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THE 13 BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

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Myth 1:  Electronic cigarettes are dangerous because they contain nicotine, which is bad for your health.
Fact :  This is plain nonsense. Though nicotine is highly addictive, the effects on the human body are very small. Traditional cigarettes contain many more toxins that are harmful to the human body.

Myth 2:  Electronic cigarettes could be dangerous because nobody knows the ingredients.

Fact:  This is simply not true, as long as you choose a company that is open and honest about what they do, they should disclose a full ingredient list.

Myth 3: These devices can explode in your hands or face.

Fact: This is false, as long as you don’t mess around with the liquids or the actual device and disregard the instructions. Learn as much as you can beforehand, and you will find these devices will never explode.

 Myth 4: The cost of electronic cigarettes is very high.

Fact: This depends on the vendor. Iciga.co.uk has great offers and discount on prices. Overall, electronic cigarettes are cheaper in the long run than tobacco cigarettes.

Myth 5:  These devices cause cancer.

Fact:  There is research to totally dispel this myth. Electronic cigarettes do not contain harmful chemical likes tar and tobacco, which are carcinogens.

Myth 6: Electronic cigarettes are more addictive.

Fact: The nicotine in an electronic cigarette is no more addictive than nicotine in regular cigarettes.

Myth 7:  Second hand ‘vapour’ from electronic cigarettes is just like second-hand smoke.
Fact: Vapour is just that, vapour. Vapour does not contain smoke or tobacco by-products, and does not leave any lingering odours.

Myth 11: Electronic cigarette companies are luring in non-smokers

Fact:  Smart electronic cigarette companies don’t have to, as there is no proof of an increase in smoking due to these devices.

Myth 12:  Anti freeze is used in electronic cigarettes.
Fact: Anti freeze contains many highly toxic ingredients. PPG is a very safe and human-friendly ingredient used in antifreeze, but is in no way a toxic ingredient. It just happens that it’s used in antifreeze, just like water.
Myth 13: Minors are able to buy electronic cigarettes
Fact: Minors are not allowed to purchase these products. Most companies have an 18+ policy in place.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE MAINTENANCE

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The following are the steps necessary to maintain your electronic cigarette so that you don’t end up with a device that breaks down prematurely. This way, you get the most out of your kit and making the most of the money that you have spent.

Step One
Unscrew the battery. This part cannot be submersed in water for obvious reasons. Use a dry cloth to wipe the connection and exterior of the battery, ensuring that the terminals are clean and free of oils and dirt. This prevents short-circuits and internal damage to the battery, prolonging its life.
Lithium batteries need care. Do not allow the battery to discharge completely as this will interfere with the power regulation of the battery. Ensuring that the battery is charged prolongs the life of your electronic cigarette.

Step Two.
Unscrew the black mouthpiece and pour any unused e-liquid into a safe container. Wash the mouthpiece in warm water, flushing out the internal parts. You can use a little cleaning alcohol to clean the tank, but ensure that this is all washed out before reassembling the device.

Step Three.
Allow the parts to dry out over-night in a warm and dry place. This will ensure that you can begin smoking straight away. Remember, trapped water may cause the electronic cigarette to malfunction.

Your electronic cigarette should now be working properly. Many problems, such as spluttering when you inhale, can be solved by fully cleaning your device. You must be aware that the e-liquid does need to be stored in a cool dry place when not in use for extended periods. Batteries can last anywhere between 2 months right up to a year, depending on how the battery is treated. Using the above maintenance guide will prolong the life of your batteries.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE STARTER KIT: USER GUIDE

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Though using an electronic cigarette is fairly simple, problems arise when new users aren’t shown how to use them properly. Electronic cigarettes are very delicate, so when using the device for the first time, ensure that you do not force any components. 95 percent of damages arise from over-tightened components, especially batteries being forced onto chargers.

The first step is to open your electronic cigarette kit and inspect the contents, as damages can occur during transit.  Make sure all the components are in the kit, including any extra things you may have ordered.

The second step is to unscrew the black mouthpiece, remove the child safety cap on your e-liquid and pour it at an angle into your glass tank. Pouring at an angle ensures the e-liquid flows around the outside of the glass tank and misses the top rubber section. There is a fill level marked on the side of the glass tank, so make sure you don’t overfill. Screw the black mouthpiece onto the tank to ensure the e-liquid is sealed; this is the only component that does need to be a little tight to seal in the liquid.

The third step is to charge your battery. Once this is done, and your tank is full of e-liquid, gently screw together your battery and tank. Always keep the two sections a little loose. DO NOT SCREW TIGHT, as this can cause extensive damage.

The next step is to unlock your device by rapidly pressing the button on your battery. The light will flash 3 times to indicate that it’s unlocked.

Finally, press the button while you inhale and depress when you have finished inhaling. The device will prevent you from overheating the electronic cigarette and will only stay on for 5 seconds when inhaling.

The battery will last around 3 days between charges. When ready to charge, gently screw onto your charger and either plug into the wall charger or into your USB socket on your PC. Do not over-screw the battery onto the charge. This will break the components. Just screw on until the battery flashes and glows. The charging process will take around 6-8 hours.

 

THE HISTORY OF THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

The invention of electronic cigarettes can be traced back to the year 1963, when a man named Herbert A. Gilbert invented a device he called “the cigarette without smoke and tobacco.” The concept behind it was very simple. All he did was to replace the tobacco with flavoured nicotine solution and moist air. The nicotine solution when heated produced steam, which gave the illusion of smoking.

Electronic cigarette news spread like wildfire. Many companies came to find out about it, and they sensed this would be a great product to invest in. Mr Gilbert was approached by numerous companies, all eager to manufacture the new product. However, due to some problems, it was never commercialized. Within some time it disappeared from the news and people forgot about it.

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The man behind modern electronic cigarettes is Stephane Vlachos. He was a student of computer science in Michigan in the United States. Throughout the world he is acclaimed for his invention and he indeed is the true inventor of the modern electronic cigarette. He took a heating chamber and heated up the mixture of nicotine vapours and glycol derivatives, using an electronic resistance.

With this he became the first person to design the electronic cigarette prototype. Foreseeing the benefits of electronic cigarettes, he made it for the sole purpose of helping people who wanted to quit smoking. He himself was a chain smoker and wanted to quit smoking. Thus, he used his product for personal use too.

He also invented an electronic pipe and electronic cigar. In 2002 in Geneva, there was an international exhibition showcasing various inventions of the world. The prototype of Stephane Vlachos was exposed to the world at this exhibition.

In April 2006, electronic cigarettes were introduced to Europe. They were subsequently introduced to the U.S between 2006 and 2007. These days, you can find a lot of companies are manufacturing electronic cigarettes with different looks and amazing functionality.

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.