How to choose an e-cigarette?

At first, choosing an e-cigarette might seem easy given the sales statistics for various models. However, it might not be that easy as there are a number of invisible characteristics to be taken into account.

First of all, do you smoke regular cigarettes?

I smoke regular cigarettes!

Further questions to smokers of regular cigarettes:

  • How many packs per week do you smoke?
  • Have you ever used the e-cigarette?

Depending on the answers, we have divided the consumers into six groups. The following is a list of recommendations for each group.

1. You smoke at least one pack per day or at least 2-3 packs per week and have no previous experience with e-cigarettes?

To make your first experience with e-cigarettes smoother we recommend that you start with the basic kit: eGo Sigma with 2 x 900mAh batteries

Why this kit? Because this is the easiest one to use and it comes with two batteries. Having two batteries is crucial if you intend to replace regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes. Based on our own experience we know that the most dangerous moment is when all batteries are empty but you feel the urge to smoke. This situation is the most common breaking point for returning to regular smokes. To avoid this situation, you need two batteries so that you always have one back-up battery.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Small dimensions

Cons:

  • The taste is not always as pure as with a BVC coil
  • The useful life of eGo Sigma atomizer (2-3 bottles of liquid) is shorter than the life span of the BVC type
  • The battery capacity is two times smaller than for Ola, Nova or iStick
  • The atomizer replacement cost is higher than for the BVC type

The second option would be a set which includes a BVC coil. However, this atomizer type requires more cleaning than the eGo Sigma to ensure perfect user experience: GT-Aero and an extra battery of 1,300mAh.

Pros:

  • Bigger puffs and better taste
  • Air flow adjustment (adjustment of vapour amount)
  • The useful life of a BVC coil (3-4 bottles of liquid) is longer than for the eGo Sigma atomizer
  • The battery capacity is higher compared to eGo Sigma and GT-Aero

Cons:

  • Requires more cleaning than the eGo Sigma atomizer
  • Consumes more battery current
  • Larger than eGo Sigma and GT-Aero

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2. You smoke at least one pack per day and have tried the basic e-cigarettes.

We recommend that you start with an atomizer with a BVC coil and at a battery of at least 2,000-2,200mAh. This atomizer can be cleaned like any other atomizer where the coil is located at the bottom. The taste is more pure and the vapour puffs are larger, but the atomizer needs more maintenance.
The said batteries last about 2 days when used intensively. Nevertheless, we recommend buying an extra battery. Currently available options:

Having two batteries is crucial if you intend to replace regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes. Based on our own experience we know that the most dangerous moment is when all batteries are empty but you feel the urge to smoke. This situation is the most common breaking point for returning to regular smokes. To avoid this situation, you need two batteries so that you always have one back-up battery.

Pros:

  • Bigger puffs and better taste
  • Air flow adjustment (adjustment of vapour amount)
  • The useful life of a BVC coil (3-4 bottles of liquid) is longer than for the eGo Sigma atomizer
  • The battery capacity is higher compared to eGo Sigma and GT-Aero

Cons:

  • Requires more cleaning than the eGo Sigma atomizer
  • Consumes more battery current
  • Larger than eGo Sigma and GT-Aero

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2. You are experienced e-cigarette user and you are looking for a more intense vaping experience.

Often, long-term vapers look for an even more powerful puff. To satisfy this need, the manufacturers have developed the new Sub-Ohm technology. Sub-Ohm e-cigarettes are real vapour cannons suitable for advanced users.

Our suggestion within the Nicorex range: iStick Atlantis

Pros:

  • Massive vapour puffs

Cons:

  • Consumes a lot of battery current
  • Consumes more liquid than a standard atomizer with a BVC coil
  • You need to be careful with the amount of nicotine (recommended nicotine concentration in the liquid: 0-3mg/ml)

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I do not smoke regular cigarettes.

We'd like to know why you are looking to vape if you're not a smoker?

If the idea is to vape occasionally with friends, we recommend choosing a cheaper model which is suitable for beginners, does not require much knowledge and is easy to use.

Our suggestion: eGo Sigma Light with a 1100mAh battery and an extra battery

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Small dimensions
  • The battery capacity is higher compared to the Go Sigma 2x900mAh set

Cons:

  • The taste is not always as pure as with a BVC coil
  • The useful life of eGo Sigma atomizer (2-3 bottles of liquid) is shorter than the life span of the BVC type
  • The battery life is two times shorter than for Ola, Nova or iStick
  • The atomizer replacement cost is higher than for the BVC type

* The Sigma Light set contains one battery; for consistent use we recommend the eGo Sigma set with two batteries. While one battery is being charged you can use the second one.

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