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The Top 10 Things To Not Do

Things To Avoid When Vaping: The Top 10 Things To Not Do

As a new vaper, you’re bound to make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t avoid them. In today’s blog, we go over the top 10 things to avoid when vaping. From what not to do when vaping to common vaping errors, we go over some of the most common mistakes new vapers might make. So if you’re ready, let’s get started. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Not Researching Your First Vape Purchase
  2. Don’t Vape Without Permission
  3. Always Use the Right Charger and Never Charge Overnight
  4. At First Keep Hydrated
  5. Don’t Vape Like You Used to Smoke
  6. Using the Wrong Nicotine, VG, or PG Ratios
  7. Conclusion

Not Researching Your First Vape Purchase

One of the first things you should avoid when starting to vape is not researching what your first vape is going to be. That’s why we suggest before going ahead and buying the first thing you like, that you first do a little research. Go on forums and learn about your choices, what eliquid will work for you, and plan how much you want to spend. This is important because not only will you not get a device you’ll regret; you’ll make your dollars extend the furthest. Also, learning about the choices you have will give you an idea about the features you want in your vape. We also suggest if you have a vape shop near you that you visited, and hear what the employees and patrons have to say, and they can guide you on which items might be suited for you. After you do research online and visit your vape shop, you shop online and look for starter kits which often come with everything you need to start vaping.  

Don’t Vape Without Permission

This one is a biggie and something you should definitely avoid. If you’re a relatively new vaper, you should know that now you represent vapers everywhere and how you behave and act can impact the community as a whole. So the first thing to avoid is to avoid vaping in public spaces if you aren’t sure if you can vape. Even if you are outside, the polite thing to do is ask when you’re in the outside section of a bar, restaurant, or venue. A good rule of thumb is that if you see people smoking, then it’s okay to vape. But remember that the best thing to do is to simply ask. This way, you’ll avoid giving vapers a bad name, and you might also save yourself from a huge fine. 

Always Use the Right Charger and Never Charge Overnight

No matter what type of vape you have, another important rule to follow is to always use the right charger. While you might have cables in your house that resemble the type of charger used with your vape (Type USB-C for example), you should never use these cables or chargers with your vape. The possibility of them working might be high, but you don’t want to use a charger that will damage your battery. So only use the charger that comes with your device always. Another thing you never want to do is leave your vape charging overnight without supervision. Make it a rule to always keep watch over your device when charging. 

At First Keep Hydrated

When beginning to vape, it’s a great idea to maintain a water bottle close. This is because if you find yourself vaping often, you might get a vaper’s tongue. Vaper’s tongue is a condition of having a numb tongue that won’t allow you to taste or enjoy your vape’s flavor. Not only that, but because ejuice uses propylene glycol, this liquid tends to dry your mouth. So if you don’t get vaper’s tongue, you’ll definitely feel dehydrated, and this can lead to an unpleasant vaping experience, especially when you’re out and about and are far away from your kitchen.

Don’t Vape Like You Used to Smoke

This is a big one. We wrote about this extensively in the past, but if you are a new vaper, you might not be aware of the correct vaping technique. Spoiler: it’s not how you use to smoke. When smoking, you probably inhaled deep and hard to get more smoke and get a deeper hit. However, with vaping, you need to do the exact opposite. When vaping, the correct technique is to inhale soft and slow, and this way, you’ll get the most amount of vapor into your lungs. It’s also important not to chain vape since you can damage your coils; what we recommend is that you wait 30 seconds between each hit to extend the lifespan of your coils and avoid damaging your device. 

Using the Wrong Nicotine, VG, or PG Ratios

There are three ingredients in vape juice or eliquid that can greatly impact your vaping experience. They are the ratio of nicotine in the ejuice, the amount of vegetable glycerin, and the amount of propylene glycol. These three ingredients can drastically change your experience vaping, and making sure you have the correct ratios of each is important to quickly explain how they matter; keep this in mind:

  • Nicotine: Nicotine makes your vape harsher a higher level of nicotine will give you more of a throat hit and a more potent buzz.
  • Vegetable Glycerin: The more VG you have, the bigger the clouds you’ll create, and the less of a throat hit you’ll have, it can also make the vape taste sweeter.
  • Propylene Glycol: This liquid carries flavor better, so the more PG you have, the more flavor notes you’ll be able to detect, but you’ll also have a higher throat hit, making your vape juice harsher. 


Although these are some of the most important things we think you should keep in mind when starting to vape, remember there are a host of other things you should also look into. When in doubt, go back to number one on this list and simply do a little research. If you’re unsure about anything vaping related, you’ll usually find the answer online or by visiting your local vape shop.  


EjuiceDB articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them. Furthermore, Vaping products and nicotine use are only meant for persons over the age of 21.

Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

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Andres Roman

Andres Roman is a content writer with 3+ years of experience, a former 3 pack a week smoker who used vaping to kick the habit, he now wants to educate the world about vaping. You can find him on Linkedin and Twitter.