ECigs vs. Traditional Cigs

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Most people who switch from using traditional cigarettes (analogs) to using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are able to do so easily because the products are very similar. Here are two lists pointing out the similarities and differences between them:




Similarities Between Analogs and Ecigs

  • Both smokers and vapers use a sucking action to breathe in. When inhaling an analog the smoker will feel a hit in the back of their throat. This is called a throat hit. E-cigs also provide a throat hit. The stronger the nicotine strength, the stronger the throat hit provided.
  • Both smokers and vapers exhale remnants through their mouth and/or nose.
  • Analogs create a burning sound, while e-cigs mimic that sound with a crackling sound made by e-liquid being heated.
  • Analogs produce visible smoke, while ecigs produce a vapor.
  • Analogs have a bright red flame on the tip when sucking in, while some ecigs come with a red LED on the tip that lights up when sucking in.
  • White is most often the main color of analogs, and there are white-colored ecig batteries.
  •  V4L sells blank cartomizers called faux filters. They are light orange with white flecks that look very similar to the filter on analogs.
  • E-cigs provide a hand-to-mouth simulation. This means that the act of using an e-cig simulates smoking, because the motion used is the same. The user inhales, feels a throat hit in the back of their throat, swallows, and then exhales vapor.
  • V4L e-cigs and analogs are both long and slender.

Differences Between Analogs and ECigs

  •  Analogs contain tobacco, while e-cigs do not contain tobacco leaf.
  •  E-cigs are battery-operated.
  •  E-cigs are reusable.
  •  Analogs produce smoke, while e-cigs produce vapor.
  •  Analogs are smelly, and their odor lingers on clothing, fingers, hair, skin, and in air long after the cigarette is done. E-cigs do not produce odors.
  •  Analogs produce second-hand smoke, while e-cigs do not.
  •  Analogs are banned in many restaurants, nightclubs, bars, sports arenas, offices, movie theatres, public transportation, and many other public places. E-cigs are allowed almost everywhere.
  •  Analogs cost much more than e-cigs, about 50-70% in fact.
  •  Analogs stain fingers, teeth, and walls, while e-cigs do not.
  •  Analogs only come in so many flavors, typically only tobacco-flavored or menthol-flavored. V4L e-cigs come in over 150 different flavors including fruits, desserts, coffees, and cocktails.

10 thoughts on “ECigs vs. Traditional Cigs

  1. I have tried other products before I found v4L and all those other products failed. Vapor4Life is the best all around every one of their products are top notch and 100% quality product and their customer service is outstanding!!

  2. The e-ciggs do leave a odor in the air. When I am vapping around people they love the smell of the fruity flavors that fill the air.I have actually had people guess what flavor I am vapping just by smelling them. I have heard from many non smokers that it is a nice refreshing change to smell something so lovely.

    • Yeah! Some folks love the vapors-others don’t get it-I was at Tiger Stadium with tobacco smokers and I was told to “smoke”- actually vape in smokers area.
      Best part is-I have tried real cigarettes since then and they taste like garbage compared to V-4L.

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  4. I love your product…had no trouble switching from tobacco cigarettes at all…I love the new to me vanilla flavor..I smell house smells better……ty

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