Starting your first eCig and vaping is as simple as 3 steps. Literally. Although often viewed as complex, it is a simple process that millions of people have started. The key? Just buy and give it a try.
In the meantime, here is a step by step guide:
1) Starter Kit
The first step is to purchase an e-Cigarette starter kit. The most popular ones seem to be the rechargeable starter kit that includes the battery, USB charger and cartridges. Disposable ones are available as well but it will be more costly in the long term. The nicotine liquid comes in a variety of flavors and nicotine levels. If you are a smoker who is trying to quit, I would suggest starting out at a level that fits your needs and decreasing the mg gradually.
Starter kits can range anywhere from $20 to $100 but I would suggest getting a higher priced kit so it will last longer throughout the day with less frequent charges. The higher batter capacity (ex: 300mAh, 600mAh and so on) will determine the battery life and vapor production. Purchasing a cheap starter kit could also mean poor quality in the e-Liquid selection.
2) Charging the battery
When you receive the starter kit, the first step would be to charge it. Electronic cigarettes run on lithium batteries and it is important to fully charge it before use. Some batteries come partly charged and some come fully. Make sure the battery is placed on the charger properly to identify the blinking signal for charged level. Most fully charged batteries can last up to 250-350 uses. Batteries tend to decrease in production when left in direct sunlight and heat. Do not get the batteries wet as that will damage the battery significantly and may even break.
3) Filling the cartridge
Once the battery is fully charged, take the liquid cartridge and screw it onto the battery. The e-Cig may come with pre-filled cartridges or you can fill the liquid cartridge yourself. Pour the liquid along the edge so it does not get inside the filter. Once it is filled, place the mouthpiece on and you are all set.
– Start with a primer puff. This means to take a quick inhale to heat up the coil
– Wait at least 30 seconds to feel the full effects of the nicotine
– Press the button five times to turn on/off the device