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Going from smoking to vaping lets you significantly lower your health risks. It also offers way more customization options compared to traditional cigarettes and you will get to personalize your experience to the max.
With that, as you just start out in vaping, you may be vulnerable to mistakes. With this post, we hope to help you avoid the 5 most common ones.
Wrong vaping gadget
The first mistake you can make as a new vaper is getting the wrong vaping device. And this could go both ways: you can either choose a gadget that is too cheap and would simply not give you the right experience or, on the contrary, you could splurge on something too complicated that is way over your head. In both cases, you will probably be disappointed and get the wrong impression about what vaping actually is.
So what’s the best way to get started?
If you’ve started vaping to quit smoking and are completely new to the game, we’d suggest that you first limit your choice to product lines designed specifically for new vapers. IQ Vaping, for one, is one of the companies specializing in making entry-level vaping devices like the pod mod IQ Air or the hybrid IQ One.
One of the best things about vaping is that you get to customize the experience. And, unlike with regular smoking, you get way more flavor options than tobacco and menthol. However, as exciting as the flavor selecting process may be, there is way more to know about your e-juice than whether it’s green apple or Hawaiian punch. Here are just some of the other things to watch out for:
Nicotine level: e-liquids come in a range of nicotine levels starting as high as 36mg/ml and going all the way down to nicotine-free. The general recommendation here is to start with the nicotine content that imitates your smoking habit and then slowly lower your nicotine intake until you get all the way down to zero nicotine e-juice.
PG/VG content: liquids with a high VG (vegetable glycerin) content are noted for a softer throat hit and are a generally better fit for sub-ohm devices and blowing large clouds. Liquids with a higher PG (propylene glycol) will produce a stronger throat hit while leaving less residue in your device’s vape tank. With that, some users report having allergic reactions to e-liquids with a high PG content. Some other side-effects may include dry mouth and increased thirst.
Thus, make sure to read the label on your e-liquid carefully — including the fine print. It may also be a good idea to consult your e-liquid seller about the best type of e-juice for the experience you want and your vaping gadget.
So you’ve got yourself a brand new vaping device and some delicious e-liquid — but after a while you will notice that the flavour you are getting is not quite the same. This means that it’s time for a coil replacement. How often your coil needs changing depends on the type of device you are using and how much you vape. The general rule is that you should be changing your coil every few weeks — some manufacturers will indicate specifically after how many refills the coils on their devices will need changing.
Note that the second you feel that your e-liquid tastes burnt, stop vaping immediately and replace the coil in your device.
If you don’t want to deal with coil replacement and would rather keep things plain and simple, try using a device with replaceable pods like IQ Air. In this case, you won’t have to bother with replacing coils — instead, you will simply put in a new pod when your old one is out of juice.
Keeping your device on
This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised to know how many new vapers go through a whole day without turning off their device. Naturally, this will drain your device’s battery but, even more importantly, it will pose a safety hazard. Thus, it is highly important to switch off your vaping gadget when you are done vaping.
Once again, if you know yourself too well and are sure that you may be one of the forgetful ones, you can take the easy way out and get a draw-activated device like IQ Air or IQ Aura.
Smoking instead of vaping
Smoking and vaping are different. If you are transitioning to vaping after being a long-time smoker, you may bring the same habits along with you. While when smoking a cigarette you would typically take small short drags, you will need to do quite the opposite with vaping and go with long slow inhales before you exhale a cloud of smoke.
This will produce a more satisfying hit and let you get the same satisfaction as you used to get from smoking — and with 95% less health risk.
There you have it: do your best to avoid these five mistakes in your first few weeks of vaping and you are pretty much off to a great start.