Vape pens are popular. There’s no doubt about it. In fact, according to a series of 2018 reports published by Statista, 80% of millennials (22 – 37 year olds) and 53% of the U.S. population in general have tried vaping at least once. Even so, there are still groups of people out there who know very little about vaping and who are unsure about how to use vape pens. But it’s never too late to learn.
So, for all you novice vapers out there, here are the basics you need to know about vapes, how they work, and how to make the most out of the standard vaping experience.
How do you inhale a vape?
If you’ve never used one before, then you’ll probably benefit from a little advice on how to smoke a vape pen. What’s most important is knowing the difference between primer puffs and standard draws. In general, you’ll want to begin each vape session with a few primer puff. This will activate the vape pen and the mechanisms inside correctly. Primer puffs last less than a second and the idea is to avoid inhaling any vapor, as your vape uses these primer puffs to begin heating the oil, concentrate, dry herb, or whatever it is use intend to vape. Primer puffs are also said to improve the flavor of whatever you vape, mainly because they help to heat the contents gradually.
After the primer puffs, place your lips firmly around the mouthpiece, leaving no gaps, and take a long, slow, steady draw. In general, these standard puffs should last between 3 and 5 seconds. You can then exhale slowly and repeat the process. You don’t need to use primer puffs in between each standard draw, but if you want to experience more flavor, or if you feel that the contents of the vape hasn’t reached the optimum temperature, then a few more primer puffs here and there won’t hurt.
How to use a vape pen for oil?
One of the most important things for novice vapers to understand is that vaping with oils and concentrates is very different to vaping with dry herb. When using oils and concentrates, getting your vape pen to work at the right temperature is everything.
Too much heat can burn the contents. Not enough heat means that it won’t vaporize correctly. This is why when using a vape with a button, it’s important to switch the vape on and then apply short clicks that will gradually increase the heat. Follow the same principle when reducing the heat and switching your vape off.
It’s a good idea for novice oil and concentrate vapers to start by using a very simple, disposable vape pen. Disposables come with a pre-programmed heat selection, which optimizes the device for heating the oil or concentrate that has been pre-loaded inside.
How to use a disposable vape pen?
This moves us neatly onto the basics of the disposable vape pen in general. One of the best things about disposables for novice vapers is that they’re made up of just two features: a pre-filled cartridge and a heating device, which is actually the pen itself. The battery will have already been charged and will have enough power to heat the contents inside until the tank empties, which makes learning how to use a vape pen properly less overwhelming.
The other really cool feature about disposable vapes is that they let you control how much or how little you consume, which is a really good idea for anyone vaping a cannabis product for the first time. The dosage on disposables is monitored through an automated control system, which means that unlike beginner dabbers, novice cannabis vapers avoid the risk of an overdose.
How to use a push button vape pen?
On a final note, it’s important to remember that not all vapes are automatic. Some have a button that you need to press in order to set the vapor production process into motion. As soon as you press the button, the vape will begin to heat contents and turn it into a vapor that you can inhale. Go slow with a button vape. Heat the contents slowly, especially when trying out a new oil or concentrate product for the first time. Some people really enjoy using a button vape, as it gives them more control over how they vape and the different kinds of substances that they vape too.
If, after having read this blog post, you still have questions relating to how to smoke a vape pen, by all means get in touch with us and we’ll help you in any way we can.