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The Beginner’s Guide To Vaping

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So, you’ve decided to look into getting an e-cigarette. Good for you, and welcome to our Beginner’s Guide To Vaping!

Let’s start by assuming you’ve heard of the word ‘e-cigarette’ and know absolutely nothing else about them at all.

If you know a little bit already, feel free to breeze through until you find yourself utterly lost again.

Leonardo DiCaprio Vaping

What is an e-cigarette and how do they work?

If we jump on Wikipedia, “An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that tries to create the feeling of tobacco smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor”, that the user inhales. Using e-cigarettes is sometimes called vapingThe liquid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquidis usually made of nicotinepropylene glycolglycerine, and flavoringsNot all e-liquids contain nicotine.”

Basically, it’s a battery that heats up a flavored liquid that you inhale, instead of being a walking ashtray filled with cancer.

“It all seems too difficult for me…”

Remember how you pulled your writing pad and feather quill out to begin researching e-cigarettes? No, you used technology.

Using an e-cigarette can sometimes be no more difficult than regular smoking. You put it to your lips and inhale.

E-cigarettes can appear to be quite difficult because of all of the advanced options available for serious enthusiasts.

We understand.

Vape stores can be like walking into a wholesale warehouse that stocks replacement parts of industrial generators, but it’s actually surprisingly easy and painless to get yourself your first e-cigarette.

Ready?

Let’s get started!


1. Go Into A Vape Store. Don’t Shop Online.

We know the latest trend is to just buy everything online so you can forget that pants exist, and online stores can be great once you know what you’re looking for, but if you’re in the market for your first e-cigarette you really should go into a store and receive a proper, thorough walkthrough from an experienced staff member.

Find over 37,000 vape stores around the world on our Global Map by clicking here.

Online stores are usually filled to the brim with thousands of products, and if you buy something that “looks good” you may find that it’s not what you were wanting at all.

Staff in vape stores are always more than happy (and even excited) to help a brand new customer get their very first e-cigarette.

2. What Should I Buy There?

Certain people have certain requirements. Some will just want to replace smoking as simply as possible, while others will want to enjoy vaping as much as they can. Whatever your requirements are, there’s a choice for you.

Requirement #1: “I’m just wanting to replace smoking. I don’t want anything difficult.”

All In One Vape

Get yourself an All-In-One Pod Device.

These are as simple as can be. Just like a cigarette, you place the pod end in your mouth and inhale like you would with a cigarette. No button to push, just inhale.

These devices will usually last an average user all day on a single charge, so just plug it in when you go to bed using the provided USB charger.

Once the replaceable pod runs out, simply pop it out and replace it with another one.

That’s it!

Requirement #2: “I’m keen on this whole e-cigarette thing with all the different flavors, looks like fun!”

E Cigarette

Get yourself a Mod & Tank Starter Kit. This is where things start to get a little bit more complicated.

This style of device ranges from basic beginner setups all the way to top-of-the-line enthusiast setups, and require a bit more knowledge and explanation.

The Mod holds the computer chip, the ‘firing’ Button (press down while you inhale), and either an internal battery (recharge by using the provided USB charger) or a removable rechargeable battery (recharge by switching between charged batteries, or simply use the provided USB charger).

The Tank holds and heats up your e-liquid, and inside the tank surrounded by e-liquid is the ‘replaceable coil’. The ‘replaceable coil’ refers to the metal tube that houses both the wound coil (the part that heats up) and also the wick (the part that soaks up the e-liquid). The wound coil is surrounded by this moistened wick, and when it heats up it turns the e-liquid into vapor.

There are many further elements to this style of e-cigarette that need to be learned, but you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly. We recommend you stay away from higher-powered devices (anything over 100W) until you have a more solid understanding.

3. Don’t Quit.

Many people give e-cigarettes a fairly half-hearted attempt before throwing it in a drawer and reaching for the cigarettes again.

Stick with it. They DO work. Millions of people worldwide have successfully quit smoking using e-cigarettes alone.

If you feel like you’ve given it a serious attempt and they’re just not working for you, it’s not your fault, it’s the e-cigarette/e-liquid you’ve bought.

There’s a good chance you just aren’t on a high enough nicotine level, or if you’ve gone with an All-In-One Pod Device, perhaps its just not powerful enough to give you the ‘throat hit’ you desire.

Simply go back into the vape store and tell them the problems you’re facing. They’ll help get you into something a lot more suitable.

Here’s to a happier, healthier life!

Currently living in Sydney Australia, I come from a background in brand marketing and comedy writing. I’ve spent the last 3 years heavily involved in the vape industries of the USA, UK, and Oceania.

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