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How To Vape

Just like with most things in this world, if you want to vape properly then you're going to have to learn how to do it. Fortunately, it is very easy to do and the biggest barrier for most people is getting their hands on the right device and vape juice.

Sure, you can go ahead and vape without 'learning' but in order to have the best experience possible, it is a good idea to 'learn' to vape and adopt certain best practices.

From knowing the proper way to inhale the vapour to choosing the right vaping hardware, a little research can go a long way and get you off to the best possible start.

With all that said, here is Vaper Empire's guide on how to vape properly.

The Hardware

With vaping, you are truly spoilt for choice; there literally are thousands of different vaping products available on the market right now. Whilst most of them do very similar things, there are finer details and nuances from brand-to-brand.

To get started, you will need two things: a good quality e-cig or vape pen and a good quality vape juice (also referred to as 'e-liquid', it is the stuff that turns into vapour when heated.)

Choosing an E-Cig or Vape Pen

You will want to start off with either an e-cig or vape pen. In this instance, we are using the term e-cig in reference to cig-a-like style e-cigarettes. The e-cig is the very basic entry-level device that is designed to look and feel like a cigarette. A great example of a quality e-cig is our own V-Pack II range that includes starter kits that give you everything you need to, well, get started.

A vape pen is the e-cig's 'older brother' that you will have almost certainly seen someone use. They are far more popular and deliver a slightly more advanced experience whilst still being a good choice for beginners. Vape pens are bigger and bulkier but produce a lot more vapour and can last a lot longer. Our Vantage range of devices provides a stylish and reliable performer whilst our V-Twist series includes voltage and airflow control for a more tailored experience.

Choosing a Vape Juice

Vape juice (e-liquid) is a water-based substance that is heated up by the coil in your e-cig, vape pen, or another vaping device. When the vape juice is heated, it turns into a vapour that can then be inhaled and exhaled.

The variety of vape juices available is just as broad as the variety of devices. With thousands upon thousands of different flavours in a variety of nicotine concentrations from 0mg/mL (nicotine-free, ideal for non-smokers and recreational use) all the way up to 36mg/mL or more (ideal for heavy smokers) it is a very versatile type of product with something for everyone.

If you are a non-smoker and are vaping for the recreational aspect, go for a nicotine-free vape juice. If you are a smoker and are trying to quit, find a vape juice that closely matches your current cigarette use. You will know when you have found one because your nicotine cravings will be satisfied and you won't feel the urge to smoke.

The biggest choice with vape juice, however, is your flavour. Vape juice flavours cover everything from fruits, food and drink, breakfast cereals, pastries, and more. At Vaper Empire, we have two lines of vape juice:

  • Classic—a range of firm favourites such as Menthol or Watermelon; and
  • Artisan—a range of specialist flavours developed by our in-house mixologists.

Have a browse and see if any of them stand out to you!

The Technique

Once you've got yourself a vaping device and some vape juice, it is time to get to work. When you have put together your vape, charged it up, and filled up the vape juice tank or added a cartridge, you are ready to go.

1. Prime your vape

If it's the first time you are using a device, you will need to 'prime' it. As your vape works through the use of a heated coil to turn e-liquid into vapour, the initial 'primer puff' acts as a sort of catalyst to get everything going.

To do it, hold down your vape's activation button for a few seconds. Then place your mouth around the mouthpiece and inhale slowly for a few more seconds. Once vapour starts to come through, you're done!

To get going properly, you can either mouth hold or inhale directly.

2. Mouth holding

Those who mouth hold vape by filling their mouths up with vapour before drawing it into the lungs. This provides the user with a better flavour sensation. This is known as mouth-to-lung vaping, or 'MTL' for short.

To do this, just hold the button down whilst gently sucking back and then take a long inhalation drag which will fill the lungs.

3. Direct inhalation

Some people prefer to inhale vapour directly to their lungs rather than hold it in their mouth first. This provides a much stronger 'throat hit' and thus creates an almost identical experience to smoking cigarettes. This technique is known as direct-to-lung vaping, or 'DTL' for short.

To do this, just inhale like you would if you were sucking drink through a straw. The vapour will bypass your mouth and go straight into the lungs.

Feeling the Effects

Depending on the person, it can take up to 30 seconds before any effects are felt. Be wary, though; first-time vapers can easily overdo it as they are not used to the act of vaping. We recommend going slow if you are brand new and slowly build things up over time.

Visit the Vaper Empire Online Store

Are you ready to start your own vaping journey and are looking for the right products to get you off to the very best start?

Great! We can help you with that. We are Australia's premier source for premium vaping products. Simply head to our store, fill up your basket, and your products will be shipped out to you in mainland Australia within three-to-five working days. We also ship to customers in New Zealand.

We recommend that you check out our blog where you can learn the ins-and-outs of vaping, learn more about the hardware and 'science' behind it, read product reviews, and find out how to keep your vape in prime condition.

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