Interested in breaking into the world of vaping? Watching experienced vapers blow clouds can be intimidating to those who are new at it but don’t worry—the culture of vaping is very accepting, and more experienced vapers are happy to teach a newbie the ropes. If you’ve never used a vape before, we recommend using a starter kit first because it will provide you with all the essentials and walk you through how to vape. Learn more about which vape starter kit is best for you, then familiarize yourself with the basics of how to vape.
What Is a Vape Starter Kit?
A vape starter kit is basically designed to give you everything you need to try vaping for the first time. Your vape will come with a battery, a coil, a tank and a mouthpiece. These are the four main parts of any vaping device. Along with the vape itself, starter kits usually include a few types of e-liquid to let you experiment with different flavors and nicotine strengths. Of course, you’ll receive the proper type of charger to recharge the battery as needed and instructions on how to use your new device.
The Benefits of Getting a Vape Starter Kit
For new vapers, purchasing a starter kit is the way to go because every pack comes with all that you need in one place. If you’re not familiar with vaping and you buy each individual accessory separately, it’s easy to forget something. The starter kit will provide you with all the parts and the vape juice to get you started. From there, you can experiment with different e-liquids, tanks and even batteries.
Vape starter kits are usually sold at a discounted rate because all the items are bundled together. For beginners, this is great because you can save money on the packs and test out vaping before dishing out more money on additional accessories and vape juices. Do your research before purchasing and make sure you find a vape starter kit that has pods or e-liquid, a charger and all the essential parts. Then compare the pricing to each individual item, and you’ll find that the starter kits are much more budget-friendly.
Learn the Basics
Purchasing a starter kit is the best way to familiarize yourself with vaping basics. You’ll have everything you need to get started, and you can test out different e-liquids with various nicotine levels to see which is right for you. Starter kits typically cannot be customized as much as advanced vape mods, which is perfect for beginners because you won’t feel overwhelmed. But, if you enjoy using the vape starter kit, you can easily upgrade to another version and begin learning more about how to blend your own vape juice and alter the throat hit sensation that vapers love.
Popular Starter Kit Options
Smoking Vapor offers several different types of vape starter kits for every kind of beginner vaper. Some people who are new to the world of vaping look for a model that resembles earlier versions of e-cigs and vapes, featuring a look similar to that of a cigarette, while others want to experiment with the vape mods that include a larger battery pack. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we have the perfect vape starter kit for everyone.
One of our most popular products, the Mi-One is a vaping device with a larger battery than typical e-cigs, for longer-lasting use and greater cloud capability. Offered in two different skins, the Dragon Collection and the Shell Collection, these vapes are compact enough to fit in your pocket or purse or can be worn around your neck while featuring super chic designs.
The Mi-One vape starter pack is the right choice for beginners because it provides the device, the charger and a sample of our house juice. Don’t opt for a cheap, disposable e-cig as your first vape. The Mi-One comes equipped with a high-quality anti-leak tank to prevent e-liquid spills, and it features overheating protection to ensure the safety of every vaper.
Similar in design shape, the Mi-Pod vape starter kit is slightly different when it comes to the mouthpiece and how to refill the tank. While the Mi-One has a circular mouthpiece and a refillable tank, the Mi-Pod uses interchangeable, refillable pods to supply the e-liquid. The mouthpiece on the pods is tapered and offers a different vaping experience. When you’ve run out of vape juice with your Mi-Pod, simply remove the pod and refill. You can use any combination of our house juices or try creating your own blends once you’ve become more experienced.
Other Starter Kit Options
We highly recommend the Mi-Pod or Mi-One for beginner vapers because you’ll get a superior-quality product with an open system design that you can continue to use if you decide you want to keep on vaping. But, we do offer a few other options for vape starter kits for beginners.
If you’re looking for a product that is closer to an e-cig with the same slim appearance of a cigarette, you can try the Slim E-Cig kit, which comes with two disposable cartridges in either Red Tobacco or Menthol. These products are still great for beginners but do not have the same ability to be refilled or customized with different accessories and e-liquid flavors.
Vaping Basics for Beginners
All right, so you’ve got your vape starter kit, but how are you supposed to use it? We’ve got you covered with the most basic vaping guidelines so you can start experimenting with your new Mi-One or Mi-Pod.
All About the Vape Juice
Filling your tank with the right type of vape juice is extremely important. Cheaper e-liquids often give off a weird, unpleasant taste and can be more prone to leaking juice, which then gets all over your hands, pockets or purse or can even leak into your mouth during a hit. Don’t even bother trying to use these types of vape juice for your new device.
It’s worth investing in the more upscale, higher-quality e-liquids for a better experience and a longer-lasting tank. When you’re first starting out, you’ll probably want to try several different flavors before you realize what you like. Mint and citrus flavors tend to produce stronger, more intense throat hits, while sweet, dessert-like flavors create a smoother, more mellow feeling.
Experimenting with Different Nicotine Levels
Basically, every type of e-liquid is available with different levels of nicotine. The higher the nicotine level, the stronger your hit will be. Many experienced vapers prefer an intense throat hit, which is the feeling you get in the back of your throat when the vapor hits, so they tend to gravitate toward higher nicotine e-liquids.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll probably want to start with something smoother. Lower nicotine levels will also get you more accustomed to the feeling of vaping, so start off small and work your way up if you’d like.
PG/VG Levels in Vape Juice
Most vape juice is made from a few simple ingredients: vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), nicotine and flavoring. The nicotine can give you a little bit of a head rush, while the flavoring, obviously, provides the flavor for the juice. The balance between the level of VG and PG is the biggest difference you’ll want to pay attention to.
E-liquids with more PG typically produce a stronger sensation and a more intense throat hit while also creating larger clouds. Vape juice that has more VG will offer a smoother, gentler hit. For beginners, vape juice that creates a mellow hit is recommended before experimenting with other options.
Cleaning Your Vape
If you want your vape to last, it’s important to clean and maintain your device properly. Most vapers use their device on a daily basis, which means e-liquid can end up in crevices and create problems down the line. The best way to care for your new vape is by cleaning it once a week.
First, disassemble your vape by removing the tank from the coil and the battery and take off the mouthpiece. Then, empty any e-liquid remnants from the tank and wash this piece, along with the mouthpiece, under warm water. Do not expose the battery or the coil to water, and do not use soap, as it may get trapped in the tank and create an unpleasant taste. For an even deeper clean, you can use baking soda, but be sure to rinse well and avoid leaving residue in the tank. Let these pieces air dry for a few hours, then refill your tank and put the vape back together.
Over time, your coil and tank will experience normal wear and tear, and you’ll probably want to purchase replacements, but, if you care for each piece properly, it should last for several months.
Proper Charging Protocol
Smoking Vapor’s line of Mi-One and Mi-Pod vapes are equipped with overheating protection and short circuit protection, but it’s always smart to be safe with your electronic device. This means following the proper charging protocol.
Never leave your vape unattended while charging. Plug it in on a hard, flat surface in the kitchen when you cook or on an end table while you watch TV, but do not leave the room or house for a long period of time while it charges. You should always use the charger that your vape came with to avoid issues. If your charger stops working, do not attempt to use a different charger that may fit. Instead, take the time to reorder a charger that was specifically designed for your device.
Before we set you free to experiment with your brand new vape, here are some of the most common vape terms you’ll come across.
This one you’ve probably heard or can figure out on your own. Clouds, or vapor clouds, refer to large amounts of vapor that users blow out after a hit.
This term refers to a feeling vapers get in the back of their throat or sometimes in their lungs after a hit. This is actually a mild form of irritation, but most vapers consider it a pleasant sensation and alter their e-liquid mixtures to create the perfect throat hit.
A vape mod is different from an e-cig or a vape pen because it has the ability to be modified with a larger battery or tank and different coils. These types of vapes are usually used by more experienced vapers who want to customize their vaping experience.
This is the most common type of vape tank you’ll find. It has a clear design, which allows vapers to check the level of e-liquid in their device.
Organic Cotton Coil
Organic cotton coils, or OCCs, are becoming very common among vapers because they use organic cotton that doesn’t feature the impurities sometimes found in traditional cotton coils.
You’ll only hear this term used by the most experienced vapers who mix and create their own vape juices. After blended a new e-liquid, people will sometimes steep the juice by letting it sit out for a few hours to help the ingredients settle.
Welcome to the World of Vaping
Now that you’ve got a handle on the basics of vaping, it’s time to order your new vape starter kit and start blowing down clouds. Smoking Vapor’s versatile collection of starter kits provides everything you need to start vaping from a high-powered battery pack to delicious vape juice flavors. Our vapes are designed to not only function well but to become a new piece of fashion that you can wear around your neck with the chain accessory that’ll have everyone wondering where you got your sick new vape.