People take up vaping for different reasons. Many people believe it’s a healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, and some use vaping as a way to wean themselves off of nicotine altogether. Whether you’re new to vaping or consider yourself an experienced professional, there are ways you can make vaping even healthier for you.
Avoid potential vaping health risks and increase your vaping enjoyment by following the tips below:
1. Keep Your Vape Clean
Daily maintenance on your vape keeps you happy. You should clean your tank every time you change flavors so you don’t end up with weird tastes, and it helps prevent built-up particles that can bypass the vacuum seal. However, thorough cleaning of your vape should happen once every few weeks to stay safe and healthy. If you’re cleaning your device often, you’ll get better use. Plus you’ll be able to avoid the potential complications of a gunky, dirty vape, which can include bacterial growth or parts breaking before they should.
2. Do Your Research
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With all the different kinds of e-juices and vapes out there, the world of vaping can seem overwhelming, and it’s essential to do your homework before you pick one. Different e-juices have different flavors and concentrations of nicotine, and some flavors can be more toxic than others. Make sure you get your e-juice from a reputable supplier, and that the vape itself isn’t made cheaply. Cheap products can break quickly or have faulty parts that can hurt you. Poorly made batteries have been known to catch fire!
3. Don’t Dry-Hit
“Dry hitting,” or the act of smoking an e-cigarette without any liquid, is the bane of everyone who uses vapes. Because wicks and coils need liquid to function, a dry hit can cause a harsh burning sensation in the back of your throat. Dry hitting doesn’t feel good and can be damaging to your throat over time. Always check your vape before you inhale to make sure you have enough liquid.
4. Use Less Nicotine
Many people start vaping as a way to wean themselves off cigarettes, enjoying the flavor options vaping offers. However, it can sometimes be hard to gauge exactly how much nicotine you’re getting when you smoke.
One of the ways to know exactly how much nicotine you’re using is by making DIY e-juice. It might seem complicated, but creating your own blends and flavors isn’t difficult. And the more you practice, the better you’ll get, which will let you make flavors you might not be able to find in stores. Making your own e-juice also lets you taper off or remove nicotine completely from the equation if you want.
While vaping has been shown to be better for you than traditional cigarettes, there are still health risks associated with it. Using these tips can help make sure that you’re having the best vaping experience possible with minimal risk to your health and safety. Remember, it’s important to be an educated, conscientious vaper.