I Want to Give Up Smoking. Which Kit Should I Buy?

by Daisy Brown

I Want to Give Up Smoking. Which Kit Should I Buy?

Congratulations! You are one of the 400,000 smokers in the UK who have chosen to quit so far this yearand you could not be in safer hands.It is likely that you will have a few questions; vaping is a relatively recent trend and there are so many different vape starter kitsto choose from, but do not worry. In this blog,we will explain how vaping works, discuss which vape kits might suit you, give advice on how to choose an e Liquid and show you how to look after your device.

How do Vapes Work?

Whilst each vape starter kit is different, the devices all have components in common. These include the battery, drip trip, coil and tank. The battery is what powers the device and is the same as the batteries found in phones and laptops. The tank stores your e Liquid, the vape juice that makes up the vapour you inhale. Once you have filled your tank and turned your device on, the vape coil converts the device’s energy to a safe level at which it can heat up your choice of e Liquid. It is helped by a wick, usually made of cotton, which is wrapped tightly around the coil, absorbing the liquid. Once the coil gets warm, the liquid turns into vapour, which you inhale from the drip tip, or mouthpiece, of your device.

How are Vapes Different?

Vape devices differ based on which vape company is manufacturing them, but there may also be some slight alterations to these key components, which changes how the device works. It is possible to purchase coils of differing resistance, which may change the flavour or power of your vape juice.

The resistance of a vape coil is measured in Ohms and if you are new to vaping, we recommend that you purchase kits with Plus Ohm coils, its resistance measuring above 1.0 Ohm. The measurement will be made clear when you purchase your vape kit but a Plus Ohm coil ensures that you have a flavoursome vape without feeling overwhelmed by copious amounts of vapour.

Wicks can also be made from a range of different metals, like steel or copper, and this may change the temperature of the vape.Beginner vapers do not need to worry about wicks as it is unlikely that they will ever see them as they should not need to dissemble their kit, however, wicks and coils do need replacing as they can burn out over time. 

What are E Liquids?

We recommend that beginners start vaping 50/50 e Liquids; this means that the liquid is 50% PG and 50% VG, which gives customers a great balance between flavour and vapour. It gives you time to get used to vaping, as inhaling vapour can be very different to inhaling cigarette smoke and encourages you to try new flavours at your own pace. 

What Nicotine Strength Should I Choose?

myCigara sell four different nicotine strengths: 3, 6, 12 and 18mg. 3mg is the lowest strength, providing a light buzz of nicotine and is ideal for those customers who smoked a few cigarettes a day whereas 18mg, the highest strength, is for those who smoked more than a pack a day. You should choose a strength that will satisfy your cravings and complement your e Liquid, but we also encourage customers to gradually reduce their nicotine consumption.  

The Best Vapes for Beginners: Vape Starter Kits

VapeStarterKits are hassle-free devices directly targeted at beginners. myCigara, and vape companies all over the world, acknowledge that quitting smoking is a big step and these kits are incredibly simple, so customers spend less time worrying about vaping and more time working towards a smoke-free life. It is often used as an umbrella term for more specific devices that are designed with new vapers in mind, like vape pens and pod kits.

The Best Vapes for Beginners: Vape Pens

Vape pens, also known as e-cigarettes, are slim, pen-shaped devices that are popular with newer vapers because their shape pulls on the familiarity of cigarettes. They easily fit into pockets, so they are great for customers who are always on the go and they often have a powerful battery, meaning the device does not have to be charged during the day.

We recommend that customers who were heavily reliant on cigarettes start off with a vape pen and pair it with a tobacco-based liquid or a salt nic, a pure nicotine concentrate which is added to your flavour for an invigorating boost.

A device that would complement this choice of vape juice is the SMOK Nord 19 Vape Pen; its one button design means that this kit is simple to use, with the LED indicator clearly showing your battery levels.

Innokin are another leading brand who are renowned for brilliant kits geared towards beginners; the Innokin T18 II is a great all day vape option and has a unique cotton wick which really enhances the flavour of higher PG liquids.

The Best Vapes for Beginners: Pod Kits

Pod kits are mouth-to-lung vape kits; mouth-to-lung vaping is when you hold vapour in your mouth before inhaling it to your lungs and is how newer customers are advised to vape. They are small, cartridge-like devices that are easy to carry around and they suit PlusOhm vaping because they have a low wattage; this means that they really accentuate the flavours of your e Liquid, perfect for beginners.

Pod kits can come prefilled or empty for your own vape juice and there are two main types, open or closed. A closed pod kit is made up of cartridges that need to be replaced immediately after use whereas an open pod kit uses cartridges that can be refilled before replacement.

Whilst we recommend that you try both kinds of kit to decide which one you prefer, we love the SMOK Nord 2; this sleek cartridge comes in a wide range of eye-catching colours. Not only is the mouthpiece specially designed to fit the contours of the lips, but the transparent window ensures you always know how much liquid you have left.

The Best Vapes for Beginners: Disposable Kits

Disposable vapes are made to be thrown away once the battery has reached zero, making them a great option for newer vapers who want to experiment with device type. They normally come prefilled and in a variety of exciting flavours. We are proud to stock Dinner Lady Disposables; these pen-style kits offer a short yet sweet taste of some of their most delicious vape juices, including their award-winning Lemon Tart. 

What E Liquid Should I put in my Device?

Different devices are designed for different kinds of e Liquid but figuring out which device takes what liquid does not have to be confusing; in fact, you can use the coil resistance as a guide. Coils below 1.0 Ohm (Sub Ohm) work better with vape juices with a higher VG whereas coils with a resistance above 1.0 Ohm (Plus Ohm) suit higher PG liquids.

Most vape starter kits will cater for 50/50 e Liquids, however, many pod kits support both Plus Ohm and Sub Ohm vaping. We know that the customers’ journeys to a smoke-free life are of varying lengths, therefore, we feel that pod kits are a fantastic investment as they allow you to experiment with different coils and vaping experiences once you feel comfortable.

What is Included in a Vape Kit?

Many vape starter kits come with everything you need to get vaping right away. They include the device, battery, a user manual, spare coils, spare parts and a charging cable. Disposable
vapes are one of the only kits to include liquids; you usually have to purchase your own vape juice, allowing for a more unique and personalised experience.

It is also important to note that many of the bigger devices, normally for more experienced vapers, do not have an integrated battery, so they may require you to purchase your own battery. If this is the case, this is clearly stated on our website.

Are Vapes Safe?

We have published an article that discusses and answers this question here, but in short, vaping is as safe as you make it. Here are a few simple tips to ensure that you stay safe whilst vaping.

1.Always buy your vaping products from reputable sellers, whether you are purchasing vape juices, devices or spare parts. Here at myCigara, we are proud to stock safe and reliable products from global vaping leaders like Innokin, Voopoo and Aspire so we know our products are reliable enough to recommend to our customers.

2.Do not modify your device if you are not qualified, as your new ‘device’ may fall short of the strict checks that are there for your safety. You may be putting yourself in danger.

3.Read your user manual and you will find that many vape starter kits have built in safety features to ensure that you get the best vape possible. Top brand Innokin understand the anxieties a new vaper may feel, therefore they are incredibly safety conscious; the Cool Fire Z50 comes equipped with a leakproof and childproof cap and the Endura T18 II has a 15 second cut off time to reduce the risk of accidents. 

What is the Best Vape Starter Kit?

It is completely down to you and your own unique style, but consider the following questions:
what size of device do I want? Do I want a particular style or pattern? What kinds of e Liquids will I be using? How often will I be vaping?

Here at myCigara, we are here to help you, so please come into store if you have any further questions. Regardless of whether you pick a kit from vaping giants Vype or pioneering newcomer Quawins, we are here for you every step of the way.

If you are still wondering ‘what is the best vape to quit smoking?’, ‘what strength e Liquid should I use?’ or ‘how do I clean my vape coil?’, have a browse of our excellent blog posts on the website here or pop into a myCigara store—we are more than happy to help.