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Vaping 101

Vaping devices have changed a lot over the years and they continue to do so. The range to choose from can make it seem a little overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. With so many different varieties of devices and tanks out there, we get asked all the time “what device is good to start out with?”.  

Why Basic is Best

For most people, if something is too difficult or hard from the get-go, they are less likely to use it. Another scenario is using a device that is too powerful giving you a bad experience and being put off by it. Gaining experience is key! Almost like training wheels, basic devices are a great way to get you started and used to vaping.  Here are some examples of popular devices for beginners.

Single Button Devices


Taking all the guess work away are single button function options like Pen and some Pod style devices.  With their internal battery and pre-set wattage, the only thing you need to focus on is charging the device, priming the coil and filling the tank. The functionality of these devices make them so easy to use and get you used to vaping.


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Box Mods

If Pen style or Pod systems isn’t something you’re after, there are a range of Box Mods that are easy to use and great for a first device.  

A lot of Box Mods give you more features such as the ability to set specific wattage’s but there are still options for think free vaping such as the Joyetech D22. This single button Box Mod has a larger internal battery compared to Pen styles and produces up to 50W of power.

Another great beginner Box Mod is the Aegis Mini. Powered by an internal battery Features of this device include the ability to change the maximum wattage setting anywhere from 5W-80W.




These are just some examples to show the difference between some device types. There are many more available that are suitable for beginners. What ever you choose, when the time comes and you want to upgrade, a good first device is always handy to keep as a back up.


Thankfully kits and tanks come with pre-installed and spare coils. What you need to know is coils burn out overtime and need to be replaced. How often this happens depends on your device and how you vape. Generally its around 2-3 weeks but everyone is different. You will know when its time to change your coil when you start to get a burnt taste. For more information about coils including how to prime head over to Wrapping Your Head Around Coils.




E-liquid, e-juice, juice is made from a combination of VG (Vegetable Glycerine), PG (Propylene Glycol) and of course, flavour. PG is thinner, holds more flavour and produces more of a “throat hit” than VG. VG is thicker and gives you a smoother throat hit. How much juice you go through also differs from person to person as it depends on how much you vape. For more information about juice, head over to What is Vape E-Liquid all About?



External Batteries

Some devices require external batteries that you will need to purchase as they arent included when you buy a kit or mod on its own. These rechargeable batteries come in different power strengths depending on the device. Not to worry, each device will tell you what battery/batteries you need. The good thing about external battery devices is the ability to carry spare ones so you never have to worry about a flat battery. Unless you forget to take them with you or charge them up.



We are Here to Help

Hopefully this has given you a better idea about vaping devices and things to consider. No doubt you still have questions and we are here to help! Feel free to come into the shop, give us a call or send us an email.


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