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What is a vape mod or advanced personal vaporiser?

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One of the most confusing things about vaping culture is the number of models and types of vape pens that are available. Sure, you’ve got your regular Closed System devices, but what about something bigger, the ones described as Vape Mods or Advanced Personal Vaporisers (APVs)?

People just getting started in vaping, and indeed some who have been vaping for a while, can become confused by such terms. They seem unclear and pose more questions than they answer. What makes them a mod? What’s advanced about them? Are these kinds of vaping devices appropriate for me and my level of vaping? In this section, blu explores what Vape Mods and APVs are as well as why people use them.

What is a Mod and is it different from Advanced Personal Vaporiser?

These two words essentially describe the same thing: a bigger, bulkier, more complicated vaping device. It takes its cue from a regular vape pen but is enhanced (or modified, hence the ‘Mod’ name) to include certain advanced features.

These advancements can take many forms. Perhaps the battery is bigger and will last longer. Perhaps the mechanism used to heat the e-liquid is more powerful. Perhaps the refill has a higher capacity, allowing it to contain more e-liquid. Whatever the enhancements are, you’re unlikely to find them in regular cig-a-likes or vape pens; only in advanced or modified models.

Why do people use Vape Mods and Advanced Personal Vaporisers?

It’s all about personal preference. Some vapers find that the performance of a cig-a-like or vape pen doesn’t suit the kind of experience they want. Vape Mods offer enhanced performance for these advanced vapers and allow them to experiment.

Should I use a Vape Mod?

It depends on how long you’ve been vaping and what kind of experience you want. If you’ve been vaping for a long time and want to try something new, an Advanced Personal Vaporiser can offer you the options you’re looking for. However, if you’re new to vaping, or are still feeling your way, Advanced Personal Vaporisers can confuse and make it more difficult for you to understand the community.

What’s more, they can pose a potential risk if you’re unsure of what you’re doing. The enhancements in Vape Mods are designed to create an enhanced taste and deliver a greater sensation. If you’re not accustomed to such an experience, you could find it difficult to take. So if you’re unsure of whether you should consider an Advanced Personal Vaporiser, you should stick to a cig-a-like or regular vape pen.


Advanced Personal Vaporisers are given the title for a reason: they’re more complex than a standard vape pen. For that reason, you should only start using Advanced Personal Vaporisers if you understand what they are and what they offer. If you’re new to vaping, or don’t feel like you have the necessary understanding, keep using your cig-a-like or [vape pen.]



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