How to make more vapor with your e-cigarette?

To produce a large amount of vapor with your e-cigarette, it must be equipped with a sub-ohm clearomizer, in which the resistance is less than 1 ohm, and the e-liquid used must contain a level of vegetable glycerin greater than or equal at 50%. It is then necessary to adopt the Direct-To-Lung method, which consists of inhaling steam directly with the lungs. Please note that this technique requires respecting certain precautionary and safety principles.

Good weather conditions

It might sound strange, but the first point to consider when vaping and trying to produce more vapor is the weather conditions in your location. Because propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin capture water molecules and your atomizer then vaporizes them in fine droplets, your e-cigarette will not make the same amount of vapor if you are in the middle of the desert or in the high mountains in the weather. rain. Humidity, that is, the amount of water contained in the air, will have a major influence on the production of steam. The drier the air, the less steam you produce. To produce more steam, winter is preferable!

How to vape

The second point to consider if you want to produce more vapor with your e-cigarette is the way you are going to vape. As we explain in your article on how to vape, if you hold the vapor in your lungs longer when inhaling, you will exhale less vapor. This is due to the lifespan of the vapor in the air. As such, it is advisable to blow off the vapor fairly quickly after each puff.

The way you inhale will also play a major role in producing more vapor. A distinction is made in vaping between two types of inhalation: direct lung inhalation (DL) or mouth-to-lung inhalation (MTL). This last inhalation technique is the most widespread and is equivalent to the standard technique used by most smokers when they pull on their cigarette; the mouth inhales, then the lungs take over. Direct inhalation to the lungs, on the other hand, uses the lungs from the start of inhalation (just like the air you breathe). This technique considerably increases the volume of inhaled air, and therefore the quantity of vapor that you will be able to store in the lungs.

For comparison, a standard puff using the Method-To-Lung method will produce between 60 and 80 ml of vapor, compared to 1000 to 1500 ml with the Direct-To-Lung method. As such, this technique, popular with cloud chasers (see below), consumes 4 to 5 times more e-liquid than a standard puff, naturally resulting in a greater quantity of expired vapor. However, it is important to note that a higher consumption of e-liquid also equates to a higher exposure to the toxins potentially contained in the e-cigarette vapor (such as aldehydes), even though the levels of these substances are considerably lower than those found in conventional cigarette smoke. .

Another method of vaping is to use the “double puff” technique, that is, having two puffs one after the other to make up the volume of vapor inhaled. The first puff can be used to preheat the resistance coil to reach a temperature perceived as optimal.

Get the right settings on your e-cigarette

Another important point to consider when looking to produce more vapor with your e-cigarette is the settings of the device. Most of the Mods currently available on the market offer customizable configurations, which the user can adjust according to their needs. The most relevant settings in steam production are power (calculated in Watts) and voltage (calculated in Volts). Variable Wattage Mods allow you to automatically adjust the voltage according to the resistance coil installed in the atomizer of the electronic cigarette, so we are going to take a closer look at this value.

If your coil resistance does not heat adequately, the e-liquid soaked in the wicks of your atomizer will not vaporize properly and the vapor will therefore be reduced. On the other hand, if your resistance overheats, the vaporization will be done correctly, but with the risk of an abnormal production of toxins resulting from the thermal degradation of your wick, which will no longer contain enough e-liquid to cool it (see our note on the term dry hit in the glossary). In this way, you have to find the right balance so that the coil resistance heats the e-liquid with the right inertia and the right temperature.

Simply put, the resistances installed in general purpose atomizers are between 0.5 and 1 Ohm. A power setting between 10 and 30 Watts would be perfectly sufficient to generate a satisfactory vapor if the wick of your coil resistance is fed with the right amount of e-liquid. This last point is very important: always make sure that your atomizer contains an adequate level of e-liquid. If you detect any abnormal or burnt taste or a hint of bitterness in the vapor, immediately stop vaping and check your settings and the e-liquid supply level of your atomizer.

Vegetable glycerin content in the e-liquid

The composition of the e-liquid also plays a role in the production of vapor and in particular in the content of vegetable glycerin. As this substance is different in nature from propylene glycol and more viscous, it helps to create a thicker vapor. However, vegetable glycerin does not impart flavors as well as propylene glycol and has a higher boiling point (255 ° C) than propylene glycol (188 ° C). This is the reason why e-liquids with a high content of vegetable glycerin (called Full VG) are popular with cloud chasers, vapers looking for the biggest clouds of vapor possible. The practice, which has gained considerable popularity on social networks like Instagram, has even given rise to contests held in some e-cigarette fairs. Cloud hunting is frequently mentioned alongside another more artistic practice, that of cloud towers, or the art of making vapor rings and other figures of speech that also require considerable vapor production.

Vaping equipment

As seen above, the settings of your device will largely determine its ability to generate more steam, but you also need the right equipment. While there is a clear marketing trend towards ever increasing vapor production, not all electronic cigarettes will allow you to produce thick vapor. This is particularly the case with cigalikes, mini e-cigarettes in the shape of traditional tobacco cigarettes, or first and second generation eGo models having the shape and general proportions of a pen. To make more vapor, it will be necessary to opt for Mods which allow different settings, and for powerful atomizers allowing an optimal hydration of the wick accompanying the coil resistance.

The essentials in terms of hydration of the wicks are the drippers. These reconstructable atomizers allow you to make your own coils, and also to pour the e-liquid directly on the wicks without counting on the venturi effect conventionally used in atomizers and the wick properties of the wick to feed the resistance. However, after a few puffs, the vapoteur equipped with a dripper will have to pour more e-liquid on the wicks by removing the top cap sealing the atomization chamber.

The rebuildable atomizers equipped with tanks will also allow you to build your own resistors and to select a resistance wire and a wick whose properties will have a major influence on the production of vapor. As a general rule, the lower the resistance, the faster the heating rate. Likewise, the larger its surface, the greater the quantity of e-liquid that can be heated. For example, some rebuildable atomizers allow you to mount two or more resistors, thus increasing the vapor production capacity of the atomizer.


Now you know it all, or just about it all. Keep in mind that more vapor comes with more e-liquid consumption. Vapers looking to produce as much vapor as possible usually reduce the nicotine content in e-liquids, as they can sometimes be too irritating if the vapor volumes increase too much. Nicotine, at doses administered by the vapoteur or the smoker, does not present a major health risk. If you reduce the amount but increase the volume of e-liquid consumed per day, you unnecessarily expose yourself to the production of toxins naturally present in the vapor (or generated abnormally depending on the conditions).

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