What is stealth vaping? And how do you choose the right stealth vaping kit?
Switching from smoking to vaping solves lots of problems:
- It comes with a significantly lower health risk (according to Public Health England, vaping is 95% less risky for your health than smoking).
- There are no unpleasant odors that typically settle in your hair and clothing with smoking
- Second-hand vaping has no known side-effects (while we are all aware of the dangers of second-hand smoking,
- Vaping is also much lighter on your wallet
However, at least part of the stigma associated with smoking has traveled over to vaping — and there may be a variety of situations where you wouldn’t want to accentuate the fact that you are vaping.
This is where stealth vaping comes in.
What is stealth vaping?
Stealth vaping is vaping without letting others know that you are. It’s a handy skill to have if you don’t want to be the center of attention or simply feel like keeping your vaping experience to yourself.
How to stealth vape?
There are two main things that make stealth vaping possible: a compact and discreet mod and the right technique. The first thing you will need to do is get the right vaping gear. Stealth vaping with a giant box mod is simply not an option, no matter how skilled of a vaper you may be.
So, how do you choose the right mod for stealth vaping?
There are several must-have features in a stealth vape kit — and we’ll go over them by looking at the iQ AIR, our lightest and smallest mod.
Compact. The smaller your mod is, the easier it will be to use it without being seen. The iQ AIR measures just 16.5mm x 6.5mm x 110mm and is one of the lightest mods on the market.
Quick to use. Your stealth mod needs to be really easy and quick to use — the iQ AIR is draw activated and there is no need to adjust any settings or press any buttons.
Discreet. If you don’t want others to know that you are vaping, your mod needs to play the part. The iQ AIR comes in a matte black color and is perfectly shaped if you want to hide it up to your sleeve.
Satisfying. If you are being discreet about your vaping, it makes sense to not do it too frequently. AIR works with pre-filled nic salt pods that come in higher nicotine concentrations and make for a satisfying vape with even a few puffs.
And there you have it — once you’ve found the right mod for your stealth vaping sessions, you are all set to go. Now, you just need to pick up a few stealth vaping moves.
Stealth vaping is no rocket science — but you will still need to keep a few things in mind and give yourself some time to practice.
There are two main zero vaping techniques:
The first one involves taking multiple shorts inhales. You should take a small puff and hold the exhale. Instead, inhale a bit of air again via the mouth and nose. Do this at least one more time and hold your breath for a few seconds before exhaling through pursed lips.
Another way to zero vapes is by taking a quick puff and then long deep inhales (at least five seconds) to bring it into the lungs. Once again, you will need to exhale with pursed lips.
Plus, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Hide your LEDs. Even if you are using the very subtle and discreet iQ AIR, the small LED indicator in the bottom part of the device that lights up when you take a hit may easily give you away. Thus, do remember to cover the light with your hand — or, alternatively, conceal it with a piece of tape or other material.
Don’t huff and puff. If you want to vape stealthily, you can’t take big puffs. Even minimal cloud devices like IQ AIR can produce quite a bit of vapor when you take a long draw. To not draw attention to yourself (pun intended), inhale lightly and exhale through pursed lips.
Select the right flavors. While big clouds are the key thing to avoid if you want to be discreet, they are not the only thing that may give you away as a vaper. If you are vaping a strong-smelling pungent e-juice, the chances are you will get some attention from those nearby. So, what should you vape? It’s probably best to go with something light and airy, like a citrusy blend, menthol, mint, etc.