Vaporizers, also known as vapes or sometimes as e-cigarettes, have never been more popular. While these devices were experimented with throughout the late 20th century, they only began picking up steam after the turn of the century.
Loosening of marijuana restrictions, together with a heightened knowledge of the health risks associated with smoking, have contributed to vaporizers gaining mainstream appeal.
As they gain popularity, there are a growing amount of vaporizer types, accessories and brands available. Pre-filled vape pens, vape box mods, desktop vaporizers, Glass bongs and e-cigarettes designed to mimic normal cigarettes are just some of the products out there.
When taking a pull from a vape, it's easy to take the complex system for granted. Even the simplest vaporizers are fine-tuned machines made of multiple components working in perfect harmony. Next time you’re vaping, reflect on the decades of design and experimentation that went into the creation of your device of choice.
Different Parts of a Vaporizer
A vaporizer is made up of four main components – a battery, an atomizer, a mouthpiece and e-liquid. These parts work together to provide you with the vaping experience that we all know and love.
The battery is used to provide the vaporizer with the power it needs to function. Some models of vape have rechargeable batteries that charge like other electronic devices, while others are not rechargeable.
The atomizer stores a coil which heats up to convert e-liquid into vapor. This is perhaps the most important part of a vaporizer, however without the other components it will not be able to function.
E-liquid or e-juice is the liquid which is heated to produce a vapor. This solution commonly has additives such as flavorings, nicotine or marijuana added to it. Depending on what type of vape you are using, some will come pre-filled while with others an e-liquid will have to be purchased separately and manually filled.
A mouthpiece is the part of a vaporizer you place your mouth around when inhaling. These can come in different shapes and sizes. When you inhale from the mouthpiece, most vaporizers will automatically turn on and generate vapor.
While vaporizers are amazing devices on their own, there are a range of accessories available to enhance your vaping experience. These vary from swappable parts and replacements like different mouthpieces, to specially designed grips and cases. A wide variety of different e-juice flavors are also available.
Turn A Greener Leaf
At A Greener Leaf, we’re passionate about all things marijuana, and naturally this extends to vapes. If you’ve never tried vaping weed, it's definitely something you ought to try. If you have any burning questions about marijuana or vaporizers, get in touch with our team today.