Did you know that 8% of American adults have vaped within the last week? It’s a habit that’s wildly popular and only more people are getting into it.
Whether you’re just jumping into it, or you’re switching from smoking cigarettes, you might be new to vaping. Either way, you probably have some questions and don’t know what to expect.
In that case, you’re in the right place. Here’s what you need to know about vaping for the first time.
The Parts of a Vape
Before you learn about how to vape, you need to learn about the parts of one first. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck looking like a newbie when you’re asking to put that “thing” into “that thing.”
Here are the most important parts of a vape you should know about:
- Battery: choose between non-replaceable and rechargeable high drain batteries
- Atomizer: where you find the resistance wire coils, wicks, and sometimes, a reservoir for e-liquids
- Coils: what produces the heat for your vape
- Wicks: material that transfers e-liquids to coils (usually made of things like cotton and ceramic)
- E-liquid (e-juice): mix of what you vape (usually propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavors; sometimes, nicotine)
Make sure you get yourself a good vape so you get good value for money. For example, SMOK vapes are affordable yet very nice and durable.
It’s Different Than Smoking
If you’re used to smoking cigarettes, vaping is a little different, so you’ll have to get used to that.
Inhaling the vapor will take different movements and actions from your mouth. You’re probably not going to vape very gracefully and will end up looking awkward and even hack a few coughs.
However, it’ll be very quick for you to get used to it and become a smooth vaper.
You’ll Get a Bigger Hit of Nicotine
Depending on what e-liquid you choose, there’s a good chance you’ll get a bigger hit of nicotine than you’re used to. For this reason, we highly recommend starting low and working your way up.
It’s normal to feel lightheaded the first time you vape, so don’t worry and just sit down to recover.
You Can’t Vape Anywhere
Vaping isn’t smoking, so you can vape anywhere you want, right? Wrong!
As of April 2019, many places have banned vaping in smoke-free public areas. So one of the biggest vaping tips for beginners is to double-check before you whip out your vape, or else you’ll look foolish.
Show off With Some Easy Tricks
You’ve probably seen some vapers blow some crazy clouds. But you’d be surprised to know that some are very easy to do!
For example, you can easily make a mushroom cloud by performing the same actions you would when blowing a bubble with gum. So give it a try to impress those around you.
Know What to Expect When Vaping for the First Time
Now that you know what to expect when vaping for the first time, you’ll have better peace of mind going into it. In fact, with this knowledge, you’ll probably be able to vape like a pro. Your friends won’t believe that you’ve never even touched a vape before!
If you liked this vaping 101 for beginners article, then make sure you check out our other blog posts too!