Most people who are considering switching from cigarettes to vaping look at the different types of devices, e-liquid flavors and nicotine levels, and vape styles. When you’re in this research phase, you’ll probably start hearing about the two methods of vaping: mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct-to-lung (DTL). MTL and DTL vaping methods are often thrown at new vapers, so we’re going to break them down for you.
What is Mouth-to-Lung Vaping?
Mouth-to-Lung is the method ex-smokers are accustomed to. It involves inhaling the vapor into your mouth and holding it there, then inhaling again into your lungs, allowing you to taste the flavors as much as possible. Because it mimics that of smoking cigarettes and many vapers are ex-smokers, this is the most common type of vaping for beginners.
What is Direct-to-Lung Vaping?
For more experienced vapers, the Direct-to-Lung hit can be more satisfying and can even elevate your dopamine levels. This method allows you to take the vapor directly from the device into your lungs. This method produces much larger vape clouds.
What is the Difference between Mouth-to-Lung and Direct-to-Lung?
First, there isn’t a right or wrong answer as to which vaping method is superior. If you want larger cloud production, DTL vaping would be a good option. If you are looking to taste the vapor flavor or mimic the feeling of cigarettes, then you’ll want to use the MTL method. The method you decide works best for you is going to help you determine which vaping device style you’ll want, as well as the makeup of your e-liquid.
● Vaping devices: Many of the devices commercially available are generally made for MTL vaping. If DTL is your preferred method, you’ll need to look for devices that are made specifically for direct lung hits.
● Nicotine levels: Juices with high nicotine levels (more than 3mg) will hit you harder when you’re vaping directly into your lungs. This can cause coughing fits, chest discomfort, dizziness, or nausea.
● E-liquid makeup: For MTL vaping, e-liquids with high Propylene Glycol (PG) and low Vegetable Glycerin (VG) allow you to taste the flavors more. E-liquids with high VG and low PG levels are better for DTL hits and are specifically made for larger clouds.