When it comes to using E-cigs, you are most likely intrigued, but you so not know where to begin. E-cigs are quickly becoming the popular alternative to smoking that is healthier and simple. Switching to E-cigs is a type of lifestyle change that many are getting on board with.
Here are a few tips and tricks about E-cigs that will help you along your way as you transition from smoking to vape:
Go Disposable First
The best way to see if you like E-cigs is to begin with a disposable. This is best for people that are not heavy smokers and only indulge with a cigarette sparingly. A disposable E-cig is really affordable and you still have the opportunity to choose between a few different flavor options. The best part about disposable E-cigs is that they are so simple to use and you do not have to worry about the mess that comes with filling e-liquid. There are also so many different brands of disposable E-cigs to choose from, so you can find one that works perfectly for you. However, this is not a solution to move away or substitute your smoking completely, consider this a first-time trial but keep in mind that these are the cheapest, weakest and least performing options available. They have nowhere near the same satisfaction level as a rechargeable model from a reputable maker.
Daily & Heavy Smokers
If you smoke more regularly, you should opt for a rechargeable or refillable E-cig. This type of E-cig is more expensive, because you are paying for more hardware. However, it is definitely a cost effective investment that will pay off over time. It is a bit messy to refill the e-liquid when using tanks, but you will get the hang of it quickly. However, the disposable cartridges simply screw on and you’re ready to go. When it’s empty, you can simply dispose of it for recycling and select a fresh one in the flavor of your choice.
I usually don’t suggest new users to start with automatic personal vaporizers or mods. These are really great and producing big clouds of vapor, and help deliver more nicotine, a little faster. But, if you have the money to spend on something more expensive, it can certainly be a good option. These much bigger vaporizers often provide the option of variable voltage and wattage, allowing you to fine tune your vapor temperature and such. They also require you to use tanks that contain replaceable atomizers, and the whole thing is really fun for techy users, but folks wanting a very simple, and maintenance free solution, might want to stay away from them at first.
How Do You Transition?
The process of transitioning from smoking to E-cigs can be a bit tricky at first. It is a great idea to find the right E-cig brand for you and the ideal flavor before you begin to make the switch. You should start by using E-cigs in between your cigarettes and eventually increase the amount of vape breaks you take and decrease your intake of tobacco. You can always keep smoking if that is your preference, but a great E-cig can take the place of a cigarette if done correctly.
The big challenge, is that it takes about 20 minutes before nicotine starts to enter your bloodstream at comparable levels of smoking a cigarette, which happens to deliver nicotine satisfaction ultra-fast. It is said that one of the reasons tobacco smoking is so hard to kick, is due to the fast nicotine delivery to the system, the smoker gets instant gratification. With vaporizers, this takes longer, and while difficult to cope with at first, once your brain has been rewired and used to waiting the extra time, the strong cravings disappear.
This is where I see the most people fail when trying to switch to smokeless cigarettes, they quit too soon. You need to spend a few weeks conditioning yourself to wait for the nicotine to kick in as you vape, and gradually move away from tobacco completely.
You will also find that E-cigs are so much more convenient. You will now be able to vape at locations where smoking is prohibited, or at least find an open space where it will not bother anyone. Not having to stop and light up, or put out your butt somewhere, it’s possible to quickly vape without ever interrupting your task at hand. Don’t be bothered to leave the house, or freeze outside in cold winter climates. Vape as you please, in the comfort of your home, or while on the go.