Have you decided to quit smoking and try vaping instead? Good! But as a beginner vaper, you need to keep a few things in mind or you will probably run into problems left and right. Banging your head on the wall trying to figure things out by yourself doesn’t sound that great of an option now, does it? Of course not.
For beginner vapers, it can sometimes be quite frustrating to make the switch, especially when you’re on the verge of breaking your old habit. As a result, many of them end up going back to smoking (Sad!). But don’t worry, we have got you covered! In this article, you will learn about the most common mistakes that beginner vapers make – and how you can avoid them.

7 Common Mistakes Most Beginner Vapers Make

Mistake #1: Going for a Cheap Vape Kit

If you have been looking around for which vape kit to buy, you probably already know there are so many options out there that even the most experienced vapers find it tough to decide which one to use. But one of the most common mistakes beginners make is to cut corners and save some money on their first vape kit. Of course, who wants to spend $200 on their first e-cig when they can get one for just $10?
Having said this, buying a cheap kit will only cost you more in the long run, considering the fact that a low-quality gear will only deliver a bad experience when it comes to usability and flavor – not to mention leaks, malfunction and even device failure within just a few weeks of use. So, if you're buying your first electronic cigarette, make sure you go for a reliable option and avoid all the hassles that come with buying a cheap vaping kit for yourself.

Mistake #2: Buying the Wrong Kind of Vape Kit

A fancy box mod that comes with high wattage and advanced settings can not only be a bit expensive - but also a lot more complicated to use if you are a beginner.
You need to find a device that’s a good fit for your lifestyle and is easy to use for you. For example, if you want a sleek vape pen that can fit nicely in your pocket and is easy to load up and use, you probably should go for a box mod.

Mistake #3: Not Priming’ Your Coil

It’s common for beginners to screw on the new coil, simply fill the tank, and start puffing on their brand new e-cig. This leads to those nasty burnt hits that all vapers despise. By priming your coil, you can make it last longer. All you need to do is to get some e-liquid on the wick some time before you use it. This way you can also reduce your odds of getting a burnt hit.
The exact procedure for priming your coil varies depending on your setup, but it’s a fairly simple process and doesn’t take much time either. Apply a few small drops of the e-liquid to the exposed areas of the wick using your e-liquid bottle. Wait for it to get absorbed and take in a couple of light draws on your vape and most importantly - without hitting the fire button. Then wait five to ten minutes before you start using your new device. This process will ensure your coil is primed.

Mistake #4: Forgetting to Switch Off Your Device After Use

Did you know a vaping device that is kept on all the time can lead to a disaster? Some call it a ticking time bomb’! Not only will you need to replace its battery much sooner, but it’s also dangerous and can lead to some serious accidents. There have been cases of vape devices that were kept on having short out (literally exploded) while in the user’s pocket, causing major injuries.
So, if you want to be safe and have your battery last longer, always make sure you turn off your device when you are done using it, and especially if you are carrying it around.

Mistake #5: Not Caring About Regular Maintenance

An e-cig, just like any other electronic device, requires some maintenance every once in a while. If you don’t give this point much attention, you can expect some bad experiences because of leaky tanks, bad draws, circuitry problems, and what not.
To make sure your vaping sessions are not cut short due to such issues, you will need to maintain your device on a regular basis. To begin with, check it for leaks every day. If you find the tank is leaking, you need to check the O-rings that are placed inside the tank for any wear and tear. In case they are faulty, replace them with new ones. If the battery dies out soon, it’s time to replace it. Apart from this, the coils also need replacement on a regular basis and when you notice a decline in flavor or your tank leaks even after replacing the O-rings, it’s time to get a new coil.

Mistake #6: Selecting the Wrong Nicotine Strength

For someone who wants to quit their habit of smoking, it’s a nice idea to switch to vaping. But if you choose an e-liquid with high nicotine strength, chances are you are still going to be hooked to cigarettes.
The right way to use an e-cig to quit smoking is to get an e-liquid with low nicotine content and then slowly taper down its nicotine strength until you are comfortable to use a zero-strength option. Of course, it may take some time if you have been smoking for a while, but it will only help you in the long run.

Mistake #7: Picking the Wrong Flavor of E-Liquid

A major chunk of your vaping experience comes from the flavor of your e-liquid. You can find a range of eLiquid flavors these days on online vape shops, from Tobacco and Menthol to Fruity and Desserts. It can be daunting for you as a beginner to figure out which one to get, but it's worth giving some of your favorite flavors a try and see if they suit your taste.
It’s advisable not to get a flavor that you have never tried before, because if you don’t like it, you may have to dump it in the garbage. If you are confused and don’t know where to start, Tobacco flavors can be a good option, since that's what most people are used to before they switch to vaping.

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