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Let’s talk vape. Over the past four or five years, vaping has exploded in popularity — and millions have made the switch from traditional cigarettes to vapes. Vaping products in Texas are designed for pleasure. As a result, America’s love affair with vaping is right up there with Bonnie and Clyde.

Consumers love it. Make no mistake about it. In fact, according to a recent Gallup Poll, nearly one in 10 adults vapes every week. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of vaping or want to connect with a community of individuals with expert knowledge of vaping, you’ve come to the right place.

Houston, we do not have a problem!

Let’s walk through some of the basics.

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Vaping has changed lives, offering more control — and giving options to consumers like never before. New to vaping? Well we are here to help, with device and e-liquid selection based on your preference, lifestyle and desires. Everything about vaping is customizable, from the hit, to the vapor production to the e-liquid flavors.

There are a lot of options some work well together, others not so much, this can be daunting for a new vaper. That’s were years of expertise and knowledge come into play. You do not have to do it alone.

Follow this little guide and you will be an aficionado in no time.


What is a Vape?

~ an electronic device that heats a liquid turning it into an aerosol, which the user, a vaper, inhales

We cover, describe, and explain the basics, which will likely never change and continue to work the same. However, the form factor, size, and material they are made may change. Nevertheless, the concepts of functionality remain constant. Regardless of what type of device you are using the core concepts of functionality is basically the same.

All vaping devices include some version of the following:

vape battery
a Battery
drip tip
a Drip Tip
vape coil
a Coil
vape tank
a Tank

What are the different types of vapes?

Here is a brief overview of the 3 main types of vape devices; follow the links below for more detailed information.  

The most basic is the disposable vape. The standard non refillable option, with no coils to change. Just vape it, charge it and chuck it. 

Next is the pod device. Is a small, sleek vape device with easy to change coils or pods. 

Finally, the vape mod also employs a tank. This style of vape device can vary and be quite large to compact and easy to carry.  

Vaping uses heat to vaporize e-liquid that usually contains flavorings, nicotine, vegetable glycerin (VG), and propylene glycol (PG).

How Does Vaping Work?

All vaping devices operate in the same fundamental way. A battery powers a heating element or atomizer, known as a coil, that turns a liquid solution, eliquid, into a vapor. A battery powers every vaping device. Most vaporizers use lithium-ion batteries because they are rechargeable and offer unrivaled value and stability. The battery transfers power to the tank via the mod, which contains and aids in heating the coil. Inside the atomizer are the heating coils, wrapped in or filled with cotton or ceramic. Because there is no fire, there is no smoke. So vape smoke is just vaporized vape liquid.

When the device is turned on, the electrical power permits these coils to begin producing heat. Mounted on top of or inside the device is a tank, cartridge, or pod, depending on the type of device. This tank is where the e-liquid is located or stored, which is what will ultimately convert the e-liquid to an inhalable vapor.

Continuous Evolution

In the latest models of vape devices, what we call generation four vape devices. Gone are the ways of the vape pen. Tanks have been replaced with pods or cartridges containing much smaller coils. Reducing the size of the eliquid reservoir and the device. Making a much more portable, although lower-powered device. Generally, these pod systems and disposables are typically used with salt nicotine eliquid.

Vaping vs. Smoking

The distinction between smoking and vaping is that smoking presents nicotine by burning tobacco, and vaping delivers nicotine by heating a liquid in a much less harmful way. Smoking is bad for your health as the toxins produced by burning tobacco cause smoking-related illnesses. Smoking and vaping both deliver nicotine. The difference is cigarettes give it by burning tobacco, which creates many harmful toxins.

Vaping delivers nicotine via heated e-liquid, which is a much less destructive way. In smoking, the amount of nicotine in cigarettes is generally fixed, and how much you get depends on how you smoke. In vaping, the amount of nicotine depends on the strength of the e-liquid you choose and how you vape.


Vape Militia Vape Shop in Katy TX​

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Since 2014, our priority as a vape shop in Katy has been providing education and knowledge more than the latest products. E-liquid coils and devices are available everywhere. The items you can purchase at Vape Militia are at every other shop.

Vape Militia is different regarding the knowledge about products, brands, and the industry, and we don’t feel it should be our secret.

We are supposed to be professionals and take that as a serious responsibility. We will continue to raise the bar of expectations one coil, one bottle of e-liquid at a time.

Believe in Quality. Sacrifice Nothing. Never feel that because we use words like quality, expertise, and professionalism, that somehow equates to more expensive.

Vape Militia is the only shop that will match any price. Local shops, sales, discounts, and even any online price. Any day. No exceptions.


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Products sold on this site may contain nicotine which is considered by some to be an addictive substance. Products sold on this site are intended for legal adult consumers only. You must be the federally required legal age of 21 to purchase products. A current, verifiable state or government-issued id is required to make any purchase. These products may be poisonous or dangerous if improperly used. Please consult your physician before use. E-Liquids and other vape products, ie disposable vapes, on our site may contain one or more of the following, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavoring.

CBD products on our site may contain one or more of the following, hemp-derived CBD, Delta 8, Delta 9 of legal limitations up to 0.3%, or other hemp-derived cannabinoids, coconut oil, MCT oil, or other similar. Use products under necessary caution. Read product labels for ingredients that may cause allergic reactions, such as nuts, or affect any known health issues or reactions with other drugs. Products sold by Vape Militia are not intended to be smoking cessation products, nor are they intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease, illness, ailment, or condition. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated them. For their protection, please keep these products out of reach of children and pets.


Vaping is when you inhale the vapor produced by an electronic device called a vape. Each device contains eliquid. This liquid can contain nicotine or CBD — suspended in VG and PG. The device exposes this liquid to a heating element, warming it, vaporizing it and producing vapor.

These kits or some times called starter kits were initially produced to accommodate consumers new to vaping. These kits come with all the components needed to begin vaping immediately. Now, these kits are trendy and easy to acquire with little effort. These kits remove the complexity of piecing together a vaping system by combining mods with the best parts and components, empowering you to vape quicker with an all-encompassing system.

There are thousands of eliquid flavors available on the market. There are three main
types of eliquid:
High PG – Juice high in propylene glycol (PG) is notable for a strong throat hit.
High VG – High in vegetable glycerin (VG) is most suitable for creating big clouds with high
power devices.
Nicotine Salts – Salts are high-nicotine liquid, for use with smaller devices and pod systems, often called salt nic devices. Salt nic can also be found in most disposable vapes or devices with prefilled disposable pods.
Also called e juice, vape fluid, or vape juice and refers to the liquid products that are in vape devices and with some heat creates the vapor itself.

Read more about Vape E-Liquid here

Mods are one of the names used to describe a vape device. A mod is basically just the primary device without a tank, coils or batteries.

Tanks, also previously known as atomizers or clearomizers and often misnamed as pods or cartridges. Inside a tank you will have a integral part, the coil. The coils contained inside create the inhalable vapor produced when heated. Which is replaced periodically as it burns out.

As of the beginning of 2022, yes you can. However, it is significantly more difficult  and expensive. Of course you still have to pay for shipping but now you must pay for an adult signature card, as well as any applicable state vape taxes. 

If you are in the Katy, Tx area and want to shop the best online vape shop with huge supplies of mods, e-liquids and accessories, visit VapeMilitia.com.

In order to be polite and respectful, Vape Militia recommends using discretion when vaping in public.

Please be aware of those who are around you and where your exhaled vape travels.

Abide by all laws, codes, and requests of the state, city or locale you are visiting.

Above all, be respectful of those around you. Just because it is safer than smoking is no excuse to be a, “Karen”. 

Yes. If you are over the age of 21, with valid state or military identification.