If you are a new electronic cigarette user, you will no doubt have some questions about everyday use of the device. Within this article you will find a compilation of tips to help you get the most out of your e-cig experience to start out with. After you’ve used them for a while you will become more familiar with your exact model and usage.

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Determining Optimum Nicotine Levels: The nicotine level that you choose will depend upon your individual needs and smoking preferences. If you wish to substitute an e-cig for your normal tobacco cigarette, use the levels listed below for guidance. Smokers who are using e-cigs to wean themselves off of nicotine and quit smoking will want to gradually lower their nicotine levels every 3 weeks or so until they are at a level of zero nicotine.

Optimum nicotine levels will vary from brand-to-brand, but here is a general overview to guide you in making the right choice of electronic cigarette nicotine levels.

If you normally smoke:

Strong cigarettes such as English Ovals: 2.4% or 22 mg nicotine

Full cigarettes such as Camel Regular’s or Lucky Strike: 1.8% or 18 mg nicotine

Light cigarettes such as Marlboro Red 100’s: 1.2% or 16 mg nicotine

Ultra light cigarettes such as Camel Ultra Light’s: .6% or 6-11 mg nicotine

Zero nicotine with only flavor: 0% or 0 mg

Electronic Cigarette Storage: Storing your e-cig correctly can prolong the life of your cartomizers as well as cause fewer problems for use. Here are some helpful suggestions for doing so.

If you store your e-cig on its end, the e-liquid can pool up on that side causing a leak, so make sure and store it on its side when not in use to prevent this from happening.

Cartomizers should be kept in a low temperate area devoid of moisture in order for them to stay fresh if you will not be using them for a while. Storing them in this way will allow them to remain fresh for 12-18 months.

Battery Care: Want to lengthen the life of your electronic cigarette’s battery? Here are some great tips to make that happen.

Make sure and unplug your e-cig battery as soon as it’s fully charged. The average battery takes 4-6 hours to recharge.

If you will not be using your e-cig for a while, take the battery portion of it off. By doing so, your e-cig will be not be drawing off the battery while it sits.

Charge your battery up as soon as you can tell that it is getting a little weak, don’t allow it to go totally dead.

The average e-cig battery will last between 25 and 35 cigarette’s worth or 300 to 420 puffs. Always have a back-up battery fully charged and ready to go for when you need to switch off.

Cartomizers and Atomizers: Here is a collection of the most frequently asked questions at our dampf shop regarding the use of electronic cigarette cartomizers and atomizers. After opening up a new Cartomizer, expect it to remain fresh for about 14 days. You can still use it after this time, but it will not taste as good.

It has been estimated that the average cigarette smoker takes 12 puffs on a cigarette before it is gone. In comparison, the average Cartomizer is equal to about 20-40 cigarettes depending on the brand you use.

Change your Cartomizer when it is no longer easy to take a draw off of it, or if it tastes burnt. Depending on how much you smoke, this could be anywhere from 3 to 15 days. Also, keep in mind that higher voltage models will cause you to use them up faster as will the stronger e-liquids.