Vaping has taken the world by storm. Smokers can often be found discussing and talking about e-liquids, batteries, refills, flavours and so on. Amid so much chaos, we thought of making things clearer through our definitive e-cigarette guide.
What is an E-cigarette?
These are called personal vaporisers and are technically a very clever alternative to traditional cigarettes. Most of the beginners starter kits have been designed to look and feel like a regular cigarette, these are called ‘cig-a-likes’.
If you are wanting something more advanced and technical we do offer this however for this beginners guide to electronic cigarettes we will just focus on the most basic equipment.
The refills of e-cigs contain Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol as the main ingredients of the e-liquid. Natural and artificial flavours are added to the e-liquid base to create the flavour of your choice.
A lot of the people right now are using the e-cig as an alternative over tobacco cigarettes. As per a research, tobacco smokers are twice as likely to die as non-smokers by the time they reach the age of 65.
Traditional cigarettes contain about 5,300 ingredients that have been discovered so far in the smoke of which many have been found to be toxic and carcinogenic. E-Cigs do contain carcinogens however a study by the UK government estimates that E-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes.
How do e-cigarettes work?
‘Cig-a-likes’ e-cigs have a two part body, which consists of a battery and a cartomiser. The cartomiser consists of an in-built coil that works as an atomiser that heats the e-liquid to produce a vapour when you take a drag. These batteries are rechargeable however the pre-filled cartomisers are disposable when the e-liquid inside runs out.
What is E-liquid?
Ejuice is available in a massive multitude of flavours ranging all through from fruits, drinks, popular cigarettes, spices and even multiple articles of food. E-liquid contains Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycol (VG).
- Vegetable glycol:
VG is a natural chemical and is obtained from vegetable oil. It provides a thick sensation to vapour and has a sweet taste. Throat hit provided by a high VG eliquid is a lot more smoother when compared to PG, which makes it a perfect ingredient for sub-ohm vaping.
- Propylene glycol:
PG is a petroleum product and is thinner when compared to VG. It is colourless and odourless and is used to provide a throat hit which highly resembles to the sensation one gets by smoking a tobacco cigarette.
Who is eligible to use an e-cigarette?
Anyone who is eighteen or over and are looking for better alternatives than the traditional cigarettes. Please get advice from your doctor if you suffer from any kind of allergy or illness before you start using electronic cigarettes. No one else is advised to use e-cigarettes.
Where is it legal to use?
These e-cigs can definitely not be used wherever you go. In Australia local and state laws may differ. A general rule of thumb is if you can’t smoke cigarettes then don’t vape an e-cig in the same public area. Please check with your state regarding your E-Cig Laws.
Now that you have basic information about the e-cigarettes and you want to give it a try, getting your hands on a starter kit is the next step. But how do you choose one? Continue reading to know that.
Choose your starter kit
There are starter kits that cater for the absolute beginner and range up to the fancy stuff meant for vapers who are just looking for a new kit for themselves.
The next few paragraphs aim to enlighten you further on the various types of kits that we offer.
- Premium Starter Kit (Cig-A-Like)
The main motive of this starter kit is to provide you with the feel of a traditional cigarette so that you don't feel too alienated with this new habit. With much better functionality and improved performance, it serves as the ideal starting point for the new users who are looking to move away from the tobacco cigarettes and start with Electronic Cigarettes. As an added advantage, all you need to, instead of having to store your carts, is to screw on a pre-filled flavoured cartridge or one of our newly designed premium e-liquid tanks.
This kit is the absolutely ideal product for a person who would like to try something with a bit more power. It has a bigger battery and a clearomiser tank. The advanced voltage controls can let you customize the throat hit, the vapour that the e-cigarette produces, and the fact that you can customize the flavour serves as the perfect way to personalize your experience.
This form of vaping provides the users with a much stronger throat hit, while also providing you with more flavour and with more vapour than what you get in regular vaping. This is a more powerful unit and is an ideal kit to start Sub Ohm vaping.
This set comes with a massive battery pack and an even larger sub-ohm-tank. It provides the options of variable voltage as well as variable wattage for the user to be able to fully customize their sub-ohm vaping experience.
Before you get set to experience that much-awaited hit in your lungs and throat, it is highly recommended to go through the above article and clear the concepts. Choose a starter kit in accordance with your requirements and make sure if you are looking for a basic kit to start with or a more advanced one. Don’t forget to share your experiences in the comments below!