Vaping Checklist for Beginners
Let’s face it; lists are boring. Especially for us free-spirited, creative, genius…no… lazy bones types who’d rather spend half an hour searching the internet for a list than actually thinking about making one. That sounds like me and if that sounds like you too….I have you covered!
If you’ve been searching the internet and found yourself here then you’re in luck. I made one for you! Well actually a few of them because when I hang out at vape shops these are the main kinds of beginner vapers I notice.
Warning!! I’m gonna be a bit tongue-in-cheek with this as I let loose but I assure you I absolutely enjoy speaking with beginner vapers and have done so many many times. I like to be a bit cheeky sometimes as that fits in with vaping in general….a bit of fun but serious too because we’re really tackling a big change in your life. Giving up the tobacco.
Now, feel free to cut and paste the bit that suits you the most and if you take a list with you to a vape shop ask for a discount… I just think you should always ask for a discount anyway. Nothing to do with the cutting and pasting a list but a least you can pretend the list is yours. No harm in asking right?
The Beginner that’s not sure about vaping and doesn’t have a lot of money because this is cigarette money and it better be good.
1 x Tube Style Starter Kit that includes a simple one button operated Mod with protection computer chip, an inbuilt battery and a refillable Tank to put your juice in
1 x Packet of spare coils, usually come in a pack of 5
1 x Bottle of Juice
Notes: The basics. Those tube style starter kits are pretty decent to start with but without nicotine, you’re setting up for a fail if your aim is to give up the smokes. You can certainly get away with this if you have some imported unflavoured 100mg nicotine in 100mls of PG on the way and you want to practice on this till it arrives. Plenty have done this. Just get a decent juice and not the cheapest one.
The Beginner who has a friend who vapes and had a go on it and really liked it and got payed yesterday and is all excited and has already ordered the nicotine.
1 x Sub-ohm Starter kit that includes a Regulated Mod and tank. Comes with a couple of spare coils and spare glass and some extras.
2 x Packets of spare coils in different Ohm ratings and this will last for a good while
1 x Spare Batterie (s) you might end up with a dual battery mod
1 x 2 bay Battery charger
1 x 60ml Bottle of Juice
Notes: Most popular list by a good length. Sub-ohm starter kits are all the rage and for good reason. You get decent flavour and cloud production and the fun factor is there for the taking. This person is in it for the long run with the extra coils and is a bit more confident. A good way to start with a view of keeping the decent mod and possibly upgrading the tank later. This buys you some time to get some extras in a couple of weeks time.
The Beginner that spent several hours doing some preliminary research into vaping, has heaps of questions, a plan and saved up for a couple of weeks and is determined to give up the smokes and is a bit paranoid about making sure nothing goes wrong because my previous articles on starting to vape was a great idea but a bit worrisome. The nicotine is probably already sitting in the freezer at home.
Same as above but:
3 x 60ml Bottles of juice one for before work, an All Day Vape juice and some exotic flavour
2 x Spare Batteries
1 x 4 bay Battery charger or 2 x 2 bay charger (one for work)
2 x MTL pod systems as Plan B
Notes: All bases covered and leaving nothing to chance. The juices will give some variety and an opportunity to work out what juices you like much quicker. The Starter kit Mod can have some advanced features or even a touchscreen or a design that’s a bit more stylish or have a solid build to it.
These are the main types of beginners that I notice. It doesn’t matter how much you know or how much you plan. It’s all about getting started. A vast majority are just trying to give up the smokes and with any of the above you’re giving yourself a decent opportunity to do so.
Remember, any of the components can be mixed and matched. Most tanks available can fit on most mods through what’s called the 510 bolt at the bottom of the tank. Lots of beginners keep the mod and go hunting for a different tank after a few weeks as they learn what’s out there. Those spare coils aren’t wasted either as some factory coils are used by different tank manufactures. Ask your retailer, whether in person or online.
I’m having a bit of fun with you today but the main point of this article is that whatever your budget you can get started vaping and where you go from your first purchase is up to you. There are so many choices that it can be daunting at first but don’t be shy. If there’s one thing I know for sure and that is, there is a lot of help available. Especially from vape retailers (generally, avoid the tobacco shops). Facebook is full of local Vape groups filled with new and experienced vapers all willing to answer questions. Most shops are run by former smokers and been vaping for years.
For many, vaping turns into a hobby and for others, it’s a cheaper and healthier alternative to tobacco and are looking for something that’s easy to use and something to stay on.
Don’t forget. If you are importing nicotine, an important ingredient in vaping to giving up the tobacco, check your Australian State laws.
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Cheers for now…