How Does An E-Cig Work

E-cigarettes have three main pieces which are: the cartridge, the atomizer, and the battery.

The first piece, the cartridge, is considered the “butt” of the e-cigarette, and it holds a liquid that contains the flavor and nicotine concentration of your choosing. These come in a wide variety of flavors including plain and menthol. In addition, just like traditional cigarettes, smokers can choose from varying strengths such as regular, light, and even a nicotine-free style for those who want to smoke but would rather not have nicotine in their cigarettes.

The next section is the atomizer, which is the piece that heats the liquid and produces vapor. The cartridge is slid into place over this atomizer, and it’s non-flammable.

The final main component of the e-cigarette is its battery, and the atomizer is screwed onto this piece. This is where the power supply for the e-cigarette originates from, and this is why there’s no flame or ashes resulting from smoking. At the end of the battery itself is a red or blue light that’s activated when a smoker inhales on the electronic cigarette. The red light gives the cigarette a more traditional look while the blue light is contemporary for those who want to enjoy a different style. The battery life varies and is based on the frequency of smoking, but generally, it can go up to three days before needing to be recharged.

When the cartridge, atomizer, and battery are put together, the e-cigarette looks very much like a traditional cigarette and is used like one as well while avoiding the troublesome smoke and paraphernalia associated with normal cigarettes, such as matches and dirty ashtrays. It also provides the freedom to smoke where traditional cigarettes are no longer permitted.