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How To Stealth Vape

How To Stealth Vape: A Short Guide

There are many occasions when you want to conceal the fact that you’re vaping, and for these occasions, you’ll need to know how to use the proper technique not to give yourself away. In today’s blog, we talk about stealth vaping, stealth vape, and even zero vape, a method where zero vapor is exhaled. So, if you’re ready, let’s dig in. 

Table of Contents

  1. What is Stealth Vaping?
  2. Why You Should Stealth Vape
  3. How to Stealth Vape?
  4. Zero Vaping?
  5. How To Zero Vape
  6. Conclusion

What is Stealth Vaping?

Stealth vaping is vaping discreetly without making any visible vapor. Using specific techniques and using smaller devices that have a lower vapor output, you can learn to stealth vape often indoors discreetly without people noticing. It is essential to know right off the bat that vaping is banned in many places and that you shouldn’t use this technique to vape where vaping is prohibited. Some areas where you should never stealth vape include airplanes, schools, hospitals, public transportation, movie theaters, and around children and babies. Vaping in any of these places could land you in big trouble with the law.

Why You Should Stealth Vape

Stealth vaping can be used in areas where vaping is allowed, but you don’t want to attract too much attention to yourself. Vaping, just like smoking, is not tolerated by many people, so it is often better to avoid arguments to stealth vape and enjoy your hobby discreetly. Some places where vaping is allowed might be a bar, a park, or simply walking down the street. 

How To Stealth Vape?

To stealth vape, you’ll first need a disposable vape device or a pod system. In essence, your vape device should be small enough to be hidden by your hand and be low-powered so it doesn’t create too much vapor. Keep in mind that the smaller the device, the better since it will be more discreet and less vapor.

Another thing that you’ll need is a vape juice that does not emit thick vapor. To vape stealthy, you’ll need an e-liquid with a low ratio of vegetable glycerin since this is the ingredient that dictates the thickness and sizes of the clouds. We recommend you either get nic salts that have a ratio of 50VG/50PG or one that has a higher percentage of propylene glycol. 

Next, you’ll want to make sure that if your device has LED lights, they are covered by your hand to not attract attention to yourself. This is extremely important in, for example, low light areas where if you don’t cover the LED lights of your vape device, you will immediately generate attention to yourself. 

Next, you’ll want to take short inhales and exhales since the longer you inhale, the bigger the clouds will become, so you’ll want to inhale quickly and sharply. This goes against good vaping technique but remembers that in this case, you are not trying to create plumes of vapor, but instead, you want to take small hits that won’t attract attention, like a large cloud of vapor would. 

Other techniques that work perfectly to reduce the vapor exhaled include:

  • Holding the vapor in your lungs for longer than you’re used to.
  • Taking extra breaths of just air after puffing on your vape device.
  • Exhaling through your nose to leave the vapor inside your lungs. 

Zero Vaping?

Although not commonly known, there is a type of stealth vaping technique called zero vaping in which the user exhales zero vapor. It became popular with vapers who used JUUL devices and other small ultra-portable pod systems and disposables. This type of vaping can not work with a box mod and sub-ohm devices since they create too much vapor and are difficult to conceal due to their size. 

Like with any form of stealth vaping, you should only do it in places where vaping is allowed and out of sheer respect for those that might equate vaping to smoking, even if no vapor is created when using this technique.

How To Zero Vape

There are two techniques for zero vaping, and they both require practice and patience. Just like with stealth vaping, you’ll also need a low vegetable glycerin vape juice and a disposable or pod system device that is low-powered and does not create too much vapor. 

The first technique is done using multiple short inhales. To do this technique, you’ll need to take a small inhale and hold it in your mouth. Instead of immediately exhaling, you’ll take in more air through your mouth and nose and still hold in the vapor. You’ll want to, again, inhale more air until your chest expands. The vapor goes deep into your lungs. Wait for as long as you can before slowly exhaling with your lips almost closed.

The second technique is taking one deep inhale. To do this, you’ll want to take a small puff, then take a big puff all the way down to your lungs, making sure it lasts more than 3 to 5 seconds. Make sure to do this calmly and as controlled as possible, then after you have taken your very deep inhale, exhale slowly with your lips almost closed.


We hope that with this short guide on how to stealth vape, you learn a new technique that will help you enjoy your vape in areas where you know vaping is allowed, but you instead remain respectful to those around you or in situations where you instead remain discreet.


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Andres Roman

Andres Roman is a content writer with 3+ years of experience, a former 3 pack a week smoker who used vaping to kick the habit, he now wants to educate the world about vaping. You can find him on Linkedin and Twitter.