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What Are E-Cigarettes and What is Vapor Smoking?

What are E-Cigarettes?

A lot of people are asking the questions… What are e-cigarettes, what is vapor smoking and how do electronic cigarettes work? Keep reading and you’ll find out all the latest information on electronic cigarettes. These new vapor devices, better known as e-cigarettes have taken the world by storm. E-cigs are fast replacing regular tobacco cigarettes in almost all countries. In fact, these fake cigarettes and vaporizers are being hailed as the best alternative to regular smoking in the world markets today.

E-cigarettes are designed to look and feel like the real thing. Therefore, they also meet the psychological or habitual needs of smokers. The only difference is that these devices run on batteries. This means there is no real smoke and no burning tobacco.

The popularity of e-cigarettes among heavy smokers is understandable. They often call the product, the only realistic alternative to tobacco products. One of the best e-cigarette benefits is they’re cheap. This means you don’t have to curb your desire for a smoke because of increases in prices and taxes. Now that e-cigarettes have finally arrived in New Zealand, you can enjoy your vaping experience without any hassles.

 

How Do Electronic Cigarettes Work?

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These smokeless cigarette devices have a battery powered heating element. This joins on to a tank that contains a liquid solution. The solution is made by combining nicotine, vegetable glycol or propylene glycol and flavorings. This vapor liquid is generally known as e-juice or e-liquid. You may buy the gadget in a variety of shapes and sizes. Often they will resemble a pen or a regular cigarette. And, it works like a vaporizer.

 

What are E-cigarettes Used For?

Most people who have to ask what are e-cigarettes used for are not smokers. You see it is pretty obvious what e-cigarettes are used for if you smoke. The answer is to quit smoking of course!

 

What is Vapor Smoking?

So, what is vapor smoking and how do you vape? Vapor smoking is a term which is actually wrong as it implies vaping with an an e-cigarette. There is NO smoke so I am not sure why the term is used. Anyway, in some devices the user just needs to inhale and the e-cigarette will fire, however in others, the user needs to press the ignite button to get the device to fire. The user inhales the vapor, which feels a lot like the actual act of smoking. However, there is no odor involved, and none of the side effects of second hand smoke. This means that people can use them just about everywhere without worrying about the public smoking bans.

Also, because plant matter is not burned, what you essentially inhale is just water vapor. This means you don’t have to worry about filling your lungs with tar and the other ugly pollutants. Did you know there are over 1400 chemicals and 40 known carcinogens that are found in the smoke created by a regular cigarette. With e-cigarettes you get none of that!

 

What are the Mechanism of Vapor Cigarettes?

Most vapor devices currently available in the market are made of three major components:

  • A cartridge or tank which holds the e-juice or vaping liquid.
  • An atomizer, which is the heating element; sometimes you may have a combined atomizer, cartridge unit. That is known as a clearomizer, cartomizer or tankomizer.
  • A battery which powers the device.

The mechanical parts of the device get you the vaping effect. And, the liquid in the cartridges or tanks is what determines the flavor and nicotine strength. These tanks are available pre-filled or empty. When buying empty cartridges, you simply fill them up with your favorite e-juice. If you own a tankomizer, or clearomizer you simply purchase the liquid and fill it yourself. These e-cigarettes are called 2nd generation e-cigs. I only sell 2nd, and 3rd generation e-cigs here. This is because they are far more economical and better than 1st generation devices.

You can get larger batteries with power from 1300mah up to 2500mah or more. You can charge these once a day or once in a few days, depending on the frequency of use. On the other hand, you will need to charge the smaller 650mah or less batteries every few hours. Most quality e cigarette kits will come with USB chargers. So, you never run out of vaping power.

In any case, the unit has an indicator which will show low charge. However, this is not the case with the cartridges. If you are using pre-filled tanks, you will simply have to throw away the spent cartridge and insert a fresh one. However, regardless of the type of cartridge used, there is no light indicator to show that you are going low on e-juice. The only differences you notice will be less vapor and a change in taste. Here at Vapor Cigarettes NZ we only sell the tankomizer and clearomizer versions so you will not have the problem of not knowing when the you are running low. You will clearly see the light start flashing.

 

What Are The Different Types of E-cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are available in disposable and reusable versions. The disposable units are usually shaped like regular cigarettes. Although these are great to get a feel for e-vaping, they can be incredibly expensive and just don’t deliver the performance of a quality electronic cigarette kit. On the other hand, refillable e-cigs can last for years. So, undoubtedly this is a more cost effective option. Here at samuelbillings.com we only sell the re-fillable versions with long battery life and clear tanks so you can see when you’re running low in juice. See my article on what e-cigarette is best for you.

 

What is e-juice or electronic cigarette liquid?

One of the best things about using e-cigarettes is that you not only get to control the amount of nicotine but also the flavors. And, you will be shocked by the sheer range of flavors available; from alcohol and spices to the traditional favorites like menthol and tobacco and even foods like pizza and bacon. In terms of nicotine strength, you can go for 18-24 which is strong, 12-16 mg which is regular or 6-10 mg which is light. Read more about what’s in e-liquid here.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Using Electronic Cigarettes?

A number of e-cigarette studies and surveys have shown that there are innumerable benefits of switching from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. Not the least of these is the ability to vape away to your heart’s desire whenever and wherever you want.

In fact, many pubs, bars and restaurants which prohibit smoking do allow the use of electronic cigarettes. This is because the vapor dispelled from e-cigarettes is harmless, evaporates completely and generally has a pleasant aroma. However, it would be best to check with the manager first.

Some of the other advantages of going the electronic cigarette way are listed below, or read our article on the safety of electronic cigarettes here.

Benefits of E-Cigarettes

  • You get complete control over the nicotine intake, so you can gradually taper off the amount and quit entirely.
  • With no tar or carbon monoxide or carcinogens in the vapors, the risk of cancer and other acute ailments is greatly reduced.
  • It is a healthier alternative to smoking.
  • They are less addictive than regular cigarettes (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03791.x/abstract).
  • You also get nicotine free versions for people who want to kickstart their efforts to quit nicotine input all together.
  • No more stench of burnt tobacco on your clothes, home or your car.
  • No smelly breath.
  • Better dental health and no stained teeth.
  • You will never have to worry about your loved ones having to pay for your smoking habits with secondary smoke exposure.
  • Users all over the world are saving $1000 to $2000 per year by switching to electronic cigarettes.
  • There is no flame and no ashes. So, you don’t make a mess.
  • The non- flammable unit eliminates the risk of burns on clothing, couches and car seats.
  • E-cigarettes are easy to use.
  • Of course, there is a ‘getting used to’ period like with all new experiences, but people do take to electronic cigarettes quickly.
  • You have a lot of online e-vaping support. For instance, you could visit the New Zealand vaping support forum at www.kiwivapers.com or the site which is the ultimate guide on electronic cigarettes at www.e-cigarette-forum.com.

 

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Are Electronic Cigarettes Right for Everybody?

These devices are meant to be used by long term smokers as a healthier alternative to regular smoking. However, typical limitations apply to their use such as:

• Electronic cigarettes should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
• They cannot be sold to people under the age of 18
• If you have a medical condition or are on prescription drugs, it would be best to consult with your GP before using e-cigarettes

So I hope this article has explained the questions what are e-cigs and how do e-cigarettes work? For even more e-cig questions and answers see the FAQ section… Now that you know what they are and how they work, the next question is… Isn’t it time to get one?

E-Cig Troubleshooting Guide – Fixing Vape Issues and Problems

I get a lot of questions regarding electronic cigarette problems, and vaping issues. I have tried to cover these vape issues in this concise e-cig troubleshooting guide.

E-cig troubleshooting - Replacing e-cigarette atomizer coil

E-cigarette troubleshooting – Replacing e-cigarette atomizer coil

E-Cig Troubleshooting

E-cig problems issues vary from vaporizers not working properly, cleaning issues, batteries going flat, e-cig tanks leaking, and various other e-cig problems. This is why I have written this article covering all of the possible problems with vapour cigarettes and solutions on how to fix an e-cig.

Below is the new e-cigarette troubleshooting guide which I hope will answer many of your questions.

I have specifically made this page so it applies to the particular models that I sell on this site. However, this guide should be helpful for any general e-cigarette model issues.

 

Basic Models Evod and Ego Newbie Tips

I’d like to start with a nice little video which explains all the basics when dealing with your first new starter kit. This first video is for you newbies who have just got your first ego ce5 or evod mt3 starter kit. The cool blue haired girl is using an evod mt3 and an ego ce4 as examples, but if you have the ce5, these tips still apply exactly.

 

Possible Electronic Cigarette Issues

1/ Atomizer and Coil

*Dirty Connections: The most common reason that an e-cigarette doesn’t work is that the connections are dirty. Both the battery connector end and the atomizer connector end need to be cleaned properly every day.

  • Scrunch up some tissue paper and dip into a cleaning agent (such as isopropyl alcohol or similar). Then twist and turn the tissue inside the connector ends, wiping the connection area. This should rub off and remove all the grit and grime.
  • Next, use some dry tissue to clean even more and dry the area completely.

The majority of the time doing this will be enough to get your e-cig firing again.

Basic Ego Style E-cigarette Issues

In the video above a young vape dude explains some of the more common issues an ego style e-cigarette can have. He then offers solutions and tips on how to rectify these annoyances. (He calls the coil… “the core” for some reason, but we know what he means. :))

 

*Coil Issues: Another common problem that an e-cigarette has is the coil. Coils can easily burn out, and over time they will eventually burn out anyway. Coils can burn out when you try vaping when there is no e-juice in the tank. Dry vaping can cause the unit to have a dirty taste as well. Coils are easy to replace and very cheap. We sell coils for most of our vaporizers for around $5-00 each. Ninety-nine percent of the time a new coil replacement will get your e-cigarette firing like new again.

However, before replacing a coil, you can try cleaning the old coil first.

  • To do this, unscrew the coil from the atomizer. (You may need to unscrew the atomizer head first. Then unscrew the coil unit from the atomizer head.)
  • Okay, now run the coil unit and the other atomizer parts through hot water, and then flick dry.
  • Next, look carefully at the atomizer coil and notice any carbon build up which will likely have built up in the middle of the wicks. Or (if it’s wickless) right where the coil wires activate. This build-up is what is blocking your air-flow, prohibiting you from getting a good vape. Sometimes, it is just too hard to remove the dirty little carbon grit. If that’s the case, it will be safer and easier to just buy a new coil unit. However, a baking powder and vinegar solution (see video further down this article) and the hot running water may have loosened the carbon build up enough for you to dislodge it. Try blowing at it, tapping it against the table, or even poking and prying at it with a needle. See if you can break it loose from the coil, but be careful, do not force anything. You could easily break the coil wires by mistake.
  • Now run under hot water again and wipe clean dry.
  • Blow as hard as you can through the air tube to push out any remaining particles and water.
  • Dry and wipe clean all the other parts and screw everything back together again.
  • Now, before filling up with e-juice there is one more thing to do. Attach a fully charged battery to your newly cleaned atomizer and press the activate button. Hold down the button and listen to the hissing sound. This is the wetness and any leftover grit being burned up and evaporating. Keep pressing the button until the hissing noise goes away. (You can also do this dry burning technique before you have even screwed everything together. Just screw the battery to the atomizer head and press the button. This way you will be able to actually see the coil wire burning. Keep pressing the button until you can see the wires glowing.)
  • Now fill your tank to halfway and see if it works. If after all that it still doesn’t work, replace the coil completely.
  • If you’re very clever, you can take the coil apart and replace the wire and wicks. However, I won’t explain that here and now. That’s another article.

 

*White Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleaning Tip:

  • Unscrew all the parts of your atomizer and e-cigarette (everything that you can take apart). Place them all except the battery into a shallow bowl.
  • Now sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda over all the parts. Get the powder in all the holes and everywhere.
  • Next poor some white vinegar into bowl just covering the parts. Watch as the solution bubbles and froths up.
  • This is a fantastic cleaning agent, so swirl the solution around over the parts until it settles down.
  • Next rinse the parts through running hot water and wipe with a dry cloth.
  • Leave parts in a dry place for a few hours until completely dry.
  • Screw everything back together and try your device again.

Use this cleaning tip whenever your device needs a good clean.

Watch the video above to see how to clean your e-cigarette parts with a baking soda and white vinegar solution.

 

2/ Battery:

*Fully Charge The Battery:

  • Make sure the battery has been fully charged for 3 to 5 hours.
  • Do not over charge the battery. Although it will automatically turn itself off after it is fully charged, if you still leave it plugged in, it will begin to lose charge again. Therefore, for best results, it is best to disconnect it from the charger as soon as it’s fully charged.
  • Most batteries will last a few months before you will need to purchase a new one. This is provided you look after it properly and aren’t constantly maxing it out. We have a good selection of batteries and most of them are compatible with all our vaporizers as they all use the same 510 thread.

 

*Dirty Connection:

  • As stated in the atomizer/coil section above, make sure the battery connection end is also clean and dry.
  • Clean it regularly.
  • If the battery connector end has e-juice or grime on it while charging, it will not charge properly in the charging cord. Likewise, if the battery end is still a bit dirty it won’t function properly when attached to the atomizer either.
  • This also applies to the charging cord itself. Make sure the connector end of the charging cord is cleaned regularly.

 

Battery Still Won’t Charge?

*NOTE: This little thing can easily catch you out.

I once had a battery which seemed clean and seemed to be fully charged. The charging lights went from red to green and I had left it charging for the recommended 3-5 hours. I would then screw it back on to my cleaned atomizer unit and vape with it. The damned thing would only last about one hour and then it would start blinking, indicating it had run out of power. And YES…it really had run out of power. I thought to myself what a stupid battery. How could it be dead so quickly? I only had this battery for a few days. Anyway, I would recharge it again and again. Each time the damned thing would run out of charge after less than an hour.

One day I decided to clean the the battery end thoroughly with a cloth and some alcohol. Even though it already looked clean, I cleaned it anyway. I also cleaned the actual charging cord contact ends well.

This time after I charged it, the battery lasted 2 whole days. Longer than any battery I had ever used so far. It was fixed, amazing. I thought that battery was surely a dud. However, it turned out that it was just a bit of grit or something. It was so small I could not even see it. And that was enough to prevent it from getting fully charged. Even though the charging light said it was fully charged by glowing green, it actually wasn’t.

So, take note of this story and do not always trust what the light says. Always charge your battery for at least 3 hours. Also, make sure the contacts are absolutely spotless on your battery end, and the charging cord end.

 

*Store in Cool Place:

  • Keep batteries in cool, dark place.
  • If exposed to heat the battery can easily be damaged.
  • Also, always detach batteries from device when storing.
  • Always keep stored batteries having some charge.
  • Also store the whole e-cigarette in a cool dark place. Exposure to heat or cold for any length of time can cause leaking or other issues.

 

*Never Over-Tighten the Connections:

Not only can this easily burr the threads, over-tightening the battery in the USB charger can also cause the charger or battery to malfunction.

 

3/ Leaking Issues

E-cigarettes in general can leak. Yep they can. The following are some possible reasons your e-cigarette may be leaking. Also, some tips to remedy the issue and prevent the leaking from occurring in the first place. Of course each brand and even each individual device will have different levels of susceptible zones to these factors. However, in general these tips can apply to most makes and models. Try to follow them as much as you can.

  • Filling the tank – The most common cause of e-cigarette leaking is spilling a little of the e-juice down the center tubing of the chamber. This can happen when filling the tank. (This will cause leaking and gurgling, and it will get in your mouth – yuck!). Be extra careful to make sure the juice drips down the side of the chamber avoiding any spillage down the middle air tube. Also, I have personally found that some devices actually work best only filled half way. For best results, you will need to experiment with your particular device, as each one has its own preference. #However – Most devices work best with a good amount of e-juice in the tank. S,o keeping them completely full all the time is more likely to reduce the possibility of leaking. Please do experiment with your particular device to determine what level of fullness it works best with.
  • Leaving your e-cigarette with juice in it and not using it – Yep, this is another common cause for e-cigarette leakage. If you are not going to be using your electronic cigarette for a day or two or longer, be sure to empty it first. There are several reasons for this including environmental changes, gravity and technicalities. But as a rule of thumb, follow this tip and you won’t have any problems. However, if for some reason you do leave it with a little juice in it for some period of time, make sure it is sitting upside down.
  • Technical application – If you slightly cross-thread, over-tighten or under-tighten the pieces of your your device, it could easily result in a bit of leakage. Be careful when taking apart and re-attaching the bits and pieces of your device that you do it just right.
  • Extremities in temperature – Exposing your e-cigarette to too much heat or too much cold conditions can cause it to leak. Never leave your device (especially if it has e-juice in it) exposed to direct heat or cold. That means on the dashboard of your car, outside in the rain, snow or cold, near a heater, in the fridge etc…
  • E-Juice mixture – And here’s a tip! If you happen to live in hot or cold climate and can’t get away from these extremities, try to make your e-juice mixture contain more VG to PG. That is because VG is thicker and less likely to leak. PG is a lot more runny and thin so will be more likely to find the gaps and leak out all over your new t-shirt.
  • Bangs, breaks, bends and pressure – Another common cause of e-cig leakages is because the device has been physically altered. This can be caused by sitting on it, dropping it, hitting it, knocking it, simply leaving it in the wrong place. Or it could be simply good old wear and tear. Often this will be where the atomizer and the tank are joined together. (The glass or plastic will slightly lift from the metal and allow juice to seep out.) This can be very slight and hard to notice. It can easily be fixed by physically pressing it together as tight as possible. Another possible alteration which can occur and cause leaking is when the whole atomizer is bent slightly askew from any of its joins. Examine your device and carefully re-position back in place.
  • O-Rings and Seals – Another common cause your e cigarette could be leaking is because the o-ring has been positioned out of place. It could also be broken or just worn out. It is also possible it could have come off completely and lost. The o-ring is a small rubber seal which keeps the e-liquid tightly inside the tank. There is an o-ring on both ends. One where the mouth piece joins the tank, and one where the tank joins the atomizer unit. Carefully check your devices o-rings and make sure they are in good shape and sitting flush in the space they should be. Usually re-positioning your joins, and getting your o-ring flush in place will fix the issue. If the o-ring is actually broken or missing, it might be time for a new atomizer. Some models also have a rubber or plastic seal which can become displaced or damaged. Try re-positioning this seal to fit nice and snug or even turning it upside down and re-positioning it like that. You could also try positioning a second seal on top of the first to make it even more air tight. (See second video below where a girl is doing just that with her Evod atomizer).

 

General Leaking Issues and Tips to Remedy the Problem

This video explains some common e-cigarette leaking issues and offers some good tips. This applies to the evod mt3, x9, x6, Skull e-cig, Topbox and some of the Ego e-cigs.

 

Is your Evod Leaking or Gurgling?

This video shows a simple tip to fix an Evod model type e-cigarette from a leaking and gurgling issue.

 

CE5 Leaking into Mouth?

In the video above, a guy shows you how to adjust the mouth piece of the Ego CE5 to fix a leaking issue where the juice gets in your mouth. You know that taste? Well this tip will fix it.

 

Topbox Leakage?

Oh no… my brand new Topbox is leaking! This is a rare occurrence but there is sometimes a manufacturing fault with this model which can be easily rectified. On some of the Topbox coils there is a very small part of the actual coil wire that protrudes from under the rubber seal. Because of this, it leaves a small gap where the juice can leak from. To fix this issue, you simply locate the protruding wire and push it back in a bit. If you can’t do that, you can snip a tiny piece of the end of the wire off, so that it fits snug under the seal and doesn’t protrude. Watch the video above to see exactly how to fix a leaking Topbox mini tank.

 

4/ Burnt Taste and Dry Hit Issues

A dry hit is something which can happen to any device at some stage of its life. See my article on how to vape which has more information on dry hits. A dry hit causes your vape to taste burnt and is quite unpleasant. This happens when the juice is not flowing correctly to your coil and the actual wick is being burned instead of just the juice within it. Once this happens the device will continue to produce dry hits until you fix it. Usually a good clean will fix it. Get any grit or dirt out of the holes in the coil and atomizer so that juice flows properly again. (See the cleaning instructions in the previous sections above).

3 Possible Causes for Dry Hits

There are 3 things which can produce a dry hit, so learn what these are so you can take measures to prevent a dry hit from occurring in the first place.

  1. When your tank is running out of juice and wick drys up. – solution is to keep your tank full.
  2. Your juice has too high a level of VG (vegetable glycerine). – solution is to use more PG in the mix.
  3. The coil has gunk on it which diminishes the flavor and creates a burnt taste. – Solution is to either clean the coil or better still, replace the coil.

 

I hope these e-cig troubleshooting tips have answered your questions and allow you to deal with these pesky e-cigarette issues successfully!

Feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions.

Check out our E-Cig Starter Kits for sale.

E-Cig Terminology and Vape Jargon – Glossary of Vaping Terms

Can you define vape, or know what the vape meaning or definition is? The e-cigarette and vaping community has a language of its own. Well, here on this e-cig terminology page you can find out. If you are relatively new to vaping and find some of the vape terms a little baffling, here is a guide to set you straight. Most e-cigarette websites and vaping forums will use this e-cig terminology, so this glossary of vape jargon should come in handy.

E-Cig Terminology Glossary

# | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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26650 – These batteries are well known to produce wicked sub-ohming.

306 (also known as LR306) – The 306 is low resistance atomizer with a 510 thread. These atomizers produce a good throat hit and can produce huge vapor.

m401, m402 and m403 – Also called 401, 402, and 403, these numbers simply refer to the differing sizes of this kind of vapor cigarette.

510 – This is a type of e-cigarette threading, established by the firm JoyE. Commonly with male threading the 510 swiftly came to be the norm within the market.

KR808 or 808 – This simply refers to a type of e-cigarette that many users know of.

DSE901 or 901 – Quite similar to the 808 model. The air-flow holes are different.

901 – Unsuitable with 510 threading, this is an atomizer that has female threading.

18350 – A reduced amp battery which is often made use of in much smaller mods.

18650 – This simply refers to a particular size of the Li-Ion electric battery. It is often used with all kinds of mechanical mod types.

2-piece – This is a type of e-cigarette that makes use of a cartomizer and a battery.

3-piece – This type of e-cigarette includes an atomizer, cartridge or tank and a battery.

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Acrolein – This is a chemical found in analog cigarette usage and also produced with e-cigarettes when the e-juice reaches very high temperatures. It is an irritant to the skin and eyes and also the breathing passages and is also linked to lung cancer.

Adapter – This refers to a double headed connector which has two different types of threading. This allows users to attach different makes and models of atomizers with different types of batteries.

Advanced Personal Vaporizer (APV) – Also known as a modified vaporizer (MOD), the APV typically contains a large battery, and changeable wattage or voltage.

AEMSA – Committed to regulating safe standards of e-liquid manufacturing, the AEMSA stands for The Association of American E-liquid Manufacturing Standards. The company is entirely run by volunteers.

Aerosol – An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Vapor from e-cigarettes is an aerosol.

AFC – This stands for Air flow control found in every e-cigarette.

Air flow (modifiable air movement) – This is a modification of certain atomizers and vaporizers that allows extra to come in, permitting a greater vape.

All Day Vape – This simply refers to ones favorite e-juice and implies it is so good, one can vape all day using it.

Allen key/wrench – A tool utilized to tighten up screws in atomizers and open up mods etc.

Alternative Cigarettes – One more name used to describe vapor cigarettes.

American Wire Guage (AWG) – Used for making atomizer coils, the AWG refers to the size and resistance of the American standard.

Amperage (amps) – Amperage refers to the energy which flows along a circuit. In APV’s using low resistance atomizers with high voltages will cause burnouts.

Analog – This simply refers to “conventional” cigarettes.

Anodizing – This term is used to describe an aluminum finished look or seal.

ANTZ – Anti Nicotine and Tobacco Zealots. Refers to people and groups of people who focus on getting rid of tobacco product alternatives such as vapor cigarettes. The term prohibitionist has also been used for these types.

Aqueous Glycerine (AG) – AG is VG liquid which is less viscous because it has been thinned with deionized water.

ASH – This stands for “Action on Smoking and Health”. Even though ASH is probably the world’s foremost anti-smoking organizations, they actually try to support vapor cigarettes.

Atomizer (also known as Atty) – The atomizer is a steel unit that houses the coil, mesh gauge and wick. This is the part of a vapor cigarette that heats up the e-liquid to turn it into vapor.

Atomizer Tank: An atomizer tank is the standard style tank with a dual-coil pre-dotted/slotted atomizer. Other more expensive and advanced atomizer tanks are those that are rebuildable or serve more than just one purpose.

Authentic – A genuine product made by the authentic original manufacturer. Normally will be more expensive than the Clones.

Automatic – This type of vapor cigarette uses air pressure to automatically engage the vapor creation when inhaling with it. This is the alternative to the more common type that uses a switch or button to control the vapor intake.

Automatic Shutoff – This is a mechanism in vapor cigarettes that automatically turns the device off after a certain amount of time. Normally around ten seconds, this is to stop the burn out of the coil and to save the battery.

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Base Mix – Base mix is the substance which combines nicotine and a base liquid. Using a base mix a vaper can apply their favorite flavors and then dilute as required.

Battery (batt) – The batteries used in1st and 2nd generation vapor cigarettes that have a button attached to turn it on and off. They also normally have a light with activates when the button is pressed.

Bauway – This is an atomizer brand known for its’ low priced devices and although a reduced taste is realized they have a vast selection to choose from.

BCC – This is referred to as bottom coil clearomizer.

BDC – This is referred to as bottom double coil clearomizer and has two coils at the bottom of the tank.

Beauty Ring – Also called a Thread Cover, it’s a little metal circular piece used to bridge the space in between the clearomizer and the battery.

Blanks – This is dry material in a cartomizer that is filled with e-juice.

Blister Kit/Pack – This is a e-cigarette product that comes in a plastic wrapping packaging so you can see the e-cig product through the clear plastic.

Boge – The Boge brand is known for its cheap but good quality cartomizers.

Boost – A modification in a mechmod that allows an extra boost in voltage so as to get an increased vape.

Bottom Feeder – A certain kind of APV that holds e-juice in a bottle that fits at the bottom of the device. The juice is pumped up into the cartomizer or atomizer.

Box Mod – These are box shaped APV’s and PV’s. They usually have increased wattages. Some are regulated and some are unregulated.

BP – This refers to the big pharmaceutical business.

Breathing – This refers to leaving e-juice to rest so that the air can get to it giving it a chance to mature and evaporate any alcohol in it.

Brick and Mortar (B&M) – This simply refers to a vape shop which has a physical address.

Bridge – This is a steel mesh covering in an atomizer which is used as a wick for the e-juice in the cartomizer.

BT – This simply refers to the business of big tobacco.

Buck – This is a modification that allows a mod to fire up even before it reaches the normally required voltage.

Building – This refers to the putting together of one’s own atomizer coil utilizing an RBA or RDA.

Burnt Taste – A distinct taste created from having a puff on an empty tank or cartridge.

Butt Juice or Ass Juice – This simply refers to e-juice which tastes disgusting. Because combinations are always being experimented with, ass juice happens more often than desired. (well I guess it’s never actually desired, is it?)

BVC – This refers to the very popular design of bottom vertical coils.

Burner – This is more jargon used by vapers to describe a a conventional cigarette or a cigar.

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Car Adapter – This device attaches a USB cord to the cigarette lighter in your vehicle so you can charge up your e-cig battery in the car.

Carcinogen – Any kind of substance, chemical, or compound believed to trigger cancer. When heated up to very high temperatures, carcinogens can be produced from some e-juices.

Cartridge (Cart) – This is the part of a certain type of vapor cigarette which holds e-juice by way of an absorbent material also attached to the mouth-piece. Some are disposable while some are re-fillable.

Cartomizer (Carto) – The carto or cartomizer is both a disposable cartridge that holds the e-juice and an atomizer combined. This one piece unit is then connected to a battery.

Cartomizer strike (Carto Punch) – To punch an openings in a cartomizer you would use a carto punch.

Cartomizer-Solitary Coil – A standard cartomizer will use just 1 coil and is called a solitary coil cartomizer.

Cartomizer-Dual Coil – A double coil cartomizer can produce 2 times as much vapor as a solitary coil because it has 2 coils.

Cartomizer tank – A tank which features holes in the bottom and top to hold a cartomizer. These holes are made so it can suck in e-juice from the tank which is around the cartomizer. This lets the user vape for longer periods before having to refill.

CASAA – The non profit organization known as the Consumer Advocacy for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, campaigns for the civil liberties of those who use electronic cigarettes.

Cig-A-Like – This is a PV which resembles a conventional cigarette.

Charger – When your vapor cigarette battery dies, it is time to use the charger.

Clapton Coil – Named after the guitarist Eric claptom because of its similarity to a guitar string, the clapton coil is a coil which utilizes small wire to wrap around much larger wire.

Cleaning Cycle – This is the cycle activation of the battery (normally 20-40 seconds.) utilized to clean any excess dirt or liquid off from the atomizer.

Clearomizer – Clearomizers are similar to cartomizers but they are see-through so you can see how much liquid is in it. Clearomizers are usually refillable and made of either glass or plastic. Many of the vapor cigarettes sold on this website are clearomizers as they are very popular.

Clone – A replica of a vapor cig. Normally clones are only created for the expensive models of e-cig.

Clouds – The vapor exhaled when using an electronic cigarette is commonly referred to as clouds.

Cloud Chasers – Vaper enthusiasts who aim at achieving the biggest most impressive vapor clouds.

Coil – The coil is the wire forming an electrical circuit which creates the vapor in an e-cig. Coils are made from Kanthal wire or Nichrome wire. Often coils are a replaceable part of a vapor cigarette although many e-cigs use parts which combine the coil with the atomizer or cartomizer and must be replaced as one complete unit.

Coil Jig – The coil jig is a device which helps in the making of your own coils.

Coil Winder – Another great device used to create perfectly wrapped coils.

Cone Threads – This is a type of threading which attaches the battery and the atomizer in a more secure way than conventional threading.

Custom Mod – Any type of APV or PV that has been made from various materials or parts meant for some other kind of apparatus.

Cut/Cutting – This process is for the diluting of e-liquid so as to get the desired level of nicotine.

Cut-Off – This is a safety measure built into most vapor cigarettes that will automatically cut off the power whenever you are holding down the button for too long. It is normally displayed by flashing light.

Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) – Agency that oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – Agency that makes sure safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States. The CDER also is in charge of regulation for e-cigarettes.

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DCT – (dual coil tank) This storage tank named Drip Cup Adapter has a replaceable cartomizer and holds 3 to 6mls of liquid.

Debridge – Eliminating the wick and bridge from an atomizer device.

Deck – This is the area of an RBA or RDA that the positive and negative points connect. It is made in such a way that keeps the e-juice separate.

Deep Lung – A slang term for describing a certain kind of vaping. The “deep lung” refers to taking one deep and long draw, inhaling deep into your lungs and not holding any vapor in your mouth.

Dewick – Eliminating an atomizers wick.

Diacetyl – Diacetyl is an e-liquid flavor which if used too much at once has been known to cause Popcorn Lung or Bronchiolitis obliterans.

Digital Cigarette – Yet another label for the vapor cigarette.

Disposable Electronic cigarettes – These are the type of vapor cigarettes that are manufactured to be used and then discarded.

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) – One who makes their own e-juice is known as a DIY.

DNA – Manufactured by Evolv, a DNA is little wattage board which controls variable wattage used by vaporers.

Doubler – Used in 50/50 blends, a doubler simply means doubling the flavor.

Dragon Coil – This is a type of coil which has its wick on the outside and that allows the air to flow in the inside producing more vapor.

Dratty – The subtle but odd taste one experiences when a cartridge or tank is nearly dry.

Draw – The inhaling of a vapor into the mouth.

Drip – This is the process of filling the atomizer. You drip the liquid in..

Drip Set – This is a device made specifically to help drip e-liquid into the atomizer chamber.

Drip On-Demand (DOD) – Dripping liquid into an atomizer is made easier with a DOD. This is simply the squeezing of the e-juice bottle so it drips well.

Dripping (DD; direct leaking) – Instead of using a cartomizer, e-liquid is dripped directly into the atomizer chamber in the hope it will produce a better vapor.

Drip Shield – This is a device that collects any liquid leaked out from your pv. It returns the liquid back to the atomizer chamber.

Drip Tip – This is a small device which fits on to the mouthpiece so as to allow dripping without removing the mouthpiece.

Drip Well – A dish shaped device that catches any liquid that might leak out.

Dry Burn/Hit – The intentional activation of the atomizer and battery without any e-liquid. This is done to burn off any debris in an effort to clean the working parts of the device.

Dual-Coil Cartomizers – This is new design of cartomizer utilizing two coils instead of just one.

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ECD/ECASSOC – Two acronyms for the Electronic Cigarette Association; a U.S.A-based trade Association which strives to maintain industry standards. the ECD lobbies on behalf of its many members.

ECF – E-Cigarette-Forum.com. This is one of the largest electronic cigarette forums in the world and is very well known within the vaping community worldwide.

ECITA – An acronym for the UK-based Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association.

ECR – Short for Electronic Cigarette Reddit

E Cigarette Devices – These are added devices such as additional batteries, chargers, neck ropes for holding your e-cig and plenty of other things.

eGo/eGo Style – The ego design is a universal design making use of the 510 thread which is compatible with many different e-cig components and batteries.

eGo Threading – Based on the Ego battery, this is the standard threading with male thread on the battery and female on the cartomizer base.

E Juice – Referred to simply as Juice, E-liquid, or Smoke Juice, this is the liquid used in an electronic cigarette. The solution is made from Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, flavoring and nicotine.

Ekowool – A special type of silica for making the wicks in many rebuildable type e-cig devices.

Electronic Cigar – This is just like a normal an e-cigarette, but it resembles a traditional cigar rather than a cigarette.

Electronic Cigarette Association (ECA) – Formed in 2009 this is an industry group comprised of manufacturers and providers to maintain the legal rights to use e-cigarettes as an alternative for smoking within the U.S.A.

Electronic cigarette (e-cig) – The common name for the electronic devices designed to mimic a conventional cigarette but without the harmful side effects. The debate is still out as to exactly how safe electronic cigarettes are but one thing is certain and that is e-cigarettes are magnitudes safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit – A typical electronic cigarette starter kit will have one or two batteries, one or two cartomizers, atomizers or clearomizers and some charging supplies. Normally you would purchase your e-juice separately, however here at this site there is a promotion where customers can get a 10ml bottle of e-juice for free when purchasing any starter kit. See our e-cig specials page for more information.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) – Another term for electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarette – Shortened name for electronic cigarette.

E-Cig Terminology – Refers to all the vape jargon and vaping slang terms used by the vape community. This very page lists most of it.

E-Hookah – An additional name for vapor cigarettess, initially named e-hookah to attract hookah users to try vaping instead. This is because they have many similarities.

E Liquid – One more preferred term for e-juice.

Engine – The workings of the inside of a cartomizer, or clearomizer. Normally has the heating element, air tube and the battery connection unit.

E-NIC (Electronic Nicotine Inhaler) – Yet one more name for the vapor cigarette.

E-Pipe – An atomizer created to resemble a pipe.

E Smoke – This is a shortened jargon version for the name Electronic Cigarette.

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Filler Product (Shortened as Filler) – This material fits inside a cartomizer and is absorbant. it is designed to soak up any excess fluid so that no flooding happens.

First Generation – This refers to the original first e-cigarette models which are disposable. They come with e-juice already in them, and are either discarded after using, or e-juice cartridges are replaced.

Flavor Cartridge – This is just another name for cartridges which contain both flavor and nicotine.

Flavors – This simply refers to the e-juice flavor.

Flooding – Flooding happens when the atomizer overflows with too much e-juice. When your device makes a gurgling sound or doesn’t work very well, it is very likely to be flooded.

Fluval – This is a foam material utilized in aquariums, it has been found that this material can be used functionally to replace the filler in lectronic cigarette cartridges.

Fluxomizer– Another term for Clearomizer.

Fda (FDA) – This is a branch of the USA federal government that supervises policies and regulations for the safety of medicines and food products.

Formaldehyde – Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and is produced when e-juice is heated to very high temperatures.

Forums – There are many online vaping forums and they keep growing. One of the largest and most popular is the Electronic Cigarette Forum or ECF.

French Hit – A slang term describing a special vaping method. Utilizing the “French Hit” the vapor is deliberately released from the mouth and is straight away inhaled up through ones nostrils.

Fuse – Specifically designed to prevent battery failure, a specific fuse was created for mechmods.

Fused Clapton – The fused Clapton coil has at least two wires in it instead of just one that the clapton coil has.

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Genesis Atomizer – Instead of silica, this RBA uses a wick made of steel mesh and is positioned on the top of a glass tank. It has at least one opening in the deck which goes directly into the tank.

GG (Golden Greek) – This is a Greek mechmod of very high quality.

Glassomizer – Models like the Kanger Protank utilize clearomizers made from glass rather than plastic called Glassomizers.

Goose Neck – A versatile expansion for your PV. Goose necks are extensions for a standard PV. They come in various dimensions and colors.

GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) – The FDA termed this acronym to guarantee users that the item they purchased is regarded as safe.

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Head – A head is a replacement coil which you will need for a tank system. This part gets old and every now and then you should replace it. It contains a coil and some cotton used for producing vape.

Heatsink – Heatsinks were created to dissipate heat by permitting extra airflow over more surface area. They are various protusions sticking out of the apparatus.

Heat steeping – This is the procedure for increasing the time it takes to steep your e-liquid. Placing the container of e-juice in a warm water bath for a period of time will sufficiently steep your liquid faster.

Heating Element – A heating element converts electricity into heat through the process of resistive or Joule heating.

Herbal Vaporizer – This is an electronic device like an e-cigarette but instead of using e-juice it uses dry herb as its fuel.

High Resistance (HR) – If you want to use a higher voltage to your coil you will need a special cartomizer or atomizer with a higher resistance or Ohm rating.

Hit – Inhaling vapor.

Hookah Pen – Term for disposable ecig, kind of cig-a-like.

Hot Spot – If you experience Dry Hits, it is likely caused by hot spots on the atomizer coil (areas of the coil that get particularly hot).

HV – Anything that runs over 3.7 volts is considered HV or high voltage.

HV Atty – Designed for greater voltage vaping, a specific Atomizer is used and it needs to be paired with extra powerful batteries to accommodate for the higher voltage.

HV Mod – A specifically modified device to accommodate higher powered vaping. often this will consist of dual batteries.

Hybrid, Hybrid Mod, Hybrid PV – A consolidated battery holder and topper combined together to form as one.

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ICR – Ion Cobalt Rechargeable battery from Lithium.

IMR – Ion Manganese Rechargeable battery from Lithium.

Inception Coil – A macro coil outside of a nano coil made with one cable.

Inhale – Inhaling of vapor into the lungs.

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Joules – The measurement used for the energy in a controlled temperature mod is known as joules. A joule is equal to one unit of energy produced from one amp of electric current passing through a resistance of one ohm.

Juice – Yet one more term for e-liquid or e-juice.

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Kensington – A special kind of power pack made to be utilized with the USB pass-through; a Kensington is utilized for portable yet sustained vaping.

Knuckle Head – A drip tip that can be adjusted to any sort of preferred angle.

Kick/Kicked – 1. A variation of the term throat hit 2. This is an addon device which will turn your PV into a variable power device.

Kanthal Cable – Trademark name for iron-chromium-aluminium (FeCrAl) alloys found in advanced high temperature mod equipment.

Kanthal, Kanthal A1 – Used in building coils for vapor cigarettes, Kanthal is the brand name of the resistance wire most often used. Kanthal A1 is known as the very best quality when it comes to Kanthal wire for e-cig coils.

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Leaking – E-juice can sometimes leak from the atomizer into the battery, which can be responsible for a power shortage or other damage.

LED – Most e-cigarettes have an LED light at the end to indicate when the battery needs charging or just when it is being used.

Liquid – Additionally referred to as e-juice, e-liquid, e-cig juice, or simply juice. It is the liquid that turns into vapor while puffing on a vapor cigarette.

Li-Po – The Li-Po or Lithium Polymer batteries are not to be confused with the Li-Ion batteries.

Lithium Ion Electric batteries (Li-Ion) – Coming in many different shapes and sizes, these batteries are considered the greatest and most effective batteries in the vapor cigarette industry.

Low Resistance (LR) – An atomizer with a lesser Ohm rating than the standard basic devices. LR devices usually cause the heating elements to become very hot very fast and produce vapor very fast also.

Lung Hit – As opposed to “mouth to lung hits”, just “lung hits” is when you inhale vapor directly into the lungs. Big airflow is required.

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mA – mA refers to 1/1000th of an amp. This number refers to the output of battery chargers.

Macro Coil – Combined with the correct set-up macro coils can create a larger vapor than micro coils. (its opposite)

mAh – mAh refers to the Milliampere-hour, which is used to measure the capacity amount of energy a battery has before it is needed to be re-charged again.

Manual— This type of e cig battery is the type which has a button that when pressed will operate a heating element.

Manual Shut-off – This is a safety measure created in e-cig batteries to turn off the battery by pressing the button several times in concession. Some batteries have other types of switches to turn it on and off.

Mechanical Mod (Mech PV, Mech, Mech Mod) – This is a vapor cigarette that does not have any type of electronics or wiring, it’s simply a mechanical steel tube which accommodates an e-cig battery and some kind of mechanical connector to attach the top piece. These are sturdy devices which should last longer than most other types of vapor cigarette.

Memory Effect – A process in which NiCad batteries start to perform badly due to misrepresented energy levels in the battery; the memory effect leads the device to believe its batteries are dying or dead when they are actually not. This can be reduced or fixed by regularly discharging the battery fully, and proceeding to overcharge the batteries.

Mesh – Usually made from stainless steel. utilized to make wicks for transfering e-juice to the atomizers coil.

Microcomputer – The electronic chip that sends a signal to the battery to activate its energy flow to the atomizer, which in turn starts the vapor cigarette.

Microprocessor – This is the section of the battery which regulates the LED light and heater.

mg strength – (Milligram strength (mg) per millilitre-(ml) – This represents the portion of nicotine included within the e-juice. 12mg is 12mg of pure nicotine per ml = 1.2 % nicotine

Micro coil – This is the kind of wire coil where its wire is wrapping around in loops and touching itself. This type of coil needs more wraps than a normal coil.

Miligrams (mg) – This is how the measurements of nicotine in a cartridge or container are measured. Typically the standard levels included are 0mg, 6mg, 8mg, 12mg, 16mg, 18mg, 24mg, 30mg, 36mg and all the way up to 48mg.

Milliliters (mL) – This is the measurement of total liquid within a given container.

Mini – A little smaller compared to a typical vapor e-cigarette, the mini-cigarette is in fact very similar dimensions to that in a conventional average analog tobacco cigarette.

Mod – Mod stands for “modification”. This originally described the customization of a flashlight or a battery to be modified for vaping, yet is now frequently used to describe pretty much any kind of vaping tool or device that is not simply a cigarette lookalike or cigalike.

Modder: A modder is somebody who modifies vapor cig devices to their personal preference. A typical modders will normally mod a device to be a lot more powerful than a standard e-cig.

Mouth piece – The end of the vapor cigarette the user places in their mouth and sucks on. Many mouth pieces actually come as a cartridge or drip tip.

Mouth to lung hit – To achieve maximum mouth taste, the vapor is inhaled into the mouth initially and then subsequently breathed into the lungs..

MV (Multi-Voltage) – These devices have a range of voltages and wattage settings that a user can alter to their preference. Different measures produce different amounts of vapor inhalations.

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Nichrome Wire – This is the resistance wire in atomizer coils. It is made out of iron, nickel and chromium. The atomizer coil products are used in clearomizers, atomizers and cartomizers.

Nic Juice – Abbreviation of nicotine liquid. Nicotine is addictive and commonly found in tobacco.

Nickel Wire/Ni200 – This wire is made from pure nickel. Used with temperature control mods, it has extremely low resistance. you should never use normal VW with Ni200.

Nicotine (Nic) – Nicotine is the element in conventional tobacco and vapor cigarettes that creates a mild euphoria. In e-cigs you can get it in many various strengths, and it is noteworthy to be aware that e-liquids can also have no nicotine at all.

Nicotine Level – This is the amount of nicotine in a designated bottle or cartridge. The nicotine level is often measured in mg per ml.

Nicotine liquid – This is the e-juice solution with nicotine that vaporizes in a vapor cigarette. The liquid is contained in an atomizer tank or in a cartridge.

NiMH – Ni-MH stands for Nickel-Metal Hydride. These type of batteries have zero Cadmium in them which means there is no memory impact. This means it can be charged at any time and has no effect on the life of the battery.

Noob – A noob is a person new to vaping. Because it is required to learn quickly when starting to vape a persom remains a noob only for a short period.

No Resistance Wire – Conductive wire that never heats up utilized in RBAs for completing the circuit to the coil.

NRT – NRT is the abbreviation for for Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

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Ohm (Ω) – The electrical resistance standard. The lower the number the lower the resistance and this means it heats up faster.

Organic Cotton Coils – A new coil configuration made by Kangertech. Using Japanese natural cotton and a bigger heating area, these organic cotton coils last longer than most other cotton coils.

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Parallel – Placed parallel to each other, and at the cost of voltage, batteries are wired into the mod enhancing their life.

Passthrough – Using this passthrough USB device, a user can vape continuously without losing battery life.

PCC – Typical phrase for portable (or personal) charging case. An e-cig battery can be charged and stored in a PCC without the need for other power sources.

PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) – This is used in e-liquid however is not commonly known about. It can be used as an alternative to VG and PG.

Pen Style – Resembling a common pen, the pen style e-cigarette is one of the original styles ever invented.

Personal Vaporizer (PV) – An additional name for a vapor cigarette, typically of the more renegade style e-cigarettes.

Polyfil – Standard materials which are used in a factory that fills cartridges.

Propylene Glycol (PG) – PG is one of the primary substances in e-liquid, the other is VG.

PGA – Pure Grain Alcohol. 151 proof highest grade vodka is the bare minimum you need for thinning of 100% VG e-liquid. You can also use PGA for the base in DIY e-liquid concoctions.

Pipe Style – Also referred to as an E-Pipe, the Pipe Style is style of vapor cigarette.

Poly-fill – Otherwise known as just filler.

Primer – Some ecig businesses use a VG based primer for the preservation of their goods. This primer is made use of in the coil and also inside of the atomizer.

Protected (batteries) – This type of battery is fitted with a computer chip which protects the battery by breaking the circuit if the voltage goes to low or too high or if the cell gets too hot.

Priming/Prime – The act of getting the wick ready to vape, typically done by soaking the wick in some e-juice. If using a drip style atomizer priming is not needed.

PTB (Pyramid Tea Bags) – This material can be used instead of the polyester fiber filling that is in typical vapor cigarette cartomizers or cartridges.

Puff – The puff is actually the action of the vaper as he or she is inhaling and exhaling on the device.

Pull – Otherwise known as a hit or a draw. To get a hit from an e-cigarette the user must pull. It is the very act of getting the hit.

PWM – Pulse-width modulation. Normally used in variable voltage mods, PWM swiftly cycles power from the battery on and off to deliver a wave form approximating the desired output voltage. The X6 Vaporizer E-Cig uses a PWM.

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Rayon – A material used instead of cotton and other sorts of wicks. It is said Rayon has a cleaner taste as opposed to cotton.

Rebuildable Atomizer – There are many designs of Rebuildable atomizers. Some have kanthal wicks, while some use fabric or mesh. Rebuildable atomizers are supposed to be easily fixed and save you money.

Replaceable Head – Some cartomizers and tanks like the Mini X9 E-Cig have a modular heating coil unit, or head, that may be replaced, saving costs if the heating element ceases to work.

RDA – The RDA stands for Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer.

Resistance – To get the desired wattage, you need to apply the right voltage, but first you first need to calculate the right resistance. This is done by measuring the ohms. The resistance is either standard or low.

Resistance Wire – Kanthal or Nichrome is what is used to make the wire used in an atomizer coil. As an electrical current is applied this wire warms up.

Ribbon Wire – Ribbon wire is a kind of resistance wire that is used for coil building. Rather than round like traditional wire, Ribbon wire has a flat cross section.

RBA – Rebuildable Atomizer

RDTA – Rebuildable Dripping Storage Tank Atomizer

RTA – Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

RTV – An acronym for Right To Vape

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Sealed – A term for describing a battery that doesn’t have a hole in it.

Second Generation – This refers to the type of e-cigarettes that have tanks or clearomizers that you can fill up with your own e-juice.

Sensor – The ecig battery has a sensor that senses when the vaper actually takes a puff.

Series – As a batteries voltage increases so its life get used up faster. Batteries are wired into mods in series according to its voltage.

Silica – Silica is used for developing wicks. Because silica has such a high melting point, it can be cleansed with a butane torch.

Smart Chip – Situated in the e-cig battery itself is a computer chip that permits it to actually work.

Smoke Juice – Otherwise referred to as Fluid, E-Liquid, E-Juice, or simply Juice. This is the liquid that vaporizes when making use of a vapor cigarette.

Smokeless Cigarette – Another name for the vapor cigarette. This term came about because when using an e-cig there is actually no smoke present at all, just vapor.

Smokeymizer – This is a disposable type of cartridge and atomizer combination e-cigarette. It can be refilled a couple of times before discarding.

Squonk – A squonk box mod is type of mod which actually contains a bottle of e-liquid modified to fit using a 510 connection. The bottle can be squonked which squeezes liquid into the tank or cartomizer underneath it.

Stacking – This is the practice of stacking several batteries together to produce more power. It is actually very dangerous.

Standard Resistance – A typical resistance atomizer is 2.5 ohm. A basic resistance cartomizer is usually 3.0 ohm.

Starter Kit – Everything you need to vape with should be included in a standard starter kit. Most e-cig starter sets will come with 1 or more batteries, at least one atomizer, some kind of battery charger, and maybe even some e-lquid or if its a cartomizer type kit some pre-filled cartridges. Some also come with spare coils.

Stealth Vaping – An advanced technique utilized by vaporers wanting to conceal their clouds of vapor.

Steeping – Leaving your e liquid out in the air, or otherwise in a closed container. If the liquid has a strong proportion of PG to VG then steeping is probably not needed. It is much more often essential if your liquid has a high VG ratio.

Stick Style – This name refers to an electronic cigarette that appears similar to a traditional cigarette.

Stovetop coil – Resembling an electric stove top the stovetop coil (being large in surface area) can produce outrageous quantities of vapor.

Subbing – Coils with an ohm reading under one can create massive vapor because of higher coil temperatures.

Sub-Ohming – Experienced vapers are able to produce enormous vaping clouds by using Ohms law and increasing the current of their batteries.

Syrupy – The term syrupy is used to explain eliquids that are very sweet.

Sweet Spot – The balance of several variables needed to achieve a satisfying vape. The variables voltage, wattage, resistance, and the flashpoint of the juice are all components needed to get in balance to achieve the perfect vaping experience or “that sweet spot”.

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Tailpiping – Directly Dripping without any type of a dripper or other device.

Tank – Generally utilized with a cartomizer and also in some cases an atomizer, the tank is a unique sort of cartridge that holds a lot more liquid than a cartridge with filler can hold.

Thermal Runaway – This is a serious incident but thankfully very rare. It happens when a fire starts and causes a rechargeable lithium based battery to burst. This can occur from short circuiting, overcharging, piling batteries, some other kind of battery damage or else some other freak PV breakdown.

Third Generation – This refers to the type of e-cigarettes and vape products which are RBA (rebuildable), and are usually box mods. (modifiable)

Thread Pattern/Threading – The type of threads used for connections on e-cigarettes. Usually, these are represented by numbers and letters such as 510 and KR808D-1.

Three Piece E-Cigarette – The type of vapor cigarette which combines a battery, an atomizer and cartridge.

Throat Hit – This is the feeling the vaper gets when the vapor hits the throat. Many say it is similar to what they used to experience when smoking analog cigarettes but a lot smoother. Using PG e-juices is more likely to produce a good throat hit.

Tiger Coil – Ribbon wire is twisted on a strand of normal kanthal wire which is wrapped around the coil.

Titanium Wire – This is used as an alternative to nickel, nichrome, and kanthal wires. It gives a cleaner taste yet tends to be tougher to work with compared to kanthal.

TOB – An abbreviation which refers to the tobacco flavoring in an e-liquid.

Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) – The practices and policies of providing products that contain nicotine which are less harmful than conventional tobacco cigarettes.

Toot – Also known as Draw or Pull is when one has a puff on a vapor cigarette.

Topper – The battery of a vapor cigarette has a device called a topper which fits on the top of it.

Topping off – Applying a few drips of e-liquid into the e-cig tank, cartomizer or vaping cartridge.

Triple-Coil Cartomizer – A modern sort of cartomizer using three coils which gives approximately 1.6 ohms of resistance. Compared to dual-coils, the triple coil cartomizer produces a strong vape and it is available in a variety of sizes.

Tube Mod – Approximately the size of a little flashlight, the tube mod is just a APV or PV in the shape of a tube.

Two Piece E-Cigarette – A certain type of vapor cigarette which combines one battery and one cartomizer.

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Unicorn Bottle – Perfect for transporting e-juice while traveling or out on the town as an alternative to the shorter, fatter bottles, the unicorn bottle holds 15 ml or 30ml and has an easy to use tip to make dripping a cinch.

Unsafe Battery – Any kind of lithium based battery that doesn’t actually have any type of protection is called an unprotected and unsafe battery. If this type of battery is over charged or something else happens to cause thermal runaway there is nothing to stop it from happening.

USB Charger – Connecting the battery to the computer with your USB cord will charge up your battery.

USB passthrough – Connecting the ecig to the computer using a USB passthrough you are able to vape without using the battery.

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Vaparator – An person that rates and reviews vapor cigarettes and vaping accessories.

Vapaseur – A person who vapes more frequently than the average but not quite as often as a vapaholic.

Vapatator – A term for the advanced vaper.

Vape – Vape meaning inhale and exhale of vapor from electronic cigarette. The vape definition also refers to the e-cigarette device itself.

Vapegasm – The very first taste you get from your favored e liquid especially when using a brand-new atomizer or cartomizer.

Vapehole – Somebody also vapes as obnoxiously as possible and shows little respect for any individual around them.

Vapemeister – A person who has lots of knowledge in the realm of vaping.

Vapeology – A slang term which notes the specific terminology and vocabulary of vaping.

Vaper – This is what we call somebody who uses a vapor cigarette. And vapers are a group who vape.

Vape Butter – The gooey residue which builds up in an atomizer; it is caused by continually over-filling your cartridges or mixing of your own e-liquid improperly.

Vape Kit – Another term for an e-cigarette starter kit.

Vape Tricks – Refers to tricks made with the vapor produced with high powered vaping devices.

Vaper’s Tongue – When a person vapes way too much of any one particular flavor, it is likely their taste buds will become desensitized to the taste.

Vape Safe (Fuse) – The Vape Safe Fuse can be used with some mods and Pvs. It adds a new level of safety and is generally used alongside a high quality battery.

Vape Whore – (1) This is a person who constantly vapes all day long. (2) A person who hangs around a vaping forum or community of some kind but adds very little value. They are only there to collect free stuff or dish out spam.

Vapor – Vapor is the resulting mist which comes from the atomized e-liquid. It is similar in appearance to smoke but is much more like steam. In fact a great way to describe it would be to compare it to dry ice as the ingredients in e-liquid vapor and dry ice or disco vapor are very similar.

Vapor Cigarettes – Yet another name describing electronic cigarettes.

Vaporizer – The vaporizer is yet another term for the e-cig, electronic cigarette, or PV. Although strictly speaking it is any device which can produce vapor, ie; herb vaporizer.

Vapor Production – This refers to the amount of vapor produced from an average inhale of a vapor cigarette.

Vaping (vape) -Much like the term “smoking” when using analog cigarettes, “Vaping” is what you do when you are using electronic cigarettes.

Vaping Device – Yet another term used to describe vapor cigarettes, e-cigs, e-pipes etc.

Vapoholic – A term denoting a person who vapes incessantly, even to the point of compulsion.

Vapolicious – A slang term that refers to an e-liquid which is particularly nice tasting.

Vapophile/Vapophillic – An person who vapes to the point of obsession.

Vapophobe/Vapophobic – An person who is fearful or who is adverse to vaping, vapor cigarettes, and the industry and especially the culture surrounding it.

Variable Voltage (VV) – Refers to a device with controls that allow you to change the amount of voltage running to the coil.

Variable Wattage (VW) – An e-cig model which changes the voltage output automatically set by the resistance of the cartomizer that is controlled by power output settings. In theory this gives a consistent vaping experience regardless of resistance.

Vented Battery Cap – In case your battery enters into possible thermal runaway there is normally collection of holes which permit the battery to let out dangerous gases which will avert the possibility of your battery entering that danger zone.

Vent holes – In the extremely rare occasion that your battery explodes there are specially designed vent holes which allow the battery to explode in a way which diverts away from the body and face..

Venting a Battery – This is when the battery is let to expel dangerous gases built up over time. The battery needs to be taken past its specifications.

Vertical coil – Sometimes in rebuildables the coils can be rotated to they become vertical. This can allow for better airflow and ultimately a better vape.

(Vegetable Glycerine) VG – Thicker than PG (propylene glycol), VG is sweeter tasting with a lower toxicity. VG is commonly used with PG as the two main ingredients in e-juice.

Voltage – Wattage is created when kinetic energy is coupled with resistance. The levels of kinetic energy is the voltage.

VOOP – When one is excreting and vaping at the same time, it is called a voop.

VV (Variable Voltage) – Generally recognized as superior to routine PVs that have a static voltage outcome and can not be altered, a Mod, APV or PV, that allows control over the voltage of the device is known as VV.

VV Mod – A VV Mod is a changeable voltage mod which normally has a detachable battery and enhanced supply. Changing the voltage can result in finding the sweet spot.

VRMS – This is a way of determining waveforms that are generated in variable wattage or voltage vapor cigarettes that have pulse-width modulation. VRMS is quite a new method in e cigarettes and can provide better accuracy in power regulation, especially when it comes to lower voltages.

VW (Variable Power level) – Any type of APV, PV, or Mod that enables control over the electrical power output (or wattage) of the device over the coil. This is different than the VV Mod as you are able to alter the wattage rather than the voltage.

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W

Wadding – Another term which describes the filler material that is inside an e-cig cartridge holding the juice.

Watt (power level) – Vaporizing your e-liquid requires the atomizer coil to use raw heat. The quantity of raw heat used is the wattage.

World Health Organization (WHO) – is the distinguished UN agency primarily concerned with international public health.

Wick – In vapor cigarettes, wicks are made use of to deliver e-juice to the coil. They are usually made out of silica. But, they can also be made from fiberglass, cotton, rolled up steel net, and even ceramic products.

Wicking – During the osmosis period when the e-liquid relocates itself to balance itself out amongst the wick it is called wicking.

Wire – When building coils for atomizers, wire is a common ingredient. Wire normally is a reference to resistance wire.

Wood Mod (Woody ) – A handmade APV or PV which is also matched inside a wooden box or tube is called a woody.

Wrap – A wrap is a process of “wrapping” wire around an object. In e-cigarettes a wrap is one circuit of wire around the coil.

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Zero Nic – A term designated to e-liquid that has absolutely zero amounts of nicotine added.

Zipper Kit – Term used to describe an e-cig starter kit that comes in a case that has a zipper to open and close the case.

 

So have learned your vape lingo yet? I hope you have enjoyed this vape terminology page, and don’t forget to refer to it any time you get bamboozled by any strange vape terms or weird vape jargon. It’s all right here. Fascinating isn’t it?

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E-cigarette Studies and Research on Vaping NZ

This page lists all the most relevant and recent e-cigarette studies and research papers and publications I could find. These e-cig studies pertain to the regulations, rules, safety, arguments, laws, policies and any other interests surrounding the issues of electronic cigarettes and the vaping industry. The information provided in these e-cigarette studies come from leading experts in particular to the medical fraternity, tobacco industry, public health and social policy.

These following links and citations contain enough research on vaping to keep you reading for hours and by doing so you will know more than most about whats going on with concerns to electronic cigarettes.

And although it is “early days” in terms of conclusive claims one way or another, I do have to say the evidence at this point tends to lean towards “safe” as opposed to “unsafe” – certainly when comparing e-cigarettes to traditional tobacco cigarettes.

“Latest E-Cigarette Studies and News Items”

e-cigarette studies and research

2017 E-cig Studies and News

Smokefree goal in ashes without new strategies – researchers
Newshub… the adoption of standardised tobacco packaging, and the announcement that nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes will be legalised,” she said.

New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking
Many studies have shown that e-cigarettes appear to be far safer than smoking. But there’s still a big misconception that e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, and that could be stopping smokers who might benefit from switching to them.

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

E-cigarettes a gateway to smoking? Not likely, according to new published research
Are e-cigarettes a gateway product that lead more people, especially teens, to smoke regular cigarettes? No, according to public health researchers from the University at Buffalo and the University of Michigan writing in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Vaping News: Do E-Cigarettes REALLY Strengthen Bacteria?
So-called studies first claimed that e-cigarettes were carcinogenic — meaning they can cause cancer. As another sensationalist vaping news story concludes that vaping can strengthen bacteria such as MRSA, we ask: how much of this is fact?

Long-term vaping ‘far safer than smoking’ says ‘landmark’ study
“Vaping has been endorsed by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers,” ITV News reports.

Study titled “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes” found that air has more benzene than e-cigs
A study was recently published in the journal PLoS One, titled: “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes”. In what should be considered very fashionable in e-cigarette research, it was accompanied by a press statement discussing about the huge risks associated with benzene exposure from e-cigarettes. It is very interesting to once again see the inconsistency between the study findings and the press statement.

Sale of Nicotine e-cigarettes to be legalised in NZ – Associate Minister.
Dr Murray Laugesen backs Government move. “After 10 years of research in Christchurch I fully endorse the government’s move to legalise e-cigarettes”, he said.

I’ll say it again: E-cigarettes are still far safer than smoking
Despite evidence suggesting e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking, more people than ever believe them to be just as harmful. Professor Linda Bauld discusses the evidence.

A compilation of electronic cigarette studies
There are around 150 links to electronic cigarette research so it’s a great place to start learning about ecigarette studies.

Are e-cigarettes safer than tobacco? New study fires up debate
Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes can substantially reduce their intake of toxic chemicals and carcinogens, a new study reports —  but only if they completely quit smoking tobacco.

2016 Studies on E-Cigs

EDITORIAL: A move to get steamed up about
There are still mixed signals from health authorities on vaping and a lack of robust, long-term research around a comparatively new activity.

How E-Cigarettes Affect Your Lungs: Results of an Online Survey of Users
Over 1000 vapers surveyed and the results sent to Dr Farsalinos to analyse.

Formaldehyde Fears Used To Smear E-Cigarettes Have Now Been Thoroughly Discredited
There is a clear risk that extensive and alarming reporting will have persuaded many smokers that there is little to be gained by switching to e-cigarettes, despite the emerging expert consensus that vaping is likely to be at least 20 times lower risk than smoking.

We have documented the flaws in the experiment and cancer risk calculations and in the authors’ reply to criticisms of their work, and written to the editor of NEJM requesting the retraction of the letter.

Study Finds E-Cigarettes Release Considerably Less Aldehydes Than Analogs
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the amount of formaldehyde emitted by electronic cigarettes, which is why a team of researchers set out to test a number of e-cigarettes and measure the levels of the known carcinogenic in the produced vapor.

Propylene Glycol in E-Cigarettes – Is PG Dangerous to Inhale?

Vapor Hub International Laboratory Test Shows Its Eliquid, Binary, Is Diacetyl Safe, Below Industry Standards

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vapor Hub International Inc. (OTC: VHUB) (www.vapor-hub.com) CEO Kyle Winther said today that a laboratory test shows that its “Binary” eliquid product is diacetyl safe, below the industry standard of five parts per million.

2015 E-Cigs Research

Top E-Cig Studies – The Ashtray Blog
Time after time we have been told that there is no proof that ecigs are better than electronic cigarettes. In doing so, the anti-ecig lobby, often funded by competing industries, have ignored the advice and research of the very experts and scientists who are at the forefront of electronic cigarette research.

Toxicity levels in e-cigarettes 100 times lower
New research shows the e-cigarettes being smoked in New Zealand contain about 1 percent of the toxicants of ordinary cigarettes.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/67186317/ecigarette-nicotine-ban-criticised
A ban on nicotine in e-cigarette products is under fire from a visiting health professional who says it is naïve and doing more harm than good.

The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
…Providing the whole story behind tobacco and alcohol news.

Wikipedia Discussion on Improvements to The Electronic Cigarette Article
If you want the most up to date information on what’s what with e-cigarettes then the information on this page is what you need to read.

Vaping And Formaldehyde Study Questioned.
The credibility of a current research showing high voltage vaping producing formaldehyde, a health hazard, has been questioned by Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, which says there are several significant concerns in the way the study was executed and also the results provided. Published January 2015.

  • brought in note: a Reuters article on the exact same research states one of the lead writers explained the research study could have contained a lot more context regarding relative risk, but the writers “merely wanted to get it out.”.

Ecigarettes, Vaping And Public Health (PDF).
A recap for plan makers by Clive Bates, previous Supervisor of Action on Smoking and Health (London). Mr. Bates was likewise the creator of the NGO Structure Conference Alliance, set up to assist the advancement of the WHO Structure Convention on Tobacco Control. Published February 2015.

 

2014 Vaping Studies

Electronic Cigarettes Reliable for Cigarette smoking Cessation.
A systematic review of six research studies, including 2 randomised regulated trials, wrapped up 18 % of 1,242 participants stated smoking cigarettes cessation after utilizing e-cigarettes having pure nicotine for a minimal duration of 6 months. Vaping was likewise reliable in lowering cigarette smokers’ daily cigarette intake. Released December 2014.

New Study Shows Vaping Not A Portal To Smoking cigarettes.
In a study of 1300 undergraduate students in the USA, simply 3 had actually taken up smoking cigarettes after utilizing electronic cigarettes as their introduction to nicotine. Published December 2014.

Health Survey For England: Ecigs And also Vaping (PDF).
Recently published results from the Health Study for England state 3 per cent of grownups were currently using e-cigarettes (vapourisers) in 2013. The Study additionally located little evidence of ecigarette uptake by non-smokers. Among men, 29 % of existing smokers, 6 % of ex-smokers and simply 1 % of never cigarette smokers had ever utilised ecigs as well as the proportions were similar for women. Released December 2014.

Gateway Myth Busted?
Issues of vapor cigarettes being a gateway to cigarette smoking might be unproven suggests data from the UK’s Workplace for National Stats. Fewer compared to one in 300 vapers that have never smoked are using ecigarettes. Published Nov 2014.

Vaping And Nicotine.

Lecturer Peter Killeen is a behavioural neuroscientist. In this video clip, he reviews vaping, pure nicotine and its connection to cigarette smoking and asserts lots of presumptions made by researchers over the years about the addictive nature of nicotine are wrong. Posted November 2014.

Ecigarette Carcinogen Information Misleading.
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos deals with the media craze about an exaggerated research executed by Japanese analyst Lecturer Naoki Kunugita concerning health hazards in ecigarette vapour. Released November 2014.

  • Included note: the UK’s Daily Mail initially released an article stating this study discovered e-cigarettes have 10 times more carcinogens compared to tobacco cigarettes. The Daily Mail has considering that published a retraction (discovered at the end of the article).
  • The Daily Mail now claims “The research sustains existing proof that e-cigarettes are much less risky compared to tobacco products.”.

United States Senior High School Student Ecig Use.
Present usage of just e-cigarettes was 0.6 % among high college pupils; showing maybe that smoking students are looking for a less hazardous choice. Released Nov 2014.

Efficiency Of The E cigarette.
A small research study has found second-generation vapor cigarettes to be instantly and very efficient in lessening cigarette yearning and withdrawal signs. Released October 2014.

Trends In Ecigarette Awareness (AU/UK).
73 % of UK participants in this research study stated their ecigarettes consisted of nicotine as did 43 % in Australia, even though the sale, belongings and/or usage of nicotine-containing ecigs is prohibited in Australia. (Abstract – published October 2014).

A Longitudinal Research of E cigarette Usage.
According to this research study by researchers at the Center for Questionnaire Research, University of Massachusetts Boston; intensive users of e-cigarettes were 6 times as likely as non-users/triers to state they quit smoking. Daily usage of electric cigarettes for at least one month was highly linked with giving up cigarette smoking at follow up. (Abstract) Released October 2014.

Numerous Factors Affecting Ecigarette Nicotine Yield.
This research study located depending upon puff conditions and also item features, 15 puffs from a personal vaporizer can recommend much less or far more nicotine than a solitary tobacco cigarette. Influences can be predicted well by an algebraic version of the appropriate physics. Published September 2014.

Diacetyl, Acetyl Propionyl And Eliquids.
Summary notes on a study assessing the presence of diacetyl and acetyl propionyl in e cig fluids. Published September 2014.

Ecig Related Fires Unusual (PDF).
More than 2.5 million Americans are using vapor cigarettes, however a paper from the united state Fire Management states happenings involving fires and explosions are unusual. Only 25 cases were tape-recorded in between 2009 and also 2014 as well as of those, 52 % were identified as “small fire spread”. Published October 2014.

Particle Metals And also Organic Compounds.
With the exception of nickel, silver and also zinc, using e-cigarettes shows an impressive decline in secondhand exposure to all steels as well as organic substances baseding on this study. For Ni, Zi and Ag; the record says implementing quality assurance procedures would certainly further reduce the emission of metals. Published August 2014.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (PDF).
A report from WHO analyzing what it states is arising proof on the wellness impacts of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use. It says ecigs “stand for an evolving frontier, filled upped with assurance and threat for tobacco control”. It additionally specifies, “The proof as well as referrals presented in this record are therefore subject to rapid change”. Published August 2014.

  • NOTE: This report has actually been criticised by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, which claims the organisation continues to “keep an overcautious technique as well as present prejudiced proof”. Clive Bates says it is a reasonable enhancement on WHO’s previous fanatic views, but still includes an extremely disproportionate regulative response. Instructor Gerry Stimson, Emeritus Professor at Imperial University London, states THAT is again overemphasizing the threats of e-cigarettes.

Breaking The Ecig ‘Gateway’ Misconception.
A current research study gone over in Australian Medication states smokeless cigarette usage is connected with smoking cigarettes decrease as well as usage of smokeless cigarettes by non-smokers is rare not simply rare, but no movement from vaping to smoking has actually been recorded. Released August 2014.

Performance Of Ecigs In Stopping Smoking.
A cross-sectional populace research study (5863 people) of the efficiency of e-cigarettes as a quit smoking cigarettes aid has discovered ecig users were most likely to maintain abstinence compared to either those that used various other nicotine replacement therapies or no help. Published August 2014.

Briefing On Ecigarettes For Policy Makers.
A rundown on e-cigarettes and relevant policy concerns by Clive Bates, which was recently involved with ASH (Action on Smoking and Health). In the UK. Mr. Bates explains vaping could conserve as much as a billion lives in the 21st Century. Released July 2014.

Ecig Benefits Outweigh Prospective Harm.
A Queen Mary College (UK) research study has actually discovered that regardless of gaps in expertise, current evidence concerning e-cigarettes doesn’t validate the gadgets being more purely controlled than, or perhaps as purely as, tobacco cigarettes. The research offers proof from 115 recommendations. Published July 2014.

Medical Professionals Attitudes In the direction of Vaping.
Two thirds physicians surveyed last year really felt vapor cigarettes are a helpful aid for cigarette smoking cessation and also 35 % advised them to their patients. Released July 2014.

ECF Big Questionnaire 2014 Results.
Information from a survey of more than 10,000 vapers performed by Electronic Cigarette Online Forum (ECF) is slowly being launched. The 75 question survey study had a 97 % completion price. Released July 2014.

Eliquids And Inhalation Contaminants (PDF).
A summary of a research headed by by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos evaluating sweet-flavored eliquids for the existence of Diacetyl and also Acetyl Propionyl. Published June 2014.

Ecigarettes As well as The Bullshit Assymmetry Concept.
Commenting on an instead fascinating research study announcing ecigarettes as a source of ‘thirdhand’ direct exposure to nicotine (and also a rather small source at that), Clive Bates uses the ‘Bullshit Assymetry Concept’. Clive Bates has actually previously collaborated with ASH– Action on Smoking as well as Wellness. Released September 2014.

Glantz Letter “Misleading, Without Scientific Foundation”.
A letter to the Globe Health Organisation in May (see earlier entry here) signed by 53 nicotine professionals and wellness experts was criticised by anti-ecig crusader Stanton Glantz as well as a variety of others. The 53 original signatories have returned fire; deconstructing Glantz’s arguments. Released June 2014.

Myocardial Function – Tobacco vs. Ecigarettes (PDF).
A current research study discovered that while cigarette smoking induces a hold-up in myocardial leisure, ecig use had no immediate results. Published June 2014.

Effects Of E-cigarette Use On Breathed out Nitric Oxide.
A study just recently published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology that wrapped up based on nitric oxide (FeNO) degrees, e-cigarettes are not safer compared to tobacco cigarettes and lung function suffers has actually been labelled “totally incorrect and arbitrary” by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos. Published June 2014.

E-Cigarette Vs. Nicotine Inhaler.
A research study comparing e-cigarettes with nicotine inhalers in regards to regarded advantages, harms, appeal, as well as role in stopping has actually found more topics would utilize ecigs to make a stopped effort. Vaping devices acquired a considerably higher complete fulfillment rating compared to inhalers. Published May 2014.

Statement From Experts In Nicotine Science And also Public Policy(PDF).
Loads of health and wellness specialists, including Australia’s Dr. Coral Gartner, have signed an open letter to Dr Margaret Chan, the Supervisor General of the Globe Health Organisation (WHO) with their problems regarding the body neglecting the significance of tobacco harm reduction techniques such the use as electronic cigarettes. Published Could 2014.

ASH Scotland E-cigarette Briefing (PDF).
ASH Scotland existing views on vaping and also ecigarettes. Released May 2014.

Ecigarettes Boost Quitting Success Rates.
A survey carried out by University College London has discovered smokers are approximately 60 % more likely to report doing well giving up cigarette smoking if they utilize e-cigarettes compared to if they utilise discipline alone or nicotine replacement treatments such as patches or gum. Released May 2014 in the journal Obsession.

High Voltage Vaping As well as Carbonyl Materials.
A recent research measured twelve carbonyl materials in ecig vapors where electric battery output voltage was gradually boosted from 3.2 to 4.8 V. It discovered vapour did consist of some toxic as well as cancer causing carbonyl materials; but these varied between eliquids and went to a lot reduced levels than cigarette smoke when reduced voltages are utilised. High voltages dramatically raised hazardous substances. Released May 2014.

Ecigs Not An Entrance To Kid Smoking (PDF).
In one more report commissioned by Hygienics England, the writers state they could possibly not reveal any sort of evidence to suggest that non cigarette smoking children that attempted e-cigarettes were most likely to after that try tobacco. Released May 2014.

Formaldehyde Release In E-cigarette Vapor.
A research to be released in Nicotine and also Tobacco Research study mentions electronic cigarette vapor can be the source of health hazards, yet the adversary is in the detail according to Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos. Released May 2014.

E-Cigarette Recognition and Viewed Harmfulness.
A research on recognition and also regarded harmfulness of ecigarettes among UNITED STATE grownups has located 77 % of participants recognized e-cigarettes and off this, only 51 % believed e-cigarettes were less dangerous compared to cigarettes. The research was published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Might 2014. (The study results have caused concern in the vaping community as well as among some pro-vaping health experts that misinformation campaigns are having an influence on public assumption).

Safety And Risk Analysis Of Electronic Cigarettes.
An organized testimonial by Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos and also Riccardo Polosa states currently offered proof shows vapor cigarettes are by far a less harmful option to cigarette smoking and substantial health and wellness perks are expected in cigarette smokers who make the switch from tobacco to ecigs. Released April 2014.

Use Of Electronic Cigarettes In Great Britain (PDF).
An ASH questionnaire shows electronic cigarette usage amongst adults in Britain has actually tripled over the past 2 years as well as baseding on the connected research study’s lead writer (and as with the research that follows this product); there is no evidence to suggest ecigarettes are renormalizing smoking. Published April 2014.

A Longitudinal Study Of Ecig Users.
A research study has concluded e cigarettes might contribute to regression avoidance in former smokers and also smoking cessation in present cigarette smokers. It additionally found in dual users who were still smoking at the point of follow-up had actually reduced their tobacco cigarette consumption by 5.3 cigarettes a day. Published January 2014.

Trends In Ecig Use In England (PPT).
A research study by scientists from College University London.
has actually located using ecigarettes by those which have never ever smoked is negligible. Evidence additionally suggests ecigs are not ‘renormalizing’ smoking – and they might be adding to a decrease in smoking cigarettes frequency. Published April 2014.

Ecigs Among The Least Harmful Nicotine Delivery Systems.
A research study that sought to estimate the injury level of different forms of pure nicotine delivery systems ranked cigarettes as the most unsafe (general heavy rating of ONE HUNDRED) as well as ENDS (electronic nicotine distribution systems) were ranked among the least dangerous. Released in European Addiction Research study, April 2014.

Ecigs A “Much Safer Source Of Nicotine” (PDF).
A record commissioned by Public Health England mentions smokeless cigarettes offer “vast prospective health and wellness benefits”, yet calls for appropriate rule, cautious monitoring, and also threat management. “Nonetheless the opportunity to harness this capacity right into hygienics plan, going well with alreadying existing comprehensive tobacco command plans, need to not be missed out on.” Published May 2014.

Glycerol Does Not Trigger Lipoid Pneumonia.
In March 2014, one more tale began doing the rounds of the media connecting to a person that had contracted lipoid pneumonia and glycerol based eliquids were indicated as the perpetrator. Dr. Konstantin Farasalinos specifics why glycerol could not cause lipoid pneumonia.

AASCP Position Statement (PDF).
In a position statement released by the Australian Association of Smoking Cigarettes Cessation Professionals (AASCP), the body recommends some assistance for ecigarettes and also states the decision to utilise the gadgets “concerns the individual cigarette smoker, that need to weigh up the danger and benefits as well as decide for their circumstances.” It additionally states there is no proof to sustain concerns ecigs are an entrance to smoking cigarettes or normalise cigarette smoking. Released April 2014.

Nicotine Not The Fantastic Satan?
It appears several of nicotine’s bad track record might be unfounded. As has actually been assumed for some time, it seems it’s a mix of chemicals that make tobacco so addictive – actually it’s been revealed to be “virtually impossible” to get laboratory animals hooked on pure nicotine on its own. Naturally, humans might be another story; but perhaps the level of addiction is amplified when nicotine is consumed by smoking cigarettes. Furthermore, nicotine likewise appears to have some healing properties. Published March 2014.

Royal College Of Physicians’ Position.
Switching completely from tobacco to e-cigarettes accomplishes similar with regard to health as does stopping smoking cigarettes and all nicotine use entirely states the Royal College Of Physicians. The body goes on to say also in the absence of policy, the risks to ecig individuals and also others is low. Published March 2014.

“A Moral As well as Ethical Obligation” To Supply Ecigarettes.
In an open letter released on The Montreal Gazette; the medical director of the Smoking Cessation Facility at the Montreal Chest Institute and also other health specialists have articulated their support for the permission of the sale of ecigs in Canada. In his letter, Dr. Gaston Ostiguy mentions states there is a “ethical and also moral obligation to supply these devices to addicted cigarette smokers.”.

Ecig Gateway Impact Claims Deconstructed.
A research study by Lecturer Stanton Glantz as well as Dr Lauren Dutra on teen smoking as well as ecig use has been completely unmasked by Clive Bates, that called the file “untrue, harmful and also misleading”. Mr. Bates was recently supervisor of Activity on Smoking and also Health and wellness (ASH-UK). Released March 2014.

Impact Of EU Restriction On Greater Nicotine E-cigarettes On Smoking.(PDF).
The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which will restrict nicotine eliquid degrees to 20mg/ml, will inhibit using e-cigarettes says a record from London Economics. It approximates the TPD will lead to the deaths of an additional 105,000 people a year in Europe. Published February 2014.

Real-World Efficiency Of Electronic cigarettes: A Populace Research.
This research study found e-cigarette individuals were more likely still to be abstinent compared to either those that used NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapies) got over-the-counter or utilised no help at all. Released February 2014 (abstract).

Ecigs Help Asthmatic Cigarette Smokers.
A research study of asthmatic cigarette smokers has actually found those that utilized electronic cigarettes on a regular basis revealed subjective and objective improvements in asthma outcomes, and goes on to state: “This research study shows that e cigarettes can be a legitimate choice for asthmatic patients who could not quit smoking by various other methods.” Released in International Diary of Environmental Study and also Public Health, May 2014.

Pollutants In Ecig Eliquids And Workplace Wellness Risks (PDF).
A research that assessed important information on chemistry of ecig aerosols and also eliquids found no evidence to suggest vaping generates inhalable direct exposures to contaminants that validate concerns relating to the health and safety of work environments. Published January 2014.

 

Links to other websites with/and recently published reputable e-cigarette studies and vaping research are listed below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positions_of_medical_organizations_regarding_electronic_cigarettes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_of_electronic_cigarettes

https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20140326/what-research-shows-about-e-cigarettes

https://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/43/5/1.2.full

https://circ.ahajournals.org/content/129/19/1972.full

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110871/

 https://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php

https://mic.com/articles/87901/despite-the-alarming-studies-e-cigarettes-are-a-win-for-public-health

 https://www.medicaldaily.com/smoke-around-e-cig-science-318942

Ultimate list of E-Cigarette Studies

Ego Cigarette Instructions – Filling, Charging and Cleaning an E-Cig

These ego cigarette instructions can be applied to any of the second generation e-cigarette devices on this site. There may just be some minor differences in the way the actual devices come apart. Also, the end of the e-cig that you fill from can be the at the bottom instead of the top. However, the methods for cleaning, filling and charging your e-cigarette remain the same.

Two CE5 Ecigs

E-Cig Charging Instructions

Follow these e-cig charging instructions step by step.

  1. Unscrew the battery and detach from the atomizer.CE4 Battery and Clearomizer Apart
  2. Screw the battery into the end of the usb cord.CE4 Battery connected to USB charger
  3. Plug the other end of the usb cord into the usb hub of the wall adapter or another usb hub such as your computer.charge the battery with usb and adaptor
  4. Plug the wall adapter into the wall power socket and switch it on.

The first time you charge the battery after purchasing your new electronic cigarette, you should leave it to charge for at least 5 hours. Even though the light will have turned green after only 2-3 hours, leave it to keep charging for another few hours. You only need to do that once when you first get it. From then on, you will only need to charge the battery until the light turns green which should take 2-3 hours.

 

How to Refill Your E-Cig

Follow the instructions below on how to refill your e-cig tank with e-juice, step by step.

ego cigarette instructions for filling your clearomizer

Ego cigarette instructions for filling your clearomizer tank with e-juice

  1. Unscrew the filter (end where you suck from), and detach from the clearomizer.
  2. Get your bottle of e-liquid and remove the cap.
  3. Use the nozzle or needle (usually attached to the bottle) to gently squeeze the juice into the open end of the clearomizer tank. Be very careful not to get any juice in the middle tubing of the e-cig. So squirt the e-liquid to the side of the chamber while holding the clearomizer slightly tilted and let the liquid gently roll down into the tank.
  4. Fill to approximately half way or slightly under half way.

 

Filling your ce4 or ce5 clearomizer with e-liquid

See the tube in the middle of the atomizer? This tubing is meant for air only and needs to be clean and dry. If any liquid gets into this tube, the e-cig will gurgle and not perform optimally.

 

How to Clean an E-cig

If you do manage to get some liquid in the tubing part or after a while it becomes a bit dirty just from use, it will need to be cleaned. If it starts to gurgle or not perform as it should then you know it’s time for a clean. Follow these simple instructions step by step of how to clean an e-cig tank.

  1. Make sure the chamber is empty.
  2. Unscrew all the parts that can be detached.CE5 e-igarette in parts
  3. Soak the clearomizer chamber and filter in some kind of alcohol based cleaning solution. (nothing too strong that will dissolve it.)
  4. Run hot water (not too hot) through the clearomizer tubing and chamber.
  5. Gently and carefully pat dry the parts with a paper towel. Leave parts to dry in a warm place, but not outside in direct sunlight.
  6. Then hold the parts and shake any excess water droplets out with a flicking motion.
  7. ego ce4 in hand releasing vaporThen screw the parts together including battery and ignite the atomizer. (Do not fill the chamber yet) Hold the button down for a few seconds until you hear a sizzling sound (this is the excess water evaporating). Do this until you start to see a little vapor rise. Do not hold the button down for too long while the clearomizer is empty or it will burn out the coil, so be very careful and only do this part if it is absolutely necessary, usually just drying out with the towel will be enough.

Congratulations you now know how to clean an e-cig. For more detailed instruction on cleaning your e-cig atomizer and coils see the e-cigarette troubleshooting guide.

 

Simple Ego Cigarette Instructions for Your New Kit

(Works with All Makes and Models)

Here is a very well explained set of instructions and tips for using, filling and charging your new e-cigarette.

 

How to Get an Evod MT3 or Ego CE5 Atomizer Working Properly Again

After a while your evod e-cig clearomizer may not function properly or even at all. This is very likely to be a burned out coil. But, hang on… before you buy a new atomizer or new coil, you can try to fix the old one yourself. It may be a burned out wire connection which is a fiddly procedure with a soldiering iron to fix, but before you throw it away… it could also be just a build up of carbon and gunky wick. This is relatively easy to fix, just poke, tap and wash it all out. (See the e-cig troubleshooting guide for more information on how to do this.)

Follow the instructions in the video below. The video explains the procedure for an evod mt3 atomizer but it is pretty much the same idea for the ego ce5… just pull disconnect all the parts and get the gunk out and replace the wick and reconnect. Watch the video below to see how. For a more detailed explanation of all the various issues one might come across with an e-cigarette please see the E-cigarette Troubleshooting Guide.

 

Summary

I hope these ego cigarette instructions are helpful to you. Now you know about charging an e-cigarette battery, filling an e-cigarette with e-juice, and how to clean an e-cigarette. Make sure you keep your vapour cigarette clean all the time, and your ecig battery fully charged. This will lengthen the longevity of the device and keep you vaping for months to come.

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Vape FAQ – Questions About Vaping and Answers

This is the vape faq page. Here are all the answers to the most common vape questions asked. This faq page should be helpful for beginners or anyone interested in e-cigarettes, e-liquid and vaping in general.

Vape FAQ

Vapor Cigarettes NZ Objectives

Provide the consumer with a cost-friendly and healthier alternative to smoking.

Safety: All our products that you see on the website have been through rigorous testing. This ensures that you only receive the highest-quality products. We will never sell nor promote any item that doesn’t meet our high quality standards.

Financial: Have you ever calculated just how much you spend on cigarettes every month, or every year? If you haven’t then you should! You’ll realize just how expensive they really are. One of the main reasons people switch over to e-cigs is because they are much cheaper.

 

Vape FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Vaping

It is true that e-cigarettes and other vaping devices are all the rage currently. Many people are skipping over from traditional cigarettes and trying the different electronic brands in the market. But before you start, you may likely have several questions about vaping on your mind. Read on then, and get your vaping questions answered.

What Are E-Cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are devices constructed to look exactly like normal cigarettes. The difference is, that they do not give off real smoke and requires no matches or lighters. All you have to do is to recharge your battery (depending on the type), then turn on and puff away. See this page for more on what e-cigarettes are.

 

Why Should I Choose E-Cigarettes Over Normal Cigarettes?

Well, for years, people have looked for healthier alternatives to ordinary cigarettes. Real cigarettes can create severe health hazards, and the smoke they give off is foul. With e-cigarettes, what’s inside your pipe is liquid nicotine. This is then heated up by batteries to emit vapour. So, in essence, they are healthier.

 

Why Do People Smoke E-Cigarettes?

Conventional smokers often wish to quit smoking but find it difficult to stop. They take to e-cigarettes as a way of still having something to smoke without giving up smoking entirely. That way, they can gradually wean themselves off of cigarettes. Also, they might want to smoke in a public place without offending the sensibilities of those around them. They can do this as there is no foul odor from their cigarettes. For non-traditional smokers, curiosity would be the name. See more about how to use vaping to quit smoking.

 

What Makes E-Cigarettes Special?

Ah, simple. E-cigarettes offer different blends and mixes and flavors; something you’ll never find with a real cigarette. There is a different flavor and mix for every taste and palate, something conventional cigarettes don’t offer. With ordinary cigarettes, all you get is your tobacco and nicotine; nothing else. With vaping, you get your nicotine plus several other flavors, minus the tobacco.

 

What Are The Dangers Of Smoking E-Cigarettes?

It’s hard to say if anything is ever 100% safe. However, what you can be sure of is that e-cigarettes are much safer for you compared to traditional cigarettes. The ingredients that are used in e-cigs have been tested for more than 60 years. Research studies are promising. An estimated 2 million plus people now use e-cigs and this number is rising all the time. E-cigs are much safer than traditional cigarettes because they are less toxic choice than traditional cigarettes. See more about e-cigarette safety here.

 

What about Cancer?

Firstly, compared to traditional cigarettes, e-cigs don’t have anywhere near the same amount of cancer-causing chemicals present. Nitrosamines can be found in traditional cigarettes and these are well-known to cause cancer. Even though trace amounts of nitrosamines have been found in e-cigarettes. The amount found was nearly the same amount one would find in nicotine gum or a nicotine patch.

To put this into perspective, the amount of nitrosamines found in a Malboro cigarette is way less. It is approximately 1,300 times greater than what is found in an e-cig.

 

Why Should I Choose E-Cigarettes Over Traditional Cigarettes?

Reasons abound as to why electronic cigarettes are better choices than traditional cigarettes. Contains no tar, does not emit any foul-smelling smoke. Has fewer public restrictions. And, is also generally less expensive than conventional cigarettes.

 

Does Smoke From Vaping Devices Smell Like That From Real Cigarettes?

No it does not. The smoke emitted from real cigarettes is foul-smelling. The vapor emitted from vaping devices smells like the flavor of the e-liquid used. In other words, it is sweet-smelling, or just pleasant smelling. Several users and non-users have attested as much.

 

How Can I “Smoke” an E-Cig?

A person who is “smoking” an e-cig, is generally referred to as “vaping”. You are not smoking because essentially there is no physical smoke. Vaping using an e-cigarette is pretty much the same as smoking a traditional cigarette. However, there are a few things that could make your vaping experience slightly more pleasant.

Ensure that you take slow, steady, and controlled hits for a smoother vape experience. Try not to draw on the e-cig too hard as this will result in a much harsher hit.
Holding cigarette smoke in your lungs when smoking a traditional cigarette can increase the health risks. However, with an e-cig it might be more beneficial. Many people have reported a better taste and greater sensation when holding the vapour in their lungs for slightly longer.
After inhaling, try to hold the vapour down in your lungs for around 2-3 seconds minimum. This will allow you to truly experience the flavours. Learn more about how to vape.

 

Can an E-Cigarette Be Used Indoors, in a Public Place?

At the time of writing, there are currently no official laws in New Zealand that would prevent you from using e-cigarettes indoors in a public place. Although, you might find that certain companies or establishments will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes for various reasons. Please be considerate when using e-cigs in any place.

 

Are There Different Types of E-Cigarettes?

To put it quite simply, there are two different types of e-cigarettes. There are disposable e-cigarettes and those that are refillable. The best one for you will depend on many factors relating to how you smoke. If you are considered to be a heavy smoker then the best choice for you will definitely be a refillable e-cig. If you are only a light smoker, a disposable e-cig might be more suited towards you. See our page on what are e-cigarettes?

 

Do E-Cigs Last for a Long Time?

The e-cigarette unit has a whole will have a general life span of around 6 months to one year. One of the best things about using an e-cigarette is that you can easily replace the numerous parts. This means that you can get a longer life expectancy. In short, you can expect your e-cig unit to last anywhere from 6 months to one year. This will depend heavily on how much you use it.

 

How Long Does E-Cigarette Batteries Last?

That depends on the capacity of the battery in the vaping device. Batteries can last from one hour to forty-eight hours depending on the capacity and usage. Heavier use will ordinarily reduce the amount of time it will last, likewise reduce the overall charging time. So, in case your battery becomes flat, please carry a spare battery in your holdall or pocket.

 

How Do I Charge My Battery?

First, you unscrew the battery and then detach same from the atomizer. Then you screw the battery to the end of a usb charging cord. Then plug the end of the cord into an adapter or a usb port in your laptop. Next, plug into a power outlet and then charge. Please take care not to overcharge or the battery can lose power. More on how to charge the battery, fill the tank and clean an e-cigarette here.

 

How Do I Take Care Of My Vaping Starter Kit?

When you buy a vaping starter kit, it is good to maintain it properly. Otherwise you might start encountering unwanted problems with it. Ensure you clean your device everyday because dirty connections in your device may cause it not to work properly. Clean the atomizer connector and battery connector thoroughly with a cleaning agent. To this effect, rubbing alcohol or baking soda with a scrunched-up tissue will work perfectly well. Also, ensure that you don’t overcharge the battery or it will begin to lose power. So, once the charging cycle is done, ensure you unplug the device totally from the power outlet. See learn more ego cigarette instructions.

 

How Much Could I Save?

The amount that you could save from switching over to an e-cigarette will depend heavily on how much smoke. And with the cost of cigarettes always rising, this gives you even more of a reason to start using an e-cig. Please take a look at the guide below to find out how much you could save:

*Amount of cigarettes smoked per day – *money saved per year by switching to e-cigs.

10 – $2,000
20 – $4,300
30 – $6,700
40 – $9,100

 

Can E-Cigs Be Used to Help a Smoker Quit?

E-cigarettes aren’t actually created for this purpose. However, there is sufficient evidence to assume that a smoker could use an e-cigarette to help them quit their smoking habit. Research conducted in the US and New Zealand shows that the highest number of quitters are those who use/used an e-cig. Learn more on vaping to quit smoking.

 

What Are The Ingredients Used In Vaping E-Liquid?

The e-liquid used with e-cigarettes has many different names. Some people may refer to it as e-liquid, e-juice, or simply juice or liquid. The e-liquid will either have two or three ingredients, in addition to nicotine. Nicotine is of course optional (many people don’t include nicotine though). The e-liquid blend will include propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin. These solutions are used in a multitude of common foodstuffs you can buy at the supermarket. And yes, it is perfectly safe. Flavouring is also usually added to the liquid mixture. You’ll be able to find various flavours ranging from the standard tobacco taste all the way to more exotic flavours such as pineapple. Learn more about e-juice ingredients.

 

Is It Legal to Sell/Purchase E-Cigs in New Zealand?

At the time of writing, the sale and possession of e-cigarettes and e-liquid is completely legal. However, the sale of e-liquid containing nicotine is a grey area. This e-liquid containing nicotine can only be sold by registered pharmacies or can be imported for personal use.

However, a recent announcement made by the NZ government said that nicotine e-liquid will become legal very soon.

 

What Are Vape Starter Kits?

These are the different kits offered by vaping products sellers for the vaping needs of different levels of vapers at different prices. It could be the Cartomizers, or the Clearomizers, or the Tanks, each shaped, weighs, and flavored differently. It just all depends on the vaping needs of the person purchasing the kit. And also on the size of their pockets. See the vape kits sold on this website.

 

What Are The Best Vaping Setup For New Vaping Beginners?

There are no right or wrong choices, really. New e-cigarette vaporers can simply look through available catalogs, decide on any of the diverse offerings for sale. Also look to your pockets because the prices vary, and then experiment. That way, you can find the right setup you might to stick with for the long run. See our page on what is the best vape starter kit to get.

 

Which Vaping Products Should I Choose?

There are a lot of products in the market and the choice can be extremely daunting, particularly for a beginner. All you have to do is browse through the available vape kit catalog. Note down the model, design, price and special features of each product, then you make your choice. There is no right or wrong choice. Each product is different and comes with unique features that set it apart from the other ones in the market.

 

Where Can I Buy Vaping Kits?

You can browse through the vaping products catalog here and make your choice.

 

Are Your Products Compatible for other Countries?

Our zipper kits come with an adapter plug for  a wall power supply. They are only compatible for use in New Zealand and Australia. All other countries will need to use their own wall plug fittings. However the USB cord which comes with all our products is universal and will fit into any USB hub. This could be a computer or other standard usb hub. This means you can recharge your batteries anywhere in the world. However, we have special shipping conditions for international orders. See the shipping page for more info.

 

What Are The Best Vaping Products Out There?

This is a question that would be better answered along the lines of consumers’ personal choices. You make your choice, then decide to stick with it.

 

Hope that all these answers your vaping questions. If you have a question not covered in this vape faq page, please ask me. You can contact me here.

Is Vaping Bad for You and Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Are e-cigarettes safe? Is vaping bad for you? Is vaping better than smoking? These questions are some of the most asked questions in world when it comes to e-cigarettes and vaping. In this article I will attempt to answer these questions so you can determine once and for all if vaping really is the safer alternative.

Is vaping bad for you - health risks of vaping

Is Vaping Bad for You?

Before I go any further I have to say that all the evidence and opinions for whether vaping is good or bad is not based on long term scientific research and studies. This is because e-cigarettes simply haven’t been around long enough. The data hasn’t come through yet. There are studies currently being carried out but they still have some years to go before their completion. So, all data and evidence from studies and research so far are from unfinished or short term studies. Now that’s out of the way, let’s get to what we do know about how bad or good vaping is for you.

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Are E-cigarettes Safe? – Look at the results of this graph and you be the judge

 

The question should not be; Is vaping bad for your health or Are e cigarettes safe? but rather, Are electronic e-cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes? Because let’s face it, who do you think the people are who will take up vaping? Smokers of course. And if they are making the switch, well that means less who die of cancer. You can’t get a better case than that, right? Some disagree. There is a lot of discombobulation about the topic.

Misinformation Regarding The Safety of E-Cigarettes

There is a lot of debate and misinformation on the subject of electronic cigarettes safety. The misinformation has led to various laws and regulations being passed (without the support of any scientific evidence) in many countries that are aimed at restricting the use and sale of electronic cigarettes. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website (1) most of these laws and restrictions are based on speculation without any scientific evidence.

One such move is the recent report by The World Health Organization (WHO) that recommends governments to ban the use of electronic cigarettes. The release of the report was quickly followed by warning to the WHO in an open letter sent to WHO Director General Margaret Chan. This was sent by a group of fifty three leading medical experts from North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. They argue that low risk products like electronic cigarettes are part of the solution in the fight against tobacco cigarette smoking, not part of the problem.

Health benefits of vaping list chart

 

Why are E-Cigarettes a Safe Alternative?

Man vaping silouetteThis negativity campaign being done against electronic cigarettes is a shame. Electronic cigarettes do not contain the thousands of harmful chemicals that are found in the traditional tobacco cigarettes. E-liquid, the liquid that is used to provide the vapor in an electronic cigarette) contains the following substances:

  1. Nicotine (some e-liquids do not contain nicotine)
  2. Propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin
  3. Flavorings

Electronic cigarettes still deliver nicotine, but none of the other thousands of harmful chemicals that are found in tobacco cigarettes. According to the FDA (2), (3), both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are considered to be safe food additives by the FDA.

Although nicotine is addictive, it hasn’t been demonstrated to be harmful on its own. According to scientific research done by scientists the nicotine in tobacco cigarettes is responsible for keeping a cigarette smoker hooked and the toxic effects of smoking come mainly from the other substances in tobacco, none of which are present in any meaningful level in electronic cigarettes. Nicotine in itself isn’t a killer, but it is guilty by association with the traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Vape chart showing number of people who say they benefited from switching to e-cigarettes

Addiction is not a good thing, but for the sake of the people, who are already addicted, we should promote electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative.

 

Why the Propylene Glycol in E-liquids is Safe

A smear campaign has also been run against propylene glycol (one of the additives that are used to produce e-liquids), but according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, propylene glycol is a “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) additive for medications and foods. It doesn’t cause sensitization and shows no evidence of being genotoxic or being a carcinogen.

Some of the people who are against electronic cigarettes have tried to arouse worry over the use of propylene glycol in electronic cigarettes by dwelling on the fact that it’s used in antifreeze. However, the truth is that it’s used as non-toxic antifreeze and is normally confused with diethylene glycol which is considered toxic in larger concentrations. No short term and long term adverse effects have ever been recorded to occur as a result of the use of propylene glycol in electronic cigarettes.

 

Why the Vegetable Glycerin in E-liquids is Safe

The use of vegetable glycerin in e-liquids has increased mainly because it produces more vapor than propylene glycol. Vegetable glycerin is used in the production of many beverages and foods and is safe for human consumption. Food grade vegetable glycerin is used in the manufacturing of e-liquids.

The flavorings that are used in electronic cigarette e-liquids are also food grade additives that are safe for human consumption. Some of the tobacco flavors are produced using real tobacco leaves, so there is the potential them having trace amounts of nitrosamines, but again only trace amounts.

 

E-cigarette strength graph

 

Are E-Cigarettes Safe Conclusion

The only informed conclusion that can be arrived at after analyzing the above information is that electronic cigarettes are relatively safe. However, as mentioned earlier, there have simply been no long term scientific studies done of the effects of prolonged vaping. However, we know that the ingredients that are used to produce e-liquids are safe for human consumption. No negative health impacts of the use of electronic cigarettes have been reported, even though they have been used by millions of people for several years now.

Of course the ultimate decision is still to be determined, however it is already proven e-cigarettes are magnitudes safer than regular tobacco cigarettes. So next time someone asks are e-cigarettes safe, or is vaping bad for you? Tell them; that is the wrong question, the right question to ask is; Are e-cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes? Because that is what the data relates to, and that question can be answered with a resounding yes.

 

Sources:
1/ https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm172906.htm
2/ https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/gras/scogs/ucm261045.htm
3/ https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/foodadditivesingredients/ucm094211.htm

Images
https://www.ucirvinehealth.org/news/2013/12/clearing-the-air-on-electronic-cigarettes/
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Graphs
https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/research/health-electronic-cigarette.html
https://www.businessinsider.com/chart-e-cigarette-growth-2013-4