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Vaping is new and might be healthier than regular cigarettes, but how do you choose the best vape products for you?

A New Alternative

As a long-time smoker, it’s becoming more difficult to enjoy a cigarette wherever and whenever I want as more places are banning them every day.

I’ve been looking for an alternative that will allow me to get the full enjoyment that traditional cigs offer but without the health risks and dangers that are inherent to them.

You do know that cigarettes are bad for your health? (I’m talking to you pack a day smokers)…But is vaping safe? And can they help you quit smoking?

The truth is, most vape products are safe, but not all of them are created equal.

What is Vaping?

Vaping (or e-cigs, ecigs, vape pens, vape mods) are devices that are used to vape juices and they don’t contain any tobacco,.

What these vape products do contain is liquid nicotine. The nicotine solution is heated up with a battery or heating element and this process produces a vapor that you inhale just like a regular cigarette.

So it’s liquid nicotine + battery = vaping

And the really cool part about vape is the vapor doesn’t have any odor so you can smoke them anytime, anywhere! Well almost.

Why should I even try vapor? Are they safer and healthier than traditional cigarettes?

Vaping and ecigs are the next big thing because, not only are they tasty and fun, they offer a safer alternative to smoking.

In fact, lots of tobacco researchers are working tirelessly to prove that vaping is much safer than traditional cigarettes and super helpful in quitting tobacco use. What’s more, one study shows 31 percent of ecig users quit smoking within six months of switching over.

But don’t take my word for it, here’s a doctor…

Dr. Michael Siegel, a researcher at the Boston University School of Public Health, states:

“The FDA’s laboratory findings actually indicate that Vaping are much, much safer than conventional cigarettes.” The question you might be asking is: why are they safer? For one, Dr. Siegel points out that while “tobacco contains about 5,000 known chemicals, with as many as 100,000 more that haven’t yet been identified, E-cigarettes eliminate many of those ingredients.”


So Ecigs and Vape Products are safer, healthier, and allowed pretty much everywhere. There’s gotta be a catch, right?

I’m a very skeptical person as well, and I guarantee you, there’s no catch. In fact, the electronic cigarette and vaping market is exploding worldwide, and especially in the United States and the UK.

So many people are making the switch to vaping, the big tobacco companies are taking notice. Some big tobacco companies are even getting into the vaping game.

As an expert vaper testing and using everything from starter kits to mech mods and tanks to RDA’s, I have learned a lot about vaping and the vape experience over the last 5 years. We test and review some of the best products on the market to help you find some of the highest quality products available today. Ask me about my favorite RDA or tank.

Our 101 Guide Topics To Vaping

Introduction to Vaping

If you are curious about vaping you probably have a lot of questions. In this post we will talk about some facts about vaping and go over some of the most common questions asked by new vapers looking for information. If you have found your way here you are either a new vaper looking for information on vape devices and tutorials, or you are someone who is looking to make the switch to vaping and want a little more information about it before making the decision to switch.


Vaping vs Tobacco

For years we have been told by the medical establishment that smoking causes cancer and heart disease. You may even know someone who struggles with COPD, emphysema or other breathing disorder caused by years of smoking tobacco cigarettes. We know for a fact that smoking is not healthy, it turns your lungs black and causes a host of other ailments such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and it one habit that is hard to break for a large portion of the population.


History of Vaping
Vaping, or the act of inhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette, has become a popular alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Vaping advocates say that while vaping hasn’t been  proven to be 100% safe, it is less harmful than cigarettes and other tobacco products. Countries like Canada, New Zealand, and Scotland have adopted vaping policies and encourage the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping over smoking.



Safety in Vaping
Vaping is a great alternative to using tobacco, but many people are concerned about the safety of it. The news headlines of “exploding vape pens” have swayed many would-be vapers away from using them. Vaping is very safe when done properly and if you exercise the proper care of devices and things like batteries, then you never have to worry about things happening.



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Types of Vaping Products

For the person who is looking to make the switch to vaping, the many products and accessories that go with them can be overwhelming to someone trying to figure out what type of equipment to buy. Below are some of the different vapor products and the type of vaper they are the most appropriate for. Someone just starting out will benefit most from something economical and easy to use. After you’ve been vaping a while you may decide to upgrade to something else on this list that will better suit your needs down the road.


Vaping Myths vs Facts

What to Look For


Big battery, tanks size and sub-ohm coils

For the frequent vaper those things might be long battery life, a good size e-liquid tank and the ability to use  sub-ohm coils. Battery life is determined by the milliamp hours. Someone who vapes frequently will want a battery of at least 1,200 mah and a tank of 3 mils or more.


1-Button Functionality

1-button functionality is ideal but not mandatory. That said, 1-button makes for a sleek and easy to use Vape Pen. Moreover, it’s “less to break”, meaning your Vape Pen is less complicated and now so is your life :).


2 Mil Tank

A 2 mil tank might be a little small for frequent vapers but may be just right for someone who vapes less frequently. The choice comes down to preference and function. What may be a drawback for one might not be for another, it’s all subjective.

What to Avoid


Cig-a-like Devices & Stick Batteries

Avoid cig-a-like devices (aka stick batteries). They do not have enough power to make a satisfying vape. These are the little 510 battery and cartomizers you find at gas stations and convenience stores that resemble traditional cigarettes. In short, you won’t be satisfied with the “puff”.


Don't Buy E-Juice at a Convenience Store

Save your money and go to your local vape shop or buy from an online retailer. Always buy your e-liquids, tanks and devices through a reputable vendor because if something goes wrong you have a better chance of getting the item replaced or a refund.


Buy More Than 1 Device

Backups are good. Why? If one breaks, then you have a backup to keep prevent you falling back into old habits. Moreover, if you order online, you may not something to vape in the meanwhile.

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At License to Vape, we employ a comprehensive evaluation system to analyze and measure the full value of products, by looking at the ingredients, clinical studies, safety, projected effectiveness, return policies, and overall customer satisfaction. This method is known as the License to Vape Ranking System.

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