Electronic cigarettes, also called hand held vaporizers, have become popular in the past few years, but they have actually been around for several decades. Lots of people transition from smoking cigarettes to the more modern smokeless vaporizer as a way to replace an unhealthy habit or to try quitting smoking. There are lots of technical aspects of hand held vaporizers that a user should know before they begin “vaping.” If you’re interested in learning more about this new trend and all the vaporizer accessories that go along with it, here’s an overview of the basics of e-cigarettes.
- E-cigs are battery operated
One of the best things about the transition from smoking traditional cigarettes to vaping with e-cigs is the fact that they are rechargeable. Some models require a special charger, while others can use a mini USB port, and they are plugged directly into the wall when the battery is running low. This saves time and money because you don’t have to constantly buy new replacements, you can reuse the pieces you have. The battery is used to heat the vaping liquid, which contains flavoring and variable levels of nicotine. When the vape liquid is heated, it creates vapor that can be inhaled and exhaled, and this is why it is referred to as “smokeless vapor.” The user inhales a vapor that is even acceptable in some public areas normally designated as “non-smoking.”
- There are three components of the e-cig
An e-cig contains a cartridge, which holds the vape juice and has to be replaced after several uses. This piece can be used for several refills of the e-liquid before an inexpensive replacement must be purchased. The heating device is the vaporizer, which is connected to both the battery and the cartridge. When the battery is turned on, it heats the vaporizer and the heated liquid turns into vapor. The final piece is the battery, as discussed above. All three pieces can be reused several times, but eventually they do need to be replaced.
- There are about 2.5 million e-cig users in the U.S.
The trend of vaping has really taken hold in the past several years, and lots of people enjoy vaping more than smoking. Users say they feel healthier than they did when they were smoking cigarettes, and they report saving money because the e-cig parts aren’t disposable like traditional cigarettes. Vaping has even become a way of life and a dedicated hobby for many people, because lots of new users are part of the “vaping community,” which is a group of people who are interested in trying and mixing new flavors of vaping liquid. These vaping connoisseurs can be found at vape shops across the country, and they know all about the latest releases for new cartridges, batteries, and models of e-cigs.
- Vaporizers are small and portable
If you’ve never seen an e-cig, it is very small and is about the size of a fountain pen. They can be stored in a purse or coat pocket and users can bring them wherever they go. The nicotine liquid can be very fragrant, so although it is allowed in some public places, you should check with others around you to see if it bothers them. E-cigs are generally much more convenient to use than regular cigarettes.
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