E-CIGARETTE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS
If you are new to vaping you probably have a lot of questions. You may be excited about which flavour to try first, the new experience of being able to vape indoors, or the excitement of discovering a new technology, there is a lot to get to grips with for a vaping beginner.
Once you’ve decided to start vaping, you’re likely to have a lot of questions. Don’t panic! In order to help, we have created this Beginner’s Guide to Vaping.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BUY TO START VAPING?
If you’re accustomed to cigarettes, vaping can seem more like buying a new piece of technology. Some people are intimidated by the prospect of buying their first device as they get to grips with how e-cigarettes work. It can feel like there are a lot of unfamiliar components and terms to deal with, compared to more familiar items like phones or laptops.
Closed system devices like our ePod and ePen devices remove some of these barriers offering a simpler way for you to vape. The e-liquid is contained in a 'pod' that is simply attached to the device and can be puffed immediately. Changing flavours is simply a matter of swapping one pod for another. To start vaping with our ePod and ePen, you will need two things: a vaping device (also known as a pod-mod or vape pen) and a flavour pod. You can also try our Vuse GO pre-filled disposable device which is designed for single use and is non rechargeable.
NOW YOU HAVE YOUR E-CIGARETTE DEVICE AND E-LIQUID, WHAT NEXT?
YOUR FIRST FEW VAPES
If you’ve only ever smoked cigarettes up until now, your first few draws on your new vape might be a surprise, because you do it in a different way and it is likely to feel different at first. With cigarettes, you just take a quick puff but with vaping, you can inhale for a lot longer (although you shouldn’t feel that you need to in order to get a similar sense of satisfaction). If you have recently taken up vaping, you may want to start by taking smaller, shorter, faster puffs with at least a 20 second interval to get used to the sensation of vaping. These will be more diluted with air and therefore give you a smoother experience.
YOUR FIRST DAY OF VAPING
HOW LONG WILL THE BATTERY LAST?
One of the main ways in which vape pens differ from cigarettes is that they are battery operated. The first time you go out with your vape pen you may ask yourself: how long will the battery last? A fully charged ePod for example will last a full day, based on typical usage. You don’t want to find that it runs out of charge whilst you’re on the move, so it’s a good idea to take a portable charger with you, enabling you to use the device wherever you are.
HOW LONG WILL THE E-LIQUID LAST?
This is totally down to you and your personal consumption. For rechargeable closed systems, our ePod eLiquid pod offers up to 950 puffs per pod* and our ePen eLiquid pods Up to 750 puffs per pod**. Keep an eye on your e-liquid levels so you don’t vape on an empty pod and so you can plan your next order from Vuse.com or visit one of our Vuse stores.
As for our Vuse GO, our disposable, non-rechargeable closed system device it can deliver up to 500 puffs before battery depletion as measured in laboratory testing of newly manufactured product. However, this may vary depending on individual usage behaviour.
*Based on laboratory testing (including recharging) of Vuse ePod 2 device and may vary depending on an individual’s usage behaviour.
**Based on laboratory testing (including recharging) of Vuse ePen device and may vary depending on an individual’s usage behaviour.
FIRST FEW DAYS FOR VAPING BEGINNERS
In the first few days, you’ll start to consider when you want to vape. Many people find that the rhythm of ‘smoking breaks’ still works for them and take breaks in the day. Others prefer to graze, taking occasional vapes throughout the day
You will quite quickly get into a routine of what works for you, how many pods you expect to get through and the flavours you prefer to vape! Now that you know what to expect, you might find our blog post our on maintaining your vaping device useful.
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*By 'no tar' we mean no tobacco derived tar. This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance