Vaping has been a popular alternative to smoking for nearly a decade now. It’s considered to be a safer way to curb nicotine cravings as vapes don’t contain the same harmful chemicals as tobacco. This means that in the short term, you can enjoy a more pleasant smoking experience and in the long term, you could avoid many of the health conditions that have been directly linked to smoking tobacco cigarettes.
Just because vaping is seen as a better alternative doesn’t mean that it won’t pose some risks and it’s important to ensure you’re vaping safely. Here at The Vape Life, the last thing we want is for our customers to be put off using a vape device because of poor vaping practices. So, we’ve put together this blog post, full of key information that you should know before you start vaping for the first time.
Learn How to Use Your Vape Properly
This might sound silly, but you’d be surprised by how many people don’t actually know how to inhale and exhale correctly when vaping, let alone know how to use the features of their new vape device. You should learn how to draw the vapour in properly, avoiding coughing and a nasty nicotine rush. Whether you’re interested in MTL vaping or DTL vaping, it may take a while to get the hang of a new inhalation technique.
Different vapes have different settings too and you may need to adjust the settings to have an enjoyable experience. Make sure you carefully read the instructions before using your vape and get to grips with how it works. If you have any questions, our knowledgeable team will be happy to help. We can also recommend the most straightforward vape devices for beginners.
Avoid Using High Nicotine Juices
Vape juice manufacturers work hard to make sure their e-liquids are as safe as possible, going out of their way to only use the best ingredients. However, lots of vape juices will still contain nicotine and this is one ingredient that many rely on when they’re first swapping their tobacco cigarettes for a vape device.
Nicotine is an addictive substance, so you mustn’t intake more nicotine than you’re used to. If you’re trying to quit smoking, we would advise that you carefully manage the amount of nicotine you’re consuming as it can be tempting to use your vape repeatedly throughout the day. If you’ve never smoked before, make sure you’re purchasing vape juice that is nicotine-free to avoid getting dependent on nicotine.
Following on from the above point about how it’s tempting to use your vape repeatedly, it’s important to remember that although vaping is safer than smoking, excessive vaping isn’t a good idea either. You can easily avoid inhaling too much vape by simply slowing down the process of vaping and only using your vape as frequently as you would typically smoke a cigarette. Some devices also have a “puff counter” which you can use to monitor how much you’re vaping.
When you use a delicious vape juice, which is part of the appeal of vaping, it can be even easier to overdo it. Try to make a conscious effort to only vape when you need a nicotine hit or when you would usually go outside for a cigarette. Getting into a routine with vaping can help to prevent you from vaping more than you really need to.
Keep Your Vape in Good Condition
Since a vape is an electronic device, it’s essential that you’re taking good care of it. Keeping your vape in good condition is important for several reasons. Not only will it ensure that your device continues working as it should, so it produces the best flavour and vapour, but it will also keep the device safe and clean.
A few key parts of vape maintenance are; replacing the coil on a regular basis, cleaning the tank in-between vape juice flavours and checking the battery. It’s so important to make sure you’re storing your vape device correctly too. You should never leave your vape in extreme temperatures or direct sunlight, this can be very dangerous.
Got any Questions About Vaping?
If you’re interested in finding out more about how to vape safely or you would like some help choosing the right vape kit for a beginner, feel free to give us a call on 01 437 0320 or pop into our vape shop in Dublin. Our team will be happy to provide you with some tailored advice to help you have the best vaping experience possible.