NEW TO VAPING?

NEW TO VAPING? HERE IS SOME INFORMATION TO HELP YOU

 

WHAT IS VAPING?

Vaping is the term given to using an electronic cigarette or personal vaporizer. Someone who uses traditional tobacco cigarettes is a “smoker” and they “smoke” cigarettes, someone who uses an e-cigarette is a “vaper” and they “vape” their e-cigarette or personal vaporizer.

 

ANATOMY OF AN E-CIGARETTE

Vapor devices use a lithium battery to heat a wire coil. A wick is used to draw e-liquid to the coil. When the e-liquid is heated by the coil is vaporizes and can then be inhaled in a similar fashion to smoking.

 

Atomizer

This heat resistant part houses one or more resistance wire coils and its wick(s) often with some form of reservoir to hold e-liquid. There are many different styles called atomizers, clearomizers or cartomizers.

 

Battery

This is the most crucial part of the device. It supplies power. Devices use replaceable or non-replaceable internal batteries. We only sell eGo type batteries that have none replaceable internal batteries as it is simpler and we think safer.

 

e-Juice or e-Liquid

e-Juice is the flavored liquid that will be heated to produce the vapor you inhale. There are hundreds of flavors to choose from.

E-Juice is a solution consisting of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), food flavorings, and sometimes nicotine. This liquid can come in a variety of PG/VG ratios and nicotine strengths. Typically most cigarette smokers switching to e-cigarettes will start using high nicotine juices and move towards lower strength juices over time. It is common for most people to start out using strengths as high as 18mg/ml but often will soon switch to 12mg/ml  or 8mg/ml e-liquids for their improved flavor (as nicotine content drops flavor increases).

 

USING E-CIGARETTES

 

How do I fill my atomizer/clearomizer/tank?

 

To get the biggest variety of flavors, and the best value for your buck, you fill up your own atomizers with quality e-juice.

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to send us a question via email, we are more than happy to help.

 

  • With our EVOD atomisers you unscrew the bottom and fill upside down from the bottom.
  • With our Innokin iClear clearomizers you unscrew the top and fill from the top.
  • Always fill e-juice against the wall of the atomizer, avoid the center tube.
  • Do not fill past the max line
  • Let the e-juice soak in for a few minutes after filling before you use it
  • It’s a good idea to have a few backup tanks just in case

 

 

Do I Have to Replace my Battery?

 

Yes, yes you will. Same as with any rechargeable battery. When? That’s the real question. There’s really no way to tell how long a battery is going to last for, it all depends on the individual, on how often it is used, how often it is charged, and how it is cared for. While there are plenty of people who claim their batteries last years, almost everyone I know also has experienced one that died within a few months. Most batteries fall somewhere in between on their shelf life.

 

We only sell batteries we have personally tested and use and have found to be reliable. They should last at least 6 – 12 months, depending on usage. If a battery you have purchased from us lasts for less than a month, please let us know ASAP as we should be able to provide you with a replacement battery.

 

You should consider buying a back-up battery right off the bat, so you never get caught without, whether it just goes flat or dies. We recommend to always keep e-juice and a spare battery and clearomizer/atomizer on you at all times.

 

MAIN COSTS OF E-CIGARETTES

 

The main costs you will have with e-cigarettes is the e-juice you use and clearomizers/atomizers.

It all depends how much you vape. With e-juice it is obvious, but with clearomizers/atomizers they have a shelf life too. The flavours in the e-juice do start clogging up the wicks and you can end up with a “burnt” taste after a while. They should typically last you 1 – 4 weeks depending on your usage.

 

Tips to help prolong life of clearomizers/atomizers:

 

  • If you start getting a “burnt” taste you can unscrew the atomizer and put the wick section in boiling water for a few minutes, stir it around a bit, then rinse it out and let dry. Once dry you can reassemble the atomizer and get a bit more life out of it.
  • Darker e-juices (such as vanilla and some tobacco flavours) tend to “clog” up atomizers quicker. If you find you are not getting as good a “draw” out of your e-cig or it is starting to taste burnt after a while, switch to a pale coloured e-juice to prolong the life of the atomiser.
  • Store e-juices in the fridge where possible (e.g. carry a small 10ml bottle with you and refill from your big bottle from the fridge) as heat and sun exposure can start deteriorating the e-juice and start making it thicker and darker in colour, which then clogs the atomizer.

 

 

ABOUT E-CIGARETTES AND HEALTH

 

Are E-Cigs Really Healthier than Cigarettes?

 

Ask any vaper and they’ll tell you how they feel as a result of switching from cigarettes to e-cigs. The truth is though, we are still waiting for more extensive research to be done. E-cigarettes are such a new product that long term research simply doesn’t exist yet. What we do know is e-cigarettes contain no cancer causing carcinogens and far less harmful constituents than that of regular cigarette smoke and tar. For some people, they work really well as replacements for cigarettes, and therefore can give any user the opportunity to cut back on the harmful smoke that cigarettes produce. In addition, using e-cigarettes eliminates secondhand smoke and is better for the environment and the people around you, in general.

 

 

Studies from the UK government

 

E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco estimates landmark review

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e-cigarettes-around-95-less-harmful-than-tobacco-estimates-landmark-review

 

Royal Society for Public Health UK

Nicotine “no more harmful to health than caffeine”

https://www.rsph.org.uk/about-us/news/nicotine--no-more-harmful-to-health-than-caffeine-.html

 

 

Posted: Tue 17 Jan 2017

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