Tempted on trying vaping? Maybe you’ve already started but not too sure if it’s for you yet. Vaping can seem a bit overwhelming and complicated to the uninitiated but once you know the basics and the pitfalls to avoid, it’s actually straightforward, enjoyable and you’ll almost certainly never want to go back to the cigarettes. Below we take a look at 5 of the most common beginner vaping mistakes you need to avoid.
Investing in a Poor Quality E-Cig
The worst mistake anyone beginning vaping can make is to buy an inferior quality e-cig. Your e-cig is integral to your vaping experience, and there are e-cigs available out there that have various degrees of quality.
Because vaping has become so popular over recent years, unfortunately, this has attracted a host of low-quality e-cigarette manufacturers into the market selling e-cigs that don’t function correctly, make e-juice taste terrible and are easily broken, susceptible to leaks and have poor quality and sometimes even dangerous batteries and charging devices.
It’s these cheap and nasty e-cigarettes that are the biggest culprit in some people turning their backs on vaping and going back to cigarettes.
Don’t think that a good quality e-cigarette has to cost the earth; it doesn’t. There is a wide range of good quality beginner e-cigarettes available that are a safe, satisfying and cost-effective way of beginning to appreciate the joys of vaping.
Only Having One Battery
If you’re a smoker looking to quit the cigarettes and move across to vaping, then you will no doubt have experienced the dreaded ‘Oh no, I’ve lost my lighter!’ many, many times. Immensely frustrating, vaping has its own version, and that is when you’ve neglected to charge your e-cigarette, and it runs out on you.
While as a cigarette smoker it's easy enough to pop into a shop and buy a lighter, the same can’t be said for vaping. The key to avoiding this situation though is really easy but one that many beginners overlook. Have more than one battery! By having a spare battery on you at all times that is charged then you will never, ever have to be inconvenienced again.
Too Little Nicotine
Lots of people choose to move across from smoking traditional cigarettes to e-cigs, but some people fail to get the right strength liquid for them. Buying e-liquid that has too much nicotine can, in a small account of cases, give you a headache and a feeling of nausea. Buying e-liquid that has too little nicotine in can lead to the beginner feeling unsatisfied and tempted on returning to cigarettes. As a general guide:
- Heavy smoker (20+ cigarettes per day): 18mg of nicotine
- Medium smoker (10 - 20 cigarettes per day): 12mg
- Light smoker (up to 10 cigarettes per day): 3mg
Vaping Like a Smoker
If you’re new to vaping and more used to smoking traditional cigarettes, you’re probably used to taking quick and hard puffs. However, this doesn’t really give you the full benefit of an e-cigarette so a different method should be used.
The best way is to take a long, soft inhale. This will see you get maximum satisfaction from your e-cigarette and will also let you create those awesome clouds of vapour you see more experienced vapers create.
E-cigarettes undoubtedly have a host of benefits over traditional cigarettes. But if you want to keep your device in tip-top condition and giving you the vaping experience you deserve, then you need to maintain it regularly. Lots of beginners fail to do so, and this leads to them either returning to smoking cigarettes or forking out for new equipment far more than they need to.
To make sure you are getting the best from your e-cigarette, make sure you maintain it in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. This should see you enjoying your e-cig and having a top-class vaping experience for a long time.