While electronic cigarettes are less expensive than traditional cigarettes, they are still an expensive habit. My first unit used an atomizer separate from the cartridge but I found it to deliver an inconsistent vapor volume, leak hot e-liquid frequently, and tasted like burning plastic. Overall I found this version to be a cheaper model but initially went with it because it seemed cost effective. In time I grew frustrated and switched to a unit that used a cartomizer vs. atomizer.
For those of you who are a novice to the product, a cartomizer is a metal cartridge preassembled with e-liquid and a disposable cartomizer. Once the cartomizer is empty you simply dispose of it and attach a new one. Okay, now that you are caught up on the terminology I will share a few practices I employ to ensure I am getting the most out of my product.
Tip 1: Cap Your Cartomizer
Inside of a cartomizer is a cloth like material that absorbs the e-liquid. When exposed to air the cloth in the cartomizer begins to dry just as a bath towel would when exposed to air. When you go to bed I recommend you remove the cartomizer from the battery and put the rubber caps back on the cartomizer.
Tip 2: Start a New Cartomizer With A Fresh Battery
What this means is if you’re starting a new cartomizer then try to use it with a freshly charged battery. Reason being is when the battery is at half life or less we tend to take more puffs as an effort to receive sufficient vapor volume. The more air flow that travels though the cartomizer, the sooner it will dry up.
Tip 3: Have a Second Charger and Third Battery
On days I am at my computer for 8+ hours I will consume 2-3 cartomizers (which is a lot). Prior to purchasing an extra charger I would drain one battery before my backup was fully charged but because I am addicted to nicotine I would not wait for it to complete the charging process. I could be mistaken but I feel that when I use a battery before it is fully charged, the batteries quality diminishes.
Tip 4: Purchase an Electronic Cigarette Brand with a Life Time Warranty
All batteries diminish over time and the average e-cigarette retailer has a hefty price tag on new batteries ($25-$50) which is why you should choose a brand that offer a lifetime warranty on batteries. This means that when the batteries quality diminishes you can send it back in exchange for a new one at no cost. NICOmate.com is among those brands with a life time warranty and a coupon for 30% off can be found here.