The Latest Vape Trends to Watch Out For
At the beginning of 2017, there were a lot of predictions about the future of vaping, with advances in technology, new business models, and growing popularity. There were also questions swirling around regulation and health concerns. What we’ve seen so far, however, is a rise in usage (over 9 million people in the US alone), cloud chasing as an art form, plus new gear and product improvements that enhance the vaping experience and bring people together at meetups and conventions all over the world.
Dripping is a big trend among home users that’s been streamlined by the introduction of rebuildable dripping atomizers. These mods, instead of a tank for your e-juice, allow you to drip juice directly onto the wick for a richer pull and flavor. Most vape users are meticulous about customizing their mod for a personalized experience, and this is pushing manufacturers to deliver the best possible product to their consumers. Better temperature control and improved circuitry have eliminated problems with overheating, and give advanced vapers more control over their mods.
Pod mods are another hot product in 2017, and if you haven’t seen them, it’s time to check them out. The “pods” are replaceable, pre-filled tanks that snap in and out of your mod. Quick, easy, painless. No sticky juice bottles in your pocket or purse, and no more struggling with lids and refilling at red-lights or in the corner of the club. No, it may not replace your traditional mod completely, especially if you love to chase those clouds, but for those of us on the go or clinging to the instant gratification of an occasional cigarette, the convenience of the pod mod will make it a game-changer.
Everyone from your best friend to Sean Hannity is making cloud chasing videos these days, and the clips aren’t just popular; they are viral. Intricate designs and dense white clouds, some performers incorporating music and even movement, draw viewers to YouTube as well as live competitions. You are likely to start seeing them pop up at bars and clubs in your hometown if you haven’t already, and it is becoming a popular way to spend a night out.
In some ways, cultural trends and safety initiatives have progressed hand in hand. Vape juice, for instance, is preferred more and more to have a high VG content and usually also less nicotine. Vegetable glycerin is the ingredient that produces vapor; the more VG, the bigger the cloud. In addition, innovative flavors like dark chocolate and café flavors can be mood enhancers that make it easier for smokers to make the switch.
Vaping events, like meetups and expos, bring users together to share ideas, search for unique pieces, and try new products. Vape stores themselves are the new cigar club – only with no ash and no nasty smoke. Shoppers are encouraged to hang out, ask questions, and meet new friends. If you like to travel, vaping conventions will take your vaping to the next level, with companies big and small from all over the country.
Here to Stay
Between rising media coverage and vaping expos popping up all over the US and UK, it seems vaping has finally broken into the true mainstream. Keeping on top of the latest trends is a great way to make sure you’re always getting the best out of your experience, whether it is a technical feature that makes it safer and easier to vape, or a way to make your vaping more leisurely, fun, and satisfying.
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