Ditch the Cigs: Tips on How to Start Vaping

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Smoking starts as an innocent enough habit. But soon, smoking can drain your wallet as well as your health. The average smoker spends almost $2,300 per year on cigarettes alone.

Suffice to say, smoking is more than a vice.

But, as they say, you can only replace habits, not get rid of them. One great way to kick the habit is to switch from traditional cigarettes to vaping.

It's safer, smarter, and costs a whole lot less.

Ready to get started? Here's everything you need to know about how to start vaping.

Finding The Perfect Rig

As vaping grows in popularity, the number of products on the market grows, too. As a result, walking into your local vape store can be more than a little confusing.

You'll probably see rigs of all shapes, sizes, and of course, price ranges. The most important thing to know is that a great vape experience begins with finding the right rig.

As tempting as it may be to purchase a cheaper rig, remember that you get what you pay for. Cheaper rigs tend to break more and may be harder, if not impossible, to clean.

On the other hand, you don't necessarily need to invest hundreds of dollars into a vape rig if you're looking to replace cigarettes.

For most soon-to-be-ex-smokers, a starter kit is more than sufficient. They're more affordable and, in the case of the SMOK Infinix, are about the same size as your standard JUUL.

Picking The Right Juice

Now that you have the perfect rig, it's time to find the right e-juice so you can put it to use.

For the most part, there isn't a right or wrong choice when it comes to e-juice. Often, the deciding factor is taste.

There are e-juices for just about every flavor under the sun from mango to banana split to Captain Crunch and cookies.

However, don't let taste be the only reason for selecting an e-juice. If you're looking to quit smoking, you'll want to pick a juice that still contains a trace amount of nicotine.

You can gradually switch to nicotine-free e-juices in time, but quitting cold turkey comes with some dangerous health risks.

Vape Rig Maintenance

You've almost got the vaping basics down. Your last step is to learn about some crucial maintenance that will improve the shelf life of your rig while providing a better vaping experience.

While you're shopping for the perfect rig and e-juice, pick up an extra coil or two. Depending on how frequently you vape, you'll need to change the coil every week or every other week.

You'll know it's time to change your coil when you start to hear crackling from your rig or notice a burnt taste to your e-juice.

Replacing your coil provides a great opportunity to clean your rig, too. Use a cotton swab to clear any residual liquid from your tank, then run it under warm water before drying.

How to Start Vaping: A Beginner's Guide

Now that you know how to start vaping, you're well on your way to establishing healthier habits. But remember, if you're looking to get rid of nicotine for good, you'll want to switch to a nicotine-free juice at some point.

Now that you're done with smoking, it's time to work on reversing some of the damage. Check out our guide on how you can remove nicotine stains from your teeth and gums to improve your smile.


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