Have you considered giving a V4L starter kit to a friend or family member who smokes? It is a wonderful way to say "I care about you." You just have to make sure to start them out with the right products so they have a better chance of making the switch.
Step 1: Select a kit
I think the best way to go would be with a starter kit that includes batteries, a charger, cartos and a passthrough. I usually make sure to throw an extra XL manual battery in because its my personal favorite for taking on the go.' Since the XLs have a longer battery life, your friend won't get stuck without a charged battery. The passthrough is great when you're indoors, at work or traveling in your car. It's best to give them as many options as possible so there's no excuse to smoke.
Step 2: Choose a strength
Next, you have to figure out which nicotine strength to get. For a very light smoker I would get 4 or 8 mg, a light smoker would use 11 or 18 mg, and a pack-a-day regular smoker would get 18 or 24 mg. The 36 mg is reserved for heavy smokers. I try to get a few strengths so my friend can test them out and decide which one they are most comfortable using.
Step 3: Pick some flavors
I also like to give new users as many flavored carto options as possible. I prefer to go with sampler packs, and always include one of the fruit samplers and the coffee sampler. There are a lot of different menthol and tobacco flavors, and the sampler packs give you the opportunity to try many of them. You will be amazed by how many people who say they prefer their e-cig to taste like a cigarette, but once they try it, actually prefer a fruit or coffee flavor. You can also include a few of the new USA sample size juices now, that they are available. It so nice to give a few of the smaller sizes. I'm so glad V4L made these available.
Step 4: Personalize it
After choosing a strength and flavor for my smoker friend, I always ask about colors. It's nice to personalize the kit. My brother loves black but his wife loves anything pretty and girly. I got her pink and lavender batteries and she loves her kit. Make sure you choose the right colors for the person you're giving it to, because yes, it does make a difference. Everyone wants to feel the kit was custom-made just for them. At V4L, it really is - because you choose everything.
Well, that's my advice on getting a friend or family member started on the path with Vapor4Life. Give them some options and let them choose what works best for them. One more thing, ALWAYS include a color coordinating drip tip. A drip tip makes a huge difference in your vaping experience for a small price. I can't vape without one.