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Which Vape Starter Kit Is Best For You?

Which Vape Starter Kit Is Best For You?

Before we get started, why not try our handy starter kit quiz! This will help guide you to your ultimate set up, with questions generally asked by our in store experts to help guide our customers to the perfect set up! This quiz is designed for complete beginners and if you purchase the recommended kit, you will increase your chances of getting off cigarettes completely and making the big switch to vaping successful!

Try it out and continue to read on about more information on our other amazing vape kits!

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If you’re new to the world of vaping, the vast array of options available can be rather overwhelming. Every other word you see seems to be technical, specific and complicated, and if you don’t know the difference between an Ohm and a tank or a mod and an e-liquid, you may have a bit of trouble at first. You can check out our Vaping Glossary to shed some light on the jargon, but if you want to know simply and quickly what you should buy as a complete beginner, you have come to the right place! .

  1. What should I look for in a Vaping Starter Kit?
  2. How much will a starter kit cost me?
  3. Do I need to have the technical knowledge to start vaping?
  4. Understanding your own needs!
  5. What’s the difference between different types of kits?

What should I look for in a Vaping Starter Kit?

What should I look for in a Vaping Starter Kit?

What new vapers will primarily be concerned about when choosing their first vape kits are: cost, ease of use, and appearance. If you’re overwhelmed by the options on offer, simplicity is key – avoid getting bogged down in the complexities of modifiable and customizable options, and instead stick to something easy to use, easy to maintain, and easy to understand. You can always, of course, upgrade later, but it is best to start out with something simple.

When looking for a vaping starter kit, there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, the type of device and battery capacity should be considered to ensure it fits your needs and usage habits. The type of technology it uses should also be noted, for example an MTL kit will produce vastly different results as a sub-ohm kit. An internal battery maybe something you require as opposed to a removable battery. As well as this, the brand and price should also be considered, and research should be done to ensure the brand has a good reputation for quality and reliability. Ultimately, a good vaping starter kit should meet all your requirements, be affordable, and offer a satisfying vaping experience. 

Make sure to check the product description and specification for all the products features. There are just so many types of vape kits, one is sure to be ideal for your needs. 

How much will a vape starter kit cost me?

How much will a starter kit cost me?

The cost of a vape kit ranges from £10 to around £80, depending on the style or brand you decide. If you’re looking for something slightly more advanced, you can spend up to £100 on a vape kit, but as a newbie, you’ll need to be prepared to spend in the region of £20-60. You’ll also need to consider the cost of the e-liquids moving forward.

Alternatively, a disposable vape, which is an all-in-one and disposed of once used, can start from as low as £3.

Do I need to have the technical knowledge to start vaping?

Do I need to have the technical knowledge to start vaping?

No. While long-term vapers will tend to have a good working knowledge of Ohms Law, Joules Law, etc., as a beginner this is unnecessary. There are many good starter kits available with simple, easy to understand instructions, so there is no need to be an electrician or a rocket scientist to get started. If you want to progress and vape the largest cloud possible, you will need to do some research, but there is no need to have intimate knowledge of the technical features of vaping when starting out.

It is best however to learn as much as you can about your starter kit, such as troubleshooting, changing coils, charging and replacing the tanks, as well as information about e-liquids. All this information is available in our guides sections and will help you get the most out of your vape.

Understanding your own needs!

Lots of smokers underestimate exactly what they need to get off cigarettes. We’ve found that many smokers want as low nicotine as possible, or focus on the vape mod that will give them the biggest vapour production. Going about finding a kit this way will reduce the effectiveness of it and make it harder for you to quit cigarettes.

For example, many smokers on a pack a day would do best with a pod kit and a 20mg nicotine salt, this will give them the nicotine they need to ensure they don't revert to cigarettes. You can always have a mod to throw big clouds as well. Your lifestyle always plays apart too, battery life, tank size, all play a part in find the absolute ideal kit for you.

Remember you can always reduce your nicotine intake once you've started, the last thing you want is to fail before you've even begun!

What’s the difference between different types of kits?

There are many e-cigarette kits you can buy, each type will suit a different person due to their smoking habits, their lifestyle or just their personal preference. Vape kits can come in a few types, some of the most popular are:

  1. Pod Kits – Super compact kits designed for high nicotine, salt nic e-liquids.
  2. Starter Kits – smaller kits with larger battery life, for use with 50/50 e-liquids between 5 and 20 mg
  3. Advanced Kits - Larger kits, with much higher battery life and plenty of power, typically sub-ohm with much more features
  4. Disposable Vapes - All-in-one disposable kits, typically last one day before being thrown away. Very convienient, but can become expensive.

Why should I choose a vape kit?

Why should I choose a ecigarette?

If you are a traditional smoker and your goal is to gradually reduce your nicotine dependency, then you may be tempted to start out with a basic vape pen. E-cigarettes can provide you with the nicotine you want without the smoke, so understandably many former smokers start here. It's simply the easiest place to get started. 

Alternatively, you could take a pod kit, which are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to vape, combined with a salt nicotine eliquid, you'll find pod kits, satisfying and extremely effective. 

If you’re looking to reduce your dependence on nicotine, you can start on a higher concentration and gradually reduce to lower levels, and eventually switch to 0% nicotine liquids. 

Not to mention, E-Cigarette kits are almost 95% percent safer than traditional cigarettes, according to public health England.

Vaping is clear to be the most effective and easiest way to stop smoking, it's safer, effective. Reliable and much cheaper.

What’s the best vaping device for beginner vapers?

New vapers should start with something simple and not too complicated. Avoid the complexities of mods and customisable tanks and start with a basic, easy to use kit. If you’re not sure vaping is for you, save your money and go for something simple. More advanced devices will outperform the basic options when it comes to battery life and customisability, but if you’re just starting out, there are good beginners’ options available.

You find information on how to start vaping here.

Author: Taz Dean

Taz Dean has had a ten year career in the vaping industry. He has helped build business', develop products and create e-liquid lines globally. As an ex smoker, avid vaper and vaping advocate, he has years of knowledge and experience on aspects of the vaping industry, from the shop floor all the way to distribution . This unique insight helps with his unique perspective and engaging informational content.

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