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Are you looking for electronic cigarettes in Toronto? Look no further. In recent times, more and more people have sought an alternative to traditional cigarettes in the form of ecigarettes, which has led to an explosion in vape shops. Rising prices, stricter legislation, and shifting attitudes mean that safer, more people-friendly means of smoking are becoming more popular. An electronic cigarette (e cig or e cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered vaporizer that simulates the feeling of smoking. Their use is commonly called vaping, and vape shops commonly sell these devices in addition to accessories such as vape mods and vape liquid.
WHY VAPE, BUY AN E-CIGARETTE, OR EJUICE?
The reason our industry has become so popular is because it provides several advantages over traditional cigarette smoking. For one, you can smoke cleanly indoors in many places legally, while not bothering other people. Vapour does not have the same second-hand dangers as tobacco smoke does. And who can forget the smell? Nobody likes waking up smelling like an ashtray. With an e-cig, you won't ever have to wash your clothes three times just to get the stench out. Lastly, cigarette prices aren't going down any time soon. Vape liquid is affordable, long-lasting, and efficient, when compared to burning tobacco leaves.
We offer a wide range of devices, including e-cig-a-likes (made to look like real cigs), E-cigarette starter kits, and more advanced kits for more serious vapers. We offer a wide array of purely authentic hardware, ejuice, batteries, and vape accessories from the top brands in our industry. You can shop online or find a DashVapes vape shop near you!
WHY CHOOSE DASHVAPES?
We care about our industry, our customers, and our products. DashVapes as a company is built on strong ethics, from the products that we carry, to the service that we provide; rest assured you are only ever purchasing the absolute best the industry has to offer. We know what vapers need because we are them, we live our craft. Our approach is customer friendly, and borderlines on perfectionism. As proud supporters of advocacy, we are at the forefront of this movement, helping to change society for the better, one former smoker at a time. If you are in need of the best tasting, highest-quality e-liquids, or in the market for some top-notch new equipment, then we are here to help.
WHAT IS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES OR VAPING, AND HOW DOES IT HELP?
An electronic cigarette, or ecig, is a battery operated device that heats up an element in order to vaporize your preferred liquid flavor profiles into a gas or vaper. Once the liquid is in this state, it is able to be utilized as a form of a nicotine delivery system, and inhaled. This is simply a healthier form of habit replacement which still endears to the things that a vaper would miss while transitioning out of smoking. That would include things such as oral fixation, and of course the nicotine fix.
WHAT IS THE END GOAL WHILE USING AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE?
Once you have made the full transition into vaping and are no longer using traditional cigarettes and ecigs intermittently, you can either go down 1 of 3 paths that we have seen commonly chosen with our customers. First, you can slowly begin to lower the nicotine strengths that the flavours are being purchased with. This way, you can start getting used to a decreasing amount of nicotine over a period of time, in order to reach the 0mg mark, and drop the habit all together. Secondly, others will choose to stick with it as it is something that can be enjoyed while not having to worry about the common health concerns surrounding traditional cigarettes. Thirdly, some vapers will actually benefit from the use of nicotine for certain health related reasons but, not from the form of smoking, which is where electronic cigarettes play a perfect part.
IS THERE A FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO VAPING IN COMPARISON TO TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES?
If the use of an ecig is strictly employed for the interest of an alternative to smoking, and not entering the enthusiast side of things, the decrease in overall costs versus traditional cigarettes can be quite advantageous. Take this scenario into consideration - a large pack (25) of cigarettes at around $12.00 CAD could be finished within a short span of a couple days, whereas a 15ml bottle of juice at the right nicotine strength, which can start as low as $5.99 CAD, can last a new/intermediate vaper for about a week or sometimes more (depending on how frequently the device is used throughout the day). This can translate into roughly 2ml consumed per day. Therefore, at the rate that you would be replenishing your personal juice supplies over a years time compared to the frequency of cigarette purchases made can present itself to be very appealing. To assist our customers further along their journey, we also provide a number of sales for most products.
WHAT IS ELIQUID, EJUICE OR JUICE?
The liquids used in an ecig is a mixture that contains liquid nicotine (if desired), artificial and organic flavourings, as well as the base ingredients which are, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). PG is an organic compound that helps carry the flavour for better taste when vaporized, as well as adding harshness that can be reminiscent of a traditional cigarette. The VG is a liquid derived from plant oils such as coconut. It is thicker than PG and is what helps produce a satisfying amount of vaper and provides a more, full bodied experience when inhaling it in a vaporized state.
IS IT OKAY TO VAPE ANYWHERE NOW THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER PRODUCING SMOKE?
This is where we must be mindful of the areas in which we are using an ecig. Private properties and businesses will not all be open to the idea of an ecig being used in their establishments or within the premises. This is something that we must respect in order to maintain a positive image and ideals for this industry that is continuously growing under the eyes of our government. A general rule of thumb to go by is, do not vape where you would not smoke. Being aware of your surroundings is important in a lot of cases. For example, be mindful of the people around you at all times when vaping in order to not suggest that the ethics of vapers are not up to par. There is some etiquette involved when vaping in a public place, most if not all aspects of this concept should fall under common sense and within our ability to reason.
I HAVE JUST BEGUN TO VAPE, BUT WHY IS THE VAPER SO HARSH TO INHALE?
It is natural for the body to react in a defensive nature when anything but air is inhaled. This is something that will take time to get used to. Don't give up here, keep going! The harshness will slowly turn into a smooth and relaxing experience.
ARE THERE ANY ALLERGY CONCERNS THAT I SHOULD BE AWARE OF BEFORE PURCHASING A FLAVOUR?
Yes, there are a couple points of interest that should be reviewed prior to purchasing a flavour. One of them being coconut, or peanut allergies. In certain cases, where organic flavourings are used, a vaper can have an allergic reaction. Please inquire about flavour profiles and let it be known that you have allergies that requires you to stay away from certain ingredients. Another part of the liquid that may need to be avoided is propelyne glycol (PG). This is one of the base ingredients and is commonly found in all flavours. If you experience any symptoms such as sore throat, dryness of skin, or stomach pains, the trick is to request flavours of a different ratio other than the standard 50% PG/50% VG blends. In particular, you will want a ratio where the VG is of a higher percentage than the PG. This not only helps tone down the PG to useable levels without reactions, but it will also help with vaper production as well.
Another thing to look out for is if you are sensitive to certain types of metals. In this day and age, the coils (heating element) can be produced with a variety of materials instead of the usual A1 kanthal. Some have found that if a nickel coil is installed and used, symptoms of an allergic reaction can develop. Even though the utilization of nickel is kept within a safe range of use (via the ability to control the heat produced in certain devices), it can still effect those who are sensitive to it. Please let it be known to sales staff prior to purchasing, and if you are not sure if you would be sensitive to certain metals such as nickel, you will want to have yourself tested by a doctor to be sure.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MECHANICAL DEVICE (MECH MOD), AND A REGULATED DEVICE?
A regulated device provides many built-in features for a user friendly experience. While providing as much information as possible on the display of a device, you will know exactly when to charge your batteries, or if there are issues surrounding a coil that is currently installed. A regulated device can also detect if the internals are reaching temperatures that are too high to continue operating under and will automatically cease firing. This is all thanks to a board/chip which acts as the "brain" for you your device. With this, you have more control of your personal vape experience.
A mechanical device is vey basic as it does not house a board/chip within it. In its simplest forms, these devices are either just a metal tube, or box with a firing button. With that being said, the user must be prepared with adiquette knowledge on topics such as, ohms law (voltage, current, resistance, and amps), and battery safety and limits (amp limits, over and under charged cells). This is why these types of devices are always recommended for experienced vapers. If there is something wrong with your setup, it is up to you to notice before hand, understand the issues, and properly trouble shoot them as there is no electronics to provide the warning signs and pin point the effected areas. The experience here is critical as a hard short in the circuit, or misuse of batteries could lead to potential danger and can inflict harm onto the user but, once you have a solid understanding of what goes into the use of a mechanical device, the safety concerns can be easily avoided but certain areas of interest should always be checked on just in case (i.e. looking for results of micro arching on batteries or contacts, or length of a 510 center pin for hybrid devices).
These devices can come in many different shapes and sizes. The options are there for your personal preference considering a combination of performance and aesthetics in order to further dial in your vape experience.
WHY DOES MY BRAND NEW TANK LEAK?
When looking at tanks, there must be a balance acheived between the airflow and power settings used. When a vaper takes a drag off of a tank system, a vaccum effect takes place. The negative pressure being built up inside helps displace liquid from the tank section, and into the coils. Once this process takes place, there needs to be enough heat produced in order to vaporize sufficient amounts of the incoming liquid so that it does not build up and flood the chimney section (inner tube where the resulting vaper travels through to exit the tank when inhaling) or coils. If not enough heat is present, that build up of liquid will then find its way to the base of the tank and eventually out the airflow holes.
The vaccum effect can be greatly increased or decreased if you have different airflow options, or by how fast/hard you take a drag. If the coil is being utilized within the recommended power range but leaking is still occurring, the current airflow setting being used could be too tight. Tightening the airflow will increase the vaccum effect and can force an excess of liquid into the coil, and while being on recommended power settings, it still may be too much to vape off. In this case, gradually open up the airflow while vaping until the tank no longer creates a gurgling noise. If this does not clear the coil or chimney section fast enough, you can simply hold some paper towel up to the airflow holes, and blow into the top of the tank to expell the excess liquid.
In some cases, the premade coils that are purchased for tanks can be a "dud". These products are mass produced by the hundreds of thousands, and some will slip through Q.C. during manufacturing. In a lot of cases, these are hand made as well with little aid from machines. In terms of leaking, the coil could have been produced with too little wicking material which would easily allow liquid to by pass the coil entirely and begin to fill up the chimney section or coil head.
If these answers do not work as a solution, there may be a manufacturing defect and should be brought in to be assessed by our knowledgable staff. Even if it is outside the warranty period, we can still try and troubleshoot the item with you to the best of our abilities.
WHY IS MY TANK PRODUCING DRY HITS? OR WHY AM I TASTING METAL?
Dry hits are when a coil's wicking material has not absorbed enough liquid prior to being fired, which causes it to become scorched and present a burnt flavour, and harsh vape. This stems from a couple problems which involves, the ratio of a certain flavour being used v.s. a coil's wicking capabilites, or power settings. In terms of the wicking, there are many ways that a coil can be setup by the manufacturer to take in juice. Depending on how the juice is allowed into the coil head, it can be too restrcitve in some cases for the amount of power that you wish to run it with. For example, the first generation of Aspire Nautilus coils were only good up to around the 8w-12w range, whereas the newer vertical style ones (Aspire BVC's) can handle wattage settings as high as 15w. This is a huge difference in useable power, and allows for a more flexible and enjoyable vape experience. This is because the first generations did not have a sufficient amount of wicking material, in order to stay saturated long enough, while taking a drag. The newer versions have a vertical coil installed in order to take advantage of how much more cotton (the most common wicking material found in the industry) can be stuffed into the coil head, thus holding more of the liquid prior to being fired.
Wicking can be an issue depending on how thick the final ratio of a flavour is. If there is a higher percentage of VG present, it can hinder the capillary action (the action of liquid being absorbed into cotton in this case) that is attempting to take place, and allow the coil to heat up on a dry wick. If this is what you are experiencing, you may wish to use a ratio that is closer to the 50% VG/50% PG range such as a, 60% VG/40% PG.
Another instance would be if the volts/wattage used is much higher than the recommended range. This can instantly vaporize any saturation on the wicking material, therefore allowing the coil to reach higher temperatures quicker, and scorching the cotton. This is why it is strongly advised to check the recommended range before use.
Chain vaping can easily lead to dry hits as well. While taking drags back to back, the coil will not have a chance to cool down and allow juice to feed back into the wicking material fast enough. During this process, the cotton can experience some scorching every time, and gradually lower the overall performance of the coil much quicker.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF PRIMING A BRAND NEW COIL?
The priming of a new coil helps insure that the wicking material is prepped properly with eliquid so that the cotton does not become damaged from insufficient amount of saturation before heating up. All that needs to be done is simply drip a few drops of your preferred flavour directly into the top of the coil. Let it sink into the wicking material, and then add accordingly if you still see white, or dry cotton. This method is to speed up the process of getting a tank ready for vaping, as previously, you would have to let the tank sit, and allow the coil to naturally absorb the juice into its wicking channels over the course of 10-15 minutes to ensure full saturation. To try and extend the overall life of your coil, you can help "break in" the cotton by utilizing a power setting that is a bit lower than what you would normally use for a short period before increasing it to your preferred power settings again. Remember that not enough power can still be the cause of leaking, so you will only need to decrease the power by a few watts to avoid this.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT A COIL TO LAST ON AVERAGE?
The overall life span of a single coil can vary. There are a few factors that will play a significant part in effecting the length of that time period. One of which is the ratio of the liquid being used. If it has a ratio with a higher VG content, it will naturally gunk up the coil quicker as it is thicker and can slow down the ability to wick efficiently. Other factors include, how dark, and sweet a certain flavour is. In the case of very sweet flavours, the sweeteners used can cause a build up on the coil itself as it is not easily . Generally, you can expect a coil to last a week on average.