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Vaping For Beginners: What You Need To Get Started

If you’re looking to join the world of vaping, but aren’t quite sure where to start, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are a few things you need to buy when starting your vaping journey.


3 Things Beginners Need To Start Vaping


  1. Tank and Coil

This is essentially the body of your vape device, so obviously a fairly important part. 

There are two different types of tanks that you can choose from:


  • Direct to lung

As it sounds, you’ll inhale the vapour right into your lungs with this type of tank. With lower resistance and higher powered coils, they will consume extra e-juice as more vapour is created. However, the flavour intensity will be greater.


  • Mouth to lung

This tank has a more restrictive draw. This allows you to pull the smoke into your mouth first, thus mimicking the experience of smoking. As a result, these tanks have higher resistance coils, which will prolong the life of your e-juice.


Inside the tank, regardless of which style you choose, is the coil. The coil is responsible for converting the e-juice into vapour. The coil’s wick absorbs the e-juice while the wire heats up, thus allowing the e-juice to evaporate.


  1. E-juice

While having the tank and coil is great, at the end of the day, it would be nice to have the actual product that you vape. E-juice is made up of four main ingredients: vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, food flavourings, and nicotine. However, there are e-juices that are nicotine-free, if that is your preference.

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The food flavours, naturally, create the flavour of your vape. From fruity to dessert-inspired, and everything in between, there are hundreds of flavours to choose from. This allows you to customize your vape experience to your personal taste.


  1. Battery/Mod

Also known as the power source, this is the component that allows you to take your device with you, rather than forcing you to have it plugged in all the time.


Batteries or mods will vary depending on tank and coil heads used. Larger tanks require more energy, and therefore come with a larger battery to ensure the lifespan of your device isn’t terribly short. Some mods are even removable, allowing you to switch it out for a freshly charged one when you’re on the go.


The requirement for batteries can drastically differ based on the tank, so don’t hesitate to speak with a professional at your local Calgary vape shop when purchasing your first kit, as they can advise you on the best fit.


The world of vaping can feel daunting to beginners due to the number of options available. However, once you have your foot in the door, you’ll quickly realize that these choices allow you to make your vaping experience right for you!


All of your vaping needs will be taken care of by the experts at Foggy Gorilla. Happy Vaping! For any questions or inquiries, contact us:

Phone: (403) 764-8273

Email: [email protected] 

Website: https://foggygorillavapeshop.ca/

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