The consumption of electronic cigarettes in our country is returning to rise after the arrest of the last two years. According to the 2016 Report on Smoking of the Higher Institute of Health, almost 4 percent of Italians use e-cig routinely or occasionally , supported also by scientific studies that increasingly consider this alternative to traditional smoking as desirable. For those wishing to approach this world, the Test-Lifeguard asked for advice on models and prices to Paolo Bertacco, a retailer of liquids for electronic cigarettes for Realfarma.
What can a newcomer to electronic cigarettes buy?
As a rule there are rather simple instruments, of low power, in the shape of a cigarette. the vast majority of retailers have a tendency to offer this type of device. And then with the market that has evolved, many also offer devices of a certain power.
What do we mean by power?
Given by the battery that can range from 3 Watts to 400. In small devices, from 3 to maximum 15 W. It results in heating of the resistance, in the container that is above the battery, and from the expressed heat more or less is created steam, which involves a greater density.
And the duration?
It depends on how long you hold down the battery button. The fundamental element for the sensation of the consumer depends on the level of nicotine. For a neophyte it must be of a fairly high alcohol content, 9-18 milligrams.
Because he’s used to smoking a normal cigarette.
Exact. Notwithstanding that the proportion of nicotine decreases proportionally to the increase in battery voltage. If you have a 15 W and you are sucking up a high nicotine you will get a strong bang.
Can we adjust the density of the aspiring vapor?
For beginners as a rule, small instruments do not have adjustments, while those boxes do.
How much are those in the shape of cigarettes?
It goes from 20-40 euros, a kit that includes the battery, the atomizer, which would be the receptacle, and the battery charger.
What battery does it take?
Lithium batteries. For small devices are specific batteries.
How much can I smoke with a refill?
It is difficult to give because it depends on the use, usually 2-3 ml per day for a novice is a sufficient dose to replace the entire need. In a refill there are 1-2 ml to go up.
Then there are the E-Cig called Box, those with shapes more like cans, in fact.
The operation is the same. Change the ergonomic aspect. There is a factor in some ways of power, because inside it is possible to insert more powerful batteries, thus creating a stronger steam.
Is it possible to put tanks for larger liquids?
You can attach the basic atomizer or one with a capacity of up to 3-5 ml of liquid.
So who buys a box does it to have a stronger suction feeling or to have a larger liquid tank?
Both. You can use a lower-grade nicotine, because what counts for the smoker is the so-called “blow in the throat”, similar to when you hear when you smoke a traditional cigarette. And then because it can last longer.