Learning the lingo – DTL in vaping

by | Jun 20, 2022 | News | 0 comments

Now that we know what MTL, or mouth to lung vaping is (read more here[Ed1] ), let’s find out a little more about the other type of vaping, namely direct to lung, or DTL.

What is direct to lung (DTL) vaping?

DTL-style vaping involves inhaling the vapour from an e-cigarette directly into your lungs, just like taking a normal breath. Because the vapour is denser than that used in MTL devices, it can be a little overwhelming for new users, which is why it’s usually favoured by more experienced vapers.

DTL vaping can take some getting used to for new vapers as, unlike mouth to lung vaping, this isn’t generally how you would inhale smoke from a cigarette.

DTL vape kits explained

The lower resistance in DTL kits allows the device’s coil to heat e-liquid at a higher temperature, creating the warmer, more dense clouds of vapour that many folks enjoy. This is also known as ‘sub ohm’ vaping.

If you’re into gadgets, this is for you! Devices are usually bigger and often include an LED screen with different wattage and other settings you can use to customise your vaping experience. That said, they can also be more complicated to use, which is why they’re generally suited to more experienced vapers.

Which e-liquids to choose?

Due to direct to lung, or ‘sub ohm’ kits producing more vapour, you’ll need to use a lower nicotine strength because you’ll get a stronger hit of nicotine in one go. A good rule of thumb is to start at a lower strength and increase it if you need something stronger.

Why DTL?

  • DTL devices create a smoother, warmer and thicker vapour – because this means more nicotine with each draw, you can use a lower strength and get the same satisfaction.
  • For those who like to see the numbers and play with settings, DTL kits are often customisable.


If you’re a seasoned vaper, or a newbie looking to move up to the next level, head on over to Vaper’s Corner and check out our DTL starter tank page.

 [Ed1]Link to MTL article