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Beginner’s Guide: How to Use a Vape Properly

May 29, 2023


Vaping is all the rage these days and has gained acceptance among assorted demographics. However, since it is radically different from traditional smoking, many vaping starters are left confused about how to vape properly, or how to clean a vape after each use. In this beginner’s guide, we will walk you through the basics of using a vape. Whether you have just purchased a new vape device or are considering switching from smoking to vaping, this guide will help you get started on the right foot.


What Is Vape?

Vape is a term that refers to the act of inhaling and exhaling vapor produced by an electronic device called a vape device or an e-cigarette. Vape devices consist of a battery, a tank or a pod that holds the e-liquid, and an atomizer that heats up the e-liquid and turns it into vapor. The e-liquid is a mixture of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavorings and nicotine (optional).

Vaping is an alternative to smoking that can help smokers quit or reduce their tobacco consumption. It can also provide a satisfying and enjoyable experience for non-smokers who want to try different flavors and sensations.


How to Use a Vape Properly as a Starter?

If you are new to vaping and want to learn how to vape, you need to consider some factors that can affect your vaping experience. Here are some vape tips on how to use it properly as a starter:

Select the right flavor

One of the most important aspects of vaping is the flavor. There are hundreds of flavors available on the market, ranging from tobacco and menthol to fruits and desserts. You should choose a flavor that appeals to your taste buds and matches your mood and preferences. You can also mix different flavors to create your own unique combinations.

Select the right nicotine strength

Another important aspect of vaping is nicotine strength. Nicotine is an addictive substance that can provide a stimulating effect and a throat hit. The nicotine strength of e-liquids is measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) and can vary from 0 mg/ml (nicotine-free) to 50 mg/ml (very high). You should choose a nicotine strength that suits your needs and goals. If you are a smoker who wants to quit or reduce your nicotine intake, you should start with a high nicotine strength and gradually lower it over time. If you are a non-smoker who wants to enjoy vaping without nicotine, you should choose a nicotine-free e-liquid.

Select the right PG/VG

Another important aspect of vaping is the PG/VG ratio. PG and VG are the two main ingredients of e-liquids that affect vapor production, flavor and throat hit. PG is a thin and clear liquid that carries the flavor and provides a strong throat hit. VG is a thick and sweet liquid that produces dense vapor and provides a smooth throat hit. The PG/VG ratio of e-liquids can vary from 50/50 (balanced) to 80/20 (high VG) or more. You should choose a PG/VG ratio that suits your preferences and your vape device. Generally, higher PG ratios are better for low-power devices and MTL vaping, while higher VG ratios are better for high-power devices and DTL vaping.

Clean your vape

The maintenance of your vape device is yet another important aspect of vaping. You should clean your vape device regularly to prevent any dirt, dust or residue from affecting its performance and flavor. Here are some steps to clean your vape device:

  • Disassemble your vape device into its parts: battery, tank or pod, coil, mouthpiece, etc.
  • Rinse each part with warm water and dry them with a paper towel or a cloth.
  • If your coil is reusable, you can dry burn it to remove any residue or gunk. To do this, attach it to your battery and fire it for a few seconds until it glows red. Repeat this until no smoke comes out of the coil.If your coil is disposable, you can replace it with a new one when it becomes dirty or burnt.
  • Reassemble your vape device and fill it with fresh e-liquidto start vaping anew.



Vaping is an enjoyable and satisfying activity that can help you quit smoking or have fun with different flavors and sensations. However, you need to know how to vape properly to get the best out of it. You need to select the right flavor, nicotine strength and PG/VG ratio, and clean your vape device regularly to ensure optimal performance of your vape device.


On the other hand, if you are looking for a high-quality vape device that offers great performance, convenience and style, we recommend that you try Relx Essential Device. With a meticulously crafted ergonomic design that ensures the best possible inhaling experience, this 350mAh Relx Essential Starter Kit with 1 Essential device Black + 1 Pod delivers smooth, flavorful and satisfying vapor with minimal maintenance.



How do you use a vape for the first time?

To use a vape for the first time, you need to follow these steps:

  • Charge your battery fully before using it.
  • Fill your tank or pod with e-liquid according to the instructions.
  • Attach your tank or pod to your battery and turn on your device.
  • Press the fire button (if any) and inhale from the mouthpiece.
  • Enjoy your vaping experience!

What is the correct way to use a vape?

The correct way to use a vape depends on your vaping style and preference. There are two main ways to use a vape: mouth-to-lung (MTL) and direct-to-lung (DTL).

MTL vaping is similar to smoking a cigarette. You inhale the vapor into your mouth first and then into your lungs. This produces a discreet amount of vapor and a strong throat hit.

DTL vaping is similar to breathing through a straw. You inhale the vapor directly into your lungs without holding it in your mouth. This produces a large amount of vapor and a smooth throat hit.

You should choose the way that suits you best and adjust your device settings accordingly.

Do I need to inhale when I vape?

You do not need to inhale when you vape if you do not want to. You can still enjoy the flavor and sensation of vaping by holding the vapor in your mouth or exhaling it through your nose. However, if you want to get the full effect of nicotine or CBD (if any), you need to inhale when you vape.




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