Are you new to vaping? While vaping devices have come a long way in the past few years and are easier to use than ever before, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make mistakes while vaping, especially when you’re first starting out. Vaping mistakes doesn’t just ruin the experience, they can also cause damage to your device. This is why you should familiarize yourself with these common vaping mistakes and learn how you can avoid them.
- Purchasing Cheap Products
The old saying “you get what you pay for” is true in most industries, and it’s definitely true when it comes to vaping. While it may be tempting to purchase the cheapest vape pen and vape juice on the market, especially when you’re first starting out, if you go that route chances are you won’t enjoy your vaping experience.
The best way to ensure that you’re getting a good product is to purchase from a reputable vape shop or online retailer, versus a convenience store where your options are limited and product quality is low. Vape shop owners don’t even view convenience stores as legitimate threats to their business because of the difference in product quality and variety they offer compared to the average vape shop, so if you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible device for your money, go to a shop that specializes in vapes.
- Taking Dry Hits
This is one of the most common problems novice vape users run into – experiencing the nasty sensation that comes with taking a dry hit. Dry hits occur when you’re using your device when it’s low on vape juice and the result is a bad taste in your mouth and a burning in the back of your throat. This is one of the reasons why you should always keep a supply of vape juice around so you can regularly refill your device and avoid dry hits.
- Purchasing Vape Juice With Too Much Nicotine
One of the great things about vapes is that you can choose how much nicotine you want in your vape juice. If you’re one of the millions of individuals making the switch from cigarettes to vaping, you may feel like you need to choose vape juice with the highest levels of nicotine when starting out. This is a mistake, since it’s important to remember that vapes are totally different from cigarettes and they deliver nicotine in a different way so the risk of getting nauseous from inhaling too much nicotine is higher. A quick guide to help you decide how much nicotine you need is this – if you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, you can choose juices with 18 mg – 24 mg of nicotine, if you smoke about a half a pack a day, aim for 8 mg- 12 mg, and if you’re a light smoker stick with 6 mg or 3 mg.
- Vaping With a Dirty Coil
The coil inside your vape doesn’t last forever. In fact, depending on your device and how much you vape, you should probably be replacing the coil every two weeks and cleaning it at least once before that. When you don’t clean your coil, gunk builds up on it that will make the vapor taste bad and will limit how much vapor your device can produce. Ask your local vape shop owner or turn to the web for advice on how often you should be changing your coil based on your vaping habits.
- Blending Vape Juice Flavors
If you love strawberries and bananas, it may seem like a good idea to buy strawberry flavored vape juice and banana flavored vape juice and blend them together in your tank. It may seem like a good idea, but the result could be something truly gross. The people who make vape juices take great care to blend the right ingredients to create a flavor, and if you combine random ones the result is rarely good. Stick to one flavor at a time to ensure you’re getting a great taste. This is also why you should wash your tank out when switching vape juice flavors, to avoid any leftover juice blending with the new flavor, creating a bad-tasting substance known as “ghost juice.”
- Ignoring Leaks
If your device starts leaking, even if it’s just a little bit, you should act immediately to get it fixed. A small leak could be the sign of a big problem, and the longer you ignore it, the more damage it can cause to your vape, not to mention the more vape juice you’re wasting. Bring it to a vape shop where a professional can tell you what’s wrong and quickly fix it.
- Keeping the Device on All the Time
To ensure you’re getting to most out of your battery life, you should always turn your device off when you’re not using it. It can be easy to put it in your pocket and forget to turn it off, but this is how you quickly lose battery life, so take the extra few seconds to turn it off each time.
- Not Staying Hydrated
Vaping has the potential to dry out your mouth, especially if you vape often throughout the day. The simple solution to this is to drink water regularly, which is a good move for vapers and non-vapers alike. This small move will go a long way toward helping you avoid cotton mouth
If you’ve recently purchased your first device, then welcome to the world of vaping! Avoid these common mistakes and you’re sure to not only enjoy your vaping experience, but keep your device active for a long time.
There’s clearly a right and a wrong way to vape. What are your tips for making sure not to make theses mistakes? Leave us a comment in the section below.