Mouth-to-lung (M2L) vs direct-to-lung (DL) vaping

MOUTH TO LUNG VAPING - Smokers will be particularly used to mouth to lung vaping, as it’s a similar process to smoking cigarettes. With mouth to lung (M2L) vaping, you inhale the vapor into your mouth first, collect it there, then breathe it fully into your lungs. Now that vaping has become more sophisticated and e-cigs more accessible, people enjoy a mouth to lung vape because of the benefits it offers rather than from necessity.

DIRECT TO LUNG VAPING - Unlike a mouth to lung vape, direct to lung (DL) vaping is more like simply breathing air normally – you suck the vapor straight into your lungs without letting it linger in your mouth. For this reason, direct to lung vaping can be more intense and satisfying than M2L vaping. Most people don’t vape like this when they start out, but it has become popular in recent years due to the rise in hobby vaping and cloud chasing. That is, assuming that your e-cig hardware is compatible with DL vaping – our starter kits are designed to be used specifically for M2L to simulate smoking. If you try direct to lung vaping, you’ll find that you need to go with a low nicotine or nicotine-free (i.e. 3mg or even 0mg) e-liquid. This is because the nicotine will hit you in a more direct way, and could make you cough or feel unpleasant. You’ll also want to use an e-liquid with a high 100% VG like our E-liquid, which means less of a lung hit but a lot more cloud. Our Starter Kits with air flow control are also great for direct to lung vaping, as you can adjust air flow to satisfy your needs.

M2L VAPING VS DL VAPING - There are a few factors that come into play for both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping, which may help you decide which is right for you.

M2L - Mouth to lung vaping gives a better throat hit than DL vaping does, which of course simulates the sensation that smokers are used to.

M2L - You’ll also find that mouth to lung vaping makes your e-liquid last longer than it would if you were DL vaping. Because of this, and because the action of a mouth to lung vape is similar to cigarette smoking, this is often a good way to vape for most everyday vapers, and it’s the best method to start with if you’re making a move from tobacco cigarettes.

DL - Direct to lung vaping is great if you want to produce great vapor clouds using sub ohm kits, which is why it’s often the preferred method for cloud chasers.