What is vaping?
Vaping is the conversion of ejuice/eliquid to a steam vapor that is inhaled and exhaled. The vapor is created by coils and wicks within your electronic cigarette that are powered by a battery source that sends wattage up to your coils causing the evaporation of liquid that is in contact with your coil and wick. Vaping is not technically smoking as technically there is no smoke involved but only steam/vapor.
What is Ejuice/Eliquid/Vape Sauce?
The liquid that goes into your electronic cigarette is commonly composed of several typical ingredients: PG Propylene Glycol, VG Vegetable Glycerin, DW Distilled Water, NIC Nicotine, and flavoring. Some juices contain sweeteners, sours, and additional additives to give them a robust presence. Most of ingredients with the exception of nicotine can be found in foods/drinks we consume on a daily basis.
Allergic reactions/Health Concerns?
Vaping has the possibility to cause an allergic reaction due to some people having high sensitivity to some of it’s ingredients predominantly PG Propylene Glycol. This allergic reaction is not life threatening in the vast majority of cases unless the individual experiencing the reaction is having issues breathing, PG allergies can vary from headaches, to swollen throats, to itchiness. There are simple tests you can do at home before embarking on your journey to make the switch that will let you know if you will have a reaction to PG. If you do find that you are allergic to PG it does not mean you should not or cannot vape. You should have no trouble finding companies that provide Max VG eliquids for you to vape which will not cause a reaction.
Nicotine can be harmful and vaping too high a level of nicotine could potentially lead to nicotine overdose which can cause vomiting, migraines, elevated heart rate, and in some extreme cases death. Some juice companies offer liquids up to 48 milligrams of Nicotine, every juice line offers them from 0 milligrams up. The rule of thumb is to never start on the high end, take the number of analogs you smoke per day and ask what the juice maker recommends you use. 48mg’s and even 36mg’s are for the heaviest of smokers who have built up a high tolerance to nicotine, this is for your two pack a day or more smoker. A good place to start would be with 12mg if you smoke a pack a day, 6mg if you smoke lights, and 3mg if you are a social smoker. Remember its easier to up your nicotine levels if you find them to not be sufficient for you.
Things you should know before you start vaping?
This is not a magic fix for smokers, you have to really want to quit. This is not a guaranteed solution and can be a tough process for many converting. You may start smoking again soon enough, just do not give up on it. It does work if you stick to it. Every long term smokers finds the adjustment difficult at first, smoking analogs is just as much a mental thing as it is a physical dependence. Your vape will not feel like a traditional cigarette but eventually you will come to enjoy it more. You should take some time to learn about Ohm’s law, Battery safety, and spend some time researching the wide line of products available to you. You can start out with a $6 cigalike (blu, njoy, etc), you can start out with an ego battery and a clearomizer, or you can start out with something intermediate users will recommend. Vaping is not a one size fits all experience so you will venture with various products before you find what works and fits your needs the best.
Vaping is not technically new, it was invented quite some time ago but has only in the past 5 years broken through as a readily available consumer product. There are a plethora of researches studying the effects of vaping and any potential dangers of it. There are also campaigns by tobacco companies who are afraid of competition and thus spend huge amounts of money on heavily flawed research that the media has run with. While we yet do not know the real long term effects of vaping but we do know you are not consuming 4000 combusted chemicals when you inhale vapor. The are doctors and researches who are independently funded who have provided their findings on vaping, the differences between their findings and those of company funded ones are glaringly different. Doctors and researchers have acknowledge that vaping is indeed useful to quitting and way less than harmful than other studies have shown. Vaping your liquids at under 400 degrees of temperature (touch your tank if it’s too hot let it cool down) is fine, those studies are public information. Above 400 degrees is currently under study thus we do not recommend it.