Using an e-cigarette provides a similar experience to and closely mimics smoking – while at the same time being at least 95% less harmful – however, there are some differences between the two that a new user will notice.
Someone new to vaping may find that they cough a little until they adjust to inhaling vapour rather than the smoke they are used to. They may also notice a slight difference in how nicotine is delivered to the body.
Novice vapers may try to use an e-cigarette in the same way as a traditional cigarette – but the frequency with which the two products are typically used is different.
For example, when you light a cigarette, you tend to smoke it in a single sitting, whereas vapers tend to graze and adjust their intake based on their body’s requirement for nicotine.
And because vapers tend to naturally self-regulate, they can find that the amount of e-liquid used may increase over time as they reduce the nicotine strength of the liquid they buy.
Often a new vaper will suck too hard on an e-cigarette and draw the liquid into the coil more quickly than the coil can vaporise, this can result in flooding and occasional spitting from the over-wicked coil.
They should also understand that an e-liquid will not taste the same as their preferred brand of cigarettes and it can take time for the palate to adjust.