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Advice from the pros on how to achieve the best e-smoking experience and what beginner's mistakes to avoid
One of the things that often surprises people when they try electronic cigarettes for the first time is the difference in how you are supposed to inhale when compared to a traditional cigarette. Most basic or intro electronic cigarettesare made to look and feel like traditional smoking in almost every way—from the LED tip that can be mistaken for a burning stub to the tobacco taste and even similar weight.
Even advanced electronic cigarettes like the kind we make here at VaporFi, which look much different than traditional cigarettes and the intro electronic models, are specifically designed with smokers in mind in order to provide a smoking experience that goes above and beyond what your usual smokes can offer.
So it's not surprising that many first-time e-smokers try to approach electronic cigarettes the same way they would a traditional cigarette. However, the technique for puffing on an electronic cigarette is much different than smoking a tobacco cigarette.
It can be frustrating picking up a new habit when you are so used to doing something a certain way, but once you learn how to inhale an electronic cigarette properly you'll be e-smoking like a pro in no time!
Sometimes knowing what NOT to do is just as helpful as knowing what you should do. For starters, when using an electronic cigarette, you should avoid taking quick, short drags like you would a traditional cigarette. Electronic cigarettes aren't designed to be smoked this way, and you might end up with a mouthful of e-liquid, which is rather unpleasant.
Another tip for e-smokers is to steer clear of chain smoking—or chain vaping. After 3-7 draws from your electronic cigarette, take a break and come back later. Allow at least a couple minutes in between "sessions" for cooling.
Prolonged, repetitive e-smoking without allowing some time to recoup can lead to sore throat, irritation or taste bud burnout, aka "vaper's tongue." Read our Learning Center article "Vaper's Tongue: What It Is and How to Cure It" for information on treating taste bud burnout.
So now that you know what NOT to do, you're probably asking: What is the correct way to inhale an electronic cigarette? Here are some basic steps to getting you well on your way to e-smoking like a pro:
To warm up the atomizer for e-smoking, many people like to do a "primer puff" first. A primer puff is a quick inhale to heat up the coil without the intention of pulling anything. This technique isn't necessary, but it can help get your electronic cigarette primed and ready for use.
For more tips and tricks on e-smoking, visit our learning center and blog. You can also view our inventory of premiere digital cigarettes either on our main site or by stopping by a store near you. If you’re brand-new to the world of e-cigs, we recommend you check out one of our starter kits to get started on the right foot. And as always, feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the VaporFi e-smoking experience or electronic cigarettes in general.
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