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Good to know: e-liquids, batteries, atomizers

In fact, the e-cigarette is a quite simple invention. For regular users, there are three essential components: e-liquid, battery and atomizer. These should be chosen according to personal habits and needs. Let's take a closer look of these components and the possibilities available.

What do e-liquids contain?

An essential ingredient of e-liquids is vegetable glycerine (VG). This is a colourless, odourless and sweet substance used widely in the food industry as well as pharmaceutical and personal care applications. Propylene glycol is a chemical compound that is widely used in the food industry. In addition, e-liquids contain flavourings and water or ethanol. The wide range of e-liquids offers flavours for every taste.

Web searches indicate that a common problem with using e-cigarettes is dryness of the mouth which usually lasts for 1-2 weeks when taking up vaping but later it disappears which means that vapers get used to it.

We recommend using e-liquids from trustworthy manufacturers that are certified according to TRA; TÜV or SGS standards. This way you can be sure that you use a high-quality product. As from May 2017, all e-liquids marketed in Estonia must be tested and registered in the EU database and available for inspection to the Estonian Health Board. Nicorex e-liquids passed these tests back in spring 2016 and got very good scores. Some e-liquid manufacturers failed these tests. Therefore, we recommend asking your e-liquid suppliers whether their liquids have passed the tests.

How do atomizers work?

The atomizer is the part of e-cigarette that is filled with e-liquid. The atomizer accommodates a coil that heats and vaporises the liquid. There are all sorts of atomizers on the market and knowing their basic operating principles helps finding the suitable one.

E-cigarette users should first choose between atomizers with a replaceable or non-replaceable coil. Atomizers with a non-replaceable coil can be used until the taste produced by the atomizer changes. Thereafter, it should be discarded and replaced by a new one. Atomizers with a replaceable coil can be used longer by replacing only the coil at certain intervals.

For either alternative, it is recommended to replace the atomizer/coil after every 20-30ml of liquid consumed.

This ensures safe vaping. Atomizers differ in terms of coil location as well. If the coil is located at the top, the atomizer is more leakproof. If the coil is located at the bottom, the atomizer is less likely to overheat or cause scorching.

Atomizers can be filled from the top or bottom. Some atomizers feature air flow adjustment to allow the user adjusting the amount of vapour. This way you can use the e-cigarette as discretely as you need.

Which battery should I choose?

The available e-cigarette batteries have different capacities (mAh). As the word "capacity" implies, it shows the amount of current accommodated by the battery. As a rule, batteries with a higher capacity have greater dimensions. The higher the capacity, the longer the battery life.

All Nicorex eGo batteries feature stabilised voltage. This means that regardless of the battery charge level it produces a constant voltage, the amount of vapour is the same with full or nearly empty battery, and the atomizer's service life is notably longer as there is no overvoltage or undervoltage.

There are batteries with adjustable voltage and amperage. With these batteries the user can adjust the intensity of the puff. Plus, many batteries provide temperature adjustment to set the appropriate temperature for the coil whilst vaping, whereas the device turns off if it becomes overheated. In brief, you can adjust the temperature of the vapour that you puff. All these features allow designing your user experience according to your preferences and needs.

Usually, e-cigarette batteries indicate the charge level so that the user can monitor the amount of current left it the battery. This allows preventing unpleasant situations and using the e-cigarette hassle-free.

Just top up and you're ready to go

E-cigarettes prevent a number of problems that could occur when smoking regular cigarettes. It is a simple solution regardless of the technology employed. Any problems can be avoided or easily addressed.

Read more about e-cigarettes!

You're always welcome to ask for advice from the specialists at Veipland retail stores!

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