For those of you who want to give smoking the heave-ho but generally consider yourself a heavy smoker, do not fret; we are here to advise you on the best way to approach your switch to vaping, plus the benefits you will reap when you make that change.
Habit One - Holding a cigarette
Smoking addiction goes far beyond just the nicotine fix. The habit can become ingrained in your daily activities, making it harder to leave smoking behind. Switching to vaping will allow you to shift away from tobacco while keeping your usual routines. If you usually take a ten-minute cigarette break every couple of hours or are used to having a cigarette in your hand, you can continue to do those things with a vape. You don’t have to lose the habit of holding something in your hand.
Habit two - Nicotine
Vape juices can have varying nicotine strengths and an immense variety of flavours to choose from, making your smoking/vaping experience considerably more enjoyable. If you are used to a high intake of nicotine, you can add Nic Salts to your vape juice. What are Nic Salts? They are nicotine salts which are the same as the nicotine you find in cigarettes. These can be added to your juices and are more easily absorbed, meaning a stronger yet smoother pull.
Habit three - The way you smoke
There are differing types of vaping. You will hear the acronyms DTL and MTL when you enter the world of vaping. DTL is direct to lung vaping, and MTL is mouth to lung. For those who are trying to quit smoking, we recommend you start with an MTL vape. This closely replicates the way you would normally pull at a cigarette. As the technique is practically the same, you won’t have much to worry about by switching to vaping and having to learn new techniques which could put you off.
Other factors that make a difference
Although these are the main techniques that will help you break the habit, other things could make a difference to your vaping experiences. And whether you are a beginner or a pro, these tips can help you know what to look out for when purchasing your first or next vape kit.
For those completely new to vaping, a coil is the part of the vape kit which heats your e-liquid/vape juice. There are many different coils out there but never fear, most kits will let you know which one you require. For those who are shifting from smoking twenty a day to vaping, you’ll want plus Ohm coils, especially if you are MTL vaping. These are designed for less power, plus a tighter inhale, which can better replicate a cigarette’s feel.
Lots of technology
Not everyone is tech-savvy, and vaping can occasionally feel quite overwhelming until you get used to everything. Thankfully, there are many simple vape kits out there that will help you focus on the transition rather than fumbling over unfamiliar tech and potentially getting confused. However, if you do love tech and want to learn more about what vaping is all about and what you can do with it, have a look at our best apps article. There is a lot of great advice out there for the taking. *link app article*
Vaping will save you money
Vaping is cheaper than smoking. Lets put a bit of perspective on this for you. Let’s take the middle ground and say one pack of twenty cigarettes costs around £10. If you are a heavy smoker and go through a pack of twenty per day, that’s £3650 a year. We understand that there will be fluctuations in this figure, but this is for example purposes only. The average yearly cost of kits, coils, and around ten vape juices a month (a close equivalent to twenty cigarettes a day) will cost you between £600 and £700 per year, which is a substantial saving.
Our recommended kits for heavy smokersSmok Nord 4 + Nic Salt Liquid
This is a fantastic vape kit for those shifting from smoking to vaping. It is small enough to fit in your pocket yet gives you a tonne of features that will allow you to play around with your vaping style till you fulfil your exact needs. With an adjustable wattage, the ability for both MTL and DTL vaping, and an immense battery that will keep going all day, you have a perfect all-rounder that is simple to use yet gives you all the leeway you want to experiment.
Aegis Zeus Kit
The Aegis Zeus is perfect for those with an active lifestyle. It has a military-grade build, making it incredibly durable without forsaking its performance. This waterproof, dustproof and shockproof vape kit has an excellent variable wattage that can be adjusted from 5 to 100 watts giving you complete control over your vaping experience.
Vaporesso Gen S Kit
The Vaporesso Gen S is a magnificent and powerful kit. It can produce dense vape clouds that are full of flavour, giving you a big hit of your favourite e-liquid. It has a user-friendly operating system and many features to allow you to experiment with how you want to vape.
The GTX coil paired with the GTX 22 tank boasts a smooth vape that can be enjoyed all day.
Voopoo Drag 3 kit
Voopoo Drag 3 kit brings the cutting edge of vape tech with style and substance that has lasted years. Not only does this vape kit look incredible, but the mod shows off its capabilities with a stunning LED screen and a pack of features that will keep you going for a long time. It has a vast power range which runs from a minimum of 5 watts to a massive 170 watts. Its dual battery mod means your power in your pocket too.
Voopoo Drag X Plus
The Voopoo Drag X plus is a fantastic go-to vape for those wanting to shift away from MTL vaping. This does mean that if you are shifting from smoking to vaping, you may want to start with a DTL kit and move over to this kit once you have gained a deeper knowledge of vaping. However, this kit has a tonne of options for creating your own unique experience when vaping and is suitable for both beginners and experienced vapers.
Freemax Maxus 200w
The Freemax Maxus 200 watt vape kit is the advanced option of our best five vape kits for heavy smokers. This beautifully finished kit is as much a wonder to look at as it is to handle. The 200-watt mod produces an intense flavour and massive vape clouds, giving you a hit like no other. The Freemax also has loads of safety features, ranging from short circuit to overcharge protection, among others.
If you are still craving further information before you take the leap into the vaping world, here are some more articles that you may find helpful.
- Beginners guide to vaping
- Beginners guide to vape kits
- What wattage should I be vaping?
- What are nicotine salts?
Starting your vaping experience can sometimes feel quite overwhelming, but do not worry; we are always here to answer any questions. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more advice or information.