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Iceni Magazine | May 11, 2021

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How E-Cigarettes Work

How E-Cigarettes Work

Having taken the world by storm since their first commercial release back in 2003, e-cigarettes are now used by people the world over.

There are thousands of companies, like VIP, which supply people with all the materials (e-liquids, atomisers, batteries) they could ever need to customise their vaping experience. If you have ever wondered how an e-cigarette works, here is some useful information.


All e-cigarettes have a chamber which holds variable amounts of e-liquid. It is this liquid that, when exposed to the right levels of heat, vaporises into the large clouds of fragrant smoke which are associated with e-cigarettes.

Whilst there are many different ‘flavours’ of e-liquid, they are all made from either PG (propylene glycol) or VG (vegetable glycerine). They usually also contain nicotine as well as flavourings.


The small metal tube inside the vape is called the atomiser, and it is this crafty device which heats up significantly to convert the e-liquid into water vapour. There are now many different atomisers on the market, as well as cartomisers and clearomisers, which are slight variants of the atomiser. Click here for additional information, buying considerations, and product recommendations.

Atomisers are usually heated up with electricity, whether from a rechargeable battery or even a regular set of batteries. Many vapes allow you to set the voltage to control how fast the atomiser heats up, and thus how much liquid is vaporised at a time.


Finally, the battery inside each vape is the source of power (like a lighter for regular cigarettes), and the majority of modern vapes use quality rechargeable batteries. Most are made from lithium, and pack a fair punch in terms of power.

It is worth noting, however, that there are also numerous types of battery on the market, all of which have their different qualities. Batteries on smaller e-cigarettes (manual batteries), for instance, usually have a much shorter charging time, but are also weaker in terms of the ‘throat hit’ they deliver to the user. Manual batteries, on the other hand, are much weightier and more powerful, having the ability to vaporise more liquid and offering greater durability.

There is, in fact, plenty of technology which goes into the average e-cigarette. Whilst there are many variants of the main components, the e-liquid, atomiser and battery all work in perfect harmony to create the vaping experience which people across the world no enjoy. It will be interesting to see how this innovative technology continues to evolve over the coming years, revolutionising the vaping experience further.


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