Quite simply, it’s that little tingling sensation at the bottom of your throat when you inhale cigarette smoke. With the personal vaporizer, we also have a groove hit. Better: it can even be modulated according to one’s preferences between a mild tingling of smoke, a harder sensation at the bottom of the throat or even no groovy sensation at all.


The “throat hit” comes from the contraction of the larynx when the nicotine passes through. The stronger the e-liquid is in nicotine, the more important the “throat hit” is. Other factors contribute to the increase of the throat hit, like:

  • High Polypropylene Glycol content
  • Increase battery power
  • Close the airflow


You can use a liquid with a lower nicotine level. The small trick to compensate for the difference and keep the same dose of nicotine is to use a more powerful battery. You will have the same amount of nicotine per puff while having a less pronounced “throat hit”.


Some manufacturers try to reproduce the throat-hit without nicotine. A few years ago, an additive called “Flash” was released. It was necessary to put a few drops of it in an e-liquid without nicotine and obtain a “throat hit” equivalent to an e-liquid with nicotine.

A radical fringe of vape starter kits is ready to do anything to get the Grail of the nicotine free throat hit. Some even go so far as to put pepper extract in their e-liquid. Don’t ever do that. You’ll burn your throat, lungs and mouth.


The search for the “throat hit” should not become an obsession. A good experience of vape lies at the confluence of the “throat hit”, the rendering of flavours, an optimal ergonomics and a good volume of steam.

It is therefore up to you to experiment in order to find the optimal combination. Everyone will tilt the cursor to one side rather than the other, but the vape is above all a matter of sensations and pleasure, not just tingling in the throat.


With its “Hit Control” option, the Enovap offers you a real subtlety and unique Vape comfort: totally instantaneous and personalized, the “throat hit” will have no more secrets for you. Indeed, you will be able to manage your nicotine level and the concentration of vapor that you want to inhale on the same puff.

The Enovap will help you find the right groove hit according to your fluctuating needs of the day (short term) and your progress in using a personal spray and stopping smoking (long term). Also for the most hesitant to launch, an automatic mode in addition to a manual mode is present and allows you to adjust to your habits of vape.

Electronic cigarette: according to this study, it is a good way to stop smoking!

The electronic cigarette makes it possible to stop smoking! This is at least what a new study on the subject conducted by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in the United States tends to demonstrate. The study, whose results were relayed by the media in Western France, noted that the chances of quitting smoking increased considerably with each day of use in addition to the electronic cigarette. That’s what made it possible for them to say that electronic cigarettes are a great way to quit smoking, even if other treatments fail. The device is therefore an effective aid if other treatments fail.

Why use a kit to start vaping?

Electronic Cigarette: the American study tends to prove that vaporization makes it possible to stop smoking.

The survey of 24500 smokers and former smokers, conducted by scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (USA), revealed the evidence that the success of smoking cessation, or at least the attempt, increases with the number of days of electronic cigarette use. In short, the more a vaper vapes to wean over time, the more likely it is to stop smoking. According to Dr. David Levy, one of the study leaders whose comments are quoted on Ouest France,”the chances of success increase by 10% each additional day”.

The device could therefore be regarded as an effective aid to stop smoking, especially since:”Vape kits are generally considered to have a much lower risk of death than regular cigarettes and represent an intervention that doctors can recommend when other forms of treatment fail”.

This was confirmed by a recent study by Santé Publique France which noted:”in exclusive use, the device is considered to be less dangerous because the user does not inhale toxic substances… even if other risks may be identified in the years to come”.

90% lower toxicity levels for heated tobacco

A research suggests that levels of toxic substances in heated tobacco, which is one of the latest generation of tobacco products, emit 90% less toxic substances than conventional cigarettes. Heated tobacco is experiencing considerable growth in countries such as Japan. Since this study was funded by British American Tobacco, caution is warranted until replicated by an independent team.


Concentrations of toxic substances in Glo vapours were found to be about 90% lower than those in cigarette smoke. Glo is a product that heats tobacco rather than burning. Heated tobacco has a lower temperature than a cigarette (approximately 240 degrees Celsisus for heated tobacco versus 900 degrees Celsisus for cigarettes). 1

Our studies on Glo show that it produces significantly lower levels of harmful or potentially harmful components than a cigarette, according to Dr. James Murphy, who is responsible for harm reduction at British American Tobacco. It was found that the vapour produced had lower values of toxic substances than cigarette smoke, which should in principle expose consumers to far fewer toxic substances. It is the toxic substances in smoke that cause most of the diseases associated with smoking.

British American Tobacco scientists analyzed and compared Glo vapor, a commercially available tobacco heating product, with the smoke of a reference cigarette and found substantial reductions in Glo emissions. Most of the toxic substances in cigarette smoke could not be detected in the steam of the Glo.

This comprehensive chemical assessment is part of an approach we have developed to demonstrate the reduced-risk potential of heated tobacco products and other next-generation products over conventional cigarettes, according to Murphy. We believe that such an approach is essential to communicate to consumers and legislators that the information available on our products is based on sound and evidence-based science according to the researcher.

Scientists evaluated 126 substances including toxic substances identified by Health Canada, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the WHO Task Force on Tobacco Regulation (TobReg) as harmful or potentially harmful to health. These substances are produced by burning tobacco.

A smoking robot has been used to generate smoke or steam in the laboratory in a way that mimics the realistic use of products. Air samples were also produced to compare smoke and steam. An emissions analysis showed that Glo produced a much simpler aerosol than cigarettes. On average, Glo emitted less than 95% of the 102 of the 126 compounds that could be measured compared to smoke. For the 9 toxic substances proposed by WHO to be reduced in cigarette smoke, the overall average reduction was 97.1%, while for the 18 substances requiring mandatory reporting by the FDA, it was 97.5%.

24 substances could not be detected/quantified in Glo emissions, smoke or both. The results add to a body of evidence that could be used to support Glo as a lower-risk product than conventional cigarettes. Heated tobacco, also known as Heat-Not-Burn products, is very popular, especially in Japan. This study must be taken with caution as it is funded by British American Tobacco, which relies on these new products. This is why it will have to be replicated by independent teams to demonstrate its reliability. Electronic cigarettes are even less toxic than heated tobacco in the current state of knowledge. Indeed, as its name suggests, heated tobacco involves direct tobacco consumption while electronic cigarettes only provide nicotine. So, on toxicity, heated tobacco could be equivalent to an e-cigarette, but in terms of addiction, it’s another story.