Today more and more people are trying to give up smoking, and it seems one of the most fashionable ways to go about this is by making the switch from traditional fire-and-tobacco cigarettes to the modern gadget, the e-cigarette. In fact, many health organizations have begun endorsing the product as the new way to give up smoking for good. So if you’re thinking of the making the switch, here are a few important things to keep in mind in order to get the most out of your E-cig.
Learning how your e-cig works
E-cigs are made-up from four main components, the E-liquid container, the vaporizer, the battery, and the LED light. Each one of these plays its own special role in providing the user with an experience that is meant to help provide the sensation of traditional smoking without many of the negative consequences from traditional cigarettes. There are, however, some important things to know about each part of your e-cig.
Your atomizer will fail gradually over time eventually needing to be replaced. You’ll be able to recognize this when the heating coil stops working as efficiently as it once had, which will produce a type of gurgling sound when you inhale, as well as off-flavors. Another possible result from a failing vaporizer is that some of the e-liquid enters your mouth when inhaling. If blowing out the atomizer and drying it doesn’t solve this problem, then odds are your atomizer is beginning to fail and needs replacing.
Because you only need to buy one e-cig for continual use, which operates on a rechargeable battery, you will eventually have to change that battery as it wears out over time. Like many electronics, the batteries of e-cigs have a memory, and one of the reasons why a battery might seem like it’s dead could be that you’re not allowing it to fully drain before you recharge it. So it is important to make sure you let your battery die completely before charging it. Some e-cigs come with batteries that are charged to 40 or 50 percent upon sale, such as the blu e cig batteries and again, it is important for the longevity of your battery that you use it and let it drain before charging it for the first time.
By following these steps, you will ensure you are taking proper care of your e-cig meaning it will last for years to come.
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