Everything You Need to Know About Smok Vapes

Everything You Need to Know About Smok Vapes

Founded in 2010, Smok has made waves in the vaping industry and is now loved by over 80 million people worldwide. Regarded as one of the best vaping hardware brands, Smok is known for its industry-leading technologies and impressive mods. A huge manufacturer with dozens of devices to choose from – from starter kits to advanced box mods and an impressive selection of accessories – Smok continually exceeds expectations in the vaping world.

During a time when dual coils were relatively new to the vaping world, Smok launched the very first dual-coil cig-a-like. Not only the first of its kind but an impressive innovation allowing vapers to experience a new level of flavour and vapour, Smok quickly established itself as a market leader. Smok then continued to produce innovative products, catering particularly to cloud chasers and sub-ohm vapers.

A leading vape brand with some of the most popular e-cigs, mods, pods, pens, tanks and coils on the market. Smok is a real market leader and one of the most respected vaping companies in the world.


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Such an impressive variety can feel overwhelming to experienced vapers, never mind those new to vaping. But not to worry, from starter kits to box mods, refillable pods to pod mods, there is a Smok device for everyone, no matter your vaping status.


Named for their resemblance to a pen, Smok’s pen-style devices are slimline, compact, practical, and well-loved as an all-day vape. Palm and pocket-friendly, pen-style devices are the perfect blend of a disposable e-cigarette and a pod device.

Pens often have the convenience of draw-activation and one-button operation for ultimate simplicity that is ideal for new vapers. Catering for new vapers and those looking for a transportable device, the Smok Vape Pen Nord 19, Stick V9 and Vape Pen V2 are among the best pen-style devices on the market.

For complete beginners, the Smok Vape Pen Nord 19 is the ideal starter point. With one low resistance (0.8ohm) and one high resistance (1.4ohm) coil, the Nord 19 can cater to both mouth to lung (MTL) and direct to lung (DTL) vaping styles. While many beginners prefer the similarity to smoking that comes with MTL vaping with 50:50 e-liquids, the DTL capability allows vapers to dip their toes into the world of sub ohm vaping without having to purchase an additional device.

Unlike many pen devices on the market, Smok’s Stick V9 and Vape Pen V2 cater to sub ohm, DTL vaping styles. When paired with 30:70s or Shortfills, both pens produce impressive clouds of vapour for a true sub ohm vape that can be carried in your pocket.

Refillable Pods

Smok’s range of refillable pods includes the Smok Novo 2, Nord 2, RPM40 and Pozz X. Unlike closed pod systems, refillable pod devices have a reusable pod that can be topped up with an e-liquid of your choice. When the e-liquid reservoir is depleted, simply clean, refill and reuse.

All Smok’s refillable pods work with 50:50s, Nicotine Salts, 30:70s and Shortfills for the ultimate adaptability to each and every vaping style. The best part is that refillable pods are small, compact and great for on-the-go vaping.

For ultimate convenience, many refillable pod devices now contain built-in coils within the pods. This gives vapers an option to replace the pod without the hassle and mess of changing coils. Coils can be changed as needed, however, to save money when your pod still has some life left in it but your coil tastes burnt.

Pod Mods

Smok's range of pod mods combine the convenience of a refillable pod with the enhanced customisation of a box mod. Pod mods like the RPM80 Pro and Thallo S have adjustable airflow settings and are compatible with a range of different resistance coils, allowing vapers to use both nicotine salts and freebase e-liquids. This means that pod mods provide vapers with greater freedoms over vaping preferences including mouth to lung (MTL) vaping which most closely resembles smoking a traditional cigarette and direct to lung (DTL) vaping which provides impressive clouds and rich flavour.

Box Mods

Smok’s range of box mods are best suited to experienced vapers. With low resistance coils and impressive power, the Smok Rigel and Smok Mag Baby provide an incredible sub ohm vape with impressive vapour and flavour.

Box Mods are favoured by cloud chasers due to the advanced capabilities and technologies including near-instant fire and temperature regulation for an instant vape with the right throat hit.

Unlike pen-style devices and refillable pods, box mods often use external batteries which are to be charged separately. This is a great safety feature that prevents your device from overheating.


Smok have a range of devices for different preferences and different vaping styles. How to vape Smok devices depends on the device type, e-liquid formulation and desired vaping type. Smok vape instructions are therefore different for each device, although there are some commonalities.

Like all vape kits, Smok’s devices have a main fire button to activate your vape. For some devices, the fire button also functions as the power button to start and turn off your device. If your device has more than one button, it is best to consult Smok’s manual which can be found in the device packaging or online. The exception to this rule is draw-activated devices which do not need a button.

Most Smok vape kits have protective systems including a lock system to prevent auto-firing when transporting your device. This safety protection is enabled on most devices when the main button is clicked 5 times. When unlocked, the main button can be pressed three times to access the Smok menu system where you can alter the settings of your vape.



Smok has an unrivalled reputation within the vaping industry. One question remains: is Smok the best vape brand? We’ll let you decide…

Quality E-Cigs:
If you’re in the market for a new cutting edge cloud chasing vape pen that’s super simple to use, you should go for a SMOK Vape Pen V2 right away. You will absolutely love not only the simplicity of the device but also a flawless performance that will satisfy you with the perfect flavour and vapour production. Well recommended for vaping beginners or those that just simply want to reduce their nicotine level and get more clouds.

The Electronic Cigarette:
The SMOK NORD 2 is a triumph. It takes the original, cleans up the design a little and packs in a ton of extras. In a way, it’s everything you want from a ‘sequel’. There is more of what you love and enough new features to get you excited.

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It’s also the perfect option if you need a very mobile box mod to add to your lineup. For those days when you just want something that can fit in your pocket and be almost forgotten, the Smok Mag Baby 50W is ideal. We can see how the Mag Baby would find a place in almost every vaper’s collection of vape mods.


How to charge a Smok vape?

Use the included cable to charge your device. It is best practice to charge your device during the day – rather than overnight when you are sleeping – to prevent any mishaps including the vape kits setting on fire.

How long does it take to charge a Smok vape?

Vape devices typically take between 2 and 4 hours.

How to clean a Smok Vape tank

Vape tanks should be cleaned regularly to prevent build-up of e-liquid. By cleaning your vape tank often, your vape juice will always be fresh and unaltered by the e-liquid used prior.

Can RPM40 use freebase nicotine e-liquids?

The Smok RPM40 has a fully adjustable airflow system and an adjustable power range. This means the RPM40 can be used with most e-liquids to cater to both mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping styles. When pairing the RPM40 with freebase 50:50 e-liquids, use with a restricted airflow and a higher resistance coil for a MTL vape.

Can you use freebase nicotine in pods?

Yes. Pods are versatile devices and many can cater to both MTL and DTL vaping styles.

Can Smok vapes explode?

Vaping devices are powerful devices that can overheat and explode when not maintained or cared for properly. All Smok devices should be stored, charged and maintained as per manufacturer instructions.

What Smok coils last the longest?

Smok’s has an extensive range of coils to cater for all vaping styles. Made for sub ohm vaping, the Smok RPM, TFV-Mini V2, TFV12 Prince Mesh and V8 Baby V2 are likely to have a shorter lifespan than other coils due to the power needed to produce thick clouds of vapour. Nevertheless, you can extend the life of your coils by cleaning them regularly.

How to refill Smok?

Refilling a Smok device is simple. Depending on the type and style of your device, you will have a tank or a pod. Simply open the tank or pod and refill with your favourite e-liquid. Close the pod and secure to prevent leakages.

Where can I buy Smok?

Shop Dinner Lady's range of Smok devices here.