Electronic Cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers) are battery powered inhalation devices. They were invented in 2003 by a Chinese pharmacist and were first imported into the USA in 2006. Since that time, they have become exceptionally popular all over the World for people who are looking for an alternative to smoking traditional (analog) cigarettes. Although there are many different styles and means of operation, all e-cigarettes work essentially the same; they use a battery which heats a liquid that produces vapor to be inhaled. Vaping is the common term that describes using e-cigarettes instead of smoking.
Batteries are, well, just that! However, they come in a variety of sizes referred to as mAh (Milliamp Hour) in which the higher the number, the longer lasting the battery. They can also be fixed voltage, variable voltage, variable output; the sky is the limit! There is a plethora of different batteries available today. From basic to advanced, the goal is to sort through and match the right battery to how you vape. The batteries we sell are all “510/eGo” threaded, which gives them a universal fit for add-on hardware.
(*mechanical mods and rebuildable systems require a much higher knowledge base to preform safely. If you do not respect the technology you may injury yourself or others up to and including death)
All types of vessels have minor maintenance / upkeep and there are pros and cons for all models. They do have a limited lifespan with options available for replacing certain parts versus replacing the entire vessel.
This is largely a subjective question based on many factors such as; where you live, what your smoking “habit” is, how much you vape, and quality of products. Here in Washington State, it is not uncommon for a pack of cigarettes to exceed $10 a pack. After getting a hardware setup most of our customers spend $15-$20 a week on liquid and maintenance. Certainly vaping can be expensive depending on how you vape, but it doesn’t have to be. While there is no exact figure, you can expect to find vaping to be less expensive than smoking; however, we cannot guarantee that for every individual.
DIACETYL IN E-CIGARETTES
According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes are currently classified as a class of emerging products referred to as “made or derived from tobacco”. With this, they are being regulated per the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. They do not share the flavorings ban, or indoor use ban with analog cigarettes, but they cannot be sold to minors. Many States, Counties, and Municipalities have restricted vaping, and there are currently laws in legislation that seek to further regulate the industry.
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is one of the leading advocacy groups for electronic cigarettes in the World. They are active in legislation, regulation, and research of e-cigarettes and supplies. They believe strongly in a smoke free existence and we support their cause!