Becoming a Regular Vaper: 3 Tips for Switching Successfully

Becoming a Regular Vaper: 3 Tips for Switching Successfully

January 28, 2018

Are you getting ready to try vaping for the first time? Around the world, millions of people have discovered that vaping is an alternative to smoking that’s superior in every way. We hope that your first puff from an e-cigarette will mark the last time that you ever smoke a tobacco cigarette. Although millions of people have switched successfully from smoking to vaping, that doesn’t mean switching is easy. E-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes both contain nicotine, but that’s the only thing they have in common. Tobacco cigarettes also contain thousands of other chemicals, and your body expects to receive those chemicals several times every day. When you initially make the switch from smoking to vaping, you may not feel entirely like yourself at first. If you’re switching from smoking to vaping, we commend you. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though, if you find cigarettes difficult to avoid completely at first. You’ve won a small victory every time you replace a cigarette with a vaping session. These three tips can make the switch easier for you.

 

Choose the Right Flavor

Experienced e-cigarette users overwhelmingly prefer sweet flavors. When you’re first making the switch from smoking to vaping, though, sweet flavors aren’t necessarily what you want. It’s more likely that you want a flavor that can replace the tobacco or menthol cigarettes you currently smoke. That’s why we offer Quantum Black Element -- a smooth, satisfying tobacco flavor -- and Quantum Black Nuke, a crisp menthol flavor. We developed these two e-liquids specifically to satisfy the needs of those who have just begun the journey toward becoming smoke free.

 

Choose the Right Nicotine Strength

At VCT, we offer e-liquids in nicotine strengths as high as 18 mg per ml. If you’re beginning your vaping journey with a small vape pen such as an eGo e-cigarette, we recommend buying the highest nicotine strength available unless you are a very infrequent smoker. For most people who smoke around a pack of cigarettes per day, e-liquid with a strength of 18 mg is perfect. It’s important not to choose too low of a nicotine strength because an e-liquid that’s too weak won’t satisfy you. You’ll end up smoking and vaping concurrently. Remember that you’re not stuck with the nicotine strength that you choose when you first begin vaping. If you’d like to eventually eliminate nicotine from your life, you can gradually reduce the nicotine strength of the e-liquid that you use. Many people who become experienced e-cigarette users end up buying larger devices capable of producing more vapor per puff. Upgrading to a larger device usually coincides with a reduction in nicotine intake.

 

Choose the Right Device

There are hundreds of different e-cigarette models available around the world today. If you’ve never vaped before, you’ll probably find the variety of devices a bit overwhelming. Many people start with the small e-cigarettes available in most convenience stores. We call the smallest e-cigarettes “cigalikes” because they’re meant to mimic the appearance of tobacco cigarettes. Although many people successfully use cigalikes when switching to vaping, we recommend purchasing a vape pen such as an eGo e-cigarette instead. We think that having a device with a refillable tank is important for two reasons:
  1. It’ll decrease the cost of vaping in the long run. Although the price of a cigalike starter kit is often very low, cigalike starter kits have low prices because that’s not where the manufacturers make their money. The profits come from the refill cartridges that often cost $3.00 each and don’t even last through a full day of vaping. Having a device with a tank means that you can buy bottled e-liquid rather than cartridges. A single bottle may contain more e-liquid than you’d get in $150 worth of refill cartridges!
  2. Having a tank means that you can experiment with different e-liquid flavors. A cigalike typically has a selection of around six different flavors. If you buy bottled e-liquid, though, you can choose from hundreds of different flavors. The bigger your selection of flavors is, the more likely it becomes that your switch from smoking to vaping will be successful.

 



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