Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I was contacted by a bunch of vendors offering deals for Black Friday, so I decided to make a real quick post and share this with all of you.
I wish someone had told me these things before I started vaping.
Although I did manage to quit smoking through vaping, I also would have avoided more cigarettes early on if I followed these rules.
Before I go into more details, let me give you a little background of how I started vaping. The day came where I finally decided to buy my first vape pen and e-juice.
I thought I was just going to the shop, do my business, badda bing badda boom and I’m out. No, the store owner starts asking me questions like “what type of e-cigarette do you want?” “What nicotine level of e-juice?”
The store owner was very patient and helpful, but the bad thing was I could have made a better purchase if I knew better. I bought this little (about the size of a cigarette) vape pen which I ended up getting rid of 2 weeks after.
If I could turn back the hands of time and tell my smoker self what to do differently, it would be these 3 things:
Know Your Nicotine Level
Going back to my story, I didn’t know what to say when the owner asked me what nicotine level I wanted my e-juice in.
I thought, “Hey, I wanna quit smoking. So the best thing to do is zero nicotine!”
So I get my juice (fruit punch flavor) and was happy. I did notice that vaping was not satisfying my urge for cigarettes. The e-juice I bought, although it was delicious, felt like I was just inhaling flavored air. It’s like going from a beer to drinking water.
After I did more research, I found out that the nicotine levels provide that “kick” in the lungs smokers have grown accustomed to.
Here’s a better explanation of nicotine levels that smokers might better understand:
3 mg nicotine = ultra lights
6 mg nicotine = lights
12 mg and up = regular
So depending on what you are smoking now, you can base this equation on what nicotine level you are supposed get. I go into more detail about this in this post: “Why Am I Still Craving Cigarettes?”
Buy a Mod, Not an E-Cigarette
Listen, as you start vaping, you will be doing it more and more. The biggest problem I had with my vape pen was it kept dying on me, so I’d go back to the cigarettes while I was charging.
This is why you need to go with a mod. At least a mod that holds an 18650 battery. This will give you enough power to last you through the day. Oh yes, get an extra 18650 battery and a charger!
I know, e-cigarettes or cig-a-likes feel more like the real thing, and holding a mod will feel awkward at first. But if you want to get into this vape life, you’re gonna need something with some power.
Get a Good Tank
You guys are lucky, tanks have made very big improvements since I started vaping.
You want a tank that’s easy to use, and can translate your e-juice flavor into something wonderful. I would personally suggest the Estoc Tank Mega by Vaporesso. Super easy to use, cheap, and gives an amazing flavor!
And please, don’t get anything “rebuildable” for now. No rebuildable tanks or drippers if you are just starting off with vaping. Watch some videos, get a good understanding of how resistance works, and then try it.
All should go well if you follow these simple steps. Good luck to you on your attempt to quit smoking!
I came across this interesting article from VaporPlants about the 10 most common types of vapers.
I had to agree mostly with this piece. It seems like the people I met through vaping all fall into some category on this list.
So here it is, 10 types of vapers that might describe how you or someone you know vapes.
The Quitters – These are the people that vape to stay off cigarettes. This is their sole purpose for vaping. They could care less about blowing big clouds or getting the latest mod. All they really care about is enjoying a good vape and staying off the stinkies.
The Casuals – These vapers know the fundamentals of vaping, but that’s about it. The casuals know what they want and couldn’t be bothered with the more advanced aspects of vaping. They keep their mod to something basic or easy to use. They enjoy vaping for what it is. They also keep their habit to themselves and on the down low.
The Cloud Chasers – Cloud chasing continues to draw people into vaping. It’s pretty hard not to notice these types of vapers. Cloud chasers love big clouds of vapor. The bigger the clouds, the better. They also keep things interesting in the vaping community with their vape competitions.
The Flavor Lovers – Also called flavor chasers, these vapers put as much emphasis on flavor as cloud chasers do with vapor production. They are very meticulous when it comes to how their e-liquid tastes. They have a more sophisticated “tongue” when it comes to vaping.
The Hobbyists – These people have turned vaping into their new hobby. Collecting vape products seem to be their motivating factor. They are also not shy about their collection and will more likely than so show people their pride on social media.
The Teachers – These are the veteran vapers or vapers who just know a lot about vaping in general. The wise men and women of the vaping community, you know these people because they can go on and on about vaping. They are also the people you ask questions to related to vaping.
The Tinkerers – These are the vapers who love to do things to their vape equipment, always trying to find ways to improve the performance of their mod or build. You can always catch them switching through settings on their mod or coil building.
The Mixologists – Much like the flavor lovers, except these vapers know what they want in e-liquid and how to make it. These vape mixologists know more than most people when it comes to mixing up flavors and coming up with recipes of their own.
The Activists – The political side of the vape community. They are the ones who labor in educating people about vaping while fighting unfair taxation and regulation against vaping.
The Trendies – These are vapers who vape just because they want to. Usually people who have never smoked before but are curious about vaping. They realize that vaping is the trend, which is primarily the reason why they do it.
So what type of vaper are you? I want to know! I set up a little poll for you to participate in. Check it out below!