The Beginners Guide to Vaping

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Vaping is quickly becoming a trend because of its various benefits, including being a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. Studies claim that vaping is 95% better for your health than smoking as the inhaled vapor has fewer chemicals in it than cigarette smoke.

And on top of that, premium vape juice is food-grade and does not leave the toxic residue created by second-hand cigarette smoke. Best part of it is, you even save money by vaping, since smoking is often more expensive than vaping in the long run.

That said, knowing about vaping best practices can make a hugely positive difference to your vaping experience. So, we’ve created a handy vaping guide that will give beginner vapers all the necessary information to get started.


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Vape Like a Boss


What Exactly is Vaping?

Vapers use a battery-activated heating device that vaporizes flavorful juice in different formulations, delivered by a wick via an atomizer heating the coil. The wick is a juice-delivery device that varies from cotton to a stainless steel lattice.

The variety of choices available in the vaping market is what defines and drives the industry. Compared to traditional cigarettes that only have one distinct taste – woody – the number of flavors that can be incorporated into your vape device is virtually endless.

The same is true for the different components of the vape device. It all depends on your budget, desire for a particular flavor, and desired level of customization in handling the device.


Getting the Right Vape

In vaping, the next-tech device is one that has cutting-edge research behind it and sleek design to boot. Of course, it goes without saying that you should be able to get an incomparable, enhanced vaping experience from the right device.

You have a choice from among the five types of vapes currently in the market: (1) cig-a-like, (2) vape pens, (3) mechanical mods, (4) box mods, and (5) pod mods.

  1. Cig-a-likes simulate the experience of the traditional cigarette, which can be helpful if you want to quit smoking or avoid the harmful effects of tobacco smoke. The mouth-to-lung inhalation method with cig-a-likes lets you taste the juice flavors in your mouth first before it gets into your lungs.

  2. Vape pens are more fitting for beginners since they are very easy to use, highly portable, and infused with heavier e-juice palettes. On the other hand, issues with battery life and vape juice leaks can harm your vaping experience.

  3. Box mods have the characteristic bulky shape and extra-long battery life. With variable settings for temperature, voltage, and wattage, among others, box mods combine power and safety. But they tend to be larger and more complex to operate, so they’re best for more experienced vapers with particular requirements.

  4. Similar to box mods, mechanical mods require a learning curve when it comes to their increasingly complex components. This device will probably appeal to advanced vape users who enjoy higher vapor production and density.

  5. Pod mods like the RELX Infinity vape are the best bet for beginners, combining the best qualities of all the other vaping alternatives. A pod mod has reliable battery life, and charging can be done with or without a USB cable. The pod can be inserted with one click, and it lets you know if you’re puffing more than you should through a smart vibrating alert system.


Choosing the Right Vape Juice



    The most popular flavors, especially among the vibrant demographic, are fruit (73%), mint (56%), menthol (37%), and candy (36%). Those that are farthest from tobacco scent tend to be the go-to vaping product. On the other hand, tobacco flavored e-juices may suit you well if you’re newly transitioning from smoking cigarettes to vaping.


    Nicotine Level

      Vape juices may or may not contain nicotine. You can get e-liquids with 0 mg nicotine to cut your nicotine use while still enjoying the smoking essence or sensation. Nicotine in vaping juices also come in 3 mg, 5 mg, 12 mg, 24 mg, and 36 levels. 

      If you feel that you are using your vape device more than you should, then it might be better to increase nicotine dosage following a suitable pace. Mouth-to-lung e-cigarette vapers commonly start with 12 mg, while direct-to-lung vapers typically choose 3 mg at first and then increase it to 6 mg and so on.

      Keep in mind that the average cigarette contains 10-15mg of nicotine, while the amount your body actually absorbs is around 1-1.5mg.


      VG/PG Ratio

      When buying vape juice, you’ll see the product label indicating the juice’s VG/PG ratio, where VG stands for vegetable glycerin and PG stands for propylene glycol.

      These are the liquid ingredients that affect your vape juice’s flavor and strength. However, between the two, it’s the VG that’s responsible for the sweet taste of e-liquids since PG is tasteless and odorless.

      For strength comparison, VG has a thicker consistency than PG, indicating that the higher the VG content, the thicker the cloud or vapor, and the stronger the sensation. A direct-to-lung vaping technique can get as much as 80% VG content, while a 50:50 ratio produces a more laid-back vaping experience for mouth-to-lung style vape users.


      Vaping tips for beginners


      Know how vaping works.

      For someone who is just starting with vaping, you should familiarize yourself with the various physical and chemical forces that are at work when vaping.

      For instance, devices with removable batteries may be more powerful than those with built-in ones, but they can be tricky to operate. Not to mention that as you add more evaporating power to your device, the costlier it will become.


      Start low on power.

        Low power vapes generally mean a hassle-free experience. You don’t need to make too many adjustments to safely operate those thingamajigs, which is typically the case if you get high-power box or mech mods.

        As long as you have the vape flavors you like, then the basic all-in-one vape should work just fine.



        Buy only premium products.

          You should be able to easily figure out if you are getting legitimate and quality vape products and accessories. They will be in established shops, big professional stalls, and in approved registries of vape products in your country. Not to mention certified online stores.



          Have a good feel for the right nicotine level.

            Check the nicotine content of your juice, with high nicotine more appropriate for mouth-to-lung vaping and low nicotine for direct-lung style of vaping. As you start to get an idea of what works for you, feel free to adjust nicotine levels to your liking.



            Draw air properly.

              The style of drawing in air should be considered as well. Mouth-to-lung hits will have a tight feel, like smoking a regular cigarette, while the direct-lung style makes drawing air in easier and smoother.


              The World of Vaping is Yours

              Vaping like a boss means owning it. So, how can you do that?

              Much like in every aspect of your life – it’s in knowing what you want to get from the experience. Are you looking for a healthier way of quitting tobacco smoke? Are you a lover of new technology? Does vaping relax you?

              Whatever your reason, if you fully believe in what vaping is all about and the benefits it brings you, then you, my friend, are already vaping like a boss.


              The world of vaping is yours with RELX’s wide selection of premium vape products and accessories.