A Beginner’s Guide to Vaping

A Beginner’s Guide to Vaping

In ‘Vaping and Quitting Smoking’, Health Canada says: “Though vaping products are relatively new and research into their long-term effects is ongoing, researchers have already established that switching completely to vaping nicotine is less harmful than continuing to smoke.” 1

In light of Health Canada’s statement, switching from smoking to vaping is a good decision. Think of it not so much as quitting something, but starting something new. This beginner's guide is designed to provide important information and practical tips for beginners. 

Keep Things Simple

Start with a basic vape pen or a simple refillable pod system. These devices are beginner-friendly, easy to use, portable, and come in various form factors and colours to suit your personality.

Options For Nicotine Strength

Nicotine strength in e-liquid varies from 0mg to 50mg. For reference, most smokers absorb 1-2 mg. of nicotine per cigarette. 

Choose the Right Nicotine Type

The two main forms of nicotine used in e-liquids are freebase nicotine and nicotine salts. Freebase is the most common type and is known for its smooth throat hit. You can see some of these types of regular e-liquids on our website. Nicotine salts, on the other hand, are absorbed more quickly by the body, giving a more satisfying experience. You can find these in our salt nic e-liquid category online.

Stay Hydrated

Vaping can sometimes make you feel dehydrated, which in turn can lead to side effects like headaches and fatigue. So it is essential to drink plenty of water. 

Finding Your Favourite Flavour

This is the fun part! There are so many flavours of e-liquids available. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Tobacco: Flavours that mimic tobacco, from mild to bold. We even have some e-liquid from Don Cristo for a Monte Cristo cigar experience.
  • Fruity: A full spectrum of fruit flavours, including peach, mango, berry, watermelon, and many more.
  • Minty: Fresh mint flavours, including peppermint, spearmint, and menthol. 
  • Drinks: Think coffee, cola, energy drinks, and more. 
  • Desserts: Imagine puffing on custard or cake.
  • Combo Flavours: As if there aren't enough flavours, there are many combination options like strawberry and banana, praline espresso latte, toasted coconut vanilla bourbon, and many more.

Parting Words

Browse our extensive vaping options online. Explore devices and flavours to find your new favourites while switching from smoking to vaping with this beginner’s guide. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please click here to fill out our contact form, and our team will be delighted to help you.

  1. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Committee on the Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, Eaton, D. L., Kwan, L. Y., & Stratton, K. (Eds.)., 2018. Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. National Academies Press (US). 


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