Beginner’s Guide to Vaping

One of the most recommended ways to permanently quit a smoking habit is to enter the world of vaping. Generally, it is thought to be healthier than smoking. Vaping may seem to be synonymous to smoking for people who don’t smoke. Vaping doesn’t involve any burning. The vapor is produced from overheating active ingredients instead. You’ll be spared from inhaling carcinogenic.

Owning a vape is also a lot cheaper than buying boxes of cigarettes that comes with high taxes. You might feel hesitant to pay for the initial costs, but in the long run, you’ll be saving some extra cash.

However, it’s not as simple as settling for the latest mod and picking any vape juice. You also have to properly calculate how much nicotine will suffice for your body. Choosing carefully from the beginning prevents your money from going to waste. Bad choices may even disappoint you so much that you’ll find yourself lighting a cigarette again.

Make the commitment.

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When you decide to pick up vaping as your new hobby, you might also want to decide whether you want to quit smoking cigarettes. Of course, it’s possible to keep both of them. But you’ll be doing yourself a favour if you stop smoking and stick with vaping because then you can avoid nicotine overdose.

Cigarettes are packed with nicotine. Finishing a stick usually makes your brain associate it with enough nicotine for the meantime, so you go back to what you were doing before smoking or start a new activity. 

On the contrary, vaping doesn’t have that kind of mental cue. With vaping, you can draw or puff anytime you wish. A vape tank contains a lot of nicotine that is meant for many sessions, so it’s difficult to know when you’ve had enough nicotine.

Smoking and vaping interchangeably throughout the day or week will have its consequences sooner or later. You’ll have two sources of nicotine and through time they might be accumulated in your body causing nicotine overdose. Some of the unpleasant sensations may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. And since you have been smoking before vaping, chances are you’ll end up choosing cigarettes and drop your vape.

It’s a smart move to quit smoking when you decide to vape. 

Choose the appropriate level of nicotine.

You will have to consider some things to find the right dose of nicotine for you. Vape juices have different levels: 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, and 24mg. There are even juices that have no nicotine content. If you haven’t smoked cigarettes before, it’s recommended to start with them and then gradually increase to the level you feel comfortable with.

If you used to smoke, you might have to try different levels before you find which level suits you. As a guide, people who went on their day with at least a pack of cigarettes should try 18mg at the start. Check how your body reacts and adjust your dosage again. 

A pack is roughly equivalent to 12mg. Again, it’s not the same for everyone, so you really have to let your body decide.

The good news about vaping for a while is that you may curb your craving for nicotine. If you start feeling the symptoms of nicotine overdose, reduce your nicotine dose. There are some successful stories where people have stopped taking in nicotine through vaping. Some even stopped vaping.

Another thing that should be taken into account is what vape device you are using. Disposable e-cigs don’t have those thick clouds, thus, a puff doesn’t have that much nicotine. Those mods that really produce well-rounded clouds get you more nicotine.

If you want to be a cloud chaser, start low. 

Choose your first vaporizer wisely.

Some people value discreteness when they vape. Some are contented with basic construction, while others find fun in mechanical mods. Choose which category you fall into.

Are you planning on becoming a cloud chaser? And how much is your budget? 

Cigalikes are winners for people who are concern about discreteness. A cigalike looks exactly how you’ve guessed it: cigarette-like. And there are two subtypes of this vaporizer. There are ones with a removable e-juice compartment. When they go empty, you simply replace the tip. Disposable ones, on the other hand, gets entirely thrown away after you’ve finished the vape juice.

Irregular users are pleased with cigalikes. But for people who might smoke for an extended period, better get a different type of vaporizer. The cost would pile up, and you’d regret why you hadn’t chosen another vaporizer from the beginning. 

Vape pens aren’t so discreet and even cost more than a cigalike but they have their own charm. Again, there are two subtypes. Ones with disposable cartridges and ones with tanks.  This feature allows you to switch between flavours whenever you want to. 

The downside of vape pens is that they don’t have much power which in turn means not substantial vapor production. In most cases, they produce vapor equivalent to smoke in cigarettes. 

If you want to be vape thicker and fuller clouds like the ones you mostly see on ads, you have to get a box mod. It’s a great choice because it offers flexibility, too. You can customize them to be more powerful. They also run on tanks, but experts prefer RBA or RDA-type tanks. 

Rebuildable dripping atomizers (RDAs) have quite a fan base. It allows you to drip vape juice directly on the wick. Rebuildable atomizers (RBAs) have retained some qualities of the standard tank and also great.

You just have to remember that better customisation accessories don’t always come cheap. The vape mod costs the most plus you also have to spend some good money on a quality battery or two. (Extra batteries come in handy.) Assembling a starter kit can cost a few hundred dollars. 

Finally, there are the mechanical mods. Perfect for ultimate customization, but also exclusive for people with enough knowledge in vaping and skills in electronics. Beginners should steer clear of this option for safety purposes.