When you want to give up smoking, as nicotine is such an addictive substance, you may want to try nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the form of vaping to help you. Millions of people worldwide have used vaping to quit smoking successfully, and it is an experience that you can personalise to your tastes and preferences. When you are considering taking up vaping for the first time, there are a few things to consider before you get started, and these are listed below to help you start vaping and turn your back on smoking for good.
They Type Of Vaping Device
It can look daunting with so many choices of vaping devices when you are a novice to vaping, and you will need to decide which type of device is best for you. There are two types of devices from which you can choose, which are as follows:
MTL – Mouth-To-Lung devices are where you draw the vape smoke from the device into your mouth first before inhaling it into your lungs.
DTL – Direct-to-lung devices are where you draw the vape smoke directly into your lungs without holding it in your mouth first.
There are also different types of devices within these categories, which can include:
- Cig-A-Like E-Cigarettes
- Pod System Vapes
- Vape Pens
- Box Kits
It is worth visiting your local vaping supplies shop and speak to one of the salespeople about the various options available. They can often give you some advice to help you select the most suitable one for you. Once you know what type of device you will use, you will need to look at the e-juice you will use in your device.
Choosing A Suitable E-Juice
There are three main factors that you need to look at with the e liquid you will use in your device: the nicotine strength, the PG/VG ratio, and the flavour profile.
Nicotine Strength: You can get e-liquids with varying nicotine strengths, and it is available from 0mg up to 20mg in the UK. It is vital to get the nicotine strength correct as if it is not strong enough, you will struggle to control your cravings. If the e-liquid is too strong, it can cause headaches, dizziness and make you feel sick. If you were a heavy smoker, you would want to start with one of the stronger e-liquids and then work your way down to a less potent one.
The PG/VG Ratio: PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerine) are the two primary ingredients of e-liquids. You can use a 50/50 ratio in most devices, but you can get e-liquids with a higher VG concentration, which is better for blowing massive clouds of vape smoke. You need to check with the manufacturer of your device what ratio is most suitable for it.
The Flavour: The last consideration for the e-liquid you will use is the flavour, and there are many from which you can choose. E-liquids are relatively affordable, so you can get various flavours and try them until you find your ideal flavour profile. You should now be all set to stop smoking cigarettes and use your vaping device to help you control your nicotine addiction and slowly wean yourself off it.