Most of the online information available on vaping is either inaccurate or misleading. To put it into simple words, vaping is the modern alternative for smoking that uses a personal vaporiser or electronic cigarette. According to recent studies conducted by physicians in England and the US, vaping is safer than smoking. A lot of youngsters have replaced smoking with vaping as a healthier alternative. With trustworthy vape stores like Wick & Wire Co coming to the fore in Australia, vapers can purchase starter kits, e-liquids, and vape tools online at an affordable price from the comfort of their homes. Inside every kit, the purchaser will find a glossy device— along with a user manual, one charging cable, and related accessories or supplementary units to aid the process.


Though multiple variants are available on the market these days, the basic composition of all vaping devices remains the same. A wire coil is usually heated with the aid of a lithium battery, and the e-juice is drawn to the coil using a wick. Once the coil is heated, the e-juice vaporises, and the vaper inhales this in a fashion similar to smoking. In this section, we will look at the basic components of a vaping device.

Device: Vaping devices are available in wide-ranging shapes and colours. Nowadays, devices that resemble a tube, a pen, a box, and original cigarettes are available on the market. Established vape shops sell starter kits that contain devices with a pre-installed coil, a charging cable, and necessary spare parts.

Battery: Battery is an inevitable component of the device as it is used to supply power. While most of the devices use multiple rechargeable batteries (replaceable), specific devices use internal batteries that are non-replaceable. Choosing the suitable device that matches your battery requirements is the key here. Owning a carrying case to store the batteries would reduce any chances of damage while travelling.

Atomiser: The heating coils are located within the atomiser. It usually has a tank to hold the e-juice. Once the device is turned on, the activated battery supplies power to the rest of the components. At this point, the wire coils heat the interior of the atomiser. The wick is situated above the wire coil(s) and is usually made from materials like cotton. The wick, which is dipped in the e-juice, helps to heat the juice once they contact the hot coils, eventually turning the liquid into vapour. They are also available in different designs, such as hybrid atomisers, dripping atomisers, cartomisers, etc.

NB: Vape tools like ceramic tweezers help to rebuild the wire coils.

E-JUICE: Also called e-liquid, vape juice consists of vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavouring agents, and nicotine (zero nicotine e-liquids are also available). Vapers always recommend reducing the nicotine strength to enhance the overall flavour. The debate between PG and VG e-juices continues among the vaping community.

Advantages of Vaping

  1. A safer alternative: As mentioned in the first section, preferring vaping over smoking helps keep lung diseases at bay.

2. No toxic odours: vaping devices or e-liquids do not usually produce the stale smell of smoke and therefore keeps one’s house, car, or clothes smoke-free.

3. Flavours that suit everyone’s taste: Since e-juices are available in wide-ranging flavours, it satisfies everyone’s taste buds.