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A common reason why some people are scared to transition from smoking to vaping is they don’t understand e-liquids. There is so much to learn, so it’s easier if I don’t learn at all! While it’s true that there are some things you need to know before purchasing e-liquids in NZ, it’s not a complicated process.
In fact, it’s going to be one of the easiest and most affordable things you do regarding your smoking habits. Just avoid making these mistakes, and you’ll be stamping out your last cigarette for good in no time.
Purchasing the Wrong Flavour
Purchasing the wrong flavour is not the end of the world. It can take some time to figure out what you like and prefer when you first start vaping. However, do your homework before you start shopping for e-liquids in NZ. You can then improve your chances of getting a flavour you like the first time around.
When you’re new to vaping and unsure if it’s right for you, purchasing a flavour that doesn’t work for you can negatively impact your quit smoking journey. It can make you think that vaping isn’t right for you, that it tastes awful, and will never be something you choose.
In reality, it can take trial and error. Even if you do choose a flavour that’s not right for you – don’t give up. Talk to an e-liquids expert so that you can establish your likes and dislikes from the beginning.
Not Getting the Quantity Right
The most common e-liquid bottle sizes are 30mL, 60mL, and 120mL. If you’re not sure which size best suits your needs, consider trialling a flavour during a sale or promotion to save money while deciding.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is buying bottles that don’t fit their needs. You can avoid that problem by doing your homework.
Talk to people who currently vape to see how long their vape liquids last them. And, if you’ve never used e-liquids before, then consider buying the smallest possible bottle. By doing so, you can avoid wastage if you find the flavour isn’t to your liking.
If you do find a flavour you like, larger volumes can be the most cost-effective option for you. They last you longer, and you don’t have to order bottles as frequently.
Getting the Nicotine Strength Wrong
Nicotine strength is not something that smokers need to worry about. The nicotine is already in the cigarettes, and you get as much as you need with every smoke. That’s not the case with vape liquids. The more cigarettes you smoked before transitioning to vaping, the higher your nicotine strength in e-liquid would need to be. At least, initially.
Smokers trying to transition to vaping sometimes find that vaping is not enough to “hit the spot”. Primarily, that’s to do with your nicotine strength of choice. The more homework you do on what may suit you the best, the more comfortable you can be with vaping.
Many new vapers start with higher nicotine strengths of around 12 to 24mg. They then work their way down to 6mg, 3mg, and then 0mg.
Not Researching E-Liquid Types
Did you know there are two common e-liquid types on the market – freebase and nicotine salts? Freebase nicotine is what you will find in your typical cigarette, and tends to be available in 0-24mg dosages. Nicotine salts, on the other hand, offers a smoother hit and higher strengths up to around 48mg.
Which e-liquid type you choose is a personal choice. However, speaking to vape experts can ensure you choose one that’s as well-matched to your current smoking habits as possible.
Not Choosing High-Quality Vape Products
Many people decide to give up smoking because it’s expensive. Vaping is a far more affordable option while also being less harmful to your health. Still, some people like to take those cost savings even further by choosing the cheapest e-liquids they can find.
However, new and experienced vapers should only ever buy e-liquids from reputable suppliers. By doing so, you can be sure that what you are purchasing has been manufactured to current standards in a controlled environment.
Health professionals also don’t recommend making your own vape juice. Healthline stated: Doing that comes with its own risks as handling the chemicals can be dangerous, namely the concentrated liquid nicotine being added to the other chemicals.
For your safety and peace of mind, always shop with reputable e-liquid stockists in NZ. You may be surprised at how cost-effective they are.
Time to Purchase E-Liquids
Now that you know some of the most common mistakes people make when they first start vaping, you can actively avoid them. If you’re not sure where to begin, talk to a vape store worker. They will have you matched with a flavour, bottle size, and nicotine strength in no time.