Electronic Cigarette Cartridges
Electronic cigarette cartridges are sometimes referred to as a mouthpiece. They are small, disposable and affix to the end of a cigarette. Inside of each cartridge is a small plastic cup that holds absorbent material. This absorbent material is saturated with a flavored nicotine solution. This nicotine solution consists of nicotine that has been diluted in propylene glycol.
So, how much nicotine is in a cartridge? Well it depends where you purchase your cartridges at. Some companies offer a user flexibility that allows you to adjust your nicotine preference. There, nicotine levels can be set at 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, or 16mg. The high doses of nicotine are meant to mimic the content of a regular cigarette. However, mid-range and low doses are also available for purchase. These nicotine solutions, which are sold separately for use in the cartridges, are usually referred to as either e-liquid or e-juice.
Solutions are sold in a wide variety of flavors. Original tobacco and menthol are the two basic flavors. There are even some that attempt to mimic a specific cigarette brand. They also come in many other flavors; these include things such as strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, and orange, mint, cherry, apple and coffee.
The cartridges do not last forever though. Once they run out, they can either be refilled or replaced with another. A single cartridge is roughly equivalent to a pack and half to two packs of traditional cigarettes. It ultimately depends on the user for how long they will last. Not only will the flavor begin to change and lessen, but there will not be as much vapor when you let out a puff of the electronic cigarette. These are both signs that the cartridge may be in need of a change soon.
There are some great benefits to using all of this. One thing is, despite the different flavors, they do not actually omit a smell. There is no tar or any other carcinogenic substance, and others do not have to worry about exposure and danger of second hand smoke. They come with a rechargeable battery and can save a lot of money in the long run. Also, one of the best parts is that there is no worry about ignition or a possible fire hazard if used carelessly.
E Cigarette Cartridges FAQs
What’s an e-cigarette cartridge?
A cartridge, also called cart for short, is one of the main parts of an e cigarette that works as the mouthpiece of the device. It is the counterpart of the filter in a traditional tobacco cigarette. The cartridge also serves as the container of the flavored liquid (may be nicotine or non-nicotine solution diluted in propylene glycol) that is being heated and vaporized by the atomizer.
How does a cartridge look like?
An e-cigarette cartridge, normally comes in black or brown color though nowadays, some manufacturers offer carts in red, green, pink, blue, and other more colors.
A cartridge’s end may look like whistle-shaped, tapered, or commonly rounded.
What materials make up a cartridge?
A cartridge is a small plastic container with openings on both opposite ends. It is composed of absorbent fabric material inside which is saturated with the flavored nicotine/non-nicotine liquid solution diluted in propelyne glycol.
How does it work?
An e-cigarette cartridge can be purchased pre-filled with liquid or empty. A pre-filled e-cigarette cartridge contains a small piece of absorbent fabric, that is the cartridge filler, soaked with e-liquid solution. When an e-cigarette is used over a period of time, the e-liquid gradually is used up until the cartridge filler dries out. When it runs out of liquid solution, it can be re-used by filling it up again by e-liquid that can be purchased in different flavors and nicotine strengths.
What are the available nicotine strengths for a cartridge?
Generally, companies offer flexibility to its customers by allowing them to adjust and choose their nicotine level preference. Nicotine levels range from none (0mg), to low (6–8mg ), mid-range 10–14mg), to high (16-18mg), and extra-high doses (24–36mg). The nicotine concentrations are often printed on the liquid cartridge or bottle for e-cigarette users to be informed.
Can one cartridge be used for every e cigarette?
Below are the e-cigarette cartridge compatibilities based from the design. There are 3 basic styles of e-cigarette depending on parts, the two-piece E-9 (9mm style), E-8 (8mm style), and the trio or three-piece design.
- E-9 Brands that are compatible with each other:
Green Smoke, Smoke51 (Duo), E-Cig Brand E-9 Style Electric Cigarette, Zero Tar, and E-Smoke Brand Sensation E-Cig
- E-8 Brands that are compatible with each other:
Premium Electronic Cigarettes, E-Cig Brand E-8 Style Electric Cigarette, E-Smoke Brand Pro E-Cig, and E-Smoker Online Brand KR808d-1
- Trio brands that are compatible with each other:
Blu Cigs, Smoke51 Trio, Luci Ecig, Instead eCig, Dragonfly ecig, and Eluma Brand Electric Cigarettes
How long does one cartridge last?
An electronic cigarette cartridge lasts depends largely on the model type and how often it is used. The super mini sized e-cigarettes usually have small carts that last roughly equivalent to 2 to 4 cigarettes worth of puffs. While the mini size e-cigarettes usually last for like 3 to 6 cigarettes. And the pen style, cigar and pipe cartridges usually last as equivalent to 10 or more tobacco cigarettes.
When do I know that I need to replace/refill my cartridge?
Not only will the flavor begin to change and lessen, but also, there will be lesser amount of vapor when you let out a puff. These are both signs that the cartridge may be in need of a replacement or refill immediately.