The electronic cigarette: refill and e-liquid

Many people are hesitant to “vape” e-cigarettes because they don’t know exactly how it works. When we talk about electronic cigarettes, the words “recharge” and “e-liquid” are never far away. Let’s talk about it!

An electronic cigarette refill is a kind of small tank, cylindrical in shape, usually made of plastic, open at both ends. The first opening serves as an exhaust for the steam. As for the second opening, this is where the wick or braid of the atomizer adheres and an atomizer is different for each type of refill or cartridge. A refill may or may not come with a wad that is made of different synthetic materials or metal. This filler is necessary to avoid the excess flow of e-liquid.

Refills can be purchased blank or pre-filled and can typically hold up to 1.5ml of e-liquid. A refill is equivalent to 15 to 20 “normal” cigarettes. The “vaper” can reuse and refill a cartridge many times.

The e-liquid, as its name suggests, is a flowing substance intended to refill the cartridges of electronic cigarettes. E-liquids are sold in bottles or vials. There are e-liquids with or without nicotine and the concentration of nicotine, if any, varies according to the individual need of each user. This nicotine capacity is indicated on each container. The e-liquid is generally composed of vegetable Glycerin and an aroma. Vegetable glycerin is extracted from vegetable oil, a GRAS substance (Generally Recognized as a Harmless Substance) also increases the amount of artificial smoke emitted by electronic cigarettes.

Today, there are more than a hundred different flavours contained in e-liquids. Some mimic the flavours and taste of real cigarettes like regular tobacco flavour, menthol, etc. But there are also other more sophisticated flavours like vanilla, coffee, caramel, and even fruity flavours. You can therefore vary your pleasures by changing tastes or power by “vaping” with the different varieties of e-liquids.

It is always necessary to know the product you are using well before entering the small world of “vapers”. That said, “vaping” is 100 times less dangerous for your health than “smoking”!