There are many reasons to take up vaping and one of the most obvious is that vaping has been proven to almost double the chances of quitting smoking for good. But for some of us the idea of vaping can seem confusing or off-putting to begin with.
Fortunately, getting into vaping isn’t as complicated or different as it might seem at first. Let’s go over some useful facts and tips to help avoid some potential problems and understand what you’re getting into.
For example, if you’re used to smoking then the inhaling technique used in most vaping is very similar, but many first time vapers experience a cough when starting. Vaping involves breathing in vaporised flavours and often nicotine which can feel different to inhaling smoke and can take a little practice to get used to.
Most of us take up vaping as a way to help quit smoking and all the associated health risks. So, it’s not surprising that many first-time vapers compare the vaping experience to smoking.
Unlike smoking, which involves burning cured tobacco leaves and inhaling the smoke, vaping involves inhaling vaporised e-liquid. E-liquids, also known as juices, are a liquid that contains flavourings and sometimes nicotine and is designed to be turned into a vapour by vape devices, also known as atomisers or sometimes vaporisers.
The atomiser is a battery powered device that uses a heated coil to vaporise the e-liquid before it is inhaled. So, all you need to do to vape is have a supply of e-liquid and keep your atomiser charged, or have spare batteries available.
There are a variety of different atomisers out there, from simple, pen-like devices to more complicated pieces of equipment. Some of these devices will provide an experience that’s closer to the feel of smoking a cigarette and different e-liquids will feel closer to smoking a cigarette than others too.
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If you’re trying vaping for the first time then a Starter Kit is the obvious place to begin. As the name suggests, Starter Kits will contain everything you need to get started, this includes the atomiser, which is the main vaping device as well as juices or e-liquids to use.
There are a lot of different kits to choose from and atomisers contain a variety of components that some vapers like to customise for a tailor made experience. While customising or modifying equipment is a popular pastime with some vapers, it’s by no means mandatory. Vaping kits come in different shapes and sizes, but most are designed to be easy to use right out of the box and that’s especially true of starter kits.
The atomiser or vaping device that comes with your first starter kit will include batteries and a charger as well as a coil and tank for filling with e-liquid.
The coil is a heated element that is used to vaporise the e-liquid. Coils will need to be replaced over time as the coil will noticeable affect the flavour when it needs to be changed, but replacement is cheap and easy. The coils available in starter kits are intended to be easy to use and produce a great experience.
It’s important to know that the batteries used in and atomiser need to be good quality as vaping can be very demanding. It’s worth buying better batteries when it comes time to replace the ones that come with a starter kit as they will be safer and serve you better in the long run. Check out the Medusa Juice store for a selection of great batteries that are ideal for vapers.
E-liquids, or juices, are the flavoured liquid that is vaporised and you inhale during vaping. Some vaping kits use special containers of e-liquid that simple plug into the device while many allow users to fill the tank themselves with a wide variety of different flavours.
These juices blend flavourings and sometimes nicotine into a base made of either Vegetable glycerin (VG) propylene glycol (PG) or a combination of the two. VG heavy e-liquids are thicker and tend to be sweeter while PG heavy e-liquids usually provide a stronger throat hit that’s more similar to smoking a cigarette. It is worth trying different combination to see what works best for you.
Some vapers enjoy experimenting with different flavours from classic candies and exotic fruits to cocktails and beloved soft drinks. You might prefer to stick to one or two favourite flavours or start your vaping experience with a tobacco flavour e-liquid to better capture the familiar feel of cigarettes. Either way, there are a lot of e-liquids to choose from, no matter what you’re looking for. Take a look at the Medusa Juice store to discover the range of juices we have available.
The nicotine level is an important factor to consider when choosing an e-liquid. Heavy smokers who are used to high levels of nicotine will probably prefer to start vaping with high nicotine e-liquids. But e-liquids come in a range of nicotine levels, including no nicotine at all, so you’ll find what you’re looking for if you prefer to start lower, or are planning on cutting nicotine out entirely.
In the United Kingdom, nicotine levels in e-liquids are strictly regulated so the amount of nicotine in the strongest juice is generally considered not as high as the strongest cigarettes. Vaping as a nicotine replacement therapy is a big part of why many smokers turn to vaping to help them quit, so most first time vapers will choose an e-liquid with some nicotine to help satisfy their craving.
Vaping has been shown to almost double the chances of smokers successfully quitting for good. There are a range of great Starter Kits out there that have been designed for first time vapers to help make the transition to vaping as easy and hassle-free as possible. And while vaping might seem complicated at first, getting started is as simple as having a charged battery in your atomiser and some e-liquid in the tank.