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Kick Smoking into Touch with This Introduction to Vaping

Are you sick of the increasing cost of cigarettes and considering giving up smoking? Have just started on your vaping journey and are getting to know your first vape device? Do you want to know what vaping can offer you?  If the answer to any of these is yes, then please read this short article while I discuss the vaping basics, the vape devices available, and the varied range of tasty e-liquids available. We will also look at the technological advancements involved with some of the more complicated vaping devices.

Vaping For the Beginner

Vape devices use a system of a small tank which is filled with e-liquid, within the tank is a wick with a cotton core that soaks up the e-liquid, when heated using power from an internal battery the e-liquid is turned into a vapour. These basic principles are the same for all vape devices, but with some differences with the more advanced machines. E-liquid, vapour juice or vape juice are all names for the liquid used in vape devices. Available in literally hundreds of different flavours it is a combination of four different products. These are –

  • Propylene Glycol (PG) – this a thin liquid used foods and medicines, it is a great carrier of flavour.
  • Vegetable Glycerin (VG) – is a thicker liquid sourced from plant oils such as Coconut and Palm oil.
  • Food based flavourings – these are the food industry staples used in everyday products.

The fourth most element is the nicotine, most commonly this is pre-mixed into a complete and ready to use e-liquid. Vaping liquid comes in a range of different nicotine strengths which enable the user to steadily reduce their nicotine intake if so desired. Further in a vaper’s career you might choose to mix your own e-liquid to do this you can buy e-liquid minus the nicotine, this is called shortfill e-liquid and to this you add the own required number of nicotine elements called the shot or Nic shots.

Which Vape Device to Start With?

Vaping devices are generally fairly easy to use, you fill them with e-liquid, power them up and vape to your heart’s content. More advanced machines do have other features such as variable power settings, but the process essentially remains the same. A superb starting point for the new vaper is a disposable vape pen or pod, already pre-filled with e-liquid and charged with enough power to vape the amount of liquid in the tank it is used and then thrown away. They are easy to use and give the beginner a taste of what vaping has to offer, they’re also fairly cheap costing around the same price of a single packet of cigarettes.

Advances In Vaping Technology

Once you have been vaping for a while and got used to your starting vape device it may be time to move onto something more advanced. Vape devices such as Vape pods have adjustable power settings and variable wattage and are an option as it is a step up to the latest in vaping tech. The vape pods swap the traditional tank design for a switchable pod. They are refillable and they enable the vaper to easily switch between different e-liquid flavours. Once the coil is finished the pod is swapped for a new one, rather than changing the coil as needed in normal tank designed vape devices.

I hope this short piece has given you the information you need to start out on your vaping journey, if it helps just one person give up smoking it will have done its job.

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