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E cigarette cartridges, although similarly designed, are not usually interchangeable. Unfortunately different e cigarettes companies make e cigarettes that are slightly different in design, some are slightly slimmer or wider, some are the same width but have different threading. For this reason it is usually impossible to switch e cigarette batteries and cartridges.
Most e cigarette cartridges are refillable, sometimes they are advertised as such, and sometimes it is not mentioned. There are a number of distributors that sell their own e liquids. Since the atomizers included in the cartridges will usually last through a couple of refills, it is not a bad idea to find a good e liquid manufacturer and reuse cartridges by dropping a couple of drips of e liquid when the cartridge starts to taste like it is empty. The atomizers in the cartridges will eventually where out so reordering more will eventually be necessary, but this is a good way to save money.
Two-Piece Vs Three-Piece Design:
As previously mentioned the e cigarette atomizer does wear out with use. Some e cigarette companies manufacture atomizers and refill cartridges separately, while others include a new atomizer in every cartridge. Since it can be quite a hassle to keep track of, and replace atomizers, the two-piece design has become much more popular. Most quality e cigarette brands now include new atomizers in every cartridge.
Flavor And Strength Of E Liquids:
E liquids and cartridges come in a variety of flavors depending on the brand. some only offer a few, the most I remember seeing was twenty something. Besides that, e liquid manufacturers also have their own lines of flavors and strengths. So if you are using the refill method their are plenty of flavors to choose from. Some companies even offer to custom make any flavor you describe to them. I have noticed that it is typical that the higher the nicotine strength of the e liquid, the stronger the throat hit. (Throat hit is what people call the slight burn in their throat on the inhale, it is usually regarded as a good thing, as it is more reminiscent of smoking.) Because of this you may want to get a high strength level if you are used to strong cigarettes, and low if you usually smoke lights.
How Long Does A Cartridge Last?
E cigarette cartridges usually last between 150 and 300 puffs. A cigarette is said to last around 10 to 20puffs,(depending on the person, and how they smoke) so a pack of cigarettes lasts around 300 puffs. Comparing these numbers should give you a good idea how many cartridges you can expect to go through in a given day. The amount of puffs per cartridge does vary from brand to brand. They usually post accurate and honest amounts of their puffs per cartridge on their own websites and it is a good idea to look at these numbers. I always compare price per puff rather than price per cartridge when comparing cartridge refill costs. Again, buying e liquid and refilling cartridges yourself is another way to save money and get more out of each cartridge, although it can be a little bit of a hassle.
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