If you are planning to quit smoking and switch to the electronic cigarettes, no doubt you are making a smart move. It is because of the reason that e-cigarettes are less harmful than the traditional smoking and are a good alternative to the smoking. However, the vaping process can be intimidating for all those who are new to the world of e-cigarettes. The huge range of vaping supplies in the market confuse those who are new to it. Being not aware of the right use of the e-cigarettes and e-liquids, they make a number of mistakes and don’t get their electronic cigarettes to perform best.
So, here’s our guide How To Vape Properly:
Not reading the instructions for use
Ignoring the instructions is the most common mistake made by the electronic cigarette users. We understand that it’s hard and sometimes, troublesome to read so many instructions, but you must read them all to prevent your vaping device from damage and for knowing the right vaping technique.
Assembling your e-cigarette incorrectly
After you refill the tank of your e-cigarette, you need to screw it tightly to avoid the problem of leaking. You can notice the right assembling technique while you disassemble it and you can also check the instructions for that in the case you are getting it.
Choosing the right e-liquid
With a choice between propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerine (VG) e-liquids, it can be quite a lengthy process finding the liquid that works best for you. The former delivers a stronger, intense flavour with a more powerful hit, while the latter delivers great plumes of vapour when exhaling. The best way to choose is simply through experimentation; and once you’ve found the right ratio for you, your vaping experience will improve hugely.
Filling the tank in the wrong way
It can take some time to learn the right technique. In general, you must put your e-cigarette in the upside down position after you unscrew the clearomiser from the battery, otherwise, the liquid will get over the battery.
Using your e-cigarette too often after filling
The e-liquid takes some time to soak in properly. If you are using your e-cigarette right after it is filled, you are doing it wrong. Instead, let the liquid get soak in properly before you use it; otherwise, it will lead to dry hit and you will experience the burning taste.
Trying to vape before activating your e-cigarette
Oops! It’s just not gonna work. Most electronic cigarettes are turned off for safety when you buy them. Make sure you press the button five times to activate your e-cig, only then are you ready to begin vaping.
The primer puff
As the e-cigarette works through the use of a heated coil causing the e-liquid to evaporate, a primer puff acts as a catalyst to kick-start your vaping session. The primer puff is carried out by holding down the button for a few seconds, before taking a 2 or 3-second slow inhalation to ensure the evaporation starts correctly.
Do I inhale?
Despite the fact that common knowledge leads many to believe that like cigarettes, e-cigs need to be inhaled – this is not true. Similar to chewing tobacco, nicotine can be absorbed through the soft tissue in the mouth and does not necessarily have to be inhaled. Many ex-smokers do prefer to inhale often due to the habitual addiction, but a vaper can still absorb the same amount of nicotine whether they inhale or not.
How do I inhale?
Seasoned vapers often advise those starting out with an e-cig to take 3-7 draws on their vaporiser before holding the vapour in their mouths for several seconds. After this, they can either exhale directly, or inhale the vapour into their lungs first. For those looking for that lung-hit, bear in mind that a normal cigarette will deliver the hit in roughly 8 seconds, while an e-cig will take up to 30 seconds for the body to absorb and provide the hit. This is due to the vapour molecules being much larger than smoke molecules and unable to be absorbed as deeply into the lungs.
Are short or long drags better?
Short drags are effective on a normal cigarette, but as e-cigs require a liquid to evaporate, a short drag will not allow enough liquid across the heating element, leaving you with an unsatisfying experience. Those who are willing to take slow, longer drags report a much more enjoying vaping session – not to mention it avoids the chance of accidentally ingesting excess e-liquid. If you’re learning how to vape properly, the latter is definitely something to avoid!
Vaping like a smoker
If you are used to smoking traditional cigarettes, you may be used to taking hard and quick puffs. Vaping the electronic cigarettes in the way of traditional smoking is the main problem faced by those who switch to e-vaping from general smoking. They usually take quick and hard puffs; it is wrong. The right way is a long and soft inhale; it lets you create a nice and perfect cloud of vapor. If you just switch to vaping you must read these 10 pieces of advice for new vapers
I’m getting a burnt taste when I inhale, why?
This is more than often due to the tank being low on liquid. Please ensure you can always see liquid in the tank whilst vaping to avoid this happening.
Forgetting to press the button before my puff
If you do this, you will hear a buzzing/fizzing noise that can damage your e-cig. Only press the button when you are about to vape – in order to prolong the life-span of your e-cigarette. I always recommend reading the instructions before commencing the usage of your electronic cigarette. This avoids causing damage to the device.
Keeping the e-cigarette activated in your pocket
Remember to press the button three times to turn off your e-cigarette when you are not using it. This will maintain the battery life. Additionally, this will prevent any accidental leaking from the product. In my case, this happens only too often – no matter how many times I try to remember.
How long do I have to wait to enjoy another vape session?
To ensure a long life for your e-cig, it is advisable to wait a couple of minutes after each session to allow the heating element to cool down. Waiting for a few minutes also helps to prevent sore throat, irritation or bud burnout – often known as ‘vaper’s tongue’.
Cleaning your vaporizer is as important as brushing your teeth! To keep the performance of your unit in tip-top condition it’s important to clean it frequently.
Not disassembling your device at night
Most users make this mistake knowingly thinking that it will not do any harm. But let’s tell you that it can not only lead to the leakage but your device will also run out of the battery. So, for maintaining your vape stuff and get the most of it, you must disassemble the vaping device at night.
Despite our recommendations above, there is no ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’ way to vape, as long as you avoid short drags. People often experiment with new liquids, different voltages or wattages; different lengths of time holding the vapour; or even whether to exhale through their mouths or noses. Everyone has their own preferred approach, and whatever works for you is absolutely fine.
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