What is Vaping? A Comprehensive Guide

October 19, 2017

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The vaping industry has received a lot of attention in recent years. Aside from the tremendous growth the industry has experienced, it has also sparked a huge discussion among health professionals and government agencies.

There are more than 10 million people who vape in America, and more than two million of those people have kicked their cigarette habit. It comes as no surprise, then, that Ruthless Vapor has gained a large following, as smokers are looking for a safer alternative.

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So what is “vaping?”

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by a vaporizer or an e-cigarette.

Great. So what does that mean?

A vaporizer is an electronic device (a mod, a pen) that is used to vaporize an e-liquid. Inside your device, an atomizer or cartomizer heats the e-liquid, transforming it into a vapor that the user inhales.

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What is an “e-liquid?”

An e-liquid, or an e-juice, is the primary material used in vaporizers. Ruthless e-juice is manufactured in house in our GMP Certified Facility and State of the Art Clean Room. We also produce e-juice for over 30 other brands in the industry. What that means is that Ruthless Vapor is dedicated to creating the best e-liquid combinations with the finest ingredients.

What’s in an E-Juice?

Propylene Glycol (PG) is an FDA-approved solvent, and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm, soy, or coconut oil. Both are used as a base for creating e-juices. These compounds are found in common household items and processed foods. PG is a viscous liquid that holds flavoring well. VG is a thicker liquid that produces clouds on the exhale.

Flavoring is added to create the delicious blends in e-juices. Ruthless e-juice uses top ingredients for its flavorings. Common types of flavors include fruity, creamy, menthol, and tobacco.

Lastly, e-juice may or may not contain nicotine. Nicotine levels vary, but standard levels are: 0MG (no nicotine), 3MG, and 6MG. Nicotine levels are displayed on each bottle, and preference varies from user to user.

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Vaping vs. Smoking

The first thing to note is that unlike smoking cigarettes, vaping doesn’t involve combustion, and therefore doesn’t cause the same physical harms. Combustion leads to thousands of chemicals being inhaled, many of which are carcinogenic. Vaping, however, doesn’t do this.

According to a literature review by Dr. Dominic L. Palazzolo from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, “puff-for-puff, the amount of nicotine finding its way into the blood stream from vaping an e-cigarette has been shown to be less than what you would expect from smoking a conventional cigarette with comparable nicotine content.”

E-Cigarettes vs. Vape Mods

E-Cigarettes are small, often the size of a pen, and mimic the look of traditional cigarettes. These vape pens usually come with pre-filled cartridges. They are a great option for users that have recently quit smoking, as they provide a similar sensation to cigarettes and provide a similar throat hit. They’re also pretty reasonably priced.

If you’re looking for more control over your vaping experience, a Vape Mod is your best option. Mods vary in price so spend some time researching. Mods allow you to vape various materials, most commonly e-liquids. Users can customize their mod in order to reach their various vaping goals, whether that be hot or cool hits, strong or subtle throat hits, and cloud production.


As vaping has become more and more popular, shops and lounges have popped up everywhere---from New York City to Los Angeles. These shops are usually a positive environment with people willing to help you identify products based on your needs. They also provide a space for groups to meet up, discuss news and events, or just hang out.

Online forums also provide the same sense of community without having to leave where you are. These forums are full of threads that answer questions any beginner might have, and you can find forums in many different languages.

There are also meet-ups and conventions, where thousands of vape enthusiasts and vendors come together to share information, new products, and other fun activities. Electronic Cigarette Convention (ECC) is a large annual vape convention that takes place in California. Ruthless Vapor  participated this year, and it was a blast.

Pop Culture

With growing popularity, vaping has become very visible on social media. Youtubers and Instagram users showcase their skills, boasting vape tricks and hefty clouds. These outlets also allow for a dialogue to continue. It’s easy to find relevant information on your favorite vaper’s pages. 


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As time has passed, the vaping movement has turned into a full-blown lifestyle. You can find apparel (like our Ruthless as F*ck t-shirts and hats), stickers, calendars, collector’s items, and more. Many vapers enjoy a fast-paced, “LA Vibe” lifestyle, and embrace the attitude that comes with it. As we say here, “Be Relentless, Stay Ruthless.”




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