Uncovering the Different Styles of E-Cigarettes

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Are you tired of that smoker’s cough? Do you ever wish that you could get your nicotine fix without smelling like cigarettes? If so, e-cigarettes might be the perfect choice for you. There are hundreds of electronic cigarette brands on the market today and each one offers a unique spin on the popular vaping products. There are several different styles of e-cigs out there and you should choose the one that will best fit your needs. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular e-cig styles and the pros and cons of each one.

Disposable E-Cigarettes

In the last year, disposable e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular. You can usually find disposable ecigs at convenience stores or even at your local pharmacy. They are the size of a regular cigarette with an LED light on the tip that lights up when you inhale. Depending on the brand you choose, a disposable ecig will last about as long as a pack of cigarettes. While they aren’t the most cost effective option, they are the perfect choice for someone that just wants to try an e-cig and see how it works.

The downside of this e-cig style is that you don’t have as much variety to choose from. While refillable e-cigs allow you the opportunity to use varied flavors and nicotine strengths, disposables typically come in one basic nicotine strength and simple tobacco and menthol flavors. Disposables are not rechargeable so once they are used up just toss them in the trash. It’s not a long term solution, but it could be a good stepping stone to introduce you or someone you love to e-cigarettes.

Rechargeable E-Cigarettes

The next option is a rechargeable e-cig starter kit. This can last you for months or even years and you only have to buy refill cartridges or e-liquids to keep using your kit. You can find rechargeable e-cigs in a variety of styles and colors. Some of them look much like traditional cigarettes with the LED tip and white cigarette color. Some brands even offer small, lightweight designs that make it feel like a cigarette in your hand. You typically purchase rechargeable e-cigarettes in a starter kit. It comes with everything you need to start vaping: batteries, chargers, cartridges, and some brands even include cool accessories. You can also choose cartridges in a variety of flavors and nicotine strengths so you get a more customized experience.

The only downside to rechargeable e-cigarettes is the initial cost. Starter kits range from $20 to over $200, depending on what you select. While the first purchase will be expensive, you will save money in the long run because the replacement cartridges are much cheaper than cigarettes. In fact, cartridges cost an average of $1.50 to $2.00 each and most of them last as long as a whole pack of cigarettes. So over a period of time, the savings will be significant and that more than makes up for the initial investment in a starter kit.

Ego Systems and Mods

The third popular e-cig style is called an ego system or a mod. These devices are for more advanced users and take vaping to a whole new level. Instead of buying replacement cartridges, the ego systems have a tank that you refill with e-liquid as needed. The design options are endless and mods (or modifications) are sometimes outrageous. Ego systems are a lot bigger than a standard rechargeable e-cig, but they are also much more powerful. If you want more vapor and a more powerful overall experience, this is the way to go.

The only downside of ego systems is that they do take some time to learn. You will have to learn how to fill your tank with e-liquid and how to maintain proper battery power and atomizer usage. Unless you are already pretty experienced with e-cigs, that could be a little confusing so it’s best to skip the mods until you have been vaping for at least a few months.

Which One is Best?

If you are wondering which e-cig style you should select, it really boils down to personal preference. If you have never vaped before, a disposable ecig is a good place to start. If you are committed to vaping and really want to experience the fun of customized flavors and nicotine strengths, a rechargeable ecig is the way to go. If you are an experienced vaper that wants to take things to the next level, an ego kit would be a perfect choice. Which style of e-cig do you like best?

Jimmy, lover, blogger, vaper and ex-smoker. I’ve been blogging about and supporting Vaping since 2009. They changed my life and I think history will show them as one of the most significant public health invention of the 21st century.

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