Millions of people are switching from cigarette smoking to vaping.
A trip to your local vape shop for a first timer can be confusing.
Most shops have well-educated and helpful clerks who can tell you everything you need to know about the vaping equipment and types of liquids you need, as long as you are over 18 years old.
Even with a great clerk, it is great to have a little knowledge before you go shopping.
Parts of a vape device
There are a few types of devices you can choose from.
All vape devices have:
- A cartridge that is non-refillable – or – A tank or pod that can be refilled with liquid
- Heating element — to turn the liquid into vapour
- A battery to provide power for the heating element
- Power or control buttons (press and hold to inhale) or sensors that activates when you inhale
- And a mouthpiece to inhale from
The importance of knowing your parts comes when you decide to buy a custom box mod vape device. These devices are customisable from the ground up with colors, designs, shapes, and functionality.
One of the main reasons to use a box mod device is that the mod portion can include a set of controls to deliver better draws and even regulate nicotine levels.
Some mods even have a screen to tell you important information, like wattage and battery level.
Different types of e-liquid
E-liquid is the liquid, juice, or oil that is put in your vaping device.
They typically contain flavoring, nicotine, glycerin to create vapor, and propylene glycol.
There are thousands of different flavors and tobacco leveled e-liquids to suit any need.
Flavors range from sweet to flavorless, creamy to fruity. You can even find candy, dessert, and minty flavors. Do you like that menthol taste and feel? There is an e-liquid for you, too!
If you are trying to quit smoking, there are vape liquids and devices that allow you to lower the amount of nicotine you receive per draw. For those who need higher nicotine levels, there are options for you too.
Best setup for a newbie
If you are new to vaping, the variety of options can be confusing.
Find something simple and possibly disposable to vape from, so you can simply get used to drawing or inhaling on the device.
The best devices for a beginner are E-cigs, vape pens, and vape pods.
Start out with a cartridge with a normal nicotine level — a delivery of 50 mg nicotine will be fine.
Find a flavor that is not too strong, so you do not choke on a harsher one.
Whether you want a high-tech vaping pen or an easy to use all-in-one unit, visit your local vape shop to get one today.
If you still don’t know exactly what you want, a friendly, well-educated store clerk can walk you through the purchase of your first vape.
You may even find that you enjoy it so much you want a rechargeable and customized pen, so you can have it for years to come.