An electronic cigarette is an electronic, battery operated smoking device. There are various different types of e-cigarettes, but they all need e liquid in order to work. Each electronic cigarette has three main parts in order for it to work correctly; this includes the atomizer, the cartridge and the battery.
Electronic cigarettes simulate the look and feel of the smoking experience, and this is achieved through the size of the e cig, how it is held and also the e liquid within it. The nicotine cartridge has two parts to it, which includes a mouthpiece and a reservoir. A filling that is within the reservoir soaks up the e-liquid. The e-liquid contains nicotine which is the addictive chemical to smoking. A smoker who is trying to cut down their smoking habit may want to use the nicotine to effectively wean themselves off of the smoking habit. This is because the nicotine in the e liquid comes in various strengths so you can start off with the strongest strength and then cut down until you only have the weakest strength available.
E liquid can also be flavoured to mimic many different tastes. This includes menthol, as well as sweeter tastes like vanilla, cherry or chocolate. You can also get the tobacco taste, depending on your preference. The e-liquid is a mixture of propylene glycol, nicotine, water and flavouring.
E-liquid doesn’t usually work well with an automatic battery which is why many electronic cigarettes have an on and off switch. This also stops you from turning on the e cig accidently in your bag or pocket. After turning the e-cigarette on, the atomizer then ignites and the e liquid is heated. The smoker can then puff on the e-cig.
The atomizer contains a wick and a filament; the metal wick makes a small amount of nicotine solution flow down to the filament. This filament is a tightly coiled wire that heats up quickly and the vapour is released.
An e liquid bottle works on a dispense per drop basis, which means that the user does not have to get their hands messy when adding the e liquid into the e cig. The e liquid drops last for the equivalent of around 20 cigarettes, making them very cost effective indeed. After the initial set up costs of the e cig and buying the e liquids, you can save money on your smoking habit in the long run.
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