How Do I Choose An Electronic Cigarette?

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Electronic Cigarettes have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. Many people have chosen to leave their tobacco habit behind for a more popular trend, the Electronic Cigarette. Browsing the internet into the world of electronic cigarettes can be overwhelming with all the choices and options. So, you might ask yourself, where do I start?

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Size of an Electronic Cigarette

First let’s take a look at the styles of electronic cigarettes. E-Cigarettes are available in many sizes ranging from approximately the size of a cigarette to the size of a cigar, and even some in the shape of a box. Your first decision will be the size of your e-cigarette. Do you want an e-cigarette that looks and resembles a cigarette or is size not an issue for you?

Many people prefer to start with an e-cigarette that is similar in size to a cigarette. This is always a great place to start, but you need to be aware that a smaller battery will need to be recharged more often. Smaller batteries last approximately 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours of use. You can always purchase additional batteries to rotate in the charger or pick up a PCC (Personal Charging Case) which will keep batteries charged while you are away from home.

If size is not an issue for you, you will want to start out with a larger battery. The large capacity batteries will last anywhere between 6 and 24 hours depending on size. Less charging means the batteries will last longer before needing to be replaced. Also, with a larger battery you may be getting more power which will produce more vapor. If clouds of vapor are what you are looking for, then you will want an e-cigarette with a large capacity battery.


Choosing the brand of e-cigarettes is very important because you will want a variety that is easily obtainable so that you are able to purchase additional batteries, cartomizers or accessories. By this I mean that there are plenty of internet site that carry the style of e-cigarettes that you have chosen. I would recommend that you look at some of the main models like the 510, 901, or 808 e-cigarettes because they have a reputation of quality and are easily obtained on the internet.

Cartomizers and Atomizers

Cartomizer and Atomizers are similar to the filter on a cigarette. On an e-cigarette, this is the component that holds the e-liquid. There are many different cartomizers to choose from. Some have more of an airy draw, some have a really tight draw and some do not produce much vapor. When I first started vaping, I did not like the cartomizer that was recommended to me. Once I found a cartomizer that I liked, it was easy to make the transition from cigarettes to e-cigarettes. Make sure that the battery style you choose has a variety of cartomizers that will connect to it and I am sure that you will find one that fits your preference.


E-liquid comes in a variety of flavors and strengths. You will want to start with a nicotine strength that is close to what you are currently smoking. High/24mg E-liquid is equivalent to a full flavor stronger cigarette. Medium/18mg E-liquid is equivalent to most full flavor cigarettes. Light/12mg E-liquid is equivalent to a light cigarette.

Now that you know where to start and what to look for, it is always a great time to make the transition from cigarettes to an electronic cigarette.

Vixxen is a blog writer for and enjoys writing about the latest electronic cigarette news and events. Try Electronic Cigarettes for a greener, smarter alternative to smoking.

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