The long, pitch-black nights and cold rainy mornings have started to make an appearance, which can only mean one thing:
Winter is on its way.
Throughout the year, our routines change – be it skincare, hair care, or anything in between – and your vaping routine should be no different.
The freezing temperatures can cause a bit of bother for your e-cigarette, but there are a couple of things you can do to make sure you suffer no disruptions.
Here are just a few of them.
Look after your battery
You should be taking care of your e-cigarette battery all year round, but it’s especially important come wintertime.
The cold isn’t kind to e-cig batteries.
It causes them to function at a lower voltage, recharge slower, and maintain their charge for a shorter period of time.
To avoid any problems, try not to expose your vape batteries to the elements too often – keeping them tucked away in a special vaping case or sleeve rather than in your coat pocket.
Never leave them in your car overnight, and replace them as needed and inside, where it’s nice and warm.
Beware of frozen drip tips
The drip tip is the part of your device that you inhale from.
These days, they’re mostly made of metal, which can be extremely painful when using them in cold weather.
Near-freezing temperatures combined with wet lips and metal drip tips can lead to the unfortunate tongue-on-ice-pop moment that we know all too well.
Try to use plastic drip tips whenever possible and treat yourself to a nice new lip balm to keep your lips moisturized.
Adjust your PG/VG ratios
Believe it or not, the cold significantly alters how your e-juice feels as it touches the back of your throat.
Typical vape juices are made up of a collection of molecules – all of which have freezing points.
Water often makes up the majority of taste molecules, which suggests that they freeze easily in sub-zero conditions. However, there are also alcohol molecules resent in e-juices that thaw below the freezing point of water (0◦).
While your e-liquid is likely to thicken in colder weather, the throat hit will be much less severe.
If this is a big part of your vape experience, opting for a higher PG (polypropylene glycol) liquid should help avoid this issue.
Switch up your e-liquid rotation
Let’s face it.
The fruity flavors just won’t cut it this season, and what better way to welcome winter than with a selection of new e-liquids?
Nothing hits the spot like warm, dessert-like, or dark forest fruit flavors – but there are thousands of others for you to choose from.
Select three or four liquids and switch between them every couple of weeks to avoid the dreaded vaper’s tongue.
Need further advice?
There’s more to e-cigarettes than meets the eye, and they require lots of careful maintenance to keep them in the best condition year-round.
For more tips on how to look after your device or e-liquids, or to purchase high-quality vape products, get in touch with a specialist provider, like Cloudstix, today!
Their team would be more than happy to offer their expertise and help you find the best vape products in time for winter!