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Types of vapers

What Type of Vaper Are You? The Six Categories of Vapers That Exist

The vape community consists of millions of people, all with different types of reasons for why they vape, which is why, in today’s blog, we take a playful yet serious look at all the different types of vapers that exist in the vaping world. From casual vapers all the way to hardcore hobbyists, we include the most common types of vapers you’re bound to bump into in your local vape shop. So if you’re ready, let’s get started.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Hobbyist 
  2. The Beginner
  3. The Cloud Chaser
  4. The Flavor Chaser
  5. The DIY E-liquid Guy
  6. The Quitter
  7. Conclusion

The Hobbyist

The hobbyist is the vaper that has mastered the art of vaping. They have numerous devices and have tried every vaping accessory under the sun. They might know vape history and can tell you when the first RDTA came out and which manufacturer created it. They also know how to create their own coils and can tell you what nicotine strengths are best for people that are just starting to vape. 

The hobbyist is constantly researching now coil types, experimenting, and learning about vape policy. They might also be members of vape forums and can guide and teach on basically anything you need to know. From battery safety to ohms law, they have dabbled their toes in every subject related to vaping. They might have opinions on which device is best, but that does not stop them from buying a new one every chance they get. They know how to clean their devices, create plumes of clouds, and probably find themselves giving advice nine times out of ten.

The Beginner

The beginner is a new vaper. They will most likely visit the vape shop not to buy but to browse and learn from more skilled vapers. They will most likely own a JUUL and have no idea you can buy other types of devices or that they can get different flavored vape juices instead of the mint and tobacco pods that JUUL makes. Vape beginners have a long way to go in terms of learning.

If the vape beginner wants to learn to use more advanced devices, he’ll have to learn about proper battery safety, how to buy vape juice, which means learning about vegetable glycerin vs. propylene glycol, nicotine levels, nicotine salts vs. traditional vape juice, and much more. 

Thankfully there is a large community of vapers that are more than willing to help them out. Plus, there are hundreds of online blogs, like this one, that can teach them everything they need to learn in order to stop being a vape beginner and become, with time and practice, a vape hobbyist. 

The Cloud Chaser

You can immediately recognize a cloud chaser in a vape convention or in a vape shop by the size and quantity of the clouds he or she is blowing. You can’t miss him or her, especially if they are performing vaping tricks. For cloud chasers, the only reason vaping was created was to see who could blow the biggest and coolest clouds of vapor. They often enter competitions and only use mech mods that can reach very high wattages. Some don’t even use vape juice with nicotine because it creates harshness in the throat that, in the end, gets in the way of creating the biggest clouds possible. They also don’t use vape juice with propylene glycol since 100% vegetable glycerin vape juice, the component responsible for cloud production in e-liquid will give them a heaven of vapor clouds. Did we mention they like clouds? 

The Flavor Chaser 

For the flavor chaser, only the best vape juice will do. Unlike cloud chasers, flavor chasers live to chase the best vape juice possible. This means exploring every flavor that exists under the sun. From fruits to custard to even seasoning flavored vape juice, no flavor is safe. They know the best brands and the most delicious vape juices, and their vape juice collection is extensive. Flavor chasers might buy vape juices with a bit more propylene glycol, which is the ingredient in vape juice responsible for carrying the flavor. They might also explore rare forms of vape juice like organic vape juice that is made with natural ingredients. 

The DIY Guy

The DIY Guide knows how to make his own vape juice. He is knowledgeable in every ingredient. Instead of buying already mixed bottles of vape juices, he opts to mix it himself by buying gallons of nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and artificial flavorings that he hands pick. He is constantly tinkering and creating new flavors of vape juice in his own home, and while some experiments don’t always go as planned, he loves the craft of do-it-yourself vape juice mixing. He can tell you recipes off the top of his head and might have recreated famous vape juice that have been discontinued. 

The Quitter

The quitter is the vaper who vapes not to chase clouds or flavor but to quit nicotine. He probably has just transitioned from smoking cigarettes and will only need a pod system or a pod mod to get him through the day. His plan is to slowly stop using nicotine by using less and less nicotine in his vape juice. He will probably only need to know the basics of vaping, and in the future, his plan is to stop vaping altogether.


Vapers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but they all share one thing: a love for vaping. So whether you are a hobbyist looking for the latest and best vaping accessory or a complete beginner, you are all welcome at the eJuiceDB vape store, where you will find one of the largest vape juice collections online.


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Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

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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.