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5 TIPS TO HELP YOU AVOID ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE SCAMS

Scam companies and bogus free trial offers are unfortunately common in the world of electronic cigarettes, and if you want to avoid falling prey to one of them there are several important tips you should keep in mind. These tips will help you make sure you don’t hand your payment details over to the wrong people.

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  1. Things Are Never Free

If any company is claiming to offer you something for nothing, you should be suspicious. Always ask yourself what the company is getting from the situation. If you’re faced with an offer of a rechargeable electronic cigarette starter kit for “free,” you can pretty much assume that you will be charged for it at some point and you’ll probably be signed up for a monthly cartridge order too.

  1. Be On The Lookout For False Claims

One thing about many scam sites is that they repeat many often-heard mistruths about electronic cigarettes. A website making false claims isn’t definitely a scam, but it’s a good indication that the company knows virtually nothing about electronic cigarettes. If this is combined with a “free trial” offer, you know to definitely stay away.

  1. Check The Terms And Conditions

The thing about nefarious business practices is that selling something under obviously false pretences is illegal, so scamming companies ordinarily spell the entire trick out for you in the “Terms and Conditions” page for the offer. Reading the terms and conditions for an offer is absolutely vital.

  1. Compare Prices

Some electronic cigarette scams are nothing other than products which are shamelessly overpriced. The best tip to avoid falling into this type of trap is to check the prices across several companies.

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  1. Don’t Subscribe

It might seem easier to subscribe for a regular shipment of cartomizers than to go through the effort of ordering each time, but you shouldn’t jump into a subscription readily. If they have a good product, they’d know that you’ll be back for more and wouldn’t be particularly interested in strong-arming you into a commitment.

TOP 5 ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE TIPS

  1. Fully Charge Your Battery

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The amount of vapour you can get out of your battery depends on how much power is in it, so when you re-charge, make sure you do it all the way. Wait for the light to turn solid green, or if it keeps flickering leave the battery charging for the manufacturer’s recommended amount of time (around three hours).

  1. Prime the Atomizer

The atomizer is a small heating coil which turns the liquid solution into the vapor that you inhale. It needs to warm up a little before it works at peak efficiency, so one of the best electronic cigarette tips is to activate the battery prior to taking your main drag. On a manual battery, simply hold the button down for a couple of seconds before taking a puff. Take a couple of short, introductory puffs to prime the atomizer with an automatic battery.

  1. Don’t Store Your Electronic cigarette with other Metals

Storing your electronic cigarette in your pocket where it can come into contact with other metallic objects could potentially short out the battery and cause damage or cause the atomizer to be activated and potentially overheat in your pocket. The best tip for storing electronic cigarettes is to get a carry case.

  1. Take a Long, Slow Drag

One of the main differences between using an electronic cigarette and using a tobacco cigarette is that sharp, strong puffs aren’t ideal when you’re vaping. Instead, you should take a slow, gentle and long drag; this activates the battery without causing undue pressure and risking flooding the atomizer. This electronic cigarette tip is particularly useful for beginners, and you’ll get used to the new method pretty quickly.

  1. Don’t Use the Atomizer “Dry”

You’ll notice a burnt, unpleasant taste when the cartridge you’re using is running low on e-liquid, and you shouldn’t continue to push the atomizer in this state. If your cartridge runs out of liquid, activating the atomizer can cause it to overheat.

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HOW TO PREVENT ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE LIQUID FROM LEAKING

Electronic cigarettes have been hailed by many as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, but a persistent problem still dogs users of the vast majority of electronic cigarette brands.

Electronic cigarettes use a nicotine-infused solution to produce vapour, and this can occasionally leak out of the mouthpiece and give users a hit of bitter-tasting liquid. This is far from pleasant, and if consumed in large quantities it could lead to nicotine poisoning.

Taking a few simple precautions can reduce the amount seeping through or stop the cartridge from leaking altogether.

Things You’ll Need

  • Paper towel
  • Cloth
  • Cotton swab

Instructions

Don’t over-fill the cartridge. This is one of the major causes of leakage, and it’s easily avoided. Most “cartomizer” (a combined cartridge and atomizer) style cartridges only need five to seven drops of electronic cigarette liquid. Cartridges of differing sizes and from specific manufacturers can vary, but this is a good general rule to avoid leakage. Wipe any excess liquid away with a cloth or cotton swab before vaping.

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Remove the offending cartridge and blow through the side which connects to the battery attachment. Leaking cartridges can be caused by liquid that wasn’t vaporized hanging around near the atomizer. Blowing through the opposite side of the cartridge causes this to be pushed out of the mouthpiece, where it can be safely wiped away.

Store your electronic cigarette with the mouthpiece elevated. This is a simplistic approach, but it can be very effective. Instead of gravity pulling the liquid towards the mouthpiece, it works to keep it safely inside the cartridge.

Hold the electronic cigarette horizontally while you vape. Holding the electronic cigarette vertically with the mouthpiece pointing downwards makes seeping liquid much more likely. Make gravity work for you, not against you.

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Don’t inhale too hard on the electronic cigarette. Tobacco cigarettes produce more smoke when you inhale more sharply, but electronic cigarettes don’t work in the same way. Inhale gently to avoid sucking out any unwanted liquid.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSES ABSURD ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE LEGISLATION

The arm of the EU responsible for proposing legislation has proposed a vastly disproportionate approach to regulating electronic cigarettes. It’s so extreme that it isn’t going too far to suggest that, if enacted, it would constitute a ban of the vast majority of electronic cigarettes on the market. If you’re an EU vaper and you happen to vape delicious flavours, buy anything from other countries, use tanks or refillable cartridges or buy e-liquids of over 20 mg / ml of nicotine, you can kiss your electronic cigarettes goodbye. Needless to say, opposing this proposed legislation is essential for any concerned EU vapers.

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What The Commission is Suggesting

There are a wide range of disturbing suggestions in the EU Commission’s proposed legislation, including:

  • A maximum e-liquid nicotine concentration of 20 mg / ml (despite the EU Parliament’s suggested 30 mg / ml limit).
  • No refillable cartridges or tanks will be allowed – single-use cartomizers only.
  • No more than 10 mg of nicotine in any single cartridge.
  • No flavours which aren’t already available in NRT (for example, Nicorette gum is available in a pathetic four flavours), “unless such a flavour is particularly attractive to young people and non-smokers.”
  • Demands that electronic cigarettes only “deliver nicotine doses consistently and uniformly.”
  • Only high-purity ingredients free from contaminants are to be used in e-liquid manufacture.
  • Bans any cross-border sales (so, no buying components from other countries online).
  • Bans advertising except in trade publications, or “any form of public or private contribution to any event, activity or individual with the aim or direct or indirect effect of promoting electronic cigarettes” so long as they involve or take place in several member states.
  • Requests that manufacturers and importers collect and provide a wide range of information, including annual sales volumes, information on the preferences of consumer groups such as non-smokers and young.
  • Manufacturers, importers or distributors would have to establish and maintain a system to collect information about all suspected adverse effects.

PICKING THE RIGHT NICOTINE STRENGTH

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Your journey with electronic cigarettes will be much easier once you have found the best cartridge, flavour or e-liquid level for you. These things are important features of your electronic cigarette journey.

There are a few questions that you must ask yourself before you pick on the strength of electronic cigarette cartridge or e-liquid.

What kind of smoker are you?

Are you a heavy smoker or a light smoker? Do you even know the difference between the two? A heavy smoker will be one that smokes more than two and a half packets a day. If you’re an “above average” smoker, you are probably making your way through two packets. The “average” smoker will normally puff their way through one to two packets per day. You’re probably looking at around 20 cigarettes on a daily basis.

If you’re a “light” smoker, you are probably smoking just under a packet of cigarettes a day. A “very light smoker” – that’s less than half a packet daily. Finally, you’ve got the “ultra light “smokers that only really socially smoke; you’re looking at less than one packet of smokes per week.

Now you know what kind of smoker you are, choosing the right nicotine level in your e-liquid or cartridges will be a lot easier.

Now that you have figured out what kind of smoker you are, you can make an educated decision about what kind of nicotine strength you should get, assuming you’re ordering from a website.

Heavy smokers – Go for the maximum strength you can find on the website.

Above average smokers – Find the next strength down. That’s the one that you should be getting at. You’ll probably see a pattern emerging soon.

Average smokers – Check out the Full Strength.

Light smokers – You’ll want Light Strength

Very light smokers – 0.8%, otherwise known as Ultra Light Strength

Ultra light – You’re probably not even bothered about the nicotine so you may as well go for the nicotine-free stuff. You’ll be surprised at how satisfying it can be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPES OF ELECTRONIC CIGARRETES

There are three main types of electronic cigarettes or vapourisers:

 Disposable Products (Non-Rechargeable). 

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These are the most common type. They look just like normal cigarettes with a glowing LED on the end. You usually find them in petrol stations and super markets. This type of device is not a bad starting point to get the feel of a cheap electronic cigarette. You just open them up and suck on them like a normally cigarette. Some can be recharged and when they run out you can replace the cartridge on the end.
The issue with these kind of devices is the battery life is very short and runs out quickly. The only advantage is their small size.

 The Variable Voltage – Advanced Electronic Cigarette

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These devices are advanced models aimed at current users looking to get maximum performance from their device. You can change the power of the electronic cigarette which creates vapour. They also have other features. You can measure the resistance of your device and use large batteries to support the increased power consumption.

These devices are generally not for a first time user as normally it is advised to start with a basic kit before making the investment to upgrade to a variable voltage device. When you do we recommend the premium black pearl starter kit, an amazing device that is stylish, packed full of features and very easy to use. It comes bundled with everything you need to get started and can be used alongside your regular electronic cigarette batteries.

The Refillable/Rechargeable Electronic Cigarette 

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The best electronic cigarette for an average user is a refillable electronic cigarette. These devices allow you to refill easily with inexpensive e-liquid. They provide long battery life and perform great. E-liquid can be bought much cheaper than disposable cartridges. There are thousands of different flavours you can try. A refillable starter kit will give you two electronic cigarettes instead of one. When one is charging you have another available. The batteries last longer between charging and the electronic cigarette works much better. It provides a lot more vapour, better flavour and needs replacement for less often. A good example to try out is all in one-Full Kit- ICIGA™ Premium eVod Starter Kit.