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How It Works - The Basics

The E-Cigarette

How E-Cigs Work

Lighting a traditional cigarette causes the tobacco to burn, releasing smoke that contains nicotine. The user breathes in the smoke to deliver nicotine to the lungs. An electronic cigarette doesn't rely on this process of combustion. Instead, it heats a nicotine liquid and converts the liquid to a vapor, or mist, that the user inhales. Depending on the e-cigarette, the user may simply inhale from the cartridge to begin the vaporization process, though some devices have a manual switch that activates the vaporizer inside. Our TITAN 'White' is an automatic start e-cig and the TITAN 'Black' has a button that must be depressed to inhale.

An e-cigarette has three main parts:

  • a rechargeable lithium battery
  • a vaporization chamber
  • a cartridge
 

The litium battery powers the e-cigarette and can be charged using a charger similar to those used for cell phone batteries. The charged battery is connected to the vaporization chamber, a hollow tube that contains electronic controls and an atomizer -- the component that creates the vapor. Before the user activates the device, he or she attaches a cartridge containing nicotine liquid to the vaporization chamber. The tip of the cartridge serves as the e-cigarette's mouthpiece.

E-cigarette users inhale the way they would with a regular cigarette. This inhalation activates the atomizer to heat the liquid in the cartridge and convert the liquid to a vapor. Inhaling this vapor through the mouthpiece delivers nicotine to the lungs, and the user exhales vapor that looks much like a cloud of cigarette smoke. The expelled vapour is harmless and vitually odourless and is a combination of water and flavouring vapours.

 

There is plenty of other information out there and should you need to know even more use the powere that is Google and also our in depth FAQ section, just remember that not all e-cigarettes were created equal. Use a brand you know and can trust like PHOENIXiCIG.