The Best Vape Starter Kits To Stop Smoking in 2021
If you are considering quitting smoking, there is a chance that you have already been looking at vape kits. This means that you already know just how much choice there actually is out there.
The first thing to remember is that large public health bodies advocate e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking, including the NHS. Public Health England (PHE) state that e-cigarettes are at least 95% safer than smoking. A vape starter kit is a great first step to stopping smoking.
Making the switch from smoking to vaping can feel intimidating. There is a lot of information to take in, as well as so much available in terms of vape kits and e-liquids. We are advocates of the mantra, 'there is a ideal e-cig kit for everyone'. But there can be an element of trial and error, especially in the beginning. So even if you have tried an e-cig before and it dodn't quite work for you, don't worry, this guide will set you on the right path.
How do vape kits work?
While there is a lot to choose from when it comes to vape kits, they all work in fundamentally the same way. They are an electronic device that allows you to vaporise e-liquid into an inhaleable form. This way you can get the nicotine that your body is craving.
They are made up of the same basic components. A battery, a tank, and atomizer head (or coil) and e-liquid. As you press your battery button to activate it, this delivers power through a coil of wire that sits in your atomizer head. This power heats up the coil, which is surrounded by wicking material. As you draw on your e-cig, you pull e-liquid onto the wicking material which is then vaporised and you inhale it.
That is it, they all work in that way.
Anything past this is all about how the e-cig looks, slight changes to how you fill them with vape juice and some of them have the ability to turn the power up and down.
Does vaping help you quit smoking?
There is no sweeping statement we can make to answer this question, every individuals quit smoking journey is very different and very personal. What we can say is that all of the information we have available to us is extremely positive.
Cancer Research UK state that 'E-cigs help people quit smoking'.
We asked our customers about their vaping and stop smoking journeys. Our survey discovered that 90% of our customers that as a result of starting vaping, they have now quit smoking for good.
How to limit cravings when vaping to stop smoking?
One of the key elements to limit cravings when stopping smoking is by choosing the correct nicotine strength. By getting this step right, you are going to deliver the right amount of nicotine each time you vape, halting your cravings.
You need to choose an e-liquid with a nicotine strength that stops you from smoking. Again there may be an element of trial and error here, but there are general guides that you can use to choose your starting strength.
If you choose a nicotine strength that is too low, you will know quite quickly as you will still feel the urge to smoke. On the flip side, you will also know if you have a nicotine strength that is too high. Read more in our nicotine strength guide here.
Remember e-cigarettes not only cover your nicotine cravings. It also covers all of the other smoking triggers, helping to cover your mental addiction as well as the physical one. These include triggers such as; hand to mouth action, as well as inhaling and exhaling.
Is vaping safer than smoking?
PHE and Cancer Research say it is!
- Public Health England (PHE) state that 'e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking'
- Cancer Research UK support vaping in the fight against cancer. They say 'The evidence so far shows that e-cigarettes are far safer than smoking'
- You can read more about this in our 'Is vaping better than smoking?' article here.
What are the different types of e-cig?
There are two main types of e-cig. An open tank system and a pod e-cig. As mentioned above, they both do the same fundamental job. They are a way for you to get the nicotine that your body is craving.
An open tank system is exactly as it sounds. They tend to come in different shapes and sizes and they have a vape tank that can refilled with e-liquid and can have their atomizer head changed.
Pod e-cigs tend to all look similar, a pen style shape much closer to the look of a cigarette. A lot of them are 'closed', which means the pods are pre-filled with e-liquid and cannot be refilled. You also can't change the atomizer head in many.
How to choose the best e-cigarette to quit smoking?
What you look for in a vape kit, depends on what is important in your vaping experience.
If you are a person who is out and about a lot, works outside or is never near a plug, then battery life should be up there on your list of considerations. The last thing you need when you are new to vaping and trying to kick the cigarettes, is to be out and about and your e-cig battery runs out of power. So you will want to consider a vape starter kit with a larger battery.
Ease of use is something that you should look at. All vape kits are relatively easy once you are used to them, but just think how easy smoking is. You take a cigarette and light it, e-cigs do require upkeep and maintenance. You want to choose something that has the least impact on your day to day routine. If you are the type of person who can't be doing with faff and wants the minimum upkeep, you might want to lean towards a vape pod. If you quite like tech and gadgets, you might want to move towards a vape kit with settings that you can adjust.
Size and shape is also something to think about. The bigger the battery life, the larger and heavier the e-cig is. Will you be keeping your vape in a pocket? Do you need to travel with it often? Is there a reason that your e-cig needs to be small and discreet? These are all things to consider. Vape starter kits do tend to be smaller than some of the larger vape mods out there, but take into account the size and shape of your vape as you are getting used to e-cigs being part of your regular day.
The Best Vape Starter Kits for 2020
The byte pod e-cig that is specifically designed to give you the freedom to move away from tobacco cigarettes. It is the simplest way to make the switch from smoking to vaping.
- Extremely easy to use.
- Pre-filled pods with a 1/6% nic salt UK made vape juice.
- There are no buttons to press, you just inhale and vape.
This is a refillable pod system, different to the byte. You can fill the Skope P with your chosen e-liquid but there is still no need to change the atomizer head, so it is very low maintenance.
- ECO technology for longer battery life between charges.
- Easy to fill and mantain.
- Compact and discreet.
The only box mod on our list. This is an arc mini mod, that remains compact. But this has adjustable settings, a screen and a vape tank that can be filled with e-liquid and you can change the atomizer head.
- Larger battery life for longer times between charges.
- Adjustable settings for more versatility.
- Vape tank with different atomizer heads to use.
What are the best vapes for heavy smokers?
If you are a heavy smoker then the vape starter kits might not be the best place for you to begin your vaping journey. They are great, but the battery life and throat hit might not be enough. The last thing you want is to be frustrated when trying to stop smoking. The below kits give you a little bit more and are great for heavier smokers to start vaping.
The arc GTi is an e-cig kit that makes vaping look easy. With its extremely generous 3000mAh battery, GT Air Tank and GT atomizer heads.
- Integrated 3000mAh battery
- GT Air tank with locking top fill
- Sub-ohm coils and many output modes
The arc 5 is one of our best selling vape kits, with good reason. Combining style, ease of use and quality the arc 5 is ideal for heavier smokers.
- Integrated 2200mAh battery
- Adjustable settings, up to 40W of power
- Outstanding build quality
The Psyche e-cig kit is something really special, with its outstanding build quality and premium finish. It has a large integrated battery and quick charging so even if you are caught short, you battery is recharged in no time.
- 3000mAh Integrated battery
- Adjustable settings, up to 80W of power
- Vape tank with sub-ohm coils for more throat hit and vapour