When vaping first became popular a few years ago, a lot of people in New York City and nearby areas picked it up as a hobby. The trend died down a little bit because vaping devices back then weren’t as good as they are now.

Vaping became a huge trend again with the introduction of mods and a new series of vaping juices. People believed that this was another short-term trend that would soon die down. Fast forward a few years, and vaping is still a huge thing in 2018.

In fact, both the technology around vaping and vaporizers and the wealth of vaping juice you can now choose from, make vaping an even bigger trend than before. It is now a huge hobby, part of many people’s lifestyle, and more. If you want to get started with vaping in 2018, here are the things you need to know first.

Kits, Mods, and Pods

To start vaping, you need a vaporizer. Modern vaporizers now come in different shapes and forms, but they mostly have three main components.

First, you have the mods. Mods are the source of power for vaporizers or atomizers. Mods are getting more advanced by the day. Today’s best mods have color touchscreens which enable you to control different parameters including the power output and the temperature of the coil you want to have.

Next, you need an atomizer. This too comes in different shapes and forms. You have atomizers with pre-built coils for maximum simplicity. You also have RDAs (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers) with exposed coils that you can rebuild to your liking.

Lastly, you have RTAs, which combines the concept of RDA with the convenience of having a tank for storing your vaping liquid. RTAs offer a nice balance between a rebuildable coil and a larger tank, so you don’t have to carry your bottles of liquid everywhere.

Closed-System Vaping

Then we have pods. Pods are actually very similar to conventional vaporizers, but in a more compact form. Pods are designed to be extremely portable and easy to use. You don’t have to worry about changing the coil, since you only need to replace the entire pod.

Pods work with a special liquid designed to produce more vapor at a lower temperature. That said, you are better off using high-quality RDA with a good mod if you want maximum vapor production and the best flavor from your vaping juice of choice.

Another thing to note is the small battery size of closed-system vaporizers. You usually get a day’s worth of battery power, but not much more. Be sure to carry a charger with you if you think you will be the kind of person to vape a lot throughout the day.

If these conveniences are what you’re looking for, pods like the Juul and Suorin Drop are worth looking into. They are relatively affordable, and you’ll start vaping in no time with the system of your choice.

Constructing Your First Kit

One thing you will notice the first time you browse through catalogues of RDAs, RTAs, atomizers, and mods is the wealth of options you have at your disposal. There are hundreds – if not thousands – of mods and atomizers to choose from. The wealth of options makes constructing the first kit a bit more difficult for beginners.

Fortunately, there are simpler ways to start vaping. You can look into pre-packaged kits that come with everything you need.  The SMOK Alien Kit is a versatile kit for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. The kit comes with a mod capable of producing up to 220W of power. It also includes SMOK’s signature TFV8 atomizer, one of the best in its category.

Another great kit to look into is the Wismec Reuleaux RX2 20700. Similar to the SMOK kit, you get everything you need to start vaping right away. Both of these kits use pre-built coils and come with a tank big enough to store vaping juice for an entire day.

However, saying that a kit includes everything you need to start vaping isn’t entirely accurate. You still need to pick up one or two 18650 batteries depending on the mod you use. Those batteries also need a charger. Although most mods support charging the batteries, it is recommended to use an external charger for longer battery life and better safety.

The Liquid Catalogue

Now that you have a good kit at hand, it is time to browse through the vast catalogue of vaping liquids you can try. Vape juice is certainly easier to find these days, especially with vaping gaining popularity instead of fading away as a one-time trend. More brands and manufacturers are investing in new flavors and better vape juice in general.

One of the popular brands you should consider is Broke Dick. This brand is famous among hobbyists for its interestingly authentic and highly enjoyable flavors. The brand’s flavors center around two main themes: fruity and creamy. Fruity flavors, as the name suggests, combine flavors of fresh fruits in order to produce a highly enjoyable vaping experience.

Creamy flavors, on the other hand, use the flavor of milk and other creamy ingredients for a more soothing set of tastes. You can get flavors with unique names like ‘Bankroll #10’ and ‘Payday’ from Broke Dick combining creamy flavors with touches of fruity aroma, and they taste perfect.

Other flavors are available too. As you explore the catalogue of vape juice further, you’ll find interesting flavors from different brands to try as well. If you love that cold hit of menthol or mint, for example, you can easily find menthol vape juice flavors for your kit. Be sure to also try the legendary vape juice vapor: butterscotch. It’s one of those flavors you’ll either love so much or hate.

Vaping Tips

At this point, you have everything you need to enjoy vaping as a hobby. There are just a few additional tips to know. First of all, you don’t always have to chase clouds (or go for the thickest vapor possible). If flavor is what’s important for you, a thinner vapor is often the way to go.

Last but certainly not least, be a good hobbyist. Mind others around you and only vape when you know you’re not disturbing other people with the vapor. Happy vaping!

avors from different brands to try as well. If you love that cold hit of menthol or mint, for example, you can easily find menthol vape juice flavors for your kit. Be sure to also try the legendary vape juice vapor: butterscotch. It’s one of those flavors you’ll either love so much or hate.

Vaping Tips

At this point, you have everything you need to enjoy vaping as a hobby. There are just a few additional tips to know. First of all, you don’t always have to chase clouds (or go for the thickest vapor possible). If flavor is what’s important for you, a thinner vapor is often the way to go.

Last but certainly not least, be a good hobbyist. Mind others around you and only vape when you know you’re not disturbing other people with the vapor. Happy vaping!