Vaping Basics to Transition from Smoking

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You’ve Decided to Quit Smoking, Now Learn the Basics of Vaping to get you Started

I’ll be the first to admit, getting starting on anything new, whether it be a new sport, a new hobby, a new job, etc. can be daunting. The feeling is no different when you decide to make the switch from cigarettes to vaping. You know that you’re about to take a huge step towards something great in your life, but knowing the vaping basics and how to actually start vaping may feel overwhelmingly complicated.

When you get down to the nitty gritty, learning the basics of vaping is really not all that complicated. There are just a couple of main things to consider, with respect to the hardware, and then there’s the process of figuring out which e-juice that you like to vape.

Vaping Basics – The Mechanics

First, to get started you’ll need to get yourself set up with a device – also called a ‘mod’ or personal vaporizer (PV).  Just so that you’re understanding the terminology, know that the bottom part of the device is called the base, while the top part is called the tank. You can opt to buy these separately, or to keep things simple an Ottawa vape shop can set you up with a vape starter kit. With a starter kit you’ll have the entire setup you need to start enjoying a world of complex flavors and aromatic clouds, all in one easy package.

Still undecided about the best device to get? If you’re a big cigarette smoker we recommend that you avoid starting off with something too small, like a vape pen, which will not generate enough power or give you the level of vapor that you’ll need to satisfy your taste. Although there are many online retailers, what we advise is that you visit a local Ottawa vape shop to get all the correct information, have a discussion about your specific needs and preferences to ensure that you buy the correct device that will meet your short term, and longer term needs.

Vaping Basics – e-Juice and the Endless Choices

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Once you’ve decide on a mod, the really fun part is figuring out your favourite juice. E-juice falls into three broad categories – sweet, creamy, and tobacco flavored. Before buying you should consider how much you’ll be vaping­. As well, are you looking to buy just one all-day juice, a sweet and sugary flavour that you’d enjoy just after meals, or do your taste lean more towards creamy flavours like maple, butter, caramel or bourbon? The best solution­ is to drop by an Ottawa vape shop to try out many different flavours, and to get some recommendations from others on their favorite flavours.

I would say that most of our clients fall into the sweet or creamy category; however, we do have a few regulars that transitioned from smoking cigarettes to vaping, but they still absolutely love that tobacco flavour. Luckily for them there’s some great e-juices available with that earthy tobacco flavour, and without the thousands of harmful chemicals that are found in cigarettes.

When Customer Service is Critical

There are tonnes of vape shops out there, both in Ottawa and online. We truly believe that what makes our Ottawa vape shop stand apart from the others is that we’re not just there to sell sell sell. We want to make sure that you’re informed and educated about any device that you buy before you leave our shop. Our goal is to help ease your transition from smoking to learning the vaping basics to ensure that your experience is enjoyable and gratifying. If you’re a newbie, we’ll walk you through the process and show you how to set up your new device, power it on and off, we’ll review battery safety, show you how to change the battery, coil, cotton, add more juice, etc.  We exercise a lot of caution and we want to make sure you have the best vaping experience. And if a problem arises in the future, we’re here to help!