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How to Use an E-Cigarette in 4 Easy Steps

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

If you'd never used an e-cigarette before, you might think that they're infinitely more complicated than smoking traditional cigarettes but you couldn't be more wrong! Most Cigalike E-Cigarettes are designed to be incredibly easy to use in order to ease the transition between smoking and vaping! While other products such as Vape Mods require a little more in-depth knowledge, using a cigalike e-cigarette could be easier. Don't believe us?

What is in an E-Cigarette Starter Kit?

What's in an e-cigarette kit?

A standard E-Cigarette Starter Kit

When you buy an E-Cig Starter Kit, it is likely that you will find something akin to the image above. Most cigalike e-cigarettes feature the same two basic parts: the refill cartridge and the battery. The refill cartridge contains the e-liquid, which is what gives the e-cigarette its taste and (in most cases) its nicotine. The battery is used to heat the e-liquid, which then produces the vapour that is inhaled.

What's Inside the Pack

The full unpacked kit

For this particular e-cigarette, the battery is the longer white section and the cartomisers are the shorter light-brown sections – when used together they mimic the design and feel of a traditional cigarette. This is ideal for those people who are trying to move to vaping from smoking after having smoked for a long time as it provides a similar feel and sensation. For this particular starter kit, a USB charger is included to ensure that you can keep your e-cigarette working as well as possible.

Now that you've gotten to grips with what is included with your starter kit, you might be asking yourself – how can I start vaping? The answer is simple: follow these four easy steps!

Step One: Remove Packaging

Removing protective caps from the cartomiser

It might sound obvious, but the first thing that you have to do with any e-cigarette kit is remove all of the included packaging. The majority of e-cigarettes are supplied in sealed packaging, helping you to ensure that no-one has touched or tampered with your device. For the purposes of the images above, we have removed the sealed packaging from the battery and cartomisers. Some e-cig refills (including the ones above) utilise protective caps to further ensure that your e-cigarette is protected in transit – these must be removed before use.

Step Two: Connect the Refill and the Battery

Step Four: Combine the Refill and the Battery

Screwing the cartridge into the battery

Once you are sure that all protective packaging has been removed, the refill cartomiser can be screwed into the battery. This can be done by hand and does not require any great amounts of force and strength. When your e-liquid cartridge is empty, simply unscrew it, throw it away and replace it with a new cartridge. For reusable e-cigarettes, the batteries are designed to be used multiple times so there is no need to replace these after every use – all they need are a quick recharge!

Step Three: Use and Enjoy!

Step Three: Vape and Enjoy

The fully assembled e-cigarette

Once you have connected the battery to the cartridge, your e-cigarette should be ready to use immediately. With most Cigalike e-cigarettes, you don't even need to press a button in order to activate the device – simply draw on it as you would a lit cigarette. Your e-cig should be charged straight out of the box and you can check this by drawing on it; if the tip of the battery glows, the battery is charged and ready to use.

All in all, it takes approximately thirty seconds to go from opening your e-cigarette starter kit to actually being able to vape with it – you can't say fairer than that!

Step Four: Recharge Your Battery and Vape Again!

Step Four: Recharge Your Battery

An e-cigarette battery charging

A number of e-cigarette starter kits include USB chargers, which are ideal for use in the home, the office and on the go! To charge your e-cigarette, you have to remove the cartomiser from the battery and then screw the battery into the charger. Once the charger is connected with your computer's USB drive, your battery will begin to charge – no software to download, no problems with connectivity or compatibility. Once your e-cigarette is fully charged, it will be indicated (methods of indication vary between different varieties of e-cig).

Is That It?

You might be surprised just how easy it is to use an e-cigarette but it really is that simple. E-Cig Starter Kits are designed to be used directly out of the box by anyone, no matter if you've never even seen an e-cigarette before! Don't believe us? Why not visit our full range of E-Cigarette Starter Kits and try for yourself?

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