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What is the Electronic Cigarette?

The Electronic Cigarette or electric cigarette or e-cigarette is a relatively simple piece of technology that creates vapor by slightly heating a mixture of proplyene glycol, glycerin, water, flavoring and nicotine (nicotine free e-liquid is available) until it vaporizes. This vapor acts much like tobacco smoke, allowing long time smokers an alternative that can be inhaled and exhaled like traditional smoking.

Parts of the electronic cigarette:

Electronic Cigarette Parts

Shown above from left to right is the mouthpiece (which contains the cartridge), the atomizer (sliver), and the battery (white). The atomizer screws into the battery and the mouthpiece slides onto the atomizer.

Please note some e-cigarettes use cartomizers, which combine the cartridge and atomizer into one mouthpiece.

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3 Responses to What Are Electronic Cigarettes?

  1. Marcena L Horton says:

    I have just recently started the e cig it is great It has already saved me $$$ thank you

  2. Edward says:

    Is the nicotine in the e-cigarettes bad for asthmatics? and if so how can you tell which e-cig has nicotine in it?

    • That is a question you should ask your doctor. As for which e-cigarettes contain nicotine, they come with and without. Our kits come with empty cartridges that you fill yourself. You can select e-liquid with or without nicotine, it’s up to you!

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