If you are still considering switching from tobacco to an e-cigarette, your first step is choosing an appropriate starter kit. If you take some time to investigate before you buy, you are likely to save some money, as you will not be purchasing several kits to find the one that meets your needs. Selecting the right kit the first time also provides you with a more positive experience and makes it easier for you to replace your tobacco habit with an e-cigarette.
One of the first choices you must make as a beginner in the e-cig world is the size of kit you want to purchase. The two primary choices available today are the tank system and micro cigs. Vaporizer tanks are somewhat tedious to deal with as the owners must work with the cartridges that fit the unit and settings.
Many beginners prefer the portability and convenience a Microcig has to offer. These devices are closer in size to the traditional cigarette and often the most practical choice for the beginner. Once you learn to use the e-cig you become an expert that knows what device works best for you and what you want to avoid. Once you reach this expert level, it may be time to diversify to enhance your vaping experience.
How Often Will You Vape
It is important to know how long you plan to vape an e-cigarette before buying the kit. These units require a charged lithium battery to operate, and the battery life between charges can affect how effective you are at using the system. With a high capacity system, you can expect from 300 to 400 puffs with a fully charged system. On a system that uses a standard battery, you can expect from 200 to 250 puffs. Some vendors claim more puffs per charge, but you will pay more for those systems and may find that they do not provide that many more puffs. The bottom line is if you plan to vape a lot, choose a kit that offers a higher capacity.
If you vape indoors, you can simply plug your e-cigarette into the charger and continue using it while the battery recharges. If you vape in your car, you can plug it into a cigarette lighter adapter and continue vaping indefinitely. However, if you vape outdoors or do not have access to a power source, you are dependent on the battery, and once it dies, you cannot vape again without recharging or replacing the battery with a charged one.
Read the Reviews
If you eliminate some of the units from your potential list but find a shorter list with what seems to be a few good options, you might benefit from reading some online reviews. See what people who use the kits have to say about them. Such reviews often provide insight into areas you might not consider unless you are an experienced vape user. A good review can save you a lot of headaches in the future.
Choose Your Vape Juice
Vape juices com in a wide variety of flavors and with different amounts of nicotine. They all use a carrier fluid, either polyethylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. Polyethylene glycol is odorless and tasteless so it does not impact the flavor of the vape. Vegetable glycerin is thicker and makes a better vapor, but some users notice it imparts a slightly sweet flavor to the vape. Manufacturers may also use a blend of the two carrier fluids.
The amount of nicotine that is right for you depends on your previous smoking experience. If you were a heavy smoker, you might find a fluid with 24 mg or more of nicotine fits your need. If your smoking habits were lighter, 12 mg or less may be a better fit. If your goal is to become nicotine free, you can reduce the amount over time to reach your goal.
The right flavor is a personal choice. Many long-term smokers do not find tobacco flavored vapes suitable but prefer some of the flavors. The options of flavors seem to be endless and manufacturers add new ones to their product line regularly.
Many tobacco users choose e-cigarettes as a healthier option. They do not produce the tar of regular cigarettes. They also protect others in the room from the harmful benefits of second-hand smoke.