Vape is also known as an electronic cigarette, it is a kind of ENDS(electronic nicotine delivery system) device that has a heterogeneous range of products. Faced with a wide range of different types and brands of vapes, many novice vapers could be confused and have no idea which kind of vape suits them best. Fear not, today we are going to give you brief and basic guidance on different types of vapes to help you make your choice.  check on glassworks by Dr Dabber.

Before we delve deeper into the subject, there is a simple knowledge point you should know. We can divide it into two groups according to the method of inhalation – MTL(mouth to lung) vaping and DTL(direct to lung) vaping. Consequently, you should know which kind of inhalation you prefer first so that you can make a reasonable choice. MTL & DTL inhaling methods determine many aspects of choosing a CBD vape: type of your vape, airflow control, coil resistance, power output, and e-liquid type. 

For MTL vapers

What is MTL vaping?

MTL vaping is also known as mouth-to-lung vaping. You take a draw on the mouthpiece, and the vapour will stay in your mouth for a while, then you inhale the vapour into your lungs, the whole process is MTL vaping. What’s more, a mouth-to-lung vaping device is the closest to smoking a cigarette because MTL vaping devices deliver a tight inhalation and quick and efficient nicotine cravings satisfaction, and they often come in compact sizes and shapes such as pen style, palm-sized, and even lipstick shaped.

Vaping devices for MTL vaping

There are basically 3 types of vapes that are able to support MTL vaping – disposable vape, pod vape kit, and pod mod vape kit. As mentioned above, MTL vaping device is the closest to smoking a cigarette. 

Disposable vape is out-of-the-box, there is no set-up or maintenance required. Almost every disposable vape is pre-filled with nic salt e-liquid which ensures to bring quick nicotine satisfaction, with a built-in battery, the disposable vape can easily run for a few days, and some disposable vapes are even equipped with rechargeable batteries, but you can only find them in high volume e-liquids version. Most importantly, disposable vape offers a relatively low initial cost for vapers who are looking for a useful smoking alternative. Thanks to the fuss-free operation and inhale activation, disposable vape is highly recommended to smokers to help them quit smoking for good. For example, the classic Elf Bars are popular disposable vapes in the market, they are powered by built-in batteries, pre-filled with 2ml nic salt e-liquids, and capable of delivering up to 600 puffs, the Elf Bar flavours are the perfect cigarette alternative for smokers to help them make the switch. However, if you have a long-term plan for MTL vaping, disposable vape may not be the best option because it costs more in the long-term use compared to open system MTL vapes.

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Pod kit can be classified into an open system and a closed system – a refillable pod is an open system and a pre-filled pod that can not be refilled is a closed system. Pod vape kit generally comes in a solid build with a compact size, and it is integrated with a rechargeable battery, capable of producing a stable and consistent output for a smooth MTL vaping experience. Well, the best part of an open system pod kit is that you can fill your favourite e-liquid into the pod. Therefore, using an open system pod kit and bottled nic salt e-liquid not only allows you to mix your own flavour but also saves your wallet in long-term use.


Pod mod kit, as the name implies, is a versatile vape kit that supports both MTL vaping and DTL vaping, it is also called an AIO device as a result(all in one). Pod mod often owns more functions such as adjustable wattage, airflow control, and higher power output. Of course, more functions mean higher cost, a pod mod is more expensive than a pod kit or a disposable vape. I do not recommend a pod mod kit to a novice vaper for several reasons: more expensive, more complex to use and not pocket-friendly. However, if you are an experienced vaper and want to go through two inhalation methods in one kit, then the pod mod kit is for you.


For DTL vapers

What is DTL vaping?

DTL vaping is also known as sub ohm vaping, it generally refers to a DTL(direct to lung) vape device with coil resistance that is 0.5 ohm or lower. DTL vaping devices can bring a number of interesting experiences – big and fluffy clouds, intense flavour, loose inhale, warmer vapour, and satisfying lung hits. However, those interesting experiences and functions mean there should be enough big space for a mod device to place all the components, therefore, a mod kit often appears in a hulking body and it is not portable.

Vaping devices for DTL vaping

As mentioned above, a pod mod supports both MTL vaping and DTL vaping, therefore a pod mod kit is a decent gear for DTL vaping. Nevertheless, if you want to get an authentic and powerful DTL vaping experience, a professional mod kit is necessary. Not surprisingly, a professional mod kit is the most expensive vape among the other types of vapes. Meanwhile, you will have an extraordinary sub-ohm vaping experience with it – big and fluffy clouds, intense flavour, loose inhale, warmer vapour, and satisfying lung hit. Once again, this professional mod kit is for the advanced vapers who are chasing a cloudy vapour. If you are new to vaping, you can start with a disposable vape or a simple pod kit, but if you want to give the mod kit a shot, you should get more guidance from experts.

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