FAQs

 Are you new to vaping? Do you have questions that you want some assistance with? Don’t worry—we’re here to help. In this section, we will attempt to answer the most frequent questions we receive from our customers. If your questions are not addressed in this “Learn” Section, feel free to send us an email with your specific question(s) and we will assist you the best way we can.



WHAT’S RIGHT FOR ME?

With so many various electronic cigarette available today, how do you know which one is right for you? To make this determination, you need to begin eliminating certain product categories until you have reached the right group of possibilities that you can select from.

STEP 1: WHAT SIZE OF A DEVICE DO YOU WANT?
The first step in determining the best ecig setup for you is to decide how large or small of a device you are comfortable with. There are pros and cons to each size type. Larger devices, such as Advanced Personal Vaporizers (APVs) tend to offer more features that allow you customize your vaping experience. In addition, larger devices will have changeable batteries and will last longer between charges. That is, the device itself will have a compartment for a battery that you can replace. This is convenient because you can always have a fully charged spare battery available, so when the battery itself dies, you can replace it with the charged one so that you will never be left without your electronic cigarette. The downside, of course, is that it is a larger device to carry around with you on a daily basis.

STEP 2: WHAT TYPE OF FEATURES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Electronic cigarettes range from extremely basic to very advanced. You need to determine what features are important to you in order to ascertain what device to consider. At the most basic level would be some of the basic starter kits, such as the Kanger eSmart or the Kanger Evod Starter Kits. These are very simply batteries and clearomizers that will work well and don’t have any additional features or functions to worry about.

Some devices offer limited options, such as variable voltage capabilities, which allows you to adjust the voltage output of your ecig battery. This is a nice feature, as you can customize how strong of a hit you get out of your ecigarette.

The most advanced setups generally include devices called Advanced Personal Vaporizers (APVs). These are loaded with features that will allow you to customize your overall vaping experience substantially. APVs are generally variable voltage, variable wattage, have ohms meters, puff counters, and are loaded with a host of safety features. Nowadays, there are APVs that are smaller in size than others, such as the Eleaf iStick or the Vaporesso Target Mini.


STEP 3: DO YOU WANT A STARTER KIT OR DO YOU PREFER PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR OWN SET?
Starter kits will provide you with everything you need to begin vaping, except for e-liquid. They will include batteries, clearomizers, replacement atomizer coils, chargers, and wall adapters. There are a plethora of starter kits to choose from, should you decide to go this route.

Building your own device can be beneficial, as you will be able to pick and choose which products to put together. However, if you are just starting out, determining which products work well with one another, the components you need, and how well they fit together could be a daunting task. The basic components you need are batteries, clearomizers, replacement atomizer coils, a charger, wall adapter, and e-liquid. With these components, you will be able to start vaping.

If you need help deciding the best starter kit or to put together your own custom set, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to walk you through the process step-by-step.



WHAT’S THE BEST E-LIQUID FOR ME?

With so many e-liquid lines to choose from, determining which one is best for you can be a truly daunting task. Although the specific flavor for you is a matter of personal preference, there are some general guidelines to adhere to when making your selection.

First and foremost is quality. You want to stay away from e-liquids that are not manufactured in the United States, such as Chinese-made e-liquids. E-liquids that are not wholly made in the United States will tend to be loaded with impurities and artificial ingredients, which can be potentially harmful to you. In addition, you want to make sure that the e-liquid lines you are considering are made to FDA standards, and use pharmaceutical-grade or food-grade ingredients. Vapor Authority only carries USA made e-liquids that meet our extremely high quality standards.

Regarding flavor selection, there are 5 basic e-liquid flavor categories: fruit, tobacco, drink, candy, dessert, and menthol. Of course, there are flavors that combine these categories, but those are the basic ones. The best way to figure out which flavor categories you like is to simply try them out. Purchase numerous small sizes of various e-liquids to try. You will know right away which ones you love and which ones you hate. Once you have a basic understanding of the flavor types you enjoy, keep trying e-liquids within those flavor categories until you have a set of them that you absolutely love.

To determine the nicotine strength to use, it is important to first understand what your current habits are. If you are a cigarette smoker, then you will likely want to select a nicotine strength based on how heavy of a smoker you are. In time, you can gradually reduce the amount of nicotine until you reach zero. If you are currently not a cigarette smoker, it would be best to use 0mg nicotine.



WHAT IS A BOX MOD?
A box MOD is an electronic cigarette device that either contains an internal battery or has housing space for an external battery. They come in two primary forms: regulated and unregulated. Both versions have a square-shaped design, hence the name box MOD.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOX MODS?
There are two basic types of box MODs: regulated and unregulated. The fundamental difference between the two is that mechanical box MODs do not possess any electronic components whatsoever, while regulated ones do. As with all mechanical MODs, the box-shaped versions are void of circuit boards, chips, OLED screens, and the like. When the fire button of a mechanical box MOD is pressed, it physically completes a connection between the battery and the coil thereby activating it.

On the other hand, regulated box MODs, which are generally referred to as simply box MODs, are electronic devices. When the fire button is pressed, the message is relayed through its processor signaling the device power the atomizer coil. Modern box MODs are variable voltage, variable wattage, and loaded with a plethora of advanced features. Most brand name box MODs, such as the Eleaf iStick 50W, the SMOK G-Priv, the Vaporesso Nebula, the Tesla Touch, and the Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3 come standard with features such as OLED screens, variable wattage capability, variable voltage capability, ohms meters, puff counters, and a host of safety features.

IS A BOX MOD RIGHT FOR ME?
Box MODs in general are the current trend within the vaping industry. Their extreme popularity has made many vapers wonder if purchasing one is the correct move for them. The answer to this question is dependent on your personal wants, needs, and preferences.

The first factor in determining if a box MOD is right for you is ascertaining whether you are interested in a mechanical MOD or an electronic one. Mechanical box MODs are generally used with Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers (RDAs), which is an advanced form of vaping. If you don’t have experience with dripping, then no mechanical MOD is right for you—box-shaped or otherwise. However, if you are considering a regulated box MOD, then it is something that should be contemplated.

Another important matter to consider is the shape of the device. Whether you are interested in a regulated or unregulated box MOD, they will all be similarly shaped. It is, therefore, important to consider whether or not this unique design is one that you will be comfortable with. If you are used to the long tube-shaped electronic cigarettes, switching to a box-shaped device will take some getting used to. However, many of the smaller sized box MODs, such as the Eleaf iStick 30W, fits very comfortably in your hand. The majority of box MOD users claim that the shape is substantially more comfortable to hold throughout the day than their cylindrical counterparts.

You must also consider the size of the device you are currently using in an effort to determine whether or not a box MOD is right for you. If you are used to using a compact electronic cigarette then a box MOD may be too large for you. Although smaller versions do exist, such as the Eleaf iStick Mini, they will all be larger in size than a compact device, such as the Kanger eSmart. However, it is worth noting that the quality of vapor and the overall enhanced vaping experience enjoyed by users of regulated box MODs certainly accounts for the difference in size. Although generally considered well worth the larger size, it is still a matter of personal preference.