Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Your First Vape Kit

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The world of vaping can be a bit overwhelming to the uninitiated. A quick Google search delivers a confounding array of batteries, tanks, and other components, but don’t let that discourage you. Here’s a simple breakdown of everything you need to get started.

Understanding How Vapes Work

A typical vape kit includes a battery, heating coil, and tank. The battery generates power to the coil, which turns the e-liquid in the tank to vapor. Advanced users customize each aspect of the vape for maximum vapor and flavor, implementing high-quality parts that are built to last. Others prefer simple disposables. For example, some of the best CCell vape pen options are made to be used only once.

The battery generates power to the coil, which turns the e-liquid in the tank to vapor.

Types of Vapes

There are many variations of vapes. Some take single-use cartridges, others utilize refillable inserts that last a week or so, and still more use add-ons that last long-term with regular coil changes. Vape power units are also available in many colors, shapes and sizes. Cig-a-likes are designed to mimic cigarettes, while pens are longer, thicker cylinders. There are also vapes made to grip discreetly in your hand, such as the CCell Palm.

Determining Which Vape Is Best for You

Deciding whether you want to use disposable devices or one of the various forms of refillable vapes depends completely on preference. Here are a few factors to consider:

  • Cost: Refillable options save money long-term but they’re more expensive up front. If you’re willing to learn how to change the heating element and clean the tank, reusable vapes could be your best bet.
  • Battery life: The smaller the battery, the shorter the time between charges. However, there are vapes that fit comfortably in your pocket and still last most of the day, like the CCell Silo.
  • Vapor cloud: For many vapers, it’s all about the size of the vapor cloud. Cig-a-likes and small closed-pod devices produce less vapor and flavor, while advanced options with low-resistance or double coils offer increased clouds and taste.

Whatever your goal for vaping, there’s a kit to match. Now that you know the basics there’s no reason not to start shopping for your ideal vape right away.

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