E-cigarettes are words that are interchangeable with Vape. This device is an alternative to the traditional tobacco cigarettes that have been around for quite a long time. Vapes essentially just contains vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and food coloring. Depending on the preferences of the user, it can also contain either no nicotine, low dose and high amounts of nicotine. The device itself was first introduced in 2003 by a Chinese named Hon Lik but was only allowed in the US market since 2006. Since then, E-cigarettes have become more and more popular. The industry has also much expanded with a lot of companies now manufacturing this product along with the miscellaneous components needed for it. There is now a huge variety of E-cigarette types that one can pick from the many companies that manufacture them. A lot of E-cigarettes are now available that can be modified and customized, depending on the user, which will result to a variety of vaping experience. Even though there are a lot of selection of E-cigarettes one can acquire, there is still the commonality with how these devices operate. E-cigarettes or personal vaporizers fundamentally require an energy source which are often in the form of rechargeable lithium ion batteries and a wire coil that will heat up to create the vape smoke. A wick is used to draw the e-liquid into the coil. The component parts of the E-cigarette is also important to familiarize.
Batteries are the most important part of the vape. it supplies the power for the device. Some E-cigarettes do not allow replacement of the internal battery but there are others that do. Often those that allow replacement on batteries are for more experienced vape users since these often causes malfunctions to the device that can sometimes be dangerous. Coils are another small part of the device that is very important. This spring looking part are the ones that cause heating up of the liquids turning them into inhalable vapor. Resistance determines the vaporizers electricity consumption. These coils are made from Kanthal and Nichrome which are considered safe for human use. E-liquid or e-juice as they are more commonly referred to, consist of vegetable glycerin, food coloring, propylene glycol and even sometimes nicotine.
Most liquids vary in PG/VG ratio and the amount of nicotine it contains.
Typically, those who switch from tobacco start from a higher amount of nicotine in juices.
As they become familiar with it, tobacco users overtime may decrease the amount of nicotine. Typically, heavy smokers take about 24mg/ml and then switch to more lower dosages. It is, however, only recommended to have a strength of below 18mg/ml.
For beginners, the best device to use are low output regulated ones that have integrated internal batteries. More complex devices are often better but for those who are still new to Vaping, this might be the most appropriate to have.