Learning the lingo – MTL in vaping

by | Jun 6, 2022 | News | 0 comments

When you first dip your toes into the world of vaping, one thing that will strike you is the jargon and terminology that come with this new way of life. Without some guidance, you’d be lost – so let’s have a look at some of the most useful definitions that will make your transition easier.

When you venture into vaping, and set out choosing a vape kit or e-cigarette, you’re sure to come across the terms ‘MTL’ and ‘DTL’. These acronyms stand for ‘mouth to lung’ and ‘direct to lung’, and they define the different vaping styles. If you look carefully, you’ll see they relate to how you inhale the vapour created by your e-cigarette.

Let’s have a look at MTL for now. (More on DTL here[Ed1] .)

What is mouth to lung (MTL) vaping?

Mouth to lung vaping is where the vapour from an e-cigarette is inhaled into the mouth, then into the lungs. If you’re a cigarette smoker and think this sounds familiar, you’re right. It closely resembles the way in which most people smoke a cigarette, making this style of vaping best suited to beginners or those making the transition.

What are MTL vape kits?

Vape kits suitable for mouth to lung vaping require coils (the part of an e-cigarette that turns e-liquid into vapour) with a higher resistance. This essentially means that the liquid in the tank is vapourised at a cooler temperature and therefore a cooler, thinner vapour is produced, which is similar to the density of cigarette smoke – another reason why beginners often favour devices designed for MTL vaping.

Which e-liquids can I use?

Always be sure to read the box or the bottle to make sure you’re using the correct vape juice. If you use the incorrect liquid, your MTL device won’t work optimally – this can lead to a burnt-tasting vape and a shortened lifespan for your coils.

Why choose MLT?

  • Because it’s so similar to smoking, it helps with the transition to vaping.
  • It’s more cost effective because MTL kits use less vape juice, and tend to be cheaper and simpler to use.
  • It brings out the best of the flavourings in your e-liquid.


If you’re new to vaping, or making the transition from tobacco cigarettes, MLT is a way to make the transition easier for you. For more information, head on over to Vaper’s Corner and check out our E-liquid page.

 [Ed1]Link to the DTL article