Everything You Should Know About Vaping
Have you been thinking about giving vaping a try? Maybe you’re looking for a way to quit smoking, or perhaps you’re just interested in trying some tasty e-juice flavors.
With all the different vaping devices and e-juices out there, it can be tricky to know where to start. Read on to learn everything you need to know about vaping.
How Vaping Works
Vaping may look similar to smoking, but it’s actually much different. When you press the fire button on your vaping device, its coil heats the e-juice and you can inhale the water vapor.
There are a few different types of vaping devices available. The e-cigarette, also known as the e-cig, looks most like a cigarette. Some are disposable while others you can refill. There are also vape pens, which are refillable and larger than e-cigs.
The most popular type of vaping device for serious users is the vape mod. These are refillable and can have a variety of features, such as a variable wattage option which lets you control how much wattage your vape uses each time you press the fire button.
On a vape pen or mod, there are a few main components. There’s a rechargeable battery to power the device’s atomizer. The atomizer powers the coil, which in turn heats your e-juice. The coil is the item that you need to replace most frequently on a vaping device, as it will typically last two weeks to a month, depending on how often you vape.
With a vaping device, you fill the tank with e-juice, which is made of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavoring and, in some cases, nicotine. You can request the amount of nicotine you want when you purchase your e-juice, with amounts typically ranging from 0 to 36 milligrams. Higher amounts of nicotine make the vapor taste harsher and reduce the flavor.
Unlike with cigarettes, e-juices don’t have any tobacco, although you can purchase flavors that taste like tobacco. There are many e-juices on the market offering quite a few different flavors. Options include dessert flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and mint, to fruity flavors, such as strawberry and pineapple.
Retailers sell e-juices in bottles that usually range from 10 to 120 milliliters. If you visit a brick-and-mortar vape shop, then you may be able to sample a flavor before you buy it. If you’re buying online or you’re not sure that you’ll enjoy a flavor, it’s a good idea to buy a smaller bottle. Once you’re certain that you like a flavor, you can save money by buying the largest bottle available.
Benefits of Vaping
The most significant benefit of vaping is that it’s much healthier than smoking, so switching to vaping will reduce your risk of getting cancer and many other smoking-related diseases. Just remember that since vaping is new, studies are still looking into the long-term effects.
Vaping tends to be less expensive than smoking cigarettes, provided you vape about as much as you would have smoked. The cost of e-juice and coils is less than what you’d pay for a comparable amount in packs of cigarettes, and if you want to save even more money you can make your own e-juice and coils.
In terms of smell, vaping is much better than smoking. Vape clouds smell just like the flavor of the e-juice, so your breath and the area around you will smell much better than they would if you were smoking cigarettes. The smell also doesn’t linger like it does with cigarettes, so you can vape indoors without worrying about your house smelling a certain way for weeks.
It’s easy to get started with vaping, and there are a number of starter kits on the market that have everything you need. If you visit a brick-and-mortar vape shop, the employees can show you how your vaping device works, including how to take it apart, replace the coil and refill the tank. If you purchase your vaping device online, you can most likely find instructions and videos explaining how to use it.
One thing to remember with vaping is that you should always prime your coil by putting a couple drops of e-juice on the wick before you install it. This improves the coil’s lifespan and reduces the likelihood of dry hits, which is when you inhale and get a burnt taste in your throat. Dry hits also occur when a coil reaches the end of its lifespan, so they’re a sign that you need to replace the coil.
Even though vaping is healthier than smoking and doesn’t have an unpleasant odor, that doesn’t mean you can or should do it anywhere. As a general rule, if it would be rude to smoke somewhere, you should either avoid vaping there or ask before you do so. This includes in any enclosed spaces and when you’re near other people. Just because you don’t mind the smell of your e-juice doesn’t mean other people will feel the same.
Vaping devices and e-juices present a few safety hazards if you don’t take proper care of them. You shouldn’t leave either exposed to high temperatures, especially in your car on a summer day. High temperatures can cause your vaping device’s battery to explode and ruin the taste of your e-juice.
E-juice is harmful when ingested, which is why it comes in child-proof bottles. You should still store it where children and pets can’t find it, as ingesting too much could cause illness or even death.
While there is a lot you can learn about vaping, all you need to know to start is how vaping devices work. If you enjoy it, you can start trying different e-juices and customizing your vape mod. Vaping conventions are also becoming popular, and they’re a great place to learn more and get connected with the vaping community.