How To Choose The Right Vape Pen For You

There are all kinds of different vapes on the market, from disposable vape pens to highly customizable box mods. When you’re new to vaping, the selection can seem a bit daunting—but we’re here to help. 

This article will help you select the perfect vape for your needs. First, we’ll review some of the questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a vape; from there, we’ll go into a few different options that might suit your needs.

Why Are You Vaping? Determining Your Needs

There are a lot of different reasons that people vape:

  • They’re looking to stop smoking
  • They want a more subtle way of smoking
  • They want to tinker with vapes
  • They want to blow large clouds
  • And more!

Depending on why you want to vape, here are some of the things you should be thinking about:

  • What kind of hit do you want? Mouth-to-lung (MTL) more accurately replicates the feeling of smoking cigarettes, while direct-to-lung (DTL) leads to bigger clouds.
  • Are you looking for a more subtle device? Disposables are often sleek and discrete, while box mods are quite large (and not subtle at all).
  • Are you looking for customization? Starter kits and box mods offer excellent customization, but there’s less ease of use. Disposables are easy to use, but what you see is what you get—you can’t customize your experience.

Choosing Your Vape


Disposables are among the most popular vapes; they’re convenient, affordable, and a great choice for anyone trying vaping for the first time. Most disposables have the following features:

  • A mouth-to-lung (MTL) hit, similar to smoking cigarettes
  • A 50/50 VG/PG ratio, offering vapour that replicates cigarette smoke
  • A salt nic formulation, offering the potential for higher levels of nicotine (great for frequent smokers looking to cut back)
  • A discreet vape pen that can fit in your pocket

Disposables come in a wide variety of flavours. The biggest downsides to disposables are that they’re not customizable, lead to more waste, and, over time, are more expensive than reusable vapes. 

Starter Kits

Starter kits balance the advantages of disposables and the benefits of box mods. Our starter kits are affordable and come in various styles, from sleek and discrete to large and powerful. 

Our starter kits come with refillable and rechargeable devices; some offer both MTL and DTL hits. They’re a great starting point (it’s right there in the name!) for anyone who wants a more durable, sophisticated, and environmentally friendly vaping experience. You don’t need to customize starter kits, but you can— and that’s their beauty. 

Box Mods

Box mods are the most customizable vapes. They’re usually designed for more advanced vapers—the folks who like to tinker and cloud chase. These vapes are often engineered with DTL and sub-ohm vaping in mind; you’ll have to build your own coils. These are the most complicated and least discreet vapes on the market, but they’re also by far the most powerful and customizable.


There’s a massive variety of different vapes available on the market; the one that’s right for you will vary. Here at Cold Turkey Vape Shop in Winnipeg, we have all kinds of vapes available online and in-store. You can also stop in for more advice—our staff will be more than happy to help you find the best vape for your needs.

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