If you’re a heavy smoker, your nicotine requirements are higher than average – and that can potentially make switching to vaping a challenge for you. In order to switch to vaping successfully, you need a vaping setup that delivers nicotine with the maximum possible efficiency. You also need something that reinforces the sense of satisfaction by giving you a good, strong throat hit. The small devices that you can get from convenience stores – things like disposable vapes and e-cigarettes with pre-filled pods – probably aren’t going to satisfy you if you’re a heavy smoker. You need a vape kit that delivers a significantly higher level of satisfaction. Here at Innokin, we’ve focused a significant amount of our research and development resources on creating exactly those types of devices.
Reading this article, you’re going to learn about the products that we believe are the best vapes for heavy smokers. We’re going to explain why those devices are appropriate for people with higher nicotine needs and why they’ll help you attain a higher level of satisfaction than you’d get with the vaping devices typically available in convenience stores.
Before we discuss specific products, though, let’s approach the subject in more general terms. What are the qualities that the best vapes for heavy smokers should always have?
The Best Vape for a Heavy Smoker Uses the Mouth-to-Lung Inhaling Style for Maximum Throat Hit
One of the most important aspects of the best vapes for heavy smokers is that using one should feel like smoking a cigarette. For a vaping device to feel like a cigarette, it needs to have the same tight airflow characteristics as a cigarette. Tight airflow allows the vapor to hit your palate in much the same way that cigarette smoke would.
More importantly, though, a vaping device with tight airflow characteristics will give you the assertive throat hit that you expect. As a heavy smoker, it’s likely that you prefer full-flavored cigarettes and that you expect and crave a strong nicotine sensation in the throat when you smoke. The best vaping device for your needs should replicate that sensation because you don’t just want a device that delivers a lot of nicotine – you also want a device that makes it feel like you’re getting a lot of nicotine. Throat hit is an extremely important factor there.
The Best Vape for a Heavy Smoker Is Optimized to use High-Strength E-Liquids
As a heavy smoker, you want a device with vapor production characteristics that are perfectly balanced for your needs. Specifically, you want a low-wattage device that’s designed to work with high-nicotine e-liquids. The vapor production shouldn’t be too low, because then you might have trouble getting enough nicotine for your needs. If the device is too powerful, though, you’ll have trouble vaping at all. You’ll find a sub-ohm vaping device irritating and unpleasant with a high-strength e-liquid, regardless of how high your nicotine requirements may be.
You can generally identify a vaping device optimized for high-nicotine e-liquids just by looking at it. A device designed for high-strength e-liquids will have tight airflow characteristics, as we described in the previous section of this article. To facilitate the tight airflow, it’ll have small intake vents. It’ll also have a narrow mouthpiece that might resemble the shape and size of a cigarette filter.
The Best Vape for a Heavy Smoker Should be Refillable
Earlier in this article, we alluded to the fact that buying an e-cigarette from a convenience store is almost always a bad idea if you’re a heavy smoker. That’s partially because those vaping devices tend to feature very modest vapor production and therefore aren’t typically very satisfying for those with higher nicotine needs.
The even bigger reason why convenience store e-cigarettes aren’t the best vapes for heavy smokers, though, is because they’re simply too expensive for those with higher nicotine needs. If you need to buy a pack of pods or a new disposable vape every day, you could potentially end up paying more to vape than you would smoke. That’s not how vaping is supposed to be – it’s supposed to be more affordable than smoking. If you’re a heavy smoker, you’ll have a much better experience with a refillable device because bottled e-liquid is much less expensive than pre-filled vaping devices and pods.
The Best Vape for a Heavy Smoker Has a User-Friendly Design and Plenty of Battery Life
As a heavy smoker, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time using your first vaping device – especially in the beginning, when you’re still getting used to consuming nicotine in a different way. Considering how heavily you’re going to be using the device, you don’t want your first vape to be overly challenging or difficult to use. The way to make your switch from smoking to vaping as smooth and easy as it can be is by choosing a device that doesn’t offer a huge variety of obscure configuration options. When you gain vaping experience, you may eventually want to buy a vape mod that offers a bit more flexibility. For now, though, you want something that just works.
When you choose your first vaping device, battery life is the final major design element that you should consider. You’re going to be using your device quite heavily, and you don’t want it to spend all day on the charger. Look for a device that offers as much battery life – measured in milliampere-hours or mAh – as possible. Alternatively, buy a device with a removable battery. That way, you can use one battery while charging another in an external charger.
Innokin’s Best Vapes for Heavy Smokers
Innokin EQ FLTR
The reason why we recommend the Innokin EQ FLTR so strongly as a good vape pen for heavy smokers is that it feels more like a cigarette than any other vaping device on the market. When we designed the EQ FLTR, we wanted to create a completely new vaping paradigm that would make vaping feel virtually indistinguishable from smoking. We did that by giving the device a soft biodegradable tip that feels like a cigarette filter in the mouth and helps to give the device the same airflow characteristics as a cigarette. The Innokin EQ FLTR is a great choice for heavy smokers because you won’t find a more authentic vaping experience anywhere.
Innokin Sceptre Tube
If you’re a heavy smoker, you want a vaping device that’s capable of producing big, satisfying clouds – and one of the easiest ways to enjoy maximum cloud production is by buying a vaping device that uses a manual fire button rather than automatic draw-based firing. That’s because draw-based firing always introduces a slight delay before vapor production. When you use a device with a fire button, on the other hand, you can press the button before you start inhaling. You’ll get bigger clouds as a result.
The Innokin Sceptre Tube is one of the simplest and most powerful small vape pens on the market with manual button-based firing. With fully adjustable airflow, two selectable power levels and a massive built-in 1,300 mAh battery, the Sceptre Tube is designed from the ground up to deliver an extremely satisfying experience for heavy smokers.
Innokin Kroma Z
If you need a vaping device that delivers a bit more power than the average beginner-friendly vape, we think you’ll love the Innokin Kroma Z. Although it offers plenty of options for different coils and power settings, it’s still extremely user friendly. The adjustable airflow and multiple included mouthpieces will help to ensure that you can get the tight cigarette-like draw you want.
The Innokin Kroma Z has a built-in 3,000 mAh battery, so battery life won’t be a problem for you with this device even if you’re a very heavy smoker. The Kroma Z is compatible with all Innokin Z vape coils, and replacing the coil is a simple matter of lifting the pod out of the device, pulling the old coil out of the pod and pushing in a new one. You’ll also love the Kroma Z for heavy vaping because you can refill the pod without removing it from the device.
The Innokin Sensis is a pod mod that’s simple and incredibly user-friendly for new vapers – but under the hood, you’ll find some special features that make this one of the most innovative vaping devices ever created. The Innokin Sensis features an all-new vaping mode that we call FØ. In FØ mode, the Sensis uses Alternating Current power delivery rather than the traditional Direct Current to deliver the smoothest and most satisfying vaping experience on the market.
The fact that it delivers such a satisfying vaping experience is one reason why the Innokin Sensis is such a great vape for heavy smokers, but it isn’t the only reason. We’ve also added a completely new feature to this device – called Refresh – that you won’t find anywhere else. As a heavy vaper, you’re going to spend a lot of time using your device. Heavy vaping, however, creates a risk of burning the wick in your device’s atomizer coil – and that can ruin the coil’s flavor. Refresh mode pulses the coil with a low level of power between puffs. That replenishes the wick with e-liquid, helping to ensure that it won’t burn.