The trend is everywhere, so much so that people are outlawing it inside. But how do vapes work?

Did you know that there’s been a decrease in smoking thanks to vaping? According to the World Health Organization, the number of vapers has increased to roughly 35 million.

Electronic cigarettes are safer than conventional cigarettes. E-cigs come in a variety of forms including vape mods and vape pens.

So what does this mean? What the heck is vaping and how do vapes work?

Don’t sweat. Here’s everything you need to know!

What Is Vaping?

First of all, when someone says they’re going to “vape,” what do they mean?

Vaping gives a person the feeling of smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol which is better known as a “vapor.” That’s the smoke you see from someone using a vape pen.

E-cigs don’t burn anything, unlike a hookah. The liquid mixture vaporizes. The vapor does not contain harmful chemicals found in cigarettes.

This is why smokers looking to quit turn to vaping. They get that smoking feeling without inhaling all the nasty chemicals into their lungs.

What’s In Vape Juice?

Most vape juices contain propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. The rest in the vaporizer is a mixture of water, food-grade flavoring, and nicotine (if you choose that route). Depending on the PG/VG ratio you will have a different vaping experience. 

What Can You Vape?

It depends on the vaporizer you have. People tend to smoke cannabis or put nicotine in their vapes. Unfortunately, people vaporize heroin and meth too, but it’s not recommended.  

In a nutshell, you can vape about anything. Be smart about it and no one will get hurt.

How Do Vapes Work?

Now that you know what you can smoke, how do vapes work?


Fire the pen up and inhale the vapor through the mouthpiece. That’s it! Some of the pens include a cartridge or an 18650 batteryRead more of such vaping tips to become a pro vaper.

For beginners, stick to the pre-packaged kits with everything included before you vape off on your own. If your friends vape and you’re annoyed by the smoke in your home, buy them an air purifier so they’ll get the hint.

How To Inhale

Thought this was a huff and puff? Think again.

There are two types of inhaling techniques: mouth-to-lung and a direct-lung.


MTL vaping is very similar to the act of smoking regular cigarettes. Bring the vapor to your mouth and hold it in your closed mouth for a couple seconds. Open your mouth and breathe it into your lungs.

Finally, exhale after the vapor is in your lungs.

Direct Lung

Simple enough, draw the vapor to your lungs and exhale it immediately. Easy, right?

Is Vaping Safer?

Vaping isn’t as bad for your health as cigarettes. For marijuana users, the main difference is how fast it’s delivered to your brain.

Using a vape pen can get you high fast if that’s what you’re looking to do.

Your Move Next

Now that you know the answer to the question, “How do vapes work?” it’s your decision on whether it’s the best option for you.

If you’re looking to quit smoking, it can be a better alternative. If you’re looking for more lifestyle tips, check out the blog!