Breaking down what’s inside an e-cig


Many people misunderstand vaping and e-cigs and are quick to put the users down without fully knowing what they are or how they work. Due to their look and how the act of it is associated with smoking, many non-smokers are quick to dismiss them.

A lot of the misinformation and negative beliefs come from a lack of understanding of how these devices actually work. People are often quick to judge or are outright scared of something that they don’t fully understand.

This notion can be applied with the advancement of technology and its integration into our everyday lives. At first people were very weary and hesitant to use the internet for anything with the fear that “hackers” would be able to steal all of your information and money. So while email was a thing, people would prefer to send important news via post. Today through constant information about the benefits of the internet, people can’t seem to live without the internet and its usefulness that it grants us.

To help clear up some misconception about vaping we are going to breakdown each component in an e-cig to help the general public understand everything about them.


To begin these devices are electronic they require a battery to power them. Most e-cigs now use lithium-ion batteries to power the devices as they last a significant amount of time and can be recharged as well. Being able to plug in your device is a lot more convenient than changing out loose batteries every time the device runs out of juice.

Additionally since these devices are electronic they can be modified to have different functionalities. To name a few you can opt to get LEDs on the side of the device or even a chip mod that increases the speed and responsiveness of your device. The addition of other components results in the e-cig using more power which leads to some devices having more than one battery.


Connected to your battery you will find that you have an atomiser. This component is what turns the liquid (that may contain different flavours or even nicotine) into the vapour that the user inhales. The process happens by having the heating coil within the atomiser come in contact with the flowing e-liquid that turns into the vapour that you have grown accustomed to seeing.

E-liquid tank

As we move closer to the tip of the e-cig we have the tank. This is where the e-juice or e-liquid is stored before it gets turned into a vapour. Tanks can be refilled once they are empty so you can keep vaping away without missing a beat. There is also another variant of these devices that have disposable tanks that are called cartridges. Once the cartridge is empty you can unscrew it and screw in a new full one.

Many users tend to go with a tank that is transparent so they know when they need to refill the device. It is also important to note that you should stray away from overfilling the tank to avoid any potential flooding in your system.


The last part of the device is the mouthpiece. Obviously the point of the mouthpiece is to funnel the vapour produced by the atomiser into the mouth of the user. You place your mouth on the tip of the mouthpiece and inhale slowly to get a hit of the vapour. When you inhale you are moving the liquid from the tank through the atomiser which comes out the other end as vapour. Inhaling too quickly can result in excess liquid coming through that doesn’t have enough time to turn into vapour.

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