Vaping for beginners
Vaping is a tricky thing to get started with, especially if you’ve never done anything like it before. It has a reputation for confusing even the most well-informed vapers and it can be difficult to know where or how to start. Vaping for beginners covers where vaping began, what vaping is and isn’t, how to build your own batteries, and the best equipment you need to get started.
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Vaping
What is e-liquid?
E-Liquid, or E Juice is the smoke juice that you use in your electronic cigarette. It comes in multiple flavors and many different nicotine strengths. Vaping e-juice directly affects how much vapor each puff produces. If you prefer big clouds of vapor, then using more VG will be better for you.
What is PG vs VG?
The two main ingredients in e-liquid are Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). PG is a thinner, smoother flavor but VG has a thicker, fuller taste. You will find both types of e-juices in the same flavors and strengths.
How do I buy e-liquid?
There are several ways to buy your favorite flavors. First you can ask the person selling the juice if they sell it by the bottle or by inhaler (spray bottle). Second you can buy it from a vape shop or online. Third you can try making your own e-liquid.
Why should I buy from a vape shop or local store?
Vaping is not legal everywhere, so you should only buy e-liquid from a reliable source. You must be of legal age to purchase it. The best place to start is by buying the e-juice from a vape shop or local store. If there isn’t one near your house, then you should look into companies that sell online.
How much e-liquid do I need?
First time vapers will go through more e-juice than experienced vapers, because they are still learning what they like and how much they smoke daily. Most beginners will up their vaping to 3-6ml a day. New vapers should get a large bottle of 15-30ml, so they don’t have to buy too often.
What’s the difference between PG and VG e-liquid?
There are two main ingredients in e-liquid, Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). PG is a thinner, smoother flavor but VG has a thicker, fuller taste. You will find both types of e-juices in the same flavors and strengths.
What is a tank?
A tank is used with advanced vaporizers such as vape mods or box mods. It allows you to increase the amount of e-liquid that you can take hits from. The tank stores vape juice that has been heated to vaporize in a chamber concealed underneath the mouthpiece.
What is a cartomizer?
A cartomizer is used with advanced vaporizers such as vape mods and box mods. It is used in place of an e-cigarette cartridge and puts out massive amounts of vapor at once. Most cartomizers are made using a combination of synthetic fiber, polyfill, and an absorbent filler.
What is a clearomizer?
A clearomizer is also used with advanced vaporizers such as vape mods and box mods. It has a transparent tube that allows you to see exactly how much e-liquid you have left in your tank before it runs dry.
What is a rebuildable tank?
A rebuildable tank is generally made from stainless steel and consists of a base, mesh filler, and an atomizer head. It takes practice and the right equipment to get good at building your own coils.
What is a rebuildable dripping atomizer?
A rebuildable dripping atomizer is commonly referred to as an RDA. It’s made from basic components such as metal mesh, fiber, and cotton. New vapers or experienced vapers who like to build their own coils will use an RDA.
What is a mechanical mod?
Mechanical mods are for advanced users only and can be very dangerous if used improperly. It’s very easy to burn yourself with a mechanical mod and malfunctioning can cause serious injuries.
What is a regulated mod?
Regulated mods are made from high quality materials and have fully adjustable voltage settings. They are safer than unregulated mech mods but not as effective in vapor production since they don’t have as much power.
What is a direct to lung (dtl) tank?
A direct to lung tank is designed for advanced users and puts out massive clouds of vapor. It’s made with the best materials and has adjustable airflow to set the perfect draw resistance.