Are you a smoker who’s on the fence about making the switch to vaping? Maybe you’ve even tried some e-cigarettes in the past, and you couldn’t quite get over the hump of quitting smoking because you didn’t find vaping pleasurable, convenient or satisfying enough. If any of those statements apply to you, this is an article that could completely change your outlook on vaping. We’re going to explain why you don’t enjoy vaping as much as you should, and we’re going to provide some actionable advice that can help to change your mind.
You’re Using the Wrong Device
Here’s the typical problem that a smoker encounters when buying his or her first vaping device. If you choose an e-cigarette that’s easy to use – one with drop-in pre-filled pods, for example – you have to deal with an extremely limited flavor selection. No pre-filled e-cigarette has more than about eight different flavors available. If you don’t like any of them, you don’t really have any alternative except to try a different vaping system.
Suppose, instead, that you buy a vaping system with a refillable tank or pod. If you do that, you risk getting a device so complicated that you can’t enjoy using it. Some vaping devices are so complicated when it comes to coil replacements, refilling the tank and general use that they’re almost impossible for beginners to enjoy. If you can’t enjoy using your device, you’re not going to vape.
The ideal vaping device for beginners is usually somewhere between those two extremes. The Aspire Breeze NXT, for example, gives you the benefit of a refillable pod. With a large filling port right on the side of the pod, though, it’s super easy to fill. The Breeze NXT also has replaceable coils, but since the coils simply push in and pull out, you’ll never spend more than a second or two on coil replacements. With the Breeze NXT, you also don’t need to worry about fiddling with settings; it’s designed from the ground up to produce the biggest and most satisfying clouds possible with the 0.8-ohm NXT mesh coil.
You’re Using the Wrong Type of E-Liquid
There are two types of e-liquid. The first type is freebase nicotine e-liquid, and it comes in nicotine strengths ranging from 0-18 mg. If a bottle of e-liquid doesn’t say what type of nicotine is in it, it’s freebase nicotine e-liquid. The second type of e-liquid is nicotine salt e-liquid. Nicotine salt e-liquid contains an acid that lowers its pH and makes the e-liquid easier to inhale at high nicotine strengths. When you first make the switch from smoking to vaping, you’ll likely have the best experience with a higher-nicotine e-liquid. That’s why nicotine salt e-liquid is almost always the right choice for a new vaper.
You’re Trying to Replicate the Flavor of a Cigarette
Have your vaping experiences consisted solely of e-liquids with tobacco or menthol flavors? If you’ve spent all of your time as a vaper trying to replicate the flavor of a cigarette, then you’ve missed out on much of what makes vaping truly fun. Vaping is an alternative to smoking that allows you get your nicotine without sacrificing the enjoyment and satisfaction of inhaling it. The one thing vaping can’t do, though, is replace the flavor of tobacco smoke. You can’t duplicate the flavor of tobacco smoke without tobacco and combustion. What vaping can do, though, is duplicate the tastes of an enormous variety of foods, beverages and snacks. That’s because the flavor oils e-liquid makers use are the same oils that food makers use. You can buy an e-liquid that tastes like a blueberry acai bowl, a freshly baked donut, a bowl of cereal, a scoop of frozen yogurt and so much more. As a smoker, you grew accustomed to the taste of tobacco smoke. Eventually, you even began to like it. However, it’s not as though tobacco actually tastes better than fruits, candies and desserts. If you explore the wide variety of e-liquid flavors that’s out there, you will one day look back and wonder why you ever tried finding an e-liquid that tasted like a cigarette.
Before you give up on vaping, do yourself a favor and visit your local vape shop. Buy a selection of e-liquids with flavor descriptions that appeal to you. If you buy enough different e-liquids, you’re certain to find something that works for your palate. You’ll discover a flavor profile that you enjoy, and you can then explore other e-liquid companies’ interpretations of that flavor profile. When you visit the vape shop, tell the employees there about the vaping equipment you’re using. They’ll help you find e-liquids likely to work well with your vaping device.
You’re Using the Wrong Nicotine Strength
Above, we discussed the fact that nicotine salt e-liquid is usually the best choice for beginning vapers. Even among nicotine salt e-liquid, though, there’s tremendous variety in the nicotine strengths available. The most common strengths for nicotine salt e-liquids are a lower strength around 25 mg and a higher strength around 50 mg. With one strength having twice as much nicotine as the other, it’s very important to choose the right one for your needs. Here’s a general rule that can help you determine whether you’re using whether you’re using the appropriate nicotine strength.
- If your nicotine strength is too low, you can vape almost constantly without ever feeling satisfied. You’ll go through your e-liquid bottles or pods too quickly, and vaping will be very expensive for you.
- If your nicotine strength is too high, you won’t enjoy vaping because the vapor will create an overwhelming harshness in your throat and lungs. That’s a sign that you’re getting far more nicotine per puff than you get from the cigarettes you’re used to smoking.
Even if the flavor of an e-liquid turns out not to be ideal for your palate, inhaling that e-liquid should still be perfectly pleasant and satisfying. If it isn’t, the nicotine strength of the e-liquid is the most likely culprit.