Many smokers who wish to give e-cigarettes a try are overwhelmed by the number of choices and options available to them. Not only are there alot of companies selling the electronic smoking devices, but there are many different options, accessories, flavors, and nicotine strengths available. To try to clear up some confusion and narrow down choices, here are some thoughts on choosing the right e-cigarette for you:
First thing to decide is if you care if your e-cigarette looks like your old tobacco cigarette. There are many that look just like an “analogue”, as tobacco cigs are often called in the vaping world while there are many models that are large and different shapes that most smokers wouldn’t recognize.
Next decide how often you will use the e-cigarette. If you are a very heavy smoker and would like to completely replace your tobacco with vaping, then you are going to want a unit that has a large battery and holds alot of e-liquid. This will help avoid constant charging and refilling.
Now decide on cost vs convenience. Some e-cigarette kits come with non-refillable cartridges so new ones have to be purchased once used up. This is convenient as you just need to screw the new cartridge onto the battery and use, but does cost more than using e-liquid. With e-liquid you buy a bottle and continually refill the cartridges you have. This is less convenient, but is cheaper than using pre-filled cartridges.
Finally decide the flavor and nicotine level of the cartridges you want. Nicotine level is generally determined by how much you smoke. Really heavy smokers (over a pack per day) often choose the high nicotine level (generally 2.4% or 24 mg/ml). Lighter smokers may want medium or low nicotine levels. While others choose non-nicotine e-liquid right off the bat or move towards it as they become more comfortable with vaping. The choice of flavors is abundant, but shouldn’t be a big concern up front. You can always get different flavors to try. Most smokers choose a tobacco flavor to start with, or menthol if they smoked menthol cigarettes.
If you don’t care what your e-cigarette looks like and are a heavy smoker who is worried about cost, we recommend a Joyetech eGo-T or eGo-C from Dragonfly Ecigs in the US or from SmokeInstead.ca in Canada. If you’re in the UK, try a Halo E-Cigarette. E-liquid to refill the mouthpieces can also be purchased from this sites.
If you want your e-cigarette to look like your old tobacco ones and want the convenience of using prefilled cartridges, try a Green Smoke or V2 Cig or EonSmoke. In Canada, try an Aurora E-Cigarette. In the UK, visit Green Smoke UK.