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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Vape Questions

What is vaping?

Vapes, or e-cigarettes, are a form of delivering nicotine. Vapes are most commonly used to quit smoking cigarettes, and are less harmful than the toxins of tobacco. Nicotine delivery happens by inhaling vapor from e-liquid by an electronic vaping device. There are many different kinds of e-liquids and vape devices to choose from.

How do I choose the right vape for me?

This can be a tough decision to make as a new vaper as there are so many options to choose from! Similar to figuring out what coil is best for you, you should figure out what kind of puff you prefer (MTL or DTL). You should also take your lifestyle into consideration. Are you always on the go and want something easy to use, or do you like the more complex and intricate side of life?

What are the different types of vapes?

There are three main types of vapes that we sell here at Canada Vapes. Disposable Vapes, Vape Mods, and Pod System Vapes, each offering distinct features and vaping experiences. 

How do I choose a nicotine strength?

What is vaping nicotine strength?

Vaping nicotine strength refers to the concentration of nicotine present in your e-liquid. It is typically measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/mL) and indicates the amount of nicotine you will inhale with each puff.

How do I choose the right nicotine strength for me?

Selecting the right nicotine strength depends on various factors, including your smoking habits, vaping experience, and personal preferences. If you were a heavy smoker, you may need a higher nicotine strength to satisfy your cravings. Conversely, if you were a light smoker or looking to reduce nicotine intake, a lower strength might be suitable.

What nicotine strength is recommended for heavy smokers?

Heavy smokers who consumed one or more packs of cigarettes a day typically start with nicotine strengths between 12mg/mL and 18mg/mL. These strengths provide a comparable nicotine intake to smoking and help ease the transition to vaping.

What nicotine strength is recommended for moderate smokers?

Moderate smokers who smoked less than one pack a day might find nicotine strengths between 6mg/mL and 12mg/mL to be suitable. This range offers a balanced nicotine experience without overwhelming throat hits.

What nicotine strength is recommended for light smokers?

Light smokers who consumed a few cigarettes a day or occasionally may opt for nicotine strengths between 3mg/mL and 6mg/mL. These levels provide a milder nicotine hit while still satisfying cravings.

What nicotine strength is recommended for non-smokers or those looking to quit nicotine entirely?

For non-smokers or vapers seeking to quit nicotine entirely, nicotine-free e-liquids (0mg/mL) are the best option. Gradually reducing nicotine strength over time can also be an effective way to wean off nicotine altogether.

Are there different nicotine types available?

Yes, there are two main types of nicotine used in e-liquids: freebase nicotine and nicotine salts. Nicotine salts are smoother and more suitable for higher nicotine strengths, making them ideal for those who crave a stronger nicotine hit without the harshness.

Can I mix different nicotine strengths or types of nicotine in my e-liquids?

While it is technically possible to mix different nicotine strengths or types, it requires precise calculations to achieve the desired nicotine level accurately. Mixing nicotine should be done with caution to avoid excessive nicotine intake or uneven distribution.

Can I experiment with different nicotine strengths to find the right one for me?

Absolutely! Finding the perfect nicotine strength is a personal journey. Experiment with different strengths to see what provides the most satisfying and comfortable vaping experience for you.

Remember, choosing the right nicotine strength is crucial for a successful and enjoyable vaping experience. Start with a conservative strength and adjust as needed until you find the perfect fit for your vaping journey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Disposables

What are disposable vapes?

Disposable vapes, also known as disposable e-cigarettes or cig-a-likes, are all-in-one vaping devices designed for single-use. They are pre-filled with e-liquid and come with an integrated battery, eliminating the need for refilling or recharging. Once the e-liquid is depleted or the battery runs out, the entire device is discarded. Disposable vapes offer a convenient and hassle-free vaping experience, making them an excellent option for vapers on the go or those looking for a simple, no-maintenance solution.

How do disposable vapes work?

Disposable vapes are incredibly easy to use. Simply remove the device from its packaging, remove any protective covers, and start vaping. There are no buttons to press or settings to adjust. When you inhale through the mouthpiece, the device automatically activates the heating element (coil), which vaporizes the e-liquid. The vapor is then delivered to your mouth and lungs, providing a satisfying and smooth vaping experience.

What flavors are available in disposable vapes?

Disposable vapes come in a wide variety of flavors, catering to different preferences. From classic tobacco and menthol to fruity, dessert, and beverage-inspired flavors, there is something for every taste. Popular options include fruit medleys, refreshing mint, creamy custard, and more. Check our website or visit our store to explore the full range of flavors available.

How long does a disposable vape last?

The longevity of a disposable vape depends on various factors, such as the size of the e-liquid reservoir and the vaping frequency. On average, a disposable vape can last anywhere from a few hundred to several hundred puffs before the e-liquid is fully consumed. Keep in mind that disposable vapes are designed for casual or temporary use and may not last as long as refillable devices.

Are disposable vapes suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! Disposable vapes are incredibly beginner-friendly. They require no setup, maintenance, or prior knowledge of vaping devices. Beginners can enjoy a hassle-free introduction to vaping with these devices. If you are new to vaping or looking for a straightforward way to try different flavors, disposable vapes are an excellent starting point.

Can I recharge or refill a disposable vape?

No, disposable vapes are intended for single use only and cannot be recharged or refilled. Once the e-liquid is depleted or the battery loses its charge, the entire device should be discarded responsibly. If you prefer a more sustainable option, consider exploring our selection of rechargeable and refillable vaping devices.

Are disposable vapes safe?

Disposable vapes are generally safe when used as intended. They undergo rigorous quality control processes to ensure they meet safety standards. However, as with any vaping product, it is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for usage. Always keep the device away from children and pets, and dispose of it properly according to local regulations.

If you have any more questions or need assistance, feel free to contact our customer support team. Happy vaping!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Pod Vapes and Mod Vapes

What’s the difference between pod system vape kits and vape mod kits?

Design and Form Factor:
  • Mod Vapes: These devices are usually larger and more powerful, resembling traditional box mods or pen-style vapes. They often have larger batteries and tanks, allowing for extended use without frequent refilling or charging.
  • Pod System Vapes: Pod systems are compact and lightweight devices, resembling USB drives or small boxes. They consist of two main parts: a battery (mod) and a refillable or replaceable pod that holds the e-liquid. Some pod systems use pre-filled disposable pods.
Coil Resistance:
  • Mod Vapes: Mod Vape coils usually are sub-ohm, meaning they have a resistance of less than 1.0 ohm. These low-resistance coils require higher wattages to operate, producing more vapor and intense flavor. Sub-ohm vaping is typically associated with direct-to-lung (DTL) inhales, where you inhale the vapor directly into your lungs.
  • Pod System Vapes: Pod systems use coils with higher resistance, usually above 1.0 ohm. These higher-resistance coils operate at lower wattages and are designed for mouth-to-lung (MTL) inhales, similar to the way you smoke a traditional cigarette.
E-liquid Capacity:
  • Mod Vapes: Mod tanks often have larger e-liquid capacities, ranging from 2ml to 8ml or more. This means you can vape for longer periods before needing to refill the tank.
  • Pod System Vapes: Pod systems generally have smaller e-liquid capacities, typically ranging from 1ml to 3ml. This makes them more suitable for portable and discrete use but requires more frequent refilling.
Customization and Versatility:
  • Mod Vapes: Mod Vape devices offer more customization options, allowing users to adjust wattage, airflow, and use different types of coils for varied vaping experiences.
  • Pod System Vapes: Pod systems are more straightforward and user-friendly, with limited customization options. They are designed to be simple and convenient, making them a popular choice for beginners or vapers who prefer a hassle-free experience.
Battery Life:
  • Mod Vapes: Due to their larger batteries, sub-ohm devices generally have longer battery life and can handle more continuous usage.
  • Pod System Vapes: Pod systems typically have smaller batteries, which may require more frequent recharging, especially with heavy use.

In summary, mod vapes are more powerful, offer higher vapor production and intense flavor, and are better suited for experienced vapers who enjoy direct lung inhales. On the other hand, pod systems are compact, easy to use, and ideal for beginners or those looking for a more discreet vaping experience with a focus on mouth-to-lung inhales. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on personal preferences, vaping style, and lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – E-Liquid

What is e-liquid?

E-liquid, also known as vape juice or e-juice, is the essential component used in electronic vaping devices to produce vapor. It is a specially formulated liquid that comes in a variety of flavors, nicotine strengths, and base compositions. E-liquid is designed to provide a satisfying and enjoyable vaping experience for users.

Composition of E-liquid:

E-liquid typically consists of four main ingredients:

1. Propylene Glycol (PG): This colorless and odorless synthetic organic compound serves as a carrier for flavorings and nicotine. It helps produce a robust throat hit, enhancing the overall vaping experience.

2. Vegetable Glycerin (VG): A natural liquid derived from vegetable oils, VG contributes to the production of thick, dense vapor clouds. It also adds a touch of sweetness to the e-liquid.

3. Flavorings: Food-grade flavorings are added to e-liquid to create a wide range of delicious flavors, including fruits, desserts, menthol, tobacco, and more. These flavorings are carefully selected to ensure an authentic and enjoyable taste.

4. Nicotine: Although some e-liquids are nicotine-free (0MG), others contain varying nicotine strengths to cater to vapers’ preferences. Nicotine is optional, and users can choose the level that suits their needs, ranging from low to high nicotine content.

Creating the Perfect E-liquid:

At Canada Vapes, we take pride in our e-liquid, meticulously crafting it with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to ensure quality, safety, and consistency. Each batch undergoes rigorous testing in our state-of-the-art laboratory, where traceable lot numbers are assigned to maintain top-notch quality control.

Our dedication to excellence is evident in the selection of premium ingredients, including pharmaceutical-grade PG and VG, sourced from reputable suppliers. Furthermore, all our e-liquids are free from harmful substances such as Diacetyl, Acetyl Propionyl, and Acetoin, providing vapers with added peace of mind.

Whether you prefer refreshing menthol, delectable fruit flavors, rich tobacco blends, or sweet candy delights, our e-liquids offer a wide array of options to suit every vaper’s palate.

If you have any more questions about e-liquid or need assistance in selecting the perfect flavors and nicotine strengths, our knowledgeable customer support team is here to help. Vape on with Canada Vapes, and indulge in a world of delightful e-liquid flavors!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Nic Salts

What are nicotine salts (nic salts)?

Nicotine salts, also known as nic salts, are a type of nicotine formulation commonly used in e-liquids. Unlike traditional freebase nicotine found in regular e-juices, nicotine salts are created by combining nicotine with an acid, resulting in a smoother and more efficient nicotine delivery.

How do nicotine salts differ from freebase nicotine?

The main difference between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine lies in their chemical composition. Nicotine salts provide a milder throat hit, making them ideal for higher nicotine strengths and pod systems. This formulation allows vapers to experience a more satisfying nicotine intake, similar to smoking traditional cigarettes.

Can I use nicotine salts in any vape device?

Nicotine salts are generally recommended for use in low-wattage, mouth-to-lung (MTL) devices and pod systems. They are not suitable for use in high-powered sub-ohm devices, as the higher nicotine content could lead to an overly intense vaping experience.

What nicotine strengths are available in nicotine salts?

Nicotine salts are commonly available in higher nicotine strengths, typically ranging from 10mg to 20mg or more. These levels cater to vapers who prefer a stronger nicotine hit, making nic salts an excellent choice for those transitioning from smoking to vaping.

Why choose nicotine salts over traditional e-liquids?

Nicotine salts are an excellent option for smokers seeking a smoother transition to vaping. The higher nicotine content and efficient delivery make nic salts more satisfying for those craving a strong nicotine experience without the harshness often associated with traditional e-liquids.

Are nicotine salts safe to use?

Nicotine salts are generally considered safe when used as intended by adult vapers. However, it is essential to use nicotine salts responsibly and keep them out of reach of children and pets. As with all vaping products, it is crucial to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and adhere to proper storage practices.

Can I mix nicotine salts with regular e-liquids?

While it is possible to mix nicotine salts with regular e-liquids, it is essential to do so carefully and with proper knowledge of the nicotine strengths involved. Mixing different nicotine formulations can result in unpredictable nicotine levels, leading to an unsatisfactory vaping experience or potential health risks.

Can I use nicotine salts to quit smoking?

Many vapers find nicotine salts helpful for quitting smoking due to their higher nicotine content and smoother delivery. However, individual results may vary, and it’s always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice on smoking cessation methods.

How should I store nicotine salts?

Nicotine salts should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. Always keep them out of reach of children and pets, and ensure the bottles are properly sealed to prevent any accidental spills or leaks.

If you have any more questions about nicotine salts or need assistance in selecting the right nicotine strength for your vaping needs, feel free to reach out to our customer support team. Vape on with confidence and enjoy the smooth satisfaction of nicotine salts from Canada Vapes!

Canadian Sourced Nicotine Base:

Our nicotine base is sourced exclusively from reputable Canadian companies and undergoes rigorous testing and verification before use.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Coils and Choosing the Right One

What are coils, and what do they do in a vape device?

Coils are an essential component of vaping devices responsible for heating the e-liquid and transforming it into vapor. They consist of a wire coil wrapped around a piece of cotton or other wicking material. When the device is activated, the coil heats up, causing the e-liquid absorbed by the wicking material to vaporize, which is then inhaled by the user.

How do I choose the right coil for my vape device?

Selecting the right coil can be challenging due to the abundance of options available. To find the perfect fit for your vaping needs, consider the following steps:

  1. Identify the Brand and Type: Determine the specific brand and type of coil compatible with your device. This information is often indicated on the packaging of your vape kit or can be found in the product description on our website.
  2. Determine the Ohm Level: The ohm level of a coil affects the vaping experience. If you prefer a tight draw and a vaping style similar to smoking, go for a higher ohm coil, often associated with mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping. On the other hand, lower ohm coils produce more vapor and are better suited for direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping, where you inhale the vapor directly into your lungs.

Can you provide some tips for choosing the right ohm level?

Selecting the right ohm level may require some trial and error, but here are some helpful tips:

  • For a smooth, cigarette-like experience, start with a higher ohm coil, typically around 1.0 ohm or higher, and go for MTL vaping.
  • If you prefer more vapor production and intense flavor, opt for a lower ohm coil, usually below 1.0 ohm, and try out DTL vaping.
  • Remember, the higher the ohm, the tighter the draw, and the lower the ohm, the more open the draw and increased vapor production.

For a more in-depth understanding of coils and their impact on your vaping experience, we highly recommend watching our informative YouTube video on this topic. You’ll gain valuable insights and make an informed decision when choosing the perfect coil for your vaping pleasure.

When should I change my coil?

Your coil should be changed after 2-4 weeks, or when you notice the taste starts to taste burnt or muted. The colour of the cotton in the coil may be black or brown, indicating a replacement is needed. 

What is the benefit of mesh coils?

Mesh coils provide the ultra-smoothest hit you can get from a coil.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Device Troubleshooting

Why is my device not drawing?

If your vape device is not drawing, there could be several reasons why this is happening. Here are some common troubleshooting steps to help you identify and resolve the issue:

  1. Check the Battery: Ensure that your device has enough battery power to operate. If the battery is low, try charging it fully and then attempt to draw again.
  2. Clean the Device: A clogged or dirty device may hinder airflow and prevent proper vaping. Clean the mouthpiece, airflow vents, and any other accessible parts of your device to remove any debris or residue.
  3. Inspect the Coil or Pod: If you’re using a refillable device, the coil may be worn out or burnt, affecting the device’s performance. Replace the coil or pod with a new one if needed, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Check E-Liquid Level: Ensure that your e-liquid level is sufficient and not too low. If the e-liquid is running low, it may not reach the coil, resulting in dry hits and poor vapor production.
  5. Adjust Settings: If your device has adjustable settings, such as wattage or airflow control, make sure they are set to your preferred vaping style. Incorrect settings can affect the device’s performance.
  6. Check for Leaks: Leaking e-liquid can block airflow and cause issues with drawing. Inspect your device for any leaks and clean or fix any leaking parts as necessary.
  7. Prime the Coil: If you have recently replaced the coil, make sure to prime it properly before use. Priming involves saturating the coil with e-liquid to prevent dry hits and improve performance.
  8. Ensure Proper Assembly: Double-check that all components of your device are properly assembled and securely connected. Loose or improperly fitted parts can cause airflow problems.
  9. Try Different Puffing Technique: Some devices have automatic draw activation, while others require button activation. Make sure you are using the correct puffing technique based on your device’s design.

If you have tried the above steps and your device is still not drawing, it’s best to reach out to the manufacturer’s customer support or our customer support. They can provide more specific troubleshooting and ensure your device is functioning correctly. Always prioritize safety and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when handling your vape device.

Why is my device spitting/leaking?

If your vape device is spitting or leaking, it can be frustrating and messy. Spitting refers to the occasional popping of hot e-liquid into your mouth, while leaking involves e-liquid seeping out of the device. Here are some common reasons why this might be happening and how to address the issue:

1. Flooding the Coil:

Flooding occurs when too much e-liquid saturates the coil, leading to excessive vapor production and spitting. To prevent flooding, avoid overfilling the tank or pod and refrain from inhaling too forcefully.

Solution: Take gentle, steady draws to maintain proper airflow through the device. If flooding persists, try reducing the wattage or power setting on your device to minimize e-liquid consumption.

2. Incorrect Coil Assembly:

Improperly assembling the coil or not securing it tightly can cause leaks and spitting. Ensure all components are correctly connected to prevent e-liquid from escaping.

Solution: Double-check the coil’s placement and make sure it is securely fitted into the device. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for coil installation.

3. Condensation Buildup:

Condensation can accumulate inside the device due to temperature changes during vaping. This can lead to leakage and spitting.

Solution: Regularly clean the device, especially around the airflow vents and mouthpiece, to remove any condensation buildup.

4. High VG E-Liquid:

E-liquids with high Vegetable Glycerin (VG) content are thicker and can have difficulty vaporizing efficiently, leading to spitting and leakage.

Solution: Try using e-liquids with a balanced VG/PG ratio or choose e-liquids specifically designed for your device’s coil type.

5. Overfilling the Tank/Pod:

Overfilling the tank or pod can cause e-liquid to leak through the airflow vents.

Solution: Fill the tank or pod only up to the recommended level to prevent excess e-liquid from escaping.

6. Worn or Damaged O-Rings:

O-rings are essential seals that prevent e-liquid from leaking out of the device. Over time, they may become worn or damaged, leading to leakage.

Solution: Check the O-rings for signs of wear or damage and replace them if necessary. Most devices come with spare O-rings in the packaging.

7. Inhaling Too Strongly:

Drawing too forcefully on the device can draw excess e-liquid into the coil, resulting in spitting.

Solution: Take gentle, controlled draws to avoid pulling excess e-liquid into the coil.

If you’ve tried the above solutions and the issue persists, consider consulting the device’s user manual or contacting customer support for further assistance. Proper maintenance and care can help minimize spitting and leaking, ensuring a more enjoyable vaping experience.

How long will my order take?

This depends on where you live & which shipping option you choose.

Canada Post Expedited Parcel @ $9.99 Flat Rate (Free on orders over $50*):

Expect your package to arrive to you in 2-5 business days if you live in a major city, and 4-7 business days if you live in a more rural area.

Canada Post Xpress Post @ $14.99 Flat Rate ($9.99 on orders over $50):

This is a very quick shipping service. Your package will be at your door in 1-2 business days if you live in most major cities across Canada, and 3-5 business days if you live in a rural area.

Canada Post Priority @ $29.99 Flat Rate ($19.99 on orders Over $50):

If you absolutely have to have your Vape package as soon as possible. Priority is Canada Post’s fastest shipping option with next business day to nearly every major city, and 2-3 business days almost everywhere else.

*Territories and some rural areas do not qualify for free shipping regardless of order size*

NOTICE: The above information are general guidelines and no shipping guarantees are being made outside of the Canada Post’s Official Shipping Information Page.

Please visit this page to verify all shipping information about these Canada Post services. In rare situations, we reserve the right to request additional payment for Xpress Post or Priority shipping if the shipping cost is significantly higher than the charged amount.

How can I pay?

We accept most credit/VISA debit cards as well as Interac e-transfer.

Where do you ship to?

We ship Canada-wide, and provide home deliveries or curbside pickups to local Londoners.