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A Guide to Vape Starter Kits

If you have landed on this page it means you want to know all about vape starter kits. Well here at The Electronic Cigarette Company we have all the information you could need to choose your first e-cig.

Keep reading to find out what an e-cig starter kit is, what they include, and what vape you should choose to get started on your vaping journey.

What Is an E-cigarette Starter Kit?

An e-cigarette starter kit is a vape ideal for smokers looking to make the switch to e-cigs. They are easy to set up, simple to vape, and a breeze to maintain.

A popular choice for vape beginners, there are a wide range of vape starter kits to choose from and depending on what you want out of your vaping experience, to cover all of your smoking triggers and get you off traditional cigarettes for good.

If you are ready to make the life changing switch from cigarettes to vaping, then an e-cig starter kit is the place to start. They are designed specifically for you and have taken into account everything that a new vaper needs. Including what you get in your vape mail after you’ve chosen the best kit for you.

What Do Vape Starter Kits Include?

Vape starter kits include everything you need to start vaping, including e-liquid. This means that when your first kit arrives with you, it can be set up and you can start vaping straight away and ditch those cigarettes.

Here is what you might find included with your vape starter kit:

Vape Battery

Your vape battery provides the power for your e-cig and is one of the key components of your kit. Each one will differ slightly, some will be bigger with a larger battery capacity, and others may have adjustable settings. To vape safe read our Battery Safety Guide or full a in depth overview check our Guide to Batteries.

Vape Tank

Each e-cig starter kit has to have a vape tank, this is the part of your e-cig that not only houses your coil, but also contains your e-liquid. Again there is a lot of variety in vape tanks, although they will all have an e-liquid capacity of 2ml or under due to our regulations in the UK.

Vape Coils

Every e-cig has its own range of vape coils to accompany it. If the vape battery and tank are the body of your e-cig, then the vape coil is the heart. It is responsible for the main part of your vaping experience, it produces vapour from your e-liquid that you inhale.

Vape Liquid

Vape liquid, or e-liquid, is a viscous liquid that contains nicotine and flavouring, as well as diluents. This is another key component in your vaping experience and is the fun part of vaping. There are hundreds of flavours and nicotine strengths to choose from. For a great value vape read the 10 Best Cheap E Liquid in the UK.

Different Vape Starter Kits and Devices

We have touched upon the fact that there are different types of vape starter kits and devices available. Let us now go through some of the specific e-cigs you might want to look at as your first device.


These are designed to look and feel as close to a cigarette as possible. They tend to be pre-filled with e-liquid and behave much like a traditional cigarette. Once the e-liquid runs out, you change the ‘filter’ for a new one. Most won’t have buttons either, so you vape them in a similar way as you smoke.

The Joyetech eRoll MAC is a fantastic cig-a-like to get started.

Starter Box Mods

Box mods are named as such because they are a box shape. These will have adjustable settings and will be refillable with e-liquid, you will also be able to change the coils. They are more cost effective in the long run as you can maintain most aspects, but that does mean there is more maintenance.

The TECC arc Mini 20W is an exceptionally popular starter box mod.

Starter Vape Pens

A vape pen looks like a pen, it is cylindrical with a vape battery and vape tank on the top. They are similar to box mods, as you can usually change the coil and refill it with e-liquid, but a noticeable difference is most don’t have settings to adjust.

The Joyetech eGo AIO is a great vape pen to start your vaping journey.

Starter Vape Pods

Vape pods have been increasing in popularity and with good reason. For new vapers these are an ideal way to start vaping. Every aspect tends to be push fit, which makes for easy maintenance. They are also designed to emulate the sensation of smoking.

The Joyetech TRALUS is brimming with the highest build quality, great for all day vaping.

How Do I Choose The Best Vape Starter Kit For Me?

Choosing the right vape starter kit is an important step, but there is an element of trial and error. There is an ideal e-cig for everyone, but finding it is the key step. You can make it easier by identifying what the most important step in your vaping journey is, essentially what you want out of your e-cig.

What is the most important smoking trigger for you to cover, what will stop you from smoking and what will you enjoy vaping the most.

Vape Strength

Do you need a real kick from your vape? If so then you might want to consider a vape that has adjustable settings. This way you get the maximum throat hit from your e-liquid and you can tailor your vape to your daily situation. Having a stressful day? Turn up your power slightly for more kick.

Vape Flavours

Do you think the hundreds of flavours are just too tempting? You might want to opt for a vape pod. This way you can have several pods, all with different flavours ready to go. If you want a menthol in the morning and a nice apple pie in the evening, it’s simply a case of switching the pods to get your new flavour.

Feels Like Smoking

If you need your vape to feel just like smoking to kick the habit, you need to look at a cig-a-like or a vape pen. The key to vaping feeling like smoking is airflow. An MTL (mouth to lung) vape will have restricted airflow and therefore feels much more like smoking. If you go for a DL (direct lung) vape, then it won’t feel much like smoking.

Clouds of Vapour

We all have different smoking triggers, things that we have to achieve to feel like we are smoking. For some people this will be exhaling a large plume of ‘smoke’, or in our case vapour. You want to look for a DL vape, with adjustable airflow, sub-ohm coils, and use a vape juice that has more VG in it. Look for a vape mod or a box mod.

Why Choose E-cig Starter Kits From TECC?

Here at The Electronic Cigarette Company, we have a massive range of vape kits available and we break our starter kits down into their own section.

Each one has a detailed description to help you choose your perfect starter kit. They are also delivered with everything you need to start vaping, including e-liquid.

Shop all Starter Kits here

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