If you are a first-time vaper, you probably have a hundred and one questions about the vaping experience. From what happens when you quit smoking and start vaping to what is the cost of vaping vs. the cost of smoking, what brand of vaping device you should pick to what are the best vape juice flavors.
Fortunately, the below guide will explain everything you need to know about how to stop smoking and start vaping, or even just how to start vaping because you want to.
Should I start vaping?
This is a crucial question that you will want to address before you decide to buy vape juice and start enjoying the long term benefits of vaping over smoking.
Why do you want to start vaping?
- Is it because you know the dangers associated with a tobacco cigarette, and you want a safer option?
- Is it because you want to be able to control the amount of nicotine that you put into your body?
- Or do you want to continue enjoying the smoking experience but know that the average price of vape pens and vape juice is a lot less than a pack of cigarettes?
Whatever your reasons, it is a good idea to identify them so that you know that you are making the right decision for yourself in the long run when you choose to start vaping.
What steps do I need to take to start vaping?
Step 1: Identify what you want from your vaping experience
This may seem like a silly question, but establishing what you want to get from starting to vape is crucial in deciding what type of vape device and what kind of vape juice you should buy.
Do you want to enjoy the many flavors of vape juices and the experience of chasing the cloud?
Or are you needing help with smoking cessation and want to decrease your dependence on nicotine slowly?
In terms of vape tanks, do you want to be able to vape discreetly, or would you prefer to make an impression when you create clouds?
Once you have worked out what kind of vaping experience you want, you are now ready to hit the vape shop.
Step 2: Choose your device
Now, this can be quite a time-consuming process if you have never bought a vaping device before, as there are so many different options on the market.
First things first, you need to know that there are three main components in a vaping device:
- A battery
- An atomizer
The battery is the source of power for the atomizer, responsible for heating and turning the e-liquid into vapor.
All vaping devices, however big or small, will contain all three of these components.
Moving on to specific devices, there are four main categories:
- Vape Pens
- Box Mods
- Pod Mods
Which one you pick will be dependent on your individual preferences and what you want your cost of vaping to be.
Cig-a-likes are a first-generation device, meaning that they are the least technologically advanced, whereas mods provide the most innovative features. However, do not be fooled into thinking that the latest means the greatest. Instead, focus on what you want from your vaping experience and choose your device accordingly.
If you want something with a big punch of nicotine and a strong throat hit, you should aim for a device that uses a heating element (known as a coil or wick). These are often smaller and more discreet than other vaping devices, so they are not recommended if you want to create considerable clouds.
For those who want to impress, opt for a vape mod that is a bit more powerful, but be aware that the batteries of these types of devices will run out quickly.
Step 3: Pick your vape juice
Here comes the fun part! Picking the vape juice for your new device is arguably the best part of the whole vaping experience for newbies.
That being said, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by all the different flavors to choose from.
Fortunately, there are only two elements you need to focus on when buying vape juice, and that is:
- How much nicotine do you want?
- What are your favorite flavors?
It really is that simple. Plus, if you don’t like a particular flavor that you have purchased, you can swap it with a friend or try another one.
Step 4: Stock up on spare parts
There is nothing quite so frustrating as going to enjoy your first vape of the day only to find that your vaping device is not working correctly or even at all.
It is important to remember that there are two primary components of your device that could run out or stop working: the coil and the battery.
The coil is arguably the most vital part, and it needs regularly replacing if you do not want to start experiencing a bitter taste when you vape.
Regarding the battery, if you have a device where you can change the actual battery, then make sure you always have a spare to hand. Alternatively, if you have a vaping device with a built-in battery, you should invest in a backup.
Step 5: Start vaping
Once you are all set up and ready to go, it is advisable to read through your device’s enclosed instructions just so you are aware exactly how to use your equipment safely, as well as what to do if something doesn’t quite go to plan.
Once you have added your chosen vape juice for the first time, it is recommended that you do not start vaping straight away. Instead, wait for 5-10 minutes to make sure that the coil is completely covered, as this will result in a better flavor experience.
Now, you are ready to start your vaping journey, enjoy!