One thing that can lead to a bit of "culture shock" as you start vaping is that, unlike tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes need maintenance. Not only do they need to be filled again and again with e liquid, but they require cleaning and sometimes even replacement parts to stay in good working order. Using disposable e cigarettes can eliminate the need for this level of care, but many prefer rechargeable vapor pens because they offer more choices in terms of flavor and can sometimes produce a more satisfying vaping experience. Thankfully, today's e cigarettes are fairly simple to care for. If you're using a rechargeable electronic cigarette, make sure you perform the following tasks to keep your vaping experience easy and clean:
  • Refills: Electronic cigarettes use "e liquid" to produce vapor. One of the things that vapers like best about e liquid is that it comes in a variety of flavors. The vast majority of users (about three-quarters) prefer flavors besides tobacco. The most popular among vaping flavors for sale are fruit flavors, preferred by 31% of users; bakery and dessert flavors, which are most liked by 19% of vapers; and savory or spice flavors, such as cinnamon or vanilla, which are preferred by 5% of vape users. In fact, just 22% of users -- most likely recent former smokers -- prefer tobacco flavors. However, former smokers are more likely to switch between at least three different flavors or more. Refills of these liquids typically come in bottles, which use an eyedropper to refill the e cig cartridge, tank, or Smileomizer. There are also pre-filled cartridges for sale, which can save users some time and frustration if they're new to vaping or don't want to deal with the refilling process.
  • Cleaning: About once a week, users need to clean their rechargeable electronic cigarettes. The reason for this is that the e liquid can cause "gunk" buildup, which can negatively affect the performance of the e cig if that buildup isn't regularly removed. Cleaning the tank, cartridge, or Smileomizer should be done using a cotton swab and isopropyl alcohol. Simply brush the threading of the tank/cartridge and e cig battery in order to clean all of the buildup near the connection.
  • Replacements: When you buy a new cartomizer, e liquid tank, or Smileomizer, they will only last a certain amount of time before losing optimal flavor. Regularly replacing parts of an e cig after gunk buildup has become too thick will help ensure that you get the full flavor and optimum usage from your e cigarette. The patent-pending Smileomizer tank allows vapers to use it for up to two weeks before needing to use a new Smileomizer.
Rechargeable e cigs also need to have their batteries charged after use, so make sure to charge the battery when it is not being used. Have questions about how to take care of your e cig? Leave us a comment.