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Understanding Vaping

23 November 2019

If you are an adult smoker who has decided to start vaping, you’re likely to have a lot of questions. Don’t stress out, we’re here to help you work out what you need. 

What do I need to buy to get set up?

You basically only need two things: a vaping device and some eLiquid or a flavour cartridge to put in it. The device turns the eLiquid into vapour, so you can inhale it.

At Vype, we have the Vype ePen 3 and the Vype ePod which are considered ‘closed system’ vaping devices. With these you just pop in a pre-filled flavour cartridge. Others are ‘open system’ vaping devices, which mean you pour the eLiquid into a small tank called a clearomiser. Some devices are more powerful than others and they come in all different shapes and sizes. 

Once you’ve received the Vype ePen 3 or the ePod, you just need to pick which flavour you want to try first.

Okay, I’ve got my device and some eLiquid. What do I do now?

Charge up your device, pop in the flavour cartridge and start vaping! All our devices come partly charged straight out of the box, but we recommend giving yours a full charge.

So where can I vape?

Every council and private premise or workplace will have its own policy. Best advice is to be courteous, ask first and do your homework. 

What’s in the vapour?

Vapour is vaporised eLiquid – which basically means eLiquid turned into steam by a heating element in the vaping device called an atomiser. Vype eLiquids are made mainly from a combination of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG) and water. Our eLiquids contain different nicotine strengths and flavourings, depending which one you choose. 

Just one more thing – a vaper I know was talking about ‘Ohms’. What’s that?

Ohms is a unit measuring electrical resistance relating to the heating coil in the atomiser. There’s a fair amount of terminology in the vaping world, so if you come across any terms you aren’t familiar with, take a look at our comprehensive Vaping Glossary.

You can also find further advice in the Vype Beginner’s Guide To Vaping.