Ready to make the switch from cigarettes to vaping? Here are some things to think about before you start vaping.
Vaping isn’t just a trend, it’s also helping to save the lives of smokers around the world. Many people who were addicted to tobacco cigarettes are now finding a healthier alternative in the form of e-cigarettes as long as you are careful about the types of material that you are vaping. Vape pens and e-cigs represent the ideal solution to getting a nicotine fix without inhaling any of the unwanted toxins and chemicals, which are produced through combustion in standard cigarettes. Vaping can also be an extremely pleasurable experience with a host of different devices, e-liquid flavors, and accessories to try to get even more out of your vape. Here are some things to think about before you start vaping.
Different Vaping Devices
There are several vaping devices to choose from, some of which are better suited to newbie vapers than others. Cig-a-likes and disposable e-cigs are the best way to get started with vaping. They offer a very similar experience to smoking a regular cigarette. Many even look very like your old favorite cigarette with a fake light-up end! While these are a good way to get started, you’ll probably want to progress to something better very quickly once you get used to the experience.
Vape pens are the next step up and offer a more customizable experience without getting too complex. Once you’re ready to really try something more advanced, it’s time to upgrade to a box mod. For people into vaping, box mods are the ultimate way to vape. They offer lots of customizable settings so you can choose the right voltage, wattage, and temperature to suit your preferences.
Variety Of Vaping Flavors
One of the great attractions of vaping is that it allows vapers to experience different flavors and tastes. Cigarettes mostly only come in plain tobacco or menthol flavors. But vaping allows you to choose e-juices in an amazing array of brands, types, and flavors. Whether you’ve always wanted to try fruity flavors, dessert tastes or even e-liquids that have taken their inspiration from cocktails, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re a fan of classic menthol and tobacco, those are also common vaping flavors.
Avoid Cheap Vaping Juices And Liquids
However, not all vaping materials are created equal. If you buy cheap vaping juices made with more chemicals than regular cigarettes, then you can actually do more harm to yourself vaping than smoking. Research what you are inhaling before you turn on your vape pen. Here are some of the dangers of vaping cheap e-juices.
- Reduced immune system
- Popcorn lung
- Nicotine content
- Lung Scarring
Charging The Batteries Of Your Vaping Devices
All-electric vaping devices require a battery. Just like your smartphone, you need to keep your vaping device charged. This is something you need to keep in mind before buying a vaping device. If you’re going to be out all day, you don’t want to discover that your vape pen has run out power right before you go to use it.
Some devices can be vaped while you’re charging them (pass-through devices) and this is one way of ensuring that you don’t have any downtime as long as you’re near a power outlet. If you’re not going to be near anywhere where you can charge your vape, however, it’s better to choose a model with a very long battery life or, alternatively, a model which offers you the possibility of switching out your batteries so that you can bring spares along with you and swap them when your first set has run out.
Vaping Juices: PG vs VG?
When you’re choosing e-liquids for vaping, you need to be aware that there are two different types of bases in most e-juices. PG vs VG, here are the differences.
- PG (Propylene Glycol): Carries flavor and gives you the throat hit that ex-smokers love.
- VG (Vegetable Glycerine): Produces bigger vapor clouds.
- Mixed (PG And VG): Many e-liquids have a mix of the two bases, which may be 50:50, 70:30 or 80:20. Some have a higher VG content while others have a higher PG content.
If you’re looking for a greater throat hit, a PG dominant e-liquid is best for you however some people have an allergy to PG and will, therefore, need a VG heavy e-liquid. VG is thicker than PG, so you’ll need a vaping device that can handle the more viscous substance. If you’re planning on sub-ohm vaping you’ll also need a VG e-juice.
Before You Start Vaping: Vaping Basics
Now you have a little more information about some of the vaping basics you’re in a better position to decide whether vaping is right for you and if it is, which vaping device and e-liquid to try. You’re sure to appreciate the health benefits of making the switch from smoking.
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.