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So you’re new to Vaping – A Beginners Guide

So you’re taking the first step – researching into the world of Vaping. Perhaps you’re looking to finally quit smoking, adapt a healthier lifestyle, or you simply want to explore the new vaping phenomenon that’s taking the world by storm. Whatever your motivations, it can seem like an intimidating jump – being bombarded with blogs, reviews, guides, studies, and more about vape pens, e-liquids, mods, atomizers, tanks, accessories and so much more. But what does it all mean? What makes an atomizer different from a clearomizer? And what makes PG/VG so important? Don’t worry, vaping is much simpler than it seems – and to help guide you through the first steps of vaping, Litejoy has compiled the following guide to cover the essentials and arm you with the information required to take the plunge and begin your personal vaping journey. true cost of smoking blog The Essentials – E-Cigarettes & E-Liquids The bulk of your vaping experience will be directly involved with an e-cigarette. E-Cigarettes come in a variety of styles, from “Cigarette-a-likes”, Vape Pens, Box Mods, and More. Vape pens are what are commonly thought of when one hears “E-Cigarette” – a small, long cylinder. As the term implies, “Cigarette-a-likes” resemble traditional cigarettes, without the smoke or smell of cigarette smoking. Box mods resemble a small box with an extruding mouthpiece. The difference between these various styles is largely cosmetic, although many vapers make a progression from Cigarette-a-likes to vape pens and, if desired, to mods. We will discuss what makes mods unique later in this guide. E-cigarettes are composed of several parts – a battery, microprocessor, tank, atomizer, and a mouthpiece. The tank, or cartridge, and atomizer are sometimes contained in a single unit, called a “cartomizer”. Transparent cartomizers are sometimes called “clearomizers”, and are useful for judging exactly how much e-liquid you have left in your vape pen. So what are people actually “vaping”? That would be the e-liquid, or e-juice, that is stored in the e-cigarette’s tank. The E-Cigarette works through the atomizer heating the E-Liquid, turning it into vapour which is inhaled through the mouthpiece. Some E-Cigarettes activate the atomizer through inhaling, while others use a button with the inhaling being a separate action. E-Liquids are made from 5 key ingredients – Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Water, Flavourings, and optional Nicotine. E-Liquids are often promoted based on their PG/VG ratio. A higher PG percentage leads to a stronger, drier hit when inhaled, while a higher VG percentage has a sweeter taste, milder hit, and more vapour. Certain varieties of E-Liquid will contain only PG or only VG, although a mix of the two is more common. E-Liquids come in a thousands of flavours, ranging from tobacco to birthday cake, while Nicotine content generally ranges from Nicotine-free to 24mg per millilitre of liquid (or 2.4% Nicotine). For those looking to quit smoking, weaning off nicotine by progressively reducing nicotine content is a popular strategy. [caption id="attachment_1669" align="aligncenter" width="295"]snake_rattle_dripper_puff_dragon Puff Dragon E-Liquids come in 16 flavours & in nicotine strengths of 3mg or 6mg[/caption] Going Deeper – Drippers, Mods, & Accessories Vape Mods can look very similar to standard vape pens, but have more powerful internal parts such as a stronger battery, atomizer, more liquid capacity, or unique cosmetic style. Mods can come pre-built, or may be assembled from scratch or existing vape pens using parts of your choosing. Box mods are a popular type of mod, resembling a box with an extruding mouthpiece. The greater surface area of a box mod makes it easier to grip in the hand than a vape pen, and the ability to easily swap parts lends greatly to their appeal. “Drippers” are E-cigarettes that operate by dripping e-liquid directly on to the atomizer and then inhaling. Dripping is popular as it allows for stronger flavour, increased vapour, and the ability to easily swap flavours while vaping. Mod parts for dripping include specialized mouthpieces called “drip tips”, atomizers designed for dripping, and catchers for e-liquid that may spill while dripping. Certain varieties of e-liquids - such as the Puff Dragon dripper series – are specifically designed for use in drippers. [caption id="attachment_1676" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Switch Mods UK Litejoy is proud to be the exclusive UK supplier of Switch Mods, providers of premium US-made dripper mods.[/caption] Litejoy is proud to be the exclusive UK supplier of Switch Mods, providers of premium US-made dripper mods. Accessories for vaping include chargers, replacement batteries, mod parts, carrying cases, & cosmetic additions. Once you have found your personal vape style, you can use accessories to customize your e-cigarette of choice to match your lifestyle and make it a unique reflection of you. Now get started! Now that you’ve got an understanding of the world of e-cigarettes, it’s time to start your personal vape journey. The Litejoy EGO Crystal Dual Coil Starter Kit – combined with a Puff Dragon e-liquid flavour of your choosing - is the perfect package for the beginning vaper. Happy Vaping! - Jeremy

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