Most who haven’t tried vaping before think that it’s a fun and leisurely activity. However, when they try it for the first time, they’re often put off. Unfortunately, they had a bad experience since most have done it blindly.
On the other hand, most vapers done with their honeymoon phase are now looking for something different—you might be one of them. Thankfully, there are ways to enhance your vaping experience without you letting go of vaping.
How to Enhance Your Vaping Experience
Choose a Suitable Vaping Device
Your vaping experience primarily depends on your device. Get a vape pen or a Fume vape if you want more control over your flavor and not throw electronics away. Choose a disposable if you don’t like tinkering with your atomizer every day or recharge a Fume vape. Buy a box mod if you want to vape with thick clouds for a long time.
In some cases, you may want to own different vaping devices. It’s common for vapers to have different moods for vaping. Sometimes, you just want to relax, do some chill vaping, and get a disposable or pod. Sometimes, you might want to perform some cloud tricks and use a powerful box mod.
And if you’re into mystic arts and horoscopes, you’d be interested to find out that there’s a matching vape device for your zodiac sign!
However you put it, you subject your face to an electronic device that operates on high wattage every time you vape. Most vaping devices have a wattage of around 5W–80W. For comparison, most smartphones consume around 2.5W on constant use.
As such, you must treat your vaping device with care and prioritize safety as much as you can. While most modern vaping devices are relatively safe, hazards (e.g., burning, scalding, and electric shock) still exist.
Find the Right Juice for You
Aside from getting the best device for you and knowing the dos and don’ts of vape maintenance, you should also be aware of the second most important factor affecting your vaping experience—your e-juice. Know that choosing the right flavor, amount of nicotine, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) ratio, and flavor add-ons (e.g., menthol, sweeteners, etc.) in your e-juice is crucial for you to enjoy vaping.
Know that finding the right juice for you will take a lot of time and a bit of money on the side. So take your time shopping and be adventurous for a few weeks. While you’re still on your search, consider buying small bottles (10 ml) or getting a hold of sample packs (5 ml) first, if possible.
Store and Use your Juice Properly
Depending on various factors, the duration of your e-liquid’s flavor consistency varies. Regardless of those factors, it’s best to follow the best practices listed below when it comes to handling e-juice:
Store your juice bottles away from direct sunlight.
Store them at room temperature or a few degrees colder.
Always shake the bottle before you use or store them.
Prevent any dirt or debris from reaching or settling on your bottle’s tip—wipe the tip right away if it gets dirty.
Close the cap or lid whenever you’re done dripping or refilling your device. (1)
Drink More Water
Note that PG and VG are humectants. Humectants are ingredients that attract water molecules. As the PG and VG in vapor form pass through your mouth and nose, it can draw out moisture. And this results in water accumulating in your nose and your mouth getting dry. (2)
You might have noticed that effect after rapidly taking hits for an hour or so. While it’s not a cause of concern health-wise, a dry mouth can ruin your vaping experience. To combat this, drink more water regularly, especially if you chain vape.
Give Yourself Some Rest
Aside from experiencing a dry mouth, you can also experience vaper’s tongue after vaping for quite some time. This condition directly affects how you taste the flavor of your e-liquid. Primarily, it makes you feel like you’re vaping water, even if the juice you’re vaporizing has a strong flavor. (3)
Vaper’s tongue is primarily caused by dehydration, dry mouth, and repeated exposure to the same flavor for a long time. There are multiple ways to treat, counter, and avoid vaper’s tongue. Here are a few ways to mitigate the effects of vaper’s tongue:
Vape a different flavor when your main juice starts to taste bland.
Drink more water, as mentioned earlier.
Make sure to brush your teeth and tongue.
Inhale or taste a strong scent like lemon juice or coffee.
Stop vaping and give yourself some rest.
Conclusion on How to Enhance Your Vaping Experience
Those are the things you can do to enhance your vaping experience. And here’s a bonus tip: follow the rules when it comes to vaping.
Don’t vape in places where you’re not allowed to smoke. Only throw your disposables where you throw batteries, ink cartridges, and the like. And avoid borrowing and lending vape devices, especially with viral airborne diseases going around.
While vaping responsibly won’t affect your enjoyment directly, it can positively impact the vaping community. Multiple groups constantly challenge many aspects of vaping. If you want to avoid getting banned or restricted from the community, help maintain its clean reputation by vaping responsibly.
- “How To Use E Liquid”, Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Use-E-Liquid
- “E-Cigarette, Or Vaping, Products Visual Dictionary”, Source: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/pdfs/ecigarette-or-vaping-products-visual-dictionary-508.pdf
- “Vaper’s Tongue – Why It Happens & How To Fix It”, Source: https://e-cigreviews.org.uk/vapers-tongue/