If you are trying to make the switch from smoking to vaping, the MTL style of vaping is your best option. MTL stands for “mouth to lung” which describes the process of drawing vapour into your mouth and then inhaling it into your lungs. It is essentially the same process you use for smoking. This style of vaping will have a tight draw, similar to smoking a cigarette and will give off less vapour.
Starting with an MTL vape kit will make the transition easier as it does not require you to learn any new technique. Saying that, if you enjoy vaping and wish to explore further, there is nothing stopping you, but starting off with something close to home gives you the best chance of sticking with it.
What Nicotine Level Should I Start Vaping at?
The best type of nicotine for heavy smokers is called nicotine salt - or nic salts for short. Relieving that nicotine itch as fast as possible is key and nic salts do just that, as they are designed to be absorbed quickly by your body and satisfy your cravings for longer periods of time. Nic salts create a smooth throat hit, deliver excellent flavour and produce a discrete amount of vapour.
Nic salts are designed especially for mouth-to-lung vapers and are available in 5mg, 10mg or 20mg strength options - we’d recommend you start off with the 20mg if you are a heavy smoker. Once you have successfully made the switch to vaping, you can decide to lower your nicotine level over time, but starting off with something strong will help keep those cravings away.
What is the best vape for smokers trying to quit?
The innovation in current-day vaping technology has led to devices that deliver a near-identical experience to smoking a cigarette with intuitive design features that make them effortless to use. With that being said, there are a couple of options worth considering.
Outselling any other vape kit, disposable vapes offer straight-out-the-box instant gratification that delivers bold flavours - which have raised the bar for vaping e-liquid industry - and high levels of premixed nic salts that quickly satisfy cravings. They are an excellent place to start if you are completely new to vaping and a bit put off by all the jargon and can help you make the break away from your smoking habit.
The downside is that disposables are not cheap, and long term the best option is to buy yourself a decent refillable vape kit. And as the name suggests disposables are also very wasteful as, once your bar is done, the whole thing needs to be recycled - requiring frequent trips to your local waste recycling depot.