vaping accessories

Nifty vaping accessories you never thought you needed

vaping accessories

Once you get the handle on how to properly use our line of electronic cigarettes, it might be time to look at how vaping accessories can enhance your experience. From various forms of charging adapters for when you’re out on the go, to getting creative and mixing your favorite Prime Vapor e-juices together and placing them in blank flavor cartridges. Whatever gets your groove on, we’re sure to have a handy addition to every vaper’s lifestyle.

Prime Vapor’s E-Cigarette Adapters

Let’s face it, at times we all lead busy lives and just like you enjoy having a full cell phone battery, you will also enjoy always have a full charge on your e-cig. Charge your e-cig between errands with a new Mini 12VDC USB Car Charger Adapter. Ironically, just place it where your combustible cigarette car lighter used to be.

On the other hand, like any electronic product that gets a lot of us, the USB charger and adapter that you purchased with your original order could probably use replacing. If your compatibility allows it, upgrade and keep your batteries freshly charged and always ready to go.

Accessorize your device

The best part about discovering a new passion is the opportunity to flaunt it. Why should vaping be any different? Keep your e-cig safe from potential damage, all while proclaiming your love for our products, with a branded Prime E-cigarette Case. This functional accessory is a great for storing your e-cig, e-juices and charger together. With a heavy-duty outer layer that holds all your vaping essentials, it’s the perfect product to take your vape pen everywhere you go. Prefer your e-cig a little closer for comfort? Snap on one of our 32 inches woven cord lanyards and keep your device easily accessible hanging around your neck.

We also have another nifty vaping accessory that you can use to put your e-cig battery on display. Offered in aluminum or silicone, you’ll never lose the powerhouse behind your favorite e-cig device when it is placed delicately on your very own battery stand.

For a look at some excellent vaping accessories that we carry, visit the endless selection on the online store.

As a vaper, what extra accessories have you purchased for your device? Share your wealth of knowledge in the comments section below.  

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Nicotine strengths: How to determine the appropriate choice for you

nicotine replacement therapy

Many people use electronic cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy, allowing them to choose their nicotine strength rather than it already being predetermined by the major tobacco companies. Needless to say, whether you vape for pure pleasure or as a means to control your nicotine intake, determining the appropriate nicotine strength you are using is probably one of the most important things you should know. Below are a few tips to help you differentiate between all the nicotine concentration levels available to you on the market.

What do we mean by nicotine strengths?

Just like how numerous cigarette brands possess variations of nicotine levels, e-juice capsules used for vaping also come in different nicotine strengths. Although both combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, e-cigs offer people more of a choice when it comes to selecting a desired level of nicotine concentration. This makes it easier for ex-smokers to take control of their bodies and wean themselves off of the addictive substance entirely.

How do you determine the nicotine strength you need?

In order to successfully use e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy, you will need to determine the appropriate nicotine strength that your body needs. Usually the perfect strength is determined by understanding and evaluating your prior smoking habits. Were you an occasional, light, moderate or heavy smoker? The nicotine strength that you start off with will be comparable to how many cigarettes that you were smoking daily. Ensuring that you have the right nicotine concentration in your e-juice will allow you meet the nicotine intake that you need, all while have the option to slowly decrease it over time. Many vapers successfully wean themselves down to zero nicotine e-juice over time.

Here is how we break it down:

  • 0mg/ml (zero nicotine) – good for people that are trying to cut out their nicotine dependency altogether. This is usually the strength people use over time.
  • 12 mg/ml (1.2% nicotine) – good for light to moderate ex-smokers, particularly those who used ‘light’ combustible cigarettes.
  • 24 mg/ml (2.4% nicotine) – good for moderate ex-smokers that are used to smoking about half a pack per day.
  • 36 mg/ml (3.6% nicotine) – good for heavy ex-smokers that are used to smoking a full pack a day or unfiltered cigarettes.

It’s important to understand that every vaper requires a different nicotine strength. We possess juices that contain zero nicotine all the way up to 36 mgs so that we can appeal to people who want to cut out nicotine completely and to those that need a little extra to help them stop smoking combustible cigarettes.

Do you have any other questions about nicotine strengths in e-cigs? We’re happy to answer them all if you leave a comment below.

frequently asked questions about vaping

Two of the top FAQ by Prime Vapor Customers

frequently asked questions about vaping

E-cigarettes are still a relatively new technology that have the potential to aid as a nicotine replacement therapy, as well as a harm reduction strategy, when to compared to smoking cigarettes. Even though these devices can simulate a smoking experience, yet without the added chemicals that are inhaled when tobacco is lit, there are still a lot of questions that people often have when they are switching to vaping. As a leading manufacturing that takes pride in helping smokers make this life-changing transition, Prime Vapor is always delighted to answer our customers frequently asked questions about vaping. Here are a couple that we have decided to highlight based on your suggestions.

Question #1: Which e-cig starter kit is right for me?

You’ve done some research but since you are relatively new to the world of vaping you are still finding that the options are a bit overwhelming when it comes to which e-cig starters kit to get. As one of our most frequently asked questions about vaping, we want our customers to know that there is an abundance of possibilities that target current smokers, ex-smokers and non-smokers.

If you are currently smoking combustible cigarettes, but you’re wanting to switch to e-cigs as an alternative, then the best e-cig starter kit for you would probably be one that contains an e-juice that is offered with higher nicotine content. This will ensure that your vaping experience will be very comparable to your prior smoking experience. The best option for a smoker that is transitioning into vaping is the Tobacco E-Cigarette Starter Kit. It is known for its uncomplicated technology, juices that contain higher percentages of nicotine and also offer the same robust, tobacco flavoring that your body craves. This starter kit is also offered as a Menthol E-Cig Starter Kit.

On the other hand, if you are an ex-smoker or someone that enjoys the smooth experience that vaping offers, then the ideal e-cig starter kit for you would be one that allows you to take advantage of the diversity of flavors without any added nicotine content. Our Non-Nicotine E-Cigarette Starter Kit would work best in your situation, as it comes in delicious rather than traditional e-juice flavors that will give you all the sensation that you remember loving when you used to smoke.   

Question #2: How do Prime Vapor e-cigs work?

Now this a fair question to ask for someone that has never owned or operated an electronic cigarette. The best part about a Prime Vapor E-Cig is that our products are very simple to use because they consist of two interlocking parts that twist together. This simple, easy-to-use technology takes a top-of-the-line battery and screws it to a flavor cartridge. As seen below.

Once the two pieces are put together, the microprocessor-controlled battery will automatically heat the juice and all you have to do is inhale the vapor. It’s probably one of the most straightforward e-cigarettes on the market, when compared to others that require the user to empty e-liquid into a chamber between vape sessions. Once our flavor cartridge is empty, simply twist it off and replace it will a new one.

Do you have any other frequently asked questions about vaping that you would like us to address in another blog post? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

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Side Effects: Vaping vs. smoking

smoking side effects

Aside from the obvious difference that e-cigs were created as an anti-smoking, harm reduction strategy, smoking combustible cigarettes and puffing an e-cig have many ample differences that stem beyond their simple operation. Most experts actually agree that vaping is vastly beneficial when it comes to quitting smoking.

Short-term smoking side effects:

Granted that smoking side effects can vary from person-to-person, there is no safe level of tobacco inhalation. Immediate effects of smoking tobacco include:

  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Decreased flow of blood to fingers and toes
  • Decrease in skin temperature
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea, abdominal cramps and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Coughing

Long-term smoking side effects:

Nicotine, the addictive chemical compound that is found in tobacco, also has its own list of negative side effects when it is ingested in higher doses (heavy smokers):

  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Confusion
  • Rapid increase in blood pressure and high breathing
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory arrest (breathing stops)

* over 60 mg of nicotine is so fatal it can even cause death in an otherwise healthy adult.

Smoking combustible cigarettes has been known to coat your lungs leading to lung and throat cancer later in life. It can also responsible for the yellowish staining of teeth and fingers.

Research shows that smoking can reduce the amount of oxygen that is available for your muscles, brain and blood. High amounts of carbon monoxide are present in most smoking products causing your body to work harder. The more you smoke over time, the more narrowed your airways become, a primary cause leading to heart attacks or strokes. Other long-term smoking side effects include:

  • Yellowing of your eyes
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Linked to various cancers
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart disease
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Lower fertility rates

Vaping in comparison:

The exciting part is that studies show that vaping has almost none of the side effects that smoking does, so vapers can jump for joy as they put the following list of discomforts behind them:

  • Awful smell (vapers don’t have to deal with the lingering smell that smokers often overlook)
  • The unnecessary mess (since e-juice is a refillable substance, vapers only need to refill their e-cigarettes and not worry about finding a place to dispose of their cigarette butts. Also many e-juice bottles and e-cig batteries can be recycled. Shout yippee for less waste!)
  • Second-hand smoke (second-hand vapor disappears rapidly and almost immediately disperses, so no one needs to smell your second hand smoke anymore)

Although research is still being done in order to fully understand the long-term vaping side effects, current studies do show that since e-cigs don’t burn chemicals like combustible cigarettes and they dramatically decrease the release of harmful toxins into the body. Also, we know that e-juice ingredients are simple, only consisting of the five following compounds — PG (propylene glycol, not an addictive found in Prime Vapor e-juice), VG (vegetable glycerin), nicotine, flavorings and water — unlike cigarettes that contain up to 50 known carcinogens. Since vaping is used as a harm reduction strategy, many smokers turn to it as a way to overcome their addiction to tobacco and with time even nicotine. You be the judge!

How have you used vaping to combat the negative side effects associated with smoking? Tell us in the comments section below.

 

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How do you make your own homemade vape juice?

homemade vape juice

If you’re on the experienced side of vaping, perhaps it’s time to attempt making your own homemade vape juice? In a world where do-it-yourself tutorials are available at your fingertips, it’s easy to take advantage of the possibilities that could come from creating your own vape juice flavors. In reality, this fun, fascinating task could become a new favorite hobby.

What ingredients do you need to make vape juice?

Before we dive into the creation process, it is really important to know the basic ingredients that make up vape juice already. Most e-liquid substances on the market are made up of:

  • PG (Propylene glycol): a colorless compound that is found in food manufacturing processes and pharmaceuticals. Although, PrimeVapor.com does not use this substance.
  • VG (Vegetable glycerin): a natural plant oil that is commonly used as an ingredient in food production.
  • Water
  • Nicotine: you are able to choose which strength of the substance you need based on your prior smoking habits. For example, if you are a heavy of strong, unfiltered cigarettes, you would want to make an e-cig juice with at least 24mg/ml to 36 mg/ml. If you are a light smoker that is weaning yourself off of the addictiveness of the substance, you would want to create a juice with 0mg/ml (zero nicotine e-juice) to 8mg/ml.

Are you ready to do it yourself?

Making your own homemade vape juice allows you to be creative by crafting unique flavors, choosing your PG, VG and nicotine levels easily and understanding the process that exists behind a technology you have grown to love.

You will need:

  • Rubber gloves: it’s always a good idea to keep your hands safe when you are experimenting with your own e-juice concoctions.
  • Safety goggles: Always protect your eyes when mixing together vape juices
  • Apron: it keeps your clothes clean.
  • Eyedroppers: they make it easier to measure precise amounts.
  • Unflavored e-juice or your own bottles of PG/VG blends: you can choose the percentage of PG/VG that you want in your juice.
  • Nicotine: choose your strength based on your smoking habits.
  • E-Juice flavoring: allows you to choose and mix the flavors you like.
  • A measuring jug: mixing e-juice involves math calculations.
  • Empty bottles: once you are happy with your homemade product, you will need a bottle or two to store it in.

When you finally have everything you need to create an awesome homemade vape juice, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Use an eyedropper to transfer and measure the appropriate amounts of PG, VG and nicotine into whatever bottle or container you have chosen to mix the ingredients in. After you have measured the above substances, it’s time to add some of your favorite flavors to the mix. For the best results, add a couple drops at a time and test it out frequently or else the flavor could quickly become too overwhelming. Lastly, write down the ingredient proportions that you used once you find a good e-juice blend. This way if you liked the mix you are able to recreate the delicious homemade vape juice at a later date and time.

Does this sound like way too much work for you? No problem. Sometimes purchasing vape juices online is the best way to get exactly what you want whether that’s smooth, gourmet flavors or something a little more traditional.

Have you ever made your own homemade vape juice? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

vaping instead of smoking

Why are people ditching cigarettes for e-cigs?

vaping instead of smoking

Have you ever considered vaping instead of smoking? If you’ve been trying to quit and are finding it hard to resist the urge to take a puff, e-cigarettes might be a safer, healthier solution to get you started. With their rising popularity, this nicotine-based smoking alternative is encouraging people to put down their cigarettes.

What is an e-cigarette?

Vapor Juice Starter Kit

For all you beginners out there an electronic cigarette is a handheld, battery-operated device that emits a certain percentage of nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions for the user to inhale. The e-cig is composed of a battery, a clearomizer, a USB charger and AC adaptor and your vape juice of choice.  

The device does not contain or burn tobacco, which studies suggests are a much healthier alternative to the traditional cigarettes. When you suck on the mouthpiece of the gadget, a sensor lights up and activates a heating element (this is what the battery powers) that vaporizes a liquid solution to then be inhaled by the user. Since the nicotine level vary based on the percentage in each individual e-juice, users have complete control over how much is going into their body.   

The e-cig benefits are endless

  • They can help you control your nicotine intake: Prime Vapor e-juice’s come in 0%, 1.2%, 2.4% and 3.6%.
  • You have more freedom to vape where you choose: There are more restrictions on smoking publically currently than there are on vaping.
  • They are more discreet than the traditional cigarette
  • On the daily vaping is much cheaper than smoking: Cigarette taxes vary upon which state you live.
  • They are more eco-friendly: The batteries are recyclable as well as bottle of e-juice if they are cleaned out properly.  

Dropping cigarettes

Looking back, it is hard to believe there was a time when you could smoke cigarettes in restaurants, parks and other public places. Although research has shown time and time again the harm cigarettes can do to the human body, science has proved it by showing how they can cause lung cancer and increase your chances of having a stroke.

When convincing yourself if switching to e-cigs is the right choice to help you quit, it is important to remember that there are no studies that prove e-cigs cause cancer. That should be enough incentive to consider vaping instead of smoking.   

 

What do you think? Be sure to tell us why you think people are choosing e-cigarettes in the comment section below.

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Do doctors recommend trying e-cigs as an alternative to smoking?

tobacco-free alternative

An increasing number of people are turning to e-cigarettes as a tobacco-free alternative. Whether they are trying to kick their smoking habits to the curb, or simply just cutting down on their nicotine intake, e-cigarettes have been increasing in popularity on the market.

Although vaping has amplified into a hip, societal trend, the real question is do doctors suggest that their patients try e-cigs as a nicotine substitute?

Some key points to consider

  • Studies suggest that using an e-cigarette is still substantially safer than smoking tobacco products, especially the non-nicotine products on the market.
  • Although the ingredients of e-cigarettes may vary, they typically present a much lower level of toxins than a combustible cigarette.
  • Currently e-cigarettes are consumer-regulated products making them easier to balance your nicotine intake.

Are e-cigarettes effective in helping people quit smoking?

  • E-cigs are a tobacco-free alternative and the most popular aid that people are using when they attempt to quit smoking (aside from nicotine patches and gum).
  • Although evidence in this area remains weak, some studies demonstrate a positive relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and the discontinuance of smoking.
  • The combination of behavioural supports and vaping is likely to increase the chance of successfully quitting tobacco use altogether.

What are doctors saying?

Electronic cigarettes are continuing to help smokers quit around the world and at this time there are no serious side effects that can attributed to their use, research suggests.

While the long-term side effects and health risks are still unknown, there is a growing consensus that e-cigarettes are still much safer than smoking.

Although regardless of any evidence, general practitioners (GP) should be offering more in-depth advice to patients that are looking to this smoking alternative.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), alongside doctors in England and Wales, believe that smokers should be told that smoking e-cigarettes AIDS in smoking cessation.

Needless to say vaping is an alternative worth trying with studies showing that, “one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease” and therefore quitting combustible smoking altogether can significantly reduce risks of this disorder.

Tell us what you think? Do you know anyone that has used e-cigs to cut back their nicotine cravings? Drop a comment in the section below.

 

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Vaping Misconceptions We’re Tired of Hearing

vaping misconceptions

E-cigarette users who like to vape in public are all too aware of the pesky stares of some passersby, but nothing is more vexatious than a seemingly well-intentioned but misinformed stranger (or friend) lecturing you on the perceived dangers of vaping. It’s time to clear the air and put those myths to rest once and for all. Here are three common misconceptions we’re tired of hearing.

Vaping is as dangerous as smoking.

This is probably the most common thing we hear, and unfortunately, this myth often deters smokers from making the switch. While the long-term effects of e-cigarette use are still being examined, the consensus is that “nicotine – while highly addictive – is delivered through products that represent a continuum of risk and is most harmful when delivered through smoke particles in combustible cigarettes.” Continuing to perpetuate the idea that e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes cause an equal amount of harm is quite frankly irresponsible and dangerous in that it prevents smokers from adopting a nicotine delivery method that contains fewer toxins than traditional cigarettes, further damaging their health.

You don’t know what’s in e-juice.

Many non-vapers have this absurd idea that flavor cartridges and vapor juice ingredients are a mystery. While a typical cigarette contains approximately 600 additives (yes, you read that right), many of which are toxic and carcinogenic, the average e-liquid is composed of mainly a base, which is often a combination of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) and flavorings. In the case of nicotine-containing e-juices, the substance is present in varying concentrations: low, medium, and high. Some e-liquid manufacturers, such as PrimeVapor, even go a step further and only use VG as a base since it is an all-natural substance derived from plant oils. To ensure a high level of quality and consistency customers can count on, PrimeVapor uses its own labs right here in the United States to produce its liquid under strictly controlled conditions. So next time someone tells you that e-juice ingredients are unknown, please enlighten them on our behalf.

Secondhand vapor is as harmful as secondhand smoke.

Most vapers are considerate when vaping in public. They respect that most people don’t want to have vapor blown in their faces as they go about their daily lives. However, the notion that vapor and smoke are equally harmful is inaccurate. Smoke is produced as a result of a burning process, which creates “more than 7,000 chemicals” while vapor is the result of a heating process, meaning it doesn’t contain any combustion toxicants. In addition, secondhand vapor remains airborne for only a fraction of the time that smoke does, so involuntary exposure is significantly shorter with e-cigarettes.

What vaping misconceptions are you tired of hearing? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

An electronic cigarette, or e-cig, is a battery-powered device that delivers nicotine to the user without any combustion or smoke. But what about those thick plumes of clouds that you see vapers exhale while enjoying a puff on their e-cig, you ask? In this blog post, in addition to explaining how e-cigarettes work, we will answer many of the questions that non-vapers or newbies have.

E-Cig Starter Kits

Since many vapers are ex-smokers looking for a less harmful way to consume nicotine, e-cigs are designed to resemble traditional cigarettes to make the experience as similar as possible.

how do e-cigarettes work

Our popular Deluxe E-Cigarette Starter Kit, for instance, comes equipped with rechargeable cigarette-like batteries, a USB charger and AC Adapter, and one pack of pre-filled, hassle-free flavor cartridges of your choice. All you have to do to start vaping with two-part devices like the Deluxe E-Cigarette Starter Kit is to screw the cartridge onto the battery!

So, how do e-cigarettes work?

It’s simple. If your e-cig is an automatic one, when you inhale, the microprocessor-controlled battery automatically heats the liquid in the flavor cartridge to release the flavors and nicotine. If you use a manual battery, just press the activation button to begin.

Since the vaping process doesn’t involve any combustion, no smoke is produced by the device. Instead, vapers can enjoy dense, delicious vapor that doesn’t contain the multitude of toxins in smoke. With all PrimeVapor products, you can even feel that satisfying throat hit!

Do all e-cigarettes contain nicotine?

Most e-cigarette cartridges are available in both nicotine-containing and zero-nicotine options. Heavy smokers often start out with the strongest nicotine level available to satisfy their nicotine cravings, but light smokers may start with a medium level while occasional or social smokers may go for the lowest concentration or none at all.

Do all e-cigarettes taste like combustible cigarettes?

The beauty of e-cigarettes is the abundance of choices available to vapers. Not only can you pick the level of nicotine when you vape, but you can also choose from a range of exciting gourmet flavors, in addition to the classic tobacco and refreshing menthol options.

What surprised you about e-cigarettes? Tell us in the comments section below!

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3 Reasons Smokers are Making the Switch to E-Cigs

reasons to switch to e-cigs

The tide is gradually changing in favor of electronic cigarettes. While articles condemning e-cigarettes still abound on the internet, studies that show their potential benefit are helping counter misinformation and myths, which are often disguised as facts and propagated by ardent fearmongers. If you’re currently a smoker and are considering vaping, here are three excellent reasons to switch to e-cigs.

Vaping is less harmful than smoking.

While it is still early to ascertain all the risks involved with e-cigarettes, what we do know so far is that they are significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes. E-cigs deliver nicotine by heating a liquid to release the substance while combustible products produce smoke to do the same. According to the Royal College of Physicians’ report, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction, “the available data suggest that they are unlikely to exceed 5% of those associated with smoked tobacco products, and may well be substantially lower than this figure.”

E-Cigarettes satisfy more than just nicotine withdrawal.

The principal concern for smokers looking to quit is the painful reality of nicotine withdrawal. One of the most compelling reasons to switch to e-cigs is that not only do these electronic devices provide ex-smokers with the nicotine level that they need to satisfy their physical dependency, but they also help maintain a sense of normalcy in their lives. Change is difficult, so having to quit your daily habits can severely compromise your ability to refrain from lighting up. E-cigs, especially cigalike devices, allow you to mimic an experience that is as close as possible to smoking, without the smoke that contains thousands of harmful chemicals, at least 70 of which are carcinogenic.

With e-cigs, you can say goodbye to unpleasant odors following you.

While those who love you may tolerate the smell of smoke that is a constant in your life, others may not be so subtle about their dislike of the infamous cigarette stench. As a smoker, you are most likely all too aware of the judging, disapproving looks, and whether you like it or not, it can affect the way you feel about yourself. With e-cigs, you don’t have to worry about any offensive odors following you. On the contrary, vaping produces some delightful aromas that both vapers and non-vapers can appreciate. And if you still get “the look,” you can rest assured that vapor will dissipate much faster than smoke.

Have you recently made the switch? Tell us your reasons to switch to e-cigs in the comments section below.