Vaping is rapidly building in popularity, but as with anything new, there is a little confusion around the key terminologies and tools. A lot of consumers we talk to are uncertain of the differences between electronic cigarettes, like those that BLACKHAWX offers, and nicotine vaporizers.
Vaporizers and e-cigs are both portable devices that allow you to inhale nicotine vapor that has been enhanced with a variety of delicious flavours. Although they serve the same function, there are several key difference between the two products. Read on to discover what they are.
Vaporizers and e-cigs generate vapor by heating e-liquid, a mix of nicotine, propylene glycol and flavour additives. As there is no burning of the nicotine, both e-cigs and vaporizers allow you to get a hit of nicotine without thousands of harmful chemicals that are released when you light up a traditional cigarette.
E-cigs and vaporizers do differ in how vapor is generated. An e-cig directly heats the e-liquid, while vaporizers pass heated air through it. You’re unlikely to notice a difference though – both methods produce quality vapour.
E-cigs and vaporizers rely on inbuilt batteries, so they’re both portable solutions. E-cigs are often better for long days out, as the e-cig can be easily recharged in its small, portable personal charging case.
As a user, you’ll notice the main difference between the products when it comes time to replace the e-liquid. The e-liquid in e-cigs is premixed and contained in e-cig cartridges connected to the battery powered atomizer. The vaper replaces the whole cartridge once the e-liquid is exhausted, and disposes of the old one. Comparatively, a vaporizer has an inbuilt e-liquid canister for the vaper to refill. This provides opportunities for customisation of the e-liquid mix; however, this mix is more time-intensive to create and you need to be careful with the raw materials. Vaporizer users will tell you that refilling on the go is no easy task.
If you’re a public vaper, you’ll quickly find out that the general public is more accepting of e-cigs. This may be because the e-cig system more obviously echoes the traditional cigarette that the general public is used to. Vaporizers on the other hand look a little foreign – you can often see the e-liquid in the canister – which can worry or frighten the uneducated masses. We imagine this will change as vaping continues to increase in popularity, but right now e-cig users are going to raise fewer eyebrows in public.