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E-cigarette 101

E-cigarette 101

The evolution of the e-cigarette is quite a journey. From looking like a real cigarette to looking nothing like one but still serving the same purpose; to help people quit smoking. Nowadays, the options to choose from regarding e-cigarettes or e-liquids are so vast it is almost overwhelming. However, if this is your first time venturing into the vaping world it most certainly can be overwhelming, and in that case, continue reading for some basic e-cigarette information.


Dissecting an E-cigarette

A basic e-cigarette comes with the same functions as any other e-cigarette. Some of the newer models are upgraded and have some other features, but the basics will still be the same. These basic parts are what make sure that everything works as it should. If you take an e-cigarette apart to dissect it, here is what you’d find:

  • The battery. This is the power source of all e-cigarettes. Without a battery nothing else works, all you’ll have is (depending on the shape of your e-cigarette) a weirdly shaped device.

  • The coil. This is another important element of the e-cigarette if it was missing the e-cigarette wouldn’t even be an e-cigarette. The coil is a wire wrapped as a spiral and it is responsible for heating up the e-liquid and turning it into the aerosol you vape.

  • The tank. This piece is what holds the e-liquid so it’s not sloshing about.


If you have never learned anything about vaping and e-cigarettes it’s not all that surprising that you don’t know what e-liquid is, however, give it a lucky guess and we’re sure you’ll get it. Yes, that’s right, it’s the liquid that turns into the vapor e-smokers inhale. E-liquids come in many different flavors, sweet ones like strawberry candy, or traditional cigarette flavored ones like tobacco flavor. There are also some flavors that are combined with tobacco such as tobacco and menthol. E-liquids, also called vape juice at times, mostly contain nicotine as well. The amount of nicotine in the liquids may vary, and as a vaper, you have the choice of the amount you want to consume.


Vaping basics

Those were the basics of what you should know about e-cigarettes and vaping if you are using it as a way to quit smoking. Good luck on your journey, and remember, vaping may be safer than smoking, but it is not completely harmless.