Trying an electronic cigarette for the first time is a lot like making your first pot of coffee in the morning – in can be a little confusing and many people aren’t really sure what they’re supposed to be doing, or in what order they’re supposed to be doing it! Thankfully, the good thing about this analogy is that using an eCigarette is also as easy (if not easier) than making a pot of coffee; meaning you’ll be right at home vaping in no time at all.
As with all new experiences, it can be a lot easier to learn if someone teaches you, rather than just letting you try and go at it alone. That’s why Don, founder of AmericaneLiquidStore.com, took the time to make a quick video to teach people how simple it is to use an electronic cigarette.
Basically, as illustrated in the video above, an electronic cigarette is comprised of only a few parts that work together to create the vapor that we inhale:
- The “atomizer” is the heating element of the eCig and is responsible for vaporizing the eLiquid into the aerosol-like vapor.
- The “cartridge” stores the eLiquid and doubles as the mouthpiece for you to inhale through.
- The “eLiquid” contains the flavoring and liquid nicotine and is heated by the atomizer.
- The “power supply” usually consists of a lithium battery that can be recharged for continued use.
Some electronic cigarettes combine the atomizer and the cartridge into one part, simply known as a “cartomizer.” This combination piece is more cost effective and can be replaced easier than a traditional atomizer.
By activating the atomizer via a small button, you can instantly heat your eLiquid. Inhaling slowly causes the vapor to flow up through the cartridge (or cartomizer), directly into your mouth and lungs. If you’ve ever had a real cigarette, it’s pretty much the same motion – only instead of lighting the tip with a lighter, you press a button!
If we go back to our pot of coffee analogy, you’ll also see that despite being groggy, irritable and half asleep in the morning, you’re able to brew a fresh pot in no time at all, simply because you’re used to the motions. After a week of using your electronic cigarette, we guarantee that everything will start to come naturally and you’ll be vaping like a pro!