What Is An Electronic Cigarette?
The Beginners Guide to Personal Vaporizers
- As you inhale from the mouthpiece, air is drawn from the two airholes near the button.
- This air flow draws the liquid down the wick and onto the heating elements.
- The vaporized liquid is then draw up through the e-cig and out of the mouthpiece as vapor.
What is an Electronic Cigarette?
Electronic Cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide inhaled dosages of nicotine or non-nicotine vapor. They are an alternative to smoking tobacco products, such as a cigarettes. In addition to nicotine delivery, the vapor also provides a flavor and physical sensation similar to that of tobacco smoke, although there is no tobacco, combustion or smoke present.
So what is Vaping, anyway?
The use of electronic cigarettes is the act known as vaping (short for vaporization). Vaping is an alternative to smoking cigarettes that is less expensive and less offensive to those around you. Because e-cigarettes often do not look like traditional cigarettes, and do not emit smoke, many prefer to call these devices Personal Vaporizers, PVs, or Vaporizers. Instead of being lit, a PV uses a battery to heat a burner (atomizer,cartomizer or clearomizer) to vaporize a solution of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavoring & nicotine. Nicotine strengths generally range from 24mg down to 0mg. Flavors are also optional and range from traditional tobacco & menthol to the non-traditional sweet, savory, or spicy flavors.
Vaporizers have not yet been approved by the FDA as a smoking cessation device. However, the main ingredients, with the exception of nicotine, are on the FDA’s list of substances generally recognized as safe. Propylene glycol is used as a food additive, and can be found is asthma inhalers, air filtration systems in hospitals and in fog machines.
Most electronic cigarettes are reusable with rechargeable lithium ion batteries and replacement or refillable cartridges or cartomizers.
Our starter kits range start at $19.95 and the e-liquid that is used with the vaporizer is very affordable. Traditional cigarettes cost an average of $5 per pack, and in some states, they are as high as $10 -$12. A pack a day smoker would use approximately $1.50 a day in e-liquid and accessories. That means that if you spend $10.00 a pack, at a pack a day, you are spending upwards of $310.00 a month. To vape the same amount would cost approximately $40.00-$50.00 a month.
Warning : This product is not suitable for anybody under the age of 18, and not for use by non-smokers. Nicotine in its pure form is a poison, and can cause harm. All nicotine cartridges and fluid must be kept in a safe place and away from children, as the amount of nicotine in a cartridge, if ingested by a small child could cause serious harm and medical assistance should be sought.
What is it? The electronic cigarette is also known as an “e-cig”, “an e-cigarette”, “a personal vaporizer”, a “PV”, a “nicotine vaporizer” and many other things. It is a device used to intake liquid nicotine in vapor form and is used by more than a million people as an alternative to cigarettes and in situations where cigarettes are not permitted.
How does the electronic cigarette work? A rechargeable battery powers a heating element called an atomizer which touches a cartridge holding e-liquid (aka nicotine liquid). The atomizer heats (steams) the liquid turning it into a vapor which is inhaled and delivers nicotine to the bloodstream.
What is in the exhaled vapor/steam? The vapor is visible and simulates smoke and most times contains a mixture of trace amounts of nicotine (also available without nicotine), flavoring (also available without flavoring) and propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin. Propylene glycol is the liquid used in fog machines at shows and clubs. It is also the main component in some asthma inhalers as well as many household products. It is generally regarded as safe for consumption by the FDA. Fewer studies have been done on vegetable glycerin based formula.
Who uses this product? This product is intended for smokers and others addicted to nicotine who are looking to maintain their nicotine usage and avoid known risks to their own health and the health of those around them.
Does it contain tobacco? The name electronic cigarette is quite deceiving since the device actually contains no tobacco and nothing burns. The lack of combustion means reduced carcinogens, no smoke and no tar.
Does using the device save money over smoking regular cigarettes? The average smoker spends between $2000 and $4000 a year on cigarettes. Using electronic cigarettes can effectively cut that in half.
Is it legal to use inside? Yes, they are allowed in many establishments, however business owners’ reserve the right to ask you not to use it on their property, so please be courteous and step outside if asked. There are states and counties that have some restrictions on vaping in public.
Can I recycle used batteries, bottles or cartomizers? Yes, we will accept used bottles, dead batteries and used cartomizers at our store. Empty bottles can go in your curbside recyling. Check with your local recycling center regarding proper disposal of batteries and cartomizers if you are not able to bring them to the store.