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A Personal Journey to a Tobacco Free Life + 3 Best Aspire Pod Vapes for Starting Yours

03. Jun. 2023


  1. Giving vape devices a shot: The best way to start
  2. Top 3 Best Aspire Pod Vapes for Beginners
    1. Aspire R1: A disposable pod vape standing out with multiple refills
    2. Aspire Minican: A mini vape to get familiarized with pod replacements
    3. Aspire Vilter S Pod Kit: A long-term partner in the pod category
  3. The bottom line

If you ask any vaper, rookie, or veteran, they must surely remember going through that phase where they decided they needed a change in their habits, probably someone or something made them realize they didn’t want such hurtful habits as tobacco consumption in their lives anymore. For me, it was the news that I and my wife were having a baby.

That same news also made me reevaluate my options for the goal to accomplish: I couldn’t afford traditional smoke cessation therapy, so I did my research and came across vaping as a way to stop smoking.

Now, when switching from smoking to vaping, the variety of options to choose from, not only in vaping devices but also in liquids, can be overwhelming at first. When you don’t know where or how to start, it definitely takes a while to figure out what suits you the best, and in that trial and error phase, many people can get discouraged and go back to smoking.

Since this might be your case right now, I want to offer you a comprehensive guide to find what can work best for you at this point, based on my own experience from the start. And if you’re considering doing it with any of the Aspire products, this blog post is especially for you. Keep reading and discover all you need to know about it!

Enjoy vape

Giving vape devices a shot: The best way to start

So, as you can imagine, determining that I wanted to give up smoking by vaping was just a minor step in my journey. At first, I thought about buying a high-end device to guarantee the best vaping experience but then realized that would be a mistake.

Why? Well, because starting with a high-end vaping device can be frustrating, for several reasons: First of all, you will have to go through a more accentuated learning curve, not only to be able to exploit all of the device’s possibilities but also because you need to find out how much nicotine you need to substitute cigarettes. This can be tricky because different devices deliver nicotine differently, and you don’t want to end up with too much or too little.

Secondly, you will also have to experiment with different e-liquid flavors, which can be overwhelming at first. There are so many options out there, from tobacco to fruit to dessert to candy and more. You probably think you know what you like, but trust me, vaping is a whole different world. You might find out that you hate the flavor that you used to love in cigarettes, or that you love a flavor that you never thought you would.

Thirdly, you will realize product availability varies from country to country, and that can represent a minor inconvenience when adapting to what you can buy where you live. In my case, as a Spanish consumer, I found a wide variety of Aspire products in online shops such as Vapori.es or physical stores like Flavor Bar, and Mas Que Vapor amongst others, although you can also find a lot of vape products in tobacconists. But definitely, the expertise in recommending products according to your needs will be best obtained in specialized stores, whether they are physical or online.

So, what’s the best way to start vaping then?

Well, in my opinion, the best way is to start with a vape that resembles smoking a cigarette the most. That means a device that is simple to use, has a tight draw and produces a satisfying throat hit. And probably you’ll get that with nowadays disposable vapes or vape pods with disposable cartridges.

Since the commercialization of disposable devices is currently skating on thin ice, due to environmental concerns, I would recommend a vape pod that allows refilling the cartridge until the coil burns out.

Top 3 Best Aspire Pod Vapes for Beginners

There are tons of brands, flavors, and nicotine levels, but if you’re willing to give Aspire’s options a try, you must know that the auto-draw vape kits are a whole category for the brand. And in such a category I would highly recommend the following top 3 out of Aspire products (in the order you should start using them):

1. Aspire R1: A disposable pod vape standing out with multiple refills

The Aspire R1

The Aspire R1 is a slim and sleek pod system that comes in various colors and has a 650mAh battery that can be recharged via a Type-C USB port. The device has an auto-draw mechanism, so you don’t need to press any buttons to vape.

The pod has a 3 ml capacity and a 0.8ohm mesh coil that delivers a smooth and satisfying MTL (mouth-to-lung) draw. The pod is non-replaceable, but you can refill it with your favorite e-liquid through a side-fill port that has a silicone seal to prevent leaks.

The Aspire R1 is designed to be disposable when the coil performance drops. However, you can refill the pod up to 5 times before disposing of it. This makes the R1 more cost-effective and eco-friendly than regular disposable vapes that you throw away after one use.

2. Aspire Minican: A mini vape to get familiarized with pod replacements

Aspire Minican

The Aspire Minican is a tiny, lightweight pod system that fits comfortably in your palm or pocket. It has a soft-touch rubberized coating that feels nice and grippy and comes in five fashionable colors: orange, blue, black, white, and gray.

The device has a built-in 350mAh battery that can be charged via micro USB and a LED indicator that shows the battery level. The battery life is decent for such a small device, and it can last for a few hours of moderate vaping.

The Minican uses 2 ml refillable pods that have an integrated 1.2ohm mesh coil. The pods are easy to fill with your favorite e-juice, thanks to the bottom fill port with a silicone stopper. The pods are also magnetically secured to the device, so they won’t fall off easily.

The coil delivers a smooth and flavorful MTL (mouth-to-lung) draw, with a decent amount of vapor production. The pods are also very cheap to replace, so you won’t have to worry about spending too much on them.

The best part about the Minican is that it has no buttons or settings to adjust. It’s a draw-activated device, which means you just inhale on the mouthpiece to activate it. This makes it very simple and convenient to use, especially for those who want a hassle-free vaping experience.

3. Aspire Vilter S Pod Kit: A long-term partner in the pod category

Aspire Vilter S Pod Kit

Above all, the Aspire Vilter S Pod Kit is very easy to use. It has a simple draw-activated mechanism that eliminates the need for buttons or settings. You just inhale and enjoy the vapor. The device has a built-in 1000mAh battery that can last for a whole day of moderate vaping. It also has a USB-C port for fast charging and a LED indicator that shows the battery level.

The pod system is also very convenient and user-friendly. The Aspire Vilter S Pod Kit comes with two types of pods: one with a 0.6ohm mesh coil and one with a 1.0ohm paper filter coil. The mesh coil pod is ideal for direct lung vaping and produces dense clouds and rich flavor. The paper filter pod is designed for mouth-to-lung vaping and mimics the sensation of smoking a cigarette. The paper filter also reduces the harshness of the throat hit and enhances the flavor.

The pods have a 2ml e-liquid capacity and are refillable via a side-filling port. They are also magnetic and snap into place easily. The device is compatible with any e-liquid of your choice, but I recommend using 50/50 PG/VG or higher PG ratios for the best results.

The bottom line

If you’ve finally decided to give up smoking by vaping, congrats! You’re on the right path already. Just remember, start with something simple and satisfying like a pod vape. Don’t get overwhelmed by the choices and don’t get frustrated by the learning curve.

Find a device that works for you and stick with it until you feel ready to explore other options. Vaping can be a fun hobby, but it can also be a life-saving tool. So give it a shot and see for yourself!

Written by  Alfred Salvador.