Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers) are an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They are battery-operated devices that create an inhalable, water-based mist instead of smoke. The rechargeable battery powers a heating element called an "atomizer." The element uses low heat to turn liquid in the cartridge, which contains propylene glycol, glycerin, food flavoring and nicotine, into a fog-like mist.
There are many models of e-cigarettes available. Some look like traditional cigarettes, others look similar to a pen and some even look like small flashlights. Some have LED lights, some have built-in liquid reservoirs, others have combined atomizer cartridges, some are tubular and some are even rectangular boxes. They come in all shapes and sizes and have different features for former smokers who wish to distance themselves from anything resembling a traditional cigarette or want a longer battery life and/or better performance.
Your eLiquids are going to be ready to vape. All you have to do is open the cap, fill your clearomizer and vape.
The Nicotine / Flavorings section is for the Do-It-Yourselfers; a lot of people go this route as a hobby for them. There is a good bit of information you must obtain first in order to properly mix your eLiquids. You need to know about your nicotine strength, the amount of flavoring to use and how much PG / VG is going to go in it.
You will also need to have pleanty of mixing supplies handy and to make sure that you do not use the same mixing supplies that were used in your nicotine base with your pure PG / VG.
We also suggest visiting ECF's DIY E-Liquid Forum for helpful info.
While anything containing nicotine cannot be called 100% safe, evidence from numerous studies strongly suggests that they are magnitudes safer than tobacco cigarettes. Harm reduction experts can point to research supporting that switching from cigarettes to a smokefree product will reduce health risks to less than 1% of smoking traditional cigarettes - nearly the same as non-smokers. For tobacco harm reduction health professionals, it is misleading and irresponsible for public health officials to tell smokers that smokeless products, such as e-cigarettes, are "not a safe alternative to smoking" simply because they are "only" 99% safer and not 100% safe.
No. This myth was created by a 2009 FDA press statement regarding electronic cigarettes. The FDA tested 18 cartridges from 2 companies. Of those 18 cartridges, 1 tested positive for a non-toxic amount of diethylene glycol (approximately 1%). While diethylene glycol is occasionally used in anti-freeze, the chemical is not a standard ingredient in e-cigarette liquid and it has not been found in any other samples tested to date.
The base liquid for e-cigarette liquid is usually propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA and EPA. While it is also sometimes found in anti-freeze, it is actually added to make the anti-freeze less toxic and safer for small children and pets. Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in many of the foods we eat, cosmetics we use and medications we take. It is also used in the fog machines used in theaters and night clubs.
Though testing by the FDA and other labs have discovered trace amounts of tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are known to cause cancer with high exposure, the amounts found were extremely low and unlikely to cause cancer. To put it in perspective, an e-cigarette contains nearly the exact same trace levels of nitrosamines as the FDA-approved nicotine patch and about 1,300 times less nitrosamines than a Marlboro cigarette.
The FDA currently considers e-cigarettes to be tobacco products. Originally, it claimed that e-cigarettes are being used as smoking cessation devices and therefore they needed to be regulated the same as pharmaceutical nicotine replacement therapy drugs (NRTs). In 2009, the FDA ordered customs officials to start seizing e-cigarette shipments coming into the country.
On April 25, 2011, FDA announced in a letter to stakeholders that it would not appeal the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Sottera, Inc. v. Food & Drug Administration, stating that e-cigarettes and other products are not drugs/devices unless they are marketed for therapeutic purposes, but that products “made or derived from tobacco” can be regulated as “tobacco products” under the FD&C Act. The FDA stated that it is aware that certain products made or derived from tobacco, such as electronic cigarettes, are not currently subject to pre-market review requirements of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. It is developing a strategy to regulate this "emerging class of products" as tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Products that are marketed for therapeutic purposes will continue to be regulated as drugs and/or devices.
Contrary to some media reports and comments by legislators, regulation as a "tobacco product" under FSPTCA does not mean that e-cigarettes are automatically regulated in the exact same manner as tobacco cigarettes, ie., subject to PACT, flavoring prohibitions and indoor use bans nor subject to the same tax rates. However, it does mean sales of these products to minors are finally prohibited by law.
This is the most common question on e-cigarette forums. The best answer to that question is "none" and "it doesn't matter."
Since those considering e-cigarettes are usually seeking to replace tobacco cigarettes, they are under the assumption that having the most realistic, tobacco-flavored e-cigarette will bring the most satisfaction. The truth of it is that after switching to e-cigarettes for a few weeks, the vast majority of users discover that looks ultimately don't matter - performance does. And the best performing e-cigarettes don't necessarily look anything like traditional cigarettes because they require larger batteries. And the most popular flavors with experienced users are often as far from tobacco-tasting as one can get.
One problem is that none of the tobacco flavors really taste like burning tobacco - they taste more like fresh tobacco smells and slightly sweet. So, experienced e-cigarette users will tell you that nothing tastes exactly like a burning tobacco cigarette. But, we know you won't believe us and insist on buying something that looks and tastes like a tobacco cigarette. That's ok - we've all been there!
TANK / ATOMIZER TIPS AND MAINTENANCE
The easiest way to do this is to wash out your tank with warm water, dry it completely and put a new Replacement Head inside the tank.
If you do not have an extra replacement head or use a system that does not take replacement heads (like the CE4 Clearomizers), then we reccomend either vaping all the liquid in the tank or dumping it out, then adding your new liquid to it. The downside to that will be that your flavors will be a little mixed. This usually isn't too big of an issue if you are using a fruit flavor then moving to another fruit flavor; but if you are going from a menthol to something sweet, it might be a little off putting.
As vapers we are often excited to receive new e-cig hardware and want to use it right away. However, if the proper steps are not taken to prime the new equipment it can result in poor performance, a burnt wick, and a shortened life span for atomizers or cartomizers. To avoid these problems it is very important to make sure the atomizer is properly primed. We recommend the following procedure:
- Fill the cartridge with E-Liquid
- Without the battery connected, insert the filled cartridge into the atomizer
- Puff and blow through the cartridge mouthpiece until a slight gurgle is heard to ensure liquid has reached the atomizer coil.
- Wipe off any excess liquid from the atomizer threads using a paper towel
- Connect the atomizer to the battery and enjoy!
***Important Note! - Sometimes even after the initial fill and priming of the atomizer it is necessary to prime it again to ensure that no air bubbles are blocking the flow of the liquid. A good example of why this is necessary is the eGo-T system. In the eGo-T there is a spike directly in the center of the atomizer that protrudes into the cartridge. If the cartridge is less than half full and the e-cig is placed in a horizontal position for an extended period, then the liquid level falls below the wick. This could allow the wick to dry and air to replace the fluid that was once there. When the e-cig is turned upright again, that air bubble could stop the flow of liquid from resuming to the atomizer coil. Priming it again by puffing and blowing air through the assembly until a slight gurgle is heard without firing the atomizer is the only way to ensure that the proper flow of liquid has resumed.
ORDERS AND SHIPMENTS
Due to the volume of orders we receive; we have optimized our fulfillment process to make sure your order gets shipped as fast as humanly possible. Unfortunately, because of this we are often unable to edit or cancel orders once they have been submitted and cannot combine multiple orders placed by a single customer, even if they are shipped to the same address.
This is mainly because by the time we receive your request to edit or cancel your order it is likely already in the order fulfillment stage (past the point of no return) or it has already been shipped. We understand that this may be an inconvenience to you in the unlikely event that you find yourself in this predicament, but we're also pretty sure that you would prefer all of your orders arrive as quickly as possible as opposed to delaying all orders an extra day to allow for a chance to fix the rare mistake. Therefore, we ask that you very thoroughly check your order for mistakes or missing items before submitting to help avoid this situation.
MyFreedomSmokes.com provides the stimulating pleasure of smoking without the burning of tobacco. When tobacco is burned, thousands of toxic chemicals and carcinogenic substances can pose a serious threat to you and your loved ones. Because of these health concerns and the risk of second-hand smoke associated with cigarette smoking have lead to new laws regulating when and where you are able to smoke.
With an electronic cigarette from MyFreedomSmokes.com you can smoke whenever and wherever you want; even in places where you are prohibited to smoke analog cigarettes such as in the workplace or at your favorite night club or restaurant. Since it does not burn like cigarettes, it does not release dense clouds of pollutants, chemicals, or other toxins associated with second-hand smoke. An e-cig also won’t cause a fire hazard like cigarettes because it does not require lighting. And because there is no second-hand smoke, your supervisor at work, your waiter at a restaurant, or club owner will most likely allow you to smoke this device on their premises.
Legal bans define smoking as the burning of cigarette tobacco. Because e-cigarettes are non-flammable, they do not pose a serious fire hazard. And since they don’t expose others to second-hand smoke pollutants, you should be able to smoke this product anywhere you go.
Property owners have the right to regulate any activity taking place on their property, so don’t be surprised if you are confronted by a hotel manager, waiter, or store owner when smoking your e-cig. After all, it looks like a real cigarette, releases a vapor similar to cigarette smoke, and even features a LED at the tip that lights up like a burning cigarette when you inhale.
We recommend that you first speak with the property owner or manager and explain how the e-cigarette works. You’ll find most folks will be impressed by the technology and won’t mind you using it. However, some places might not be appropriate for its use out of respect or obligation to others. We encourage you to be courteous wherever you use our device.