Vaping: What is It and How Do I Get Started?
Unfortunately, many people today are plagued with the horrible habit of smoking. They want to quit, but kicking the habit forever is a lot harder than it seems, especially in today's stressful world. Quitting cold turkey is nearly impossible (except for the incredibly strong-willed), prescription medications have awful side effects, and methods like acupuncture are just plain unpleasant. There is one alternative to smoking, however, that is rapidly growing in popularity--vaping. Keep reading to learn more about vaping and how you can get started.
What is vaping?
Invented by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, vaping is the inhalation of vapor from e-liquid. The instrument used to do this is a vaporizer, and the e-liquid is made up of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin or a combination of the two, flavor, and sometimes nicotine. The vaporizer works by heating the e-liquid to create vapor which the user then inhales. E-liquids are available in many flavors and nicotine strengths (ranging from 0 mg to 24 mg).
What will you need to get started?
There are several components you will need to start vaping:
- Mod. Mods house the batteries that power the heating element. There are several different mods available and each provides a different experience for the user. The type of vapor (more flavor, easier on the throat, thicker vapor, etc.) will depend on the mod you choose.
- Tanks. Vapor tanks (also known as cartomizers) hold the e-liquid and also house the heating element. It is important to make sure your mod and tank fit together well to ensure proper performance. Vape tanks are available in four different sizes and can be expensive, so it pays to do your research before making any purchases.
- Drip tip. This is the part of the vaporizer where you place your mouth and inhale the vapor. A good drip tip should feel comfortable on your mouth, be easy to clean, and fit well on the tank.
- E-juice. This is the liquid that will create your vapor. There are now hundreds of flavors to choose from, as we mentioned earlier.
- Electronic cigarettes. These are a form of a vaporizer that resembles a cigarette and has all the above-mentioned units in one. They are available in cheaper disposable varieties or the more expensive rechargeable and refillable device.
What are the benefits of vaping?
Vaping is a beneficial alternative to smoking for many reasons:
- No more smelling like an ashtray
- Improved senses of taste and smell
- Reduction of heart rate
- No fire hazard
- Improvements in your overall health such as immunity, blood circulation, and lung function
- Less risk of developing smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer, COPD, emphysema, and cardiovascular diseases
- Saves you money in the long run
Vaping is a great option for those looking for an alternative to cigarettes and it can even help you stop smoking forever. Many health risks are reduced by replacing smoking with vaping and it will save you money in the long run.