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by Ben Luong June 15, 2018

Top 5 Vaping Trends In 2018

 Top Five Vaping Trends in 2018

Are you new to the vaping scene? Or maybe you're a pro that has vaped since day one. Either way, you'll want to keep up with the latest vaping trends of 2018. Here are five of the trends that are sure to grow in popularity throughout the year.

1. Nicotine Salts

One of biggest vaping trends occurring in 2018 that is catching a lot of steam is Nicotine Salts Vape. Nicotine salts are different than conventional “freebase” nicotine we are used to due to the difference in extraction process. Conventional nicotine that has been around since vaping first started gets its nicotine by using ammonia to separate the nicotine from the salts in tobacco leaves. Nicotine Salts on the other hand does not use chemicals or additives to extract the nicotine, instead the juice manufactures take the natural occurring salts from the tobacco leaf and use that in their ejuices.

Due to the rising popularity of Nicotine Salts, big companies like Smok, Sourin, MLV, and JUUL are creating many variations of salt nic devices that are compact and easy to use. Also on the for vape juice companies like NKD 100 already released a full nicotine salt eliquid line, Naked 100 Ejuice created a new collection from there original collection. Salt Nicotine now provides smokers with the desire to kick the habit a better alternative. Not only does Nicotine Salts vape juices and its devices provide and identical experience and throat hit to actual cigarettes, they are compact, easy to use, and most of all an healthier alternative.

 

2. Affordable Regulated Mods

Over the years, we've seen more and more regulated mods appear on the market and until recently regulated devices leaned more on the expensive end of the spectrum due to the lack of manufacturers, thus vapers were limited to only a handful of companies. Mods are now becoming more affordable, easier to produce, and more extreme. As more vapers are getting familiar with regulated vaping devices it has become the preferred e-cigarette device of choice and competition has grown to produce devices that suits everyone’s needs bringing you great companies like Smoktech, Aspire, Vaporesso, and much more. These mods vary in size, shape, and power while adding a plethora of extra features, such as safety features, memory settings, temperature control and much more.

 

3. Ultra-Portable Vape Devices

The vaping community is consistently growing and thus more and more people are being exposed to vaping and what this community offers. As vapers we rode the trends from mechanical mods to high wattage and high powered devices to the point where we now want something that is easy to use, compact, and delivers nicotine. Because of this it has led to a new wave of devices being produced that caters specifically to that consumer base.

As vapers through all the phases of cloud-chasing and vaping at 100 plug wattage we have realized that “hey, I just want my nicotine.” In turn we are now getting great devices that use pod systems that are about the size of a pen and inhale activated firing mechanisms such as the JUUL, Phix, and Smok Infinix that uses Nicotine Salts mentioned in paragraph 1.

 

4. Higher VG Ratios

This trend is closely related to the first. In the past, most juices were created with a ratio of 50 percent VG and 50 percent PG. An e-juice with a higher VG was primarily targeted at tricksters and cloud chasers because more VG would result in a thicker cloud. Now it seems as the new standard in VG/PG ratio is 70/30 with many companies offering Max VG juices.

This is partially due to the previous trend mentioned. More people are learning the joys of blowing huge, thick clouds when they vape. However, the VG also impacts the flavor and feel of the vape. It produces an overall smoother experience that is lighter on the throat, with the only downside being that because the e-liquid is now thicker it will take longer to wick if you are using a tank and if you are not careful or chain vape dry hits might be a issue.

 

5. Lower Nicotine Levels

As vaping is becoming more and more of a norm rather than a phenomenon people are vaping more through the years thus vapers desired nicotine strengths are lowering. When vaping first took off around 2014 we were seeing juice companies manufacture juice with nicotine levels of 24mg and 32mg, 3mg wasn’t even an option then. It was 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, 24mg, and 32mg.

Now as vapes are being used more and consistently, we are seeing vapers lowering their nicotine levels. After all the main goal of vaping is to kick the habit of smoking cigarettes and nicotine dependence and this is living proof that vaping is working! Now it is even rare to see juice companies produce E-liquids over 6mg due to the fact that vapers are evolving and vaping is a better alternative to smoking.

Ben Luong
Ben Luong


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