In this day and age, it is essential to be involved in your child’s life. Terms like “saucing” or differences between vaporizers may be foreign to you, but these are common phrases and information to your teenage offspring. Especially in the USA, it is reported that fewer teenagers are smoking old-fashioned cigarettes while the majority are opting to vape instead. The growing trend of electronic cigarettes is something that many parents are already aware of. You will have either heard your child talk about trying it or they have heard about it from their peers.
Regardless of what you have heard, here is what you need to know about the different vaping devices.
What Are Electronic Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes, also known as vapes, e-hookahs, e-cigs, mods, or Juuls are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) which contain an e-liquid and are operated by batteries.
The ingredients contained in the e-juice are generally recognised as safe. The e-juice, which is available on electronic cigarette store, comes in different flavors, while the e-cigs similarly come in many different designs.
Type of E-Cigs
Similar to smartphones, e-cigarettes are categorized according to the generation of ENDS.
In the first generation of this product, we have a cig-a-like that resembles a classic cigarette. It is disposable and still offers a rechargeable alternative. The cost is fair, and they rank as the least expensive option, with a shorter battery life than the next generations.
The second generation of e-cigs is known as vaporizer pens or mid-sized e-hookahs. These devices come in various sizes, are slim and pen-like, and come in a rechargeable or disposable forms. They also offer refillable e-liquid.
The latest generation, or the third generation, device is a vape MOD; this type of e-cig is usually inclusive of some personal modifications and comes in a large shape and design. It can typically supply more nicotine than previous generations. Apart from having a rechargeable battery, the device offers a battery with a larger capacity, with an option of replacing.
Also, in the third generation, we have an electronic hookah, which is an electronic version of a hookah head and bowl.
Can an E-Cigarette Be Used for Marijuana?
Indeed. Officials say that e-cigs can be used to vape marijuana, which is referred to as a dry herb by e-cigarette companies. If a teenager uses e-cigarettes for cannabis, the best alternative for the nicotine solution is hash oil.
Whether it’s marijuana or e-liquid, the fact remains that electronic cigarettes are a trend that seems unlikely to stop anytime soon. Apart from the aspect of being considered cool, teenagers are often attracted by the various e-liquid flavors that are readily available.
Another factor that fascinates teens is the ability to perform various smoke tricks – all with fascinating names like “The Waterfall,” “Os,” “The Tornado,” and “Dragon,” to name a few.
The curiosity in teens to learn all these things is further motivated by the availability of YouTubers who have personalized their channels to focus on e-cigarette content, with plenty of tutorial videos for everything you need to know about vaping.