Best Electronic Cigarettes – A Beginners Guide

We talk about the most popular vapes and some of the best electronic cigarettes on the New Zealand market today.

Electronic cigarettes or better known as vapes, are best for people wanting to quit smoking. They are becoming more and more popular today, especially in New Zealand. Why are they becoming popular? E-cigarettes help people quit the traditional cigarette tobacco. E-cigarettes are generally seen as safer than combusted tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars.

I’m new to Vaping or electronic cigarettes

So you’re obviously searching for electronic cigarettes. Why? Are you a smoker? You want to switch to e-cigarettes and give smoking up? Electronic cigarettes will help you quit smoking. It may take some time for you to fully transfer over. But this “new habit” will be better for you.

Choosing my first electronic cigarette

Pen style Electronic Cigarette


Pen style Electronic Cigarette

These are the most popular starter kits for new vapers. Compact in size, stylish, won’t break the bank and they will help you quit smoking. They have inbuilt batteries so charging the device is like plugging in your smart phone – easy! Simply fill the device’s tank with your vape juice and you can start vaping. Your e-cigarette should come with operating instructions which you should follow and read carefully.

Pod style Electronic Cigarette


Pod style Electronic Cigarette

Pod style kits come in all different shapes and sizes. These are great for people trying to give up smoking! They are really easy to use. Just buy a replacement pod or vape juice and fill up the pod kit to begin vaping. Most pods are automatic – meaning you just take a drag on them to make vapor. Recharging the pod device is easy and doesn’t take long at all.

The Best Electronic Cigarette?

We recommend the pod style. Don’t just buy the best looking one though. It’s all about functionality and what works best for you. Make sure you read user reviews. If you can – go into a local vape shop and talk to them. We’ve added some highly rated pod style devices below.

Best Electronic Cigarette
What is the Best Electronic Cigarette?


Choosing Vape juices or e-liquids

Selecting vape juice for your new e-cigarette is like going into a candy store and just wanting everything. There is so many flavours you can buy now! From savoury to sweet and everything in between. There will be lots of flavours you will like. All vape juices contain 3 main ingredients. PG (Propylene Glycol), VG (Vegetable Glycerin), flavourings and nicotine (if you want). When you buy your vape juice make note of the PG and VG levels. Because they will impact the way you vape. See the picture below.

Propylene Glycol vs Vegetable Glycerin


Charging my e-cigarette & batteries

Most electronic cigarette starter kits will have inbuilt batteries. Meaning you don’t need to purchase any batteries for your device. Sure they come in different sizes which will affect how long you can you use the device before you need to charge it again.

Charging your device is very easy. Your device should come with a USB charging cable which you can plug into your wall outlet, computer or even your car.

Cleaning & maintaining my e-cigarette

Regular care for your device is important so you can continue to enjoy your vape. pen styles require tanks. That’s where your add your e-liquid. Inside your tank is a coil. Coil heats the cotton which is soaked with the e-liquid, creating vapour. When you have taken so many puffs, the coil will need to be replaced. Coils typically come in packs of 3 or 5, but sometimes you can buy them separately.

As far as cleaning goes, there isn’t too much to worry about here.

Refer to your device’s manual for step by step instructions.


If you are still stuck on smoking cigarette tobacco, which you pay A LOT for in New Zealand, I invite you to come to the world of vaping. I recommend you buy a starter kit or pod device. I wouldn’t encourage anyone who doesn’t smoke tobacco to start vaping. There is simply no point as electronic cigarettes are a way to kick the nasty habit of tobacco. Take our advice found in this article, and buy the best electronic cigarette on the New Zealand market.

References used in this article

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