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.




It is estimated that there are currently 2.1 million adults in Great Britain who smoke electronic cigarettes. Out of these, around 700,000 are ex-smokers while about 1.3 million continue to use tobacco alongside their electronic cigarette. Electronic cigarette use amongst people who have never smoked is negligible.

So what exactly are electronic cigarettes?

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Electronic cigarettes, also known as vapourisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), are often, although not always, designed to look and feel like cigarettes. They have been marketed as less harmful alternatives to cigarettes and for use in places where smoking is not permitted since they do not produce smoke.

It has been noted that there has been a large rise in the number of current smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes since 2010. In 2010, only 8.2 per cent of current smokers had ever tried electronic cigarettes. By 2014, this figure had risen to 51.7 per cent.  This increase in popularity can be attributed to the role of online media as a marketing tool or medium. Between the years 2009-2011, searches via the search engine Google using the terms ‘electronic cigarette’ increased fifty fold, a fact the industry has attempted to capitalise on by funding various online adverts, web-pages and social networking site groups.

It is also important to state that there has been a gradual but consistent rise in the number of current smokers who also use electronic cigarettes on a regular basis, from 2.7 per cent in 2010 to 17.7 per cent in 2014.

Awareness of electronic cigarettes among adults is widespread. A survey done in 2014 found that 95% of smokers and 90% of non-smokers had heard of electronic cigarettes. Regular use of the devices is confined to current and ex-smokers.

Just over a third (35%) of British adults believes that electronic cigarettes are good for public health while around a quarter (22%) disagree.