So you want to start vaping. You have heard all about this healthier alternative to nicotine consumption, and you ask yourself “How do I get started vaping?” With e-liquid shops popping up everywhere in most major cities, a number of choices and juice flavors can be overwhelming. Not to mention, some shops are simply just not very helpful. So here are some quick tips on what to look for, what to avoid and who you can trust.
There is no perfect way to begin. Everyone has their own style, their own flair. Everyone has their own reason for smoking. You need to identify that reason. For me, I really enjoyed the throat hit and the feeling of smoking. Some people just crave the habit, some people are simply social smokers and hate the smell. Once you identify why you smoke, your experience will be much better overall.
Next, determine how much you smoke per day, and when those times are. For some, they smoke all day, every chance they get; for others, there are certain triggers, i.e. driving, after eating, stress, etc… Knowing how much you smoke will help you determine what strength you need for your juice and when you need to have your device handy.
Then determine your starter budget. Know exactly what your limit is, and don’t go over it with your first purchase. This is very important. If you aren’t careful, you could wind up spending way more money than you intended and likely upgrade to another device within a couple of months. Go with a standard starter kit and some juice. A reputable shop will not oversell you on things you don’t need when you are starting out, so don’t spend money on what you don’t even need yet.
Make the time to find your perfect juice. Buying your first device isn’t going to be a 5-minute trip. You need to set aside around an hour to give yourself time to learn how to use your device and know which flavor is going to be your new nicotine delivery. Try everything, every flavor your shop has available. You will not be successful quitting the nasty analog habit unless you can truly enjoy your vape.
The decision to stop smoking analog cigarrettes and switching to an electronic device is not an easy one. The similarity is that they both provide nicotine and a “cloud”. As with anything, the only time you will see success is when you put your mind to it!
Good luck on your new adventure!