How to Use a Vape Pen Properly

If you are new to the vaping scene, it is normal to feel a little disappointed after your first experience. This might be due to the fact that newcomers think smoking a vaporizer is like smoking a cigarette; therefore, they try to smoke it in the same way. It works a bit different.

It is possible to get that same hit that you get from a normal cigarette, but it takes a little adapting to get there. Knowing the method of vaping correctly is crucial to enjoy the experience, and most people don’t think about this when they jump right into their first vape kit.

Understanding the correct way to inhale, as well as finding the best suited liquid for you, can really help you prior to starting out.

We will share a few of tips on properly using a vape pen, so that you can be more confident when it comes to your first vaping experience.

Choose the Correct e-Liquid

Just like there are many different brands and types of cigarettes out there, there are different e-liquids. It can usually be a lengthy process to find the one that works well for you. The two most common e-liquids you will come across are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. The propylene glycol mainly delivers more of a strong and intense flavor with lower viscosity, while the vegetable glycerin, though more viscous and sweet offers large plumes of vapor during exhaling.  These liquids are used to carry flavors and nicotine concentrate as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes but be aware that too much PG can cause an allergic reaction.

Alternatively, you can vape CBD e-liquids which have no nicotine but can be very beneficial to your wellbeing. Some CBD e-liquids can contain PG and VG as a blend and may also have flavoring, but many CBD e-liquids do not contain any of these additives and are intended to be vaped as they are, in a pure form form, to maximise health and wellbeing without unecessary enhancement.

The best way to find which one works for you is simply by experimenting with each one. The more you use and try different styles, the more likely you will find one you enjoy vaping and this will really help to improve your experience!

How to Vape

Start by pressing the button to turn on the device. Make sure that the battery is fully charged and that everything is assembled correctly. It is recommended to start with a lower setting, such as 20 to 30 watts, and then slowly work your way up. Then take the mouthpiece and place it in your mouth. If you have a device with a button, simply press and hold it while you inhale. Take smaller, shorter puffs until you become used to the sensation.

There are two techniques which people use in vaping. You can either inhale: mouth to lung, or direct to lung. You can decide which method you prefer and choose what you think feels most comfortable. Usually if you are a smoker you will already be familiar with these smoking styles, however if you are a complete beginner, it may be useful to look these techniques up online to determine which will suit you best.

Do a Primer Puff

Primer puffs help to kick-start your vaping session. Press down the button on your device prior to taking a puff and this gives you the opportunity to make sure evaporation begins properly.

Inhaling Isn’t Necessary

Many people believe that like smoking tobacco, you have to inhale when vaping. This is in fact not true, and you can just exhale the e-cig smoke. Many smokers prefer inhaling as they are used to it and like the sensation, and it does no harm to do so. Therefore, it really is up to you whether you inhale or not.

Hold the Draw

Regular smokers will usually advise newcomers to the vape world to start by taking 3-7 draws on the vaporizer before holding the vapor in the mouth for a few seconds. After this, they can choose to either inhale or exhale the smoke. If you are after a lung hit, then usually normal cigarettes will offer that in just under 8 seconds, while with an e-cig, it will take up to around 30 seconds more for the body to absorb and provide a hit. This is because the vapor molecules are larger than smoke molecules and aren’t able to be absorbed as deeply into the lungs.

It is also advised to wait a little bit between vaping sessions for the heating section to cool down. Waiting also helps to prevent a sore throat from occurring, as well as bad burnout.

Watch Out For Coughing

Many first-time vapers find that they may start coughing in the beginning, especially those who are not used to smoking and have never tried it before. This is usually only a temporary effect and doesn’t last forever. The coughing can also sometimes occur when changing from one liquid to another which maybe is a little stronger, as it takes the body time to become accustomed to that particular strength.

On the other hand, some vapers find they are especially sensitive to propylene glycol itself. Around 10% are known to be extra sensitive to this, and even allergic, so it is important if you want to use a vape pen properly that you find out in advance if this could be you, in order to avoid any complications.

Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Vape?

Even with our recommendations, there isn’t any right or wrong way to vape. The best thing you should avoid however is short drags. Many people like to start by experimenting with new liquids, different voltages, different times and also inhaling or exhaling. Everyone has their own preferred method which will work for them and it just takes a bit of experimenting and time to find it.

Final Say

Vaping is becoming a popular pastime, and something which many people enjoy. If you are interested in vaping, we highly recommend starting with simple e-cigs to find out which style you prefer. A little experimentation goes a long way, and you will soon determine whether it’s right for you.

We hope this article has been helpful on vaping and providing you with useful information on how to use it properly when it comes to your first time.

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