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What should I look for when buying a vape?Updated a year ago

Buying a new vape or looking to upgrade an existing device? Here’s what to look for!


Pod systems have been proven to be the most style of device to quit smoking. There are two types of pod systems - closed pod and open pod systems. Closed pod systems are pre-filled and take all the hassle and mess out of vaping, simply insert a pre-filled pod and vape away! Open pod systems are similar to closed pod systems except the pods are completely refillable with a flavour of your choice. 

Closed Pod Systems:

  • Ease of use - These devices couldn’t possibly get easier to use! Simply pop in a pod flavour of your choice and vape away! There is no need to mess around with e-liquid or coils. 
  • Battery life - Because these devices typically don’t use much power, the battery life on them can last anywhere between 1-2 days per charge. 
  • Accessibility  - Closed pod systems such as the alt. can be found in many places where cigarettes are sold therefore making it easy to access at all times of the day. 

Open Pod Systems:

  • Flavour of your choice - Open pod systems allow the user to dictate what flavour and nicotine strength go into the device. 
  • Lowering nicotine usage - The open pod systems are a great way of lowering your nicotine intake because it allows the user to choose a lower strength e-liquid if they choose to.  
  • Refillable - Open pod systems are completely refillable which means the pod is reusable until it’s time to replace the pod. 


Vape pens are an excellent choice for new vapers looking to kick their smoking habit and transition into a healthier option for giving up cigarettes. They are thin pen style systems that simulate the same feeling you get from cigarettes and provide a similar vapour production unlike box mods. Below is a list of pros for Vape Pens:

  • Shape - Vape pens generally come in a compact and thin cylindrical shape which often helps users transition from traditional cigarettes as it mimics the appearance of a cigarette. 
  • Cigarette like vapour production - These devices do not produce copious amounts of vapor unlike the box mods, they simply put out the same amount of vapor as a cigarette would put in smoke. This makes it ideal for new vapers and ex-smokers. 
  • Mouthpiece - One of the key advantages to having a pen style vape device would be something as simple as the mouthpiece. Some devices have a cylindrical mouthpiece that has similar dimensions to a cigarette butt to help bring that same feeling you get from puffing on a traditional cigarette. 


A box mod is a type of device that is a bit more advanced than it’s other vape device counterparts as they have adjustable wattage, temperature control, removable batteries and a regulated chipset that provides safety features to prevent electrical shorts or low battery protection. Below is a list of pros for buying a box mod:

  • Longer battery life - Most box mods accept one, two or three removable batteries which means that you’re able to get more battery power and longer battery life. This also means that you’re able to carry with you spare batteries so you can switch on the go! 
  • Better vapour production - One major advantage to having a box mod is having the option of higher wattage which means more clouds! This is perfect for the cloud chasers or vape enthusiasts looking to dictate the vapor production on their device. 
  • Control - The box mods that are newer or only a few years old come with sophisticated built-in circuit boards that allow the user to control their wattage, temperature, manage a number of different settings (theme, puff counter, etc)  in order to get the perfect vapour production the user wishes to choose. 

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