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Sub Ohm Vaping

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Sub Ohm vaping, DTL vaping, direct-to-lung vaping, with so many different terms it’s easy to see why so many people new to vaping get confused. In this article, we’re going to explore the ins and outs of what Sub Ohm vaping is and the devices needed to do it.

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What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

Have you ever seen a vaper exhaling large clouds of voluminous vapour, and wondered how they did it? Sub Ohm vaping, also known as direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping, is a style of vaping for experienced vapers who like to get creative with their vapour. Sub Ohm vaping requires a different inhalation technique to regular vaping (mouth-to-lung), and it also requires a specific vape device for direct-to-lung vaping. But what exactly is Sub Ohm vaping? Sub Ohm vaping is when you inhale vapour from the mouthpiece directly into your lungs, bypassing your mouth and in turn creating more vapour.

How to Sub Ohm Vape?

Using a direct-to-lung vape device, take a slow and steady draw directly into your lungs. Sub Ohm vaping is all about technique, so avoid taking sharp drags. Once it reaches your lungs exhale those clouds of vapour out.

When it comes to Sub Ohm vape devices, not all devices are created equal. You’ll have little to no luck creating voluminous clouds of vapour without the right type of device. A Sub Ohm device should have a decent battery with a good quality Sub Ohm coil. The coil should be less than 1.0 Ohms, this allows the user to create large clouds of vapour. (1)

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Factors that might affect Sub Ohm vaping(2)

Wattage: The electrical current that runs through your vape device is measured in amps. And it’s the electrical current that creates heat, this conversion is measured in watts. Therefore, adjusting the wattage affects the temperature produced by the coil.

Coil Resistance: Sub Ohm coils have a lower resistance and heat up faster. This is because the electrical current that runs through them moves at a greater speed. If you’re a Sub Ohm vaper, the coil you use will have a resistance of less than 1.0 Ohms, this means the device can produce more vapour.

Battery Voltage: Voltage is electrical pressure. When you adjust the voltage on your vape device, you are changing the electrical pressure that’s running through it. The more pressure, the more heat, so a higher voltage produces more vapour.

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Now that we’ve explored the ins and outs of what Sub Ohm vaping is, the device needed to do it, you can decide if Sub Ohm vaping is for you. You can read more about direct-to-lung and mouth-to-lung vaping in our article here.

While the devices referenced in this article are direct-to-lung, Vuse exclusively stocks mouth-to-lung devices, such as the rechargeable Vuse Go Reload and ePod 2 vape devices. Get yours at Vusionry, our vape specialty store in Newmarket, your local vape retailer, or online here at vuse.co.nz.


(1) Volatile aldehyde emissions from “sub-ohm” vaping devices, Environmental Research, 197. Cancelada, L. et al. (2021).

(2) What is Sub-ohm vaping, Vaporesso (2019)