While vaping has evolved into a hobby for many and using all the latest and greatest mods and chasing flavor or clouds in an RDA, that isn’t the main point of vaping. The main point of vaping was to be used to help people find a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes or using any form of tobacco.
Today’s market can be hard to navigate for new people looking to just get off the cigarettes. Lots of products are labeled as “starter kits” like the popular Smok Alien Kit or Vaporesso Revenger Kit for example, but that is a kit with a medium watt DTL tank which isn’t ideal to help people stop smoking.
Kits like the Innokin Kroma-A, however, are good starter kits so just beware of the word ‘starter kit’. It doesn’t always mean it’s for new vapers looking to stop smoking. Most smokers are much better off starting with a low watt MTL tank or device. This short guide is intended to help those people.
5 Best Tips on Using E-cigarettes to Stop Smoking
1. Keep it simple!
While many kits are marketed as “starter kits”, they really aren’t made for people looking to make the switch. Avoid the big fancy kits and start with something more simple aimed at simulating a smoking experience.
Most people who stopped smoking years ago did so with a simple ego kit that was inexpensive. Luckily today there are better versions of those type of kits out. Your best bet is to grab a simple pod system to start. They are mostly inexpensive and easy to use. Some of the best options out are; Aspire Breeze 2, Aspire Sprtye, Innokin EQ, Wismec Motiv 2, and Vaptio Solo Flat. Of course, there is also the very popular JUUL.
Don’t be lured into a starter kit with a large mod that needs separate batteries and tanks that aren’t made to simulate smoking. Grab a simple pod. They are easy to use and can be charged like your cell phone. They are easy to refill, don’t use a lot of juice, are small and easy to carry around and can provide enough nicotine to stop your urges to smoke. In today’s market, there are a ton of them available. Which is a big improvement over the old days where it was pretty much an ego pen only.
2. Pick the right juice!
In the case of JUUL, there aren’t many options for flavors or juices, but it’s hard to beat the simplicity. The pods are pre-filled and are easy to pop in and pop out and when it’s empty you just replace it.
You can get more options and control with a refillable pod system however and there are tons of juices out there. You’ll want to pick something high in nicotine content (this will vary per user.) Somewhere 24 mg or higher nicotine salts.
Remember it’s the nicotine your body craves not the tobacco. There are thousands of flavors out there so it’s easy to find one you like. Some popular brands are Saltyman, Solace, I love salts, GOST, BLVK, and crisp salts but there are plenty more to choose from.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Forums are a great place of support for making the switch, make an account on a popular vape forum and ask for help. Many vapers will be delighted to help you find what works for you.
Vape forums are the bloodline of good information in the community. Don’t use social media sites for help like Facebook or Instagram as those are usually more for people showing off stuff rather than being informative. Sites like Reddit ECR or Vapinginsider are great to ask for advice.
4. Don’t be afraid to be a dual user!
Quitting smoking is hard for many people. You don’t need to go cold turkey. Buy an e-cigarette and use it with cigarettes. Then slowly make the transition away from cigarettes, smoking less and less each day until you are good to use only vaping.
5. Don’t give up!
If it doesn’t work at first, keep trying. Remember you are trying to improve your health. It’s not going to happen overnight. Sometimes you wind up with a bad juice or bad device or bad coil. Keep trying new things until you find what works for you.
I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. over the past few years i got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews i decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.