Vaping - the A-to-Z Guide!

Updated: Aug 28, 2021

Thinking about quitting smoking? If you are wondering how to vape then we have a lot to talk about! With all of the different ways to vape, the first thing we need to do is figure out if its for you, then we can find out what type of vape you would like to have and then we can get you all set up!

When it comes to vaping there is different styles & features you might want to consider. There is Entry Level which is the most basic style. You have more advanced vaping styles such as sub-ohm and temperature control vaping.

Wait, We are not done. We are going to cut through all of the clouds and give you the information so you can make a well informed decision. The Chez Moi - How To Vape Guide will provide the background on a variety of styles and products. We want you to feel confident in understanding what specific vapor products are designed to do and different vaping styles.

Vaping 101

What is Vaping?

E-cigarettes are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).” Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. It consists of an atomizer, a power source such as a battery, and a container such as a cartridge or tank. Vape Mods are great additions to the industry too. There is all types. Box Mods, Pod Mods, Pod Systems, Mechanical Mods, Squonk Mods, Vape Pen Mods & more.

Instead of smoke, the user inhales vapor. As such, using an e-cigarette is often called "vaping"." which is an in depth version of the first definition. It was created by Hon Lik & Herbert Gilbert in 2003. He was downing 3 packs of cigarettes a day and wanted to get away from them some how.

Atomizers & Rebuildables

An atomizer uses the power drawn vaping device that’s powered by high-amp batteries to generate heat. The atomizer has a metal coil typically made of Kanthal, nickel, stainless steel or titanium. The electric resistance of the wire determines how much power is drawn from the battery.

A Rebuildable (RTA, RDA, RDTA) are a little different then tanks because tanks hold juice & RDA’s don't. RDA’s give you the option to customize your vaping experience fully. You build your own coil and it gives you the option to choose your own wicking material. Users usually use cotton. Tanks use replacement coil heads. They are prebuilt coil heads that screw on the tank itself. Specifically the deck part. Rebuildables give you the options you want, as well as offer the best performance of clouds and flavor. On the other hand its more advanced & maintenance because you are literally building your own coil.

In a nutshell when it comes to tanks, they are easy and more convenient. They hold juice and offer a great performance. Rebuildables are more of a niche market. People that like to blow big clouds, do tricks & love that good old cloud production will go with RDA’s.


What does the numbers mean?

The battery numbers are a measurement. An 18350 is 18mm in diameter and 35mm long. The 0 at the end means it is a round battery. 18350: 18mmx35mm | 18500:18mmx50mm | 18650:18mmx65mm

What do the letters mean?

The first letter indicates the basic chemical makeup of the battery. The second and most important letter indicates the material. “I” means that it is a Lithium Ion class battery. “C” indicates the material as cobalt; “M” indicates manganese; “N” indicates nickel. The “R” just means rechargeable. The “AW” on some batteries is initials for Andrew Wan, who owns a China-based company which purchases large quantities of batteries from the big boys (Samsung, Panasonic, etc.) and performs quality tests on each one.

Types of Batteries

At one point in time the most cigarette-like vaping batteries had an automatic operation, but the performance is generally better with manual options. What that means is, when you inhale on a vape with an automatic battery, a sensor detects the rush of air and makes the battery start working. So it's really simple. Now, with a manual battery you press the button to activate the battery. It seems very inconvenient but most vapers get used to it quickly & love it because it offers way more freedom the manual way.

Automatic Batteries

Easy to Use

Usually requires a shorter charging time

May experience a delay between puffing and inhaling the vapor

May need a few short puffs to let the coil heat up before your main puff.

Manual Batteries

Usually has more power, offers more vapor and produces a better puff

Offers more control and usually a longer cut off period

Usually have a longer life because of size

Can usually be turned on or off to preserve the battery

Vape Mods