There’s a lot of talk out there about whether vaping is safe or not. However, studies have shown that many long-term smokers see health benefits when they make the switch to an e-cigarette.
They also have the potential to be safely enjoyed by other types of smokers as well, but that’s only if e-cigarettes are used the right way. The trouble is, there are a lot of things that new smokers don’t understand that could be putting them in danger.
No matter why you’re picking up an e-cigarette for the first time, make sure you avoid these common mistakes.
Not Understanding the Dangers of Diacetyl
One of the biggest mistakes smokers make is not understanding the dangers of diacetyl, or even knowing what it is. Diacetyl is an ingredient that is used in many of the foods we eat. You can find it in potato chips, chocolate, and chewing gum. It can also be found in vapes. The trouble is, if it is heated and inhaled, it can cause a condition called popcorn lung.
One of the most important things you can do if you vape is to switch to an e-liquid that doesn’t contain diacetyl. Look for products that have been tested and verified with lab results and certifications to make sure you get a juice that is truly free of this dangerous compound.
Trying to Understand Too Much, Too Fast
There’s a lot to get familiar with when you start vaping. Just a few of the components that go into an e-cigarette include:
- Tank systems
- Drip tips
In addition, you’ll quickly discover that there are tons of e-liquids to choose from, different e-cig brands that come with different bells and whistles, as well as mods and programmable software that can change your vaping experience.
Don’t try and get into doing too much, too soon. Keep things simple by choosing a basic e-cig kit with pre-filled cartridges. As you use your device, you’ll learn what you like and you’ll naturally become familiar with more complex concepts and accessories over time.
Trying to Do It All on Your Own
In today’s day and age, it’s easy to simply hop online and order anything you want. Although you can definitely purchase vaping equipment and accessories online, trying to get into this style of smoking without at least a little help can cause problems.
As mentioned above, e-cigarettes and juice choices can be overwhelming. If you try to do it all on your own, you can bet that you’ll end up with devices, accessories, and flavors that you don’t like at the very least, but they could be dangerous at the very worst.
Do yourself a favor and stop into a vape shop, especially if you’re just getting started. The people working there can help make sure you get a vaping experience you will enjoy from the very beginning.
Using the Wrong Charger
In today’s world, you can use most chargers with most devices. The keyword is most. When it comes to e-cigarettes, it’s not a good idea to use any charger other than the one that came with your vaporizer when you purchased it.
Not charging your e-cig properly can lessen its life and destroy the battery. Not only does that mean you will be spending more money on a new e-cigarette sooner than you’d like, it can compromise your smoking experience.
If you do need a replacement charger, take your device into your local vape shop and they can recommend a new charger that will work.
Buying the Cheapest Vaping Products You Can Find
Although it never hurts to look for good deals, cheaper isn’t always better. That’s definitely the case when it comes to vaping.
Cheap equipment will break down faster, and it isn’t likely to provide you with the flavor and vapor experience you’re looking for.
It’s even worse if you try and cut corners on e-liquid. Not only might you end up with juice you don’t like, you could end up with toxic flavors that contain ingredients that can make you sick. Diacetyl is one example, but other flavor combinations and ingredients can potentially have a negative effect on your health.
If you make the choice to vape, either because you like it or you want to make the switch from traditional cigarettes, you’re in for quite the learning experience! Take things slow and avoid these mistakes to make sure your experience with e-cigarettes is as safe and healthy as possible.