If you are new to vaping or considering giving it a try, then the choice of options can seem bewildering.
However, most newbies will follow a similar path, and the trick is to keep it simple at the beginning, and as your vaping journey progresses, you can be bolder and begin to experiment.
This guide looks at some of the most convenient and simple ways to begin your vaping experience and kick the tobacco habit!
What are the best options for beginners?
Vaping can be complex, and for some vapers, it becomes a hobby. Like all hobbies, it is full of terminology, weird and wonderful accessories, and drawers full of the latest kit.
While this is a route that many beginners will end up following, 99% of vapers will begin with a simple kit that is easy to understand and operate and just works out of the box.
Amongst the popular kits and types of vape devices that this guide covers are:
- Disposable e-cigs
- Pod Kits
- Simple pre-built coil tank and mod system
We will cover these in more detail next, but the fact that many vapers will continue to use these types throughout their vaping journey is a testament to the quality of modern vape kits.
The simplest and most convenient of all e-cig types is the disposable e-ciggy. As the name suggests, this is a product that works until the battery dies, then it is simply disposed of.
For the newbies, this is a great way to start. There is no set-up, no charging of batteries, no worrying about what e-liquid to buy and how to fill it, simply unpack it and begin vaping. There isn’t even a button to push; most disposable e-cigs are draw-activated, which means it almost exactly replicates the smoking experience. Another plus for beginners!
In the early days of vaping, disposable cigarettes were restricted to cigarette replicants with a vague tobacco-like flavour. That isn’t the case anymore; the disposable vape has grown up and now comes in all shapes, sizes, and flavours, including:
Most disposable vapes will last for a healthy 500 puffs, which is about the equivalent of a pack of 20 cigarettes.
Pod kits are a definite step up from disposable vapes but remain simple to use and perfectly suitable for beginners.
The most obvious difference between the two types is that pod kits are reusable. Instead of chucking them out when the battery dies, these can be recharged, normally through a USB cable.
Depending on the kit, some pod vapes are also draw-activated. Others require the pressing of a button to activate the device.
The other big difference between these and disposables is the e-liquid. Unlike disposables that can’t be refilled, pod systems can. This is where the “pod” comes in. The pod contains the liquid and the heating coil (which produces the vape).
In some instances, the pod is bought with the liquid and is disposed of when it is empty. Other systems allow the user to refill the pod several times until the coil is past its best.
Finally, it is worth pointing out that these are a more cost-effective option than disposable e-cigs.
There are a huge number of pod systems on the market, all of which are ideal for the newbie looking for something a little more complex than the disposable option. Popular brands and models include:
- Aspire AVP Cube pod
- Aspire Tigon AIO Pod System
- Eleaf iWu kit
- Geekvape Mero AIO Starter Kit
- Innokin Pod Scepter Starter Kit
- Smok Stick G15 Pod Kit
The array of options available when it comes to pods can seem a bit overwhelming, but at Direct2u e-cigs, our friendly staff are always at hand to help you choose the right option.
Simple pre-built coil tank and mod system
This is a slightly more advanced system that remains easy to use and convenient for the newbie.
This is a two-part e-ciggy that comprises a tank and a mod. These will be in little more detail next, but putting it simply, the tank contains the e-liquid and coil, and the mod supplies the power to heat the coil.
What is a mod?
The mod is simply the device that supplies the power to the coil. But unlike disposable and pod systems, the mod is a more complex piece of kit that comes with a standard “510 connector” that fits just about every tank on the market.
This means that you can have one mod with multiple tanks and tank types.
Mods can come with internal or external batteries, and most will also have USB charging ports in both instances. They also offer more functions than the other options, including:
- Adjustable power
- Temperature control
- Menu systems
- In-built electrical safety features.
The most frequently used feature for all vapers is the adjustable power. This allows you to control how much vape is produced when the mod is activated.
There is a massive range of mods on the market, but a selection of beginner-friendly models is listed below:
Tank and pre-built coil
The tank is the liquid reservoir, and the heating mechanism is rolled into one. While advanced vapers will build their own coils and wicks, this is best avoided for the beginner.
Luckily, the quality of the tanks and coils on the market means that for newbies wanting to begin at a level that is slightly more advanced, these tanks are the perfect option.
The coils are bought separately from the tank, and most brands will offer a range of resistances. Resistance affects the amount of vape produced. The lower the resistance, the more vape is produced.
Amongst the range of newbie-friendly tanks on the market are:
Getting started in vaping might just be one of the best decisions you ever make. We hope this article inspired you to begin the vaping journey and say goodbye to the cigarettes.
Whether you decide to start with a disposable option or aim a little higher, the range of high-quality vape products on the market makes the transition from tobacco as easy as pie!
If you need any advice on which is the best for your needs, please contact us today, and we can help get your vape journey started.