Basically for everyone. There is a minimum age to purchase them. This varies from country to country. We recommend to tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes as it is a "healthier" alternative.
Switching from traditional cigarettes to the electronic cigarette requires only little adjustments. Inhaling the vapor differs a little bit from inhaling smoke. To experience the same pleasure you need to inhale sufficient vapor and therefore you need to pull a little stronger, deeper and longer.
You get used to it very quickly and after a few days it makes no difference anymore.
High quality e-cigarettes help as well as they perform better.
The ecigarette actually consists of three parts:
- an atomizer.
- a cartridge which contains nicotine.
- a battery.
If you pull the e-cig, air will be heated in the atomizer which will vaporize the liquid nicotine in the cartridge. This vapor looks the same as smoke from an ordinary cigarette, but it is completely odorless and contain less harmful substances.
Absolutely. Because of the high taxes, traditional smoking is becoming almost priceless. And every year, the taxes even get higher and higher.
If you switch to e-smoking, you will be confronted with the initial purchase of the kit. However, the maintenance is so much cheaper. This varies between 1/4th to 1/2e of the price of traditional smoking depending on how you smoke. It is important that you choose for durability. Disposable cigarettes look cheap but ultimately are much more expensive.
E-cigarettes without nicotine can you normally find in the store in most countries. The versions with nicotine are not available everywhere.
We recommend best to order online from distributors in America or the UK. These brands are the best guarantee for quality. This way, you are also sure that the ecigs are real and not fake import from China.
In our review section, you can find several reliable manufacturers or distributors and links to their websites.
We regularly receive emails from disappointed users who have purchased their device on the market.
The symptoms vary between defects of the device, problems with refills or parts that can not be ordered and complaints about the battery, high nicotine consumption, etc...
We can't repeat it enough, choose for a reputable and well-known brand. These larger brands also give a longer warranty and provide better after-sales service.
In fact, you can smoke anywhere electrically because no harmful smoke is released. Because there is no flame, there is also no risk of fire.
However, in some countries like Belgium, you are still not allowed to e-smoke in public places.
The vapor that is released is similar to smoke but it is in fact water vapor. The vapor disappears almost immediately and is almost completely odorless.
In addition to water vapor, there is still nicotine, flavors, and propylene glycol. However, the latter is much more innocent than it sounds because it can be found in many products such as muffins.
Producers, sellers or distributors of ecigarettes may never portray their products as "healthy". While it is true that more and more people unanimously agree that electronic smoking is healthier than traditional smoking (of tobacco). However, the user must always realize that there are risks because of the nicotine.
Until today, there are still no studies on the long term effects of nicotine. The medical world is almost certain that nicotine is not carcinogenic. There are other substances in the traditional cigarette that can cause cancer. Nicotine is very addictive and it can be dangerous for people with cardiovascular disorders and difficulties.
The amount of nicotine will depend on the cartridge used. There are even cartridges without nicotine (0 mg). Cartridges with 12 mg of nicotine are similar to light cigarettes, cartridges with 18 mg nicotine correspond to normal traditional cigarettes. The versions of 24 mg may be compared to cigarettes without filter. However, the nicotine from e-cigs, can't get so easy in our body compared to the nicotine by regular cigarettes.
The fatal dose of nicotine for non-smokers could be approximately between 45 to 65 mg. For smokers, the border is a little higher because their bodies have become resistant to the nicotine poisoning.
E-cigarettes use propylene glycol as a carrier of flavors and nicotine. It also ensures that the cartridges will dry out. Propylene glycol becomes water vapor when it is heated.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved propylene glycol as a safe product. Indeed, it is a substance that is commonly used in medicine, but also in our daily food such as muffins.
While there is more research required, we still recommend NOT to e-smoke during pregnancy.
Indeed, the electronic cigarette still contains nicotine, which may harm the baby.
To people with heart diseases, we still recommend to first consult your doctor and the leaflets of the unit. Especially higher doses of nicotine can be dangerous for these people.
An electronic cigarette actually requires no maintenance. On some models, you occasionally have to replace the atomizer. If you want to extend the life-time of your e-cig, then keep it away from extreme temperatures and water. It is also not advisable to recharge batteries longer or more than necessary.
This depends on the contents of the cartridge as well as the degree of inhaling. Usually, a smoker do two days with one cartridge. This corresponds to about 1 or 2 packets of regular cigarettes (depending on the brand).
You notice this when the device produces significantly less smoke. Sometimes the taste in the end changes a little bit (like coffee that is weak). This is the signal to replace the cartomizer.
Yes, but this is only recommended for advanced users. There are some brands that sell special 'refillable' cartridges. We advice to buy them if you prefer to refill yourself.
But beware, filling the cartridges is not without danger. You have to take the right dose of nicotine and as you work with extremely small amounts (milligrams), this is not evident. Caution is the key.
This again depends from brand to brand. The 'cheaper' models generally score very poorly, which is frustrating. A high quality battery will usually provide you enough power for a full day.
The ecigarette usually does a notification via a flashing LED when the battery is low.
Reloading takes about 1 to 3 hours. We recommend to have at least one spare battery.
This depends entirely on the brand (as like batteries of cellphones). Qualitative cigarettes go according to our tests at least 1 to 2 years along with heavy use. Cheaper batteries range from several months to even 1 day (disposable cigarettes).