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Babby's first e-cig

How it werks: the battery heats up a coil, typically kanthal wire, to vaporize the liquid surrounding it. The liquid is commonly held in a silica, cotton, or steel mesh wick.

What you need: a battery, a charger, an atomizer, and some e-liquid.


  • <$30
    • Ego-c twist
    • Kanger Protank
    • 510 Charger
  • <$60
    • Vamo VV Mod
    • Several 18650 or 18350 batteries
    • Kanger Protank
    • Charger


  • $60
    • eRoll/eMini
    • Requires needle-tippled bottle heads for easiy fills of tank


E-liquid, or e-juice, is made up of two main ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG), as well as artificial flavorings. Some specialty liquids may also contain distilled water as a main ingredient.

PG is a low viscosity liquid and has many applications ranging from the suspension agent used in some inhalers, to an ingredient in FDA approved oral and topical medications, as well as a preservative in food and tobacco products. VG is a high viscosity liquid organic compound with applications ranging from use as a sweetener in foods, medications, soaps, and cosmetics.

As PG is a humectant it is common to have a sore throat and cough when you first start vaping. If similar symptoms persist or become more severe e.g. sore or swollen mouth, face, gums, and/or back of throat, you should consider switching to a 100% VG concentration as you may be allergic or sensitive to PG.

The percentage of PG/VG is commonly 50/50, but what works best for you depends on your e-cigarette itself, personal preference, and their vaping properties. 100% VG puts out a lot of vapor, produces little to no throat hit, but mutes the flavor while 100% PG is the opposite. VG also has a relatively high resistance to the heat most atomizers put out, while a higher PG concentration might taste burnt at the same wattage.



See: Gwern on Nicotine

Recommended e-liquids

Flavor is subjective and boils down to personal taste: general e-liquid recommendations are hard and established preferences might not apply to e-liquid flavors e.g. one might prefer menthol cigarettes but dislike menthol e-liquid while preferring "tobacco" or coffee flavors. Your tastes will most likely change after you've quit smoking, or you might grow tired of a certain flavor, so it's recommended that you have several or more different preferred e-liquids. Mixtures and bases also vary among vendors so you may find that you prefer a fruit flavor from a certain vendor over others.

Only buy US or EU e-liquids, stay clear of Dekang shit. WESTERN WORLD STRONK.

Israeli and reptilian overlord liquids may also be acceptable.


  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Distilled H2O
  • Nicotine
  • Rubber/Latex Gloves





Bottom coil

  • Kanger Protank
    • v2 seems to be shit, leaks, some have had success replacing original base with aerotank base. mini seems unaffected.
  • Kanger T3S
    • Similar and cheaper than the protank, uses the same atomizer as the protank. Kind of iffy depending on the e-liquid. If it's too thick it won't draw into the wick and you'll get a burnt taste, too loose and it'll leak through to the battery. A mixed 50/50 liquid is preferred.

Top coil

  • Mini Vivi Nova
  • Kanger T2

Dripping Atomizers

Dripping atomizers are generally used for sampling flavors but they are preferred by many for their clean vape. Bridged atomizers have an additional piece of wicking material above the coil, while Bridgeless atomizers do not. Dripping is a convenience tradeoff, you will have to drip 3-4 more drops liquid into your atomizer very frequently.

  • Cisco-spec

Atomizer Tanks

  • AMP Tank

Rebuildable Atomizers

  • Drunker Tank
  • Kanger T3S [Tedious but possible]


  • RSST [Polycarbonate or Pyrex Tank]
  • The Kraken
  • AGA-t2

Bottom Fed Tank RBA

  • Russian 91%
  • Fogger [v2-v3]
  • KayFun [lite, lite +]

Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers

  • IGO-W
  • IGO-L
  • Nimbus
  • Cyclone
  • The Octopus
  • The Omega
  • The Patriot
  • Trident


  • Efest IMRs
  • AW IMRs
  • Panasonic Hybrids


  • TrustFire TR-001
  • NiteCore


Box Mods

Mechanical Mods


  • Astro (Telescoping)
  • k100 (telescoping
  • Mortar (Telescoping)
  • Bombshell (Telescoping)
  • Nemesis
  • Caravella
  • Chi-You

Hybrid Mods

  • Richman
  • I-Hybrid

Regulated Mods

  • Vamo
  • Provari
  • Selegei
  • DNA 20/30
  • MVP
  • SVD



  • Stainless Steel Mesh
  • Cotton [organic or medical grade is a must to avoid pesticides, boiling is recommended]
  • Amorphous Silica
  • Hemp
  • Ekowool


  • Kanthal
  • Nichrome
  • Titanium

External Links

The MAP | Vapers Rising - Community maintained map of brick and mortar shops dedicated to or with a selection of e-cigarettes and accessories