Being new to vaping can leave you confused, especially with the range of devices that are available to choose from. However, it is not as confusing as it might seem. What’s more, it means that you can find a device that fits your needs. So, what devices are available?
Disposable e-cigarettes are the easiest way to get into vaping. They cost around £6 and are the equivalent of a pack of 20 cigarettes. You do not need to charge them, refill them or perform any maintenance such as changing coils. You simply pick them up, inhale and hey presto! You are now a vaper.
Disposable kits are also great as an emergency back up device for if you run out of battery on your e-cigarette and you are nowhere near a place to charge your kit. Simply keep one handy and then there is no need to go without.
Pre filled pod systems would be the next step up from disposable e-cigs, as you do not need to replace atomisers (heating coils).
However, unlike disposables, when the battery runs out, you can charge it. When the pod runs out of liquid, simply pop another pod in and off you go!
This would be one of the easiest ways to get into vaping, if you would prefer to have a device that is going to last, instead of throwing away your e-cigarette after usage.
Starter kits are another way to jump into the world of vaping. They can come in many shapes and forms, but all work in the same way.
They have replaceable parts, such as atomisers, which is the component of an e-cigarette that creates the vapour from the e-liquid and over time, the cotton in the atomiser will start to wear out, at which point it will need replacing.
But this means that your e-cigarette will carry on going, whereas when your disposables battery goes or liquid runs out, you need to replace the full unit, but with starter kits, you charge the battery, fill the liquid and change atomisers when necessary.
They are really easy to use, just click and go, easy to fill, easy to change parts and with USB charging, you can even plug them in on the bus!
Like starter kits, these e-cigarettes also require you to change atomisers and fill the tank. But they are generally smaller devices, with a decent battery life and a great go-to device.
Most pod systems also have the availability to provide both MTL (mouth to lung) inhales, like you would a cigarette, as well as DTL (direct to lung) vaping like the intermediate or “sub-ohm” devices.
This means that depending on the atomiser that you have installed in your device (1.0ohm or above is for starter kit liquids, anything below is for sub-ohm liquids) you can use any of the flavours available on the market and you are not restricted to starter kit liquids for your starter kit, or visa-versa for your sub-ohm device.
These are highly popular devices as they provide users with the ability to alter the settings on their e-cig, such as the wattage (power), the higher the wattage, the hotter the coil inside will heat up and create more vapour.
They are a little more complicated than your starter kits, but nothing that reading the instruction manual cannot help with.
This would be a step up from starter kits in the way that you can personalise your settings and find the sweet spot for each liquid you add into your tank.