Beginner vaping mistakes are inevitable. Like anything new you start you’ll always make some mistakes, it is after all human nature and how we learn. There is so much to learn and know about to start vaping, so lets have a look at a few of the top errors.
Hopefully you already know someone who vapes that can give you some much needed guidance and advice, however if you don’t this will give you some idea’s of what to avoid.
Buying the wrong mod/e-cig device
You may have done some research, joined some facebook vaping communities and taken in all the fancy mods people are using. My best advice here is the K-I-S-S principle.
There are many devices that are made specifically with beginner vaping in mind. They are usually small pen/stick mods that aren’t too big and heavy, easy to take with you and have a built in battery for easy charging. Some can be VW (Variable Wattage) allowing you to adjust the wattage while others are a set wattage.
Most of these beginner vaping devices are reasonably priced, you definitely don’t want to invest a lot of money into starting vaping, but keep in mind that any money you do invest will be quickly returned when you start saving on buying cigarettes once you quit smoking.
The other thing you will want to know before purchasing your first kit is if you want a MTL (Mouth to Lung) or a DTL (Direct to Lung) devices. MTL replicates the smoking habit more and a DTL will give you bigger clouds and burn through the e-juice quicker.
You definitely don’t want to start your vaping experience on a mechanical device with rebuildable coils.
Beginner Vaping – Nicotine Strength
If you are vaping to quit smoking you will want to add nicotine to your e-juice, which will satisfy your cravings while you quit. But it is very important to understand the options for nicotine strength before you purchase e-juice.
General vaping will not give you the same nicotine hit as having a cigarette does, but don’t despair there are options. Nicotine salts will give you more nicotine and quicker. But keep in mind there are devices that are best suited to Nicotine Salts than others. Pod’s are designed for discreet vaping and Nic Salts and mimic smoking.
To start off you are best to start around 6mg, it will provide a throat hit without effecting the flavour of the e-juice and an excellent choice for SubOhm devices. As you progress with vaping and are off the smokes you can start to lower your nicotine in your e-juice to decrease your addiction to it.
Read more about Nicotine here.
Poor Quality Devices
Step away from Ebay !!!!
Be very wary of purchasing mod’s and accessories from ebay or cheaper alternative websites. Most of them are clones of the originals and are not manufactured with the same quality and could lead to mod’s that don’t work properly, wasting money and even worse personal injury or house fires. These vaping devices are made with safety measures, i.e. over heating cut outs, firing time restrictions, locking options and over charging prevention. When buying an inferior product you don’t know if you getting these important features.
There are cheap options for beginning vaping but just remember you get what you pay for. You want something that will be reliable that delivers what is promised by the manufacturer to get a positive vaping experience. Check out articles and reviews on devices you’re interested in before buying.
You will need to spend a little bit of money but not shouldn’t have to spend a weeks wages on it. If you have a vape shop nearby I recommend going in and having a chat with them in person and ask lots of questions. They are there to help.
Just buy the basics
I know I’ve done it, starting a new hobby and spend way too much money on things i really didn’t need and probably won’t use. I suggest having a budget in mind and if you leave your browser or local shop with money left over that’s a bonus.
All you will need to get started is:
- Mod/e-Cig device
- Batteries – if it doesn’t have an internal battery
- Battery charger – Externally charged batteries are safer and last longer
- Spare coils
As you getting better at vaping you will naturally want more or better mods, and thats the time to delve a bit deeper into the wallet. Beginning vaping might not be for everyone and you certainly don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars, then decide it’s not for you and you are left with all this vaping equipment sitting around that you can sell but for a discounted price.
Picking the wrong e-Juice
e-Juice has the potential of making or breaking your vaping experience. But going to your local vape shop will be the best place to start as they usually have testers that you can smell or do a little taste test of. A lot of people who start vaping to quit smoking will often choose tobacco flavours, as that is what they are used to, but the flavours available are far and wide.
- Creamy and Custards
These are just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to e-Juice flavours. Facebook vaping pages and groups can be a great place to check out what other vaper’s are enjoying.
Check out some more information on Choosing e-Juice Flavours here.