There are three primary parts to an electronic cigarette. They are the atomizer, cartridge and the battery unit. This device will use heat to vaporize the propylene glycol liquid and that is how the mist is formed. The user can then exhale the mist just like he would with regular smoke. 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. Your device will not be able to function properly until that unit, the Atomizer, is replaced.
The cartridge works very similar to a mouth piece. This cartridge is a small plastic container with openings at each end. It holds an absorbent sponge that is saturated with the liquid solution that is to be 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. The liquid is often called E-Juice and comes in a variety of flavors. 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. Some of these flavors include chocolate, vanilla and various fruit flavors. You will even find some flavors that are similar to already popular brand cigarettes. Each liquid container comes with a designated concentration of nicotine. These come in 6mg to 36mg and if you gradually lower your amount of nicotine over time you will be able to eliminate the need to use any type of nicotine product.
All of the batteries in 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. These devices have different charging methods but some of the more popular ones are AC outlet and USB cables. The final option for a battery is an e-cigarette that is USB-tethered. These E-cigarettes require no battery, but will not work unless they are plugged into a USB port.
Even though many if not most of these electronic devices are designed to look like actual cigarettes there are some with very cool and unique designs. You will also be able to find some that are reusable and others that are disposable. The reusable electronic cigarettes come with refillable parts to allow for someone to continue using the same e-cigarette. These refillable parts can be found wherever you purchased your electronic cigarette. The disposable electronic cigarette can be used until the liquid solution runs out. The solution cannot be added again and it becomes useless.