7 Biggest Complaints First-Time Vapers Have—and How to Fix Them

Once most people get the hang of vaping, they really enjoy it. There are all types of reasons why they start vaping—some want to quit smoking, while others want to try out all of the excellent e-juice flavors—but for the most part, people come to appreciate the entire vaping experience.

Not everyone loves it right away, though. There are actually many people who try vaping and then stop doing it because they run into a problem. Some  find that they can’t get their e-cigarette to cooperate with them. Others struggle to find the right technique, and as a result, they struggle to vape properly and don’t have a very good time.

At the end of the day, there are going to be some people who just don’t enjoy vaping, and that’s okay. It’s not for everyone. But we hate to see someone quit on vaping simply because of a complaint that can be fixed.

So we decided to take a closer look at some of the most common complaints first-time vapers have and offer up some easy ways to fix them. If you are having trouble finding your way, this should help you get more familiar with vaping and alleviate the stress you might feel when you pick up your vape pen or e-cigarette.

“I’m not getting enough vapor!”

When you start vaping for the first time, you probably don’t want to try to take in too much vapor until you get the hang of it. But you also don’t want to be left wondering why your e-cigarette isn’t producing any vapor at all.

If you don’t feel like you’re getting enough vapor, you can try switching your e-juice to something that has a higher level of vegetable glycerin in it. Better known as VG in the vaping world, it will allow you to produce bigger clouds.

As an alternative to doing that, you can also upgrade your e-cigarette and purchase one that allows you to use a lower resistance. That will also help you produce more vapor. Just make sure you don’t upgrade to something that is out of your league too early on in the process.

“My e-cigarette won’t stop leaking!”

There are experienced vapers who can’t seem to get a handle on their e-cigarette’s leaking issues, so you can imagine the problems that first-time vapers will have.

If you have a newer e-cigarette and it’s leaking, it could be because you have overfilled your tank. It could also be because you are holding your e-cigarette improperly and allowing e-juice to leak out.

Additionally, older e-cigarettes can leak due to the equipment inside of them. O-rings can wear out and cause leaks to take place. An e-cigarette with a damaged tank could also be the culprit behind the leak. By fixing one of these issues, you can get your e-cigarette to stop leaking once and for all.

“I can’t taste the e-juice I’m using!”

Are you using an e-juice produced by a reputable manufacturer? Assuming you are, you should be able to taste the e-juice flavor that you are using.

If you haven’t been able to, there’s a chance you could have gotten your hands on a bad batch of e-juice. Call the company that sold it to you and let them know about it. There is also a chance you may be experiencing “vape tongue.”

This is a condition that sets in after you have used e-juice for an extended period of time. Your taste buds get too used to it, and after awhile, you can’t taste it anymore. You can usually get rid of this problem by switching up your e-juice.

“My e-cigarette’s battery keeps dying on me!”

When your battery is charged properly, it should give you more than enough power to vape throughout the course of at least a day. If it’s dying much sooner than that, you might want to open your e-cigarette up and check to see if all of your battery connections are intact.

You may also need to replace your battery if your e-cigarette is not brand new. Batteries are not meant to last forever, and over time, it will become harder and harder for a battery to hold a charge. By replacing your battery, you will give yourself a much larger window of time to vape.

“I keep taking dry hits!”

There are a lot of people who enjoy taking dry hits from time to time. Those who are trying to quit smoking in particular like the familiar feeling that a dry hit provides.

But if you’re not enjoying all of the dry hits that you are getting from your e-cigarette, you should check to see what the propylene glycol, or PG, level of your e-juice is. If it’s too high, that is probably the cause of the dry hits, and you can tone them down by switching to an e-juice with a lower PG level. Additionally, dry hits could be a sign that you need to change your coil.

You may also need to just cut back on your vaping altogether. When you’re first starting off, you want to ease your way into it until you get comfortable with all of the subtle—and sometimes, not so subtle—nuances of vaping.

“I’m sucking e-juice into my mouth when I vape!”

It takes time for most first-time vapers to figure out the right technique to use. Some suck way too hard when they are vaping and end up with a mouthful of e-juice in the process. If this is you, take it easy and learn how to take a drag properly without getting e-juice in your mouth.

There are other things that can cause e-juice to come up through your e-cigarette and enter your mouth, too. In some cases, your e-cigarette might be the problem, and in others, it might be the way you are holding your e-cigarette.

“I can’t get help with my vaping problems!”

Are you finding that your local vape shop is not as helpful as you were hoping when you first walked through their doors? Fortunately, most vape shops are more than accommodating to new customers, and the vape community as a whole is a welcoming place.

If your vape shop isn’t doing it for you, check out some of the online hangouts that can provide you with more information on vaping. Or scroll through vaping blogs like the one provided by Aspen Valley Vapes to get the answers to all of your important vaping questions.

Educating yourself about vaping is the best way to make sure you enjoy your experience, and there are plenty of places for you to find valuable information without relying solely on your local vape shop.

3 thoughts on “7 Biggest Complaints First-Time Vapers Have—and How to Fix Them

  1. Neil says:

    You should post something on nic level compared to cigarettes. Because I want to quit smoking and love vaping. But am nervous at the same time because with cigarettes I can smoke 2 in a row, but with vaping there is no finish, and I don’t want to over do it. So what’s a average amount of pulls I should take in a sitting using 3mg juice on a alien mod? I ask because I can take 10 drags off a cigarette, but is 10 pulls of vaping in a row touch. I can’t find an answer. Please help.

  2. Neil says:

    You should post something on nic level compared to cigarettes. Because I want to quit smoking and love vaping. But am nervous at the same time because with cigarettes I can smoke 2 in a row, but with vaping there is no finish, and I don’t want to over do it. So what’s a average amount of pulls I should take in a sitting using 3mg juice on a alien mod? I ask because I can take 10 drags off a cigarette, but is 10 pulls of vaping in a row to much?. I can’t find an answer. Please help.

    • Dave says:

      There is a secondary problem here too, the actual tank and coil your are using comes into play. I can easily handle much higher nic levels on smaller devices than my big mod vape. Honestly to immediately ween off cigarettes you will want to go about as high as you can tolerate (more nic makes vape harsh and stomps on flavor) I started at 18mg to stop smoking cigarettes immediately, and I’ll be honest the vaping experience was pretty poor with that much nic, but I was able to stop cigarettes pretty much overnight because of it. After that I quickly moved to 12 and then 6, and slowly weened the rest of the way down over time. …that’s what worked for me, results might vary.

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