So, what exactly is an electronic cigarette?
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are personal vaporizers that are battery powered devices. They provide inhaled doses of nicotine and non nicotine vaporized solutions in a flavor of your choice. E-cigs give you that similar feel of smoking a real cigarette. Since there is no smoke inhaled while using them, e-cigs are alot safer that your traditional nicotine fix.
How do they work?
The components of an e-cig are as follows:
Inside the mouthpiece is usually where the nicotine liquid is stored. When you puff on the e-cig the liquid is then vaporized by the heating element, the atomizer. The atomizer has a lifespan on average 1 to 2 months. This is a recurring expense associated with e-cigs. They do, however, offer another option which is a cartomizer. The cartomizer serves as the mouthpiece and atomizer combined into one. This makes it easier for the e-cig entrepreneur on the go.
The battery is the largest part of an e-cig. They are typically lithium ion batteries which have a lifespan that depends on a variety of factors including, frequency of use, operating enviroment, and battery size. When the battery loses it charge, simply unscrew it from the atomizer and screw it into the USB charger. The USB charger can plug directly into your computer, on a wall outlet, or in your car charger. Another form of charging requires a PCC (personal charging case) which can hold extras and looks like a traditional cigarette pack.
There are a number of varieties when it comes to e-cigs. Some are bigger, some are smaller. Some produce a ton of vapor, while others leave you unsatisfied.
What about the nicotine liquid?
Commonly referred to as “e-liquid” or “e-juice”, nicotine solutions come in different strengths, flavors, and chemical make-up. They are made up of a combination of propylene glycol and vegetable glycol. The nicotine is dissolved into that solution.
What kind of flavors can I get?
Almost anything a normal person would eat, drink, or inhale. This is a great perk of “smoking and e-cig” or “vaping”. You can choose your strength of nicotine as well as your flavor. Choose a caramel mocha flavor for your morning vape, or maybe you prefer a red bull flavor in the afternoons? Perhaps you enjoy the taste of scotch later in the evenings. Whatever flavor you desire, the choice is yours.
Is this gonna run my pockets?
The trick to buying a quality e–cig is to do some research on them. Visit an e-cig forum for experienced users advice and information. They can be a bit pricey, but if you want to cut out the tar and smoke in your nicotine habit while still enjoying it, this may be the answer for you.