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What are MTL Vaping and DTL Vaping?

Mouth to Lung (MTL Vaping)

MTL is a vaping style that replicates smoking of traditional cigarettes and it’s the perfect place to start when looking to transition from smoking to vaping.

How do you vape mouth to lung?

Vapour is inhaled slightly different to cigarette smoke. You want to take a long, smooth and steady draw of vapour into the mouth. (You want to avoid short, sharp drags as you would on a cigarette). First, you take the vapour into your mouth, then into your lungs and exhale.

This technique is similar to smoking and should give you excellent flavour and the nicotine ‘hit’ smokers are used to. The longer the draw, the more cloud production, flavour and nicotine you will receive. Its best to experiment at this stage to see what method suits you best.

What Eliquid do I use for MTL Vaping?

When first making the switch from smoking to vaping many customers tend to try tobacco or menthol flavours, but there are thousands of eliquid flavours available. Look at vaping as a nicotine delivery system that doesn’t have to taste awful. Now is the time to experiment and find the flavour that’s right for you.

With MTL vaping you want to look for an eliquid with a high PG ratio. What does this mean I hear you ask? PG is an abbreviation of propylene glycol. A viscous, colourless liquid that forms the perfect base for vaping liquid.

Our most popular eliquids are our own brand Tablites Premium range, they contain 80% PG to 20% VG. What’s VG? VG is short for Vegetable glycerin, which may also be known as glycerol or glycerine. This is a clear odourless liquid that has a slightly sweet taste with a syrup-like consistency.

PG gives you the satisfying throat hit, where VG gives you clouds of vapour. So when looking at various vape liquids take into consideration what you are looking to get out of your vape.

With your first starter kit I would recommend 80/20 PG/VG, 50/50 or 60/40 PG to VG ratio. This should nicely replicate the sensation you are used to.

The beauty of vaping is that you can put your e-cigarette down whenever you feel you are satisfied and not feel you have to smoke the entire cigarette.

Start playing with flavours, PG/VG mixes, the wattage of your device, and if you need any help or advice we are here with you every step of your MTL vaping journey.What Vape Kit do I use for MTL Vaping?

Vaping has been popular for many years and the devices just get better and better, and cheaper too. Result! You don’t need to spend a fortune on a new vape kit.

The most common styles are pen kits and starter kits. They are small, sleek, very portable and will satisfy your nicotine cravings. With most pen-style vape kits you press the fire button and away you go.

However, the more advanced kits will give you more options to tailor the vape to suit your needs. With power settings, the ability to adjust wattage, removable batteries and the list goes on. The larger the device often means the larger the battery capacity so that is something to consider when selecting the vape kit that’s right for you.

If you choose a vape kit where you can adjust the wattage, be mindful not to turn it up to full power, this may burn your coil. Look at setting your wattage to around 15w and explore from there. Also, before pressing the fire button of your device you want to make sure your coil is saturated with eliquid.

You can dip a few drops of eliquid directly onto the coil or atomiser. This process is called priming the coil. Alternatively, you can let your coils soak up the liquid in the tank by letting it sit for 10-15 minutes before you get started.You will also find a small quite thin drip tip on the end of your tank (mouthpiece, the part you draw from), this is suited perfectly to MTL vaping. Your tank may also have adjustable airflow, this allows you to have greater control of your inhale. You will be able to open the airflow for a more airy vape or close it for a tighter more restricted vape.

Mouth To Lung Vaping Summarised

  • Perfect for transitioning smokers looking for a cleaner alternative.
  • You will not be bellowing out huge plumes of vapour.
  • You will have the option to try higher strength nicotine. These liquids are available in all strengths from zero mg to 20mg so you can find exactly the right product for your needs.
  • MTL tanks use a smaller amount of eliquid than those with a higher VG content.
  • MTL vaping is the perfect starting point when making the switch so give it a try.
  • If you need help selecting a vape kit give us a call, send us an email or visit your local Tablites store for help, advice and guidance.


Direct to lung (DTL Vaping)

DTL vaping is usually intended for more experienced vapers as it’s a different inhalation technique to smoking regular cigarettes.

How do you vape direct to lung?

Vapour is inhaled directly into the lungs, instead of passing from the mouth to the lungs.

This technique can take some getting used to. Start by taking a slow and steady vape directly into your lungs. Look at increasing the time you are inhaling. Smooth and steady is the key to achieving this.

Once the vapour reaches your lungs, exhale. You want to avoid sucking or puffing, instead, more like taking a deep breath.

Once you get used to DTL vaping you should be able to take a long draw, just be ready to exhale fast. You will create large clouds of delicious tasting vapour.

What Eliquid do I use for DTL Vaping?

With DTL vaping you want to look for an eliquid with a high VG ratio. There are fewer strength options available because you are taking a larger draw of vapour.

You want to look at 3mg or 6mg strength eliquids. Look at DTL vaping being a shot of espresso vs MTL vaping being a large cup of coffee. Take it slow at first, and before you know it you will have mastered the art.

With high VG you will find the flavour is more amplified and the flavour options are endless. 70/30 VG/PG is the most popular mix for this style of vaping giving you excellent flavour, smooth throat hit and plenty of clouds.

What Vape Kit do I use for DTL Vaping?

For DTL vaping you will need a slightly more advanced kit, this will give you the opportunity to fully tailor every aspect of vaping, the liquid you use, wattage, voltage, etc.

You will need a high powered sub-ohm kit. What’s sub-ohm I hear you ask? Sub Ohm refers to the resistance of the coil being below 1 ohm. These devices will give a higher wattage output, most DTL vapers will set their wattage to around 40w, but some devices even go as high as 200/300watts. Crazy, right?

This style of vaping seems to be a more recreational path of vaping with less focus on nicotine strength and more about flavour and clouds production.

DTL Vaping Summarised

  • Designed for advanced vapers
  • Doesn’t closely replicate smoking a cigarette
  • You will produce large clouds of vapour
  • The flavour will be amazing
  • You will need a sub-ohm vape kit
  • You will use quite a lot of e-liquid
  • This style of vaping isn’t for everyone.

Vaping is all about preference, and finding the right e-cig for you to keep you off traditional cigarettes.

Hopefully you are a little clearer about the difference between mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping.

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