Beginner's Guide to Vaping: What You Need to Know

Beginner's Guide to Vaping: What You Need to Know

Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking cigarettes. If you're new to vaping, here's what you need to know:

What is Vaping?
Vaping involves inhaling vapor produced by an electronic device called a vaporizer or vape. The vaporizer heats a liquid called e-liquid or vape juice, which is made up of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavourings, and nicotine (optional). The vapor produced by the device is then inhaled through a mouthpiece.

Types of Vapes:
There are several types of vapes available on the market. Here are some of the most common ones:
  • Cigalikes: These are small, cigarette-shaped devices that are easy to use and resemble traditional cigarettes. They are often disposable and require little maintenance.
  • Vape Pens: These are slightly larger than cigalikes and offer more battery life and customization options. They have a refillable tank that can hold more e-liquid than a cigalike.
  • Pod Mods: These are small, compact devices that use a pod system to hold the e-liquid. They are easy to use and offer a good balance of battery life and vapor production.
  • Box Mods: These are larger, box-shaped devices that offer more advanced features, such as variable wattage, temperature control, and customizable settings. They are designed for experienced vapers who want more control over their vaping experience.

Choosing the Right E-Liquid:
E-liquids come in a wide range of flavours and nicotine strengths. When choosing an e-liquid, consider the following factors:
  • Flavour: Choose a flavour that you enjoy. There are many different flavours available, including fruity, dessert, and menthol.
  • Nicotine Strength: If you're a smoker, choose an e-liquid with a nicotine strength that matches your smoking habits. If you're a heavy smoker, you may want to start with a higher nicotine strength and gradually reduce it over time.
  • VG/PG Ratio: The VG/PG ratio affects the amount of vapor produced and the throat hit. A higher VG ratio produces more vapor, while a higher PG ratio produces a stronger throat hit.

Vaping Safety
Vaping is generally considered to be a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, it's important to follow some basic safety guidelines:
  • Use the right charger: Always use the charger that comes with your device or a charger that is recommended by the manufacturer. Using the wrong charger can damage your device and pose a safety risk.
  • Proper Storage: Never keep your vaping device for longer durations in your car. The UAE sun is very harsh and since all vaping devices have batteries, there is a slight change of either batter damage, or God forbid a batter explosion and a fire. When it comes to e-liquids, always store them in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children and pets.
  • Battery Safety: Don't overcharge your battery, meaning don’t keep it on charge for a long duration of time such as overnight for long hours. For sure, avoid using damaged batteries. If you notice any damage to your battery, stop using it immediately and dispose of it properly.

To summarize, there are many different types of vapes available to suit your needs. When starting with vaping, make sure to read up and choose the right device / e-liquid, and follow basic safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable vaping experience.