Vaping is becoming more and more popular, especially as a wider audience is becoming aware of the benefits of using mods as opposed to simple electronic cigarettes. Technology is always advancing and the range of high-powered mods available is growing, so new flavour experiences are always on the horizon for dedicated vapers. Your preferences and requirements may vary, but here are a few of our favourite box mods that are available to buy in 2016.
Note: It’s worth considering that the tank or clearomiser you normally use will affect the wattage you should go for when selecting your mod. A high powered mod can often come with more problems than benefits, as it may burn and damage your coils. Make your choice wisely after considering all the details, including battery life, the type of battery, coil resistance and more.
The iStick is one of the most sleek and sophisticated new box mods available in 2016. It’s extremely compact and very easy to use, making it popular with experienced vapers and new users alike. It works best with some of the smaller tanks on the market.Continue reading
Although there is some debate about the health risks associated with e-cigarettes, they are generally considered a significantly healthier alternative to smoking real cigarettes due to the lack of real smoke, tar and other harmful chemicals. To many people, e-cigarettes are simply a method for smokers to give up the habit. However, since their popularisation, e-cigarettes (as well as vaping using mods) have become something of a phenomenon.
The first e-cigarette design is actually over fifty years old. A patent was filed by American inventor Herbert A. Gilbert in 1963 for a device that created flavoured vapour instead of burning tobacco rolled in paper. At the time, however, a lack of interest in moving away from traditional cigarettes led to his invention being left on the sidelines for the most part.
It wasn’t until around four decades later that a Chinese scientist named Hon Lik created a very similar device that more closely resembles what we would recognise as an e-cigarette today. The essential part of the design is an element powered by electricity which vaporises a flavoured liquid to produce clouds of harmless “smoke” which could be inhaled in the same way a normal cigarette works. After slowly gaining market share in China, e-cigarettes started to become popular in Europe and the USA by the mid-2000’s. Hon Lik did not originally gain much financially from his success due to many high profile companies using his designs without permission for Western markets, although he successfully took legal action against several of them later.Continue reading