Sub-ohm vaping is among the most popular types of vaping that you’ll notice today. Much of its appeal lies in how it produces large amounts of vapour without too much effort (there are even vapers called cloud-chasers who push this to the extreme, dazzling audiences with impressive stacks of vapour in competitions all over the world).
Vaping, in its most basic form, seems straightforward: you press a button and inhale from your vape device, before blowing out a cloud of vapour. The main point is the taste and feel of it, the drag of the vapour against your throat. But as the vaping community has grown, so too has the emergence of a form of vaping that’s visually appealing and even bordering on performance art. Through vape tricks, vapers can transform vapour into fascinating shapes, from classic O-rings to jellyfish like shapes and even the outline of a Batman archvillain.
Back in 2015, the UK government announced a landmark report that made waves throughout vaping community. Commissioned by Public Health England, the report “E-Cigarettes: An Evidence Update” studied the impact of vaping on health and made recommendations regarding regulations and health advice. The report made several conclusions but the most stark and attention grabbing was that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than tobacco and that they can help smokers quit.
Even though vaping has only become popular worldwide over the past decade, there are already thousands of device models available on the market today. These come in different shapes and sizes, and they cater to a wide range of experience levels, from beginners who want something simple and user-friendly to advanced vapers who can tinker directly with the device’s wiring. Let’s put some order into the chaos by looking at the four general types of mods out there:
Flavour chasing is a term that has come off the back of ‘cloud chasing’. Unlike cloud chasing though, this isn’t about showmanship or competition, but getting the best tasting vape you can from your favourite e-juices.
Cloud-chasing is just shorthand vaper speak for producing massive clouds of vapour when you vape. This might sound a lot like sub-ohm vaping, which is a more common technique that also results in bigger vapour production, but cloud-chasing takes it to the extremes.
It’s also called stunt vaping because of the degree of skill and technical knowledge required as well as the performance aspect (vapers compete to blow the most interesting clouds, as well as the largest, such as rings, streams or shapes like ‘the jellyfish’).
Tobacco Products Directive Regulations
What is the Tobacco Products Directive
The Tobacco Products Directive (‘TPD’) is a set of legislation which will affect the sale of electronic cigarettes when the TPD is implemented on 20 May 2016. You can view the full regulations on the following link http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32014L0040&from=EN
A current FAQ is ‘What can I buy someone very special to me for a gift?’ The answer depends on whether the person is an existing vaper or a smoker who you want to encourage to quit with the help of electronic cigarettes.
Can I take electronic cigarettes on board with me on the plane? And the battery?
The answer is yes you can! You will have to place your eliquid in a clear plastic bag for the security gate.
Am I allowed to vape in the airport and during the aeroplane flight?