Intro to Vaping: Your FAQ Answered
Welcome to the world of vaping! If you’re new here, you probably have lots of questions – everyone does. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the questions we hear the most and give you the answers that you need.
How is vaping different from smoking?
Smoking involves the inhalation of the smoke that is produced when you burn the contents of a cigarette. Vaping, on the other hand, has nothing to do with smoke – instead, it is the act of inhaling vapor created by the heating of e-liquid inside an electronic cigarette or “vape.” The key difference here is the lack of burning (combustion). When you smoke a cigarette, you are burning thousands of ingredients – not just tobacco. Vape juice contains far fewer ingredients – and it isn’t burned, just gently heated until it forms a cool vapor. Vaping also does not produce any of the byproducts of smoking, such as cigarette butts and ash. As an added bonus, vapor also has a pleasant smell, unlike cigarette smoke.
What kind of vape should I buy?
When you want to buy a vape online, especially for the first time, you will quickly discover that there is a staggering number of options. However, don’t let it overwhelm you. Keep in mind that terms like “e-cigarette,” “e-cigs,” and “vape mod” are all names for battery-powered devices that simulate the act of smoking a cigarette. The most basic electronic cigarettes, also sometimes called “cigalikes,” require only that you draw on them (the same way you would with a regular cigarette) to create the smoking sensation you know and love. Some e-cigs come prefilled with vape juice; others allow you to refill the tank yourself with the flavor of your choice. You can also find vapes made to resemble other smoking devices, such as an e-pipe or e-cigar. For a brand-new vaper, we recommend a simple yet reliable device such as a Disposable e-cig or an XPOD Vape Pod.
What kind of e-juice should I buy?
E-liquid, e-juice, vape juice – all names for the liquid that goes inside your vape to get heated and converted into the vapor that you inhale (and then exhale in those big, satisfying clouds). E-juice comes in varying nicotine strengths, including juices with no nicotine at all. If you’re a beginner and unsure what strength to buy, it’s a good idea to start somewhere in the middle – you can always move up or down as needed. If you experience any uncomfortable symptoms, such as dizziness or headaches, you are likely using a nicotine level that’s too high for you. Simply try a lower strength. On the other hand, if you find that vaping isn’t as satisfying for you as smoking, or that you continually want to vape more and more, then you would probably do better with a stronger e-liquid.
How long will my e-juice last?
When stored properly, your e-juice can last for months or longer. That’s a good thing because it allows you to try lots of different flavors, something that many vapers enjoy doing. Be sure to store your juice in a cool, dark place for the longest shelf life. You may notice that, over time, your e-juice changes color or appears darker. This is due to a normal process called “steeping,” in which the ingredients blend together more thoroughly as the juice sits. This slight change in color should not affect the taste of your juice; in fact, some people think that the flavor gets better with time (to a point).
At ePuffer, we believe that vaping is a better alternative to smoking for a variety of reasons. If you are interested in exploring all that vaping has to offer, we encourage you to check out our products – simple, high-quality, enjoyable vapes, e-juices, and accessories to make your vaping experience as satisfying as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.