Ecig vs Vape

It just might be one of the most common questions in the industry. Is there a difference between an e-cig and a vape? And if so, what is it?  

TL;DR—They're very similar and often used interchangeably, but there are a few small differences. This article highlights those differences and where each is best suited. 

All Vuse devices are both e-cigarettes and vapes – because all e-cigarettes are vapes but not all vapes are e-cigarettes. Confused yet? We'll explain. 

What is an E-cigarette?

E-cigarettes (aka e-cigs or cigalikes) are battery-powered devices that work by heating a liquid into an aerosol that you inhale and exhale. They are often small devices, and typically engaged by inhaling or pressing a power button on the device. Within seconds, the battery heats the coil to vaporize the e-liquid.  

E-cigarettes are popular among (adult 21+) vapers because they don't have many parts, which means setup and maintenance is simple. They may have disposable or rechargeable batteries, and they feature disposable e-liquid cartridges, which reduce the hassle of refilling tanks. 

E-cigarettes are ideal if you want low-cost, convenient vaping devices. They require little maintenance and no refill, so it's as simple as replacing the e-liquid cartridge and charging the battery. 

What Is a Vape?

A vape refers broadly to any vaping device, including e-cigarettes. Some vapes, like ones with refillable tanks, can offer a wider range of features and customizations than e-cigarettes. However, that can also mean more complexity and maintenance.

Vapes work just like e-cigarettes—they have a heating coil that's powered by the battery and vaporizes the e-liquid in the device. But some vapes have a refillable tank to hold the e-liquid (instead of a disposable pod). When the tank runs out on those devices, you need to refill the tank with more e-liquid (as opposed to simply inserting a new disposable pod).

What Are Vuse Devices?

Vuse provides a range of vaping products in different formats. For example, the Vuse Alto is a vape pod mod, while the Vuse Vibe is a vape pen. If you're looking for cigalikes that more closely resemble traditional cigarettes, you may like the Vuse Solo or Vuse Ciro.

When it comes down to it, both e-cigs and vapes can offer an exceptional vaping experience, so it's all about your preferences. The Vuse Alto is our most customizable option—you can choose from three flavors, three nicotine levels, and lots of different colors on the vape itself. Check out the Alto Complete Kit for details.