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What is an E-Cigarette?
An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated device that emits doses of vaporized nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions, for the user to inhale. It aims to provide a similar sensation to inhaling tobacco smoke, without the smoke. Also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, electronic nicotine delivery systems, vaporizer cigarettes, and vape pens.
E-cigarettes work by heating and creating a vapour from a solution that typically contains nicotine; a thick, colourless liquid called propylene glycol and/or glycerine; and flavourings
In a standard e-cigarette you get two components; a battery and a clearomizer/tank. You fill the clearomizer/tank with e-liquid, attach it to the battery and you’re ready to go! It works by forming a vapor that you inhale and feels very similar to when you inhale the smoke from a tobacco cigarette. It is however not smoke, it is a water–based vapor that transforms the moment you inhale. This happens due to a heating element in the clearomizer (also known as the cartomizer and atomizer) which, when the battery is activated, heats up the e-liquid and turns it into a vapor. The battery is rechargeable and the e-liquid comes in many different flavours and nicotine strengths (including nicotine free), giving you complete choice.
What is E-Liquid?
E-Liquid (also commonly referred to as “e-juice”, "e-liquid", “juice”, “oil”, or simply “liquid”) is what an electronic cigarette uses to create vapour. The heating element or coil in the e-cig vaporizes the liquid and creates an inhalable vapour or mist. The main purpose of this is to deliver nicotine without any burning, smoke, or inhaling the harmful chemicals usually associated with conventional cigarettes.
The two main ingredients in your e-liquid are Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Propylene Glycol (PG). e-liquid also usually contains nicotine and some sort of flavouring and there are a large variety of different flavours to choose from. You can have varying levels of PG, VG and nicotine in your liquids, generally depending on the vendor or manufacturer you purchase your liquid from.