Dos and Don’ts for New Vapers

Dos and Don’ts for New Vapers

If you’re new to vaping, you probably have a lot of questions: Sure, you can buy a basic vaporizer and a bottle of e-liquid and start vaping right away, but then what? Do you know how to maintain your vaporizer and tank? Do you know how to store your e-liquid?

Do you know vaper etiquette?

Keep on reading and make sure you have your bases covered.


The Dos of Vaping

Know Why You’re Vaping

Are you transitioning to vaping from using tobacco products? Or are you vaping because you find that it’s a fun hobby? Knowing the answer to this key question will help determine which products will give you the most enjoyable experience.

If you’re transitioning to vaping, you might prefer an electronic cigarette that is analogous to what you’re used to, such as the Halo G6. For a little more power, you might like an easy-to-use device and refillable tank system like the Triton.

If you’re a little more advanced or if you vape as a hobby, you’ll find a high-wattage device like the Reactor gives you plenty of customizable options that allow you better control over your experience.

Knowing the reason that you’re vaping will also determine the type of e-liquid you should buy. New vapers often prefer tobacco or menthol e-liquids with a higher PG ratio, while advanced users tend to prefer unique, complex, fruity, and/or sweet flavors that come in high-VG.

Buy a Backup Battery

When most beginners start vaping, they often buy the lowest cost setups they can find. It makes sense. You don’t want to go all in when you don’t know if you’re going to like vaping. The problem with this is that inexpensive kits usually have small batteries that won’t last a full day. If you’re a heavy vaper, your battery might get you through only half the day, or even less. You should always have a backup battery so that you’re not left stranded.

Care for Your Vaporizer

E-Cigs are durable, but they are vulnerable like any other electronic device. If you keep your vaporizer in a backpack or purse, be careful not to throw your bag around. A hard knock can break internal parts.

You should also keep your vaporizer away from water and moisture. And don’t forget to regularly clean the connection where your tank and vaporizer attach. A dirty connection can reduce performance. You can clean your vaporizer and tank with a dry cloth or cotton swab. For a thorough cleaning, use a little rubbing alcohol.

Buy High-Quality Gear and E-Liquid

One of the biggest reasons people give up on vaping is because they buy cheap gear that doesn’t work well. Discount e-liquid can also put a new user off. Do yourself a favor and buy quality products so that you don’t have to go out and buy better gear later. You don’t have to buy the most expensive kit on the market, but buy your vape gear from a reputable and trustworthy company. Look at reviews and see what other people are saying.

Care for Your E-Liquid

Keep your e-liquid out of direct sunlight to prevent the flavors and nicotine from degrading. Air will also degrade the ingredients of e-liquid. You can’t prevent all air exposure, but you can prevent more than is necessary by keeping the cap on the bottle when it’s not in use. You should always keep your e-liquid out of reach of children and pets.

Be Respectful of Others Around You

Vaping is not the same as smoking, but people who are unfamiliar with vaping may not know that. Be respectful of others’ space. Vape in areas where smoking is allowed, vape away from crowded areas and always ask for permission before vaping in someone’s home.

The Don’ts of Vaping

Don’t Give Up

Different setups offer different experiences. Your first setup might not offer the experience you’re looking for, but a different device might be exactly what you need. If you need more throat hit, try a higher PG e-liquid. If you’re vaping a tobacco flavor that doesn’t taste like the tobacco you’re familiar with, try a different tobacco blend. There are many different flavors to choose from.

If you need a tighter draw, get a tank that has less airflow or an airflow control that can give you the draw you’re looking for. Both the Halo Tracer and Halo Reactor tanks have adjustable airflows and various coils to dial in the right setup for you.

Don’t Use Cleaners

When you clean your tanks and atomizers, don’t use harsh chemicals. The chemicals can linger in your atomizer and that’s something you don’t want to inhale. A dry cloth or cotton swab will work in most cases. If you need to clean your tank, remove the coil head and rinse the tank out with hot water.

Don’t Over-Tighten

After refilling your tank, don’t over-tighten the parts when reassembling. Over-tightening can strip and ruin the threads. For the same reasons, you also need to be careful about over-tightening the tank when screwing it onto the vaporizer.

Don’t Use Unapproved Battery Chargers

E-Cigs can have many different types of batteries. Using the wrong charger can push too much voltage into your battery which can cause a short. Make sure to use the charger that comes with your device or buy one recommended by the manufacturer.

Don’t Wait Too Long to Change Coils

The coils of your atomizer will gunk up from the e-liquid over time. This reduces the performance of your atomizer and also mutes the flavor of the e-liquid. How often you change your coils will depend on how you use your E-cig, but a general estimate is around every 2–3 weeks.

Are You Getting the Hang of it Yet?
Using an electronic cigarette isn’t difficult, but there’s a learning curve. Follow the tips above to get a head start. The important thing is to make sure you’re staying safe and enjoying the experience. You’ll get the hang of it in no time.

The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.

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Alex has been vaping since 2010 and considers himself to be an advanced user and hobbyist. He loves to share his knowledge of electronic cigarettes with the vaping community.

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