More people than ever are quitting traditional cigarettes and making the switch to vaping. Whether you are looking for a healthier alternative to smoking, or enjoy the customizable tastes and flavor options that vaping offers, taking the steps to realize the advantages to vaping over smoking can seem like a daunting task to beginners. As you journey into the world of vaping, here are a few basic tips that will help make the transition a little bit easier.
Choosing your device
It is easy to get carried away or overloaded with options when first getting into vaping. With all of the choices out there, it may be smart to start with a basic e-cigarette like a “vape pen” or “pod mod”. Pod mods are easy to use vaping devices that have replaceable, pre-filled cartridges. There will always be time to dive into more complex and customizable vape mods as you learn more!
Most common e-cigarettes devices have a couple standard features. These include a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold the liquid that is being heated. Once the “e-liquid” has been heated, a vapor is released. With pod mods, you simply change out the cartridge containing the e-liquid when it runs out. With more complex vape mods, you manually refill your e-liquid into the appropriate e-liquid chamber. If you are a more technically inclined person and want the freedom to experiment with more customizable features, feel free to looking into vape mods, but know that there is often a higher level of maintenance and troubleshooting required.
Choosing your liquid
Typically, E-liquid or E-juice is made up four ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), food grade flavorings, and nicotine. There are plenty of e-juice flavor options on the market so you can find exactly what fits your own unique taste profile. However, the quality of e-liquids that you chose are not necessarily guaranteed, so it is important to select well known, credible providers.
Nicotine levels are another important factor in your selection of an e-liquid. Usually vapers will select a nicotine level similar to the cigarettes they used to smoke. The typical strengths range from 0.0% to 1.8%, in 0.6% increments. Obviously 0.0% has absolutely no nicotine and may be the end goal of a person quitting cigarettes. A low dosage 0.6% tends to be on the lighter end, with 1.2% being more in the mid-range. A heavy tobacco user may even select a to 1.8% dosage, which is on the stronger end of the nicotine spectrum.
Once you realize what device and e-liquids suit your own personal preference, you will be well on your way to a fun, new experience vaping – and won’t need to look back on cigarettes ever again!