Maybe you’re just beginning vaping and looking for information or you’re considering starting and are wondering how it all works.
Whatever your situation you’ve made the first step. Well done.
Beginning vaping does come with a shopping list. Now don’t be put off by having to spend money on getting started, you’ll save that money in no time.
1. Mod/e-Cigarette device
2. Batteries – depending on which mod you buy
3. Battery Charger
4. Vape juice
5. Spare coils
All of this can be purchased online or in a store, there is great variety dotted around the country. Check out this great site https://www.vapersgarage.com/australian-vape-stores-map/
Now you have your purchases in hand the first thing you are going to want to do is charge up the batteries. Whip them out of the packaging and get them on. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding charging techniques and what’s what. Batteries can be dangerous if they are not treated correctly and charged in a proper manner.
If you can remove the battery cells from your device then they need to be charged on an external charging doc. If your mod has a dedicated battery installed then you will charge it with a USB cord. While it may be convenient to charge your mod in the car on the USB cord on occasions I certainly avoid this practice. See https://stickylips.com.au/vape-life/general/respect-your-mod-batteries for more information on batteries.
While your batteries are charging grab the tank and check that the coil has been installed correctly and has a tight (finger tight only) connection. This is a great time to add the e-juice to prime the coil so its all good to go when you’re ready. You really don’t want to start your vaping journey with a dry hit.
What is vaping like?
Well to start with you are most likely going to cough, just like when you started smoking the stinkies (cigarettes). The vapour is different to cigarette smoke but keep in mind this is just a transition stage and won’t last long until you are used to it. If you have given up smoking your lungs will be working hard to get the gross mucus and crap that has accumulated in them over the years.
Most noobs will gravitate towards tobacco flavours to replace cigarettes, I know I did. Keep in mind you aren’t going to find a tobacco flavour that tastes just like smoking. And in no time you’ ll be thankful for that. We call them stinkies for a reason. There are a mountain of flavours available from Australian suppliers from fruits, custards, bakery flavours, minty menthols to lollies and beverage flavours. Sample packs are great because you can usual get a good mix of flavours to try in small bottles that won’t leave you regretting a large outlay of cash if you don’t like them.
I found some interesting information the other of the physical benefits of beginning vaping and quitting smoking.
8 hours after stopping smoking your oxygen levels increase as carbon monoxide leaves your body.
24 hours later your lungs will start to detoxify as they expel the toxic mucus and build up from previously being a smoker.
48 hours in and you might catch yourself wondering ‘whats that smell?’ the receptors in your mouth and nose are repairing and your taste and smell will improve more and more.
72 hours and breathing is becoming easier, your body isn’t working so hard to get the oxygen it needs and your energy levels will increase in return.
Every cigarette you avoid is beneficial to you and your health. Keep up the good work.