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Let's dive into the world of vape airflow and discover all its ins and outs. Read about the impact it can have on your overall vaping experience, how it can influence your nicotine intake, and uncover the effects it has on flavour and vapour production. 

Are you a flavour lover or a cloud chaser, or somewhere in between? Stay with us to learn how to adjust your vape airflow to maximise your vaping experience and perfectly suit your style.

What Is an Airflow?

Vape airflow refers to the amount of air drawn into a vaping device when you inhale from it, which has a direct effect on the overall vaping experience.

With a wider airflow, more air enters the device when you take a puff, creating a smoother, cooler vapour and producing a greater amount of vapour cloud – ideal for those that enjoy 'cloud-chasing'. However, each puff is less flavourful.

By restricting the airflow, you create a tighter and warmer draw that closely mimics the sensation of smoking a traditional cigarette. This 'mouth-to-lung' inhale can intensify the flavour and the throat hit from the e-liquid.

Can You Adjust the Airflow?

Yes, most vaping devices come with adjustable airflow systems, allowing users to modify the air intake to suit their individual preferences and fine-tune their vaping experience. This lets you find the perfect balance between flavour and cloud production, for a vaping experience that's just right for you.

In the more advanced and larger vape devices, the tank includes an adjustable airflow control ring. By rotating this ring, you can either open or close the air holes, which controls the amount of air that is let in when you inhale. 

By adjusting the airflow you can control the following:

  • Vapour Temperature: Having wider airflow and letting in more air cools the vapour, making your draw smoother and cooler. If you restrict the airflow, you get warmer vapour.
  • Flavour Intensity: If you love to feel the taste during vaping, a tighter airflow might be your go-to as it often intensifies the flavour of your chosen e-liquid.
  • Cloud Production: If you are more of a cloud-chaser and enjoy thick clouds of smoke, a wider airflow will be the way to go. 
  • Draw Style: A tight airflow mimics a traditional cigarette's draw, making it ideal for 'mouth-to-lung' vaping. On the other hand, a loose airflow is best for 'direct-to-lung' vaping.

Does Airflow Affect the Amount of Nicotine You Inhale?

Airflow can have an influence on the amount of nicotine you inhale while vaping, but not directly. What does it mean? Well…

When you use a more restricted airflow setting, it decreases the amount of vapour but intensifies the flavour. This results in a 'mouth-to-lung' draw, which is similar to the experience of traditional smoking. This method is usually coupled with higher nicotine e-liquids, potentially leading to more nicotine per puff.

On the other hand, a more open airflow produces a larger cloud of vapour, providing a 'direct-to-lung' hit. Vapers using this style will usually opt for lower nicotine e-liquids, resulting in less nicotine per puff.

Therefore, the effect of vape airflow on the amount of nicotine you inhale is more about your vaping style and the strength of your e-liquid rather than the airflow setting itself. 

What Is the Best Airflow on a Vape?

Determining the "best" airflow mainly depends on your personal vaping style and preference. 

  • If you are one of the cloud chasers who want to produce large vapour clouds, we recommend a more open airflow.
  • If you want an experience similar to traditional smoking and you are more of a mouth-to-lung (MTL) type of person, we recommend restricting your airflow for thicker, and warmer vapour with an intense flavour.
  • If you are looking for a direct-to-lung (DTL) experience, you should slowly increase your airflow until you find the sweet spot between the taste and comfortable vapour intensity.

The key to finding your perfect vape airflow is in experimenting and understanding your personal preferences. Many vape devices offer adjustable airflow control, allowing you to switch between different airflow settings. At Rhythm N Vape, you'll find a wide range of devices with adjustable airflow systems, giving you the freedom to tailor your vaping experience.

Airflow Myths & Facts

The subject of airflow can often lead to many myths, primarily because vaping experiences are largely subjective based on individual preferences. Let's debunk some of the common myths about airflow in vaping.

Myth Number 1: More Airflow = More Flavour

This is not necessarily true. As explained before, while a wider airflow may cool the vapour and make it more comfortable to inhale, it can also dilute the flavour. 

Myth Number 2: Adjusting Airflow Has No Impact on Battery Life

More airflow often increases vapour production, which may result in your device using more power and, in turn, drain your battery faster. 

Myth Number 3: All Vaping Devices Offer Adjustable Airflows

While many vaping devices offer these features, it is definitely not universal. Before purchasing, check the features of the vape device to ensure it aligns with your preferences. 

Ask the Expert! Sam – Your Trusted Vape Connoisseur

Introducing our resident professional vape expert, Sam – a seasoned connoisseur and owner of Rhythm N Vape with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for all things vaping. Sam is here to be your go-to guide, answering your questions, offering tailored advice, and sharing insider tips to elevate your vaping experience.

What Is the Best Airflow Setting on a Vape?

The best airflow setting depends on your personal preference. If you prefer a draw similar to a traditional cigarette with more flavour, a tighter airflow is ideal. If you enjoy large clouds of vapour, a wider airflow would be much better for you.

Does Airflow Affect Flavour?

Yes, a more restricted, or tighter, airflow often intensifies the flavour of the e-liquid. On the other hand, a wide or open airflow may dilute the flavour intensity, but it results in significantly bigger vapour clouds.

Does More Airflow Use More Vape Juice?

Controlling your airflow can affect the amount of e-juice required and how long the juice lasts. For example, when you reduce your airflow, the coil burns cooler which means that less juice is being evaporated. So, to answer the question, yes. More airflow typically equals more vape juice consumption.

How Can I Reach Out to Sam for Personalised Vaping Advice?

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I hope that helps and if you have any more questions I would be happy to answer them! Get in touch today! Sam. 

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