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How to select e-juice nicotine strengths and bottles sizes

Electronic cigarette, detail and components. E-cigarette businessHere is a quick guide to how to select e-juice nicotine strengths and bottle sizes so you get what you need in a way you can afford, and easily use. There are some very tempting discounts for larger size bottles of e-juice, but that has its own downfall too. Likewise, being aware of the nicotine level is also important.

The beauty and tragedy of the gallon size

When you are shopping for e-juice you are sure to come across a listing for your flavor in a gallon bottle. The cost savings for this can be amazing, which is a beautiful thing. The tragedy is that having a gallon bottle can make it hard for you to fill your e-cig. Not only do you have to get the e-juice out and into a smaller bottle and then into your tank or atomizer – you have to store the liquid safely. One gallon of e-juice can be a dangerous thing to have around if you have small children. Only purchase in bulk if you have a way to store it properly.

Making sure you have a bottle for storage and use

Buying e-juice in a larger bottle than the standard 10 and 30ml bottle can save you money. What you need to make sure of is that you have a bottle to store the liquid, a bottle to use the liquid from, and a means to fill the smaller bottle from the larger. For any bottle over 30mls you need for it to be in a food grade shaded bottle that blocks UV light. Using a clear food grade plastic bottle as your carrier bottle is fine. You do want to make sure that the bottle is squeezable. Forget using a funnel to fill your smaller bottle, get a small baby medicine syringe. This is the cleanest way to transfer liquid from your storage bottle to the smaller one.

Typical sizes and how long they last

One the average, a 10ml bottle should last you about a week and a half. The 30ml bottles can go almost a month. To find out how much you really use just pay attention to how long each type of bottle lasts you and then you will know that you need. Most catalogs offer 10, 30 and 100ml sizes. If you are using more than a 30ml bottle in one month you should consider buying a larger amount and then a smaller “weekly” bottle that you can refill.electric cigarette isolated on white background

What nicotine strength should you get?

There are three main levels of nicotine strength that you can buy – low, medium (regular) and high. While they are meant to mimic the equivalent nicotine amounts in a light, regular or heavy tobacco cigarette – there is no industry standard to define each level. Low may range between 5 and 8 mgs, regular can fall between 14 and 18, and high can go up to 36. There are some catalogs that will sell you much higher levels of nicotine but that is not recommended. As you get higher than 36mgs you are beginning to take a clinical dose of liquid nicotine. At these levels it is used to relieve Parkinson’s and other disorders. If that isn’t a problem you have, that is going to be too much nicotine. If you want to use e-juice to help you quit smoking, it is advised that you stay at each level for 3 or 4 weeks before moving down to the next. You can also buy e-juice with no nicotine at all.

 

What e-liquid works best with your device?

What e-liquid works best with your device? Picking out the right e-liquid takes some time, and trial and error, before you find the right flavor for you. Very often you have to try the same flavor across several different brands as how they do it can vary greatly. One thing you may not have considered is that you also need to make sure you have the e-liquid that works best with your device. There are more differences between devices than just their color and design, and it could prevent you from enjoying your e-liquid to its fullest.  What you should look for in the e-liquid The first thing you need to know is what to look for in your e-liquid once you have your flavor selected. Each flavor is available in a range of fluid type. You can select low, regular or high nicotine content levels. That won't affect how it works with your device and has more to do with how it works with you. What will affect your device is the percent of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin that is contained in the e-liquid. Listed as PG and VG on your label, the higher the percent of each the more your device is going to have to work to get you the vapor you love. Those with high levels of PG are going to have more vapor, and that is something that requires more power from your battery and heating coil. If your device doesn't have the power, you won't enjoy your e-juice for long. How the battery and coil interact with the e-liquid When you press the button on your device it connects the heating coil on the atomizer (the refillable tank) to the battery and the coil heats up to then vaporize your e-juice. Batteries with a high MaH rating are going to be able to vaporize faster and at a higher temperature than others. If you like a lot of vapor, and have chosen an e-liquid with high PG, you need a high rated battery to vape and not drain the battery too quickly. If you use a battery with too low a power rating you can burn out the coil in the atomizer faster. By choosing an e-juice with a low to moderate amount of PG and VG you will still get the vaping experience, but you won't have to keep charging your battery throughout the day. With the right e-juice and device battery, the charge should last you several days with moderate vaping. Keep your tank fresh for the best results Another key trick to making sure that your e-liquid always works best with your device is to make sure that you keep the tank in good shape. The average atomizer needs to be changed every 3 months on the refillable types. With heavy smoking, that time change may drop down to every 12 to 14 days. You can usually tell when it is time to change the atomizer when there is a kind of gunk at the bottom or you aren't getting vapor like you use to get. If you see a lot of the gunk, chances are your e-liquid has some additives you don't want to be vaping and you should switch brands. This is true unless you are using a darker e-liquid with a lot of cacao flavoring such as the Arabic or Havana flavors. Picking out the right e-liquid takes some time, and trial and error, before you find the right flavor for you. Very often you have to try the same flavor across several different brands as how they do it can vary greatly. One thing you may not have considered is that you also need to make sure you have the e-liquid that works best with your device. There are more differences between devices than just their color and design, and it could prevent you from enjoying your e-liquid to its fullest.

What you should look for in the e-liquid

The first thing you need to know is what to look for in your e-liquid once you have your flavor selected. Each flavor is available in a range of fluid type. You can select low, regular or high nicotine content levels. That won’t affect how it works with your device and has more to do with how it works with you. What will affect your device is the percent of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin that is contained in the e-liquid. Listed as PG and VG on your label, the higher the percent of each the more your device is going to have to work to get you the vapor you love. Those with high levels of PG are going to have more vapor, and that is something that requires more power from your battery and heating coil. If your device doesn’t have the power, you won’t enjoy your e-juice for long.

How the battery and coil interact with the e-liquid

When you press the button on your device it connects the heating coil on the atomizer (the refillable tank) to the battery and the coil heats up to then vaporize your e-juice. Batteries with a high MaH rating are going to be able to vaporize faster and at a higher temperature than others. If you like a lot of vapor, and have chosen an e-liquid with high PG, you need a high rated battery to vape and not drain the battery too quickly. If you use a battery with too low a power rating you can burn out the coil in the atomizer faster. By choosing an e-juice with a low to moderate amount of PG and VG you will still get the vaping experience, but you won’t have to keep charging your battery throughout the day. With the right e-juice and device battery, the charge should last you several days with moderate vaping.Attractive professional blonde woman with a beautiful smile and wearing glasses smoking a cigarette with copyspace

Keep your tank fresh for the best results

Another key trick to making sure that your e-liquid always works best with your device is to make sure that you keep the tank in good shape. The average atomizer needs to be changed every 3 months on the refillable types. With heavy smoking, that time change may drop down to every 12 to 14 days. You can usually tell when it is time to change the atomizer when there is a kind of gunk at the bottom or you aren’t getting vapor like you use to get. If you see a lot of the gunk, chances are your e-liquid has some additives you don’t want to be vaping and you should switch brands. This is true unless you are using a darker e-liquid with a lot of cacao flavoring such as the Arabic or Havana flavors.

How to find a good e-juice in 5 easy steps

3D digital render of a single vapor pen isolated on white backgroundLearning how to find a good e-juice doesn’t have to be a matter of trial and error. You can save yourself time and money by following these 5 easy steps so you have a better chance of getting the right e-juice for you and your device on the first try.

Step 1 – Decide what you need in an e-juice

Flavor is the obvious answer, but that is not what you need to know. Decide if you are going to use the e-juice as an aid to quit smoking, to replace smoking in some circumstances, or just because you like vaping. That changes quite a few things about what you are going to look for in your e-juice. You also want to take the answer into consideration when you are picking out your device. There are some very good options for light smokers, and for heavy smokers too that will make vaping a doable thing.

Step 2 – Look at all the flavors, not just the familiar ones

There are a lot of flavors that are offered in e-juice catalogs that go well beyond the taste of tobacco. Think about the flavors you are drawn to in candy, chewing gum and even drinks. For some people, changing the flavor to something totally unrelated to their brand of tobacco makes it easier for them to quit. Here is one secret though, most of the tobacco flavors are created using cacao – that’s the same flavor in chocolate. For some of the fruitier and sweeter flavors you may want to check with those you live with if they have a preference for what they will smell too. This can go miles towards keeping the peace.

Step 3 – Select the nicotine strength

Next, the nicotine strength. It is generally categorized as low, regular and high. High is good for heavy smokers and those who tend to smoke when stressed. Low is perfect for light smokers. If you are wanting to quit tobacco, pick the nicotine level that best suits your current smoking habits. As time goes by you can always start to order e-juice with less and less nicotine. Here is another secret – you can get e-juice without nicotine too. If you don’t need it, don’t order it and just pick the flavor you want.

Step 4 – Select the right size for the bottle

How much to get is the next thing to decide. Most of the bottles you use to fill your device from will be in 5 or 10 ml sizes. A 10ml size lasts most people just over a week. There are also 30 and 100ml sizes before you get into the larger bottles. No matter what size you select, make sure it has a tip and is squeezable so you can easily fill your device. If it doesn’t come like that, you can buy an affordable filler bottle to use with it.Electronic cigarette, detail and components. E-cigarette business

Step 5 – Order one more bottle than you think you need

This last step is what you need to do to make sure that your use of the ecig isn’t interrupted. Order one more bottle of the e-juice than you think you need for a month. When the bottles arrive, mark one as your last. When you finally open that bottle you will know that it is time to place you order again. This is also a good idea if you are just starting with ecigs, this will let you learn how much e-juice you really will be using in a month so you can adjust your future orders too.

What types of flavors of e-liquids are best for you and your ecig?

one bottle of flavor for electronic cigaretteThe big thing about starting to use an ecig is finding out what types of flavors of e-liquids are best for you and your ecig. While flavor is a matter of personal preference, some of the flavorings can shorten the lifespan of the refillable atomizers too. There are more flavors available for the ecig device style that allows them to be refilled than in the disposable type. It pays to look through the full catalog for each type so you can pick the right ecig for the flavor that you really want.

Tastes like chicken

When people say you can get almost any flavor for an e-liquid they really aren’t kidding. The chicken and the beer flavors are very popular in China. Here in the states, people tend more towards the tobacco flavors, fruits and the drink mix style flavors. The banana daiquiri and cognac are big winners, as are the clean and bright strawberry and apple flavors. Most of the tobacco style flavors use cacao as their main flavor ingredient. This makes them taste a little fuller, but it also adds a sweeter smell to the darker tobaccos that other people may notice. It won’t smell like tobacco, but it may smell like chocolate or maple syrup to those around you. One thing is for certain, when you find your flavor you will know it and love it.

What are your reasons for using an e-cig?

One thing you should consider when choosing the flavors of e-liquids that are best for you is why you are using an e-cig in the first place. If you just enjoy vaping there really isn’t anything to consider. If you are trying to use an ecig and e-liquids to quit smoking you may want to think about a few things. While finding something that tastes like the tobacco product you have been using makes sense, and makes the transition easier – you may want to eventually change the flavor. The less you smoke and the more you use your ecig, the more you may want to move from a Virginia tobacco flavor and over to an apple or strawberry one. The reason for this is simple, it breaks the taste memory for the tobacco so you will be less at risk for smoking again.

Trying different brands

Try different brands when you are first starting out. Each manufacturer creates their e-liquids a little bit differently when it comes to the flavor and you may find that you prefer an apple from brand X over an apple from brand Y. That isn’t a result of marketing as much as it is a result of a different balance of flavors. The amount of nicotine that is in an e-liquid does not affect the flavor, so don’t worry about that.complete kit for electronic cigarette

Buying a flavor sample package

The easiest way to find out what types of flavors of e-liquids are best for you is to purchase a sample pack. These usually come 5 to 10 flavors in a pack, each in small 5ml bottles so you get a little bit more than a taste of each. Here is a hint with how to make the experimenting more successfully – order extra e-liquid tanks or atomizers for your ecig device. Change the tanks between flavors so you get a clean and clear idea of how they really taste.

 

USA made e-liquids compared to Chinese made eliquids – is there a difference?

Made In China Stamp On Boxes Showing Chinese ProductsSome of the manufacturers and distributors of eliquids make a point of saying they are ‘made in the USA’ and warn about the quality of Chinese made eliquids. When you look at USA made e-liquids compared to Chines made e-liquids there is a difference, but it isn’t always about quality. More and more Chinese manufacturers of e-liquids have instituted quality control policies that rival the ones in the US, and both countries have their fair share of manufacturers who use substandard and sometimes toxic additives. To know which you should be you need to understand what should, and should not be in your e-liquid; as well as what the real difference is between e-liquids made in these two countries.

What goes into an e-liquid?

E-liquid is primarily made from a combination of four ingredients –

  1. liquid nicotine
  2. propylene glycol
  3. vegetable glycerin
  4. flavoring

The propylene glycol (PG) and the vegetable glycerin (VG) are used to create the vapor and the feel of the “kick” in the back of the throat (or “bite) that makes using an ecig feel like real smoking. In both the USA and China there are manufacturers that will try to use cheaper chemical alternatives to these two ingredients, and that has the potential for being very unhealthy for you. It can also give the e-liquid an overly harsh taste and feel. The only way you can tell who is using what is that in both countries, manufacturers who only use the PG and VG know it is a selling point and they will post a certification that states the ingredients are used. If it isn’t on their website or packaging – go find a different brand.

Why do many users prefer USA e-liquids?

Many people who use e-liquids in the US prefer USA made e-liquids over the Chinese brands for two reasons – availability and flavor. Most distributors in the US can fulfill your order and ship it out within days, while it may take a month from China. Forget ordering from China in December and January because all of the factories close for the New Years and your order could be delayed by months. When it comes to flavor, the Chinese have a larger offering of flavors – but they may not suit the American One of the most popular e-liquid flavors in China is chicken and roast beef; that isn’t something many people in the US can think about without cringing. Another issue with the flavor is that many people complain that the so-called “tastes just like Marlboro” flavors from China don’t even come close.  There is a reason for this. When Marlboro cigarettes are exported, or made under that brand name in another country, the company is typically forbidden to add some of the chemicals we are used to in the states. This makes it taste different, so the label should really be “tastes just like a Marlboro in China” to reflect the true taste standard.Electronic cigarette and variety refill bottles

New standards from Chinese manufacturers

Speaking of standards, there has been a push to overhaul the quality controls in Chinese manufacturing by their government. Many Chinese companies that want to take advantage of the American market for e-liquids are now meeting international and US standards. They are also using the exact same ingredients as the US manufacturers as most of it is made in China originally. Unless your US based e-liquid company certifies that all of their ingredients were created in manufacturing labs in the USA, chances are it is just a USA company assembling the liquid out of all Chinese manufactured ingredients.

Understanding the different types of e-liquids

liquid and e-cigaretteIf you are just getting into ecigs you have probably already discovered that for the multiple types and brands of ecig devices on the market, there are hundreds of different types of e-liquids. While the general rule of thumb is that you can use any e-liquid in any electronic cigarette there are some important difference to them that affect your vaping experience. Here is a basic overview of the different types of e-liquids so you know what you want to get, and how to spot it.

The nicotine levels

The first thing that differentiates the e-liquid types is the amount of liquid nicotine that is used in the mix. For example, a low (or light) e-liquid may have 5mg of nicotine, a mid range will have 12 to 14, and a high content will have between 18 and 24. You can get nicotine content levels up to 36 and higher, but these levels are considered to be clinical grade and are used for pain relief and to treat certain disorders. In too high of a dose, nicotine can become poisonous so you should stay within the 18 to 24 range if you want a high level.

E-liquids contain more than nicotine

Quite a few people who decide they are going to buy the ingredients and make their e-liquid in bulk to save money wind up in the ER with a solid case of nicotine poisoning because they don’t understand there is more than liquid nicotine in the e-liquid. You may have an 18mg nicotine content, but that is mixed into propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Don’t mistake the size of the body (10, 30 or 100ml) for the amount of mgs in the bottle. In other words, you don’t just fill a bottle with straight nicotine; it has to be suspended in other liquids to make it safe to be used.

The amount of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin

These two ingredients are in all e-liquids. The propylene glycol is what creates the vapor you see. The vegetable glycerin is what gives it the “kick” in your throat that mimics smoking. Both of these substances have many uses in the food industry and are considered to be very safe for human consumption. In fact, you probably have quite a bit each day as they are used to make fruits shine and to help preserve freshness in pastries and other foods.

Something very important to know

Using propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin) can be an area where disreputable manufacturers will try to cut corners to save money. There are a variety of suspension liquids that are used to replace them, and none of them are considered to be very safe for consumption. Always make sure you see PG and VG listed as the main ingredients in your e-liquid.one electronic cigarette with flavor bottles

The flavors

The flavoring is created by adding in natural and artificial flavors. What may surprise you is that the majority of e-liquid flavors that seek to mimic a tobacco flavor use cacao. This is why you may taste tobacco, but everyone around you is smelling chocolate. You should be aware that the heavier the tobacco flavor, like some of the cigar flavors, the sweeter it will smell to others and that may not go over well. You can get every flavor from fruits to margaritas, cigars to chicken in you e-liquid.

Why are e-cigs and today’s youth going together so well?

Toned photo of Problem Teenager smoking Cigarette at the ParkMuch to the concern of many, ecigs and today’s youth seem to go hand in hand. This is nothing new when you think of the success of the tobacco and alcohol markets in creating a following among minors. For products that are supposed to be for adults only, a surprising amount of today’s youth admit to regular use of both. They have enthusiastically taken to ecigs, even when they are prohibited from being sold to them. To understand all the complications and implications about ecigs and today’s youth, you have to take a look at cigarettes.

A brief history of marketing cigarettes to youth

It has been decades since cigarettes directly aimed their products at the youth market, but they have never ceased doing so. The products and ads are designed to promote the lifestyle of a hip, well off, adult in their mid-twenties – which is just where teens imagine they want to rush to be. The infamous Marlboro Man and Joe Camel weren’t about creating cartoon figures to attract kids, they were plays on the type of superhero idealism that so many kids still have. By associating their product with a modern superhero icon – cigarettes carry a huge appeal to kids. Add in all the fuss that adults make about not smoking and you have a simple product that embodies youth rebellion. If you are seeking to express an identity that is separate from your parents – it’s a fast cheat.

The appeal of the e-cig

Enter the ecig. Anti-smoking campaigns have had a good effect in raising smoking awareness with youth, but they backfired in creating a growing population that is choosing traditional tobacco products in their early adulthood and becoming addicted to them. Ecigs are even more on the edge as adults don’t know what to make of them and they are new enough to even be seen as edgy in the youth market. In many ways they are the modern leather jacket or bobo tea – they are something no one else is doing yet in the grand and accepted adult mainstream way. That they are affordable and sold in many stores really isn’t a realistic issue when you consider how many kids can get a hold of cigarettes or alcohol that are restricted. How important it is to control youth access to e-cigs is a matter of health that is not easily resolved with bans and regulations.two electronic cigarettes in metal and black color

The question about health

As far as science knows today, there are far fewer health risks associated with the use of ecigs and e-liquids than with using traditional tobacco products. That said, the base of e-liquid is liquid nicotine. Even in the small amounts present in your e-liquid, liquid nicotine is a powerful agent. It is not something that a developing brain should be exposed to, and it can be deadly if too much gets on the skin or if the liquid is ingested. Many health agents are advocating restricted sales to minors, but to avoid outright bans. The reason for this is that ecigs are proving to be less addictive than traditional tobacco products and a good aid for helping people quit. The thinking is that if more youth experiment with ecigs, there will be less adult smokers later. Many long term smokers started when they were young and became addicted. What should have been a phase they grew out of they then became locked into.

When and where it’s appropriate to use your ecig?

couple in a meadow with electric cigaretteKnowing when and where it is appropriate to use your ecig not only will prevent you from getting in trouble, it may go a long way to preventing e-cigs from being banned or regulated by the government. Many people fear ecigs because they assume they are just like the tobacco products in odor and health danger to those who are near-by. Don’t try to argue, but be prepared to educate others about e-cigs so they gain more acceptance. Recent UK studies have shown that the affordability of e-cigs is letting more and more people quit smoking so there is a push to leave them out of regulations, but public opinion is everything. There are two things you should know about e-cigs that will help you understand when it is appropriate to use them.

Things to know #1- Other people can smell it

Those around you can smell the vapor. That flavoring that you love is detectable to other people, but not as the specific flavor. Someone next to you may smell chocolate or maple syrup, which are two common additives to create flavor. That sounds like it wouldn’t be a problem, but it can be too sweet a smell. One thing that can help is to let people know in advance what it smells like and ask them to let you know if it is too sweet for them. That diffuses the expectation it will smell like cigarette smoke too.

Things to know #2 – The Smoking Ban may apply to you

Just because it isn’t smoke doesn’t mean that the smoking ban may not apply to you. Some states have passed bans specifically aimed at the use of e-liquid in public places, and many states have bills proposing bans on their calendars. Always stay up with the latest news about state regulations concerning ecigs. It is a good idea to assume that you can’t use them in restaurants and public venues like movie theaters and museums. These are places that even if there isn’t a state ban, the management may prohibit the use of ecigs anyway.

Don’t use your ecig in these places

Along with restaurants, movie theaters, theaters and museums it is never appropriate to use an ecig in a hospital, during a class, at a funeral or wedding, inside a person’s house without their permission, on public transportation and inside a closed vehicle with other people without their permission as well. As studies are gathering evidence about the nature of the vapor‘s effect on those surrounding you, remember that people can smell the vapor and they might not want their clothes to smell like chocolate all day. One other place you shouldn’t use them is inside a grocery store too.one electronic cigarette with flavor bottles

It’s appropriate to use them here

Unless there is a specific ban on their use in public places, ecigs can be appropriate for use on sidewalks, in parks, at the beach and while hiking. Use common sense and always stay downwind or step aside slightly. For many people who don’t vape, seeing the vapor cloud may make them think of smoke so allow them the space to get used to it – or not experience it at all to avoid problems. You also should always discard disposable ecigs in the trash and never on the ground.

How are e-cigs helping people quit traditional tobacco products?

Many cigarettes on white backgroundElectronic cigarettes have been in the news lately with reports that e-cigs are helping people quit traditional tobacco products. That is big news for health care providers, smokers who have struggled to quit before and the people who love them. It can be hard to understand just how a liquid nicotine product can help people quit traditional tobacco products, but once you understand more about why they are so helpful you will understand it. Better still, you will be able to use an e-cig to help you quit too.

Isn’t it the same?

There is a huge difference between e-cigs and traditional tobacco products. E-cigs use e-liquid, which is a mixture of liquid nicotine with other elements to produce the vapor when heated on an electric coil. Those other elements are commonly the same type of liquid glycol that is also used in cooking. The liquid nicotine is extracted from the tobacco leaf. With traditional tobacco products, the leaf is dried and cured before being coated with a myriad of chemicals to enhance flavor and burning. The majority of the known carcinogens people worry about are found when you burn the tobacco leaves and chemicals. Science is exploring whether or not the nicotine itself is as additive as the kind that is received through burning the leaf.

Why not use an official stop smoking aid?

There are plenty of smoking cessation products on the market, but they are very expensive and don’t work for quite a few people. Some of them also come with potential side effects that are almost worse than the smoking. With the e-cig, the product is affordable and it is easy to use with few known side effects. It also has a few surprising benefits that can help you quit as well.

The benefits of e-cigs for quitting tobacco products

The act of using a vaporizer to inhale liquid nicotine is not new; it has been used in medical treatments for a long while. The same liquid nicotine that you have in your e-cig is used in clinical doses to relieve pain, relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s, reduce depression and anxiety, as well as help relive chronic pain. The anxiety associated with quitting smoking may be alleviated when you use an e-cig to help yourself quit.one electronic cigarette in metal and black color

How to start quitting by using an e-cig

If you want to use ecigs to quit traditional tobacco products the process is relatively easy. The first step is to find an ecig device and flavor that you want. You then will need to begin replacing some of your smoking with choosing the ecig. This is called harms reduction. The less you consume traditional tobacco products, the less of the chemical addictive properties will be in your system. A lot of people have great success in replacing their morning cigarette with vaping. Do this for about a month and then set a quit date for the traditional tobacco use. When you reach the quit date, switch to using just the e-cig. As the months progress, slowly change the e-liquid you use so it has less and less nicotine in it. When you are ready to quit the ecig, start by using harms reduction again and replacing it with an activity like exercise in the morning before your first vape. Set a quit date again and stick with it. It may take several tries to quit completely, but the more you try the more success you will have.

 

What are the best e-cigarette options for light smokers?

young woman sitting on couch and evaporated E cigaretteIf you only smoke occasionally, or less than a pack a week, you may be wondering if you should even bother with ecigs. Any smoking is too much when it comes to your health, and switching to an e-cigarette may be best for you.

Flavor rules

One of the best e-cigarette options for light smokers is that all of the flavor offerings in the e-liquids means you can break out of the traditional tobacco flavor and have some fun with it all. You can choose from chocolate, banana daiquiri, apple, cognac and even chicken (if the mood strikes). As smoking really isn’t your thing, you won’t be looking for the tobacco taste. If that is important to you there are many flavors that imitate popular types of tobacco too.

Watch the PG and VG

Make sure that you are getting an e-liquid with a lower level of PG and VG on the label than the type designed for heavier smokers. These letters stand for propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin which are added to the liquid nicotine to create the look and feel of the vapor that makes it mimic the look and feel of smoking. If you are a light smoker, you just need the suggestion of it. This isn’t a worry with most of the disposable brands as they are designed to mimic lighter burning cigarettes.

Stay with a medium or low level of nicotine

If you are a light smoker then you don’t need the higher levels of nicotine in your e-cigarette or e-liquid. The amount of nicotine doesn’t affect the taste or feel of vaping. That is handled by the PG and VG only. You want just enough to get that slight lift and no more, too much if you are not used to it could make you dizzy.

Play with the style

One of the fun things about having an e-cigarette that you only use lightly is it lets you take greater advantage of all the accessories that are offered for them. You won’t have to worry about cases and holders, instead you can look at the necklace lanyards. Some of these can get quite elaborate and can include semi-precious stones too. There are also desktop holders and small slip cases so you always know where to find your e-cigarette when you want it. The holders and lanyards are one of the best options for light smokers since the e-cigarettes will last much longer between charges and don’t lose much power as they sit. Regular and heavy smokers have to tend to their batteries and always make sure they have chargers on hand.Electronic cigarette isolated on white background

Consider a disposable

One of the best e-cigarette options for light smokers are the disposables. With a disposable you don’t have to worry about charging or filling the e-cigarette, you just keep it where you can find it when you are in the mood for it. The average disposable e-cigarette is the equivalent to almost 3 packs of cigarettes. They also come in almost all the same flavor ranges as the e-liquids sold for refillable e-cigs. The only thing you won’t have is much control over the nicotine, PG and VG levels. However, these disposables are made to appeal to the most amount of people possible so the mix is generally appealing.  There are also fewer options for accessories for disposable brands and they are constructed to look more like real cigarettes than the standard refillable e cigarette too.