Across the world, vaping has grown hugely in popularity. A mixture of nicotine and different flavouring ingredients, vaping is slightly different to smoking. In this post, we will rundown some of the most popular questions about vaping, providing some top tips for first time vapers.
Why do People Vape?
Some people vape as an alternative to smoking, while others try it in order to cut down on their smoking, or even completely as a stop smoking aid. Others, of course, try it purely for the sake of trying it out, similar to how people start smoking.
What Do I Need to Start?
Some people vape using customised and expensive vaping equipment. However, there’s no need to spend a fortune when you’re just starting out. Instead, start with a simple device such as a vape pen or cigalike. If you’re unsure which option is best for you, then you could also consider a starter kit which should contain everything you need.
As well as a vaping device, you’ll also need some juice. You’ll find that these come in a variety of different strengths, which denote the amount of nicotine in them. The common nicotine strengths are 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 mg/mL. These can sometimes also be displayed as percentages.
Things to Consider Before Starting
Before you vape for the first time, there are many hurdles to overcome, here are some of the top things to consider:
E-Juice – Many providers of e-juice are available, with hundreds of flavour combinations available. This means that, no matter what flavour you’re craving, there will be an option for you. However, if you buy from a brand that isn’t well known, then you may not receive a high quality, flavourful product. So, read reviews carefully before purchasing your e-juice.
Starting Slow – You may find that some of your friends vape in high volumes, but when you start vaping for the first time, you should take things slowly, even if you’re a seasoned smoker. This is because you’ll need to control the amount of nicotine entering your body.
Take Smaller Drags – Vaping is a completely different experience to smoking and you’ll need to teach yourself to take smaller drags to fully enjoy the experience and appreciate the flavours. If you try to take large drags while vaping, then it’s likely that you’ll get e-juice in your mouth instead of just smoke. This is because, if you suck too hard, some of the e-juice may flow through the vent and onto your taste buds.
Consider Vaping Etiquette
Vaping does not release tobacco smoke in the same way that smoking does, so you need to be aware of vaping etiquette. Remember that vaping smoke can be an irritant to others, and not everyone will enjoy the scent and taste in the same way that you do.
As a result, when you’re in confined spaces or in transit, you should not vape. Some venues may allow you to vape, but you should always assume that this is not the case unless otherwise stated. If you’re in your own home, or in a wide open space, then you’re welcome to vape.