Thursday, November 4, 2010

Electronic Cigarettes: A Beginner’s Guide

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are more colloquially known, have seen an explosion in popularity over the past few years due to increased visibility and acceptance. With the word quickly spreading about the ease and comparable cheapness of these cigarettes, even celebrities are jumping on board!

For the e-cigarette novice, navigating through the millions of websites selling electronic smoking products can seem quite daunting – how do you know which electronic cigarette model to select? How do you find the best prices and the most reputable online suppliers?

As with most things, it is important to research products and companies before jumping in. Many online retailers try to pass off cheaply-made knock-off products as name-brand pieces, so be sure that you are buying from a legitimate retailer. Any retailer worth their salt will provide honest customer reviews about their products and be up front about the brands and manufacturers they stock.


Certain brands are well-established and credible, providing quality products at an affordable price. These brands have become popular for their excellent products, such as the Joye eGO produced by Joyetech.

Joyetech is one of the leading names in electronic cigarette production and their eGo cigarette is one of the most popular models available in the industry! Browse around to find out more about each manufacturer and their particular e-cigarette models – each type of electronic cigarette will have a different and unique trait. For example, some are smoother, some are more intense! Other popular, reputable producers include Smoore and Gamucci.

LiteCigUSA proudly stocks a wide variety of products by Joyetech, including the eGo and 510 models! All of our products come straight from manufacturers so you know you are receiving genuine name-brand items. You can rest assured you will not receive knockoff products as we only stock name-brand electronic cigarettes from trusted suppliers such as Joyetech and Smoore.


Batteries are a critical component of the electronic cigarette and must be assessed and researched closely before purchasing. Read customer reviews and find out which manufacturers have recently upgraded their batteries. Battery life and duration are critical to take into account as the cigarette will most likely be used frequently and having to change out the battery often can become tiresome and expensive.

Atomizers & Cartridges

E-cigarette atomizers are one of the e-cigarette components that will need replacement regularly as they usually expire after about 2 weeks. The atomizer is the cigarette’s heating element which vaporizes the liquid so that it can be inhaled. These typically last 2-4 weeks depending on frequency of use and model so it is important to stock up and have extras at hand! Like cartridges, this is one of the parts that require frequent replacing and are one of the recurring expenses associated with electronic cigarette smoking.

Cartridges are also known as the “mouth piece” of the electronic cigarette and are usually a small plastic piece attached to the end of the body of the cigarette. The cartridges contain the flavored e liquid that will be vaporized and inhaled by the user. Once the liquid has been depleted it can either be refilled or the entire cartridge can be changed out. Some companies also manufacture cartomizers – a combination cartridge and atomizer in one. These include a pre-filled disposable portion that can be switched out once the liquid has been depleted.


The best way to become initiated in the ways of electronic cigarette smoking and purchasing is to start with a kit. The kit can kick things off smoothly for novices by providing everything you need to get started! Select the brand and model you prefer and then purchase the kit for that model. The kit will feature key pieces to get you going: atomizer, cartridges, batteries, etc. In addition to stocking the essentials, kits often supply you with a stylish carrying pouch so you don’t lose your new pieces, as well as instructions and a USB wall charger. The Joye eGo starter kit features the popular Joye eGo cigarette and comes loaded with doubles of everything you need – 2 atomizers, 2 cones, 2 batteries, etc. We highly recommend this kit for those of you new to e-cigarettes!