It’s a question we hear often enough that we’ve devoted an entire blog post to the subject. If you’ve been vaping long enough, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen your costs go up along the way. The process has probably been so gradual that you barely even noticed it at first. Suddenly, you look over your financial numbers for the month and realize that you’re not entirely comfortable with your vaping expenses anymore.
Spending more on vaping over time is a natural progression that many vapers experience. If you’ve been vaping since the early days, you might have started with one of the early e-cigarettes that looked like a tobacco cigarette. That device might have been good enough to help you switch to vaping successfully, but you upgraded to something with better capabilities – like a small refillable vape pen, perhaps – as soon as you could.
Regardless of when you started vaping, though, one thing has been true as long as vaping has been existed: The next generation of vaping hardware will always be better than the hardware you’re using now. Upgrading to more powerful hardware will mean that you’ll enjoy bigger clouds when vaping, but getting bigger clouds always means that you’ll use more vape juice.
So, what can you do to use less vape juice and make your e-liquid last longer? We’ll discuss some vape tricks in this article that may help.
Use a Vape Juice Flavor That You Find More Satisfying
One of the biggest trends in vape juice flavor design these days is that the use of sucralose as a sweetener in e-liquid has become more prevalent than ever. That’s great for lovers of sweet flavors – as almost all of us are – but having such a wide selection of sweet flavors available isn’t necessarily conducive to the goal of using less vape juice.
It’s almost like eating candy – are you the type of person who is satisfied after eating just one piece of candy, or do you keep on chomping until the entire bag is empty? If you fall into the second category, there’s no need to feel unhappy about it. Once you’ve stimulated your palate’s sweet receptors, they tend to want more stimulation. It’s hard to deny that urge – especially when there’s no real reason to deny it. Sweet e-liquid isn’t the same thing as candy; it isn’t going to make you gain weight if you overconsume it.
Overconsumption of e-liquid will, however, make you spend more money than you should – so it’s definitely contrary to the goal of using less vape juice. So, what should you do? Try using unsweetened e-liquid instead. Without the constant stimulation of your palate’s sweet receptors, you may find that you don’t need to use as much e-liquid to feel satisfied. There’s also another benefit: One of the great vaping secrets is that using unsweetened e-liquid will make your coils last longer. Even if you don’t end up using less vape juice, you’ll still save a fortune on replacement coils.
Switch to a Pod-Based Vaping Device
If you want to use less vape juice, one way is by changing your e-liquid in such a way that it makes you less likely to vape compulsively all day. We’ve just described that method. If you don’t want to stop using sweetened e-liquid, though, there are two other ways to make yourself use less vape juice. The first way is by switching to a small device like a pod system and drastically increasing the nicotine strength of your e-liquid. The second way is by tracking your vaping more closely, and we’ll discuss that next.
If you switch from a vape mod to a small pod system, you’ll also be switching from the direct-to-lung vaping style to mouth-to-lung inhaling. You’ll also most likely be switching from freebase nicotine e-liquid to nicotine salt vape juice. Since you’re already a full-time vaper, we suggest choosing lower-strength salt nic e-liquid, which typically has a nicotine strength of 20-25 mg/ml. That’s usually plenty for people who have already completely stopped smoking.
What are the benefits of switching from a larger vape mod to a smaller pod system? The first benefit is that using a higher nicotine strength will mean that you’ll be able to achieve your desired level of satisfaction while using much less vape juice. When you’re trying to use less vape juice, the ultimate goal is to spend less on vaping – and you’ll certainly do that if you’re using nicotine salt vape juice instead of freebase nicotine e-liquid.
You may also find that switching to a pod system helps you eliminate any compulsive vaping tendencies you might have. One of the benefits of using a high-power vape mod and a low-nicotine e-liquid is that vaping becomes much less about throat hit and much more about flavor. The experience is so smooth with a low-nicotine e-liquid, though, that you may not feel much of anything when you vape. You may find that you vape almost constantly as a result and that you never really stop and put your mod down. The nicotine delivery with nicotine salt e-liquid is very different. You’ll definitely feel it, and you may find that it’s much easier to pause between vaping sessions because you’ve gotten all the nicotine you need.
Use Your Vape Mod’s Puff Counter
Switching from a full-sized vape mod to a pod system isn’t for everyone. If you prefer a vaping experience that’s smooth and flavorful, you simply might not be interested in switching to a vaping setup that’s more focused on throat hit. Your next best option, then, is to find a way to track your e-liquid usage more closely and to use less nicotine the old-fashioned way – by cutting back. Thankfully, your vape mod provides a simple way to do exactly that.
One of the features you might have noticed with today’s vape mods is that many of them have built-in puff counters. You’ll see the counter tick up every time you press your mod’s fire button – and if your mod doesn’t have a puff counter, you should visit the manufacturer’s website and see if a firmware update is available for your device. In a few cases, manufacturers have added puff counters to their devices via firmware updates after those devices were released – so check for a firmware update if your vaping device doesn’t have a puff counter.
If your vape mod does have a puff counter, it’s a feature that you might have largely ignored until now. Most people, after all, don’t pay much attention to how often they vape – they simply use their devices whenever they want. You might change your mind about that, though, when you begin to realize that you’re no longer comfortable with the amount of money you’re spending on e-liquid. That’s when a puff counter becomes vitally important. You can’t judge the amount of e-liquid you’re using solely on how often you buy vape juice. The only way to tell for sure how much you’re vaping is by counting each puff – and the only way to reduce your e-liquid usage without putting yourself in a bad mood is by reducing your daily puff count so gradually that you don’t really feel the difference.
We suggest starting out by vaping as you normally would for about a week. Write your puff total down at the end of each day and don’t forget to reset the puff counter the following morning. At the end of the week, you’ll know what your average daily puff count is. Your goal at this point is simply to try to reduce your puff count as slowly and gradually as possible – even if it’s just as little as one puff per day. After a while, you’ll get to a point where you’re more comfortable about the amount of e-liquid you’re using. At that point, you can just vape as normal. It’s a good idea, however, to continue using your puff counter. That way, you can make sure that you don’t let your e-liquid usage creep back up.
Find Another Way to Save Money on Vaping
Suppose that you’ve looked at all of the suggestions in this article for using less vape juice, and you’ve decided that all of those ideas would require you to change your vaping experience too drastically. You want to save money on vaping, but you don’t want to do anything that would require you to make major changes because you’re happy with your vaping experience as it is. If that’s the case, then you’re going to have to save money on vaping in some other way.
Here at VapeJuice.com, we’re always happy to help you find ways to score some great e-juice deals. You’ve already won half of the battle by buying your vape gear here because we offer the lowest prices around. Recently, though, we instituted a bulk vape juice deal that can help you save even more money. If your purchase total exceeds $125, we’ll cover the shipping fees – so stock up and save. We’re always in your corner at VapeJuice.com.