About Electronic Cigarettes
If you are new to electronic cigarettes or have a question about Nicofresh products, then this page will help you! At Nicofresh, we hope to give you a complete introduction into the world of Electronic Cigarettes.
If you have a question that is not addressed here, please feel free to contact us and we will strive to answer it within 24 hours.
What is an electronic cigarette?
The Electronic Cigarette (also known as a personal vaporiser) is a battery-powered item which imitates a traditional tobacco cigarette. It delivers nicotine without any combustion or odour associated with tobacco cigarettes. Using an e-cigarette or “vaping” mimics the sensation of smoking while satisfying the hand-to-mouth requirement that smokers have.
How do e-cigarettes work?
E-cigarettes generally consist of three main parts:
- A mouthpiece/cartridge,
- An atomizer
- A rechargeable battery
On many e-cigarettes, the atomizer and cartridge are within the same part, handily named a Cartomizer. On many of our models, the cartomizer is made of a clear tank and is referred to as a Clearomizer.
Upon inhalation, the heating element (atomizer) inside the unit heats the liquid nicotine (stored in the cartridge) into a fine vapour that replicates the look and feel of smoke. Click here for further information on our range of e-liquids.
What are the benefits of vaping?
- No flame, no burning tobacco or any other substances
- No tar
- No unpleasant odours or tobacco smells clinging to clothes and hair
- Not banned under the UK smoking ban
- Simulates smoking
- Less costly than smoking
- No smoke irritation to your eyes
- Huge choice of flavours of liquid.
- Controllable nicotine level, available in 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg and 24mg.
- More flexible – you can take one or two puffs if you want, rather than feeling you have to finish or waste a whole cigarette.
- No more matches, lighters, ashtrays or smelly cigarette butts.
What is e-liquid?
E-liquid or nicotine liquid is the names given to the diluted nicotine fluid that is used in e-cigarettes. This liquid is purchased separately in our stores so that you can refill when the liquid runs dry.
In order to mimic the true nicotine yield of a traditional cigarette a solution is produced which contains a fixed percentage of nicotine. For example, a 24mg cartridge is made from a solution which contains 24mg nicotine per 100ml of liquid or expressed as a percentage, approximately 2.4% nicotine.
How long do the parts last?
Generally the Cartomizers and batteries last about 6-10 weeks, dependent on usage.
Many of our oulets offer you a month guarantee on all parts*, so if one of your parts stops working, you can return it for a replacement within this 30 days time period.
Most of our specifications allow for 100 charges, which is roughly 3 months. However, with regular maintenance and cleaning many users have found their battery to last a lot longer than this.
*guarentees vary between suppliers and vendors. Guarentee excludes physical damage, dependent on presentation of proof of purchase and the product