Nowadays, adults who would otherwise continue smoking, have many different nicotine products, from which they can choose a better alternative. It’s really important for you to remember that the best choice for you, is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether. But if you are to continue smoking, there are smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes emerging on the market.
One of the most well-known options out there is vaping (or e-cigarettes). Vaping, is accompanied by many questions about the experience it gives that could seem very different to adult smokers who have never tried it until now. If you are considering switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping, here is a basic guide on how to vape.
What are e-cigarettes or vaping?
Vaping refers to the act of using a vape device (sometimes also referred to as an “e-cigarette”). Vape devices are battery-powered, electronic devices, and they work by heating e-liquids, many of which contain nicotine.
By the heating, an aerosol is generated (also called “vapor”) that is inhaled by the user. The important thing to note, is that this vapor is not cigarette smoke. In cigarettes the tobacco is burnt, but with vapes, the vapor is produced because the e-liquid evaporates when it is heated.
What is a vape device?
There are many different types of vape devices. They can differ in size, power, customization options, and even their ability to be reusable or disposable. That being said, they often work based on similar principles. Vapes work primarily through heating and vaporizing e-liquids. They achieve this by drawing the liquid from a tank or a pod system and putting it in contact with a battery-powered heating element. When the liquid is evaporated, the vapor is drawn from the device through a mouthpiece. Different types of vape devices include:
- Cigalikes (or ‘cig-a-likes’), which are designed to look like a cigarette, often including a light at the tip to replicate the glowing lit end of a cigarette.
- Pod vapes, which work with a closed vape pod or refillable vape pods containing the e-liquid.
- Vape pens, which are small and thin, and have a refillable tank and replaceable coils.
- Box mods, which are large devices with multiple changeable elements that allow advanced customization.
How to choose the perfect vape/e-cigarette?
As switching to vapes can be a whole new experience for adult smokers, there are things to consider when deciding which option is suited to your personal preferences and needs.
- Vape battery
Some vape users, especially those who are looking for a highly customized experience, will investigate box mods, because these vapes can be modified to include bigger batteries for more power. More power generates more heat and can accommodate larger tanks for a longer lasting vaping experience, as well as bigger vape clouds.
Mods allow advanced users to modify their vaping settings to the desired level. However they can be heavy and cumbersome making them complicated for someone to get started with. On the other side pod kits may be simpler to use and maintain, as well as easier to carry around, making it ideal for the adult users who are just at the beginning of their journey of switching from cigarette smoking. A device that belongs to the pod vape category is IQOS VEEV.
Choosing your vape flavor
A crucial element of vaping which may be new to adult smokers is the range of flavors available. E-liquids are available to accommodate for varying tastes, including tobacco and menthol. Switching to vaping from cigarettes exposes the user to many more choices when it comes to flavor, aroma, convenience, and overall experience.
Should I switch from cigarettes to vaping?
If you are an adult who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products, vaping is a better smoke-free alternative to cigarettes. This experience can be highly customized based on your preferences, and there are many options on the market today that make better alternatives compared to cigarettes.
IQOS’ recommendation for e-cigarettes is IQOS VEEV, which is now available in Greece!
Vaping products are not risk-free and they contain nicotine, which is addictive. Vapes or e-cigarettes should not be used by minors, people that have cut out on smoking or people that have never smoked before.