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Vaping 101

2nd Nov 2016

Woman VapingIf you speak to any seasoned vaper they’ll have a story about the first time they visited a vaping website or walked into a vaping shop and the overwhelming feeling that washed over them. With rows and rows of vaporisers, batteries, mini tanks and charging cases on offer, it’s difficult not to feel intimidated. That’s before you start trying to decide which of the tens of flavours of e-liquids you’d like to try - tobacco, vanilla, peach pie, bacon (yes, it exists!) are just the beginning.

More often than not, those who have made the decision to switch to vaping feel a little hesitant in the early days. It’s a huge life change that can conjure up feelings of uncertainty and the desire to run back to an old habit. With so much to learn about vaping and a plethora of gadgets and technology to get to grips with, it’s easy to understand why one of the most commonly asked questions from new vapers is ‘so where on earth do I start?’.

At V2 we pride ourselves on connecting with our customers and it’s important to us to help vapers at all stages, whether you’re just looking into the idea of vaping or you’re a veteran who’s looking for a new cutting edge piece of vape technology. That’s why we’re excited to launch this brand new series on our blog: Vaping 101.

So what exactly is our new Vaping 101 series and how is it going to help you?

Aimed at those who are taking the first steps on their vaping journey, Vaping 101 is a monthly feature that will take the confusion out of vaping and explain things in an easily digestible series of posts, tackling everything from how to choose your perfect e-liquid strength to the history of vaping.

As well as discuss the basics of vaping, we also want to bust some of the vaping myths and misconceptions that you might have come across. Wrongs we want to right will cover topics like nicotine, e-liquid ingredients (transparency is key) and the TPD (no, vaping isn’t going to be banned).

Our hope is that, by the time the series is complete, you’ll have every bit of information you need to leap headfirst into the world of vaping with all the information you need to form healthy habits for life.

The first instalment in the series will be hitting this blog in the first week of December so, until then, let us whet your appetite by sharing just a few of the Vaping 101 posts you have to look forward to in the coming months:

The history of vaping: As we all know, the beginning is a very good place to start so we’re going to kick things off with a look back at how vaping came to be, where it originated and how it’s changed over the years. As well as looking at the evolution of vaping technology, we’re also going to discuss the way attitudes and laws have changed since vaping first hit the market.

The a-z of vaping: Sub-ohm vaping, atomisers, cloud chasing…the world of vaping is packed full of terminology that can leave a beginner’s head spinning, which is why we’re going to put together a handy glossary you can bookmark and refer back to whenever you hear a vaping term you haven’t come across before.

Choosing the right device: Once you understand how vaping works, it’s time to choose your first bit of kit. At V2 we offer a huge range of starter kits so every new vaper can find the set up that best suits their needs. We’ll also discuss how to choose the best e-liquid strength and flavour, based on your existing preferences.

Decoding e-liquid: So what exactly is in your e-liquid and which ingredients should you steer clear of? In this instalment we’ll be breaking down the full list of ingredients you’ll find in our V2 e-liquids and discussing the importance of transparency, as well as letting you know how you can check the date your e-liquid was made using our batch testing function on our website.

So that’s a sneak peek into the first few posts you can enjoy in our Vaping 101 series and we hope any new vapers reading this can take away valuable information that helps to make their vaping journey even more enjoyable.

Now we need your help! What do you wish you knew when you first started vaping? Are there are tips or pieces of advice you’d like to pass onto new vapers? Is there a particular topic that you think should be required reading for beginners? If so, please send us your suggestions either on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be sure to include them in a future instalment in the series.