If you’re thinking of making a long term switch to e-cigarettes, an e-cigarette isn’t all you’ll need to get started and enjoy vaping on the go. The world of e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories can be confusing to the new user, so we’ve put together a handy guide setting out exactly what you’ll need to make the complete switch.
The first thing that you will need, of course, is a rechargeable e-cigarette; while disposable versions are available, using rechargeable e-cigarettes ensures longer use as well as saving money. For a more visually authentic experience, cigalike e-cigarettes are your best bet, while second gen rechargeable e-cigarettes provide more choice in terms of flavours.
Eventually your cartridge or refill (found in cigalikes) or clearomiser (the name of the device used for second gen e-cigarettes) will run out of juice, and in order to be able to vape from it again, you will need to refill it. With a cigalike, the cartridge or refill is simply replaced with a new one, which is available in tobacco, menthol or cherry flavour, as well as a number of nicotine strengths. With clearomisers, they will need to be topped up with e-liquids, which are available in a number of flavours from bubblegum to cheesecake.
E-cigarettes will only last so long, and need to be charged regularly. To avoid disappointment when you fancy a vape and find that your e-cigarette is out of power, you should also get a charger, which is easily versatile and suitable to use on the go. USB chargers can charge your e-cigarette via a computer or other electronic device, whereas car chargers are also available for charging up your e-cigarette while on the move.
From time to time, you may find that despite charging your device, it no longer functions, and this is why you should always keep a spare battery handy. The batteries only have a finite number of charges, and in order to maintain your regular vaping habits, a spare battery is essential. If you’re using a clearomiser, you will also need to replace these from time to time, as the coil inside can burn out from use over time, resulting in a slightly burnt taste to your vapour. Depending on how often you use them, these need to be replaced anywhere from every couple of weeks to every couple of months.
Our starter kits contain many of these items needed to get started and enjoy the switch to e-cigarettes, containing a rechargeable e-cigarette or clearomiser, a USB charger and a spare battery, with the cigalike starter kit also provided with two refill cartridges.