With so many different kinds of e-cigs and e-cig mods, a complete beginner to e-cigs might ask themselves “What kind of e-cig should I buy?” While that’s a question we’ll get to, first we have to give you a bit of an idea of what you’re dealing with. There’s an immense amount of different e-cigarette brands out on the market, hence why there’s such a variety of e-cigarettes to choose from. For the sake of your time, we’re not going to get too technical in this article. What we are going to do is give you some basics as to what the different types of e-cigarettes are, along with a short description of each to help you decide which one might best suit your needs. Sound good? Let’s get started.
Cig-A-Like, Mini-E-cig, or Slim models: These are all terms used to describe e-cigs that, for the most part, resemble a tobacco cigarette. This type of e-cigarette is affordable, lightweight, and offers a convenient approach for the e-cig novice. An important note: There are three different kinds of these e-cigs. If youâ€™re buying online, then more than likely youâ€™ll be getting a two-piece.
One-Piece - (Disposables) These are for when you’re looking for a temporary nicotine fix, you’re looking to “try” a brand’s product before you invest, or you’ve ran out of cartridges. These types of e-cigs are not very reliable, though there are pioneer companies like White Cloud and Green Smoke that have simply perfected their disposables. If you absolutely must buy a disposable, make sure you are purchasing from a reputable company.
Two-Piece - The two-piece e-cig is rechargeable and uses cartomizers, which are sometimes re-fillable depending on the type of e-cigarette cartomizers you use. These kinds of e-cigarettes are often found packaged as electronic cigarette starter kits and vary in price range. They consist of two pieces: (1) a battery and (2) a cartridge with a built-in atomizer, together called a â€œcartomizer,â€? which can easily be screwed on, and then off when it needs replacing. This particular e-cigarette type is among the most popular and modern because of its simplicity and style. Two-piece e-cigarette batteries can come in manual or automatic. Manual requires you to push a button with each draw, while with an automatic there is no need as your draw activates the battery on its own.
Three-Piece - [OBSOLETE] The three piece e-cigarette is constructed from a battery, atomizer, and poly cotton filled plastic cartridge. These types of e-cigarettes are out of date, and becoming less and less frequently used because they arenâ€™t as convenient, reliable, or remotely satisfying as a two-piece e-cig. Cartridges leak, sometimes melt, and produce little to no vapor. The only real benefit of this e-cig model was being able to replace the parts that went bad. This is the model that spawned the new and improved generation of e-cigs, known as the two-piece. If you happen to come across a three-piece slim cig-a-like ecigarette, stay away from it. It may have served an evolutionary purpose, but itâ€™s a real debby downer at this point.
Now we’re going to talk about a specific type of e-cigarette that’s becoming more and more popular as people advance beyond their initial e-cigarette experience. Once you’ve purchased an e-cigarette and gotten the hang of how things mesh together and work, you’re going to be tempted to see what else the vaping world and community has to offer. This is where the more advanced e-cigs come into play. Next up…
This type of e-cigarette is growing increasingly popular among smokers, particularly because of its ability to reliably function for 6+ hours, but still produce clouds of vapor and great nicotine satisfaction. Itâ€™s the next step to customizing your vaping experience. Although this kind of e-cigarette is typically larger in length and width, its performance makes up for it. If you are new to e-cigarettes, donâ€™t let this type of e-cig scare you. The midsized ego style e-cigarettes use e-liquid tanks, also known as clearomizer tanks. You must purchase liquid nicotine (e-liquid) to use the clearomizer tanks. The e-liquid goes into your clearomizer tank which is then attached to your ego battery. Starting with this kind of e-cigarette subjects you to a small learning curve, but comes with a great payoff. We consider midsized e-cigs to be the most cost effective way to vape.
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