How an E-Cigarette Works
An E-cig, as some will call it, has three primary parts. They are the atomizer, cartridge and the battery unit. The electronic cigarette uses heat to vaporize a propylene glycol based liquid solution to form a mist. The mist can then be blown out of the mouth exactly like smoke from a cigarette. The heating is the exact same process that would be used in a humidifier. The heater that heats the liquid is called an Atomizer. E-cigarette atomizers will eventually need to be replaced because they wear out. Once this occurs the electronic cigarette will not work properly, and the atomizer will have to be replaced.
The cartridge works very similar to a mouth piece. This cartridge is a small plastic container with openings at each end. Inside there is a sponge that holds the liquid solution that is vaporized. Once the solution has run out, they can be easily replaced with another cartridge that is filled with the liquid solution. Some devices can be used without the cartridge by directly allowing the user to pour the e-juice into the atomizer. This technique is called “dripping” and requires a special mouthpiece to make the process easier.
The liquid contains the nicotine that your body will ingest. E-juice is the name of the solution used. Some of the flavors that are available are tobacco, menthol and the user can even try some of the specialty flavors that some companies have managed to manufacture. These special flavors come in chocolate and vanilla. You will even find some flavors that are similar to already popular brand cigarettes. Each liquid container comes with a designated concentration of nicotine. They range from 6 mg to 36 mg. gradually lowering the amount of nicotine over time can eliminate the need to use an electronic cigarette.
You will find that all of the batteries within these ecigarettes are rechargeable lithium batteries. The largest part of this device usually tends to be the battery. There is an airflow sensor within this battery that triggers the batter to turn on when it’s in use. This prevents the battery from dying and overheating. Electronic cigarettes will come with a variety of different rechargeable options to choose from. AC outlet, car charger and USB are the most common charging options for an e-cigarette. There are some USB-tethered devices that offer the final solution to battery problems but these devices do not work unless they are plugged into a USB port.
Most electronic cigarettes are designed to look like an actual cigarette, but some of them also made to resemble a ballpoint pen. They also come in two different variations, reusable or disposable. All of the reusable e-cigarettes come with refillable parts so that the user can continue to keep on using the device. These refillable parts can be found wherever you purchased your electronic cigarette. The disposable ones can only be used until the solution runs out. These cannot have the solution refilled therefore it becomes useless.