You decide to quit smoking, and you don’t want to experience the withdrawal symptoms. That is when you decide to get yourself an e-cigarette.
You’ve heard a lot about these tools to help reduce and kick the smoking habit without the side effects of quitting, so it is a great idea.
The thing is, with many models of the e-cigarettes on the market available, you also have to choose which one you think will work best for you – the e-cigarette cartridge type or the e-cigarette cartomizer.
Cartridge vs Cartomizer
- E-Cigarette Cartridge – this is the first type used in the original e-cigarettes until about 2010-2011. These are either the one use or disposable type, and some are refillable. When you shop online, make sure you look closely at the pictures of the cartridges they have available. This one is recognizable at once because the bottom opening is exposed, and doesn’t have a screw thread. If you’re looking at e-cigarettes at a shop or stall, take a look at the opening. There’s a small, wet sponge inside it. This is one part of the three-piece e-cigarette. When you first assemble this, it has three parts you need to connect to each other, hence the name. You screw in the atomizer, the part that heats up the cartridge into the battery and then you place the cartridge above the atomizer. They are not really that expensive as well. The problem is the effectiveness, because there are some claims that one cartridge is equivalent to half a pack of cigarettes, but that is blatantly untrue. It might be worth only five sticks of use at the most. Not so reliable, they leak or expand in warm environments.
- E-Cigarette Cartomizers – this is the recent type of “cartridge” that was made in lieu of the original cartridge – the cartomizer. Cartomizer – a word that has combined cartridge and atomizer in one. It is refillable and has its own heating element, because the cartridge and the atomizer have been fused into one part. They don’t leak and can hold a greater amount of e-cigarette liquids compared to the old cartridge. They are a little bit more expensive than the original cartridge, but it is money well spent, since you get more out of the cartomizer than the former. They are built for later models of e-cigarettes, the two-piece. This means you connect the cartomizer to the battery before use. Easier than the first, less time needed and no hassle. These are easy to identify because of the screw threading on the bottom, but there are types that have them recessed. The term cartomizer is new, so some people get confused, that is why some makers still prefer to call them cartridges.
Choose the option that is right for you. The cartomizer is your best bet, since although they might be a bit pricier, you can use them for a longer time, and they are generally refillable.
All you need to do is to choose the smoke juice flavor you like.