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  • by Nicola Boulton September 01, 2022 5 min read

    What Wattage Should You Be Vaping CBD At? 

    There is no specific or standard wattage to vape at. The wattage to vape at is preferred as it is of expertise. Wattage impacts your vaping experience, so you must understand and operate the appropriate gadget.

    Most beginners ask themselves what wattage they should be vaping, especially when trying to wrap their heads around CBD and CBD vaping. However, there is no one-size-fits-all way of vaping. Factors like the device in use, the wattage you are at, the type of vape juice, and the style you are vaping at determine your vaping experience. How you vape is typically an issue of expertise as much as it is of preference. Here is some precise information on wattage and how it impacts the vaping experience.

    Operating the Appropriate Gadget      

    The gadgets used in vaping can be classified into three forms: vape pens, vape mods, and vape pods. Vaping gadgets also come in a range of shapes or sizes, and the sizes are approximately at par with the power of a vape. According to Shiplo et al. (2016), vape pens are quite discreet and convenient because of their small size. On the other hand, pods are a bit thicker and mostly come with heads that are interchangeable to different range strengths. Galstyan, Galimov & Sussman (2019) explained that mods are the heaviest vaping gadgets in the market, comprising mainly a large battery. It is preferable for people aiming to achieve more vapor and larger clouds with an expanded throat hit that improves the natural flavor. Mods differ from pens and pods as they comprise modifiable wattage levels to make up a control panel. When you modify the wattage, the coil heats the vape juice at a certain temperature, allowing the user to experience different modes. Mods are suitable for those looking for overly customized vaping experiences.

    How Wattage Affects the Vaping Experience      

    According to Choi et al. (2021), the basic heating component of vape mods is the tank coil which utilizes electricity to turn the vape juice into vapor. This regulates the temperature you vape, sequentially affecting the throat hit, vapor production, and flavor. The coil utilizes a particular volume of electricity during vaporization, with the intensity adjusted by the coil's resistance. This means that the mode will need the lesser the resistance, the more wattage. You must understand that there is no good or bad wattage; the deal is finding the suitable wattage that will suit you through trial and error to experience different ordeals. It will take time to wrap around the wattage that will suit you right.

    Wattage and Flavor  

    Vape juice comes in a variety of flavors to suit different tastes. It would be best if you typically had more wattage to get the most out of powerful different flavors. With natural fruity flavors, the wattage required is rather less. Methanol flavors also need little wattage to enjoy the full effects. Customizing your wattage sanctions you to improve the vape juice flavors to make the most out of it. Be keen on your gadget's highest and lowest wattage range to understand its functions for easy navigation. Zelinkova & Wenzl (2020) explained that you should consider vaping within the recommended wattage range.

    Wattage and Vapor Creation               

    The highest wattage gadget corresponds to the strength of the coil, which is essential to do the smoke tricks with vaping. If you are looking for nice little clouds, lowering the wattage is a suitable option. Keep in mind that vaping at high wattage means using too much vape liquid; therefore, if you want to be conservative with your vape liquid, you might want to consider using very low wattage.

    Wattage and Throat Hit

    For a powerful throat hit, consider high wattage when vaping. These effects are advantageous to post-cigarette smokers looking for a similar feeling. This sensation is also enjoyable to non-smokers. Typically, less wattage delivers a finer vaping experience, and the vape juice you select will have little impact on the effects. Constant vaping at high wattage reduces the battery life of your vape pen. If you are a chronic vaper and aren't so much worried by the power of the throat hit, you might want to consider vaping at a lower wattage. This will come in handy in lengthening the battery life of your vape. Also, consider regular charging of the vape pen.

    Understanding Your Gadget

    As a beginner, vape pens are recommended since they are small and easy to use. Still, if one is aiming for a customized experience, then vape mods will do just fine. However, they involve understanding them before you can enjoy their different mods. Vape mods offer the right to evaluate a range of flavors and vapor at divergent wattages allowing you to decide the wattage that suits you best.

    Coil resistance will differ from one vape mod to the next. Wattage is a matter of preference, but it still has something to do with expertise since you can't go for high wattage as a beginner. However, with a better experience and getting used to it, you can achieve better effects with time. Wattage is also about the capability of your vape – the amount of vape it can take. Again, you don't want to break your vape mod.

    Many people, particularly beginners, get satisfactory effects from vaping at 10 watts. You might feel that watts are not doing it for you, and you can gradually work your way up to 40 or 50 watts. On the other hand, veterans may even vape at 50-70 watts, especially when they want to do tricks with the vape cloud. The important thing to note is that the more the wattage per vape, the shorter your coil and battery life. This is noticeable if your vape has a burnt taste. In this case, you might consider vaping at lower wattage or replacing the vape device.


    There is no standard wattage for anyone to vape at. Wattage is more of preference as it is of expertise. The suitable wattage depends on various factors to determine the desired effects. The type of CBD vape juice will also come into play to determine the wattage. Once you understand the mods of your gadget, then you can evaluate different flavors, vapor, and the throat hit you desire. Determining the wattage which suits you right is not a walk in the park, and it involves a lot of trial and error. It is also important to consider tidiness in cleaning the device to achieve the best results.         


    Choi, H., Lin, Y., Race, E., & Macmurdo, M. G. (2021). Electronic cigarettes and alternative methods of vaping. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 18(2), 191-199.

    Galstyan, E., Galimov, A., & Sussman, S. (2019). Commentary: the emergence of pod mods at vape shops. Evaluation & the health professions, 42(1), 118-124.

    Shiplo, S., Asbridge, M., Leatherdale, S. T., & Hammond, D. (2016). Medical cannabis use in Canada: vapourization and modes of delivery. Harm Reduction Journal, 13(1), 1-10.

    Zelinkova, Z., & Wenzl, T. (2020). Influence of battery power setting on carbonyl emissions from electronic cigarettes. Tobacco induced diseases, 18.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton

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