Tag Archives: vapor smoking

E-Cig Lingo: What is “Throat Hit?”

vapetravelIf you spend any time reading up on vaping, interacting with the electronic cigarette community, be it online or in real life, you’ve probably come across a variety of culture-specific terms and phrases that may or may not make sense to you.

One of these terms is “throat hit.” If you’ve spent your time smoking cigarettes, you probably have never put much thought into what this means, much less had to question your cigarette producing an adequate one.

You see, tobacco smoke, because it is actually burning tobacco, will produce a heavy, full hit every time. When recreating this electronically, and without the tobacco, it takes a certain degree of technology and fine tuning within the engineering to replicate it with vapor. Obviously it can be done, and not all e-cigarette brands get it right.

The throat hit is one of the reasons why e-cigarettes have worked out so well for smokers who want something other than a traditional cigarette to obtain their nicotine from. Gums and patches are available, and obviously with nicotine, however the one element they lack is the ability to provide a throat hit like a traditional cigarette. It is what makes e-smoking so similar and comfortable for smokers.

“Throat hit” is basically the hit from the smoking device, whether it’s an electronic cigarette/ vaporizer or a traditional tobacco cigarette. It’s what you feel upon inhalation. It is the feeling of the vapor, warm and smooth, yet powerful, hitting the back of your throat. It is part of the overall experience, and the sensation is extremely pleasurable for those who are accustomed to smoking. So pleasurable in fact that e-smokers typically want devices that produce a good one.

Throat hit is impacted by the e-cigarette battery’s output, the nicotine in the cartridge, and the flavor. Finding an e-cig battery that produces the kind of throat hit you want can sometimes be tricky, but opting for a high-quality brand is a great place to start. An additional option are mods because Advanced Personal Vaporizers have the ability to be tweaked in ways that allow you to change the power of the throat hit.

The throat hit is one of those intrinsic parts of vaping that matter a whole lot. A lot of emphasis is placed upon battery power, great flavors, nicotine strength, and great accessories, however at the core of the experience, throat hit can make or break it! Choose your e-cigarette wisely; satisfaction is key!

Accessories that Add Convenience

header_accessoriesWith all of the different options available to you with electronic cigarettes, one of the very best offerings comes with accessories. They enable so much additional convenience, plus they allow you to use the products in a more personal, tailored way. A selection of different e-cigarette chargers especially give you a variety of choices in how you keep your batteries powered up.

Here is a look at our many accessories, and how they can be used to enhance your experience when e-smoking. While they aren’t all necessities, they are highly valuable to your personal vaping.

Batteries: essentials, but also considered accessories. You don’t want to be without a few of these. Two size choices, two different switch styles, and three colors to choose from give you lots of variety.

Portable Charging Case: AKA the PCC, this charger is beyond handy, and no e-smoker should be vaping without it. It’s an outlet in your pocket, charging your batteries anywhere without needing to plug it in.

Power Cig: Simplify your vaping when you aren’t mobile with this battery. It works without needing charging, because it comes with an extra long cord to plug into an outlet. Beware, you will probably be tempted to vape a lot with this!

Wall Charger: Standard with all of our starter kits, and certainly worth your while to have an extra, the Wall Charger is a basic charger that plugs into the wall. An extra at work, one in your purse or bag, and one at home will ensure you’re able to charge just about everywhere.

USB Charger: Another standard charger, the USB Charger works with any USB outlet. Just like the Wall Charger, having a few of these is a good idea. Bonus for you, we also sell them in packs of three.

Car Charging Adapter: Mobile charging whenever you’re in the car; make the most of your commute! Being able to charge through your car’s outlet is especially useful if you spend a lot time driving.

Carrying Case: Stylishly and safely store your batteries, cartridges, and an extra USB charger in this case. It fits in a pocket, and will keep all your necessities secure and ready for use.

Lanyard: Keep your e-cig safely around your neck with the Lanyard. It’s ideal when you’re on the go, and need easy access.

When it comes to vapor smoking, accessories are what keeps things running smooth. You may not need a lot of them, but depending on what works for you, they were made to make your time vaping go smoothly. Convenience rocks!

How to Choose a Nicotine Strength

how-to-choose-a-good-scientific-problem-300x168When starting out with electronic cigarettes, it can seem confusing when choosing your nicotine strength. It’s totally different than when you were smoking cigarettes, so it’s kind of a new topic to work with.

Choosing flavors and battery styles can present some decision making, but when it comes to your overall satisfaction, especially when dealing with nicotine cravings, nothing has a greater effect than what nicotine level you are using.

In case you are wondering, we offer 5 different nicotine strengths: 24mg, 18mg, 12mg, 6mg, and 0mg.

Here is a look at each individual level, for an idea which level may fit your style best.

24mg is considered Bold, and offers the strongest nicotine you will find in a cartridge. This level is perfect for those smokers who are accustomed to smoking heavily. It’s also great for users who want to vape less but still have a high nicotine level.

18mg is Full Flavored, and this nicotine strength is equivalent to “reds” or general full strength cigarettes. It provides a very adequate amount of nicotine, and is highly satisfying.

12mg is Light, and it’s like smoking a traditional light cigarette. It is balanced perfectly for those who want a moderate nicotine level.

6mg is Ultra Light, and these offer our lowest nicotine level. If you are actively decreasing your nicotine strength or just want to use a very low amount, this is your strength!

0mg Non Nicotine, just like the name and number state, this is our nicotine-free level. Loaded with flavor minus the nicotine, this level allows you to vape purely for the experience of vaping.

If you still aren’t sure which level will suit your needs, may we suggest trying several different levels. Some users find that alternating levels works best for them, as they want more or less nicotine at different times.

Nicotine can be a personal choice, and the further you get into vapor smoking, you may find your needs change and you may want more or less nicotine as time goes on. Vape and adjust accordingly!

How to Store Your Electronic Cigarette Supplies

accessories_carrying_caseWe’re always concerned about the needs of our users, and this often includes ways to keep your products in good shape. Being organized is always a benefit, so if you’re looking for ways to keep your electronic cigarette stash organized and secure, learn about the different accessory options we have available to ensure they are always where you want them when you need them!

E-Cigarette Storage for the Long Term

If you are looking for ways to keep all of your e-cigarette products and gear together in one safe container for the long haul, any type of container is suitable. Try to stay away from using metal boxes that have the ability to conduct electricity, as these can shorten battery lifespan. If you have a large selection of products and pieces, many customers have found crafter’s tool boxes or fishermen’s tackle boxes to offer the easiest, compact storage. They make it easy to find what you’re looking for when you have several chargers, backup chargers, extra batteries, and especially if you order large supplies of refill cartridges. One thing to keep in mind is that storing your goods near heat, moisture, or light is not conducive; these elements can have an ill effect on your batteries by shortening their overall lifespan and performance.

Storing for the Short Term

When you vape, preparing for daily use is essential. At the same time, it’s also quite imperative to plan for the long term and have a few pieces of backup equipment. An extra battery or two, an extra charger or two (or three), and extra cartridges are very much necessary because you just never know when you’re going to need them. So when it comes to planning for daily use, one of our carrying cases can do wonders to make sure your e-cigarettes are ready for vaping in any situation. They are slim, sleek, and able to hold your essentials. Plus they easily fit into any bag, purse, or pocket!

Storing When Traveling

Carrying cases are the best ways to hold your supplies, but if you are traveling and need a little extra room for your batteries, cartridges, and chargers, simple cosmetic bags work really well for holding your items.

Specialty Accessories

Our Personal Charging Case, Lanyard, and the Power Cig are amazing accessories that add further options to your life. These accessories give you additional freedom and the ability to safely store your e-cigs so that you have them as soon as you need them. In the case of the Power Cig, you have the freedom to not charge your battery, as it consists of a battery hooked up to a cord that connects directly to the power source. You can vape for as long as you like with it, without worrying about battery life. Be warned however, it can be so much fun to use that you may find yourself going through cartridges much quicker than usual!

Electronic cigarettes do not have to be complicated by any means. They can be as enjoyable as traditional cigarettes, if not more so, and there are numerous ways to stay organized. Alternative cigarettes really do let you have the best of both worlds when it comes to nicotine, conveniently!

 

 

Environmental Impact of E-cigs

images-2Cigarettes are a major negative force on the environment, and according to data found on Earth911.com, they are the most littered item on earth. This statistic should not surprise anyone, as they are commonly found everywhere, constituting 38% of all the world’s litter.

Cigarette butts are not biodegradable, and they have the ill consequences of usually reaching water supplies. When this happens, because of water saturation, all the chemicals that have been locked inside the filter unfortunately get released. These chemicals do not belong in water supplies, as they are a threat to the animals that come into contact with them. Birds and other aquatic animals that mistake the butts for food continuously end up poisoned, or with these foreign objects stuck in their systems.

One rather overwhelming thought is that one pound of cigarette butts comes out to around 2,000 of them, and throughout the world, more than 2 billion butts get discarded, a large number of which end up in the environment, not in proper disposal areas.

Where electronic cigarettes play a vital role in this phenomenon, as they dramatically reduce the number of cigarette butts to none. They are very reusable products, and encourage recycling in many ways. Cartridges are changed, yes discarded when through, but a single cartridge lasts about the length of about 2 cigarette packs, or 40 cigarettes. They are also recyclable, and customers are much less inclined to be flinging used cartridges to the ground when finished with them.

As the “green” debate wages on, there are those who say that electronic cigarettes still own their share of environmental shame, because they are still manufactured items, therefore they still do contribute to factory pollution. But factory space is factory space, and one way or another, plenty of “green” items are still being manufactured. Meanwhile, there is no argument that can negate the fact that vapor smoking does not cause the same amount of pollution as traditional cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are reducing, encouraging reusing, and entirely all about recycling. There is a footprint, no doubt, but it is much lesser than that which is caused by smoking traditional cigarettes. Try them today, to see how they can help you to live a little greener.