Mouth To Lung
What is an MTL tank?
A mouth to lung tank is a tank that emulates the draw of a cigarette. Vaping on a MTL e-cig involves a two-part process: first draw vapor in the mouth, and then inhale it to the lungs. Sounds familiar, right ?
In the early days of vaping the term was redundant: all vape tanks were MTL. With tech advancements, more powerful devices started entering the market. The airier atomizers tanks that came with these powerful devices created the need for new terminology. And thus, the term “mouth to lung tank” was born.
The tight draw is accomplished by several features that are present on most, if not all MTL e-cig tanks
Narrow airflow channels to and from the
These ensure that you will have some resistance when vaping, as the air will have to get channelled through a restricted area until it reaches your mouth.
Single round wire high resistance coils
Most MTL coils will be made from fine round wire that will not vaporize too much juice at once, allowing for lower consumption of higher nicotine e-liquids. These can be powered at a much lower power range than larger, multistrand coils.
A reduced chimney will help maximize flavour while at the same time ensure that you are getting a more defined throat hit out of your vape.
Thin bore 510 drip tips
Thinner mouthpieces reduce the airflow and help emulate the feeling of smoking a cigarette.
Why use an MTL tank?
Simply put, a mouth to lung tank is considered the best kind of vape tank to quit smoking. From the Vivi Nova and CE4 days up until the arrival of the Aspire Nautilus series, MTL tanks have converted countless smokers to vapers. And the reason for that is simple: what better way to quit than to replace your experience with something that comes close to what you are used to.
How to use an MTL tank
Start by priming your coil: drip around 5 drops of e-liquid in the middle of the coil and screw it on the atomizer. Fill the tank up to the top and let it sit for a while to allow for the wick to get wet. This will prevent an instant dry hit when firing up the tank.
Check for the recommended wattage of your coil. This will usually be written either on the coil itself or its package. Start firing at the lowest recommended wattage and slowly work your way up, raising the wattage by one watt for every 4-5 hits. This way you will be able to find your sweet spot without stressing your coil. Take care not to exceed the recommended wattage: most tanks are accurately rated and firing above the recommendations may lead to nasty dry hits !
Don’t forget that you don’t need to overdo it when drawing on an MTL tank. Take slow and steady pulls without using force. If you draw too hard you will end up choking the airflow, which may have you coughing in no time.