If you are new to vaping, there are a few basic things you’ll need to know before you start. For example, it’s good to know the terminology and the items you’ll need to begin.
First off, you’ll need a “mod,” which is the housing that contains the battery. It powers the heating coil that produces the vapor. The “e-liquid” or “e-juice” is the flavored liquid that is heated to produce the vapor you will inhale. The “tank” is where the e-liquid is stored. The tank attaches to the battery and uses a wick system to carry the juice to the coil. The “drip tip” is where you inhale the vapor and it is attached to the tank.
Many kits come with a battery charger which charges the battery via a USB port or a power outlet depending upon the type you purchase.
Vaping was originally designed to help tobacco smokers quit their habit. Vaping is often considered the most effective cessation tool available today, but it is much more than that. Vaping has gained popularity on its own with people who never smoked.
Here are some tips for new vapers.
- Have two of everything. When it comes to vaping, it’s important that you have a backup. You don’t want your battery to drain (or any other piece to break) without a fall back.
- Keep nicotine levels in mind, if you are weaning yourself off cigarettes. You don’t want to settle on any one nicotine level. E-liquid manufacturers offer a variety of nicotine levels that range from no nicotine at all up to as much as 42 mg/ml. When you choose a nicotine level, remember that when you vape, nicotine is not absorbed in the same way that it is when you smoke. As you begin vaping, you will want to start at lower levels. And, when you completely stop smoking you may find that you can use lower levels as well.
- Make sure to try as many e-liquids as possible. Try all the flavors you can. If you are quitting smoking, your tastes buds will adjust, so you will begin to notice new flavors all the time. Finding flavors you like, and will keep coming back to, is the key to sticking with vaping.
Are you ready to get started? Join the vaping community at the Dallas Vape Convention to check out what’s new in the industry and to educate yourself about vaping.