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An electronic cigarette, by any name is not a toy, fad or gimmick. A real professional
grade electronic cigarettes, like those featured here, are possibly the most effective
smoking alternative ever invented. A high quality e-cig is a great way to quit smoking,
save money, or just smoke more responsibly.
Electronic cigarettes look and function much like a tobacco cigarette without the
ash, tar, or carbon monoxide that smokers are heavily exposed to with tobacco cigarettes.
Instead of a traditional tobacco cigarette, with electric cigarettes, the nicotine
is vaporized into steam by an atomizer which allows the user to inhale a vapor that
looks and feels just like smoke.
It’s easy to use and maintain so your smoking experience is healthier and cleaner
than tobacco. And, if that’s not good enough, there is no odor so your hair, clothes
and hands won’t smell, and you won’t disrupt the people around you. You also save
60% more money when compared with tobacco cigarettes! With a quality e-cigarette,
you can get the most realistic smoking experience in a cheaper, easier and cleaner
way than with traditional cigarettes.
Some models use a three part design with battery, atomizer and cartridge. Others
use a 2 part technology which includes a lithium-ion battery, a microchip controller,
cartridge with built in atomizer and an LED light at the tip. The battery looks much
like the paper and tobacco part of the cigarette. The light at the tip mimics the
"lit end" of the cigarette and will "light up" when the e-cigarette is puffed on.
The cartridge "filter" part of the electronic cigarette is easily screwed onto the
battery and contains the liquid nicotine solution with a built-in atomizer that vaporizes
the liquid nicotine into a water vapor that looks and feels just like real smoke
when inhaled and exhaled. Both 2 and 3 part designs are highly effective and each
offer different perks for the user.
Electronic cigarettes enable smokers to still receive the nicotine in a manner that
the smoker is accustomed to, but with descending levels of nicotine, from 16mg all
the way down to 0mg. Most brands offer a variety of flavors including Tobacco, Menthol,
Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Apple, Strawberry and so on. The genius of this new product
lies in the fact that smokers can address the hand and oral part of the addiction
while lowering their nicotine level, if they so choose.
Two Parts or Three?
The 2 part designs are the newest and by far the most popular styles. The two part
technology enables e-smokers to get a powerful new atomizer with each new cartridge
or “cartomizer”. Cartomizers (cartridge w/atomizer) are disposable and typically
cost more than the refillable cartridges, but there is no maintenance required and
they work perfect every time. If you like things quick and easy, or if you’re a social
or “casual” smoker, the two part models is highly recommended.
The 3 part models allows users to continue using the same atomizer for a long period
of time. This enables the use ofrefillable cartridges and money saving e-liquids.
Most e-smokers enjoy the flavor their atomizer acquires over time, and advise e-smokers
to use a different atomizer for each flavor. The downside is atomizers sometimes
get clogged and users will have to clean or replace the atomizer eventually. If you
are pack a day or more smoker and plan on e-smoking in a similar manner, our team
says three parts is definitely better than two.
Button or No Button?
A few trusted brands still offer the original manual battery with push button. The
button allows users to get an extra long puff, as opposed to the standard 2 second
automatic puff time. If you want that full flavored “throaty” sensation when you
inhale the push button model is the way to go.
When the airflow technology emerged the buttons quickly started disappearing. The
automatic battery makes the electronic cigarette look and function more like a traditional
cigarette. Obviously size matters, but our team found little difference in longevity
between manual and automatic batteries.
Warning: Nicotine is highly addictive. These products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or mitigate any disease or condition. You must be over the legal age
of your state to buy and or use these products with nicotine options. If you have
a known allergy or sensitivity to nicotine, if you are pregnant or breast feeding,
or if you have heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma consult your
physician before using these products. As with any cigarette, electronic cigarettes
are not FDA approved.