Over the last few years, e-cigarettes have taken the world by storm. Thousands of people are searching for an e-cig shop online, and it’s not hard to understand why. Sure, any time a new technology is released, there are always early adopters. There are also those attracted to the fact that e-cigs aren’t cigarettes, and that with e-juices, you have a huge variety of tastes, nicotine levels and draw sensations available.
But like any new technology, there’s a lot of terminology, gear, and concepts that can be a little tricky for the neophyte to understand. We’ve all been there, and we love meeting new customers and helping them find their new favorite e-cig and e-juice. Read on for a few of the most commonly received questions, and their answers.
What’s the best e-cigarette to buy?-Well...that depends. This is one of those questions where there is no single correct answer. People enjoy vaping and different aspects of it for their own unique reasons. First, veteran vapers try out different brands, models, and liquids before finding what they like and sticking with it. What sort of experience are you after? If you want something not dissimilar to a cigarette and something that has a similar hand to mouth feel, you might try a disposable e-cig. These are activated when you put it to your lips and puff. Personal vaporizers and other chargeable models deliver vapor by pushing a button.
What am I going to spend up front?-Again, it depends on the kind of experience you want. While e-cig gear is more expensive than a pack of smokes, it’s probably not as expensive as you think. Starter kits for rechargeable models can run anywhere between $20-$75 and you’ll get everything you need. Some models are more expensive than that, due to their advanced design and features.
Does vaping save me money in the long run?-We think so, and here’s why. Vaping costs more money initially but costs drop dramatically afterward. On the other hand, a person who typically smokes a pack a day can expect to spend anywhere between $1,500/year in a state where cigarettes aren’t highly taxed and $5,000/year in a state like New York that has big taxes on tobacco. The norm seems to be that tobacco smokers generally spend an average of $2,250 during a year. Contrast that with a vaper who uses a rechargeable model. They’ll spend an average amount of $2.50 for e-liquid cartridges, meaning that they can potentially save up to $1,800 per year.
Are e-cigs healthier than cigarettes?-Ready for the honest answer? We don’t know yet. Since e-cigarettes are a new technology, we’re still waiting for the results of long-term studies. However, we do know that e-cigs don’t contain any carcinogens, which are cancer-causing agents. We also know that they contain far less amounts of harmful smoke and tar. They also eradicate the risks of secondhand smoke, and they are more environmentally responsible.