Personal Vaporizers or E-Cigarettes are different terms that have the same meaning. This device is an alternative to the traditional tobacco cigarettes that have been around for quite a long time. E-cigarettes contain propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and the additive food coloring. They can also have nicotine content in them or not at all, depending on the tastes of the user. The device itself was first introduced in 2003 by a Chinese named Hon Lik but was only allowed in the US market since 2006. Since then, E-cigarettes have become more and more popular. The industry has also much expanded with a lot of companies now manufacturing this product along with the miscellaneous components needed for it. There is now a huge variety of E-cigarette types that one can pick from the many companies that manufacture them. A lot of E-cigarettes right now are modifiable and depending on the degree of customization the users want, these mods can result into different smoking experiences to the user. Even though there are many different kinds of E-cigarettes available right now, functionally, these devices still operate on the same principle. These devices still require an energy source most often a lithium ion battery as well as a wire coil that will heat up and create the vapor. To draw in the e-liquid or juice to the coil, a wick is used for such purpose. The E-cigarettes components should also be important thing the user to be aware of.
The most crucial part of the device is always the battery. The device will require the right amount of voltage and amplitude for it to work properly. There are a number of E-cigarettes that does not allow the internal battery of the device to be changed unlike others. Most of the time, battery replacements are only reserved for those that are already comfortable with the device. Another compnent that the user should be familiar with are the coils. This spring looking part are the ones that cause heating up of the liquids turning them into inhalable vapor. The one that determines the electricity needed is the resistance. The coils are made from Nichrome and Kanthal that have been proven safe for use. The juice or e-liquid are made from vegetable glycerin, food coloring, propylene glycol and sometimes nicotine.
The liquids commonly vary in their PG/VG ration and nicotine content.
Higher amount of nicotine juices are usually used by those who are switching from tobacco.
As they become familiar with it, tobacco users overtime may decrease the amount of nicotine. Typically, heavy smokers take about 24mg/ml and then switch to more lower dosages. It is, however, only recommended to have a strength of below 18mg/ml.
Low output regulated devices with integrated internal batteries are often more suited for beginners. More complex builds are reserved only for those who are already familiar with how vaping works.