Electronic cigarette from the tobacconist: why if you are a beginner is not the ideal choice

Buying e-cigs at the tobacconist | Terpy

Modified on: 24/05/2024

Why the best solution is to buy vaping products only from specialist retailers

Would you like to start using the electronic cigarette to quit smoking once and for all and are you thinking of buying one at the tobacconist’s?

Of course, it seems a rather convenient option: unlike the shops specializing in vaping, in fact, the tobacconists are found almost at every corner of the street. As a result, the question arises: why waste time looking for a vape shop when you can also buy electronic cigarettes at the tobacconist’s?

In fact, there are many reasons why you should choose specialty stores, especially if you are starting to vape right now.

Want to know what they are? Read this article!

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The (big) problem of entry-level electronic cigarettes

The first criticism is that, as a rule, tobacconists sell very few models of electronic cigarettes and, in most cases, they are entry-level devices, mostly disposable.

Of course, you might say, “Wait a minute. Entry-level devices are exactly what you designed for people who have just started to vape. If so, why in the title of the article did you write that novice vapers should not turn tobacconists to buy electronic cigarettes?”.

Very true: at first glance, what I said would seem a contradiction.

However, entry-level e-cigs, despite their name, are not so suitable for those who have just started vaping. A novice vaper, in fact, is in a very delicate situation: he is trying to get rid of traditional cigarettes once and for all and, in order to be successful, must find as soon as possible a device that satisfies him adequately.

Otherwise, the risk of picking up blondes is very high.

It is not easy to find the most suitable device for your taste: you have to proceed by trial and error, experiment and, above all, immediately try to focus on advanced models that can be widely customized.

The very concept of ‘entry-level electronic cigarette’ is wrong. Let’s call them, rather, basic devices, suitable exclusively for vapers who want to save as much as possible by sacrificing the ability to customize them according to their needs.

In summary: if you want to quit smoking once and for all with the support of the electronic cigarette, buy it at a specialized retailer that can offer you a wide choice.

Read also: Can multiple flavours be combined for the electronic cigarette?

Looking for an electronic cigarette liquid made to measure for you? You will not find it at the tobacconist!

With regard to e-cigarette liquids sold by tobacconists we can reason as we did in the previous paragraph: in these stores the offer is very limited, if not completely absent. And, in most cases, only 50/50 e-liquids are sold, suitable for cheek vaping but not lung vaping.

The choice of the liquid that best suits your needs is just as important: for those who have just set aside blondes, buying the wrong one means staying unsatisfied and risk falling back into the habit of smoking.

Instead, a specialist dealer can offer you a wide selection of e-cigarette liquids and, most importantly, can help you find the ideal one for you. In physical stores you can rely on salespeople who are usually well trained on the subject of vaping and can assist you with any need.

On eCommerce, like our Terpy, there are many articles published to solve your doubts and to give you all the information you need to navigate the world of vaping.

Tobacconists, on the other hand, are not specialized retailers and rarely have the skills to guide you correctly in buying e-cigarette liquids.

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DIY electronic cigarette liquids: tobacconist vs specialty store

We end by focusing on DIY e-cigarette liquids.

If you’re just starting out, you’re probably using pre-mixed, ready-to-use e-liquids. All you have to do is open the vial that contains them, pour them into your atomizer and vape. Nothing easier.

However, as you gain some experience, you may make the decision to start making your own e-cigarette liquids by purchasing the individual ingredients and mixing them together. On the other hand, there are many vapers who choose this way in such a way as to:

  • create custom and unique liquids that do not exist on the market;
  • cut down on vape products. With DIY liquids, in fact, you can save almost half of what you would spend buying ready-to-use ones.

Unfortunately, the ingredients for these e-liquids are not found by tobacconists, but are sold exclusively by specialty stores. A further reason, if it had been necessary after having illustrated the previous ones, to choose the latter.

Read also: Boiling liquid in the mouth when using the electronic cigarette: how to fix it

In conclusion

In this article I explained to you why it is not a good idea to look for electronic cigarettes, or other vape products, at tobacco companies. At best you would be forced to choose from a very limited range of articles. At worst, you may not find anything that suits you.

Buy your vaping products exclusively at stores or specialized sites such as our eCommerce Terpy: you can find everything you need by choosing from many quality items.

Browse through our electronic cigarette liquids, concentrated aromas, nicotine bases and all other vaper products: buy now at Terpy!