What is vaping?
In a way, vaping is quite similar to smoking, except instead of inhaling smoke, you inhale vapors from an electronic cigarette. It is attractive as an alternative to smoking and it is considered a lot healthier.
Who does it?
Vaping is done for many reasons. Most people who vape do it for pure recreation. It helps people quit smoking so this is one of the major reasons why people vape. Sometimes it is also done for medical reasons.
How to get started...
To get started with vaping, you will need an electronic cigarette. There are different types of e-cigarettes available in the market. There are disposable e-cigs, pen-style mods, mechanical mods and box-style mods.
If you are a complete vaping-newbie then I would recommend you start with a good disposable e- cigarette. These are the cheapest and most easy-to-use vaping devices. They are also quite readily available in the market and therefore you will find a lot of options to choose from. As you gain more experience in vaping, you can move on to other types of e-cigs like pen-style mods or mechanical mods.
Another thing you need to decide is which e-juice you will put into your device for vaping. There are lot of e-juice flavors for vaping. One of the important factor in deciding which e-juice to buy is the nicotine levels of a juice. If you are getting started, use one with 0 to 3 mg/ml nicotine levels. If you are a regular smoker then you can try 6 mg/ml nicotine levels.
If you run into any problems or have questions about vaping then you can always take help from various online communities dedicated to vaping. Vaping is constantly evolving and these communities are a great resource to learn about latest methods and techniques of vaping.
Basic terms you need to know:
These are some basic terms that are most frequently used in online vaping communities.
Vape – the act of inhaling vapor on an e- cigarette.
E-liquid – also known as electronic liquid. It is the liquid substance that is converted into vapor. E-liquids come in many flavors.
Blow Clouds – act of blowing clouds, which means exhaling the vapor in such a way that it looks like natural and puffy clouds.
Mod – any device, which was not originally intended to be used as a vaporizer but has been converted into a personal vaporizer and used in that way.
Carto – also known as cartomizer, it is an attachment on the e- cigarette which is responsible for vapour production. It has large juice capacity and not all devices have this.
Tank - it is a cylindrical container which surrounds a carto. It automatically fills the device via punched or slotted holes. This is used in advanced e-cigarettes.
Dripping – dripping means dropping the juice directly into the atomizer instead of using carto or tanks.
Dry burn – Dry burn is a method for enhancing the performance of atomizer by activating the device until the coil turns glowing red hot. This is generally not recommended.