When you take up vaping for the first time, the language, technology, techniques, and products related to vaping can seem seriously overwhelming. It’s often the first major barrier to entry for people who want to quit smoking and take up vaping for a healthier lifestyle. We get it! Between choosing devices and e-liquids, learning how to maintain your device, and the different styles of vaping, it can be a lot to get used to.
To help make your transition easier, we’ve come up with a list of several things you’ll need to know to get the best vaping experience possible, as quickly as possible. Follow these first-time vaping tips to minimize your chances of a bad vaping experience.
The first thing you’ll want to do is spend some time researching the types of devices available for vaping. There are hundreds of different types, styles, and designs to choose from, and your selection is going to depend on your habits and comfort preferences. Do you need something smaller that can easily be carried? Then a vape pen may be perfect for you. Do you want lots of power, flavor, and clouds? You may want to check out larger, more powerful box mods.
It’s totally worth the extra money you’ll spend to get a high-quality e-liquid. Lower quality juices often contain impurities and additives that aren’t ideal for human consumption. High-quality e-juices use pure, medical-grade nicotine, food-grade ingredients, and have great reputations. Plus, taste is a huge part of the vaping experience! Get to know the flavors you like and don’t like.
Take into account the end result you want when vaping. Juices with high VG produce thicker vapor and smoother hits, while those with higher PG ratios offer a better throat hit but smaller clouds. If you have allergies, you may also want to consider that and look at juices with higher VG ratios.
The key to longevity and safety lies in proper maintenance. Clean your tank each time you change the coil. (And, please, don’t forget to change your coil regularly!) You should also shake your e-juice bottles before each use. This allows for even distribution of the PG/VG and nicotine so you get the best hit every time. Additionally, keep your bottles in dark, cool places, such as cupboards.
Vaper’s tongue occurs when you vape a single e-juice flavor for so long you can’t taste it anymore. It’s an annoyance, especially when you really love the flavor, but it’s nothing serious and has happened to almost all of us. Switching to a new flavor and staying hydrated will help you avoid this.
Most importantly, have fun vaping! Far too many first-time vapers give up and quit because they started with the wrong devices, flavors, or didn’t know how to properly maintain their devices. If you’re feeling disheartened, don’t give up, and don’t be afraid to experiment to find out what YOU like.