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Electronic Cigarettes

What is an Electronic Cigarette?

Electronic cigarettes are portable vaporizer devices designed to vaporize e-juice. Because these e-juices can contain nicotine and flavoring, they provide an excellent substitute for traditional “analog” cigarettes.

Because the process of vaporizing doesn’t produce any of the tar or carcinogenic byproducts that you get from burning organic material, it offers a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. This makes electronic cigarettes ideal both for users looking to quit smoking altogether and anyone who just wants a safer way to enjoy their habit.

Types of Electronic Cigarettes

While all electronic cigarettes generally rely on the same principles, there are several varieties of devices which are referred to as “electronic cigarettes.”

These include:

  • Vaporizer Mods

  • These are the most advanced form of portable vaporizer. They include a “mod” equipped with batteries and circuitry known as a regulator. A tank filled with your favorite e-juice attaches to the top of the mod, which includes a mouthpiece to inhale from. Vape mods are the most powerful and customizable portable vapes on the market, with the largest tank sizes and longest battery life. 

  • Vape pens rely on the same principles as vaporizer mods, but do everything in a much smaller package. About the size of your average ballpoint pen, vape pens rely on a small tank and battery to create a uniquely portable vaporizer which can easily hide in your pocket. Vape pens tend to be much simpler than mods, with few or no controls. A Cigalike is a variety of vape pen designed to emulate the look of a traditional cigarette as closely as possible, making them a favorite among smokers looking to break their habit.


  • Vape pods sit somewhere between a vape mod and a vape pen. They don’t offer the power, configurability, or battery life of a vape mod, but do pack more power and battery life than a tiny vape pen. The main difference is the pod system, which relies on pre-filled or refillable pods -- instead of a tank -- to supply the vape with your favorite e-juice.

    Which Electronic Cigarette is Right for Me?

    If you don’t have any experience with vaporizers, the simplest way to get started is with a vape pen or vape pod setup.

    These solutions require pretty much zero setup or prior knowledge. Just pop in the pod or screw on a pre-filled cartridge, make sure your battery is charged, and inhale!

    In contrast, a complete vape mod system will require a bit of setup, know-how, and tinkering to get working optimally. These require you to select the right tanks, coils, and battery, and fill your own e-juice, as well as properly configure the wattage/temperature settings for optimal cloud production.

    If you’re just getting started, it’s probably best to avoid a mod system. If you find the battery life or e-juice capacity of a pen or pod too restrictive, you can graduate to a complete vape mod later. To test the waters, a simple pen or pod system is the way to go.