Just because someone has an opinion, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they should be taken seriously. We all have that friend or co-worker, might be the nicest person you could meet, but they occasionally say some batty things. Maybe it’s something big, like they think the world is flat. Maybe it’s something small, like they swear they can help you fix your car, despite an overwhelming lack of automotive knowledge. The vaping community is no different, and if you’re a newbie looking to shop vape, you might occasionally get some bad information.
One of the great things about our community is the fact that the vast majority of people are knowledgeable and willing to share their thoughts. But once in awhile, new vapers hear something that’s...well, a little goofy. If you’re learning about the world of e-cigarettes, read on for some of the most common bits of bad advice you might hear.
“For your first device, get the most powerful one.”-Okay, this is like telling someone buying their first car that the should get a Ferrari. We know, there are folks out there that absolutely love the technical aspects and try to add on as much as possible. That’s great, but beginners don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars or buy a top-of-the-line vaporizer. There are lots of reasonably priced starter kits that are simple to use, and allow you to get comfortable with the vaping technique.
“Buy e-juice with the highest amount of nicotine possible.”-One of the great aspects about e-liquids is that they are available in varying nicotine strengths. We like that since it gives former smokers the option to calibrate their nicotine delivery. But if you choose an e-juice that has heavy nicotine levels, you run a very real risk of giving yourself nicotine poisoning. Most people find that they need less nicotine in their e-juice because their bodies absorb it differently from smoking. We recommend starting at a middle level, then adjusting up or down depending on your preferences.
“Spare batteries are a waste of money.”-Most vapers you’ll talk to have experienced a time when they pulled out their trusty e-cig for a puff, only to discover that their battery was stone dead. A wise move is to buy a backup battery or two and have them on you just in case. However, don’t overcharge them, since they can lose their charge capacity. Also, make sure to use your spare batteries on a weekly basis in order to keep them functional.
“It’s not that important to clean your vaporizer.”-This kind of advice you should run away from at top speed. Over time, residue from e-liquid can build up on the walls of your tank. This not only forces your e-cig to work harder to draw out vapor, but also reduces the quality of the flavor of your e-liquid. On a regular basis, make sure you’re cleaning not just the tank, but also the wick and coils. That way you can avoid getting a foul burnt taste in your mouth.
Companies have gone out of business and countries have fallen because people listened to someone who didn’t know what they were talking about. Make sure to do your homework before buying. If you have questions, reach out to professionals for solid information.