Despite the vast amount of information about vaping online, it is still difficult to find out exactly what you need to buy so that you can start vaping. When you’ve read this article you’ll know exactly what you need to start vaping in a way that suits you. To keep things simple this article will only cover vaping with e-liquid. E-liquid is the most popular choice as there are thousands of flavors available as well as varying nicotine strengths.

To start you need:
• A vape pen or vaping mod (a mod is simply a vaping device)
• A clearomizer (the transparent tank that sits on top of the vape mod. It’s where you put the e-liquid and it contains the atomizer which is what heats the e-liquid)
• A drip tip (the mouthpiece)
• A battery
• A charger
• E-liquid

Unless you buy a vape starter kit these things are sold separately. Due to the sheer volume of different batteries, atomizers, and vape mods, it is advisable to buy a starter kit. If you buy the components separately you will need to ensure that they are designed to work together. It is actually fairly complicated and will require a lot of research. A vaping starter kit is easier and cheaper, and designed to provide a vaping experience that will be satisfying for beginners.


The first thing you need to decide is if you want a vape pen or a ‘box mod’. A box mod is a box shaped vaping device. If you plan on vaping for long periods each day then a box mod will provide a better experience. Box mods have bigger batteries and can be used with bigger tanks, so you won’t need to recharge or refill throughout the day. The other reason a box mod would be a better choice is if you are getting into vaping to ‘cloud chase’. Cloud chasing is all about creating massive vapor clouds.


A beginner box mod is usually considered to be a box mod with wattage between 20W and 50W. When looking at box mod starter kits be aware that most do not include an atomizer tank, which is the part that holds the e-juice and heats the liquid, you will need to buy this separately.