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How to vape properly, is the focus of our advice guide here. We are going to show you how to inhale, exhale and how to use a vape pen for the first time. Hold your breath, because this inhalation how-to doesn't take long.

How to Vape Properly

So without further ado, let's pull up our video guide so you can see exactly how to vape properly using my own lungs as a guinea pig.

If you are looking for advice on vaping in general then head over here next:

Contents:

How to vape

Once you have your kit charged with the coil installed and tank topped with ejuice, you are ready to go. But how do you vape? Well, it depends on the device you have and juice you are using.

Mouth lung: 

If you have a mouth to lung kit then it replicates smoking in the way in which you take a draw. Generally, you would use a high PG vape juice with a higher nicotine level.  

  1. Draw vapor into your mouth 
  2. Hold for a few seconds 
  3. Inhale a little more 
  4. Exhale the vapor 

Direct lung: 

If your kit is direct to lung device then you will be inhaling the vapour directly into the lungs, instead of drawing it into the mouth first. This offers a huge vapour production due to the high VG ejuice used in these kits. 

Generally, in a DL device you would be using no higher than 6mg, high VG juices. 

  1. Inhale the vapor directly into your lungs
  2. Exhale 

How to vape with the right nicotine strength 

When you first quit smoking you need to make sure you get your nicotine concentration right. We suggest the following.

  • 1-7 cigarettes per day: 3mg - 6mg
  • 8-13 cigarettes per day: 12mg
  • 14 cigarettes and above: 18mg

Over time, as you get further away from your cigarette habit, you can start to reduce the nicotine level. Overtime you could go all the way to 0mg. 

How do I hit a vape pod?

A vape pod will be a mouth to lung style vape. This means that you inhale much like you would a cigarette.

Some pods require you to press a button as you inhale, others are draw activated.

What to vape?

You can vape eliquid and CBD eliquid. You should only ever vape products that are intended to be inhaled. You should never vape:

  • Oil
  • Syrup
  • Chemicals 
  • Water
  • Juice
  • Cannabis

The list goes on. 

Basically, don’t vape anything that isn’t made to be vaped. This can cause damage to your lungs. 

Do you inhale when you vape?

Yes when you vape you will inhale, just as you would if you were smoking before you decided you wanted to quit smoking.

Inhaling is the action of bring vapour into your lungs and then breathing it back out. 

The vapour comes from the heating action of the vape kit and is the result of vaporised ejuice. Want a list of amazing and well-reviewed juices?

How do I inhale vape properly?

Just as you can see in our video advice guide on how to vape properly, there are two ways to inhale with your breathing. One is called Mouth to Lung, the other is Direct Lung, these two inhale styles relate to different models of devices and personal preference.

We have broken down MTL vs DTL in our advice guide, which you can see when you click that blue link. It will give you a lot more detail on how the styles differ and how that affects how to vape properly.

In short, mouth vaping is more closely aligned to quitting smoking, while direct lung vaping is all about the deeper flavour search and cloud vapes. Knowing the difference will help you understand how to vape properly that bit easier.

What type of inhaling for what liquid?

Just as kits vary, liquids do also. You will find that for different inhale style e-cig systems, you will have liquids that go best with it. Liquids that are more suited for beginners are named in the same way as the devices, by their inhale style. This means you should be better able to find out how to vape properly the e-fluids bought.

Nothing beats a video for a simple explanation. Check it out to truly understand how to vape properly and if you want a simple way to find a kit for you, head over to our kit discovery tool after:

David Mason

I'm the founder of Vape and Juice and the face behind Vape and Juice TV on Youtube. When I'm not stealing Heisenberg from the warehouse, I give retail advice on Deathground's Retail Podcast and the Vape News related Cotton and Kanthal Show, on Spotify and Apple. I began vaping in 2009 and have been involved in the industry since 2013. Contact me on LinkedIn.

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