What to Expect When You First Start Vaping (Ex-Smokers)

One of the biggest risks for ex-smokers who take up vaping is finding vape so confusing they revert to smoking. Given that vape is safer than cigarettes, reverting to smoking is a big problem and something that you need to prevent.

In this article, we have provided you with a guide to vaping as a recent smoker. Knowing what to expect will go a long way to ensure that you keep on track with vape.


The Habit

One of the things that keep people smoking is the habitual behaviours around it. For example, they get up in the morning, make a cup of Joe, and have a smoke.


When you vape, you should initially do exactly the same thing. If you smoked with your morning coffee, then make sure you have your vape at hand during your morning coffee. It won’t feel exactly the same, but it will be similar.

You’ll experience the pleasant hit of the nicotine and this will reduce the amount by which you miss smoking – some of you won’t miss it at all.


The Technology

Another huge obstacle for people who want to quit smoking and take up vaping is that the latter is much more complex than the former. With a cigarette, you just light it up and suck. With vape, you need to buy the right device, fill the tank, prime the coils, prime the wick, get the ohms right, etc.


Well, don’t let this put you off. There is a steep learning curve, but you don’t have to dive in at the deep end. Instead, when you first start smoking, stick to the very simple devices that don’t require any technological know-how beyond knowing how to press a button. The vape pens are the best option here.

As you become more accustomed with vaping, you’ll want to move on to the more sophisticated devices, but for now, stick to the simple ones.


The Flavours

The next obstacle to overcome that will help you to acclimatise yourself to vaping is the flavour. If you know that you’re going to miss smoking tremendously, then opt of a tobacco-flavoured juice, such as those in the Mix Up Eliquid e liquid range. It will taste similar to smoking, not the same, but good enough for most of you.


Tip: manage your expectations when first quitting smoking. It’s important that you realise that the two habits aren’t identical. They’re similar enough to allow you to make the substitution, but they are not identical.

The Nicotine

the final thing you need to get right is the amount of nicotine you vape. If you don’t vape enough nicotine, you will continue to get nicotine cravings, which will manifest as a need to smoke a cigarette.


In order to get the nicotine content right, start off with mid-range content, such as a 12mg Mix Up Eliquid e liquid and see how it goes. If you’re still craving, go up 3mg to 15mg and see how you fare. You should be able to find the correct level relatively quickly.

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