28 November 2013

Beginners Guide to Buying Electronic Cigarettes as a Smoking Alternative

Many people are looking into the possibilities of the electronic cigarette as an alternative to smoking. There are of course two main benefits that can be had from switching over, the first is cutting out the inhalation of thousands of harmful substances found in burning tobacco and the second being the money it could save you in the long run.

It is all well and good saying "switch to e cigarettes, they are far better!" But for new users actually choosing a good product can be extremely confusing due to the number of brands and different types of e cigs available. This is where we will try and break things down a little bit and take a look at a few things you need to consider when choosing an e cigarette.

1. Decide on where you will use the e cigarette the most. Will you be using it only in the house? Mostly when you are out and about? Maybe both of these in equal measure?

If you are looking for something to use just when at home then the bigger capacity batteries are something to take a look at, products such as the EGO are ones to look out for.

If you are looking to use mainly when you are out then you will probably benefit most from a mini e cig with a PCC such as the V1P or E-Lites E-Pro4.

If you are looking for an all rounder then a mini e cigarette from Green Smoke or Jacvapour should be good and at a later date maybe adding a large capacity battery.

2. Be sure to check the monthly cost of the e cig you have selected.

Depending on the brand you choose you will have an option of using cartomizers that are disposable and e-liquid that is a DIY option bought in bottles. Cartomizers can vary massively in price so be sure to work out what your monthly vaping costs may be. Re-filling using e-liquid can be a very cost effective way of doing things but is not always for everyone as they can be a little more work.

3. Make sure the brand offers a reasonable warranty and can be contacted easily in case you have any problems.

Most e cig sellers will have a warranty on their batteries, some even offer a full money back guarantee if you find the product isn’t for you. Either way be sure to check their T&C’s and see if what they offer is good for you.

These are just a few things to look for when picking the right electronic cigarette. If it still seems confusing then take a look at e cig review websites that provide recommendations. Be sure the reviewer has used the product though as there are a lot of review websites out there that have never even touched the product. These are normally easy to spot though. If you are unsure then ask them questions about the product if need be, you will soon know if they have used it or not.

One website that uses all the products it reviews is ecigclick.co.uk. They have also been known to give away the e cigarette starter kits they test to lucky readers as well.