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What is Vaping?

Used and altered with permission from GrimmGreen.

Well, it's not smoking.

Vaping is intended for current smokers (regional age resitrictions apply), that wish to continue enjoying their nicotine habit at a reduced risk.

Vaping utilizes a Propylene Glycol  or  Vegetable Glycerin based liquid, mixed with small amounts of nicotine and food grade flavoring that then get vaporized in a small battery powered atomizer. This results in simulating the experience of smoking. The vapour created is inhaled and exhaled much like cigarette smoke, hence the term "VAPING" as opposed to "SMOKING".

Please do take note that vaping is not proven to be 100% safe. Although there are now more promising studies out there like the Clearstream study, and IVAQS. Feel free to do your own homework regarding things like PG/VG and nicotine, and decide for yourself if vaping is a road you want to go down.

Additionally, while not categorized as a carcinogen, nicotine is still essentially a poison and can increase blood pressure and heart rate in humans. So please be careful and use at your own risk.

e-cigs come in all shapes and sizes ranging from cigarette looking devices like the Bloog and the Volt, to larger more powerful devices like the Joyetech eVic, and the ProVari.

These larger devices use a bigger battery, and a bit more care and know-how regarding their operation. They also look nothing like a cigarette. As you will find, the more your device looks like a cigarette, the less performance and satisfaction you will get out of it.

A good place to start is with a device called the QCV Starter Kit. It's a more compact size, but still offers a good battery life. There are variations of the EVOD battery as well. Similar setups are the eGo-C Twist and the EMOW. Pair those with the simple to use Mini Protank-II and you will be vaping in no time. Be sure to get a charger and some eLiquid as well.

eLiquid is generally catagorized in "milligrams" of nicotine. Ranging from 0mg-36mg, stronger nicotine will create a stronger throat sensation that is commonly referred to as "throat hit". It's up to the user to decide how much nicotine they want to use. It is recommended you start low, and work your way up to a level that will satisfy your nicotine cravings.

The world of vaping can be confusing and overwhelming for new people not sure where to place their foot. We have all been there! Look around at a few products, and watch some review videos. Think about what you want your device to look like, and feel like. Think about battery life, size, and form factor. There is no wrong way to vape. If you vape here and there, but still feel the need for a cigarette, DON'T FEEL BAD! Quitting smoking is literally one of the hardest things you will ever do, but stick with it. Vaping is a very rewarding experience, and makes the transition away from tobacco that much easier.

Best of luck, and congratulations on taking the first step toward getting away from tobacco!

Peace out, and vape on!