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Vaping for beginners: what vape should I buy?

Vaping for beginners: what vape should I buy?

When it comes to vaping, there are a number of factors that will help determine which device is the right one for you. 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.

Here at blu, we have several vaping kits available depending on your experience. Before we delve in, let’s take a closer look at some of the key areas that can affect your decision.

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, with blu PRO® – our open-system device – being priced at £17.99

2. How much did/do you smoke?

The number of standard cigarettes you did/do smoke is likely to play a role in determining what strength of nicotine you’ll be looking for in your vaping device. As a rule of thumb, the more cigarettes you smoke, the higher the nicotine level you’ll probably want.

We supply various strengths ranging from 0% (nicotine-free) to 0.8% (low) and 1.6% (medium).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.

3. 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
  • For enjoyment

The answer to this may give you an indication of the level of nicotine that might be suitable for you. If you’re vaping purely for enjoyment, some of the lower strength nicotine e-liquids are likely to be appropriate for you.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something with the look and feel of a traditional cigarette, you might want to consider some of the higher strength nicotine e-liquids, or even something like a cigalike.

4. 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 myblu® starter kit might be the one for you. It’s simple to set up, intuitive to use, and convenient to carry around.

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 myblu® 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 only takes 20 minutes to top-up again.

The flavours: the flavour packed into your liquidpod can make or break your experience, which is why we’ve got a long list for you to choose from:

  • Cherry Crush
  • Café Latte
  • Blueberry
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco Intense
  • Tobacco Créme
  • Menthol
  • Strawberry Mint
  • Blue Ice
  • Mango Apricot
  • Green Apple
  • Eucalyptus Lemon
  • Coconut Breeze
  • Ginseng Ginger and
  • Bourbon Caramel

The kit: if you’re starting out with vapes you might not know exactly what you need to get going, but the myblu® starter kit rids you of that worry because it comes with everything included. For £19.99 you’ll get:

  • 1x myblu® device
  • 1x tobacco liquidpod (1.5ml)
  • 1x USB charger

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 myblu® and blu PRO® kits vary.

Why choose myblu®

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.
  • Its compact design effortlessly rests in your hand and mouth, making for a seamless experience all-round.
  • With four colours to pick from (blue, purple, gold, and red) you can personalise your device to fit your desired look and feel.

Why choose blu PRO®

Last but certainly not least, is our blu PRO® kit. At £17.99 it’s the cheapest of our products; but certainly not any less advanced.

It comes with a larger battery (which is why it’s the biggest of the three) that lasts all day, and its e-liquids couldn’t be easier to change. When creating blu PRO® we had a smooth taste and premium features in mind, and that’s exactly what it delivers.

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 - this should take around two to three 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.

As well as being armed with your rechargeable device, clearomiser and USB charger, with blu PRO® you’ll be able to choose from 13 e-liquid flavours too. Our best sellers are:

  • Menthol
  • Tobacco
  • Blueberry
  • Polar Mint and
  • Green Apple

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 myblu® or blu PRO® kit, you’ll be able to choose from three levels:

  • 0% - nicotine-free
  • 8% - low
  • 6% - medium

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 using our online chat facility, or find your local blu distribution store to speak to someone face-to-face.

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