Vaping: The Mechanics (infographic)

Components of a Vaping Device (e-cigarettes, vape pens, vapes, mods, tanks, e-hookahs)

  • Mouthpiece
  • Tank or reservoir (for vaping liquid)
  • Heating element
  • Battery

Many shapes and sizes

Contents of Vaping Liquid (e-liquid)

  • A carrier solvent
    Usually propylene glycol and/or glycerol
  • Flavours
    Consists of chemicals
  • Nicotine (possibly)
    Levels can vary

How it Works: From liquid to vapour

  1. Vaping liquid, which contains chemicals, is heated to become an aerosol
  2. The aerosol is inhaled through the mouth and lungs where it is absorbed into the bloodstream
  3. The remaining aerosol in exhaled

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