E-cigarettes and vaping have been around for nearly a decade with the first idea of an e-cigarette in 1927. However, it wasn’t until 1963 that vaping began to gain popularity. In the early 2000s, the world saw the e-cigarette and vaping industry take off and it is now one of the most popular pastimes and considered a healthy alternative to smoking cigarettes.
Australia and E-Cigarettes
Australia has the world’s lowest rates of smoking, with nicotine classified as a Schedule Seven Poison, illegal unless it’s licensed medication. Despite attempts to regulate the trend, the benefits of using an e-cigarette in Australia remain controversial and residents can only purchase liquid that does not contain nicotine. Instead, they often order e-liquid or nicotine base from neighbouring countries, such as New Zealand, which recognises vaping as a way to stop smoking cigarettes.
What Is an E-Cigarette?
For new vapers, e-cigarettes can seem confusing and complicated. There are two main parts of an e-cigarette. The battery of an e-cigarette comes in varying sizes with different features, and run times. Read carefully about the type of battery that fits your e-cigarette usage. Usually, a 510 battery will last a few hours and fits the needs of a beginning user. Attached to the battery, an atomising device contains coils that heat the e-liquid to produce vapour. There are four possible atomisers for your e-cigarette:
- An atomiser in its purest form allows you to drip e-liquid directly onto it but requires new liquid each use.
- A cartomiser has a small bowl area that holds e-liquid for about thirty minutes to an hour and is a great backup for your e-cigarette kit.
- A cartomiser tank allows e-liquid to flow from the cartridge through small holes. It stores about twenty-four hours worth of liquid and remains a popular choice for all users.
- A clearomiser uses strands of a wick to carry liquid down to the coil of the atomiser. Many users believe that it both extends the life of your e-liquid and gives a cleaner flavour, making it possibly the most popular atomiser on the market.
How to Enjoy E-Liquid
Arguably the most important part of vaping is the e-liquid. Also known as e-juice, this is the liquid that goes into the atomiser and produces the vapour. The ingredients are vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), and flavouring. Australian-owned e-cigarette companies are permitted to sell e-cigarette batteries and atomisers and even straight e-liquid. But when it comes to nicotine, residents must order their own bases online.
E-liquid comes in a variety of delicious flavours, both savoury and sweet, and can be mixed with a nicotine base. Check online for correct quantities when mixing e-liquid with nicotine base. The quality of e-liquid is generally judged in four categories. Taste, cloud production, smoothness, and hits all contribute to how high-quality your e-liquid is. A full, flavourful taste with a thick cloud and a smooth aftertaste is considered the best e-liquid.
As the e-cigarette continues and vaping gains popularity, Australia is no exception as residents enjoy the flavours and social activity of vaping. E-cigarettes are here to stay.