Various Styles Of Electronic Cigarette
When you buy an electric cigarette, there are a huge number of styles so here are some basics: You have the 2 piece style where the atomizer and cartridge are one unit and the 3 piece style where the atomizer and cartridge are separate. Most people are switching to the 2 piece due to less mess and easier refilling. For batteries, there are also 2 types: Automatic batteries that automatically activate the ecig when you take a puff and manual batteries that activate the e-cig by pressing a button. Keep in mind that any air passing through the auto battery will activate your e-cig such as riding a bike or motorcycle.
Why Such A Huge Variation In Prices?
Just like everything else you buy, you get what you pay for. There are many low quality, knock offs for sale that don’t last very long (battery dies or atomizer wears out) or produce unacceptable amounts of vapor. Be sure to purchase a name brand product from a reputable vendor with a reputation for quality products and good customer service.
How Long Will My Battery Last?
Electric Cigarette batteries are rechargeable lithium the type. They will generally last for about 2-3 cartridges or the equivalent of 2-3 packs of cigarettes. The length of charge is of course different for everyone. As they are lithium ion, you can recharge them even if they are not completely empty to a full charge without adversely effecting the battery.
What is an E-Cig Cartridge
The cartridge holds the e-liquid which contains the nicotine. The cartridges come pre-filled in various nicotine strengths and flavors. Nicotine strengths are available to simulate regular cigarettes, light cigarettes, ultra light cigarettes and there is also a 0 nicotine strength. You can add flavor to any strength. There are too many flavors to list but some favorites are Chocolate, Vanilla, Cappuccino and Strawberry.
How Long Do Cartridges Last?
An electric cigarette cartridge is equal to approximately 1 pack of cigarettes. This will vary depending on the type of smoker you are and the model of ecig you buy. When you start to notice that you are no longer getting a decent amount of vapor in your draw, this means your eliquid is running low. At this point, you will replace or refill the cartridge.
What Is A Cartomizer?
This is the cartridge/atomizer combination used with 2 piece e-cigs. Some people prefer the cartomizer as each time you replace the cartridge, it is combined with a new atomizer. They are slightly more expensive but those who prefer them say the taste and quality of the draw is better when a new atomizer is used each time.
What Is E-Liquid ?
Ejuice or e-liquid is the nicotine containing solution used in the smoke free cigarette cartridge. E-liquid comes in various nicotine strengths (from 0mg to 50mg) and is also available in many flavors. Flavors include most popular cigarette brands, fruit, coffee/cappuccino and some alcoholic beverages (pina colada, whiskey etc). Flavored eliquid is a really fun way to experiment with your electronic cigarette.
Will Smokeless Cigarettes Help Me Quit Smoking?
Although many users say the electric cigarette has helped them kick the habit, the FDA has not yet approved the e-cig as a smoking cessation device. Many advocates of the e cig believe that its approval for quitting smoking is just a matter of time.