Understanding The Differences Between MTL And DTL Vaping

When you first start vaping, there is no denying that there is quite a lot to get your head around. Not only do you need to navigate the market and purchase a vaping device, but you also need to choose the right e-liquids too. On top of this, it is likely that you will also have to figure out your vaping style as well. Understandably, this can all be quite complicated if you’ve never vaped before, but our team here at The Vape Life can help. 

It is likely that when going to purchase your first vape, you will have seen or heard the acronyms MTL and DTL. Understanding these can be really helpful when you’re new to vaping, so below we will look into these two vaping styles in much more detail. 

What is MTL?

MTL stands for Mouth To Lung and once you know that, this vaping style is quite self-explanatory. Essentially, when you inhale on your vape, you will take the vapour into your mouth for a moment before inhaling it into your lungs. This is incredibly similar to the way that people smoke tobacco cigarettes and provides the distinctive ‘throat hit’.

What is DTL?

DTL stands for Direct To Lung and again, it is exactly what you expect from its name. With this vaping style, you take the vapour directly into your lungs without holding it in your mouth at all. You will essentially be taking in a big breath and allowing the vapour to enter your lungs before then breathing out as you usually would. 

The differences between these vaping styles 

There are a number of differences between these two vaping styles and the most obvious being that MTL vaping is often considered to be much easier than DTL vaping. The vast majority of first time vapers, even if they haven’t smoked before, will start with a MTL vaping style because it is often what comes more naturally to them. 

You may notice that the flavour will be highly intense when you inhale directly into your lungs and the e-liquid that you purchase will need to be slightly thicker too, ideally 70% VG or above. It is also worth pointing out that you won’t require as high a nicotine percentage either, even if you used to be a heavy smoker you can satisfy cravings with less nicotine. As there is lot more vape produced in DTL vaping style, using more eliquid which also results in more nicotine being vaped. 

As far as a vaping device is concerned, you will need a much more powerful device with a higher wattage when taking up a DTL vaping style. The majority of vape pens are only designed for MTL vaping, so you will require a vape pod or a sub ohm device instead. If you’re ever unsure which device to purchase, a vape shop will be able to advise you further for the vaping style you choose. 

Choosing the right vaping style for you 

Ultimately, when choosing between a MTL and DTL vape style, it all comes down to personal preference. Think about the overall vaping experience you’re wanting, for example; if you’d like to mimic smoking a tobacco cigarette then MTL will be best but if you’re interested in creating huge clouds of smoke then DTL will be better. 

It is often recommended that people start with MTL vaping and if the experience isn’t intense enough and they start vaping more and more often, then it may be worth trying DTL instead. It is likely that the change in vaping style will be able to satisfy your needs even if you’re not vaping as frequently, which can be beneficial. 

Of course, if you purchase a vape device that allows you to try both MTL and DTL vaping styles, then you can see for yourself which you’d prefer long term.

Purchasing your first vape device 

Hopefully, the information above will be beneficial to anyone who is new to vaping and it will make purchasing your first vape a little bit easier. It goes without saying that your vaping style may change over time and whilst you may start as an MTL vaper, you may eventually change to DTL and this isn’t abnormal. It is all about finding what’s right for you and ensuring that you enjoy your vaping experience.

If you would like to find out more about MTL and/or DTL vaping, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our experienced team of vape experts will gladly assist you further in this regard. We can also help you to find the best vape products and whether you’re looking for a simple e-cigarette or something more advanced, we can point you in the right direction and ensure you’re investing in the best brands. 

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