How to Vape

Tuesday, 19 April 2016  |  Admin

Hey, this your first time? Don’t worry, we’ll go slow - the climb to Vape Mountain’s peak is steep, but it’s where the best clouds are! Don’t worry if your first steps into vaping seem to be mainly coughing, cursing and more coughing, vaping is a cloudy business and one that is unique even from regular cigarette smoking. Just remember, vaping is something you’re supposed to enjoy, not force yourself to learn, so take your time and keep in mind all the great flavours you can reward yourself with once you get over the learning curve!

The Artful Vaper

The way you vape can affect your enjoyment, or success in the early stages, in fact most vapers admit that their introduction to vaping was less baptism of fire and more coughing fit of clouds, so you're not alone! Unlike smoking a regular ‘analogue’ cigarette, which can be inhaled in short puffs for quick ‘lung hits’, vapour should be inhaled slowly from your vape-pen, with each inhalation lasting around 5 seconds compared to the much shorter time needed for tobacco. Here are some top tips to make sure you’re vaping right:

  • Breathe slow: Vapour inhalation should be done with the same amount of effort as you would normally inhale.
  • Don’t suck: Words to live by, Vape-pens do not require the sucking motion you may practise with a cigarette and vapour should be ‘breathed in’ rather than sucked in, treating your vaporiser like a cigarette can cause your tank to flood and leave you cleaning it out and starting again.
  • Step by step: Rather than the short motions of inhale-exhale you use when smoking normal cigarettes, vaping should be done in more distinct stages. Gather vapour into your mouth, hold it there, inhale slowly and exhale.
  • Have a Mouthful: Vapour should be held in the mouth and then slowly inhaled. Doing so too fast can lead to even the most seasoned smoker spluttering strawberry-scented smoke everywhere. Not cool.
  • Water Way to Vape: Keeping hydrated when vaping is not only key to keep your tongue from drying out, keeping flavours more vivid and fending off the dreaded Vaper's Tongue, it also helps stop your throat from becoming dry and more likely to leave you with a sore throat or suffering from a fit of the coughs.

Pick Your Poison

Being aware of what you're putting in your tank is key to getting the best vaping experience, Vegetable Glycerine (or VG) e-juices produce more vapour than Propylene Glycol  (PG), so higher PG content liquids might be a good starting point if you're getting overwhelmed by vapour. If you're graduating to vape pen from e-cigarette then you should be warned that you'll be getting more vapour bang for your buck than in neat 'cigalike' products.

Nicotine levels are also important, picking a level that is too high can lead to coughing and too strong a hit for your tastes, too weak and you’re sure to just feel disappointed.  For tobacco smokers, nicotine levels of your e-liquid should be matched to your smoking habits:

Nicotine Level Strength Smoking Habits
24mg Very Strong Heavy smokers
18mg Strong Smokers of high nicotine/strong cigarettes
12mg Light Suitable for most smokers (smoking less than a pack a day)
6mg Very Light For smokers of light cigarettes
0mg None For smokers who have successfully quit nicotine

For vapers who have never smoked, zero is the recommended dose – no reason to become addicted to nicotine to enjoy vaping!

Practise Makes Perfect

Alright, so we've covered the theory, now it's on to the practical! Head over to our online store and find just what you're looking for!

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DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

£5.99
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  • Delicate, sweet strawberry flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
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£4.19
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  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

£6.99
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  • Zingy flavour mix of citrus and blackcurrant
  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid

£3.99
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  • Classic American tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
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£4.89
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  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.49
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  • Mint and menthol flavour blend
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  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
Liberty Flights XO Super Highway E-Liquid - Money Off!

Liberty Flights XO Super Highway E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.50
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  • Strong tobacco flavour - just like real cigarettes
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
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  • Refill cartomisers for Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Option of buying multiple boxes in combo packs
  • Free battery or cartridge offer included for particular pack sizes
Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Menthol Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Menthol Cartomisers

£4.75
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  • Refill cartomisers for new Nicocig Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid

Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid

£4.99
Available
  • Mint and menthol flavour blend
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
Eco Vape Dripping Killa Custard V2 High VG E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Killa Custard V2 High VG E-Juice

£6.99
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  • Smooth American vanilla custard flavour
  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

£4.49
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  • Ergonomic mouthpiece for consistent vapour
  • Top-filling design makes refills quick and easy
  • Clear window shows how much e-liquid is left
  • Designed exclusively for Blu Pro to ensure compatibility