A quick introduction to vaping:


Vaping is quite a trend today, with many falling in love with the whole vaping experience. Many people who were trying to quit smoking considered these e-cigarettes a good alternative. With Vaping, you inhale the aerosol or vape that the vaping liquid releases. Different types of vaping devices available in the market, and you are spoilt for choice.

The flavor choices are enormous with vaping liquids, one of the reasons for the growing popularity of vapes around the world. In the write-up, we will try to break down the different types of vaping devices and how you can use them.

E-cigarettes were the first non-nicotine vapes to hit the market in the 2000s. Many smokers started shifting to e-cigarettes, and this was how the Vaping revolution started. With innovation and technology, many new vaping devices hit the market. Many types of vaping devices are available both for novices and seasoned smokers.

Types of vapes:


The huge variety and options can be confusing and intimidating if you are new to the world of vaping. Some vapes such as e-cigs and vape pens are best for novices or starters, while seasoned users can opt for vaping pods or box mods. Let’s take a quick look at the various types of vapes and how they can be used.

E-cigarettes or Cig-A-Likes.


The first generation and the very first product to hit the vape market were the e-cigarettes. These Cig-A-Likes are similar to cigarettes and are the best option if you are planning to try out vaping for the first time.

In terms of usage and operation, these vaping cigarettes are quite basic too. These are single use-and-throw devices and do not require any assembly or tinkering around.



  • Simple and easy to use contraptions
  • Single-use and throw products
  • Good choice for beginners
  • Useful when traveling.
  • Good transition products from cigarettes to vaping.



  • E-cigs are not refillable.
  • Flavour is generally average.


Vape Pens/Pod vapes


The Mid 2000s saw the birth of Vape pens, which can be considered the starter kits to vaping. Once you familiarize yourself with e-cigarettes, you can shift to vape pens as a second step. Vape pens form a medium between simple e-cigarettes and much advanced vaping mods.

Vape pens should be adequately charged before using them. Vape pens are versatile in terms of size and design. They are easy to use and an excellent traveling companion as well. 



  • Right transition products from e-cigarettes to advanced types of vapes.
  • Versatile in size and design
  • Available in small sizes with replaceable cartridges for travel purposes.
  • Easy to assemble and use.


  • These devices generally give out low amounts of vapor.
  • Must be charged frequently.


Vaping mods:

Along with e-cigs and vaping pens, the early 2010’s were introduced to vaping mods. These were created for vapers who wanted a more robust experience than a vape pen could offer. These vaping devices are sleek, ultra-light, and easy to carry around as vaping mods or pod mods.

Most of these vaping devices are automatic, and you have to inhale to start using them. While newbies sometimes use these devices, seasoned users are mostly preferred to look for an intense flavor hit.



  • Lightweight and easy to carry around.
  • Provide a flavor burst.
  • Easy availability at retailers and gas stations.
  • Pods are easily refillable or replaceable.
  • Affordably priced.


  • You have to change or charge batteries frequently.
  • It can be quite strong on first-timers.


4.Box Mods:


These powerful vaping devices offer excellent delivery in terms of flavor profile, battery life, and experience. Box mods are preferred by highly seasoned users and are slightly more extensive compared to the other devices seen so far. The batteries are usually external, resulting in longer battery life.

These box mods come with features such as temperature control, variable wattage, included tanks or sub-ohm tanks, etc.

Squonk starter kits are highly boxed mods. These give the highest performance of all types of vaping devices. They offer features such as increased vaping liquid capacity and enhanced experience for users. Squonk starter kits have several small parts, and this makes them complicated to use.


The strongest flavor and throat-hit experience

Longer battery life

Multiple options in terms of vaping liquid flavors and tanks.


Slightly expensive

Not for beginners

Complicated to use


Vaping is quite a trend today, due to its enormous offers in terms of flavor and usage from the beginners to the most seasoned users. Just be sure to vape responsibly while enjoying the good experiences vaping offers.