Does Vaping Smell? Tips for Reducing Smell of Vape Juice

Whether you're a current or ex-smoker, it's no secret that smoking smells. This is something that many smokers themselves wish wasn't that case, and probably more so the non-smokers around them. If you're looking to turn to vapes, you may wonder whether they smell just as much. 

In this blog, we will explore the topic of vaping smell, compare it to traditional smoking, and provide tips on how to minimise the smell of vaping. Whether you're a seasoned vaper or just starting out, this information will be valuable to you and those around you. So, let's get started and learn more about reducing the smell of vape juice.

Does Vaping Smell?

This is a question that many people have when considering making the switch from traditional smoking to vaping. The answer is yes, vaping does have a scent, but it is generally much less potent and offensive than the smell of traditional smoke. The type of smell associated with vaping is also described as very different to that of cigarettes as they often provide a sweet, fruity, or floral smell, depending on the e-liquid flavours used. 

This is because the prominent ingredients in vape juice are just vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, and flavourings, and none of which are terrible chemicals. Factors that can affect the smell of vape juice include the quality of the ingredients used, the type of device being used, and the VG/PG ratio of the e-liquid itself. For example, using lower quality ingredients or a less well-designed device can result in a stronger odour. 

Will vaping make my clothes smell?

One of the major downsides to smoking is how cigarette smoke will cling to your clothes. The problem is, it isn't just your clothes that the smells cling to either. It can commonly cling to your curtains, walls, your hair and a lot more. 

The great thing about vaping is that the vapour doesn't cling to your clothes in the same way. If you were to walk into a room that someone has been vaping in recently, the room would likely have the scent of whatever vape liquid has been used. The good news is, it will not stick to you the same way cigarette smoke would. 

How to Reduce Smell of Vape Juice

If you're looking to minimise the smell associated with vaping, there are several steps you can take. We're going to look at some easy tips that are guaranteed to help reduce the smell of your vape liquid. 

Don't vape indoors

One of the most effective ways to reduce the smell of vaping is to simply avoid vaping indoors. It may sound obvious, but it is something that a lot of vapers often disregard. When you vape indoors, the scent can linger in the air for an extended period of time and be difficult to eliminate quickly. 

If vaping indoors, ensure it's your own space

If you must vape indoors, it's important to ensure that it's in your own space. This means that you have control over the ventilation, air flow, and the environment. This will help to minimise the amount of odour that remains in the air and on surfaces.

If you're vaping in a shared space, such as a living room, it's important to be mindful of those you share the space with and to take steps to reduce the odour. 

Exhale the vapour out of a window

By vaping out of a window, the scent will quickly dissipate into the fresh air, reducing the likelihood of it lingering and causing discomfort to those around you. This is especially true if you choose to vape in a well-ventilated area or an open-air space.

Use a smaller vape kit

Using a smaller vape kit can have a significant impact in reducing the smell of vaping. Using smaller devices, less powerful devices such as pod kits produce discreet clouds of vapour compared to the more powerful sub-ohm vape kits. This is due to pod kits being designed for mouth-to-lung vaping whereas sub-ohm devices are for direct-to-lung vaping. Less vapour means less particles that are being exhaled into the air. 

To clue yourself up on the differences between vape devices, read our beginner's guide to vape kits

Get your VG/PG mix right

This kind of goes hand in hand with the previous points, but using the right VG/PG mix can also help to reduce the scent. This is because larger, more powerful sub-ohm vape kits use shortfills and high VG e-liquids. 

Don't use a burnt coil

When you vape, the coil in your device heats up the e-liquid, producing vapour that you inhale. However, over time, the coil can burn out, producing an unpleasant smell that can be difficult to get rid of. It’s important to know when to replace your coil and look out for telltale signs such as an unpleasant, burning smell emanating from the coil.

As well as this, prime your new coil before using it by saturating it with e-liquid. This can help prevent dry hits and burning. Using a wattage that is too high for your coil can cause it to burn out more quickly. Make sure to stay within the recommended wattage range for your coil.

Taking long, continuous drags on your device can cause the coil to overheat and burn out more quickly. Take breaks between puffs to allow the coil to cool down.

Air rooms out regularly

If possible, open windows to allow fresh air to circulate through the room. This can help dissipate any lingering vapour. Using fans or ventilation systems can help move air around and reduce any lingering smells. Consider using a ceiling fan or portable fan to help circulate air. Using air fresheners, such as sprays or diffusers, can help mask any lingering smells. Consider using a scent that complements the flavours of your e-liquid for a more pleasant experience.

Clean surfaces

Vaping can leave behind a residue on surfaces, such as walls or furniture. Regularly cleaning these surfaces can help reduce any odours that may be lingering

Use e-liquids with less strong flavours

One way to minimise the smell of vaping is to use e-liquids with less strong flavours. Some e-liquids, particularly those with strong fruity or sweet flavours, can leave a lingering aroma that may not be desirable to everyone. Opting for e-liquids with milder flavours, such as menthol or tobacco, can help reduce any unpleasant odours.

In conclusion

Whilst vaping can leave a smell behind, it is nothing compared to that of the smell left by smoking cigarettes. However, that's not to say that everyone appreciates walking into a room of vapour. Therefore, we recommend following these tips to ensure that you keep the smell for vaping at a minimum. For any other vaping-related questions, feel free to contact us today.

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