In short, a vaporizer pen or vape pen (a type of e-cigarette) is a nifty little device ranging in size from a standard pen to a large cigar that one can use to inhale heated propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin (the main ingredients in the E-liquid) and blow out the vapor.
Some Facts About Vapes
1. What Kind of E-Cig Should I Get?
Once you’ve decided to give vaping a try, this is the first question you begin to ask. The truth is, there is no blanket answer for this question, which is why if you talk to many vapers. They have tried many different models, brand and types of e-cigs before settling on their favorites. That’s not really too much unlike cigarettes is it? How many smokers continue to puff on the same brand that they first tried?
The question you should really be asking is what kind of vaping experience you want, and that should lead you to a good place to start. If you are looking for a hand to mouth experience that is the most similar to regular cigarettes, you may try a disposable model or cig-a-like, that is activated when you take a puff. Other devices, like most rechargeable models, E-Gos and other Personal Vaporizers have buttons you push to deliver the vapor.
You can also consider how customizable you want your devices. With MOD’s you are allowed much more freedom, but they also require more maintenance than a disposable model. Consider these factors into your decision making. But, remember sometimes trial and error is the best way to find what’s right for you.
2. How Much Is it Going to Cost Me Up Front?
It is true, the cost of starting up is a little more than just buying a pack of smokes. Still don’t let that deter you, it might not be as much as you think. Going for a basic kit if you are looking for a rechargeable model is the best way to get started, and many of them are extremely affordable. Most start-up kits will range from about $20 to $75, but some advanced devices will be much more. Take a look at our best rechargeable e-cig kits to give you an idea of what you’ll need to get started.
3. Will Vapes Save Me Money?
While it may seem like it costs more upfront. The truth is vapes provide a huge cost savings over the long haul when compared with regular cigarettes. A pack-a-day smoker can spend anywhere from $1,500 a year in a low-tax state all the way to about $5,000 in New York where cigarettes average around $13 a pack. On average across the country, the cost of smoking regular cigarettes rings up at about $2,250 a year.
If you opt for the rechargeable e-cigarette option you can purchase e-liquid cartridges at their average price of $2.50 each and that a pack a day smoker using rechargeable e-cigs could save up to $1,800 a year.