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  • by Nicola Boulton September 01, 2022 5 min read


    A vape pen is an electronic device that heats an e-liquid containing nicotine or other ingredients. Vape pens have become more popular recently, especially among younger adults. This article will explain more about vape pens and how to get the most out of your vape pen.

    Vape pens, also called e-cigarettes, can seem difficult to understand. There are so many different terms, models, and accessories that beginners may not explicitly understand where they need to start. Furthermore, some of the components of a vape pen may differ depending on your preferred type of vape pen. Most vape pens use a battery to store charge, a tank to store the e-liquid, and a mouthpiece that delivers the vapor into your mouth. Open System vape pens may also have bigger batteries and heating mechanics than Closed System ones. Closed systems will sometimes use a cartridge to cater to the e-liquid. Vaping is cheaper and safer than cigarettes since the e-liquid isn't burned.


    How do vape pens work?

    As mentioned, vape pens are battery-powered devices that convert e-liquids into vapor. The most common e-liquids used in vape pens include nicotine, CBD, and THC oil.

    The battery in the vape pen stores an electric charge while the atomizer heats the molecules inside the e-liquid. The vape tank stores the e-liquid, and the mouthpiece facilitates the movement of vapor from the tank to the mouth.

    Vape pens can be classified as refillable or disposable. According to Mendelsohn et al. (2022), refillable vape pens can be used consistently and are rechargeable once the battery is depleted. Furthermore, the vape tank can easily be refilled once the e-liquid runs out. On the other hand, disposable vape pens are used once or a few more times before they are depleted and discarded. Their batteries cannot be recharged once they are depleted. According to Kecojevic et al. (2020), vape pens are popular because they are small, light, and discreet, making them more convenient. They are also widely available and affordable and have a higher bioavailability because the e-liquid does not have to be gut processed.

    Peruzzi et al. (2020) suggested that vapers should regulate how frequently they inhale nicotine because it may increase blood pressure and heart rate and cause various heart-related conditions. According to Gay et al. (2017), excessive vaping may also result in lung-induced injuries

    How To Get the Most Out of My Vape

    Some of the ways to get the most out of the vape pen include;

    Carefully Reading the Instructions

    To ensure that you are using your vape pen properly and pairing it with the right cartridges, you must read your vape pen's manual. Although it's common for most people to ignore a product's manual, reading the manual for your vape pen could save you money in the long run. Doing so will ensure that you are using the right products and can help you use the right techniques to enhance efficiency. Furthermore, knowing how your equipment works and how to handle it correctly reduces damage risks.

    Using The Right Equipment

    Consumers often prefer purchasing cheaper equipment to save money. However, cheap is sometimes expensive, and it is important always to ensure you get value for your money. Ensure you always use the right equipment for your vape pen. Vape pens and oil cartridges have different features, designs, coils, and power levels. Therefore, not every vape pen and the cartridge will work well together. Even if a cartridge not designed for your vape pen seems to fit and work, you may unknowingly waste the product. For instance, too much power could burn the oil, leading to you wasting the e-liquid. It could also result in burnt vape oil with an unpleasant taste. To ensure that you get the most out of your vape pens, it is critical that you only use the right products specifically made to work with your vape pen.

    Check for the possibility of leaks

    If it seems you are suddenly consuming more oil than usual, you should consider checking your cartridges and vape pen for leaks, as this could explain the sudden wastage of vape oil. Furthermore, if you notice a leak in your cartridges or pen, you should return it to where you purchased it and ask for a replacement. If a cartridge was the source of the leak, make sure that you clean your vape pen thoroughly. The oil could dry on your pen and cause severe damage to its components if you wait too long, costing you way too much.

    Check on the possibility of cartridges being Empty

    Take good care of your vape pens and cartridges to guarantee their longevity. If you aren't getting the effects you want to experience from the vape pen, ensure you check whether the cartridge contains any e-liquid. Even if a cartridge looks empty, there may be more oil trapped in there that you can't see, or there may even be oil that has hardened at the bottom or along the sides of the cartridge. Fortunately, you may be able to get this residual oil out.

    If it is possible to do so, unscrew or carefully open the top of your empty cartridges. If there seems to be residual liquid, turn the cartridge upside down over a shot glass and allow it to pour out. Furthermore, if you notice hardened oil deposits along the bottom or sides of the cartridges, you can use a toothpick to get them out. Whatever you recover from your empty cartridges can then be dabbed into a pipe or onto a blunt paper. This can help you get your money's worth out of each cartridge.

    Consider The Altitude

    Higher altitudes may be one of the main reasons that cause poor performance of the vape pens. However, most people who use vape pens may be unaware of this cause. Traveling to higher altitude places causes an increase in air pressure, which can force air into your vape device. This can ultimately lead to leaks that may affect the vape pen's efficacy.

    Fortunately, there are higher quality tanks available that are made to adapt to changes in altitude. For those in higher altitude areas or those who may want to travel to such areas, consider investing in a high-quality vape pen that can handle these conditions. You will be surprised by how much longer higher-quality cartridges can last.


    You must consider the product's quality to get the most out of your vape pen. If you have been vaping for a while, you might wonder how to produce bigger vape clouds. You have probably seen that some people can blow enormous vapor clouds, while your vapor puffs carry a greater resemblance to the swirls from a cup of steamy coffee. Fortunately, blowing vape clouds relies on two ducts, and you have to take care of your pen, check the altitude, and check for leaks. The safer you store and properly use your pen, the longer it will serve you.


    Peruzzi, M., Biondi-Zoccai, G., Carnevale, R., Cavarretta, E., Frati, G., & Versaci, F. (2020). Vaping cardiovascular health risks: an updated umbrella review. Current emergency and hospital medicine reports, 8(3), 103-109.

    Gay, B., Field, Z., Patel, S., Alvarez, R. M., Nasser, W., Madruga, M., & Carlan, S. J. (2020). Vaping-induced lung injury: A case of lipoid pneumonia associated with E-cigarettes containing cannabis. Case reports in pulmonology, 2020.

    Mendelsohn, C. P., & Beaumont, C. (2022). An update on vaping and nicotine prescribing. Australian Journal of General Practice, 51(7), 501-507.

    Kecojevic, A., Basch, C., Smith, S., & Obssuth, D. (2020, October). A content analysis of the most popular vaping blogs. In APHA's 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Meeting and Expo (Oct. 24-28). APHA.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton

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