Electronic Cigarettes and Related Statistics
that 2.5 million people in the U.S. smoke electronic cigarettes and
another 3% have tried e-cigarettes. The health advantages of e-cigs over traditional
are astonishing and the general population is slowly becoming aware of
these benefits, specifically the benefits over a long period of use.
What’s more amazing is that this year (2013) the projected sales of
e-cigarettes is expected to hit $1 billion dollars without much national
When a smoker switches to e-cigs they
significantly reduce the amount of chemicals they put into their body.
While making the transition to e-cigs can be an adjustment, the long
term benefits can be rewarding.
How Do Electronic Cigarettes Function?
Also known as an e-cigarette or digital vapor cigarettes, these electronic devices imitate tobacco smoking.
- Smoking is replicated through the production of inhaled mist.
the same physical feeling, look and oftentimes the taste and nicotine
content of inhaled tobacco smoke but without its smell and health risks
- With the use of heat, or sometimes ultrasonics, the device vaporizes a glycerin-based liquid or propylene glycol solution to an aerosol mist.
- The procedure is almost the same as a nebulizer or humidifier, when it vaporizes solutions for breathing.
What are the Electronic Cigarette Components?
e-cigarettes come in different sizes, mostly because of its different
battery capacities and many other factors, they all share three key
- Cartridges which are used to store the flavored liquid.
- Atomizers which vaporize the liquid.
- Battery which powers the entire unit.
Electronic Cigarette Cartridges
The part that functions as a mouthpiece is the cartridge. It also acts
as the small tank, containing the liquid that is to be vaporized. This
small, plastic container, has holes on each end. One end is for the
user’s mouth, and the other end is attached to the heating component or
atomizer. The primary function of this component is to allow the passage
of liquid to the atomizer and permits the vapor from the atomizer to
the user’s mouth, with no liquid into the mouth. This is made possible
with the use of an absorbent sponge-looking material which keeps the
liquid in place. This material is usually located on a plastic barrier,
separated from the mouth-end opening. In addition, the casing of the
mouthpiece is built with side channels which lets the vapor get through
from the atomizer close to the liquid chamber to the mouth-end opening.
Refilling the cartridge or replacing with a different pre-filled
cartridge can be done once the liquid in a cartridge is used up.
However, there is another way of filling the cartridge. A method called
“dripping” is gaining popularity among users who choose to use liquid
reservoirs altogether by “dripping” the liquid directly into the
atomizer. There are special mouthpieces primarily used for this method.
The atomizer is solely responsible for vaporizing the liquid since
it acts as the heating element of the electronic cigarette. In general,
an atomizer is made up of a simple filament and wicking metal mesh which
pulls the liquid in. As the cartridge connects to one end and the power
unit on the other, the atomizer is situated in the center of the three
major elements composing the electronic cigarette cylinder. The filament
of this component is inclined to burn out completely, making it
inefficient over time because of increasing sediment buildup. Once this
happens, a replacement is needed.
Just like in portable devices, the power supply is the lithium-ion
rechargeable battery, or for wired devices, a USB connection is used.
Together with the electronic circuitry, the housing of the power source
is generally the largest part of an e-cigarette. A button is usually a
way to activate the heating element in manually activated electronic
cigarette power units, and the button must be held during the entire
time of operation. But in cases of automatic electronic cigarettes, an
electronic airflow sensor is used for activation, simply initiated by
drawing breath into the device. Another feature that can be included in
the power unit casing is a timed cutoff switch for overheating
prevention, and a colored LED for signaling activation. For charging the
battery of an e-cigarette, chargers in various types such as USB, AC
outlet and car adapters are available. A PCC or portable charging case
which resembles the traditional cigarette packs is also available. The
PCC is a portable case which has a large battery that charges the
smaller batteries individually.
deal with recurring expenses associated in using electronic cigarettes,
manufacturers introduced an option which integrates into a single piece
the cartridge and atomizer.
Cartomizer is disposable and is cheaper, as opposed to separate atomizers which are reusable and expensive.
The eCiggy sells quality Electronic Cigarettes from some of the top manufactures in the business.
Still have questions? Call us at 818-639-2449 to find out why you should buy your electronic cigarettes from The eCiggy.