The Impact of Changing Vape Tank Airflow

What happens when you change the airflow on your atomiser tank and why might you want to consider changing it? The most wonderful thing about vaping is that if you don’t get on with a certain aspect of it, you can change it. Customisation has been the lynchpin behind e-cigs becoming the United Kingdom’s most popular quit smoking method – and mixing up your airflow is one aspect of that.

There is so much to think about changing when it comes to a simple vape set-up. Maybe you’ve already tried popping in a different type of atomiser head or coil? Maybe you’ve switched about with e-liquid flavours and strengths? You might have even tried using different types of tanks? What tends to get overlooked is the airflow as many vapers either don’t know how to change it or are happy to leave it as it came out of the packaging.

The thing is changing the airflow on your tank can have a dramatic effect. On one hand it can increase or reduce the volume and temperature of vapour being produced, while on the other it can have implications for the flavour of the vape.

Air plays a crucial role in the vaping experience; entering from the side or underneath the coil, its job is to carry the juice as it evaporates from the coil to your tongue’s taste buds.

*You might think that it is important to get vapour into the lungs, but the majority of the nicotine that gets into your blood stream does so through the mouth.

Adjusting the airflow takes place by using a switch that slides left to right, a ring around the tank that opens up ever larger holes, or replacement sections within the tank all depending upon the type of device you are using.

The first type is typically found on basic pod systems, the ring is more likely to be found on advanced tanks – while swapping out tubes under the coil or air blocks on the side of an atty tend to be the preserve of hobbyists and their high-end equipment.

Some ecig users prefer the vaping experience from tanks that introduce air to the sides of a coil, others prefer under coil airflow. Which one works for you will be down to experimentation, and some people notice no difference at all.

Increasing the volume of air hitting the coil makes the experience cooler and produces more vapour. It can also dilute the flavour, so users tend to use higher wattages and e-liquids that contain a higher concentration of flavours.

Smokers who have recently switched tend to prefer a hotter vape than is reminiscent of smoking. This means dialling down the airflow and producing a mouth-to-lung experience – which entails vaping in a way that is more similar to the act of smoking.

If you are currently happy with your vaping experience then you can ignore all of this, but if you fancy exploring what changing things can mean then why not look at the range of tanks we sell and the accompanying e-liquids.

Customising your airflow could change the way you enjoy using an e-cigarette and many people go on to own multiple devices that are all set up differently for each type of juice.