Best Vape Kit For Beginners? There’s A LOT to choose from out there. Make sure you start RIGHT
If you’re seriously considering giving up smoking and are looking at vaping, first of all, CONGRATS, you’re doing the right thing –– smoking is a very real killer and, despite what the media say, vaping carries far fewer health risks (if any) and is a sure fire what to get you on the road to a nicotine-free life. Here we’re going to be looking at the best vape kit for beginners.
I made this journey a couple of years ago myself and felt utterly disappointed with the disposable rubbish and cheap, knock-off kits pedalled by newsagents and supermarkets the length and breadth of the country. So, I looked to Google for answers but what I found were a bunch of retailers selling their wares and very little ACTUAL information about the products themselves and, most importantly, the differences between the liquids you put in them.
This –– among other things –– is why I co-founded Vape Beat. Vaping helped me kick a decade-and-a-half smoking habit into check, and it WILL help you too. That much I am sure of –– providing you do it right. Below is a break down of all the best vape kit for beginners, laid out simply, with links to reviews and other content, so you can do all your research before pulling the trigger on a purchase.
Right. Let’s do this.
Best Vape Kit For Beginners: The Basics
DO NOT Buy ANYTHING From Newsagents. Period.
Disposables. Refillable kits. Liquids. It doesn’t matter, just avoid these at all costs. None of it is good quality and will result in you not enjoying the product or the switch to vaping. Seriously, I learned the hard way and wasted a bunch of cash in the process. Do not make the same mistake I did.
Invest In Decent Vape Mods & Vape Tanks
If you’re going to do something you might as well do it right, and that means spending a bit of cash on your vape unit. Not a fortune, mind. But more than £14. If you’re lucky enough to live near a vape shop make sure you go in and have a chat, as most –– at least the ones I use in London –– know what they’re talking about and will help you find the ideal product for your needs.
We’ve put together a list of the Best Online Vape Retailers, complete with links, so you can see who the best in the business are. The majority of these are based in the US, though there is an option for those in the UK. All the retailers on this list have been vetted by VapeBeat staff and their inclusion on the list happens only when they meet our high standards, which take into account web design, customer service, product portfolio, price and delivery options.
The Best Tanks You Can Buy –– This is a selection of some of the best tanks and clearomizers money can buy. Vape Beat has tested each and every one of these setups, so we can attest to their quality. We tried to include a variety of sizes, types and price points to suit all users and budgets.
If you’re looking for something that is essentially switch on and go –– i.e. everything comes together and you don’t to buy anything else –– then you’ll want to check out our Best Vape Kits For Beginners guide, which details all of the best starter kits and some more advanced setups like the Vapor Shark DNA 40 or the Sigelei 50W, though you will need to buy a tank for these.
Best Vape Mods: Vape Pen or Box-Mod?
When it comes to power, you have two choices: a pen-style setup, which are very common among new users. These usually have a built in battery and charge via USB. The other option is a box-mod, which are larger units capable of delivering A LOT more power than their pen-style counterparts.
Examples of box-mods include: Vapor Shark DNA 200, Reuleaux RX200 and the Sigelei 213. Most people start with eGo-style pen-vapes and move up to box-mods — at least, this has been my experience thus far.
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Best Vape Kit For Beginners: Best E Liquid
This took me ages to figure out, but it was one of the most important lessons I learned on my vaping journey. The quality of the liquid you vape is HUGELY important –– and not just for taste, either. You want to make absolutely sure you’re getting the best possible product, and not some dodgy chemical swill imported from China.
The chemical composition of eliquid is simple and typically comprises of four main ingredients: water, propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine and flavouring. But when you buy cheap products online or over the counter from newsagents it’s impossible to know what you’re getting, meaning the stuff you just bought could well be made from low-grade chemicals or, worse still, potentially dangerous knockoffs.
In order to avoid having to ever worry about this ensure you only buy good quality liquids from reputable vape labs. Premium liquid does cost more, but it’s is a small price to pay for the peace of mind and AMAZING flavour you get in return. Plus, most 15ml bottles are still cheaper than a 20 pack of smokes.
One of our favourite eJuice makers in the US is Henley. These guys specialise in high-quality ejuice that is packed with flavour — and most importantly it doesn’t cost the EARTH! You can now pick up 11 delicious flavours proudly crafted by Henley in a state of the art lab using the best possible standards of quality. This is a great deal in itself and a great way to get yourself acquainted with one heck of a vape company!
- The Best eLiquid In The World –– This is a collection of all the eJuice we’ve tested so far. We’ll be adding more products as we get more in. But for now these are the best quality liquids we’ve tested. So if you’re looking for the best quality product money can buy, you’ll want to bookmark this page as we’ll be adding new stuff all the time.
And if you’re concerned about the health implications associated with vaping, you might want to check out what this guy –– a man who made the $175 million lawsuit against big tobacco –– has to say on the subject inside our Vaping Myths Debunked article.
Best Vape Kit For Beginners: eLiquid Nicotine Strength
eLiquid comes in a variety of strengths and, depending on how much you used to smoke, it’s important you pick the right one. Light smokers will probably be okay with entry-level increments like 5-6ml, while heavier smokers will prefer something with a bit more of a kick to it –– 12-15ml.
I did once try a 32ml eLiquid and it gave my heart palpitations, so yeah, if you’re going to get hardcore with the juice make sure you’re body is ready!
Vape Beat tries and tests everything listed on this website in order to give you the best possible experience. The Vape Labs listed below produce some of the best eLiquid known to man, so if you’re after quality stuff that isn’t full of strange and weird chemicals, be sure to pay them a visit. Make sure you check out our Best eLiquid editorial for a more detailed breakdown of the brands listed below:
Best Vape Kit For Beginners: Free Yourself From Nicotine
The great thing about eliquid is that A) vaping isn’t as efficient as delivering nicotine into your bloodstream as cigarettes and B) you can control exactly how much nicotine you want inside your eliquid, which means, over time, you can pretty much cut down to nothing.
I started on 18ml but I am now down to just 3ml, and I did that in the space of about three months once I actively started reducing the amount of nicotine I wanted to subject my body to. I plan to stay at this level for the foreseeable and eventually go to nothing and then, potentially, stop altogether.
Vaping: The Big Picture
Quitting smoking is often described as one of the hardest things most people will do. It really is that difficult and something millions upon millions of people struggle with every day. For this reason, vaping –– while not a 100% perfect solution –– is a great thing, a saviour for a lot of people, as it gives them more control over their habit and helps them to get a handle on things before weening themselves off nicotine completely.
Quitting is a marathon, not a sprint. And if you’ve tried and failed a million times then perhaps it is time you took a serious look at vaping. Yes, you’re replacing one thing with another. But on the bright side the thing you’re replacing it with is far healthier, considerably cheaper and no way near as addictive as cigarettes (in the opinion of this writer, anyways), meaning it is easier to manage your habit for the first time and eventually quit altogether.