How Do You Use An Electronic Cigarette?

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Okay, so you’ve taken the plunge and decided to switch to e-cigs. However, you’re worried that the process of using and maintaining your new electronic cigarette might be too complex.

At Electronic Cigarette Info, we understand this concern, which is why we sell the iCig – one of the easiest to use electronic cigarettes on the market. To illustrate just how simple it is to use, here’s everything you need to need to know about getting to grips with our device for the first time.

Using Your Cartomiser

The iCig is a two-part part e-cig, consisting of a cartomiser and battery. Cartomisers are disposable cartridges that contain liquid nicotine and an in-built atomiser that produces the electronic cigarette’s vapour.

Our Cartomisers are incredibly easy to use, simply twist it into your e-cigarette battery and you’re ready to go. Plus, because our cartomisers are prefilled with liquid nicotine, you don’t need to bother with messy fluids. For this reason, the iCig provides a simple plug-in-and-vape experience.

If you notice that the quality of your vapour starts to diminish, even when your battery is full, you might need to change your cartomiser.  To do this, simply unscrew your spent cartomiser and then screw in a fresh one in its place – it’s that simple.

Charging the Battery

Ideally, before using your e-cig for the first time, you should charge its battery. It might arrive with a small amount of power – however, giving the device a full charge out of the box will help condition the battery for long-term use.

To charge your e-cigarette, you will need to unscrew the battery from the cartomiser. Then simply screw the battery into the USB charger provided and plug it in. We supply USB chargers as they universally fit into laptops, TVs and other electrical devices, so you’ll never run out of charge when you need it the most.

The iCig’s USB charger includes a small light, which flashes red and blue when it’s charging. Once the light turns a solid blue, your electronic cigarette is fully charged.

How to Vape

If you have smoked traditional cigarettes for years, you’ll be used to taking short, hard draws to take in the desired amount of smoke. However, this is not the case with electronic cigarettes. For this reason, if you’re new to vaping, you’ll need to consider the following steps:

The Draw

When drawing on your electronic cigarette, think slow and steady and let the vapour fill your mouth. Unlike traditional cigarettes, nicotine from e-cig vapour can be absorbed via the mucus membranes in the mouth and nose, as well as the lungs.

Hold then exhale

Hold the vapour in your mouth for 3-5 seconds. You can then choose to inhale the vapour into your lungs or exhale through your mouth or nose.


While the nicotine ‘hit’ experienced smoking a traditional cigarette takes around eight seconds to come into effect, it can take a little longer for an e-cigarette.

Because nicotine absorption with an e-cigarette is achieved via the mucus membrane, it can take up to 30 seconds to feel a similar effect. For this reason, you will need to wait longer between taking draws from an e-cig than you would when using a traditional cigarette.

How not to Vape

You should look to avoid chain vaping, as e-cigs are not designed to be used in this way.  After around five draws in quick succession, you should allow at least a couple of minutes for cooling, as you don’t want your electronic cigarette to overheat. In addition, chain vaping can cause a sore throat and a dulling of your taste buds, called ‘Vaper’s Tongue’.

To make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs as simple as possible, our electronic starter kits include everything you need to start vaping right away. However, if you need more information before joining the vaping revolution, you can refer to our guide: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know about Electronic Cigarettes.



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