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Vaping for beginners: what vape should I buy?

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As a beginner, you might find the vaping world a little confusing – and that’s okay! However, it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why blu is here to help you, with answers to all your questions. Don’t let confusion get in the way of your vaping or switching.

There are a number of factors that will help determine which device is the right one for you, and we will guide you through them all below. Your preference could be affected by your vaping habits, how much you’re willing to spend or your preferred nicotine strength, so it’s useful to know what you’re buying to make the experience work for you.

Deciding which vape is best for you

When you’re reading up on devices, without a bit of pre-planning it can be difficult to know if a device ticks all your boxes – especially if you’re new to vaping. So before you head online or to your local store, ask yourself these questions:

1. What’s your budget?

If you’re taking up vaping because it’s a cheaper alternative to smoking – and even if you’re not – set yourself a mental budget. After all, you don’t want vaping to leave a gaping hole in your back pocket.


You can purchase a vape pen for as little as £9.99 here at blu.

2. Why are you vaping?

There are several reasons why people vape, with some of the most popular being:

• Looking for an alternative to smoking

• Because it bothers fewer people

• To save money

• Because it’s less harmful than smoking

• It offers a range of flavours beyond just tobacco

• For enjoyment

The answer to this may give you an indication of the level of nicotine that might be suitable for you. We supply two nicotine strengths: 0.8% (also displayed as 9mg/ml) and 1.6% (also displayed as 18mg/ml). Picking the right level is important, so if you’re not sure what yours should be, ask one of our experts before making your decision.

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3. What size device do you want?

Size matters. If you want your vaping to be discreet, you’ll want a device that’s nice and compact. But if you don’t mind your device being on show, a bigger device might be the one for you.

Either way, be sure to keep an eye out for the device’s dimensions when shopping around.

What is the best e-cigarette to buy?

Despite the reams and reams of ‘Best e-cigarettes of the year’ lists out there, there isn’t really such thing as a blanket best, because what works for one person might not necessarily work for you.

When you think about it, that’s the same for pretty much everything in life. Ibiza might be voted the best holiday destination for 2019, but if it’s not up your street, you’re not going to enjoy it. Well, the same applies to e-cigs.

E-cigarettes for beginners

If you’re a vaping beginner, the blu 2.0 pod pen might be the one for you. It’s simple to set up, intuitive to use, and convenient to carry around.

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What you need to know about vaping

The battery: we know there’s nothing worse than heading out for the day, only for your device to run out of charge before it’s even noon. Well, with blu 2.0 you don’t need to worry about that. It’s built with a battery that’s designed to last all day*, and when it does finally run out of charge, it takes less than 50 minutes to fully-recahrge.

*based on average vaping levels

The flavours: the flavour packed into your liquidpod can make or break your experience, which is why we’ve got something for everyone. What’s more, each of our blu 2.0 flavours is made with nic saltsfor an even more satisfying vape.

The kit: blu 2.0 comes with the device and USB-C charger, meaning you just need to buy some pods and you are ready to go.


Which blu device is best for me and why?

We’ll explore the specifics in more detail next, but, for now, here’s an overview of how our blu 2.0 and blu PRO kits vary.

Why choose blu 2.0

We covered off most of the key points a little earlier on, but here are a few more:

  • You can switch up your flavours in a matter of seconds, with no fuss, with the new magnetic pod lock feature making it even easier.

  • Its sleek design effortlessly rests in your hand and mouth, making for a seamless experience all-round.

  • New PowerTap technology means you can easily check your battery on the go.

Why choose blu PRO®

Our blu PRO® kit comes with a larger battery, lasting even longer than the blu 2.0, and its e-liquids couldn’t be easier to refill. When creating blu PRO® we had a smooth taste and premium features in mind, and that’s exactly what it delivers. It comes with:

• 1 x rechargeable device

• 1 x clearomiser

• 1 x USB charger

When you receive your device it’ll come with a little charge on it already. To make the most of your first puff though, it’s best to fully charge it before use - this should take less than four hours.

Once it’s fully powered all you have to do is fill the clearomiser with your chosen flavour, turn it on, and then you’re ready to vape away.


With blu PRO® you can also choose from 10 e-liquid flavours. Our best sellers are:

Menthol e-liquid

Golden Tobacco e-liquid

Blueberry e-liquid

Polar Mint e-liquid

Green Apple e-liquid

Browse all our e-liquid flavours here.

Understanding which nicotine level is best for you

Understanding which nicotine strength of e-liquid is most suitable for you is an important part of choosing something that works for you.

Whether you opt for our blu 2.0 or blu PRO® kit, you’ll be able to choose from two levels:

• 0.8% - 9mg/ml

• 1.6% - 18mg/ml

To make sure you get the right strength nicotine e-liquid, we’d always recommend seeking specialist advice before committing to your purchase.

If you still need a little support deciding which of our devices is for you, get in touch with our experts by phone or find your local blu distribution store to speak to someone face-to-face.

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