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Pitfalls to Avoid When Switching to Vaping

Vaping or using electronic cigarettes is proven to be healthier than actual smoking. Smokers looking to quit or just looking for a healthier alternative often switch to vaping. Regular cigarette contains thousands of chemicals—some of which are toxic when burned—while e-cigarettes usually have five or six ingredients that are all FDA approved. However, even when vaping, there are practices to be wary of. These practices make vaping a little less safe and should be avoided at all costs.

Buying Cheap Starter Kits

Obtaining a proper starting kit is very important if you want to switch to vaping. Low-quality kits can come cheap, but they also come with more significant risks of malfunction, breakage, and even explosions. There have been numerous news reports regarding faulty e-cigarette kits that have spontaneously combusted or even exploded on someone’s face. There have been instances when extremely hot e-liquid was directly sucked due to faulty equipment. Reports like these are particularly gruesome and could easily be avoided by purchasing from reputable sources. Look for a trusted supplier, preferably one with more than five years of experience in the business. You can buy a complete set or individual parts if you want to customize. However, buying a full set assures you of the compatibility of all components and minimizes the risk of malfunctions.

Experimenting with Unknown E-liquid Brands

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E-liquids or e-juices are the solutions that produce vapor. These liquids usually contain propylene glycol, glycerin, water, and flavoring. They might contain nicotine, depending on the preference of the user. Every ingredient used in reputable stores are FDA approved and are considered safe. Independent makers of e-liquids, which not backed up by serious organizations, can lack the checks and balances needed to produce guaranteed safe e-liquids. Untested e-liquids can cause irritants or other more serious conditions with continuous use. Adventurous vapers may find unknown additives or innovative solutions attractive, but these e-liquids can bring about issues that remains unreported. Always purchase from a trusted manufacturer to ensure that your e-liquids have gone to rigorous testing and that safety standards are met.

Indulging Too Often

Smokers switching to vaping may find the experience a little bit liberating. Vaping leaves minimal odors compared to smoking and is more acceptable in most settings. This can lead to more instances of vaping throughout the day as compared to smoking. Vaping delivers less nicotine into the system, but this can be negated by an increased dosage of e-liquids or more instances of vaping. Take note of how often you vape and compare it to the number of times you smoked previously. Consider limiting vaping between breaks or limiting your e-liquid consumption to 2 ml a day.

In the end, vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking. You take in fewer chemicals into your body, and those that you consume are relatively harmless. There are still dangers associated with vaping, but most of them can be eliminated by purchasing from trusted brands and reputable sources. If you feel uncertain, you can look for reviews or recommendations online.

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