How to Inhale From a Disposable Vape?

How to Inhale From a Disposable Vape?

If you’ve only seen others take a hit from a vape up until this point, you might be confused about how you should actually go about it. Are you supposed to inhale it fully? Do you hold it in your mouth first? Do some people inhale at all? If any of these questions have been on your mind as you think about using a vaporizer or start using the one you’ve purchased, let’s take a look at some tips about how to inhale from a vape that will make your journey far easier.

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Key Takeaways

  • There are a few basic steps that everyone can follow when they first start vaping. However, there are other techniques that will ultimately define your experience. 
  • These techniques include mouth-to-lung inhaling and direct-to-lung inhaling, each of which offers its own unique advantages. 
  • You can use either technique with a disposable vape, but there are considerations to keep in mind as disposable vapes are designed differently from other devices. 
  • Inhaling for only a few seconds is more than enough to get the desired effects without overdoing it. 

How to Inhale a Vape 

Inhaling from a vape requires a few basic steps, which include the following: 

  1. Put the mouthpiece to your mouth: Every vape requires you to make direct contact with the mouthpiece, regardless of whether you’re using a disposable vape or a box mod. Make sure you know how to turn on and draw from your vape before you get started. 
  2. Take a 2-3 second puff: Take a two to three-second puff to get a good hit without overdoing it. Some compounds within vape juices and even the vapes themselves can produce intense hits, so you’ll want to make sure you’re taking short puffs from your device. 
  3. Inhale the hit: Inhale the hit to absorb the compounds and get the full effects offered by your vape juice. 
  4. Steadily blow out the vapor: Steadily blow out the vapor to enjoy the sensation and the clouds. 

At a glance, vaping seems easy. But while the steps are straightforward, there are some choices you can make about how you vape that you might not be aware of. 

Methods of Inhaling

There are multiple methods of inhaling that you can choose from depending on your own preference and how accustomed you are to certain compounds or types of vapes. Here’s a breakdown of a couple of options and how to physically go about incorporating them into your vaping sessions. 

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Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) 

Mouth-to-lung vaping allows you to maintain greater control over your experience and better transition over to vaping if you’re someone who was recently a smoker. Vapes that have been designed specifically for mouth-to-lung vapers tend to be much simpler in terms of operation, and this technique can also help you fully enjoy the flavor of your e-juices before you inhale them. But how do you actually go about it? 

Mouth-to-Lung Inhaling 

If you’re interested in mouth-to-lung vaping to mimic the effects of how you would draw from a cigarette, all you have to do is: 

  1. Put your mouth to your mouthpiece to prepare to inhale the vapor from your vaporizer. 
  2. Take a small and gentle draw, thinking about how you might puff from a cigarette to get a better feel of how much you should get out of your vape. 
  3. Hold the vapor in your mouth to enjoy the flavor before you start to inhale. 
  4. Inhale the vapor into your lungs slowly in a controlled manner. 
  5. Exhale the vapor slowly before you take your next few puffs. 

Direct-to-Lung (DTL)

Mouth-to-lung can be a great technique for those who are new to vaping and accustomed to smoking, but it’s not for everyone. Another technique you can use is direct-to-lung. Direct-to-lung can be more intense given that you’re skipping the slower inhale, but it can be better for those who want the effects to hit faster, enjoy bigger clouds when they vape, and experience an easier draw (although the throat hit and intensity are something to keep in mind with this technique). 

Direct-to-Lung Inhaling 

Direct-to-lung inhaling involves many of the same steps as mouth-to-lung inhaling, just without the buffer period of holding the vapor in your mouth. Simply…

  • Put your mouth to your mouthpiece to begin vaping. 
  • Start taking a deep draw rather than puffing on your vape. 
  • Inhale the vapor that comes out of your vape directly into your lungs. 
  • Slowly exhale the vapor and assess how you feel after taking a bigger inhale. 

dtl vs mtl vaping

How to Inhale a Disposable Vape?

Inhaling a disposable vape can be done with either of the methods listed above, although it’s important to note that direct-to-lung vaping is made much easier when you have a device with a low-resistance coil. Disposable vapes may not allow you to inhale massive amounts of vapor at once, so it can be hard to get that same experience if you’re trying to inhale the vapors directly. 

With that in mind, it’s important to note that there are a few unique considerations you’ll need to have when inhaling from a disposable vape that you won’t have if you purchase a regular vape. This includes the following. 

  • Taking bigger and longer hits from a disposable vape may result in the battery life being consumed faster than it’s intended to. If you have a disposable vape where the disposable parts are the pods or the cartridges and the battery is rechargeable, this isn’t too much of a concern. If, however, you have a disposable vape where the entire unit is designed to be disposable and can’t be recharged, you may end up using up all of your battery before you can use up all of your vape juice. Keep this in mind when you vape. 
  • Some disposable vapes are designed to automatically heat up when you put your mouth to the mouthpiece and begin inhaling. Others may require you to hit a button or even press this button several times in order to activate it. If you’re having issues inhaling or you’re not seeing any vapor production at all, make sure that you’re using your disposable vape correctly. This is a common problem that users will experience when they start vaping for the first time, especially if they didn’t receive any guidance when they were buying their device or if they skipped over the instructions. 
  • Every disposable vape is different. Some are going to produce the effects you want in no time at all while others may take more than a few puffs before they kick in. Make sure you give yourself time to get used to yours and take things slow to avoid overdoing it. 
  • It’s important to prime your disposable vape before you start using it. This means taking a few starter draws to get it going, as you likely won’t get any good hits when you first take it out of the package and begin vaping. 


How Long Should I Inhale?

The general rule of thumb is to inhale for around two to five seconds. While this may seem like a relatively short period of time, it’s designed to help you get enough from your vape without running into issues like taking in more than you need or encountering intense hits. Some people do inhale longer, but that will be up to you as you learn more about how you react to vaping certain substances and vaping from your specific device overall. 

Inhaling from a vape may require more than just turning it on and taking in the vapor. If you’ve been looking to try new techniques or find a way to vape that’s better suited for your specific needs, the guide above gives you all the tips you’ll need to learn how to vape correctly and get the best results based on your experience and device.

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