What Are Electronic Cigarettes?

So what exactly is this vapor producing electronic cigarette that we are all hearing so much about? Well, the e-cigarette is really a very simple piece of technology but let’s take little bit closer look to what it actually is.

The basics of the electronic cigarette

Unlike traditional tobacco cigarettes, e-cigs don’t have flames and nothing burns while you use it. The atomizer heats up a mixture of glycerin, water, flavoring and nicotine (nicotine free e-liquid is also available) until the point when it vaporizes.

Then you inhale the vapor that it produces, very simple. Altogether we can say that it works just like an ordinary cigarette, but instead of producing smoke full of tar and harmful chemicals, it only produces vapor. Using an e-cigarette also feels very similar to smoking tobacco.

Parts of E-cigarette

All electronic cigarettes have the mouthpiece (which contains the cartridge), the atomizer and the battery. Some brands have the atomizer built-in so that there are only two pieces in total.

Some people feel there is less hassle with a 2-piece e-cigarette and prefer them but there really isn’t much difference between two to be honest.

Mouthpiece and Cartridge

The mouthpiece in all simplicity you will use to inhale the vapor that the e-cig produces. The cartridge is where the e-liquid is and you can also refill the cartridge once it gets empty. There are many different flavors of e-liquids available.

The Atomizer

The atomizer heats the e-liquids temperature so that it starts vaporizing and then you can inhale the vapor, very simple. Atomizers are known to break pretty quickly with some cheaper models and that is one of the reasons why you should only buy quality e-cigarettes.


The battery is the one where the atomizer gets it’s power so that it’s able to vaporize the e-liquid. Batteries usually last pretty long and with a starter kit you will also receive a battery charger.


E-cigarettes really are very simple devices and anybody can use them without problems. Most of the e-cigarette starter kits also come with very detailed instructions (not that you’d really need them) where you can look anytime you have a question.

Now all there is left to do for you, is to order your first e-cigarette starter kit. It’s much better tasting, not to mention healthier than tobacco so there really is no reason for you not to try it! Check out our Vape Shop today.