What is an e-cigarette?
An e-cigarette is a nicotine delivery system which promotes an alternative way to administer nicotine via a battery, liquid container and coil.
The battery unit usually has an in-built lithium-ion battery, which is rechargeable and this powers the device. Entry-level electronic cigarettes have an internal battery but more advanced devices have a removable battery which can be changed once it is no longer holding charge.
The liquid holder is usually referred to as a clearomizer or tank and contains a heating element within called an atomizer (coil). This is powered by the battery and heats the E-Liquid which once inhaled produces vapour.
For more information regarding each of these components please refer to the specific section in these FAQs.
What is the cost?
The costs of electronic cigarettes vary depending on the type. Most beginner kits range from £20-£30, intermediate kits usually cost between £40-£60 and advanced kits costs £60 upwards.
In terms of the maintenance cost, this is relatively low as the only items that need to be purchased in the short-term are atomizer heads (if you have a replaceable clearomizer/tank) and E-Liquid.
Typically, atomizer heads or coils as they are sometimes referred to, last approximately two weeks. This is all dependent on frequency of use and the battery voltage. The higher the voltage the less the lifespan of the atomizer head will be.
What do I need to get started?
We recommend that you purchase one of our kits that come complete with everything you need to get started. In addition, we recommend that you purchase extra eLiquid with your kit to ensure that you have sufficient supplies.