In Pursuit of the Perfect Puff: Share Your Best Vaping Techniques Here!

In Pursuit of the Perfect Puff: Share Your Best Vaping Techniques Here!

In the span of just a few short years, vaping has gone from a quirky curiosity to a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. (Vaping is even in the dictionary now, which is about as mainstream as it gets.) Whether you’re a beginning vaper looking to get started, or an E-cigarette connoisseur, there are tons of different vaping methods that help to enhance the experience.

Here’s a primer on how to get started (in case you’re a newbie), along with six different vaping techniques to try out once you’ve mastered the basics.

Vaping Techniques 101

Despite the fact that many starter devices resemble traditional cigarettes, they aren’t meant to be “smoked.” Instead, using an E-cigarette is a lot like smoking a cigar. Rather than taking short hard puffs, you need to inhale the vapor into your mouth first and hold it there for about three seconds. This lets you enjoy the different flavors of the juice before taking it into your lungs and exhaling the smoke out through your nose or mouth. Not only will this method reduce the bite of the vapor, it will also lessen the likelihood of you sucking out the liquid.

You should also avoid chain smoking your vaping device. Ex-smokers might want to take puff after puff after puff to get their nicotine fix. However, unlike a traditional cigarette that allows nicotine to enter the lungs by inhalation only, vaper is absorbed through mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, working its way into your lungs at a slower pace. After three to seven draws, take a break to allow a couple of minutes for cooling and to let the nicotine hit kick in.

Vaper newbies be warned: if it’s your first time vaping and you’re a traditional cigarette smoker, the experience will be a totally foreign one to your lungs, which may result in a massive coughing fit. Remember, slow and steady wins the vape race.

Once you have a handle on the basics, try some of these advanced methods.

The French Inhale

If you want to impress that good looking gal or guy on the barstool next to you, the French Inhale is the way to do it. Draw the vapor into your mouth, then pull the device away from your lips. Allow the vapor to escape, and then immediately breathe it into your lungs through your nostrils before it dissipates. The only real benefit to this vaping is that it looks cool and that it helps to differentiate flavor qualities of E-liquids.

The Puffer

One of the simplest vaping methods is The Puffer. Take a drag on your device, remove it from your mouth, and then inhale the vape into your lungs along with fresh air. With this mixture of vapor and oxygen, taking a long, deep draw is a lot simpler.

The Mouth Inhale

Think about how people puff on cigars. This approach is very similar to that and resembles the puffing technique, except you don’t remove the vaping device from your mouth. It helps when you’re occupied doing something else with your hands, and is commonly used with E-cigars and E-pipes. This process also helps you enjoy the different exotic flavors of E-liquid.

The Lung Inhale

If you’re a former cigarette smoker, but still need your nicotine and throat hit fix, this vaping method is probably the best one to use. Start by taking an extensive, continual drag from your device and breathe it deep into your lungs without stopping to inhale fresh air. This approach isn’t for everyone – as it can be intense when you’re first getting started.  Also keep in mind that flavors may be more muted, as the vapor is going straight to the lungs without spending much time in your mouth.

Deep Lung Puff

Speaking of intense, the Deep Lung Puff allows you to draw the vapor down deep into your lungs for a profound hit. To do this, close your mouth around the device and take a deep, long uninterrupted drag, drawing the vape directly into your lungs. With this technique, you don’t want to mix any fresh air with the vape. If you’re relatively new to vaping, it may cause you to cough until you get accustomed to the vapor, so proceed with caution.

The Pacifier

Also known as Heavy Vaping, this method requires removing the battery or atomizer from the vaping device so that you can’t draw the vapor out. This enables you to hold the device in your mouth or hand comfortably and suck on it from time to time without continuously vaping.

Each vaping technique comes with its own benefits. Try all of them and see which one you enjoy the most! Share your favorite vaping techniques with us in the comment section below.

The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.

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  • Terrie Saunders Davis

    This is a good informative article. I’ve been vaping since May 10, 2012 and am having a small problem getting the ‘right’ amount of cloud vapor. By making the resistance lower, I could have a better cloud – or by trying a different style, I could get the results I want. A former smoker, without a satisfying cloud I felt incomplete. I’ve noticed that my current tank doesn’t give a good cloud when filled completely. It has to be 3/4 filled to get the amount of cloud I want…although I’m still lost as to why. Perhaps someone could help me with this info? I take a deep draw, straight into my lungs. Why the change with this tank??? I’ve recently exchanged tanks but never had this problem before now. But I’m tobacco free!!

    • Jessica Wyland

      We would love to help! What type of tank are you using?