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An Introduction to Vaping

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Things have come a long way since the first e-cigarette was released on the market more than 15 years ago. The first range of electronic cigarettes actually looked like a regular cigarette complete with filter. Those over the years, the actual design has changed quite a lot, the mechanisms are relatively the same.

They consist of a power source, such as a battery that can be recharged, an atomizer that heats the liquid solution, and the container that is also referred to as the tank or cartridge. Instead of smoke, the user will inhale the vapor, hence the use of such a device is known as “vaping” rather than smoking.

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Want To Quit Smoking?

If you are trying to quit smoking, which is probably one of the hardest habits to stop, then is it said by many that vaping is a great method. Instead of completely stopping cold turkey, making the switch over to vaporizers can help greatly, and gradually get you off from the nicotine addiction. A study by PATH showed that vaping was less addictive than smoking.

Regular cigarettes are designed to provide a dose of nicotine with each smoke. This fix of nicotine will last a few an hour or so before the body and in particular, the brain starts craving another dose. This is why when you smoke cigarettes you usually do not light another one up right away after finishing one. 

When you try and quit smoking, you might use things such as nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, which will help wean your body off nicotine. You might also find that you are eating more snacks than usual. This is a normal effect when it comes to quitting smoking, so do not be surprised if you put on a few extra pounds in weight.

When it comes to trying to quit cigarettes and using a vaporizer, one of the most important things is that with vaping, they do not contain the several thousand carcinogenic elements that regular cigarettes carry. Therefore, they are a much safer way of consuming nicotine.

What Is E-Liquid? 

Whereas regular cigarettes contain all of these highly dangerous bi-products, the contents of e-liquid, which is used in vaporizers, can be broken down into four main elements. These are nicotine, which is actually an optional ingredient, as not all vapors want to ingest nicotine which each vape. The ability to reduce the nicotine intake with vaporizers is one of the key elements in helping people get off their nicotine addiction.

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Other ingredients in e-liquids include vegetable glycerin, which is non-toxic and can be purchased over the counter at many shops, and propylene glycol, which is commonly used for coloring in many types of food, and also in some medicines where it is used as an additive.

What About Vaporizers?

If you are planning to start vaping, there are several things that you need to understand about vaping and vaporizers, before jumping right in. There are different types of vaping devices for different levels of smokers. For beginners, it is advised to start with a device that has low output and works with internal batteries. 

This type of device is a great entry point into vaping and gives the user the ability to decide if vaping is something that is right for them. There is no point picking up a more advanced device if you are not sure if you will enjoy vaping.

If you are looking to purchase a vaporizer online, there you will find many online stores such as MagicVaporizers, which are one of the most popular shops in Europe.

Determine Your Nicotine Strength

If you are a smoker, will you be switching to a vaporizer to help you quit smoking, or do you plan on carrying on smoking and also vape? If you plan on doing both, then you need to be careful of over-consuming nicotine. If you want to switch to vaping as a way to quit smoking, then you will need to work out the correct levels of nicotine you will need for your vaporizer. 

The e-liquid, or e-juice as it is also known, is available in a variety of nicotine levels, ranging from 3mg up to 24mg. There are also liquids with no nicotine at all, which you can hopefully switch to once you have managed to quit the addiction. If you are a heavy smoker who smoked over a pack a day, then you will probably need to start with a strength of 18mg or 24mg. Lighter smokers can probably start are around 12mg or 18mg.

Ask For Help!

If you are someone who is relatively new to the whole concept of vaping, it might be advisable to pop into a local vape store and chat with the people who work there. They will be in the position to offer you solid advice on the type of vaporizer you should start out with, as well as which e-liquids will be best for your specific requirements. Always do your research and if you have any questions or need help, then please ask a professional who can provide you with all the information you will need.

Blake Brown
Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.

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Guide To Vaping