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Mouth to lung, or MTL inhale and direct to lung, or DTL, are words you will hear often in the vaping community. But what does MLT and DTL mean exactly?
Mouth to Lung (MTL / ML) means inhaling by filling the mouth with vapor before further inhaling into the lung.
Direct Lung Inhale (DLI) / Direct to Lung (DTL) / Direct Lung (DL): Inhaling vapor straight to the lung.
Different methods result in different experiences. Choosing one method over the other is crucial to understand because it will be affected by several factors:
Explaining someone the significance of how to inhale seems frivolous as showing someone how to breathe. However, understanding the differences between MTL vape and DTL vape will determine what vaping device you choose as well as what kind of vape juice you will enjoy most.
MTL vape devices are recommended to smokers since it mimics the smoking sensation. Before sub-ohm vaping became popular, all vaping devices were MTL to create a smoother transition into vaping.
Here are common characteristics in MTL vaping:
Note: throat hit can be adjusted by using higher nicotine strength, higher PG ratio, increasing wattage/temperature, and using specific flavors such as pure menthol
Note: flavor intensity can be fine-tuned by tweaking wattage/temperature settings, reducing airflow for warmer and concentrated vape, types of coil, higher PG ratio, and e-juice quality
Read our different types of vapes article for detailed information on each device!
DTL vape devices have become a popular choice among vapers due to the mainstream adoption of sub-ohm vaping. Mods are known for its power and advanced personalization features.
Here are common characteristics of DTL vaping:
Note: Increase cloud production by using higher VG ratio, lower resistance coils, increasing airflow, and wattage.
MTL devices are often selected by new vapers for three reasons:
DTL devices allow for greater flexibility but come with a steep learning curve. Here are some reasons you would get a Direct lung inhale device:
Different types of vaping devices offer different experiences. It’s up to you to decide what works best for you. Understanding the differences between MTL and DL will guide you in picking the right device!
What MLT or DTL device is your favorite? Comment below. Your input can maybe help someone along in their vape journey.
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