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New to Vaping? 5 Things to Know

Are you new to vaping? Are you unsure of what to buy, how to get setup, and the best way to have an enjoyable experience?

Even if vaping is new to you, there’s something to remember: everyone has to start somewhere. A little bit of knowledge can go a long way, so here are five things you need to know:

1. The Way it Works is Simple

Vaping is not nearly as complicated as it sounds. In simple terms, the tank of your vaping device holds the e-juice of your choosing. Upon activating your device, the coils heat up, the juice evaporates, and you inhale.

While there are other things to think about – such as how different devices work – the basics are all you need to know when getting started.

2. There is More than One Type of Experience

Before vaping for the first time, think about what you hope to get out of the experience. Answer questions such as:

  • Are you seeking the same kind of feeling that you get from traditional cigarettes?
  • Are you more attracted to the sensory aspects, such as a particular flavor?
  • Do you have a particular type of device in mind, such as one that’s easy to conceal?

Answers to these questions can lead you toward the experience you’re seeking.

3. There are Many Devices to Choose From

You don’t have to purchase the first vaping device you come across. Instead, compare a variety of options to ensure yourself of making the right decision.

For example, if a strong nicotine hit is what you’re after, opt for a device with a heating element designed with a high level of resistance.

There are hundreds of vaping devices on the market, so make a list of your favorites and then compare the pros and cons of each one.

4. E-juice Comes in Many Flavors

One of the primary benefits of vaping is access to a variety of e-juice flavors. This provides the opportunity to customize your experience.

At SaltBae, we have 15+ flavors to choose from, with the following five among the most popular:

  • Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookie
  • Blue Raspberry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Caramel Tobacco

There’s no way of knowing which flavor you’ll fall in love with, so don’t hesitate to experiment with several.

5. There is Some Maintenance Required

This doesn’t mean you’ll spend hours on end cleaning and swapping out parts, but maintenance is important to extending the life of your device.

For example, as your coils wear out, take immediate action. Failing to do so will impact the effectiveness of your device, thus hindering your experience.

With coils, you have three options regarding maintenance:

  • Remove and clean your coils
  • Use rebuildable coils
  • Buy new coils and swap them for old ones as necessary

The more you learn about vape maintenance the easier it becomes to diagnose common problems and make the necessary changes.


If you’re new to vaping, these five points will help you better understand what you need to do.

As the days go by, your comfort level with your device, e-liquid, and the industry in general will grow. Soon enough, you’ll consider yourself a pro!
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