Vaping is probably the biggest innovation of this decade as it has revolutionised the way people smoke. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen at least one person puffing away on an electronic device that looks like a pen, inhaling and exhaling vapour in the process.
Maybe you’ve thought about giving it a go but just don’t know how? If this sounds like you, we’ve put together this handy guide, detailing everything you need to know about vaping.
What is an Electronic Cigarette?
As the name suggests, these devices simulate the effects of smoking by vaporising a liquid. This vapour is then inhaled directly in the lungs, just as the smoke from a cigarette would be.
Each device will vary but you’ll always need a power source in the form of a small battery as well as a tank which is what holds the liquid, known as e juice. Simply power on the device and the coil inside the tank (simply a coil of wire which is heated) will vaporise your e juice of choice.
- How Would You Like to Vape?
You generally have two choices, what is referred to as mouth to lung (MTL) or direct lung hits. The difference is in just how much vapour is produced and whether you directly inhale it into your lungs or not.
Cigarette smokers will be most familiar with the MTL way of vaping whereby a draw is taken into the mouth before then being inhaled into the lungs. Due to its familiarity, we would always suggest going down this route first until you get the hang of things.
Vaping in this manner means that a clearomiser is the best choice of tank for your needs. Most advanced vapers can head straight to drippers and sub tanks.
- Choose Your Device
Even within the world of MTL vaping, there is still a lot of choice. The original electronic cigarette was a replica of a normal cigarette which even had a light on the ‘lit’ end which lit up when you took a puff. These days, the technology has advanced so much that most e cigs look like futuristic devices.
We would suggest sticking with one manufacturer initially. An e cig in Australia can be purchased from one of several suppliers who carry the products of companies like Aspire, that produce both a beginner friendly tank and a battery that will be a perfect match. Simply choose what you like the look of as they all pretty much do the same thing.
- Choose Your Juice
This is where the fun begins. You are able to vape any of the millions of flavours available on the market; there is literally something for all taste buds. Simply try a few and settle on your favourite. We’ve always been partial to a nice menthol.
And it’s as simple as that. With your tank, battery and e liquid at the ready, you are ready to take your first steps into a world that will keep you occupied infinitely and may even become somewhat of an obsession.