Lately, the use of e-cigarettes has been on the rise, and more people are turning to “vaping” as an alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes have a lot going for them, since they are reusable and are relatively harmless compared to traditional cigarettes and their infamous side effects. While they are used similarly to normal cigarettes in that users only need to puff on them, e-cigarettes have features that first-time users need to be aware of. Continue reading
Although they appear like cigarettes from afar, complete with smoke, e-cigarettes are completely different. These heatless devices mimic the use of a cigarette, but without the dangers of inhaling dangerous smoke. Instead, users inhale and puff out water vapours that are flavoured by a cartridge within the device. This exhaled vapour is relatively harmless, allowing users to “smoke” even in non-smoking areas. Continue reading
While e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular as a good alternative to traditional cigarette, it pays to know more about its components, especially the one that makes all the difference: e-liquid. Many wonder how pure nicotine in e-liquid can provide the benefits of smoking without the typical ingredients found in a traditional stick such as tobacco. The answers can actually be found under the microscope.
There are a couple of reasons why e-liquid allows for a comfortable smoking experience. First, e-liquid doesn’t use tobacco leaves, well-known as a carcinogen when burned, to burn. A study conducted by Health Canada reveals that there are over 4,000 chemicals found in tobacco products, including those that are formed upon burning. While e-liquid does not promise zero illness, pure nicotine provides an alternative to tobacco. Continue reading
You’ve seen all these people smoking e-cigarettes and have heard the usual PR spiel: healthier, cheaper and better than normal cigarettes. This has made you curious enough to look around and try to get a handle on how to start “vaping,” as many e-cig users call it. Well, the best way to do so is to get a starter kit.
The problem with that is that there are a lot of e-cigarette starter kits on the market. How is someone supposed to choose from all of them? Before going all in, it would be best to try out e-cigarettes via a friend’s or a disposable one first. Continue reading
For most vapers, finding the best flavours is akin to searching for the Holy Grail. There are people who have been vaping for years but are still looking for the one product that will perfectly hit the spot. It’s not just about choosing the brand – from the starting mixers to premier e-liquid companies, each one boasts of a flavor to top all others.
The conservative types often stick to the mixes that best replicate the taste of actual cigarettes. Those who are new to vaping will almost always go for regular tobacco, cigar or menthol flavours. As soon as curiosity steps in though, your e-cigarette shopping list will start to have chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and even strawberry e-juices on it. Continue reading
The cigarette you hold between your fingers hasn’t changed much since James Bonsack invented the cigarette-making machine in 1881. These days though, you’ll see more and more people puffing e-cigarettes instead of the standard rollups—and for good reason. While “e-cigs” (as they’re fondly called by patrons) contain nicotine, they don’t have carbon dioxide or tar like normal cigarettes do, making them a healthier alternative. Continue reading
E-cigarettes is not only better for your health, it’s also better for your wallet. While the upfront cost of buying a starter pack is steeper than buying a pack of rollups, the cost of smoking e-cigs is 50-80% cheaper than smoking tobacco cigarettes because you only need to buy e-liquid moving forward.
If you purchase the liquid in bulk, you stand to gain even more savings. Of course, doing so necessitates the proper storage of e-liquid in order to preserve its quality and flavour. Believe it or not, liquid nicotine counts as a food product and thus, has a shelf life. Continue reading