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Why Does My E-Liquid Change Color?

Ever notice how e-liquids tend to change color either in the bottle or after being loaded into a clearomizer? The good news is that the process has nothing to do with the quality of the e-liquid, but with the ingredients and vaping itself. First, let's talk about the way e-liquid changes color in the bottle, sometimes even before it has been opened. This is the result of a common chemical reaction known as oxidation. Nicotine is a very reactive substance, and can cause...

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How Often Do You Clean Your E-Cigarette?

When discussing the safety of using electronic cigarettes, people always seem to focus on biased reports of carcinogens detected in e-liquid or on the fact that we really don't know very much about the long-term effects e-cigs may have on vapers. So far, no one has been able to prove e-cigarettes pose any real danger, especially when comparing them with tobacco cigarettes, but there is however an aspect of safety opponents hardly ever bring up - hygiene. Do you ever wonder...

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Can E-Cigarettes Really Help Smokers Quit?

While electronic cigarette companies are forbidden to make claims about their products' effectiveness regarding smoking cessation, a lot of smokers switch to vaping in the hopes that they will finally be able to quit. But can e-cigarettes really help you quit smoking? Health experts estimate that around 50% of lifetime smokers die prematurely from their habit. Smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90% of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of...

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Do Electronic Cigarettes Taste Like Real Cigarettes? No, They Taste Better

This is probably the most commonly asked question by people interested in trying e-cigs as an alternative to analogs. There are a lot of brands out there that claim their products imitate the taste of burnt tobacco almost to perfection, but as any seasoned vaper will tell you, they tend to exaggerate. E-cigarettes may look almost exactly like tobacco cigarettes, but they are very different in the way they work. There is no combustion in electronic cigarettes, just a...

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What Is the Best Electronic Cigarette for Beginners?

You've probably heard about electronic cigarettes by now. Maybe you even have a few friends who have successfully replaced analogs with e-cigs, but the cold truth is a lot of ex-smokers have a bad first experience using e-cigarettes, and that's mostly because they don't use the right kind of device. Some buy cheap disposables or dubious brands while others opt for advanced mods that are tricky to operate and refill, but the outcome is almost always the same - they go back...

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Propylene Glycol vs. Vegetable Glycerin E-Liquid – What’s the Difference?

If you're a smoker looking to make the switch to electronic cigarettes, you're probably curious about what you'll be putting into your lungs instead of that dreadful tobacco smoke. Unfortunately, vaping terminology can be a bit confusing at first, so in this article I'm going to try and explain the differences between the two most widely used e-liquid bases: propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). E-liquids contain four ingredients: a PG or VG base, nicotine,...

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Automatic vs. Manual E-cigarette Batteries – What Is the Better Option?

If you've been reading about e-cigarettes and browsing all the different models and accessories, you're probably already wondering about the differences between automatic and manual batteries. Believe it or not, most casual vapers don't even know there are two types of e-cigarette battery types to choose from. They usually start out with the automatic version, because it's easier to use and mimics analogs almost to perfection, totally unaware that there's also a manual...

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E-Cig Basics: What Is a Cartomizer?

If you're new to the world of vaping, e-cigarette terminology can be a bit difficult at first. But don't be discouraged, you'll be using words like "atomizer", "cartomizer" or "drip tip" before you know it. In this post we're going to talk about one of the most popular electronic cigarette components - the cartomizer. Originally, electronic cigarettes were three-part devices, made up of a battery, an atomizer and a cartridge, which was filled with e-liquid. The...

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