Smoking is a naff and dirty habit and for the most part, people who start out smoking do it out of curiosity. They either think it looks cool, they see their parents and friends do it or they just want to find out what the fuss is all about. Soon, it becomes a full blown addiction to nicotine. Smoking causes death, many millions of deaths every year and it is the number one most easily preventable cause of death in the world. So the next best thing, a habit that will positively not kill you, but give you a similar, but often times better feeling is vaping. Vaping requires certain implements and some time before you figure out exactly what you want from it, so be patient. The learning curve, however, is surprisingly small, and you can become an expert vaper in no time. Step 1: The device There are many devices to choose from, but they are divided into three categories for you to easily identify; E-cigarettes, vape pens, vape mods. The most basic of the three are E-cigs, they are basic and not the best option. They are made by cigarette companies and are known to have nicotine and taste exactly like cigarettes. They can be bought in convenience stores and gas stations. You will exhale steam and not smoke. Vape pens and vape mods are a bit more complicated. Pens are a good place to start. They are refillable with e-liquids, offer a smoother hit and feel better in the chest, and make use of cartomizers to produce the smoke. Mods are the next step. They are complicated and quite expensive, but their advantages are plentiful. Mods are slightly larger but offer hits that are long, even, consistent, and smooth. They give out that large cloud of smoke and is really satisfying. Step 2: The liquid There are many different types of e-liquids out there in the market. You can get everything from flavored oils to nicotine rich oils. You might want to buy a few and sample as many as possible before settling on one. The choices are infinite and you can mix and match flavors till you are able to concoct the perfect one. There are oils that even give you waffles and chocolate sauce flavors. If taken right, vaping can be quite pleasurable, without having to inhale dirty cigarette smoke. Most vape pens and mods come with basic kits. You can use them as required and soon you can find your own rhythm with these devices. Whatever you choose to start with, make sure you make an informed decision and don't jump to purchase the first thing you see.