Vaping for the First Time

Vaping for the First Time

November 28, 2017

If you’ve just ordered your first e-cigarette -- or you’re considering switching to vaping but haven’t purchased anything yet -- you’re probably wondering what the experience will be like when you try vaping for the first time. We’ve all been there before. No one starts out a vaping expert, and if you’re considering a major life change like switching from smoking to vaping, it’s natural that you’d want to have an idea of what the experience will be like. What’s it like to inhale vapor rather than smoke? Will the vapor taste like tobacco smoke? Are e-cigarettes hard to use? In this article, we’ll provide a bit of expert insight that can help you understand what to expect from your first vaping experience.


What Does an E-Cigarette Really Taste Like?

An e-cigarette can taste like almost anything. E-liquid makers use commercial flavor concentrates to create their e-liquids. They scour the globe looking for the most interesting flavors, and they blend those flavors with skill and creativity to create the blends that you vape. Do you want an e-liquid that tastes like a lemon chiffon cake, a Belgian waffle or a piece of peach saltwater taffy? You can find e-liquids that replicate all of those flavors. There are even some delicious tobacco e-liquids available. It’s important to remember, though, that the taste of the tobacco is only a small part of a cigarette’s flavor. The rest of the flavor comes from the smoke -- and that’s one thing an e-cigarette doesn’t produce. Most people who switch to vaping eventually stop craving the taste of tobacco and switch to sweeter e-liquid flavors because those flavors taste better.


Will Vaping Satisfy Me as Much as Smoking?

You will find vaping just as satisfying as smoking, but your body may need a couple of days for adjustment. Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemicals including some that affect the body’s ability to regulate neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. Your body may need to adjust to the absence of those chemicals because nicotine is the only active ingredient in an e-cigarette. The fact that you’re inhaling a vapor that tastes great, supplies nicotine and gives you the same great throat hit that you get from tobacco smoke will make the process easier. After a short adjustment period, you’ll never crave your old cigarettes again.


How Do I Use an E-Cigarette?

To use your e-cigarette, you’ll begin by filling your tank with e-liquid and charging the battery. Your tank will include filling instructions. Some tanks have filling holes that you can open. Other tanks have top or bottom caps that you’ll need to unscrew. Inside the tank is an atomizer head with a cotton wick that supplies e-liquid to the heating coil. Before you use the e-cigarette, you’ll need to wait several minutes for the cotton to become completely wet with e-liquid. After allowing the wick to saturate, press the activation button on your e-cigarette briefly to see if the indicator light turns on. If it doesn’t, the e-cigarette is locked. Press the button five times quickly to unlock the e-cigarette. To vape, place the mouthpiece of the e-cigarette inside your mouth, and press the activation button on the e-cigarette. Puff on the e-cigarette as you would a tobacco cigarette. Release the activation button after completing the puff, and inhale the vapor. If the e-cigarette has open airflow characteristics, you may wish to inhale the vapor directly into your lungs -- but most beginners inhale from the mouth to the lungs.

 

The Most Common Mistake for New Vapers

If you’re a smoker, you know that there is one surefire way to finish a cigarette quickly and extract the most possible nicotine in the process: by smoking the cigarette with short, firm puffs. The burn rings in cigarette paper ensure that the cigarette burns as quickly as you want it to. When you vape, though, the vapor that you inhale is not the product of fire. You can’t get an e-cigarette’s atomizer coil to produce vapor more quickly by feeding it more oxygen. If you puff too firmly, in fact, you’ll probably get e-liquid in your mouth -- and that won’t taste good at all. Take slow, gentle and deep puffs if you want to get more vapor out of your e-cigarette.

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