Basic FAQ about Vaping
Questions.. Decisions... What shall we do?!?
New to vaping, have tons of questions?
An introduction into vaping can be a big and confusing process. When I first heard of these so called mechanical devices, my brain was overloaded with questions! What was so impressive about a device that produced water vapor? At first glance, I didn’t think much of mods, but as I learned more about them, I became intrigued! Although, I have never in my life been a tobacco smoker, I was a disadvantage when I tried to understand the ideology behind vaping. So I engaged in numerous discussions with experienced vapers, gathering as much information as I could via internet (although there wasn't nearly as much info back then as there is now), finally purchasing a mod and taking on a vaping life.
And I haven't looked back since....that was years ago. 4 years to be exact, that I have worked in the retail vaping industry and in that time span I have had to answer all sorts of newbie questions (yes I said newbie). Not to pin point newbies, but that is where all the questions begin-with being new. =) I’m not here to bore you with all of them because yes, they can be quite boring, so I’ll mention some of the most informative questions newbie vapers like to ask.
Q: What is an e-cig?
An E-cigarette is a battery powered device which is used as a vaporizer to simulate smoking and to receive the same sensation without the harmful toxins found in traditional tobacco products.
Q: Will vaping help me quit smoking or does it work?
There is ongoing controversy regarding the effectiveness of E-cigs to a smoker's health. Despite studies that perpetuate vaping as the smoking alternative, the politics involved denounce the relevancy of these arguments. I, on the other hand, believe that it works and that solely is my opinion . I have had customers come to me and say they started vaping for fun, as a hobby, still smoking cigarettes on a daily basis and over time have unconsciously weaned themselves off of cigarettes. I believe that if you are truly dedicated to quitting the analogs, vaping would be the most effective way to achieve that goal....slowly but surely.
Q: Which kit is right for me?
Most stores would probably start you off with a simple ego kit that is easy to use and maintain. But if you feel that you are set and are convinced that you will stick with vaping what I recommend is, as they say “Go big or go home”. Meaning you should consider getting a more advanced device so you're not constantly spending money to upgrade. This is supposed to be more enjoyable than a task. Do what fits you!
Q: What type of e-juice should I start with?
Most beginner vapers are trying to quit smoking so what I recommend to keep the vaper enticed and motivated is to start off with a cigarette/tobacco tasting flavor and then manipulate it however you want your flavor to taste from there.You could also visit a local vape shop and sample the flavors they have in stock, because at the end of the day it is all about YOUR preferences-what you like.
Q: What is PG and VG?
PG and VG are two components or ingredients that makes up the mixture of e-juice. PG (Propylene Glycol) is uniquely thin and gives a harsher throat hit on the inhale and some people say it hints more flavor. VG (Vegetable Glycerin) is a much thicker fluid which produces more visible vapor on the exhale. The vaping industry is leaning more on the VG side nowadays, in regards to flavors. Max VG Juice lines are showing up everywhere..so don't be afraid to become a Cloud Chaser!
Q: How do I know which nicotine level to start off with?
It really varies on how much you smoke cigarettes. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your nicotine strength. Some start off at 12mg and work their way down. Others start at 18mg. I suggest you sample different strengths to gauge your tolerance. Final E-juice comes in a variety of strengths (3mg, 6mg,12mg,18mg, 24 mg,) and the list goes on.
Now if you are ready to branch out and make your own juice please hit us up for all of your DIY juice, concentrated flavors, bottles, glassware, and safety garments needs. Let our experts help you create your own unique flavor. If you have more questions for your vaping needs we can also help you there! Remember to let this be an enjoyable adventure...so have fun and vape on my comrades!
By: A. Vapebella-Operations Specialist at RTS Vapes