| Andy Staples
There are many different types of e-cigarette. The most common ones are vape pens, starter kits, pods, sub-ohm kits, and mods.
Vape pens can vary in pretty much all aspects apart from the way they look. They are cylindrical shaped - resembling a pen - and tend to be fairly small and lightweight.
Starter kits tend to be fairly low in power, small and lightweight, and are designed for mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping. MTL vaping is when you inhale the vapour into your mouth first, and then into the lungs, and then exhale - much like you would with a traditional cigarette.
Pod devices also tend to be fairly small, lightweight, and low in power, and are designed for MTL vaping. The difference is that they use a ‘pod’ to hold the e-liquid rather than a regular tank. These pods can be disposable or refillable.
Sub-ohm kits are designed for direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping. DTL vaping is when you inhale the vapour directly into the lungs without inhaling into the mouth first. Sub-ohm kits tend to be bigger and more powerful than starter kits, vape pens, or pods. The main purpose for sub-ohm kits is that they create far bigger vape clouds and more intensified flavours.
Similarly to sub-ohm kits, mods are more chunky and powerful than the other device types. They create larger vape clouds and enhanced flavour, but are not specifically designed for DTL vaping.