Switching to the world of vaping can be overwhelming and confusing to those who have been smoking for years.
There is plenty to learn about as you get accustomed to using an e-cigarette, especially if you move from a starter kit to more advanced set ups such as sub ohm vaping.
It’s common to make a few mistakes as you start out, but these errors can prove costly if you’re making them over and over again without realising where you’re going wrong.
Here are some of the mistakes many new vapers make upon their transition, and how to avoid these issues.
Many will pick up any liquid that looks good and load it up into their vape without thinking.
But the ratio of PG to VG is important – find out what those words mean here.
If you’re not getting enough vapour, or find that you have a sore throat, it may be worth upping your VG ratio.
If in doubt, go to your local vape shop to find out what type of e liquid is best for your device – or check forums online to see what others with your setup are using.
Getting a cheap device
It can be tempting to pick up an e cigarette that costs next to nothing so you can give vaping a go, but this is likely to result in a low quality experience and put you off pursuing it.
While there are hundreds of brands out there, it’s worth investing in a well-known brand with a good reputation so you know you’re getting a quality product – and a quality experience to match.
Not maintaining your coil properly
Many new vapers complain of getting a burnt taste when vaping, and there are a few reasons why this happens.
One is that you’ve left it in for too long – typically, coils need changing every few weeks.
If you burn out your coil – in other words, vape all of the liquid until there’s none left, then take what’s known as a ‘dry inhale’ – that will result in an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Finally, a lot of people don’t give the liquid time to settle before taking a puff – if you try to vape while the cotton is still dry, it will burn. Hence the burnt taste.
Keeping your vape activated in your pocket
This seems obvious, but a large number of people will throw their vapes in their pocket, or a bag, and head off to do something – forgetting it’s still switched on.
Not only will this ruin the battery life, you’re also risking accidental leakage, not to mention the fact you could accidentally power it up on the move, which could cause additional damage.
Making sure your device is properly switched off before leaving it unattended – even if you’re planning on coming straight back to it – is the best way to ensure accidents don’t happen.
Vaping like a smoker
Those who have been smoking for years may be used to taking hard, quick puffs.
This isn’t how you should vape, though – it won’t create a nice cloud of vapour, and you won’t get a hit from the e-liquid.
To get the best result, take a long, soft inhale, then blow out the vapour. This will result in a decent cloud and the satisfaction you need.
Using too little nicotine
When first making the switch over to vaping, some people don’t get the right strength of e-liquid.
Buying a mix with too much, then vaping like there’s no tomorrow, can result in headaches and nausea, while getting too little nicotine can lead to users feeling unsatisfied and being tempted to go back to cigarettes.
Although every situation is different, as a general rule –
Running out of liquid
There’s nothing worse than taking your vape out somewhere, going to have a puff, then realising the liquid is nearly gone.
What’s more, you have no more on you.
Keeping a ready supply of liquid, both at home and on the go, means you won’t be dealing with going without, or having a burnt coil situation.
Forgetting your charger
The same goes for not having a charger on you, as taking your e cigarette out with you is pointless if the battery is dead.
This is another point which may seem obvious, but making sure your vape is charged before you leave the house is important – being faced with a dead device could end in you caving and getting a pack of cigarettes.
Not cleaning our your tank between e-juice flavours
It’s easy to just top up your vape with a new flavour before the other one has run out completely, but this kind of blending can result in a nasty taste.
Besides, it’s important to clean the coil regularly before it needs changing, as letting it get clogged up will affect the taste of your e-liquids, and could result in you needing to change the coil more often.
Getting cotton mouth
If you vape often, a common side effect is getting a dry mouth, which is known as cotton mouth.
This can be combated by drinking as much water as you can throughout the day so you can keep vaping without this feeling.
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Original Post Link - by Imogen Groome for Metro.co.uk - Thursday 27 Jul 2017 12:00 pm
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