E-cigs

By Alexandra D’Ambrosio

Let’s face it, the electronic cigarette is here to stay.  It’s changing the way people smoke, and one can’t simply ignore the positive impact the e-cigarette is having on society.

My fiance smokes Bull Smoke E-Cigs and they do NOT bother me.  I set up this page to feature links to the top e cig brand reviews, but I’ve since expanded into coupon codes.  E-Cigs will save you money, but when coupled with a topic I have down pat – coupon codes, the savings are astronomical.

As I’m able to dissect more e cigarettes, I’ll have more information on this page.  For now, I invite you to delve into the following pages.

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More electronic cigarette information and analysis is coming soon.  I’m really intrigued by these devices and as I don’t wish to have cigarette smoke blowing in my face the rest of my life, I’ve become a huge fan of these vapor producing devices.

Interested in adding your opinion?  contact me, and let’s get at it.

The E-Cigarette Revolution

For decades people have known that cigarettes are bad for them. In spite of the evidence, smokers have failed to quit and died in droves as a result of their habit, taking some second-hand smokers with them.

Consumers and researchers have all tried to come up with ways to end the death and devastation, but no gum, patch, pill, or therapy has worked for countless individuals still trapped by cigarettes. Moreover, smoking is an expensive addiction. Now that is changing with a modern invention called an e-cigarette.

electronic cigaretteUnderstanding E Cigarettes

An e cig or electronic cigarette resembles its analog inspiration. The basic ones are about the same length and weight except when consumers choose small or extra-large batteries.

At least one brand emulates slim cigs. Many companies design them using analog colors and always provide a selection of tobacco flavors.

Several brands also carry e hookahs which are the same shape as e cigs but contain fruit and sweet flavors and are also more colorful. Most companies produce a range of nicotine percentages from zero to at least 1.8%, but often more.

An e cigarette does not produce smoke but instead creates vapor. Inside there is an atomizer or heating element. A cartridge of liquid made from propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, water, possibly nicotine, flavor, and sometimes alcohol warms up to a temperature which creates vapor. E liquid companies offer the choice to use propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, to change ratios, or to exclude one of these ingredients.

Missing from an electronic cigarette are the thousands of chemicals that make cigarettes carcinogenic, poisonous to the earth, and create dark clouds of smoke. Also absent is the noxious aroma you get when you burn these chemicals. Individuals who had to stop smoking in public places are now able to vape almost anywhere.

As electronic cigarettes have advanced, customers have been given more power over the vaping experience. They can adjust the voltage and wattage of a device to produce a perfect temperature, and set resistance from their atomizer as well. The result is a combination of resistance and voltage that brings out the best flavor possible from an e liquid. By selecting the propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin ratio they want, customers also create a balance between vapor production and throat hit.

V2 Cigs CartridgesPre-filled Cartridges vs. E Liquid

How do you get flavor from an electronic device? There are two ways to go about it. New users buy pre-filled cartridges which make up the entire top portion of an electronic cigarette.

A cartridge screws directly onto the battery which usually features an LED light at the very end. The light simulates the burning of a cigarette but also lets users know when their batteries are running out of power.

Some companies make cartridges that can be re-filled with juice, but otherwise they are thrown out, even recycled in certain instances. If you can refill the cartridge, a company probably makes its own juice or partners with an e liquid company.

E liquid is advantageous because there are so many more flavors and nicotine strengths available in bottles than in pre-filled cartridges (also known as cartomizers because the atomizer is typically part of the unit). The catch here is that you have to buy a product with refillable cartridges.

Many cartridges and batteries are made to be compatible only with the same brand. A few can be made to work with other brands if you add an adaptor. This is because the threading for each part that screws together is different.

Advanced electronic cigarettes come with tanks and atomizers in a three-part setup. The atomizer can be replaced if it stops working, parts of it can be replaced, or the tank can be replaced when the atomizer is still fine. Part three, of course, is the battery.

These second-level e-cigs are often referred to as eGo e cigs. They work with more powerful batteries and their tank capacity exceeds that of mini cig cartridges. With an eGo or an APV (even more powerful and customizable) you can choose sweet flavors, savory, sour, menthol, fruits, and more.

Revolution or Exaggeration

Can consumers really talk about an e cigarette revolution, or is this an exaggeration? Let’s look at the facts.

First of all, a few years ago companies were selling starter kits for e cigs at higher prices and they weren’t even as good. Too few companies existed to create competition or competitive pricing. Today’s consumers are given so much choice they can spend a day researching products before deciding on a brand, and they can turn to internet retailers for wholesale prices on everything. Starter kits cost less and provide more.

Secondly, companies keep developing new brands, sometimes add innovations to the basic product, and frequently find new ways to package or present their devices. Each month a new brand seems to come along or a new product is added to a familiar brand.

Thirdly, e liquid companies are springing up all over the place. They cater to the eGo and advanced-cig market. Their flavors are extensive, and one firm even boasts over 30,000 flavors, thanks to their customization options. Some create only boutique, gourmet liquids they make to order. A number are pre-packaged.

Even tobacco companies are getting in on the act. They have partnered with brands like V2 Cigs and Vype. When big business gets involved, controversy is created, but also advertising.

Social media is full of discussions about e cigs and there are several YouTube channels devoted to demonstrations and reviews. Electronic cigarette companies have opened vaping bars, shops, and kiosks all over the United States.

What difference is vaping making to the lives of real people?

They would argue it has saved their lives. They think of vaping as a health revolution; an answer to prayer. Nothing worked for them before electronic cigarettes came along, but now they are smoke-free, smell good, and save money too.

Read reviews from consumers of mini cigs in particular and this often comes up. Clients are grateful to be free of cancer sticks, at last. For them, the importance of e cigarettes is no exaggeration.