A Beginner’s Guide To Vaping And E-Cigarettes


Smoking has been seriously uncool for many years now, but for those with an addiction, it can be difficult to quit, even when faced with serious health issues.

But there’s a new solution in town, and it’s one which promises to make it much easier to quit, without any of the hardship or will-power battles smokers normally have to face.

E-cigarettes and vaping have exploded in popularity in recent times, and are increasingly being enjoyed as an alternative to smoking tobacco products. Offering smokers the freedom to slowly lower their nicotine addiction at a pace which suits them, vaping doesn’t have any of the health problems associated with cigarettes and smells much nicer too.

If you are interested in learning more about vaping and e-cigarettes, this guide will explain everything you need to know.

It’s surprising how quickly a vaping collection can build up

What does vaping mean?

E-cigarettes are also known as personal vaporizers, and are the words used to describe the device which is placed between the lips.

Frequently marketed as an aid to help stopping smoking, the term e-cigarette is often used, even though the activity bears no resemblance to smoking.

When you smoke a cigarette, combustion occurs, with the tobacco and its wrapper burnt away, leaving ash and tar as well as creating carcinogens. Although e-cigarettes may create a cloud which looks similar, it isn’t actually smoke, its vapor.

E-cigarettes heat up a flavored liquid and it’s this vapor which users breathe in. It’s not the same as smoke as nothing is burnt; there’s no ash, no tar and no carcinogens. The act of using an e-cigarette is known as “vaping”.

E-cigarettes are much healthier than traditional cigarettes

Are there different types of e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers?

Vaping uses eLiquids and it is these which provide the unique flavors; eLiquids can either contain nicotine or be nicotine-free.

Vaping can satisfy the nicotine cravings associated with quitting smoking, but as the nicotine is delivered in a different way, it can take a short period to adjust.

If you want to see whether vaping is for you, disposable e-cigarettes can be purchased, either online or at local supermarkets or garages. These can be a useful way to try out the activity and see if you think it’s something you might enjoy.

However, it’s worth pointing out that not all e-cigarettes are made exactly the same way, and there’s also an enormous variance in the quality of the eLiquids used. Therefore, just because you don’t like one doesn’t meant to say none will be suitable for you.

If you want to move on, you can purchase a rechargeable vaping device; this delivers a far more satisfying experience and provides you with more options too.

The benefits of using a rechargeable personal vaporizer

There are a number of different types of personal vaporizer; some are made to look almost identical to a cigarette while others are more akin to a pen.

However, the real difference between them comes in their strength; some rechargeable vaping devices are extremely powerful, delivering a potent “throat hit” which many ex-smokers crave.

The benefit to using rechargeable e-cigarettes rather than disposable comes with the options you have available. Rather than being restricted to a pre-filled cartridge, you can decide the flavor you want to vape and the strength of nicotine you want to use. Many disposable e-cigs only provide very limited options.

Many e-cigarette users choose to have a range of different eLiquids at home, so they can enjoy different flavors at different times of the day. In the morning you may opt for a more refreshing, lighter taste while after dinner a rich and satisfying sweet eLiquid may be your preference.

Whatever design of e-cigarette that you choose, you’ll be able to select your own eLiquids, providing you with the ability to create your very own customized vaping experience.


Vaping is an enjoyable experience that doesn’t suffer any of the same social stigmas as smoking. With lots of different flavors, and the option to choose whether to use nicotine or not, rechargeable e-cigarettes provide you with the flexibility to enjoy your vaping, no matter where you are.