If you have come to this article, you are most likely among the many people who have decided to quit smoking and have heard about the electronic cigarette, albeit with often conflicting information.

Well, you should know that the electronic cigarette is undoubtedly the best existing system to help quit smoking, which can also reduce traditional smoking damage by over 95%. There are several scientific researches that prove it. If you want to learn more, we recommend reading this interesting article.

If you therefore decided to take the plunge and buy your first electronic cigarette to give up (hopefully) traditional smoke, you found the guide for you, because we will give you some useful tips to help you choose.

 

WHAT IT IS, HOW IT IS MADE AND HOW AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WORKS

The electronic cigarette, or even e-cig, is an electronic device that produces steam and therefore does not smoke it but vape it. In fact, vaping means inhaling the steam produced by an e-cig. Steam is produced by an electrical resistance which overheats vaporizes a liquid present inside a small tank.

An e-cig is therefore composed of two main parts: a rechargeable battery and a tank, called atomizer, which contains the electric resistance and the liquid to be vaporized. At the top of the atomizer there’s a drip tip, similar to the mouthpiece of a traditional cigarette or that of a pipe. On the battery there is usually a button that activates the vaporization of the liquid.

There are different types and models of electronic cigarettes, designed for both beginners and more advanced vapers. In this article we will focus on the most suitable models for beginners, the so-called entry-level e-cig.

E-CIG STARTER KIT

A starter kit is a small and light electronic cigarette composed by a rechargeable battery and a small atomizer to be screwed onto the battery. Inside the atomizer there’s a resistance (head-coil) that vaporizes the liquid. The head-coil should be replaced periodically (about every 15-20 days) or better when there is a drop in the aromatic yield. The replacement of the head-coil is carried out simply by unscrewing and re-tightening the new one on the body of the atomizer.

Q16 STARTER KIT

Justfog

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 1.9 ml
  • Battery: 900 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 133.3 x 21.5 x 16
  • Coil: coil 1.2 – 1.6 ohm

ENDURA T20

Innokin

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): h 150 – Ø 20
  • Coil: coil 1.5 ohm

INNOVATOR KIT

Teslacigs

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 1.8 ml
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): h 105.5 – Ø 19
  • Coil: coil 0.6 – 0.9 ohm

E-CIG AIO (All In One) 

An AIO e-cig is quite similar in shape to a Starter Kit, with the great difference that the battery and the atomizer constitute a single body. The atomizer or battery cannot therefore be unscrewed and/or replaced. Compared to the Starter Kits, the AIO are usually slightly larger and heavier, but have the advantage of having head-coils that are a little more “complex” and therefore able to provide an aromatic yield higher than that of the Starter Kits.

EGO AIO

Joyetech

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): h 118.5 – Ø 19
  • Coil: coil 0.6 ohm

NORD AIO

Smok

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 1300 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): h 122.5 – Ø 19
  • Coil: coil 0.6 – 1.4 ohm

POCKEX AIO

Aspire

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): h 117.7 – Ø 19.7
  • Coil: coil 0.6 ohm

E-CIG POD MOD

The Pod Mods are the latest generation for the entry level electronic cigarettes. They differ a lot in form both from a starter kit and from an AIO: if the first ones usually have the shape of a pen, the latters are more similar to a marker pen, therefore with a more compact shape. On a Pod Mod there is not a real atomizer but a cartridge (POD) that houses both the resistance and the liquid to be vaped. Some models provide for the replacement of the entire cartridge when the aromatic yield of the liquid begins the waning phase, in other models instead there is a head-coil that can be replaced without having to trash the cartridge.

The Pod Mods are to be considered the entry level electronic cigarettes of the moment, especially for their lightness, compactness, portability and ease of use.

RENOVA ZERO

Vaporesso

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 650 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 80.2 x 31 x 13.5
  • Coil: pod 1.0 ohm

EQ KIT

Innokin

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 90 x 35 x 15
  • Coil: pod 0.5 ohm

MINIFIT MAX

Justfog

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 1.5 ml
  • Battery: 650 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 100 x 21 x 15
  • Coil: pod 1.6 ohm

E-CIG BOX POD 

The Box Pods are in effect the Pod Mods but with the battery shape of a small box. For the rest they retain all the features of the Pod Mod described in the previous paragraph: lightness, compactness, portability and ease of use.

PAL 2 KIT

Artery

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 83 x 43 x 17
  • Coil: coil 0.6 – 1.2 ohm

EXCEED GRIP

Joyetech

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 3.5 – 4.5 ml
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 74 x 40 x 21
  • Coil: coil 0.4 – pod 0.8 ohm

ORION DNA GO

Lost Vape

Features

  • E-liquid capacity: 2 ml
  • Battery: 950 mAh
  • Dimensions (mm): 93 x 37 x 13.5
  • Coil: pod 0.25 – 0.5 ohm

If you decided which will be your first electronic cigarette, before you can start vaping you just need to choose your first liquid to be vaporized.

An e-liquid is composed of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavorings and possibly nicotine, whose maximum concentration in Europe cannot exceed 20 mg/ml. The choice of nicotine gradation for those approaching the electronic cigarette for the first time, as difficult as it may seem, is not at all.

Our advice is to not try to start by choosing a low-grade nicotine liquid, because you can be sure that nicotine is not the problem with traditional cigarettes, indeed!

So if for example you were heavy smokers (two packs a day), choose a nicotine grade not less than 12 mg/ml; if, on the other hand, you were an average smoker you could orient yourself to concentrations between 6 and 9 mg/ml.

Even for e-liquids, as well as for electronic cigarettes, the panorama is extremely wide and varied, because not only there are an infinite number of tastes but there are also different types of inhalation e-liquids.

Our task is to make as easy as possible for you and therefore we will indicate below those that we believe are the best liquids to be vape on entry level systems, divided into three types: tobacco, fruity and creamy.

Enjoy vaping!

MEXICO

Dea

Features

  • E-liquid type: tobacco
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: light tobacco, milk
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 4 – 9 – 14 – 18

BOOMS CLASSIC

TNT Vape

Features

  • E-liquido type: tobacco
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: cigar, vanilla, hazelnut
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 4 – 8 – 12 – 16

YELLOW

La Tabaccheria

Features

  • E-liquid type: tobacco
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: light blonde tobacco
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 3 – 6 – 9 – 12

YELLOW SUN

Decima

Features

  • E-liquid type: fruity
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: Sicily lemon
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 4 – 9 – 16

GRACE KELLY

T-Svapo

Features

  • E-liquid type: fruity
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: mint, red fruits
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 4.5 – 9

MORAVIOLETTA

Vaporart

Features

  • E-liquid type: fruity
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: wild blackberry, violet
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 4 – 8 – 9 – 14 – 18

POSITANO

Vitruviano’s Juice

Features

  • E-liquid type: creamy
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: lemon cake
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 3 – 6 – 9

SWEET CREAM n. 9

E-Liquid France

Features

  • E-liquid type: creamy
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: chocolate donut
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 3 – 6 – 12

DONN’AMALIA

Vitruviano’s Juice

Features

  • E-liquid type: creamy
  • Bottle format: 10 ml
  • Taste: almond, caramel, hazelnut, pistachio
  • Nicotine (mg/ml): 0 – 3 – 6 – 9