As with anything new, it will take a bit of time before you become familiar with your vape and are using it safely and effectively. You will inevitably make some mistakes along the way, and many of these can affect the enjoyment that you derive from the experience. But fear not! Here, we provide a rundown of some of the most common mistakes people make when purchasing a vaporizer or vape accessories, or using a vape. Keep these tips in mind, and you will soon be vaping like a pro!
1) Buying a cheap vape
Given how much some vapes cost, it is understandable for beginners to want to pick up the cheapest model they can find. But budget models often skimp on features and quality, and the performance often leaves much to be desired. Instead of going for the cheapest vape on the shelves, you should instead choose one that offers the features and functionality you need at the price that you can afford. This will help ensure that you get more satisfaction out of your purchase.
Not sampling the e-juice beforehand
With so many different flavors of e-juice available, simply purchasing blind is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. The good news is that most vaping shops give you the opportunity to sample different flavors beforehand, so there really is no good reason not to try before you buy.
2) Leaving juice residue in the vape
After you have taken the time to choose a good flavor and have spent a considerable amount of money in the bargain, you will want to ensure that your vape is clean and free of residue. Leaving remnants of the previous flavor behind could very well ruin the experience of a new flavor for you and make for a very unpleasant taste.
3) Ignoring nicotine content
This is another common mistake that many beginners make, and the results can range from comical to disastrous. E-juice not only comes in a variety of flavors, but in a range of concentrations as well. Ingesting too much nicotine can be a very unpleasant experience, so make sure to purchase only those with a nicotine content that you can handle.
A good rule of thumb is to start at a modest six milligrams or so, or even lower if you are a light smoker. As you get more accustomed to the sensation, you can gradually move up to stronger concentrations.
4) Neglecting vape care and maintenance
Vapes are electronic devices that need more care and maintenance than typical tobacco accessories such as pipes. Neglecting to take care of your device will result in impaired performance, unpleasant flavors, and a generally less satisfactory experience. It might also cause your vape to break down a lot sooner than it would otherwise. With proper care and maintenance, your vape should provide reliable service for a long time.4)
5) Using the same e-juice for too long
Over time, using the same flavor of e-juice tends to provide diminishing returns. As you get more and more accustomed to one flavor, it eventually becomes less palatable and loses its appeal. By switching up flavors occasionally, you will be able to maximize the enjoyment that you derive from your vape.