Replacing E-Cig Cartridges: All Your Questions Answered
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 9 million American adults regularly vape. People are switching to the vape en masse because it can be more convenient, more affordable and more enjoyable than regular smoking. But if you’ve decided to make the big switch from cigarette to electronic cigarette (e-cig), there are a few things you need to get used to.Unlike regular cigarettes, some high-tech e-cigarettes are designed to be reused again and again, thanks to specially engineered parts and components that turn liquid to smoke-like vapor. Today, let’s take a look at one of the parts that make this type of cigarette tick: the e-cig cartridge. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this vape part.
Q. What Are E-Cigarette Cartridges?
A. E-cig cartridges are the part of the e-cig that holds the e-juice. Otherwise known as e-liquid or vape juice, e-juice is the liquid substance that holds the flavoring and (if applicable) the nicotine. It is turned from liquid to vapor with the help of the e-cigarette’s atomizer, battery and heating chamber. E-cig cartridges may either be disposable or refillable (more on that in a sec), depending on the e-cig model and the user’s preferences.
Q. How Long Do E-Cig Cartridges Last?
A. How long e-cig cartridges last varies based on several factors, including the brand, the number of puffs a user takes daily and how long each puff lasts. In other words, how long cartridges last differs by the individual. Typically, we measure each pull in two-second increments, but some people may take longer or shorter puffs than others, which will affect the length of time you’ll have the same e-cig cartridge. Our e-cigarette refill cartridges contain between 250 and 350 puffs per unit.Your cartridges will also last longer when they are paired with the right battery and a high-performance e-cig. For example, our SV Slim Battery lasts 30 percent longer and helps you get more out of your cartridges.
Q. Should I Buy Disposable or Refillable Cartridges?
A. E-cig cartridges generally come in two distinct options: disposable or refillable. Often, the e-cigarette you use will dictate which option you need. Some e-cigarettes require you to purchase only pre-filled cartridges, while others — such as our versatile Mi-Pod vape — will work with both disposable and cartridges. So, which is best? Pre-filled (disposable) e-cigarette cartridges are convenient in that they don’t require you to deal with sometimes messy e-juice, saving you time and hassle. Because of this convenience and the extra packaging, disposable options may cost more and be less eco-friendly. On the other hand, refillable e-cig cartridges can save you money over time and are less wasteful but do require a bit more work on a day-to-day basis.
Q. What Are the Most Popular E-Cig Cartridge Flavors?
A. Because many people transition from regular tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes, you’ll find that many of the most popular e-cig flavors are those that emulate the flavoring of tobacco, including classic tobacco and menthol flavors. With that said, those who appreciate a true flavoring experience may gravitate towards best-selling fruit flavors, such as blueberry and pineapple. Vanilla is also one of the most popular e-cigarette cartridge flavors.
Q. Are There Different Levels of Nicotine Cartridges?
A. Yes, absolutely! For many e-cigarette users, the goal is to start out with a nicotine level (in milligrams) that matches the amount of nicotine absorbed by the body before switching. Typically, we absorb about 1 or 2 milligrams of nicotine per cigarette smoked. Therefore, if you smoke an entire pack of cigarettes per day, you’ll want to start out with at least 20-milligram nicotine cartridges. You can then taper down to lower milligram levels to get your body used to not relying on the substance.
Q. Does the Cartridge Brand Matter?
A. The e-cigarette cartridge brand you choose matters a lot, and for two main reasons. First, not all cartridges work with all types of e-cigarettes, so you’ll want to make sure the brand you choose works with your device. Second, different brands use different ingredients and follow different quality control methods in production, so it’s best to go with a top-rated, quality-focused brand like Smoking Vapor when choosing your electronic cigarette cartridges.
Q. Premium E-Cig Cartridges from Smoking Vapor
A. Smoking Vapor is one of the best places to shop if you’re in the market for high-quality, premium flavored e-cig cartridges. Shop our complete collection now for delicious options such as vanilla, menthol, classic tobacco, red tobacco, gold tobacco, vanilla, strawberry, mango, pineapple and more.