Vape Like a Pro: 14 Vaping Tips for Beginners

August 09, 2018

woman using vaping tips to vape like a pro outdoors

The world of vaping may seem intimidating and overwhelming to those just starting out, but with a few helpful vaping tips, you'll be well on your way to vaping like a pro in no time at all. Between choosing the best e-liquids, how to use e-liquids, maintaining your vape, and overall adding vaping into your daily life, you may be left scratching your head with questions. Lucky for you, you're in the right place.

We've put together a quick list of the top 14 beginner vaping tips to get you on your way to the best vaping experience possible. Say goodbye to harmful cigarettes and hello to the incredible world of vaping!

The Best Vaping Tips for Beginners

1. Invest in Premium E-Liquids 

Trust us, it's worth putting a little extra money down for a high-quality e-liquid. You may find cheap Chinese e-liquids online, but you're putting yourself at risk. Often low-quality e-liquids contain impurities, which can make you pretty sick. Unless you're excited about doctor bills, stick to a reputable US manufacturer. Premium vapor juices use pure, medical-grade nicotine, food-grade ingredients, and have a phenomenal reputation. Do your research!

2. It's All About the Taste

One of the most exciting and important parts of a terrific vaping experience is which flavors you choose. There are plenty of stores which offer a variety of sample packs to let your taste buds explore. You can choose from many categories of flavors including tobacco, dessert flavors, food, candy, savory, drinks, and more! You can even mix and match flavors to create your own unique combination. The possibilities are endless.

3. Know Your PG/VG Ratios

picture of an e-liquid bottle from Velvet Cloud and various items on a table

We're here to give you the lowdown on PG/VG ratios. You see, high or 100 VG (vegetable glycerin) e-liquids produce thicker smoke and smoother hits. Low VG juice creates smaller clouds and a deeper "throat hit". So, depending on the cloud effect and flavor you're wanting to achieve, you'll need to decide your preference on a higher or lower VG. High VG juice is typically considered better quality in terms of fewer allergies, no throat hit, being naturally sweet, and providing killer smoke clouds.

4. E-Liquid Maintenance

There's more than just buying and vaping when it comes to e-liquids. For starters, it's very important to shake your e-juices before every use. Why? Doing so mixes up the PG/VG and nicotine levels to ensure you get the best quality vape every time. Also, make sure to keep your e-liquids out of direct sunlight which can decrease the nicotine levels. Another definite no-no is leaving your e-liquid bottles open. Letting it breathe for a few minutes if the flavor is too intense is perfectly fine, but leaving it open any longer than 30 minutes will greatly sacrifice the flavor of the juice.

5. Dark Room = Richer Flavor

If you ever buy a bottle of premium e-liquid that seems stale or is lacking in the flavor department, try letting it sit in a dark room for a week or two. Much like fine wine, most e-juices offer a richer flavor after allowing the flavors to marinate together in a dark place for a few weeks.

6. Plastic Tank Warnings

Acidic flavors such as menthols, citrus, essential oils, and cinnamon can wrap or crack plastic tanks (a majority of vape starter kits come with plastic tanks, so beginners beware). If you're crazy about these types of acidic flavors make sure to invest in a quality glass or pyrex tank to avoid any potential damage. Better safe than sorry.

7. Clean Your E-Tank Regularly

On a regular basis, make sure you're emptying and cleaning out your e-tank. It's really simple to do and should be done at least once a week. Simply disassemble your vape, pour out remaining e-liquid, and rinse the tank, mouthpiece, and atomizer under running, hot water. Let everything air dry. If you don't perform this on a regular basis, you'll likely end up with nasty build-up, leaks, and bad tasting flavors.

8. Check Battery Connections

Checking your battery connections regularly will ensure your battery and vape are working correctly to prevent any issues. All you need to do is unscrew the battery and check for any e-juice buildup on the parts where the battery and atomizer connect with one another. Wipe off any grime and you're done! 

9. Change Your Coils

Your coils directly affect your vaping experience, and beginners often don't realize how important it is to do this step. When you start noticing any buildup on your coils or the flavor turns into a burnt and repulsive flavor, it's time to change them! After you've changed your coil, you'll want to prime the wicks with e-liquid to avoid any bad tasting, dry hits right afterward. The next time you go to vape, take a few quick hits without inhaling to allow the flavor to even back out.

10. Keep Extra Batteries Handy

If your current battery dies, you're out of luck. It's smart to keep an extra set so you can switch them out easily. You'll never have to wait hours for it to charge to get your next hit! Keeping extra batteries in your purse or at work is also a good idea to ensure you always have a reliable backup ready to go.

11. Multiple Flavors, Multiple Tanks

Velvet Cloud Nutty Cookie e-liquid flavor bottle

Can't decide between the tangy Harvest Berry or mouthwatering Nutty Cookie? We don't blame you - they're both delicious. If you do have more than one favorite flavor, it's worth it to invest in an extra tank to save time and not be a victim to "flavor ghosting". No more rinsing and cleaning tanks and wicks every single time you want to switch flavors! Simply switch tanks and you're good to go.

12. Avoid Vaper's Tongue

Sometimes when you vape a single flavor of e-juice for so long you're not able to taste the flavor anymore. It's called vaper's tongue, but don't freak out and rush to the doctor, because it's not a serious condition. In fact, it happens to many e-cigarette users. We just wanted to give you the heads up so you can avoid it. It's a quick and easy fix! Switch to a new flavor for a little while and then go back to the original flavor. Also drinking lots of water and keeping hydrated will help with vaper's tongue, too.

13. Vaping On-the-Go

If you often vape on-the-go, keep a small bandana or cloth with you to clean up any leaks. You can also wrap it up to protect your vape and/or e-liquids from damage while you're out and about.

14. Have Fun and Experiment!

Far too many people give up too easily because they started with the wrong flavors, didn't like their device, or didn't have the proper information to help them along. Don't give up and don't be afraid to experiment to find out what works best for YOU.

You're on Your Way to Becoming a Pro Vaper!

Everyone's different, therefore everyone's vaping story will look a little different. Take the time to find premium, delicious e-juice flavors and learn how to use/maintain your device. This will make all the difference in the world. Follow these helpful beginner vaping tips and you'll become a vaping pro in no time at all. The vaping world is incredible, and we can't wait until you unleash the full experience.