Electronic Cigarettes | Everything You Need To Know Before You Start Vaping

Electronic cigarettes are not new in the world of smoking. They are becoming increasingly popular in all age groups. But before you start vaping, you need to become familiar with some vaping basics.

It is not as simple as seeing someone doing it and then following on. There are some components of the e-cigarette and how its contents travel into your mouth and then your lungs that you need to be aware of. In this article, we will try to shed light on the basics of electronic cigarettes and the vaping process.

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Electronic Cigarette working process

Electronic cigarettes simulate the sensation of a traditional cigarette. Basically, they consist of a battery and a clearomiser which helps in vaporizing the e-liquid or any other substance, e.g. dry herbs, wax and oil concentrates. When the user presses a button, the resistance that surrounds the wick begins to heat, which heats up the liquid and produces steam. At the same time, the user inhales the mixture of steam and air.

Some e-cigarettes brands offer temperature settings with a variable voltage battery. The user can then change the voltage and power, i.e., vary the dosage in each inhalation.

Tip: Exxus Snap vape devices are capable of vaping oil concentrates, but not all vaporizers allow this feature, so choose wisely if you are looking for oil concentrate vaping.

 What does an electronic cigarette contain?

 In general, a vaporizer consists of the following main parts:


This is an essential component. You add it to your e-cigarrete every time you have used it up. An atomizer or resistance heats the e-liquid, which then creates steam. The liquid’s two main components are vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. Today, e-liquids are available in different flavors.

Some also contain varying levels of nicotine. People who are trying to give up smoking tobacco cigarettes typically opt for e-liquid with nicotine.


The e-liquid, which we also refer to as the juice, is held in the cartridge. They come in various sizes. If you are a heavy user, you should opt for a large cartridge, i.e., one with a large tank. The larger the tank, the longer the juice will last before you need a refill.


The atomizer turns the e-liquid into steam so that it can be inhaled. It consists of a tiny heating element plus a wicking material which draws the juice into the coil. Without the atomizer, vaping would not be possible.


The battery powers the atomizer and any electronic displays if your e-cigarette has a screen. Most e-cigarette’s batteries are rechargeable. It is important that you only use the recharging cable that came with your e-cigarette when you bought it.

Some batteries may last for days, while others have a much shorter active life. If you are a heavy user, you should go for a long-lasting one.

How to choose the best vaporizer?

Vaping or smoking e-cigarretes is not really smoking because there is no smoke. With tobacco cigarettes, you inhale smoke with all its tar and thousands of other chemicals. When you are vaping, you inhale the e-liquid’s vapor, plus anything else such as oils or herbs that have been added to it.

Over the past ten years, the e-cigarette sector has expanded dramatically. There are literally hundreds of different products to choose from now. Sometimes, too much choice is not such a good thing, especially if you are new to vaping.

Consider the following points when you are wondering which product to buy:

What is your budget?

How much can you afford, or are you willing to spend on vaping? Expenses include the price of an e-cigarette, replacement parts, and the juice.

If you are switching from tobacco cigarettes to vaping, you are probably willing to spend quite a lot. In most countries today, tobacco is extremely expensive. Switching to e-cigs is not only cheaper, but also less harmful for you health.

Don’t go for the cheapest e-cig you see, because it might not be that good. Ask the seller which ones they recommend for your needs.

Portable or Desktop?

Most people want to vape on the go. In other words, they want to be able to use their e-cigarette whenever they want and wherever they are (as long as vaping is allowed there). If this is what you want, you should definitely go for a portable device.

If you plan to vape at home and nowhere else, you could consider purchasing a desktop vaporizer (e-cigarette) or dry herb vaporizers. Desktop ones have more features than their portable counterparts. They also tend to be considerably more expensive.

Convection or Conduction


Conduction occurs when the heating elements come in direct contact with e-liquid or any other substance. Since the heating element touches the vaping material, the user gets the sensation of something that has been burned. For many e-cig users, conduction is better than convection because it feels more like tobacco smoking, i.e., it gives them that ‘hit’ they enjoyed when they smoked tobacco cigarettes.


Convection doesn’t involve direct heating of the substance. Instead, it uses a medium to transfer the heat to the vaping material which creates steam.

Expensive vaporizers generally use convection heat. It does not give the inhaler the same ‘hit’ that conduction does. However, it is possible to inhale more deeply without irritation or coughing.

Advantages of E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes offer many advantages, especially if you are a regular tobacco smoker and you want to give up. Studies have shown that vaping is significantly less harmful for your health than tobacco smoking.

The British Nationall Health Service tells doctors across the country to encourage their patients who regularly smoke tobacco cigarettes to switch to vaping for two reasons: 1. It is a very effective way to give up. 2. It is less harmful for the health.

If you are a regular tobacco smoker and live in a country where smoking products are heavily taxed, you will find that vaping is significantly cheaper. Your e-cigarette, if you look after it properly, will last you several months. The juices are relatively cheap.

Regular users rarely spend more than $100 per month on vaping products. How many regular tobacco smokers can say the same?

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