposable pens—to find what suits your preferences best.
    • Traveling with electronic devices, especially vapes, requires careful consideration. Understanding the regulations and potential risks associated with carrying vapes during air travel is crucial for a safe journey. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what happens if you put a vape in checked luggage and the best practices to follow. Airline Regulations on Vapes Airlines and aviation authorities have specific rules regarding electronic cigarettes and vaping devices due to the lithium-ion batteries they contain. These batteries can pose a fire risk if not handled correctly. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and similar authorities worldwide generally prohibit placing electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in checked luggage. Instead, they must be carried in carry-on bags. Risks of Placing Vapes in Checked Luggage Fire Hazard: Lithium-ion batteries can overheat and catch fire, especially when subjected to pressure changes and rough handling during flights. A fire in the cargo hold could be catastrophic. Damage to the Device: Checked luggage is frequently handled roughly, which can damage delicate electronic devices like vapes. This damage could render the vape unusable or create a safety hazard. Confiscation: Many airlines strictly enforce the rule against vapes in checked luggage. Security personnel may confiscate a vape found in checked luggage to mitigate the fire risk. What to Do Instead Carry-On Bag: Always place your vape and related items, such as e-liquids, in your carry-on luggage. This way, you can monitor them, and they are less likely to be damaged or pose a risk. Separate Batteries: If your vape has removable batteries, take them out and store them in a battery case. This reduces the risk of accidental activation and short circuits. Check Airline Policies: Before you travel, review your airline’s specific policies regarding vapes and e-liquids. Some airlines may have additional requirements or restrictions. Security Screening: Be prepared to remove your vape from your carry-on bag during security screening. Place it in a separate bin, much like you would with a laptop or other electronic devices. Traveling Internationally with Vapes If you are traveling internationally, be aware that regulations can vary significantly from one country to another. Some countries have stringent laws regarding the import and use of vapes, while others may have more relaxed policies. Always research the regulations of your destination country to avoid fines, confiscation, or other legal issues. Bringing Disposable Vapes on Flights: UK, US, Europe, Canada Rules Conclusion Putting a vape in checked luggage is not advisable due to the significant fire hazard posed by lithium-ion batteries, the potential for damage to the device, and the likelihood of confiscation by airline personnel. Instead, always carry your vape and any related accessories in your carry-on luggage, follow airline policies, and stay informed about the regulations of your destination. By doing so, you can ensure a safer and smoother travel experience with your vaping device. News Source: https://vapevision.org/risks-of-putting-a-vape-in-checked-luggage/
    • Vape juice, a staple for many vapers, often raises questions about its shelf life and how long it remains safe and enjoyable to use. While labels typically suggest a shelf life of one to two years, many enthusiasts find that well-stored vape juice can last beyond three years. Understanding the nuances of vape juice storage and degradation can help vapers maintain the quality of their vaping experience over time. Does Vape Juice Expire? Vape juice, whether bottled or in disposable vapes, is generally labeled with a shelf life of 1 to 2 years. However, in practice, vape juice can often be used for more than three years if stored properly. This longevity depends on various factors, including storage conditions and the quality of ingredients used. Type Shelf Life Notes Bottled Vape Juice 1-2+ years Shelf life can extend well beyond the labeled period with proper storage. Color stabilization within 1-2 months is normal. Significant color change after 6 months may indicate deterioration. Opened Bottled Vape Juice 6-12 months Shelf life decreases after opening due to increased exposure to air. Fluctuations in flavor are normal; noticeable degradation may occur after 6 months. Disposable Vapes 1-2+ years Shelf life varies; sealed units may last beyond 2 years with proper storage. Stages of E-Cigarette Deterioration Understanding the stages of vape juice deterioration can help vapers manage their products effectively: Stage Time Frame Description Change in Taste 6-12 months Flavorings lose intensity, taste becomes muted or altered. Normal aging process. Nicotine Potency Reduction 12-18 months Nicotine potency decreases gradually, affecting vaping satisfaction over time. Separation of Components 18-24 months Ingredients may separate, impacting consistency and usability of vape juice. Safety Concerns 24+ months Extended use may lead to potential safety issues; effectiveness and safety may vary. Signs of Expired Vape Juice Recognizing signs of expired vape juice can prevent using products past their prime: Indicator Description Change in Color An unpleasant or altered smell indicates degradation of ingredients. Change in Smell An unpleasant or altered smell indicates the degradation of ingredients. Change in Taste Significant flavor change or loss of original taste profile signals expiration. Separation of Components Physical separation of ingredients indicates breakdown of composition. Reduced Effectiveness Decreased nicotine hit or satisfaction may indicate expired vape juice. How to Extend Vape Juice Shelf Life Proper storage practices can prolong vape juice freshness and quality: Cool and Dark Storage: Store vape juice in a cool, dark place away from sunlight and heat sources to prevent degradation. Seal Tight: Ensure bottles are tightly sealed after use to minimize exposure to air and contaminants. Use Glass Bottles: Glass containers are less reactive than plastic, preserving vape juice flavor and quality. Limit Opening: Minimize opening and exposure to air to maintain vape juice integrity. Consider Vacuum Sealing: Vacuum sealing can remove air from bottles, further extending vape juice’s shelf life. Is Expired Vape Juice Safe? Using expired vape juice is not recommended due to potential risks: Reduced Effectiveness: Expired vape juice may not deliver the desired nicotine levels or vaping satisfaction. Unpleasant Taste and Smell: Vape juice past its shelf life often develops unpleasant flavors or odors. Potential Irritation: Degraded ingredients in expired vape juice may irritate the throat and lungs. Health Risks: Chemical changes in expired vape juice can introduce harmful byproducts or contaminants. By understanding the stages of vape juice deterioration and following proper storage guidelines, vapers can maximize enjoyment and safety. Regularly monitoring vape juice condition and flavor can help identify expiration and ensure a satisfying vaping experience. Remember, the most accurate way to assess vape juice usability is to vape it and observe any significant changes in taste or quality. News Source: https://vapevision.org/the-truth-about-vape-juicee-liquid-expiration/  
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