You’ve taken the plunge and decided to try electronic cigarettes with the hope of giving up smoking entirely. The good news is you’re not alone. Every day more and more people are realizing how amazing electronic cigarettes are, and how much more they enjoy vaping than they ever enjoyed smoking. Even so, vaping is not for the faint of heart, and even if you received some excellent information from the nice man who sold you your brand new e-cig at the local vaping store, there is still a lot for you to learn. Today, we’ll go over a few solid tips that will guide you as you begin this important transformation from smoker to vaper.
Tip #1: Understand the benefits of vaping
This is probably the most important tip of all, because it’s going to be what keeps you moving forward in your vaping journey. The benefits of vaping include:
. No toxic chemicals for you to inhale
. No tar for you to inhale
. No risk of second hand smoke exposure to you or to other people
. No nasty cigarette smell on you, your clothes or your hair
. A growing bank account because of all of the money you’ll be saving
You’ll want to keep these benefits in mind as you get started, as well as later on. Vaping can really revolutionize the way you have always felt about smoking, and every day more and more smokers are finding it to be a much more pleasurable alternative.
Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to step away from cig-a-likes
Many smokers are nervous about trying any type of electronic cigarette that doesn’t look like a regular cigarette, or an analog, as most vapers refer to them. It’s all a part of the growth process. However, don’t be afraid to try something that just might be a little bit better. Most newbies find that they’re not quite satisfied with the cig-a-likes, and they can easily get discouraged. More advanced electronic cigarettes produce much better flavor and vapor. Many vapers will pick up an eGo kit as their next step up from cig-a-likes, and they’re amazed at the difference. You can purchase an eGo-style battery fairly inexpensively too. If it helps, keep some spare cig-a-likes around just in case you get a craving for holding an analog again. However, in time, those cravings will fade too.
Tip #3: Do plenty of research
In the world of vaping, research is your friend. One of the most popular places to get information, as well as to ask questions about your setup is the E-Cigarette Forum, or ECF. It’s become the most popular place on the Internet for finding out anything you could ever want to know about electronic cigarettes. The members are very helpful, and they’re always eager to assist a newbie in distress. ECF is also a great place to get links to other types of information on the Internet that could be helpful to you. As a new vaper, you may not be completely aware of all of the negative information online surrounding electronic cigarettes. A quick visit to casaa.org will help you understand the details of the politics involved, and it will also answer a lot of your questions about electronic cigarette safety and health.
Tip #4: Exercise patience
You’re going to find out pretty quickly that vaping is very, very different from smoking a cigarette. Smoking is actually pretty easy, compared to vaping, because it’s simple to just pull out a cigarette, light it, and puff away until it’s finished. Vaping involves a little bit of tinkering, depending on the setup you’re using. You will probably run into a few problems along the way, but if you’re determined to find the solution, most issues can be resolved by you, right at home. Be sure to keep Tip #1 in mind, and regularly remind yourself of all of the benefits of vaping. It won’t be long and your patience will really pay off, and you’ll be vaping like a pro.
Tip #5: Backups, backups, backups
One of the most common mistakes most newbies make when they’re first starting out is to buy one battery and one clearomizer. They tell themselves that they’re just going to “try it out” to see if they like it. More often than not, they end up liking it, but they neglect to buy backups. It’s a terrible feeling when you’re out on the town with your friends, enjoying a great vape, and your battery dies or your clearomizer starts to get a burnt taste. These things do happen, but if you’re prepared you won’t have any issues when they do. Also, it’s not enough just to have one backup; most veteran vapers will tell you that it’s a good idea to have at least three batteries, three tanks, and a handful of spare coils and wicks on hand. Just in case.
If you follow all of these tips, you’re going to be well on your way toward an excellent vaping journey that can serve you well for years to come. It doesn’t matter if you took up vaping as a way to stop smoking and you plan to quit vaping eventually, or if you decide you want to take on vaping as a hobby. Either way, knowing the ins and outs will help you have the absolute best vaping experience you possibly can.