A Newbie's Guide to Vaping
So you've decided that it's finally time to switch to a tobacco alternative that provides you with more smoking options. The problem is there are so many choices when it comes to e-cigarettes, so you'll need to do your homework before transitioning completely. Plus, since e-cigarettes are electronic devices, there will likely be a technological learning curve to becoming a vaping pro.
Since there is a certain level of learning connected to first-time use of use an e-cigarette, newbies will benefit from the 8 tips listed below.
- Don't expect vaping to be identical to smoking a cigarette.
Although using an e-cigarette is vastly different from smoking a tobacco cigarette, most people expect the experience to be the same—especially in the case of e-cigarettes that are designed to look like cigarettes. Don't expect vaping to feel and taste exactly like you're used to. With the multitude of flavors available for e-cigarettes, your vaping experience will actually be much more pleasurable in our opinion!
- Don't expect to find an exact match for your preferred flavor of tobacco.
While e-cigarette flavor technology has gotten very close to the tobacco taste smokers are used to, none can claim to be perfect. Of course, perhaps a better question is why you would want to vape plain tobacco when you there are so many other flavor options?
- Battery size matters.
While the smaller, standard size battery is cheaper, it also has less capacity which means it will not hold a charge as long. If you're a heavy smoker, you may want to consider purchasing an extra high-capacity battery even though your starter kit will likely come with two batteries. Regardless of which type of battery you choose, you can (and should) take steps to extend your battery's life.
- Your vaping habits will determine how long a cartridge lasts.
If you're a heavy vaper, your cartridge will run out quicker than if you're a light vaper. When first starting out, it may take some time to determine your "vaping speed." If you live in an area without a brick-and-mortar shop that sells e-cigarette accessories, you should order more cartridges than you think you'll need until you learn your habits.
- It may take some time to learn what nicotine strength you prefer.
There are several different strengths of nicotine offered by EverSmoke: 0mg (no nicotine), 6 (ultralight), 12 (light), and 18 (full flavored). To find which works best for you, we recommend trying out a couple different strengths before committing. For more suggestions, see our nicotine strength guide.
- Vaping can save you money versus smoking...if you are responsible.
By being gentle on your e-cigarettes and properly charging the batteries, you can save money over a lifetime of vaping versus what you would have spent smoking tobacco cigarettes instead. However, the price of purchasing e-cigarette batteries does add up; which is why if you're not careful to charge and care for them properly, you'll end up spending needlessly.
- Be a planner.
Even after you become familiar your vaping habits, you'll still want to keep extra cartridges close by. You never know when your shipping order will take longer than expected or when the weather will prevent you from being able to venture to the store. Even the most experienced vapers keep extra cartridges and batteries just in case.
- Don't puff on your e-cigarette like a tobacco cig.
With tobacco cigarettes, as long as you drawl on the end, you'll produce smoke. Since e-cigarettes don't burn, the inhale is different. You'll have to learn the trick to producing vapor. For the optimal amount of vapor, you should try inhaling in long and gentle drawls. Before you know it, you'll be a pro. Refer to this article for more information about the perfect inhale.
Now that you are starting to get the idea of what to expect from vaping, we invite you to check out our selection of e-cigarette starter kits. In addition, browse our knowledge center and blog to learn even more about your new vaping hobby.