Vape pens are all the rage with users of cannabis and CBD, but if you’re new to vaping it might be confusing with so many options to choose from. We’re going to talk about push button vape pens, what hey and how they work, and we’ll mention an alternative too. Let’s begin with a short description of the components involved and how they work together.
How a Vape Pen Works
The standard vape pen is so called because most of the early models were shaped like a pen: long, slim and cylindrical. This is still the case with many models, but other designs have come on to the market. The name stuck simply because it is widely used. So, whatever shape you choose, you will be buying an item that has a hard outer casing – in metal or other materials – and contains various other bits and pieces.
One of the main elements is a durable vape pen battery that will be rechargeable by way of a USB input. The battery is there to heat an item known as a coil or atomizer. The atomizer can be made of various materials, and in turn heats a reservoir or compartment in which the substance to be vaped is stored. At a set temperature the CBD or cannabis atomizes, creating a cloud of vapour which is inhaled through the mouthpiece.
In a simple vape pen the process is begun by pushing the button a specified number of times. The sets the battery to work and in a few seconds, you have a vape cloud ready to inhale. In some models the process is activated simply by taking a draw, but push-button models are more popular.
The electronics that control the process are relatively simple, and there will be an LED on the case that tells you when everything is ready to go. Push button vape pens come in two main types: disposable and reusable. The former are pre-filled with e-liquid that will provide hundreds of hits. The latter you fill and refill with your chosen substance. If you are considering vaping, we recommend you perhaps try a disposable pen first, in case you find it’s not for you.
If you are set on buying a vape pen for continued use, there is one sophistication that we suggest you look out for.
All vape pens are easy to use and most come with a pre-set temperature. However, it’s worth checking out models that involve a variable voltage battery. This is usually selected in increments of very small differences, but it can make a large difference to your enjoyment.
If you are vaping cannabis, for example, the temperature at which the substance is atomized can alter the strength and taste quite considerably. Where one user wants a smooth hit, another may want one that is more natural and joint-like. Adjusting the temperature to your own personal taste is an advantage of this type of vape pen. You will pay a little more for a better model but if you are sure about vaping it may be worth your while.
It’s worth remembering that vaping is safer than smoking and not just for the user. Passive smoking – inhaling smoke created by another person’s cigarette – is a health risk that is not present with vaping. As the vape cloud does not involve burning there is no evidence that vaping harms those in the vicinity of the user. However, it is polite to ask those around you if they mind if you wish to vape in company. We hope we’ve helped you understand the mechanics of a vape pen, so enjoy searching for the best one for you.