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A Beginner’s Guide to Vape Pods

A Beginner's Guide to Vape Pods

A Beginner’s Guide to Vape Pods

Vape pods are one of the most popular ways to vape. While there are many other vaping products on the market, most of them do not offer the various benefits that come when you select a vape pod product. When the vape market first introduced itself to the world, large smoke rings and vape juice concentrations were popular but they were also very rudimentary. As the market developed for vape users, so did the product types. Everything expanded to meet the different needs of different types of vape users.

Upon this expansion was the creation of the vape pod. This type of vape product became very popular and did so in a very fast manner. Vape pods are what some may consider to be the BMW of vape products. They offer different benefits when compared to a vape pen or e-hookah product and they are built to not emit large clouds of vaporized smoke. So, what exactly is a vape pod and how does it work?

A vape pod is a suped-up way to vape non-nicotine juice, nicotine juice at different levels of concentration or CBD / TCH infused juice. It all depends on the user’s preference. Like other vape products, the vape pod usually is sold with the ability to use different flavors and with start-up elements and replaceable components. Let us just say there are options when it comes to vape pods.

Simply put, vape pods save money and you will not be outed as a “vaper” if you need to vape at work. A vape pod uses less e-juice compared to other vape products. This is the best way to conserve e-juice product and save money. Some people even like to pair e-juice with nicotine salts because the vape pod is perfect for conserving product.

Also, because vape pods are compact, it is easier to swap out flavors. For those who are thinking about using a vape pod system to quit smoking, this feature and benefit is essential. Different types of flavor concentrations can easily be exchanged without excessive spills or constant changes. For example, the DISC sells e-juice in three different nicotine concentration levels, such as five percent, two percent and then zero percent. A user can pick a flavor in one level of concentration and then taper down in the same flavor when it comes to nicotine use.

For example, the DISC is a nicotine-based vape pod product system that has Tobacco, Berry, Mint, Peach, Dragon Mint, Cool Mint, Cocoa Chocolate, Lychee as its eight offered flavors. Each flavor has the nicotine concentration levels as an option- again as 5, 2, or 0 percent. People like to use vape pods because these juice flavors can be quickly and cleanly exchanged / swapped out and they can be done less frequently than a traditional vape pen, which means less time spent ordering product online or driving to a vape store to buy it and – of course- less money spent having to refill the flavor cartridge. The DISC has a similar offering when it comes to vape pod products called the DISQ, which sells different flavor pods for THC / CBD based infused products.

So, what are the downsides to vaping using a vape pod? This truly depends on who you are. People who are not fans of vape pods often cite the lack of vaporized smoke clouds as a major downside. However, this fact can be a major upside for a person who works alongside the public all day long. This feature allows users to be discreet when vaping, so the perspective of the user is really what dictates if this truly a downside of vape pod products.

Another potential downside to using a vape pod versus a vape mod is the small battery capacity. Now, this really isn’t a major issue because most vape pod systems have batteries that will last all day long, depending on puff frequency. Yet, puff frequency is more easily controlled with a vape pod system versus traditional vape products like e-cigarettes or vape pens. And vape mods have batteries that do last longer, but not by much. Many vape pods, like the DISC and DISQ, offer usb charging options which is helpful. Again, the battery life of most vape pods is for a day and shouldn’t really be a large obstacle.

On the upside of vape pods is the issue of product waste.  Product waste almost doesn’t even factor into why someone would use a vape pod. Why? Because vape pods usually control puffs better than any other vaping product on the market, which is why they are so popular across the entire globe. Being able to control and not waste e-juice, leading to less refill cartridge purchases, is very important right now.  With so many people on unemployment or having to watch their budget due to the COVID-19 crisis, not having extra money to waste on refills is an issue. People rather invest in a good vape pod system and buy refills less frequently than buy a vape pen, as an example, and have to buy e-juice refills frequently. It’s the old spend more now so you spend less later scenario.

Speaking of e-juice and product waste, cartridge for pods are more efficient because of how the pod is built. The refill really doesn’t showcase the typical elements of an e-cigrette or vape pen. The vape pods don’t have a tank or an atomizer. The pods are all-in-one devices meaning that the heating coil is built-in and so is the wick, which makes it ready for the cartridge element or the “juice”. Vape pods are all-in-one, making its very engineering less wasteful and more resourceful. Less spilling of e-juice means more for the user, right!

Safety is another reason people like to buy vape pods. Yes, these systems are regulated so user safety should never be an issue. Some people are a little concerned when they start off using a vape product like a vape pen and are introduced to using another type of product. The truth is, vape pens can be dangerous. There have been many reports in the news of faulty vape pens exploding or causing fires. With the introduction of vape pod systems, this defect was examined and many manufactures created products that overly exceed product expectations when it comes to safety.

Vape pod systems allow more freedom of use, too. In public, any type of smoke comes with a predisposition for danger. There are mixed reports and published misinformation on what is deemed as “popcorn lung” and second-hand vaporized smoke dangers for people who are within breathing distance of someone visibly vaping. With a vape pod, this visibility is eliminated which then eliminates the need for intrusive public hassle on your habit. If someone doesn’t know you are vaping, it is less likely you will have a confrontation about the mixed messaging associated with vaping right now.

Selecting a vape pod system means you, the user, will not have a lot of maintenance on your hands. With people so busy these days either working multiple jobs, searching for work, or dealing with children at home for school thanks to the new COVID-19 culture, time wasted on maintaining a vape product seems silly. Since vape pods require little to no maintenance, they are the more preferred vape product within the vaping marketplace. The need to buy replacement parts or swap out components is almost unheard of. Plus, vape pod products are so affordable that when it does become time to replace a component, it is almost easier to buy an entirely new vape pod system kit!

Vape pod systems work for the majority of people who like to vape. They are small, easy to use, save money, require no maintenance, offer flavor variety and their battery systems allow them to last more of all day. Sure, the vape pod systems do not offer the vaporized smoke associated with other vape products but there are more and more people choosing to be discreet with their vaping habit for a variety of reasons. Don’t forget, the safety of vape pods is also a benefit and selling-point as to why consumers love this type of vaping product.

When selecting a vape pod system, look for price point and consider the product reviews. How many people are writing about the product in traditional media and online resources? You also want to consider user reviews, too. Are a lot of people saying positive or negative things about a certain vape pod brand or online company? And, most importantly, what is it that you need? Your lifestyle is important and the flavors, level of nicotine, ability to inhale CBD or THC, and style are things to consider when you go to buy your first vape pod kit or vape pod product. Whatever you chose, remember that the vape pod product should be easy to use, affordable, and almost maintenance-free.

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Ksenia Sobchak - About the Author Ksenia Sobchak enjoys blogging on fashion, style, lifestyle, love and CBD areas. Prior to becoming a blogger, Ksenia worked for a renowned fashion brand. Ksenia is a contributing author to leading fashion, lifestyle and CBD magazines and blogs. You can bump into Ksenia at her favourite cafe in South Kensington where she has written most blogs. When she is not blogging, Ksenia enjoys shopping (particularly at Harrods!), exploring the hidden gems of London, photography, jogging, yoga, fashion (she is starting up her very own swimwear brand very soon!) and traveling. Ksenia is a staunch advocate of CBD and its benefits to people. Ksenia is also on the panel of CBD reviewers at CBD Life Mag and Chill Hempire. Her favourite form of CBD are CBD gummies and CBD tinctures. Ksenia is a regular contributor at leading fashion, lifestyle as well as CBD magazines and blogs. Interesting Facts About Ksenia Sobchak Favourite Drink: Rose flavoured bubble tea Favourite Movie: Trainspotting (the first one) Interesting fact: I am a part time fashion and swimwear model Where are we likely to find you on a Friday night: Probably enjoying a peach flavoured shisha at Beauchamp place in Knightsbridge