If you like to smoke cigarettes, dry herbs, or other tobacco products, then you might be planning a trip to a smoke shop sometime soon. If you don't have much — or any — experience with shopping in smoke shops, then you might not really know what to expect or do. These are a few tips that can help you have a more successful first visit to a smoke shop.
1. Bring Your ID
First of all, make sure that you bring your ID along with you when you visit a smoke shop. In the United States, you have to be 21 years of age to buy tobacco or vaping products. Many smoke shops require you to be a legal adult in order to enter the store. To avoid any problems, make sure that your ID is a government-issued ID and that it is not expired.
2. Make Sure You Have Plenty of Time
You probably don't want to miss anything when you visit a smoke shop for the first time, so make sure that you visit when you have enough spare time to look around. Avoid visiting too close to closing time for the shop so that you don't feel rushed while you are browsing. Then, you can make sure that you don't miss anything, particularly if you're shopping in a bigger smoke shop that has lots of glass pipes, vaping supplies, and other essentials.
3. Do Some Research Ahead of Time
If you are just going into a smoke shop to browse, then there isn't really any research required. For certain purchases, though, it's a good idea to do a little bit of research beforehand. If you are interested in buying a glass pipe or dab rig, for example, you may want to do a little research about what is available and how each pipe or rig is used. If you're interested in buying an e-cigarette, you may want to look into the different brands and mods that are available. Then, you can make a well-informed choice.
4. Set a Budget
It's easy to spend a lot of money on glass pipes, mods for e-cigarettes, and various other supplies that can be purchased at a smoke shop. Set a budget before you go so that you don't accidentally spend too much.
5. Ask for Advice
It is normal to be a little unsure of what you want to buy from a smoke shop. You might not know much about the tobacco products that are on the market, but someone from the smoke shop should be able to answer your questions and give you valuable information if you're willing to ask.