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How to Choose the Right Vaping Kit for You

Designed in 2003, the modern e-cigarette or vape has quickly developed in ubiquity because it contains less destructive chemicals and being more advantageous (having the capacity to smoke it indoors). Following a review by the Health Promotion Agency in 2016, apparently 1 in 6 New Zealand adults had tried a vape. With this ascent in ubiquity, an ever increasing number of individuals are moving away from the humble cigarette and starting to vape.

When you first start vaping, some of the kit can seem very foreign but once you get to know the basics, you’ll be vaping like a pro. Presently, New Zealand law allows you to import up to 3 months’ supply of nicotine containing e-liquid for your own use, yet not for supply. Let’s take a look at what each part of your vape does and what unit would be best for you.

The Four Main Components of the Vape

The tank

This part holds the e-liquid and replaceable coil. One side contains a mouthpiece you draw from and the other the thread.

The coil

The coil heats the e-liquid producing a vapour and is screwed into the tank.


The Mod provides power to the coil, creating heat to vaporize the liquid.


This is what you put in your vape which produces the vapour. It comes in a range of flavours and nicotine strengths.

Which Vape Kit Is Right For You?

To begin with, you have to decide on the desired outcome you want from your vaporizer. If you want to feel like you’re smoking a real cigarette, then a mouth to lung device is what you require. This type of device has a more restrictive air-flow, reproducing the same tight draw you’d get with an actual cigarette.

If smoking shisha was your previous love and you enjoy the big draws of smoke into your lungs, you need a direct to lung vaporizer. These kits create more vapour and will use more power from your device. The increased amount of vapour goes direct to the lungs mimicking the shisha pull.

How to Choose Nicotine Strength?

You can use any nicotine strength in any device but there are a few things to consider. If you’re a past smoker weaning yourself off cigarettes, you should choose the high to medium strength which is 18mg or 12mg of nicotine. Light or social smokers will be satisfied with the low 3mg nicotine strength.

Direct to lung users should select the light or zero nicotine strength. The high 6mg strength can be harsh on the throat therefore the low 3mg of nicotine is generally the best choice.

To help you get started with vaping, have a look at these starter kits which have all the parts needed and are easy to use. You can choose from a range of colours, styles and price ranges to get a vapour kit that suits you.

If you’d like some help selecting your first vapour kit, contact the JCH Vapes team on 0347 40947.