This section is for new e-cigarette users who have purchased their first electronic cigarette or are looking for advice on how to get started vaping. We have compiled a list of some things you will need to make the transition from tobacco smoking to e-smoking. You may also find our FAQ page helpful.


#1: What is an electronic cigarette?
An electronic cigarette is a battery powered device that heats e-liquid in an atomizer or cartomizer and produces vapor. The e-liquid (also known as e-juice or smoke juice) can contain nicotine if desired and can be used an alternative to cigarette smoking.

How Electronic Cigarettes work
 

#2: Be an informed consumer
There is plenty of valuable information available on this website, and on many of the E-cig Forums listed in our Links page. There is a wide variety of choices available in cartomizers, clearomizers and e-cigarette batteries, something for everyone. Read, research and talk to other e-cig users on the forums, then read some more. The Electronic Cigarette Forum (ECF) has a large section for Canadian vapers.
 

#3: What do I need to order to get started?
To get started, you will need a complete electronic cigarette starter kit
and at least one bottle of e-juice (e-liquid). 

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#4: Understand Every e-smoker is different
You will have to do a bit of trial and error when you first start your e-cigarette experience. There are large and small e-cigarettes, different nicotine levels of e-juice, and all sorts of e-juice flavors to choose from. Many people who transition from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes assume they will prefer only tobacco flavours, but you may be surprised to find you really enjoy menthols, even if you hated menthol cigarettes, or another really different flavour. Experiment with products, flavours and nicotine levels until you find what works best for you.

Vaping is a bit of an investment in the beginning stages, but you will save a lot of money in the long run as your electronic cigarette devices are rechargeable and reusable.
Taste is very subjective so we hesitate to recommend any one particular e-liquid flavour to start with. Instead we suggest getting one tobacco e-juice, one fruit e-juice, one sweet e-liquid and one mint/menthol e-juice to get a feel for which type of flavour you prefer then you can experiment with more e-juice flavours.
 

#5: Learn how to vape
Learning how to vape is relatively easy, but it does take some time to get used to. An e-cigarette, no matter how tiny, will always be heavier then a tobacco cigarette. It will take you some time to get used to the e-cigarette battery weight difference. Your body will also need to get used to the vapor, which is different than cigarette smoke. You will find that a longer, gentler pull from the e-cigarette will create a more satisfying vape then a short and aggressive pull like on a tobacco cigarette. Transitioning to electronic cigarettes takes a bit of getting used to but you should be vaping in no time.
 

#6: Always be prepared
The worst thing you can have happen to you when away from your house is for your e-cigarette battery to lose power, run out of e-liquid or find that the one cartomizer or atomizer you took out with you isn't working. Keep a good supply of all the things you will need and when you go out, take a few spare e-cig batteries and a bottle of e-juice with you.
 

#7: Find a network and get active
There are many e-cigarette forums that are full of helpful people. These people all started out just like you, with many questions and concerns. Feel free to post your questions on the forums about specific or general electronic cigarette batteries, cartomizers, atomizers, clearomizers and more and connect with people who are on the road to quitting cigarettes for good or wanting to transition to electronic cigarettes.
Visit our Links page for links to some of the most active e-cigarette forums online.
 

#8: Spend time on YouTube
YouTube is a great resource for people's honest reviews on electronic cigarette products, e-liquid (e-juice) and e-cig accessories such as different cartomizers, clearomizers and atomizers. You will also find many testimonials from people who have been able to quit smoking cigarettes using e-cigarettes along with their successes and failures.
 

#9: Understand the common symptoms of quitting cigarettes
Symptoms of tobacco withdrawal are wide-ranging, occasionally long-lasting, and some may occur a few hours after quitting and others may not occur for a month or more after quitting tobacco. We recommend having a read through this thread on the Electronic Cigarette Forum which explains each potential symptom of cigarette cessation and transitioning to electronic cigarettes.


Visit our FAQ page for more info and to read studies completed on the use of electronic cigarettes.

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