The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Vaping: Getting Started Safely

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Vaping: Getting Started Safely

31st Jul 2023

Hey there, vape enthusiasts and curious folks! So, you're thinking about vaping, and you're itching to know more? Well, you've landed in the right spot! This ultimate beginner's guide is here to walk you through everything you need to know about vaping and how to get started safely. No worries, we'll keep it chill and easy to follow!

Vaping: What Is it Anyway?

Okay, let's break it down real simple. Vaping is all about inhaling vapor from an electronic device, aka vape or e-cigarette. What was once done by burning smelly tobacco is now done through vapes which heat up e-liquids to create vapor you can puff on.

But here's the kicker! You can choose e-liquids with or without nicotine, and there are a gazillion flavors to try out!

Understanding Vaping Devices

Now, when it comes to vaping devices, they come in all shapes and sizes. You've got your batteries, atomizers, tanks, and mouthpieces - all part of the vape fam.

Don't worry; we won't geek out with all the tech stuff. Here's the basics:

  • Battery: The power source of the vape device, usually rechargeable and available in various capacities.
  • Atomizer: The heating element responsible for converting e-liquids into vapor.
  • Tank or Cartridge: The container that holds the e-liquid, and in some cases, the heating coil (in replaceable coil systems).
  • Mouthpiece: The part through which the user inhales the vapor.

Now when it comes to vaping devices, there are two main types and here's what you need to know:

  1. Pod systems: Pod systems are compact, user-friendly, and often ideal for beginners.
  2. Box mods: These offer a bit more customization for those who like to tinker.


Choosing the Right Vape Device

When it comes to selecting the right device, it comes down to what suits your style and needs.

You need to consider the battery life, after all, no one likes running out of juice when they're out and about. Remember, that if you are new to vaping, opt for a device that's easy to operate and maintain.

It might be worthwhile to consider if the device has a replaceable coil system, or make sure to check for the availability and variety of coils should you need to change it.

You can check out some of the devices we provide such as the GeekVape Max 100 or just go for the Geek Vape T200 Kit and save yourself the hassle.

A sure-proof way always comes down to reviews and recommendations from experienced vapers who can offer some insights into the performance and reliability of different devices.

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Vape Device Setup and Safety Measures

Alright, it's unboxing time! But before you start puffing away, read the manual, that little booklet has some useful tips.

Remember to:

  • Charge the Battery: Before using your vape for the first time, ensure the battery is fully charged. Most devices come with a USB cable for convenient charging.
  • Prime the Coil: If your device has a replaceable coil, prime it with e-liquid before installing it. This involves saturating the coil with e-liquid to prevent dry hits and extend its lifespan.
  • Fill the Tank: Carefully fill the tank with your chosen e-liquid, ensuring not to overfill or spill any liquid into the device.
  • Adjust Settings: If your device allows for customization, start with lower settings and gradually increase to find your preferred vaping experience.
  • Safety Precautions: Use the correct charging cable, and avoid exposing your device to extreme temperatures or water.
  • Storage: When not in use, store your vape device in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

E-liquids and Nicotine Strengths

Now, let's get to the tasty part - e-liquids! These babies come in a gazillion flavors, from fruity goodness to dessert paradise and everything in between. You'll feel like a kid in a candy store! And guess what? You can decide if you want nicotine in your mix or not.

If you're trying to kick the old cig habit, start with a similar nicotine strength to your smokes, and then you can slowly ease down if you want to. Also, make sure to get e-liquids from reliable brands.


Vaping Techniques and Inhalation Styles

There's really no need to overthink this. Just let it come naturally. But in case you find yourself in a conversation about vaping, here's some of the terminology you need to know.

  • Direct Lung (DL) Inhale: Means, inhaling the vapor directly into your lungs, similar to taking a deep breath. This technique is popular among experienced vapers and produces more significant vapor clouds.
  • Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) Inhale: This means inhaling the vapor into your mouth first, hold it for a moment, then inhale it into your lungs. This technique is similar to smoking cigarettes and is commonly used by beginners.
  • Controlled Exhale: To create impressive vapor tricks, vapers use controlled exhales done by pushing the vapor out slowly with their tongues or through the nose.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Hey, we've all been beginners once, so here are some no-no's to avoid. Don't chain vape like there's no tomorrow; give your vape a breather. Remember to give your device some TLC by cleaning and maintaining it regularly. Read more about storing e-liquids and maintaining device safety here.

Vaping Etiquette and Regulations

Okay, now that you're all set to be a vape ninja, don't forget about proper etiquette and following the rules. Vape in designated areas, just like where you can smoke. Read more about the proper vaping etiquette here.


There you have it, friends! The ultimate beginner's guide to vaping, laid back and easy to follow. Vaping can be a flavor-filled adventure and a way to say goodbye to those old smelly cigs. Pick your dream vape, find your fave e-liquids, and puff away like a pro.