How to begin and what you need to know as a vaper
Vaping is considered a less harmful alternative to smoking. While regular cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, there is almost no doubt that e cigs expose you to fewer toxic chemicals. However, when smoking an e-cigarette you also inhale nicotine, which is a highly addictive. But vaping offers you the opportunity to smoke nicotine free e liquids. This means as soon as you switch to vaping, you can lower your nicotine intake step-by-step until you finally reach level-nicotine-free.
Vaping, vapour, e cig, e liquid – A short introduction to vaping
Vaping is actually the act of inhaling and exhaling vapour, that is created by an e-cigarette. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered smoking device, that has some kind of cartridge filled with e liquid. When choosing an e liquid, you can decide whether you want to have nicotine in it or not.
E liquid, vape juice or e juice
This liquid used in your e-cigarette is a mixture of PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), an e liquid flavouring and nicotine. The nicotine is optional. Hereby you can choose from different nicotine strengths and a lot of delicious flavourings.
Vapour – the clouds of vaping
Vapour is created when the e liquid inside your e-cigarette is heated. If you want to have more vapour when smoking, you should choose a higher VG ratio in your e liquid. Propylene glycol gives you a throat hit, while vegetable glycerin makes the clouds of vapour.
Is vaping harmful or not?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions by smokers, who plan to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. Basically vaping was designed to be less harmful than smoking, but this does not mean that there is no health risk at all.
Important fact is, that smoking exposes you to more toxic chemicals, like tobacco, combustion and tar.
All in all research shows, that vaping is 95% less harmful than traditional smoking.
But what about the nicotine content? Isn’t nicotine as harmful as tobacco or tar?
Fact is, that nicotine is both sedative and stimulant. It easily leads to a strong addictions aswell and causes some side effects in your body. But it is not the No.1 substance that causes cancer in your lungs.
Above this, if you are planning to quit smoking you have the chance to start with a solid nicotine strength in your e liquid. After a while you can lower the nicotine ratio step-by-step until you finally switch to a nicotine free e juice.
So what are your benefits from switching to vaping?
- Vaping is less harmful than smoking
- It can help you to quit smoking and to stop nicotine cravings
- It is much cheaper than smoking
- Vaping is not smelling as bad as a traditional cigarette
Want to switch to vaping: here is where to start
Now you know a lot about vaping and how it works, so let’s get started by selecting a kit and e liquid. For you as a new user, we recommend you to browse our kits here.
Next to this you will need to find an e liquid that suits you best. Actually there are a lot of awesome and delicious flavours available at our store. There are following e liquid flavour categories available at our store: dessert flavours, fruit flavours, berry and menthol flavours, sweet flavours, tobacco flavours and drink flavours.
Makes it pretty hard to decide: that is why we offer Mix and Match – here you can mix different kind of flavours within an order, so that you can a lot of flavours out and find your personal favourite.
How to find the optimal nicotine strength
As a (now ex-) smoker, the nicotine strength of your e liquid should depend ont he amount of cigarettes you have usually been smoking during the days.
If you smoked 1-5 cigarettes per day, choose a nicotine strength from 6mg to 12mg.
If you used to smoke even 5 to 10 cigarettes, take 12mg to 18mg.
You can even buy e liquids with different kind of nicotine strengths and see what suits you most.
How to set the right PG/VG ratio
As you are new to vaping, we recommend you to start with a higher PG percentage in your e liquid. 50% should be an optimal ratio. Vape juices with higher propylene glycol content are thinner and will create less amounts of vapour when smoking. This is ideal for mouth to lung vaping.