Different e-cigarette types

Vaping is a rapidly growing industry and the innovation in technology is changing at an even faster pace. With so many different e-cigarette brands & models available on the market, even vaping pros may get a little confused when it comes to choosing the right ecig kit. Luckily for all the newbies, the majority of them are the same device, only rebranded with different names. So what should you be aware of before buying the very first vape pen?

But before we go any further, there is few questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Are you a heavy or a light smoker?
  • How much are you prepared to spend on making the switch?
  • Do you want to quit or cut down on traditional cigarettes?

Let's start with the basics.

First of all, you need to do some research. Buying an e-cigarette kit is more convinient, as the kits always include the battery, atomiser and a USB charging lead - it's only the e-liquid that needs to be purchased separately. However, you can create your own set up buying each e-cigarette part independently. 

What we always say to our customers, is that the best e-cig kit is based on your own preferences. Let us take you through different types of e-cigarettes to ensure you make the right choice.

Mini e-cigs or cig-a-likes. These can range in sizes but are the smallest e cigarettes available. Some are the same size as a cigarette and certain e cig brands have a variety of sizes, the bigger ones having a larger battery capacity. All tend to have the appearance of a cigarette (hence the "cig-a-like"). These can be good e cigs for beginners to help the transition to e cigarettes. If you want to try vaping for the first time, then a disposable e-cig is a cost-effective way to give it a go. However, this type of e-cigarette is often declined due to its minimal battery life and vapour production. 

Tank Systems. These devices move away from the cigarette-like appearance, having a size comparable to a marker pen or mid-sized cigar. They have a tank to store e-liquid and replaceable coils, and the batteries last longer than cigalike batteries. Unlike most cigalikes, these start vaporising e-liquid when you press and hold a button.

We usually recommend starting with a simple eGo vape pen. They usually come with a standard 650 mAh power, which gives you approximately 700 puffs. Once you've adapted to using those, and craving for something more advanced, such as more powerful battery, then it's time for you to upgrade to more advanced starter kits. These may include more sophisticated clearomizers such as dual coil clearomizers and more advanced batteries that have variable voltage , variable wattage capacities and big power capacities such as 2200 mAh. 

Another thing worth mentioning is to purchase a spare battery and e-cigarette car charger. Keeping your battery alive is crucial to carry on vaping, and let's be honest - if you're out, how likely are you to go back home to re-charge it? Popping into a store to buy some tobacco cigarettes may seem easier, but it may also mean you giving up on vaping.

Box Mods. These are the biggest e-cigarettes, but come in a range of shapes and sizes. Most these days are box-shaped (and called “box mods”), but basically work like big tank system e-cigarettes. Along with bigger, longer-lasting batteries, they also offer extra features and can support a wider range of different tanks. Mods bear no resemblance at all to cigarettes.