First-Time Vapers: How to Avoid Beginner Mistakes

July 30, 2021

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Dear first-time vapers, you only get to experience your very first time vaping exactly once. This means that it's worth putting a little thought into exactly how you're going to set up this experience. Here are a few tips for avoiding the pitfalls that other beginner vapers make when setting up their first experience. If you avoid a few of these, you'll make it more likely that you won't have an uncharacteristic first time which might give you the wrong idea about what kind of fun vaping can be.

First-Time Vapers Should Always Go Premium

the first rule of thumb for first-time vapers is to always go premium. The consensus is overwhelming online, you always want to go with premium juice. Don't try to save a few bucks by doing something strange like buying in bulk or finding the cheapest liquid you can find. The extra few dollars you save could just ruin the whole thing for you.

Many first-time vapers figure they will be as economical as possible and get the best of both worlds. However, this isn't an area where going cheap is a good idea. This applies to the e-Liquid as well as the vaporizer and other equipment as well. It all has to work well together for the best experience, so make sure you get the best stuff.

Since you're committed to doing this, it's going to be worth it to do it right. The difference between premium juice and something economical is going to be absolutely huge. Considering your first pull is probably going to shape how you view vaping from then on out, you want to give it the best shot that you possibly can.

All that is to say, get the good stuff!

Don't Go Too Fast

Many first-time vapers just take drag after drag in a row without stopping until they pass out since they're so excited. While excitement is one hundred percent understandable, you don't want to overdo it. Just breathe it in and out slowly, and get a feel for it. You want to get a sense of how you like it, and what you think of the current liquid you're using.

If you just switch out liquids a hundred times in a row, you may not even remember what you actually thought of each one. It's definitely a balance. You're going to want to spend plenty of time with each liquid to get your full opinion, but then definitely move on to at least a few more over the course of however many days or weeks so that you get a feel for your favorites.

Going too fast as a fist-time vaper is also just going to make you cough and get sick anyway. There's a bit of a learning curve when it comes to learning how to do it all perfectly.

Don't Suck Too Hard

While this is also good general advice, when it comes specifically to vaping, you're going to want to make sure you don't suck in too hard, or you're going to end up with a mouth full of e-juice instead of the smoke that you want. First-time vapers should remember, if you suck in too hard, you could potentially draw some juice in through the vent. Instead, just take a nice small drag, quick and easy, in order to get the vape into your lungs.

If you do end up with juice instead of vapor, this is how you correct it, namely by just easing up a bit.

Try a Bit of Everything

While going slow is important, it's also important that you don't end up with too much of a one-dimensional experience because you're only trying one kind of juice.

One common mistake first-time vapers make is to decide what their best eLiquid is right off the bat, and only go with whatever they think they might like and stick only with that. As important as your first time is, your second and third times are also going to be important as you find what works best for you.

For example, maybe you love fruity dessert flavors, and the perfect flavor for sending you on your journey is going to be something like Strawb-Gwab, which is a combination of strawberry and guava which will send you straight to the moon with fruity goodness. Alternatively, maybe you're more of a melon person and would like to experience a Melonomenon. Instead, maybe you'd like to meet Catherine the Grape, or a dessert flavor. 

The point is, there are a huge number of flavors out there and you're never going to know exactly what works best for you until you give at least a few of them a go. We suggest visiting our website, Velvet Cloud, for the best e-liquid flavors. 

Melonomenon flavored e-liquid vape juice for first-time vapers from Velvet Cloud next to a bowl of fresh melons


Charge It Up

One thing that can ruin your first experience is going to take a drag of vape and having the thing die on you so that you don't get anything. That's why it's important that you charge your device fully before you start using it. It can be tempting to charge it just enough so that it works, but a lot of first-time vapers do that and estimate incorrectly.

It'll be worth waiting a bit longer until you have a fully charged vaporizer with that strong green indicator on it. After that, nothing else will get in your way from having your best first experience.

Don't Skimp on the Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin, or VG, is an effective ingredient in premium vapor juice. It even has a seal of safety from the Food and Drug Administration, and it produces a big, beautiful and thick cloud of vapor that many find satisfying. Going with a max VG juice also will ensure that it's sweet enough for your first try. It's going to be an excellent choice for first-time vapers, in other words.

It's often the case that premium high VG e-liquid can make or break your first experience.

Getting Started and Doing It Your Way

Overall, the most important thing is to do it in a way that works for you. This means experimentation and having fun with it. In other words, if it's working for you, then just go with it. Get your vaporizer, get your e-juice, and give it a shot! 

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