Everything all parents should know about Sub Ohm Vaping

Mattin Najafi

What is it?

Sub Ohm vaping is when somebody who vapes uses a coil that has a resistance below 1.0. An “Ohm” is the unit of electrical resistance given by a coil or electric current, named after German physicist Georg Simon Ohm. A regular vape or E-cigarette consists of a liquid or E Juice, a battery, and a coil. The battery heats up the coil so that when the liquid passes over, it turns from a liquid into a vapor. When the coil has a resistance below 1.0 Ohms then the person using the vape is considered Sub Ohm Vaping. When somebody sub ohm vapes, the cloud of vapor that is produced is larger, fuller, and more flavorful, which is why it became so popular.

Why do people Sub Ohm vape?

With a regular coil, the only way to change the power output is to get a stronger battery, or so people thought. They were using what is called “Mechanical Mods” which have no limits to what alterations people can make, but also have no safety features. When vapers wanted a larger vape cloud, they would get stronger batteries which would result in batteries being over heated or malfunctioning, and eventually exploding. This is when vapes came onto the market that had different resistance coils which would allow more power output, without the extra stress on the battery.

Dangers or risks associated

One of the cons that even pro-vape websites will admit is that Sub Ohm vaping uses more E-liquid. Now, for the typical vaper this just means more money spent to buy more liquid, but from a medical stand, this can be incredibly toxic, even potentially deadly.

When somebody smokes a regular cigarette, a large portion of the chemicals are lost into the air. Only about one tenth of the nicotine is ingested. With an e-cigarette, JUUL, NOVO, or any vape cartridge, because the vapor goes directly from the cartridge into the mouth and lungs, 100% of that nicotine is taken into the system. This can be toxic as nicotine is a powerful chemical which can be overdosed on. With Sub Ohm vaping, even more nicotine is taken in, which means quicker and greater addiction, and more danger of nicotine poisoning.

Signs of Nicotine poisoning within 15 minutes to an hour:

  1. Feeling queasy or throwing up
  2. Stomach ache
  3. Mouth watering
  4. Quick, heavy breathing
  5. Faster heartbeat
  6. Higher blood pressure
  7. Pale skin
  8. Headache
  9. Dizziness / off-balance, or confusion
  10. Loss of appetite

Signs of Nicotine poisoning after 45 minutes to four hours

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Shallow breathing
  3. Slower heartbeat
  4. Lower blood pressure
  5. Lethargy
  6. Feeling weak
  7. Slow reflexes, or unable to control muscles
  8. Seizures
  9. Coma