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Vaping 101: How to Get into Vaping

Sep 16, 2021

Vaping is a way for many people to quit smoking. Compared to smoking, vaping will not leave any bad smells on your clothes or hair, nor cause your teeth to yellow, all of which can affect your confidence. In addition, it’s 90% safer than smoking, as it is stripped of tar and other additives that can cause lung cancer.

What is Vaping?

Many think of vaping as a fancier way of smoking cigarettes, but they are very different. A cigarette is a rolled paper filled with tobacco and a filter on one end. The tobacco is lit and the smoke sucked through the filter.

Vaping, on the other hand, is the practice of inhaling vapour from an e-cigarette. So instead of inhaling smoke from burning tobacco leaves, you will be inhaling vapour converted from vape juice.

Vaping devices have many names like e-cigarettes, vaping mods, vape kits or vaporisers. Though they were designed to deliver nicotine and replace cigarettes, these devices are entirely different. An e-cigarette is an electric device that vaporises flavoured e-juices into vapour. Unlike smoking, you’ll have a wide selection of flavours to choose from, and nicotine is an optional ingredient. The best part is the absence of tar and other cancerous additives found in cigarettes.

Where to Start?

Vaping may sound complicated due to all the paraphernalia and vape accessories you see, but, the truth is, it’s pretty simple. Whether you’re using a vape beginner starter kit or a more advanced mod or pod kit, all e-cigarettes fundamentally have the same parts: a battery, tank, heating element, and a mouthpiece. When you turn on your e-cigarette, the vape battery sends a current through the metal coil heating element. Next, a wick soaked in vaper e-liquid from the tank runs through the centre of the metal coil. As the coil gets heated, the e-juice converts from a liquid form into vapour. You can then inhale the vapour from the mouthpiece and enjoy.

How to Choose the Best Vape Kit for You

Vapora offers various vape kits to fit your different needs and preferences. For example, some kits are sold without batteries or coils, which allow you to choose parts and build a customised e-cigarette. At the same time, a starter kit is ready to use as soon as you remove it from the box. Since it doesn’t need setting up, it’s the perfect e-cigarette for beginners.

Generally, there are three types of vape kits: vape mods, vape pens, and vape pods.

Vape Pen Kits

Vape pens are portable e-cigarettes with slim pen-like features, hence the name. They are small, simple, and easy-to-use vaping devices that have minimal features. Because of its simplicity, it only leaves a little room for customisation. However, despite their size, vape pens are durable and powerful. A fully-charged device will last you all day, but you have to fill the tank with vape juice a few times due to its compact size.

Pod Mod Kits

Pod mods are lightweight e-cigarettes that come with a built-in battery and small detachable pods. Although similar in size, portability and weight to vape pens, pod mods will give you a more intense vaping experience. Our mod pods come in various shapes, styles, and sizes, but the best ones are sleek, portable, and easy to use.

Box Mod Kits

Vape mods are perfect for customisation. Because they can be so personalised, they are also known as advanced personal vaporisers (APV). These sophisticated e-cigarettes have customisable wattage, voltage, and other features. These are perfect for vaping hobbyists who enjoy experimenting with various settings and e-juices.

How to Pick Vape Accessories and Spare Parts

Most vape brands have parts and accessories that are exclusive for their devices only. As a result, not all accessories you’ll find will fit with your vape kit. That’s why it’s crucial to consider compatibility in choosing any accessory and replacement part.

The best way to find compatible parts is to seek from the same brand as your device. Vape brands that manufacture vape kits offer accessories and spare parts to allow for repairs, upgrades, and customisation.

Batteries and Chargers

Vape pens and pod mods have built-in internal batteries, while box mods have detachable batteries in varying sizes and capacities. At Vapora, we offer a wide range of high-quality and safety-certified batteries and chargers to power your vape kits.


Coils are responsible for heating the vape juice to convert them into vapour. Here at Vapora, you can find pre-built coils that are compatible with a wide variety of vaping brands, so you won’t have a hard time replacing yours.

Wire and Wick

If you would rather build your coil, we’ve got wires, wicks, and other accessories for coil building available.

Drip Tips

Drip tips are alternatives to cartridges, cartomisers and pods; they are hollow tubes that allow e-juice to drip from the tank to the atomiser. You can experiment with different drip tips to get various vaping experiences.

Tank Spares

Tanks are durable, but they can also crack and shatter if you’re not careful. It’s a good thing you don’t have to replace your whole kit when this happens though! Instead, you can get a tank spare or other replacement parts to save money and keep your favourite vape kit working.

Cases and Skins

For additional protection, you can get your kit a mod skin or a vaping case. Mod skins are wrapped around your kits to protect them from scratches and personalise them at the same time. On the other hand, vaping cases are portable storage for all your vaping equipment and accessories.

Choosing Your Flavours

Unlike traditional cigarettes, you have a variety of flavours to choose from when you vape. Match your vape juice according to your mood. You can choose from the following flavour types and more:

  • Fruity 
  • Creamy, Milk, & Dessert 
  • Candy 
  • Tobacco 
  • Icy, Mint, & Menthol

Read our guide for picking vape juice flavours and see our recommendations for each flavour type.

Now that you’ve learned about vaping, you can shop for your first vape kit and start vaping! Browse through Vapora’s extensive collection of vape kits, parts and accessories, and e-juices. Shop for everything you need for vaping at Vapora!