Monday, November 11, 2019

What vaping cotton to choose?

You could be thinking, is it really that serious? It's just vape cotton. Right? Not all cotton is the same! If you're using low wattage MTL devices, cotton pads might work just fine for you. But if you're using low-resistance coils, you can benefit from a more heat-resistant wick like Cotton Bacon.

In an era of pre-built Claptons, many vapers are gravitating towards pre-built cotton wicks. It just makes the process easier by eliminating the guesswork. Strips and pads are a bit cheaper, so many vapers are still doing it the old school way.

Last but not least, there's the flavor. Everybody has a slightly different sense of taste and may prefer one brand of cotton over another. Just like e-juice, it's very subjective, so you should experiment with a few and see which one likes best.

Cotton is among the most universal wicking material for vapes. Vapers have experimented with silica, mesh, hemp, and rayon, but then almost universally cotton was embraced and heralded as the best. Why? It's inexpensive, simple to use, and it has a neutral taste. Even if you're using a tank, most pre-made coil heads come standard with organic cotton wicks.

If you will use rebuildables like RTAs or RDAs, cotton is by far one of the very important vape supplies in your arsenal. This list compiles the best cotton available right now for vapes and everything you need to know about wicking your atomizers.

Juul Review (2019)

The JUUL is a non-refillable pod-style ecig. Pod vapes typically only feature two components, a battery and a pod filled with e-liquid. The pod fits into the battery housing and you are good to go. It's super easy. The JUUL pods come in one nicotine strength (59 mg/mL) and in 8 flavors. Virginia Tobacco and Mint pods are also available in a 3% nicotine option. To find the closest shop with juul pods, use this juul locator.

The best option to get you started is the JUUL starter kit. This kit includes a JUUL battery, four flavors (Mango, Mint, Virginia Tobacco and Creme) and a USB charger. The kit costs $49.99 and features a one-year warranty. A pack of 4 pods costs $15.99. According to a calculator on the JUUL site, a pack-a-day smoker (based on a pack costing $6) will save $949 a year. While the JUUL isn't the most affordable form of vaping, it is the by far the most convenient and will still be far cheaper than smoking.

According to JUUL, one pod is roughly equal to the nicotine content of a pack of cigarettes. This does not mean one JUUL pod is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes though. According to Public Health England, vaping is 95% less harmful compared to smoking. When comparing a JUUL to cigarettes, it only holds true for nicotine content.

One pod, with regards to the frequency of usage, will last anywhere from a day or longer (you'll get a couple hundred or more puffs per pod). The battery will not last the entire life of the pod; you will likely have to charge once a day if you frequently use it. Charging the battery takes roughly 50 minutes (last time I charged mine, it took exactly 52 minutes using the provided USB charger in a USB port on my PC). When you yourself have one of those portable JUUL chargers, the charge times will vary.