The electronic cigarette has become in the space of a few years the most used and most effective way to stop smoking. A success due to its operation allowing to reproduce the sensations obtained with a classic cigarette.
To help you succeed in your smoking cessation, Denver Electronic Cigarettes, leader in the e-cigarette market near you and and all the surroundings of Denver with a cheap price, has created a complete guide to answer all your questions and help you find the electronic cigarette that suits you. You will have all the cards in hand to say goodbye to tobacco!
It is important to remember, before starting, that the ecigarette remains a special product and regulated. First of all, it is strongly discouraged for non-smokers. If you do not smoke, do not vapote. The electronic cigarette is also prohibited to minors and Denver Electronic Cigarettes will ask you to certify that you are of age before each order. Finally, even if it can be considered as a tool to reduce the risks of smoking, the ecig is in no way a medicine
What is an electronic cigarette?
Made of a battery and a clearomizer, an electronic cigarette is intended to vaporize an e-liquid containing nicotine. This delivery of nicotine helps to fill the gap related to smoking cessation, just like the substitutes that can be found in pharmacies (patches, gums …).
Although the origin of the electronic cigarette is debated, it is generally attributed to Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist whose first prototype was released in 2001. His device was then recovered, developed and improved by many manufacturers.
There are now many types of electronic cigarettes to meet all profiles, from beginner to more experienced vapoteur. The principle of its operation remains the same: a battery provides electricity to a resistance that will heat the e liquid to produce steam.
What are the different types of electronic cigarette?
We can include all electronic cigarettes in three major families.
- Pod format :
The Pod, also known as the Pod Mod, is a new generation vaping device. Often small in size, it is used to vape alternative e liquids such as nicotine salts or CBD. Pods can also be effective with conventional e liquids with high levels of nicotine and low levels of vegetable glycerine. These e liquids vaporing at low power, the pods do not need large capacity (battery, coils) to be effective, which explains their small size.
- Tube format :
The electronic cigarette tube is tubular in shape. Discreet and often small in size, it fits easily into a pocket. The electronic cigarettes of this family are composed of a rechargeable battery of good capacity and a clearomizer, removable or not. There are indeed the All-In-One electronic cigarette kits where the tank is directly integrated. This format of electronic cigarette is very simple to use. Little or no settings, the battery automatically recognizes the clearomizer and sends the necessary power.
- Box format :
The electronic cigarette box owes its name to its rectangular format battery, like a “box”. These kits are more cumbersome because they contain either a battery of very large capacity, or accumulators (batteries) specifically adapted to the equipment of vapotage and generally not provided. There are “boxes” that can contain several of these batteries. This format allows you to vapoter longer but also to reach higher powers.
Which model should I choose to match my smoking profile?
To buy his first electronic cigarette, you must first take into account its profile of smoker. Depending on the number of cigarettes smoked, there are generally three types:
- Small smoker: less than 10 cigarettes per day.
- Moderate smoker: between 10 and 20 cigarettes per day
- Hardcore smoker: more than 20 cigarettes per day
With this key information, you can then browse the site to find the electronic cigarette made for you!
Which electronic cigarette should I choose if I don’t smoke much?
If you smoke occasionally, you need a simple, compact and effective cigarette. We recommend in this case electronic cigarettes of the pod or tube type which will perfectly meet these criteria.
Which electronic cigarette to choose if I smoke moderately?
If you are a moderate smoker, you need a powerful electronic cigarette with a good autonomy, while remaining simple to use. We recommend in this case electronic cigarettes of the tube or box type.
Which electronic cigarette should I choose if I smoke a lot?
If you are an avid smoker, you need an electronic cigarette with a lot of autonomy to meet your needs. Only the box type electronic cigarettes have this feature.
What are the criteria for choosing my electronic cigarette?
There are many criteria to choose his electronic cigarette, some very personal and others more factual. We will focus here on the last.
The format of your future electronic cigarette is the first element to take into account. Pod, tube or box, everything will depend on your smoking profile and your tastes. Each format will also have benefits and inconveniences that may influence your choice.
Pods and tubes have the advantage of being discreet and intuitive, but remain limited in autonomy and performance. On the other hand, box systems are more versatile, autonomous and powerful, but they can also be more complex and less discreet.
Note that if you are a heavy smoker and you want to have equipment that remains easy to use and discreet, there is a simple solution to get the best of both worlds. To do this, simply buy a second electronic cigarette. You will be able to use it when the first refills.
The second element to take into account is the autonomy offered by the electronic cigarette. Expressed in mAh, it will give you an idea of the type of profile for which it is made. On the kits oriented towards beginners, the battery is often directly integrated. It is then easy to get an idea:
- Less than 1500 mAh: moderate autonomy, for small smokers;
- Between 1500 and 2500 mAh: average autonomy, for moderate smokers;
- More than 2500 mAh: high autonomy, for the tireless smokers.
There are also electronic cigarettes operating with batteries, ie large batteries that can be charged separately. In this case, the autonomy can be virtually unlimited, since it is enough to always have batteries charged in reserve to never be out of battery.
N.B.: Batteries can be dangerous if they are used incorrectly. It is therefore essential to follow certain precautionary rules. To learn more, we invite you to read our dedicated guide.
The value of the resistance
The resistance is a consumable that is located in the clearomizer and which greatly influences the sensations that you will have with your electronic cigarette. To find out more about the type of vape offered by a resistor, simply look at its value (in Ohm):
- Above 1 Ohm: for a soft vape in indirect inhalation;
- Between 0.5 and 1 Ohm: for a versatile vape in direct or indirect inhalation;
- Less than 0.5 ohm: for a powerful vape in direct inhalation.
Today, many electronic cigarettes are provided with two resistances so you can make your own idea on the draw and the sensations that suit you best.
The capacity of the tank
Let’s finish this list of criteria with the capacity of the tank which, as for the battery, remains an important element to quantify the autonomy offered by an electronic cigarette. A capacity of 2 to 3 ml is now considered standard and sufficient if you start. However, if you are a heavy smoker, it is better to prefer a larger capacity to limit the number of fillings during the day.