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The Difference Between Mouth to Lung vs Direct to Lung Vaping


4 June 2021

Words by webvitality

If you are new to vaping, there are two different ways of vaping, known as mouth to lung (MTL) vaping, and direct to lung (DTL) vaping. Let’s show you what these are both about, the differences, and how they can alter your vaping experience.

What Does MTL and DTL Mean?

MLT, which refers to mouth to lung inhaling, where you take the E-Liquid vapour into your mouth, and hold it there in your mouth before you take it into your lungs. This is closer to what cigarette smokers experience. For people giving up cigarettes, they would be more used to the idea of lung vaping. Smokers have to suck in the smoke from cigarettes, gather it in their mouth before they take it into their lungs.

DTL, short for direct to lung inhaling, is where you inhale the vapour directly down into your lungs without holding it in your mouth. Think of it like taking a deep breath. Many people do not vape like this when they start, but it is a more intense and satisfying way to enjoy vaping.

How Do You Mouth to Lung Vape? 

If your device is capable of MTL vaping, make sure the airflow is partially restricted. You take a smooth and steady drag into your mouth, much longer than a cigarette, and hold the vapour in your mouth. You then inhale it into the lungs completely before you exhale. 

How Do You Direct to Lung Vape? 

To do this, make sure the airflow controls on the device are open, as this will allow for a more airy vape. All you need to do is take a long and smooth vape straight into the lungs, much like if you are breathing.

Which Is Better?

To decide which is better, there are a few factors to consider. When you refer to mouth to lung, it will give you a better hit in the throat than direct to lung vaping. This will closely mimic the sensation of smoking cigarettes. In addition, it is a better way to make your e-liquid last longer. When you are vaping in this way, it is a great transition from tobacco cigarettes to vaping full-time. If you are using direct to lung vaping, this will produce greater vapour clouds, but it will deplete your e-liquid supply

You also should consider your previous experience of smoking and inhaling. For example, if you have smoked previously, mouth to lung inhaling is a better option. However, if you use direct to lung, this can be more intense and makes you cough. In addition, some prefer mouth to lung because they get more flavour from the vape. When you use direct to lung, the flavour is more concentrated. 

As you can see, there are a few things to consider when it comes to the two different types of vaping. While you may have been smoking a lot, and you are new to vaping, mouth to lung mimics smoking, but direct to lung can give you a bigger hit right away. Both are great ways to enjoy vaping, but at the end of the day, the choice is yours.

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