posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 07:00 PM
There are many models and many companies. The correct model style and brand will need to be determined by the user to suit needs. Ecigs have become
more advanced over the years. Its been about 1 year since ive been in the industry. Before FDA decided to regulate, the industry was self regulated
by approved vendors in the forum listed in my post #3 of this thread. This is the leading authority on Ecigs.
I DO NOT recommend anyone enter a trail offer of any kind related to this product. It is a scam!
Do not get disposable units.(they are what the claim disposable and usually of low quality)
I also do not recommend buying any product that uses cartomizers (replaceable disposable filters)
Ecigs originally started with a mixture of Propylene Glycol(PG), nicotine and flavor. It has has expanded to a thicker substitute of vegetable
glycerin(VG) wich has a larger vapor production vs PG. Some people will experience a mild respiratory allergic reaction to PG (which is not life
threatening to my understanding) and so VG is a preferred substitute for those individuals.
I dont recommend cartomizers(basic cartomizers) because it creates a financial gimmick for retailers. I recommend a reusable cartridge and buying the
Eliquid separate and refill as required.
Be careful of MOD units, as some are unstable and may have self destructive effects on the units and can cause injury, i.e. explosive batteries.
Eliquid is structured by milligram per milliliter MG/ML. For heaviest long term smokers it it vital that you start as high as possible. The largest
cause of failure is low nicotine concentration, and relapse because of insufficient stockpile of reserve liquid.
The determined industry self regulated safe maximum level of nicotine concentration is 36mg/ml this may be considered XXXhigh by some companies,
however you may see variations in the verbiage. The number is the important factor. While some companies may consider high to be 16mg/ml some may
consider high to be 24mg/ml.
Ecic batteries come in different sizes also. While the Joye 510(one of the most popular units and atomizers) may be a 180mAh or 240mAh, they only last
about 1.5 hours. Although they are verry small and similar to size to a real cigarette, they may take 3 hours to charge. Battery power, last I
checked was up to 1400mAh and would vape constantly for 48hours or more. The level of your usage will determine what is suitable for you.
Many factors go into your satisfaction, vapor production, which is purely cosmetic but visually satisfying, nicotine concentration, battery
power(voltage) and life, quality of unit, flavor etc. Choice will be for you to decide and many people on ecig forum can help you decide.
Finally , please do not abuse your new toy, dont vape in restaurants, or in non smoking areas. Treat it like a real cigarette to appease the