If you’re just dipping your toes into the world of vaping, you came to the right place. Although it’s generally meant to be a fun activity, sometimes, vaping can seem intimidating and frustrating for the average beginner. There are many things you need to learn and figure out before you are completely comfortable vaping. From how to select the most appropriate e-liquids and maintain the vape, to how to burn the coils quickly and vape safely, there are many vaping issues and questions that you may have come across that made the whole vaping experience feel daunting to you. Luckily, you don’t have to know everything to get started smoothly; all you need to know are these five things:
The different types of devices you can use
Before you start vaping, you need to know the options you have. There are many different kinds of devices, and they are all different sizes and styles. The most stylish vaping device people use is the vape pen. This device is small enough to fit into the pocket easily, and you should use it if you’re looking to achieve more discretion or stealth vaping. The pod mods are another convenient type of vaping device, and they look like futuristic gadgets. They’d definitely work for you if you are somewhat tech-savvy.
Alternatively, you can use the box mods. These usually have a larger mod and vape tank, and they are very customizable. If you want full control over your vaping settings, you may want to start with box mods. Box mods are able to handle higher temperatures and often produce much more vapor than smaller mods. Box mods are usually recommended for people who have experience smoking before and are comfortable with the feeling of fully inhaling into their lungs. If you’ve never hit a vape or cigarette before, be careful when trying a box mod for the first time as it can feel as though it’s flooding your lungs. Once you become used to the feeling and enjoy vaping, however, a box mod is an excellent choice for a quality vaping experience.
Lastly, if you want to have something that resembles traditional cigarettes, you should look into Cig-a-likes. Although they don’t provide much output power, vapers who are still nostalgic about their smoking days often enjoy using these devices. If you are a cigarette smoker looking to quit, this is a great option. Another option for people trying to quit smoking cigarettes is to get tobacco flavored vape juice. You can mix the tobacco flavor with a menthol flavor and have a lovely combination that tastes like menthol cigarettes, without the harsh and negative affects of tar.
Besides the vape devices, there are many vape carts that you should choose depending on the amount of oil you wish to use, the design you prefer, and the amount of money you want to spend.
Your PG/VG ratios
The e-liquid, or the juice that you refill your atomizer with usually contains various ingredients, including propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG). It’s important to have the right PG/VG combination to have a good vaping experience. With 100% VG, you can expect to get thicker smoke and smoother hits; on the other hand, low VG hits can yield smaller clouds and deeper throat hits. A 100% PG provides the strongest throat hit and the most flavors. Therefore, depending on the cloud effect and the flavor you want to achieve, you have to choose a ratio. As a beginner, you may want to start with 50%VG/50%PG and then adjust accordingly until you achieve the right ratio.
You should clean the e-tank often
Many beginners usually have to endure nasty leaks, build-ups, and poor flavors before getting the hang of their vaping devices. One of the best ways to avoid such issues is by emptying and cleaning the e-tank regularly. The good thing is that the process is relatively simple, as you need to do is disassemble the vape, remove the rest of the e-liquid, rinse the mouthpiece, tank, and atomizer with hot water. Make sure everything is dry before reassembling the device. There are some mods, like many box mods, that use coils and cotton in their tanks, if you don’t know how to maintain and keep these up, you can always ask your local vape shop, or check out many tutorials on Youtube. Here’s some more info about the coil vapes:
You need to change the coils
As you may already know, the coils always have a direct impact on your vaping experience, and beginners don’t usually realize how important it is to change the coils until their vaping experience becomes unenjoyable. You need to change the coils when you start noticing any buildup on them, or when you start to notice the flavor turning into a burnt, repulsive flavor. Once you finish changing the coil, prime the wicks using e-liquid to keep any bad taste at bay. You can prime the cotton wicks by dripping your vape juice onto them before you reassemble the tank.
If you’re not sure how to maintain your particular vape or tank, you can always find Youtube videos that show you how to keep up with your device. It’s important to remember that these vapes do take a lot of maintenance, just as any other digital device does. It is important that you’re committed to regularly cleaning your vape so that you can always have a great experience when you smoke.
There is such a thing as vaping too much
Usually, vaping is often a great way to unwind and even quit smoking. Unfortunately, if you vape too much, you may experience some negative side effects. Firstly, using e-liquids containing nicotine can lead to nicotine poisoning if you vape too much. Though typically, if you are not a regular nicotine smoker, you will feel sick way before you are in danger of actually being poisoned by the nicotine. Other side effects that chain vapers often experience include dehydration and allergic reactions. The culprits behind allergic reactions and dehydration are often PG and VG. If you want to enjoy vaping, therefore, you need to do it responsibly.
If you are new to vaping and do not consume nicotine regularly, it is recommended that you start with a very low level of nicotine, in fact, there are liquids that contain no nicotine at all. These are great if you just want to vape as a habit or socially. If you are new to nicotine, start slow and see how it affects you throughout the day. As you build tolerance, you can increase the nicotine level in your vape juice. If you feel sick, stop vaping before anything else and see if you feel better, many new vapers experience nausea and dizziness from the nicotine.
As a beginner, you can enjoy vaping as much as the veterans. Make sure you select a vaping device that is comfortable for you and easy to maintain and clean regularly. Find a flavor you enjoy and tailor it to your needs and level of nicotine consumption. Soon enough you’ll be vaping like the pros. All you need to do is follow these tips to have a great start and a safe vaping experience.