Everybody does it, and half the fun of the vaping hobby is watching the billowing vapor clouds drift off. Especially for those vapers that can blow rings or other similar tricks.
But are big clouds a bad thing? There are certainly some vapers that're better at it than others. So much so that there are now organized competitions about the biggest clouds, rating it by the longest duration, most volume and so on. Vaping has really become popular in the last 5-10 years, and a lot of devices and e-liquids on the market today are at best experimental, and at worst harmful. Despite all of the current restrictions, vaping is still a new and lightly regulated industry that requires careful scrutiny to make sure the best products are being made.
Bigger clouds requires more e-liquid, and while even the most efficient wicking systems, coils, and MODs can make big clouds out of small amounts, the more the vaper consumes, the more risk they can run. While there are many reputable dealers in the market, the bad actors can still sell a product that is untested. This can very easily result in vaping harmful substances from shady companies.
On top of that, vaping hasn't gotten to the point where one set of components will last indefinitely. Throwing big clouds can put unneeded wear and tear on the wicks, coils and battery life of the device it. Shoddy (and potentially unsafe) materials, combined with manufacturers that do not know the first thing about vape safety, can make such devices bad for a vaper's well-being and their wallet.
Between untested, potentially harmful e-liquids, and unsafe devices, bigger clouds can increase a normally nonexistent risk into something much worse. Vaping is often described as a better alternative to tobacco, but with big clouds comes bigger risk, and things can easily go up in smoke.
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