A Beginner's Guide to Vaping

January 08, 2016 5 min read

A Beginner's Guide to Vaping

Guide to Vaping

By Tatyana Dyachenko

Thank you for visiting our online vape shop UK. You are here probably because you vape or want to inform yourself about vaping before making a decision whether to start vaping. People start to vape for many reasons. Some people like to switch from tobacco products to vaping as a means of quitting smoking. Others take up vaping because it is fast becoming a hobby in its own right, especially in the areas such as cloud chasing. Just like building a race car, vaping is turning into a pastime for many. Whatever the reason, in this guide we will provide you with an insight into how you can start vaping. Please note that this guide is by no means definitive and is intended only to scratch the surface of the ice. We advise all prospective vapers to conduct their own independent research to decide whether vaping is for them.

Things that should get you underway in your maiden vape journey

Conduct independent research

There are many types of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids ranging in quality and price. Many former smokers switch to the cheapest electronic cigarettes available at pound shops and to no surprise switch back to smoking traditional cigarettes. There are many vapouriser devices ranging in complexity and quality. Try to decide on your budget as well as your e-liquid flavour preferences. You can browse our online vape shop UK to find your favourite premium e-liquid. We advise that you inform yourself about vaping as fully as possible in order to get a good understanding on what is available on the market and what would be your ideal vaping solution.

Start off with less complex electronic cigarettes

If you are a novice vaper, we recommend that you buy yourself a starter kit, usually consisting of a battery, clearomiser and a charger. Starter kits are widely sold in the UK and you can find them at most location. Starter kits are great if you are looking for higher doses of nicotine. If you are a more experienced vaper and wish to progress beyond the traditional starter kits and move on to Sub Ohming, we suggest that you look into the RDAs, RTAs and Sub Tanks. Sub Ohming requires more knowledge about aspects such as battery safety, basic electricity laws and other things. The best way to select your vaping hardware is to read up on different types of devices available and watch a couple of reviews on youtube to get an idea whether a device is for you. Usually, local vape shops are very helpful in advising their customers about vaping hardware. Before you go ahead and splash out on a new mod or a tank, speak to someone experienced and get an idea of the nuances of using a particular device some of which include coil building and wicking.

Pick your E-Liquid Flavour and Nicotine Strength

Pick your nicotine strength and e-liquid flavour. If you are a smoker, do not feel compelled to go for a tobacco flavour. A tobacco e-liquid flavour will be a constant reminder of smoking and may tempt you back to cigarettes. Instead, try to think a little outside the box. Why not pick a dessert or a fruit flavour that you enjoy to veane yourself off all reminders of tobacco. At The Eliquid Boutique online vape shop UK, we have an exciting range of premium e-liquids from leading UK brands that come in many vapegasmic flavours such as pink lemonade, peanut butter and yoghurt. Choosing an e-liquid flavour is not too far removed from choosing your food. If you like a certain dessert for example, then why not try an e-liquid flavour of your desert. Flavourings used to make e-liquids are very similar to food flavourings and you may be in for a pleasant surprise. When choosing your nicotine strength, try to think about how often you vape and your aim of vaping. If you are looking to blow large clouds, a powerful nicotine hit and flavour, lower nicotine content is advisable. It is equally important to note what type of device you are using. If you are sub ohming, then high-VG and lower nicotine (0mg or 3mg) e-liquid may be your best choice. You will find that choosing your favourite e-liquid flavour will mostly be a trial and error exercise since taste is inherently subjective and you may have to get through a dozen bottle of e-liquid before you find your perfect flavour. If you are on a tight budget, instead of taking a blind plunge into purchasing e-liquid that looks most appealing, you can always visit a local vape shop where you will be able to try different e-liquid brands and flavours before making your pick.

Common Symptoms of Switching from Smoking to Vaping

If you are switching from smoking to vaping, you may notice some common withdrawal symptoms such as headaches or cold sweats because your body is no longer inhaling over four thousand of carcinogens on a daily basis. Getting used to vaping will take some time. Smokers who switched to electronic cigarettes have reported that they are breathing better, lost their “smoker’s cough” and get less winded.

Speak to a vaper

The easiest and by far most effective way of informing yourself about vaping and how you should get started in terms of the vaping hardware and e-liquid flavours is to speak to somebody who already vapes. Vapers have undergone the trial and error phase and so have first-hand experience on the best devices and e-liquids. With the vaping population growing on a daily basis, access to vapers is becoming easier. Possibly try to speak to your family, friends or co-workers.

Join the Vaping Community

There are many helpful vaping communities on the social media and forums and blogs dedicated to the vaping community. Vapers discuss their vaping experiences on these forums and will be happy to advise you where to begin. Vaping is a fairly recent sub-culture that goes beyond the “vape to quit smoking” notion.

Stay Safe

Do not just buy your e-liquid and vaping hardware from dubious sources. Try to invest into vaping without cutting corners to ensure your safety and a quality vaping experience. Yes, there are many cheap e-liquids and vaping devices that are the fraction of the price of those that you may see at a local vape store.

Hopefully, this guide has set you off in the right direction and you are in a better position to make an informed decision about you vaping needs. At The Eliquid Boutique, an online vape shop UK, we have many exciting English and USA e-liquid brands that are made to the highest standards of quality. Here at The Eliquid Boutique, we take a rigorous approach to ensuring that we stock only the highest quality and compliant e-liquids to guarantee our clients the safest and most enjoyable vaping experience.

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