Recent years, the popularization trend of vaping is overwhelming, for those people who are addicted to nicotine already, it even may shake the position of smoking. Although there are much more advantages on vaping than smoking, the most contributing reasons of “why people switch to vaping” come in two: less harmful; help smokers quit smoking. There still remains the heated debate over “vaping and smoking”, a health-related book was published recently-Stop Smoking, Start Vaping. The UK National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) has endorsed Stop Smoking, Start Vaping in a message to its mailing list of stop-smoking professionals, and the book has received praise from experts on smoking and nicotine like Riccardo Polosa, John Britton, Peter Hajek and Neal Benowitz. The author, Mendelsohn is an Australian doctor who has worked directly with people who smoke for more than three decades. A few years ago, he was introduced to the idea of vaping as an alternative to smoking. He grasped the potential immediately, and jumped headlong into the world’s least necessary controversy. From this point of view, vaping indeed is a better way to acquire nicotine compared to smoking.
However, it takes some tips and hints on starting anything, vaping is no exception. Especially for a new vaper, it’s necessary to know the dos and don’ts on vaping.
Do choose a suitable vape device for your needs
For a new vaper, the first and the most important thing is to choose a suitable vape kit in a reliable vape shop. The vape kits in the market are various, from simple to complicated, there are disposable vape kit, pod vape kit, pod mod vape kit(AIO kit), and mod kit. Since if you are a new vaper or it’s your first time to vape, disposable vape kit and pod vape kit are strongly recommended because most of them are inhale activated with prefilled pod/cartridge which means you do not have to learn how to refill a pod, how to choose a vape juice, or how much power should I reach, you’ll just put your lips on the drip tip of the pod and inhale to vape. What’s more, disposable vape kit and pod vape kit are not only simple to use but also relatively much cheaper than other vape kits, thus if you are new to vape, disposable vape kit and pod vape kit are the best choices for you to experience the feeling of vaping and see if they can work on satisfying your nicotine cravings.
Do pick e-liquids that fit your vape device and yourself
Vape juice is also known as e-liquid, it’s mainly made by 4 ingredients: PG(Propylene Glycol), VG(Vegetable Glycerin), Nicotine(Optional) and flavouring. Those terms seem technical, while you just need to know that PG and VG can make mass cloud/vapour, and more specifically, PG carries the flavour and VG is thicker and produces more vapour than PG. And it would bring you more “throat hit” feeling if it contains more PG in the e-juice. There are two types of nicotine used in e-liquid, free base nicotine and nicotine salt. Nicotine salt is more commonly used for its numerous advantages. The most used nicotine strength ratio in a vape juice is between 0mg-50mg, it differs from the appetite and demand of nicotine for vapers, while the max nicotine strength in EU is 20mg according to the TPD compliance. One last thing is flavouring, over seven thousand flavourings exist including cherry, coconut, berry blast, fresh apple, sweet tarts, cinnamon and even tobacco.
Therefore as a new vaper with a refillable pod system, a 50/50 e-liquid of any your desired flavor is highly recommended for you to create the exact MTL vaping experience as if you were smoking. Whereas if you want more cloud, you should pick a high VG e-liquid and match use with a higher power vape device, a pod mod kit or a mod kit, because high VG e-liquid is thicker which requires higher power to vaporize.
Do restore your e-liquids in safe place
Nicotine is not only an addictive substance, but also poisonous. Standard textbooks, databases, and safety sheets consistently state that the lethal dose of nicotine for adults is 60mg or less(30–60mg), but there is overwhelming data indicating that more than 0.5g(500mg) of oral nicotine is required to kill an adult. Children may become ill following ingestion of one cigarette; ingestion of more than this may cause a child to become severely ill. The nicotine in the e-liquid of an e-cigarette can be hazardous to infants and children, through accidental ingestion or skin contact. Therefore, if you have nicotine-contained e-liquid and there are children in your home, remember restore your e-liquid in a dry and shadow place where the kids and pets can’t reach.
Do read the manual before using your vaping device
Whenever you buy a vape kit, you’d better go through the manual before use. Generally speaking, all the specific and detailed information including the do’s and don’ts can be found in the manual. Therefore, after reading the manual, you can learn that how to properly use the vape device, how to upkeep it, and how to avoid wrong use, this will make a big difference to your vaping experience.
Do obey the public rules
Though vaping has much less unpleasant smell than smoking, vaping normally produces large amount of clouds along with bits of nicotine and flavoring smell that people around you in the public may dislike it. What’s more, most of local organizations can compose their own “smoking & vaping” policy according to the government’s guide, so you can easily find a sign in a public place to see if it’s OK to vape. As a result, we are free to vape but we should obey the rules and create a more harmonious society together.
Don’t chain vape
Chain vape is when a user takes multiple draws within a short time suspend (usually around 5-10 seconds between each draw), keeping the wick from soaking up enough e-juice before the next hit, causing the wick to burn. With disposable coils, though, you are out of luck, as your coil is now permanently damaged due to the burn out. To be clear, it isn’t the frequency, but the lack of time between draws that prevents the wick from re-absorbing the juice. As a result, in order to protect your vaping device from burnt coils, don’t chain vape, the general rule is to wait 15 to 30 seconds before puffing again.
Don’t vape too much in a short time
You may experience nicotine poisoning which is also know as “nic-sick” if you vape too much in a short time. It’s worth noting that there are various factors that may lead to nicotine poisoning. The most common factor is overdose use of nicotine related products for those inexperienced users. How can you judge if you had nic-sick or not? The most common symptoms are: feeling like vomiting, mouth watering, dehydration, and headache. It’s time to stop vaping and take some rest if you meet one of the above symptoms or just feel uncomfortable.
Don’t go back smoking again
From the moment that you purchased a wanted vape kit, the thought “quit smoking” should be set in your mind. If you find that vaping can hardly satisfy your nicotine cravings, you can try to choose the vape juice with higher nicotine content, then gradually cut down the nicotine strength, it works for most smokers. Just believe that vaping can fulfill your nicotine need, so don’t go back smoking again.