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With the Ecigarette trend catching on, manufacturers are trying their best to keep up with the demands of e smokers. There exists a variety of e Cigarettes that have been designed for every kind of smoker, from the casual to the heavy.

Beside of disposable Ecigarette - the primary point of distinction between a regular Ecigarette is whether they are two parts or three parts. The three parts Ecigarette consists of a refill cartridge - pre-filled with e-Liquid, an atomizer and a battery, while the two parts Ecigarette features a battery and a cartomizer which is an atomizer and pre-filled with e-Liquid cartridge rolled into one.

Both kinds have their pros and cons. While the cartomizer allows you to replace the entire unit once the e-Liquid runs out, the regular cartridge can be refilled with available or self-made e-Liquid. And, while the cartomizer holds more e-Liquid and eliminates the need for messy refills, the regular cartridge variety makes for better draw and vapor.

The next distinction comes in the form of the rechargeable Ecigarette and the disposable variety. The disposable Ecigarette comes pre-charged and needs to be disposed once it runs out of battery or e-Liquid, while the rechargeable variety comes complete with batteries and a charger kit.

Disposable Ecigarettes

Disposable Ecigarette (1 Piece Ecigarette): The one piece Ecigarette is disposable, which means that it comes with a pre-charged battery and a non-refillable, flavored nicotine cartridge. This type of an Ecigarette generally needs activation in the form of pushing or twisting the mouth piece to break a foil seal and/or connecting the battery.

The disposable Ecigarette appeals most to casual smokers or first time users as they can dispose them after a marked number of uses or when either of the e-Liquid or battery run out. For first timers, the disposable e Cigarette proves to be a handy choice till they decide to settle with a single brand. The disposable Ecigarette also offers convenience when travelling as it eliminates the need to carry chargers or look for plug points.

The disposable e Cigar is a variant of the disposable Ecigarette and has gained popularity rather quickly as it generally lasts longer than the e Cigarette.

2 Piece Ecigarette

2 Piece Ecigarette (Atomizer+Cartridge=Cartomizer): The two piece e Cigarette consists of the rechargeable battery and the replaceable cartridge pre-filled with e-Liquid also known as the cartomizer. The primary advantage of the two piece is that it automatically ensures the replacement of the atomizer each time the cartridge is replaced. This comes in handy as the atomizer generally needs to be replaced anywhere between 6-12 weeks since it is semi-consumable. It also offers the convenience of frequently switching between e-Liquid flavors as it only requires the cartomizer to be screwed on to allow usage.




3 Piece Ecigarette

3 Piece Ecigarette (Battery+Atomizer+Cartridge): The three piece e Cigarette comes with a separate atomizer and cartridge along with the battery. In this case, the battery screws into the atomizer. The nicotine cartridge however needs to either be screwed or forced onto the atomizer, which is then held there securely until it has to be unscrewed or pulled off for replacement.

Though the major drawbacks of the three piece is that users would have to switch atomizers when they switch flavors and that they will have to replace the atomizers every 6-12 weeks, the positives include ease of refilling or “dripping” the nicotine cartridges for cost savings as well as more flavorful vapor.

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