Vaping is enjoyed by millions of people every day. In fact, this is one of the fastest-growing methods of consuming nicotine. Although vaping is popular, not everyone knows how to do it safely. You may be putting yourself at risk if you don’t know the best practices to vaping.
To get the most out of your vaping experience, it is always a good idea to know the basics of vaping safely. Here are some helpful tips on how you can learn to vape safely.
1. Keep the vape device clean.
When your vaping device is clean, it will give you a much more enjoyable vaping experience. Over time, residue can build up on the vape and be unsightly and unhygienic. Be sure to read through the cleaning instructions on the vaping device before you start, as you don’t want to damage or break it in the process.
When researching which vape is for you, it might be a good idea to find one that is known to be easy to clean. These vapes often come with removable parts so that you are able to give them a very good cleaning.
2. Store vape juice & e-liquids properly.
It may come as a surprise that e-juices are perishable. To maintain flavour, they should be kept in a cool dark place. It is advised that you don’t leave your vape juice in direct sunlight as this can make it unpalatable very quickly. Another great reason to have a dedicated place to store your e-juice is that it will be easy to find. Plus, it will keep these items out of the hands of young children.
3. Change things up.
If you have found a flavour that you really enjoy, you may think this is it and you don’t need to look any further. After a while of vaping the same flavour, you may notice that you can’t taste it anymore. This is not unusual, and the common phenomenon is called vapers tongue.
There is nothing to worry about here, more so it is your brain playing tricks on you. Simply change up the flavour for a few weeks and hen switch back to your favourite flavour. Things will go right back to normal. With so many flavours out there to choose from, why just stick to one? Visit a vape shop and check out all the options they have available.
4. Give yourself an oral hygiene upgrade.
To be honest, everyone should be brushing their teeth, flossing, using mouthwash and a tongue scraper anyway. When vaping, this is even more important. Removing all of the residue from the vapour will reduce the chances of any oral health issues arising.
We’re all familiar with the oral health issues that traditional smoking can cause. Vaping is massively less of a concern on this standpoint, but you should make sure that you are keeping your mouth as clean as possible. This is especially true if you are vaping the sweeter e-juice flavours.
5. Don’t chain vape.
If you have recently made the switch from cigarettes to vaping, the habit may be there to vape at the same frequency that you would pull on a cigarette. It is only a minor adjustment, but you should wait at least 15-20 seconds between vaping. This way, the wick can become saturated again. The time varies for different vapes and you will get a feel for your own in no time.
If you are consistently noticing that the hits you take are dry, try waiting a short amount of time and then vaping again before you assume that the vape is broken or damaged. It may just news a little longer between vapes that you are expecting.
6. Gradually decrease the nicotine.
A lot of people have turned to vaping in an effort to help quit smoking cigarettes. By reducing the amount of nicotine in the vape over time, you will slowly wean yourself off the addiction to nicotine. This is one of the most effective ways to do so. Also, as you are in the process of cutting back on your nicotine, you have immediately removed a great deal of toxins from the cigarettes you used to smoke.
7. Try different devices.
There are so many different brands and configurations in the market that you should experiment and try multiple different types. Some vapes are bulky and easy to handle, while others are delicate and small.
Beyond the aesthetics, there are practical differences to the experience as well. Some vapes have large satisfying vape clouds whereas others are more circumspect. Many who vape have a selection to choose from based on their mood and the environment they are in.
8. Ask permission.
Because vaping doesn’t leave a bad odour, or stain walls, it is easy to assume that people won’t have an issue with you vaping indoors. On the contrary, businesses, workplaces and homeowners may balk at someone vaping in their home. Even though it is just water vapour, it is advised that you should always ask permission before vaping inside. In fact, it is polite for you to just step outside to avoid an awkward exchange.