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Vaping 101: Choosing Your Starter Kit

31st Mar 2021

E Cigarette 101

Of all the decisions to make when you first try vaping, choosing the right starter kit is the most difficult. There are so many different options available that it can feel overwhelming and leave you feeling a little lost.

In today’s post we’re going to take things back to basics and go over some of the main questions you need to ask yourself before you purchase your first V2 Cigs starter kit. While we hope this post will give you all the information you need, if you have any other questions after reading please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert  customer service team. We also have further reading in our Vaping 101 section.

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Before You Start Vaping with V2 Vape Products

First of all, let’s take a look at some simple questions to ask yourself before you get started. If it helps, jot your answers down on a piece of paper so you can refer back to them when choosing your kit:

  • If you smoke but don't vape with V2Cigs, vaping is an effective route away from cigarette smoking.
  • How often will you be vaping?
  • What nicotine strength will suit your needs?
  • Will you be vaping at work, at home, on the go, or both?
  • What is your budget? Do you want to start small or go for the highest quality?
  • What type of accessories will you want to add on?

It’s important to know the answer to these questions before you start browsing the list of starter kits available, as each of our e cigarette starter kits has been designed to cater to a specific type of vaper’s needs. We want you to choose the best e-cigarette and high quality e-liquid for your vaping habits, so it’s well worth taking the time to consider your wants and needs before making your first purchase.

E-Cigarette Starter Kit Range


All the V2 Cigs UK e cig starter kits come with the basics you need to get started: a battery, a charger and some e-liquid. Aside from the three basic components mentioned previously, each of our kits is different as it’s important to us to meet your individual vaping needs. Some of our kits feature longer-lasting batteries, some come with a variety of different e liquid flavours and some come with handy on-the-go accessories, like carry cases.

Our starter kits are split into three main ranges: Classic Cartridges, E-Liquids and Vaporizers. Each range is made up of multiple kits that offer different features, benefits and price points and our hope is that each new vaper can find the perfect fit from our choice of sixteen starter kits.

Our basic vape kits are designed to help you transition away from smoking and stay smoke and tobacco free for the long term. You do not need more advanced vape devices unless you are an avid vaper wanting clouds of vapour. 

Advance vape mods V's standard vape kits.

With advanced vape devices you are using a lot more e-liquid per puff. This e liquid needs to be low, 0.3% or 0.6% nicotine strength so that you don't feel ill by taking in to much nicotine. With our simpler vape kits you are using a smaller simpler device and up to 2.0% strength. Less vapour but higher nicotine content. 1.8% strength compared with 0.6%; 3 times the strength. Both advanced and starter vape kits result in you getting a sufficient nicotine hit as smoking does, but with advanced devices you pay a big price for big clouds of vapour!

So if you are not an avid vaper and you are just looking to move away from smoking then there is not much point in using sub ohm vape devices for DTL (Direct to lung). A simple high quality vape pen or electronic cigarette will feel familiar, give you your nicotine and save you a lot of money in e liquid.

The majority of our long term customers continue vaping with our simpler vape devices.

Classic Vape Starter Kit

As the name suggests, this range is the perfect choice for a new vaper who wants to keep it simple and start with the basics. There are five choices here, starting with the V2 Classic Starter Kit: our introductory kit that bundles together an automatic battery, six flavour sampler kit and an express charger. This kit comes in at around £19.99. The kits do not require any fiddling around with e liquids or any maintenance. Vape and go!

E liquid Starter Kit

The E liquid Starter Kits require the user to use e liquid, some prefer this as it offers a wider range of choice as to the range of flavours available. These devices deliver a high quality vaping experience with an entry level price point. Introductory kits includes a sampler pack of six e liquid flavours (three tobacco-inspired flavours, three menthol), along with batteries (you choose between automatic and manual) and express charger. We offer our stylish Ex Series vape kits and our traditional Classic range.

As you can see, at V2 we strive you provide new vapers with a plethora of choices to suit every vaping style and budget. We hope today’s post has given you plenty of insight into our starter kit range but please feel free to  contact us with any additional queries. For more information about vaping visit our Vaping 101 - the History of Vaping page.