Mouth to Lung Vaping vs Direct Lung Vaping

If you’re new to vaping it can be tricky getting to grips with all the terminology and techniques out there. If you’ve ever looked into ecigs, you probably have heard about mouth to lung vaping and direct-lung vaping. But what do these terms mean and which style is right for you? Don’t worry, the experts here at SBS will explain it all…

Defining Mouth-to-Lung and Direct-Lung Inhaling 

Mouth-to-lung Inhaling - What is mouth to lung vaping?

When you inhale MTL, you take the vapor into your mouth and hold it there before inhaling it into your lungs. This process has a tighter draw and is closer to the experience of smoking a cigarette. In addition, this style of vaping produces a more potent throat hit. 

How to to MTL Vape:

  1. Take a consistent, smooth drag straight into the mouth (a longer drag than smoking a cig)
  2. Hold the vapor in your mouth
  3. Inhale the vapor into your lungs 
  4. Exhale

Direct-Lung Inhaling

Direct-Lung vaping, on the other hand, is when you inhale the vapor straight to your lungs without holding it in your mouth. 

How to DL Vape - How to inhale direct to lung vape: 

  1. Check your device to make sure the airflow controls are open
  2. Take a long, thorough vape draw directly into the lungs
  3. Exhale smoothly 

What Type of Vaping is Best for you? 

Now that we’ve defined and talked about the basics of these two styles of vaping, you might  be wondering which type is ideal for you. Let’s get into the advantages of each style. 

Advantages of MTL Vaping

Most beginners prefer mouth to lung vaping. This is because it delivers a better throat hit, making it more akin to smoking a traditional cigarette. The tighter draw is also easier to get the hang of at first. In addition, some vapers feel MTL vaping has an increased flavor potency. 

Advantages of DL Vaping

Direct to lung vaping is a more advanced technique that is preferred by those seeking huge puffy clouds and a more intense vaping experience. It is also more associated with more advanced mod devices and customization, so if you’re very into the cutting edge of the vape world, DL vaping is the ticket for you. 

Vape Juice Considerations 

There are a couple of factors to consider when choosing an e liquid depending on the style of vaping you prefer. Let’s explore them… 

  1. VG/PG Ratio

MTL Vaping

MTL vapers usually go for vape liquid with a higher PG (propylene glycol) ratio. High PG vape liquids provide more of a throat hit and work better with MTL devices. Nicotine salts are another option which allow you to dial up the nicotine satisfaction without the typically associated harshness. 

DL Vaping

Direct lung vapers tend to prefer high VG (vegetable glycerin) ratio e liquids. The VG makes the liquids more viscous, allowing for the production of giant clouds. 70/30 VG/PG and 80/20 VG/PG ratios are popular amongst DL vapers. 

  1. Nicotine Strengths

MTL Vaping

MTL vapers often are looking for the experience of smoking a traditional cigarette but in vape form. This means they tend to gravitate towards higher nicotine strengths to replicate that experience. However, it is important to be flexible and adjust your nicotine content according to your vaping frequency and preferences. 

DL Vaping

Direct lung vaping with a more powerful vape mod produces bigger clouds, aka significantly more vapor. Because of this, DL vapers usually gravitate towards lower nicotine levels to balance out the increased vapor. 0.6%. 0.3% and 0% are some common strengths that are popular. 

We hope this guide was helpful in explaining the differences between MTL and DL vaping. South Beach Smoke is your destination for all your premium ecig needs. Whether you’re looking for Starter Kits, cartridges, or bundles with amazing value, we have you covered.