What is Straight to Lung?

3 May 2016

Getting into a niche activity like vaping can be very daunting, especially when it comes to the different terms used. Some vaping terminology is lost on even the most experienced of vapers, so there’s no need to worry about feeling left out. At Vape Mountain, we're here to part the clouds of confusion from your eyes, helping you in whatever way possible to get the most from your e-cigarette.

Straight to the Point

Straight to lung is a type of vaping inhalation. It means breathing in when you vape and taking the vapour straight into your lungs, just like you would if you were breathing normally. 

In fact, straight to lung is one of the two main types on inhaling. The other is mouth-to lung, where you first draw the vapour into your mouth and then bring it into your lung. 

What’s the Difference?

The practical difference between these two varies depending on who you ask. Some find that mouth-to-lung vaping gives a better flavour, whereas others will stand by straight to lung inhaling as an overall more satisfying experience. 

Sub-ohm tanks usually require straight to lung inhaling for an effective vape, as sub-ohm tanks create more heat and thus require a greater airflow, which mouth to lung inhaling isn’t great for providing.

Either way, straight to lung inhaling takes a lot of vaping experience and usually results in a coughing fit for newer vapers the first time they try it. The vapour produced by an e-cigarette is thicker than conventional cigarette smoke and as a result is harder to go down instantly.

To STL or Not to STL

Whether or not you should use straight to lung inhaling as your method of choice is entirely up to you. According to long-term vapers, there’s no difference in how much nicotine you get when you use the different methods, so if you feel your throat isn’t up to straight to lung inhalation, don’t sweat it.

A Breath by Any Other Name…

As you might expect, straight to lung isn’t the only phrase used to describe this form of inhaling. You may have also heard it referred to as direct lung inhaling, a lung hit or even a straight lung hit.

Different vapers will likely call it different things, but once you figure out the basics behind it you’ll easily be able to work out what each person means when they use their own term for straight to lung inhaling.

Feel comfortable with straight to lung vaping? Or at least comfortable knowing what it is? Head on over to Vape Mountain and check out our range of e-liquids and vaping accessories.

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