Right –you’ve made the decision to finally quit smoking with the help of an electronic cigarette. No? Maybe you just want to try your hands at an e-cig to see how you get along? Whatever the reason, help is at hand. The industry may look too complicated to purchase from, with the countless number of brands out there, but we are here to make life a lot easier for you.

When you want to start using an electronic cigarette, you must be aware of a few things:

  1. You are going to need a minimum of two batteries. This is the part of the e-cig that produces the vapor, creates the flavor with the help of the cartridge, and needs to be recharged. Two batteries will see you through – one battery will be on charge while you are using the second, but three batteries will be better – what happens if one breaks down and you need to send it away for repair…? Make sure that you buy three batteries where possible. The batteries should last around about six months or so, depending on how you use it. Ours will generally last between 4-6 months again, depending on how we use it and the brand that we have bought it from. If you want an e-cigarette with some serious battery life and don’t mind how big or clumpy it looks, check out the Long Cig offered by SLB.
  2. You are going to need to start with five cartridges. It doesn’t matter whether you refill yourself, buy new cartridges, or sign up to a delivery program, you will need five to begin with. These will last you about a day each, again depending on your smoking patterns. If you want a cartridge that not only tastes good, but also releases a decent amount of vapor, you are going to want to check out SLB’s e-cig range.
  3. You will need a USB charger plus mains adapter/car charger. Do you smoke a lot in the car? It might be worth getting a car charger and a USB cig which needs to be plugged in all the time in order to work. This is also a wise idea for those that spend a lot of time in front of their computer. If you travel a lot, a car charger is a must. If you are never far from a computer, the USB charger will be right for you. If you don’t own a car and you don’t really like to class yourself as techno-friendly enough to use a computer, the mains adapter is the perfect choice. It might be worth to have a couple of charging options – some companies, such as SLB.
  4. Are you more bothered about appearance or throat hit? SLB offers a very lifelike looking e-cigarette. In many ways it is comparable to the real thing, but you might want to consider something that doesn’t look quite so much like a real cigarette if you are going to be using it in public.
  5. For throat hit, SLB rocks. Although other companies comes a very close second, the best e-cig for throat hit is definitely SLB out of the ones that we have tried so far.
  6. If it is vapor you are after, the top companies are again, SLB perhaps gives you a little more.
  7. Are you going to refill your cartridges yourself with e-liquid? Companies that offers both e-liquids and cartridges with their batteries can save on shipping in the long run. Otherwise you are going to need to find a company that sells e-liquid which poses another dilemma – once you’ve bought the e-cig, where do you get your e-liquid from. This is something that we will look at in closer detail later on.
  8. How important is the warranty to you? Remember that you are expected to replace at least one of your batteries in the first six months – is the warranty worth it? SLB offer 6 months warranty,you need to figure out which one is the best one for you.