Electronic cigarettes, e-hookah pens, and vaporizers have come a long way since their predecessor, which was very basic in its design. The electronic cigarette (or e-cig) of today is much stealthier than previously. To begin, all electronic cigarettes contain an atomizer (atty), a battery, a smart-chip and some mode of e-liquid for delivery. In disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes, the cartomizer houses both the atomizer and filaments with pre-soaked e-liquid. Together these parts function to deliver the end product which is smoke-like vapor with liquid nicotine.
Batteries for e-cigs are generally simple; such as the EVOD or eGo threads and batteries available, most of which have a 510 thread. These batteries house a smart-chip which controls the heat that is transferred to the internal atomizer. Once the atomizer heats up, filaments which have been soaked in e-juice turn to vapor which is pulled through the air-valve and then out of the drip-tip or the vaporizer’s mouthpiece. The user draws just as they would a traditional tobacco cigarette.
There are new batteries which have emerged which boast characteristics such as variable voltage, variable wattage and other features such as pass-through technology, whereas a user can charge multiple e-devices at once. These new batteries which feature these characteristics are both the MVP and the eleaf, which are similar though different. The MVP is much stronger and durable in comparison to the eleaf, though the eleaf is smaller and more compact, though it also works better with lower ohms.
Tanks can come in all shapes and sizes and essentially all work the same way. Each tank contains, as stated, an internal atomizer with a wick, an air-valve and a chamber which houses the e-liquid. Together, with the battery, whether a basic mod or an advanced mod, the two work together via the internal smart chip (which can indeed be smarter in more expensive batteries) to ensure that there are no wicking issues and to prohibit a burnt taste.
A burnt taste can happen when a user draws on a vaporizer that has not been saturated with e-liquid. Because the wick is made of cotton, the atomizer essentially heats up a plain cotton wick with the outcome being an unpleasant taste and smell.
Electronic cigarettes are the first variation of vaporizers, and though they work the same way, are far easier and more simple in design. Users who first begin with electronic cigarettes generally pick the technology up more quickly than those who jump into vaping with no idea of how the technology works. For new vapers, it is paramount to start with either an electronic cigarette or a starter vaporizer.
Electronic cigarettes have become a statement in many forms. They are political, fashionable as well as controversial, as the FDA has not regulated them as smoking cessation devices, rather, they are an alternative. Many smokers are transitioning to electronic cigarettes by the day, and the market only continues to expand with many happy and successful users who effectively tapered their nicotine.
Celebrities like Leonardo Dicaprio and even Naomi Cambpell have been spotted with vaporizers. Leonardo flaunted a realistic, traditional electronic cigarette while Naomi had a purple, twist vaporizer. She was seen exiting her limo with it decorated in bling. During the Golden Globes Sarah Silverman pulled out her vaporizer (though it was not an e-liquid vaporizer) and in her beautiful gown, while on stage announced that this was her “pot vaporizer”.
This generation of liberal millennials (1982-1994) have embraced the technology whole-heartedly, and while certain policy enforcers continue to hold them back, the older generation of Baby Boomers fails to realize that even though economical debt from school is massive, that there are more graduates in previous decades due to colleges opening their campuses to more immigrant, African-Americans and women. This new generation of electronic cigarette users is much more thought-out and intelligent than previous generations (gen X and then the Baby Boomers). Reddit is a prime example of this, whose demographic is roughly 40% women, 60% men ages 17-34. Even on Reddit, there are hundreds of small subreddits completely devoted to vaporizers, e-liquid, vendors, e-cigarette sales and general news.
While older policy makers continue to bring down their iron fists, more people are becoming engaged through the internet; with thousands of Facebook forums, Twitter, ECF and other sources such as CAASA. Recent news has also demonstrated that Forbes is an overall fan of the device, as their articles always question other media outlets. From the beginning, Forbes estimated electronic cigarettes taking over the market, and to this day are publishing anti-propaganda articles in order to help demist the fog which confuses shoppers looking to switch to vaporizers or electronic cigarettes.
Along Forbes, thousands of doctors, scientists and health advocates are speaking out against misinterpreted data and stating what they know the facts to be, though electronic cigarettes have had no longitudal studies conducted.
The e-cigarette market only continues to expand, with new devices such as electronic cigars, hookah pens and even realistic devices such as the new cig-a-likes which have emerged. New vaporizers in fun shapes and colors can be tailored to fit the aesthetical desire of the vaper, whether it be rustic or machine-like to slim and pink. There are also diamonds and even real gold vaporizers for those who like to flaunt their mods. People who take photos of their mods which they are impressed with call the pictures mod-porn.
Whether policy makers like it or not, e-cigarettes and vaporizers appear here to stay. With powerful celebrity endorses, hip-hop artists flaunting there e-hookahs to 50 year old smokers who switched without issue; the good news only continues to propel the industry as it awaits future and upcoming FDA regulations