How do pods and vape pens work?
Before we get to the different types of devices, let’s start out with the basics – how do vapes work and what are the different parts they’re made of?
A vaporizer (also called an e-cigarette/e-cig or a vape/vape pen) is a device that uses a small, internal heating element called a coil to heat an e-liquid and turn it into vapor that can be inhaled. In basic terms, vapes consist of four main parts – a mouthpiece, battery, e-liquid container, and heating element. While every device has all four parts, their configuration will vary depending on the model you’re using. More complicated vapes tend to have all four parts separate, so they can be changed and modified by users. But more convenient models, like pod vapes (also called vape pens), generally have three of the elements – the mouthpiece, heating coil, and pre-filled e-liquid container – all together in one easy-to-replace piece.