What’s the Difference Between Mouth to Lung vs Straight to Lung?

September 06, 2018

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Vaping is a popular alternative for many people who are trying to wean themselves from smoking. After all, vaping is a fun and enjoyable way to enjoy nicotine with other tasty flavors. Now that you've officially put down your cigarette and started vaping premium high VG e-liquid it may be a little intimidating in the beginning if you don't know a lot about it. We remember what it's like to be new to vaping and wondering what the best way was to enjoy our smoke. When you are first starting out, it's good to know as much as possible about the mechanics of how to vape.

For example, did you know there are two ways to inhale vapor? If you didn't know, don't worry! You're not alone. Here's a closer look at the two different vaping inhaling methods and some additional information that can help you determine which one is right for you.

A Closer Look at Mouth to Lung vs Straight to Lung Inhaling

When it comes to vaping, there are two techniques to inhale vapor from your electronic cigarette. You can either do the straight to lung or a mouth to lung vaping style. Not sure how they're different? Don't worry, we'll go into more detail.

The straight to lung vaping technique is where you inhale the vapor straight into your lungs without holding it inside your mouth for a period of time. In other words, you breathe in the vapor just like when you breathe in air. Other people also refer to straight to lung as a straight lung hit or direct lung inhaling. Meanwhile, the mouth to lung technique occurs when you hold the vapor in their mouth first before breathing it in. Most smokers who started to vape use this method since they're already familiar with this particular method.

Your Inhaling Preference Can Impact Your E-Liquid and Equipment Choice

Did you know that certain equipment and e-liquid is better suited for different inhalation techniques? For example, many people say you should do the mouth to lung inhalation method when you really want to taste the flavor of an e-liquid product. You should also know that e-liquids with higher levels of VG (like our brand) usually produce more vapor than e-liquid with more PG. This means that the type of e-liquid is better suited for the straight to lung technique. You should also try that method if you have a sub-ohm tank since it may be more effective. Sub-ohm tanks generally have a greater airflow, which can make it more difficult to do the mouth to lung inhale method.

Is There Really a Difference Between Mouth to Lung and Straight to Lung Inhaling?  

Are you scratching your head and wondering if there is really a difference between the two methods? That's totally understandable. After all, the vapor is still going to the same place, right? The jury is still out on whether there is a profound difference straight to lung and mouth to lung since there haven't been many studies on the subject.

Which Method Should I Use When I Vape?

There's no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a certain inhalation method. Many people just choose a method that feels the most natural to them. However, you can always alternate between the two styles just to see how it feels. Some people strongly advocate for the straight to lung method since they believe it works better, while another person may believe that doing a mouth to lung hit is the best way to taste the flavor of the e-liquid. Mouth to lung also allows you to draw out or prolong the soothing experience of vaping more than the other method.

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Usually, people who prefer the straight to lung inhaling method is no stranger to smoking or vaping. Others who are new to vaping may find it a lot easier to do mouth to lung since inhaling it straight down may cause them to choke or cough.

Regardless of which technique you prefer, there is not much difference in how much nicotine or flavor your body absorbs over all. Although we can't officially promote one method over the other, we encourage you to try both and see which one you personally prefer.

Just remember - if you're new to vaping, try out a variety of e-liquid flavors that have different levels of nicotine. For example, if you're determined to try the straight to lung method, it makes more sense to start with an e-liquid product that has a lower amount of nicotine so you can gradually work your way up. This will make it easier for the vapor to go down your throat and you'll probably be less inclined to cough since nicotine is more potent when you inhale it directly into your lungs.

In Conclusion

We hope we were able to clear up some of your questions about the methods. Once you know the two fundamental ways to vape, it's up to you to choose which one is the best for you. At Velvet Cloud, we're proud to be the ultimate resource for people who are passionate about vaping. Please contact us today if you have any questions about the mouth to lung or straight to lung technique.

Try Out Different Inhalation Techniques with Our Delicious E-Liquid Products

Now that you're a pro and understand the difference between the two methods, why not try both of them out with our products? We offer a wide range of delicious and unique premium e-liquids products that are also vegan-friendly. Please browse our online store and check out our latest flavors and blends today.

Each of our products is Max-VG and free from any additional preservatives, artificial coloring GMOs, gluten and artificial sweeteners. Made with love in San Francisco, we pride ourselves on our unique, custom blends that are designed by our very own professional vapor chef. We offer fast next-day shipping so you can be confident that you'll get your e-liquid precisely when you need it. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our products - we'd love to hear from you and answer your questions!