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Understanding Electronic Cigarette

What is a Personal Vaporizer (Electronic Cigarette)?

Ever heard of a personal vaporizer? An electronic cigarette? It is not a cigarette but a battery-powered device that runs huffed doses of nicotine in form of a vaporized solution. A personal vaporizer is an alternative to your smoked tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. They have different names to different people, to end-users or companies they are also known as, Nicotine Vaporizer, Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs), Personal Vaporizer (PV), E-Fag. There also exist an E-Cigar (sometimes called an E-Gar), Electronic Smoking Device, and an E-Pipe.

What comprises of an Electronic Cigarette?

Generally, an e-cigarette consists of three distinct parts.
  1. A battery or a wire to draw power via a USB port
  2. The heating element contained in an atomiser.
  3. Liquid storage enclosed in a cartridge.
Some Personal vaporisers have atomizer and cartridge combined into one piece which is called cartomizer.

How does the electronic cigarette work?

We now know that cartridge holds the Tobacco flavored e-liquid juice, so when this cartridge is connected to the vaporizer the, atomizer’s bridge comes in contact with the cartridge. The juice then gets collected in atomizer’s steel mesh reservoir by absorption of juice via atomizer’s bridge which uses gravitational pull and capillary action for the same. Once the juice is collected an input is required.

On inhaling this electronic cigarette the liquid is pulled from atomizer’s reservoir into ceramic pot, an aromatic polyimide wick, situated inside the ceramic pot then absorbs the liquid. Parallely, the device heats up the wick and the liquid until it starts vaporising.

The vapour made is drawn up through the e-cigarette and exhaled by the mouthpiece.

Some Personal Vaporisers also come with a manual switch, this switch only vaporizes liquid already contained in the ceramic pot, there is no more liquid drawn or absorbed by the wick until the user actually starts “sucking” the device.

How to use an electronic cigarette?

Among some common questions, the most common one is “Is an electronic cigarette a complete replacement of a normal real cigarette and can I smoke it in the same way?

Well, the answer is “No” as a real cigarette require pretty hard and short puffs form the user while an e-cigarette gives best results with slower and controlled puffs also, when a normal cigarette requires 2-3 second of drag, an e cigarette gives good results with a drag of 4-5 seconds. You can learn different ways on how to maximize your electronic cigarette performance, for better performance and experience.

We have to stop smoking cigarettes completely when we switch to this device?

Using an Electronic cigarette does not tell you to stop smoking real ones, you can always switch over to your regular, real brand. Although, smoking an e-cigarette will require some training and a little more time to adapt. You can get used to it by designating places, like smoking in office space or car or a smoking room at home with only e cigarette. There could be innumerable methods and once you get hold of it you will start enjoy smoking more than ever.