However, these fundamentals can be applied in a large number of ways, and many products have been developed to meet the demands vapers have from their vape.
Vapers choose to use the products for a number of reasons; some because they want to save money, some for health reasons, and some for convenience. It is our belief that vapers should, as soon as they are able, transition fully away from smoking into vaping.
It is also possible that some forms of vaping are safer than others. Our mission is to provide vapers with the best information available so they can make an informed choice on which products are appropriate for them.
The reason we suggest this is because our belief is that the principal goal for a vaper to use these products is to become completely smoke-free in as short a space as possible. Our research has shown that 2nd generation devices offer the best balance between satisfaction and price, and should be the entry point for any smoker wishing to try vaping.
Nevertheless, it’s wise not to assume that you can vape anywhere just because it’s not illegal. Premises owners are entitled to prohibit vaping on their property, and many do.
Non-smokers should not take up nicotine in any form. The addictiveness of nicotine as provided by vaping devices is as yet not fully understood, but it should be assumed that it does have the potential to cause dependence.
The heavier a smoker you are, the stronger the e-liquid you should start with. But do remember that nicotine strength isn’t the whole story. For example, some vapers vape more than others and choose to use lower strength e-liquid. Stronger liquids cause a more intense “throat hit”, so do bear that in mind when making your first purchase.
Finally, vapers self-titrate their nicotine intake. In other words, it’s as if there’s a thermostat which nicotine users have. As soon as they have enough, it switches off. So, if you want to vape less, use a stronger e-liquid, if you find you’re getting too much nicotine from the amount you like to vape, move to a less strong liquid.
How much cigarettes or tobacco costs where you live
The amount you spend on devices (this becomes a hobby for many!)
That said, with a good setup you should be able to save considerable amounts of money, and the more focused on saving money by vaping you are, the more you will save.
However, do make sure you consider this: You will always want to have a device charged up and to hand. So, for example, if you’re buying a second-generation device (e.g. an Ego) you will want to think about having two or three spare batteries you can keep charged up. Also, make sure you have enough of the consumables (e.g. atomizer heads and e-liquid) so you don’t run out. Lastly, you’ll need a way of carrying all of these around – many vapers have a small bag they keep their bits in, so you’ll want to think about this too.
Most vapers find that the absence of smoke is actually a big plus point, and that they transition quickly away from wanting a smoke-like flavor. Also, after being smoke-free for a while, the sense of smell becomes far more sensitive, and many vapers find the world of non-tobacco flavored e-liquids to be a real pleasure in and of itself.
There is a giant and growing community of vapers who are more than willing to help you find a supplier that is right for you.
Whether you will be one of those people depends on a few factors, such as how motivated you are, how much effort you make finding a device that works for you, and how much you find you enjoy vaping to being with. The only way to find out is to try!
We believe that vaping offers a unique opportunity for smokers to transition away from smoking, and that the products are improving all the time, and more smokers are finding the right devices for them.