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A Beginners Guide to Vaping

A Beginners Guide to Vaping

First thing; to start vaping with NZVAPOR it is very easy.

Although all the new words, choices and decisions seem a bit daunting, when we break it down – all you will need is 4 simple things:
1A bottle of e-liquid
2. A device (the body & battery of the e-cigarette)
3. A pod or tank (the part that holds the e-liquid and turns it into vapour)
4. A charger (to recharge your e-cigarette)


This short tutorial will help to break a couple of decisions down for you, giving a bit of clarification. If you are still stuck you can contact us here.

The first choices to make are “What flavour do I choose” and “What nicotine level do I need”. This is a decision that can seem daunting but it is really quite simple. When it comes to flavour, the choice is personal. All our e-liquids have been through extensive testing so they taste exactly like they say they do. If you are moving from smoking to vaping NZVAPOR would recommend a tobacco flavour as your main, and a flavour from our other ranges as a “move to” product. As you settle into your new vapelife you will realise that you no longer need to stick with the taste of tobacco to get your nicotine fix. Our most popular flavour is Royale Vape. Our e-liquids come in various nicotine strengths. They have been specifically made for smokers by (ex)smokers, so all of them have the throat hit that a smoker wants (even the nicotine free e juice). The higher the nicotine level you choose the more throat hit you will get. If you smoked a strong cigarette or cigar; you should be choosing a higher nicotine level. If you smoked lights; something in the lower strength range should work for you best. You can learn more about the specific strengths on each of our e-liquids

This is a personal choice. Each device is designed to do the same thing but in a different way, so there is really no way you can “get it wrong”, rather, through trial and error you will find you “get it more right” as you go. Pod devices have come to be the most popular form factor with their small & discreet size, and easy-to-use function. View all our genuine quality vaping devices here

Vaping FAQs

Have questions? Click on the headers below to get answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find your answer below, please get in touch here.

E-cigarettes are simply a device for vaporising e-juice and delivering that vapour to you in a form that appears very similar to cigarette smoke. Some juices are nicotine based and others are not, the decision to vape nicotine or non-nicotine based e-juice is up to you. Each device have an coil inside them and when activated that coil heats the e-liquid, turning it into a smokey looking vapour. You draw that vapour just like a cigarette. If you have any further questions please contact us through our contact page.

Q: Is Vaping the same as Smoking?

A: No. But it is a very very good alternative. A good electronic cigarette will give a very similar feeling to taking a drag of a normal cigarette, but without the tar and many other poisons that you get with smoking.  The way you drag an e-cigarette is different to a cigarette: drags are longer and slower, you only vape a few puffs and move on – you don’t need to wait until you have smoked it down to the but. When moving over to vaping; the biggest mistake you could make is to not expect any change at all. The way you vape is different, but once you have made the change you won’t look back – I didn’t!

Q: Is vaping illegal in New Zealand?

A: No, e-cigarettes and all the hardware that we sell is NOT illegal in NZ. All hardware products are able to be purchased in New Zealand without any risk of prosecution whatsoever.

Q: What are the ingredients in our e-liquid?

A: E-liquids made by NZVAPOR are manufactured 100% locally to the highest standards in the purest form possible. No nasty fillers or chemicals, just pure quality ingredients. All of our flavourings are Diacetyl free!

Q: What is my nicotine strength?
A: You will find nicotine strength guides on each of our e-liquid product pages. Ultimately it is your choice as to which strength you prefer but in general, a heavy smoker will seek a higher strength than someone who was not.

Q: What is a pg/vg ratio?
A: “PG/VG ratio” is in reference to the specific amount of food-grade carriers we use to mix your juice. They affect your “throat hit” and visual vapour production and perform differently in different voltages. For example, PG 75/VG 25 will be a thinner mixture consisting primarily of PG. It is very flavourful with more throat hit and less vapour production.

Q: What flavours should I use?
A: If you are hoping to replicate the experience of smoking you will want to sample our tobacco and menthol flavours. When choosing alternative flavours you should choose a flavour that you enjoy in other foods or products. For more information on specific flavours be sure to check out some of our flavour descriptions.

Q: How should I store my liquid?
A: It is important to keep your liquid out of the reach of pets and children. Also avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. Keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Long Term: If kept under these prescribed conditions your liquid will expire 2 years after the purchase date. Long term storage may cause certain flavours to become significantly stronger in taste.

Q. Can I have custom flavours mixed especially for me?
A: No – all of our e-liquids are batch manufactured to the highest standards.

Q: I spilled liquid on myself. What should I do? I/My pet swallowed a bottle of liquid. What should I do? 
A: Spilling liquid on yourself is not dangerous in most cases. To prevent skin irritation you will want to wash it with soap and water immediately. However, there are a number of ways that swallowing liquid can be harmful to a human or animal. If the liquid is consumed orally in any large quantity by any human or animal we suggest you seek medical assistance immediately.

How I moved to vaping

In 2012, after being a pack a day smoker for over 20 years, I was introduced to e-cigarettes and vaping. My first attempt to quit smoking with e-cigs was pretty much a failure; I just couldn’t get the satisfaction of a real smoke out of the little cigarette looking ecigarette I had. So I looked for something better. That’s when I found the real stuff that you see in this website. I got myself a decent eCig and nicotine based e-juice to vape on and I was off the unhealthy old version pretty much straight away. The changeover was VERY easy when I did it correctly.

This is how I did it: For the first few weeks I vaped AND smoked. Because of all the benefits, there was a natural move within myself towards preferring the e-cigs (no smell, no lighting up and having to stand outside in the cold for 10 mins while I smoked a whole ciggy, and I was saving money instantly!).After a couple of weeks I was only having my “big smokes” (first thing in the morning, after meals and when drinking). From there I dropped my “after meal ciggies” and ran with that for a week. Then I dropped my morning smoke and after a week or so I wasn’t missing smoking at all so I was ready to make the last step and vaped through my first night out. That was in 2013 and I have NEVER LOOKED BACK! – Good luck and welcome to your new life!

From the Owner – NZVAPOR

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