Wow, you made it to the end of this guide – congratulations!
You learned an awful lot about what it takes to make the switch from smoking to vaping. With everything we covered your brain might feel more stuffed than a phone booth in the 1950s. Don’t worry your pretty little head about that though, because that’s why Zeus created bookmarks and the internet. Besides, even though there’s a lot of information, after you put it all together it’s not really that hard to get going. If you decide that vaping is right for you, there’s a lot of gadgets, gizmos, and flavors that you’ll have to choose from, but that’s the fun part. Here’s how to proceed from here.
1. Do Some Research
We covered research studies, legislation, and the potential benefits of switching to vaping. However, it’s up to you to decide if you think e cigs are right for you – nobody can (or should) do that for you.
2. Understand the Safety Requirements BEFORE Starting
Vapor is a safer alternative to cigarette smoke, no doubt about it. On the other hand, batteries and e juice are safe when handled/maintained correctly, but can be devastating if they aren’t. Now we’re not suggesting that you should be scared of batteries and raw e juice, but we are suggesting that you have a healthy respect and understand how to utilize these tools safely.
3. Pick Out a Battery and Atomizer Combo That’ll Work for You
Determine what your priorities are and then choose a battery/atomizer combo from there. Regardless of your expectations for your e cig, there’s a device that’ll fit your lifestyle. And even if you don’t get the perfect set up the first time, that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try a few different combinations until you get it just right.
4. Buy Some E Juice – Then Buy Even More
There’s no such thing as having too much e juice. You’ll want to experiment with different PG to VG ratios, flavors, and nicotine concentrations. You’ll also want to have a few different flavors on hand to avoid vaper’s tongue.
5. Put it all Together and Vape Responsibly
Charge your battery, fill your atomizer with e juice, and take your first few puffs in an area appropriate for vaping. Pay careful attention to how the nicotine in your e juice is making you feel and adjust up or down accordingly.
6. Get Connected With a Community
Quitting cigarettes can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. It’s much easier if you have the support of a community. If you’re extremely introverted, there are plenty of online communities out there. If you’re an extrovert, check out your local vape shop, join a local vape meet, and visit a convention here and there.
7. Look Forward to the Future
Your first e cig is only the beginning. If you’re craving even more after you master the basics, there’s a whole DIY world out there. You can save oodles of money by mixing custom e juice at home, wrapping your own coils with wire and cotton/silica, create your own battery, or do some sweet tricks like these (or even better – I admit, I’m still an amateur when it comes to vape tricks)
Regardless of where your journey takes you, we’re stoked that you decided to take it in the first place. We hope that we answered all of your questions. If you have anything you want to add, have any questions, or want to share your experiences, we’d love to hear your feedback.