Frequently asked questions about electronic cigarettes
- What is the difference between vaping an electronic vaporizer and smoking a traditional tobacco cigarette?
- Are electronic cigarette cheaper than traditional tobacco cigarette?
- How does the atomizer work and how often do I have to replace it?
- What is Atomizer “resistance” and what level is best for me?
- What are the differences between manual switch batteries and automatic batteries?
- How long will the batteries last and how long do they take to charge?
- Am I allowed to use my electronic cigarette indoors?
- What are the side effects when transition from traditional tobacco cigarette to electronic cigarette?
- What is in the e-juice?
- What is Vegetable Glycerin?
- Email Money Transfer Instructions
What is the difference between vaping an electronic vaporizer and smoking a traditional tobacco cigarette?
Vaping is the same idea as smoking; the actual vaping will take some getting used to. Here are some of the differences …
- The electronic cigarette (e-cig) is heavier than a regular cigarette but looks very similar with some models.
- The vapor produced from e-cigs has almost no smell, and dissipates very quickly, unlike tobacco smoke which hangs around and, well, you know …. stinks!
- The e-juice used for vaping is available in many flavors (some are really cool, like vanilla, peach, cola, pomegranate, grape koolaid, and so many others. Traditional cigarettes, with the exception of menthol flavor, all have basically the same taste.
- You don’t need to “light up” a e-cig so you don’t need to have a lighter on hand.
- They use batteries, so it is important to have extra batteries charged.
- Most vapers will prime their device before taking a long inhale. This is basically a small puff to get the atomizer hot and started before taking in a larger inhale.
Are electronic cigarette cheaper than traditional tobacco cigarette?
Yes, it around 80% cheaper than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. That’s a huge savings on your pocketbook.
If you get a Starter Kit, here’s the cost breakdown for the first month. This example will be with a EVOD Starter Kit for a pack a day smoker.
Startup Cost for the First Month:
- EVOD Starter Kit: $84.95 (includes 1 bottle of e-Juice )
- E-juice: $30.00 (4 bottles – 1 per week)
- Total: $114.95
Starting your second month of vaping you could buy a extra pack of coils if wanted, 4 more bottles of 10ml e-juice (it’s even cheaper to buy a 30ml bottle), .
*Now your cost is only about $30 – $40 per month on average to vape the equivalent of someone who smokes a pack a day.
*The cost will vary depending on how much you “vape”. For lighter smokers, you might use less e-juice; for heavier smokers you’ll obviously use more.
Comparing the cost with traditional cigarettes with vaping it’s an obvious savings. On average a pack of cigarettes costs between $10-$13, If you multiply that by 30 days the cost is between $300 to $390 per month!
How does the atomizer work and how often do I have to replace it?
The atomizer (or called a coil) is the part of the e-cig tank, which heats the e-juice liquid to turn into a vapor. It is situated between the battery and the cartridge. Atomizers are not meant to last forever and wear out over time. A typical atomizer can last anywhere from a few weeks to a month, depending on how often it’s used.
What is Atomizer “resistance” and what level is best for me?
Typically atomizers come in four different resistances. Some atomizers come with one heating coil and others come with dual heating coils, the dual coils will produce more vapor but cost more money.
These are the standard atomizer resistance’s:
- -1.5 Ohm : Good for using with variable voltage batteries at the lowest setting for the thickest vapor with the least battery consumption
- -1.8 Ohm : Is the standard resistance that is included with most tanks, good for high vapor production on fixed batteries, though may burn out faster than something with a higher resistance
- -2.2 Ohm : Medium-high resistance. Produces slightly less vapor, but your coil will last longer
- -2.5 Ohm : The highest resistance available. Works well with variable voltage battery when is on a higher voltage setting
Or Google Vaping Power Chart 2.0 to see recommend voltage setting for different Ohm’s.
What are the differences between manual switch batteries and automatic batteries?
Automatic batteries and manual switch batteries play a role in heating the atomizer. With an automatic battery, as in the Joyetech eRoll, while being used, the atomizer will automatically heat up and create the vapor and the battery will automatically turn off after a good drag. Most of our e-cig’s come with manual switch battery, you push the button down when you take a drag, allowing a longer drag, and creates even more vapor. The battery shuts off when you release the button. One more feature in the manual switch batteries ,if you hold the button down for 10 seconds, the LED light will flash several times as a warning that you have held the button down for too long, creating much more heat of the atomizer and ultimately if done frequently, you’ll need to buy a replacement. You should only hold the button down for about 5 seconds max and take your finger off before taking another puff.
How long will the batteries last and how long do they take to charge?
It depends on how often you use them. Battery life depends on the type of kit and how well they are looked after. On average, a battery will last from 2 hours for the smaller batteries to an entire day or longer for the EGO batteries. Recharging time is typically between 2-5 hours (5 hours referring to the EGO). Be careful not to overcharge the batteries as this could kill the battery. When indicator lights turn green, then they are fully charged. Batteries can be charged up to 300 times.
Am I allowed to use my electronic cigarette indoors?
The laws in Canada against smoking are specific to tobacco products. As the vaporizer is tobacco-free, it is not governed by these laws; however, because the e-cig is still new to a lot of people, many don’t understand what it is, and assume it is either a traditional cigarette or some sort of smoking device. It is best to be discreet when using your e-cig in public places. In bars and restaurants, it is best to ask permission to vape, as it is the owners’ right to refuse any patron as they see fit.
What are the side effects when transition from traditional tobacco cigarette to electronic cigarette?
If you are going from traditional tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarette, most of the side effects you will feel are actually the result of the toxins and tar leaving your body. Here are some of the side effects of switching from smoking cigarettes …
- An increase in coughing as your body gets rid of the toxins and tar built up in your body
- Headaches – Typically last a few days
Many people who switch from traditional tobacco smoking to electronic cigarettes think that these side effects are from the e-cig, when in fact, they are caused by the body healing itself after years of abuse from tobacco cigarettes.
Here are some positive effects when switching from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarette’s …
- Increase sense of taste and smell
- No smelly hands, hair, clothing and the environment
- No bad breath
- Teeth become whiter
- Overall sense of accomplishment and well-being
- The great feeling of control!
What is in the e-juice?
There are four main ingredients in e-juice …
- Vegetable Glycerin (AKA VG) is in all of our e-Juice. Either at 50% or 70% VG mix
- Most e-juices may contain Propylene Glycol (AKA PG) which is used in foods and medicine around the world, and has been labeled a safe ingredient by the FDA and Health Canada.
- Some e-juices may contain nicotine (but it’s not necessary if you don’t want it) – it is considered to be a drug and highly addictive.
- Flavoring – all flavor additives are safe for human consumption according to both the FDA and Health Canada.
What is Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable Glycerin(VG) is used in place of Propylene Glycol in order to make the visual smoke created when you vape. It is a carbohydrate which is created from plant oils and is also used in both cosmetics and sweeteners.
Vegetable Glycerin is produced in varying grades to include food-grade which is 99.7% pure VG with the remainder being water. VG is commonly used in foods that are marketed as being low in carbs and is not considered harmful to your health.
Vapor smokers, however, like to use VG for two reasons:
- As a substitute for propylene glycol if they are allergic or have any sensitivity to PG, or
- If they want to use a little greener mix in their e liquid.