Beginners Guide to E-Cigarettes

When I was looking to try my first electronic cigarette it was hard to make a decision about which one to buy. There must be at least a hundred different e cigarette brands for sale out there but most of them are made by only a handful of manufacturers, which then simply apply a particular brand’s logo on the e-cigarette itself. There are pen-style e-cigarettes, cigarette clone style ecigs, that look just like regular tobacco cigs, as well as modifiable ecigs (mods) for advanced vapers who prefer to regulate the battery output voltage thus varying the amount of vapor produced and being able to refill them with nicotine juice or eliquid of their choice.

Various electronic cigarette brands and models

From my research and experience, I would recommend the “cigarette clone” style ecig for beginners. They work automatically by inhaling on them just like with an ordinary cig and the pre-filled cartridges (with or without nicotine) are easy to replace by screwing them on or off. The batteries charge quickly for 2 to 3 hours using either the USB port on a computer or a normal socket plug charger provided with all starter kits. Some companies like Blu and V2 even offer portable charging cases so you can recharge your ecig in your pocket, while on the road.

I would say that the most important factor in determining which e-cig would suit you best is the taste, even more so than the amount of vapor that it produces. Some are pleasant and mild, but others have an overwhelming or burnt taste. Many smokers I know, myself included, prefer the V2 cigs‘ flavors. My personal favorite is the coffee flavored cartridges, make sure you give those a try even if you’re not a regular coffee drinker like me! A single e cigarette cartridge will usually last throughout a whole day and once you notice that it makes less and less vapor you’ll know that it’s time to replace it, but generally one cart is equivalent to a 20-pack of regulars.

Since the time I have replaced smoking with vaping I noticed that my teeth have gradually become whiter. I also have better breath than I used to and even food now tastes better too! Not to mention that my clothes and skin no longer smell like tobacco smoke. I didn’t have to give up smoking for good, I simply replaced it with vaping. I wholeheartedly recommend the switch from tobacco to ecigs to all my friends and family who smoke; my dad calls it the “invention of the century”!

Happy Independence Day everyone!

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After many previous failed attempts at quitting smoking I stumbled upon electronic cigarettes and decided to give them a try. It has been five years now that I smoked my last tobacco cigarette and I am 100% nicotine-free!

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