Electronic Cigarette FAQ
Q1. What is an electronic cigarette?
It is a two or three piece electronic vaporizing device that allows the smoker to experience the sensation of smoking while avoiding the harsh chemicals and carcinogens contained in a tobacco cigarette. The pieces consist of : (1) a battery, which powers the unit, (2) the heating unit that vaporizes a flavored liquid that may or may not contain nicotine, and (3) a unit which contains the liquid. In some models, the cartridge and atomizer are contained in one piece, which makes it a two piece unit instead of three.
Q2. Is smoking an electronic cigarette really like smoking a cigarette?
The experience is very similar. The most obvious similarity is that you have to "drag" the electronic cigarette in order to inhale nicotine. There is a slight difference in the "drag", however. A typical drag on a traditional cigarette is usually short. The most productive drag on an electronic cigarette will be a little longer.The throat hit can vary with different models and brands of electronic cigarettes, and throat hit is important when determining how similar the two smoking methods are. Electronic cigarette models sold at Vapor Kingst are known for exceptional throat hit and performance, better than many models that are more expensive.Just like smoking a regular cigarette, you determine how much nicotine you receive from the device when you choose the strength of your E-liquid. You can also choose flavors that closely resemble the cigarette you already smoke.Smoking an electronic cigarette is very different, but in good ways. An electronic cigarette DOES NOT contain the thousands of chemicals contained in a traditional cigarette, many of them carcinogenic. It does not have to be lit, so the tip does not burn. There are no ashes to flick (which takes some getting used to). The second-hand "vapor" from an electronic cigarette is not going to aggravate your neighbor.The cost is very different when you switch from the traditional cigarette to the electronic cigarette, but that varies according to which model you choose. Some electronic cigarette models require that you buy pre-filled cartridges that can be costly. In this situation, you may save a little money but not a lot, especially when you consider that each cartridge is equivalent to 5-7 analog cigarettes versus the 1-2 packs they will tell you. Electronic cigarettes sold at Vapor Kings allow you to use E-liquid to refill your cartridge, and this feature saves you tons of money. A pack a day smoker spends about $140 per week on cigarettes; that same smoker can smoke our e-cigs for approximately $15 per week.
Q3. Can I use the electronic cigarette to quit smoking?
Electronic cigarettes are not sold as a smoking cessation device. They are intended for use as a smoking substitute or a smoking alternative. When you use an electronic cigarette from Vapor Kings, you can control what type of liquid and strength to use. Many of our customers have found the electronic cigarette to be a satisfying alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
Q4. Can I smoke the electronic cigarette anywhere?
Many electronic cigarette companies declare that you can smoke anywhere when you use their product. At Vapor Kings, we like to be realistic when addressing this question. While it is true that most smoking bans apply only to combustible tobacco cigarettes, some businesses may choose to also include the electronic cigarette because of its resemblance to a traditional cigarette. Most bars and restaurants will allow smoking of the electronic cigarette without question. We do not encourage our customers to use the product in a way that may be offensive to others
Q4. Is the electronic cigarette for everyone?
No. The electronic cigarette is intended for use by smokers. It is not for use by anyone under the legal smoking age (18 years old) or by those who are breast feeding, pregnant, or those who are at risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or are taking medication for asthma or depression - consult your physician before purchasing. Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to propylene glycol or nicotine or have other health conditions that may be aggravated by the use of nicotine.
Q4. How do I know which model of electronic cigarette to buy?
There are so many different models of electronic cigarettes, it can be difficult to choose which model is right for you. We have found that most new e-cig users like a smaller model with an exceptional throat hit, so that the experience is similar to smoking. In this case the eGo starter kits are the most popular electronic cigarette on the market. Another great thing about the eGo is that it comes in different colors, so you can customize your e-cig just the way you like it. It's very stylish. Many heavier smokers prefer larger models for their longer battery life, like the Vamo series or box mods.Choosing the right model is really a matter of personal preference. If you would like to see our products, you can visit one of our electronic cigarette stores in Wilmington, NC. If you can't visit the store, give us a call or drop us an e-mail and we'll be happy to help you choose a model that fits your lifestyle.
Q4. What are the ingredients in E-liquid?
E-liquid contains only a few ingredients. PG based liquids contain mostly propylene glycol, which produces the vapor emitted by the electronic cigarette and it is the carrier of the nicotine, another ingredient in E-liquid (if you choose a liquid with nicotine). Propylene glycol is considered generally safe for human consumption by the FDA, and is an ingredient in many food items that we eat. It is also found in shampoos, soaps, and medicines. (There is an interesting article about propylene glycol listed below.) E-liquid also contains water and artificial flavorings. In rare cases, allergies to PG have been reported, so E-liquids are also sold that do not contain it. They use vegetable glycerin, or VG, which is a plant based substance. VG is used in many products that moisturize and clean the skin and is made from coconut or palm oil. In rare instances, people report allergies to PG and may use VG based E-liquid as an alternative. E-liquid also contains some natural extracts from tobacco in small amounts and natural flavorings.
Q4. How do I know what strength of E-liquid I need to buy?
The strength of E-liquid you need depends on what you currently smoke. It doesn't matter as much how many you smoke per day. E-liquid comes in high strength (18-24 mg.), medium strengths (11-16 mg.) or low strengths (0-6mg.). It is suggested that you start in the middle range if you are not sure and move up or down according to preference. If you normally smoke a regular strength cigarette, you may like anywhere from 16-24 mg. If you smoke lights, 11-16 is usually sufficient, and if you smoke ultra lights, 6-11 mg. is usually good. At any time you feel nauseated, light-headed, dizzy, or develop a headache you need to decrease your nicotine strength. You may need to discontinue use if problems persist or try switching to a VG based e-liquid. On rare occasion, people are allergic to the PG base in most E-liquids. *Any advice received from Vapor Kings customers or it's staff is not to be substituted for your doctor's advice. If you experience any of the mentioned conditions or irritation, you should consult your doctor. You should always consult your doctor before using any nicotine products.
Q4. E-liquid contains nicotine. Is it safe?
The use of the electronic cigarette is not intended for those who don't already smoke traditional cigarettes. That being said, your cigarette already contains nicotine. While nicotine is an addictive substance, it is non-carcinogenic. It does not cause cancer. In fact, some studies have indicated that nicotine actually has some health benefits, such as reducing the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It is many other chemicals in cigarettes that cause cancer. Besides the nicotine, e-liquid contains ingredients that are considered generally safe for human consumption by the FDA. However, if you are sensitive to nicotine, or have conditions that are aggravated by the use of nicotine, for example, strokes, heart attacks, pregnancy, etc., you should not use any nicotine product. You should consult your doctor before using products that contain nicotine.
Q4. Is E-liquid FDA approved?
The FDA has tested some electronic cigarette cartridges and published controversial results. Use of electronic cigarettes and e-liquid is not "FDA approved". The ingredients in E-liquid from Vapor Kings are all deemed "safe for human consumption" by third party studies conducted . You can find out more information on this study in our "Electronic Cigarette News" section. The bottom line is that E-liquid vapor does not contain many of the chemicals found in the smoke produced from lighting a cigarette. No long term studies have been done on the use of E-liquid, but at this time, no instances of death or extreme sickness have been have been clinically linked to the use of electronic cigarettes. Although no long-term studies have been published in the United States dealing with the use of electronic cigarettes, studies have been done in other countries with positive results.
Q4. How much E-liquid will I use?
It depends on how much you smoke. Most of our customers who smoke approximately a pack per day use one 10ml. bottle per week with regular atomizers. Some of the clearomizers, cartomizers, and other low resistance atomizing devices burn a little more liquid, so you may use more liquid in this case.
Q4. What is Drop Shipping?
NOT AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES
Drop shipping is a term used for directly selling the goods to your customer from the supplier without getting it to your premises and then resending it to your customer. Your business sells the goods at your prices and our company will deliver items directly to the address you specify. If you are an eBay seller or selling online through your website, you can offer your product to your buyers at the price you want and then shipped directly to your customer from our warehouse.
You receive your payment from your customer and then you proceed to place an order with our company asking the item to be delivered directly to your customers doorstep.
For more information on the reseller program please email us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q4. Advantages of Drop Shipping
You buy the product at our wholesale prices as we are a volume wholesaler.
No need for advance payment on stock until you receive your funds from your sale.
No storage fees.
No postage or packing required as we do the work for you.
Small Quantities can be sold without any worry. Start small & start growing.
100%-200% in returns