Top tips about electronic cigarettes

7 top tips to keep your cartomizer in great working order

If you want your new e-cigarette to perform at its best, then it is important to look after the cartomizer. A cartomizer contains an atomizer (the part of the e-cigarette which heats the vapour) and a cartridge (the part which contains the vapour liquid) in one unit and this connects to the battery. There are a number of things you can do to care for your cartomizer, to ensure it continues to perform well. Below we have complied 7 top tips to help you to keep your cartomizer in great working order:


1. Use your cartomizer in the right way

If you want your cartomizer to last then it is important use it in the correct way. Follow the instructions in the manual and do not misuse it - for example, do not attempt to blow into it as this may damage it.


2. Store your cartomizer in a suitable place

When you are not using your e-cigarette, it is a good idea to unscrew the cartomizer from the battery and place it in a suitable storage container. It is best to store your cartomizers in a horizontal position in order to prevent the vapour liquid settling on one side.


3. Keep your stored cartomizers in a dry and fresh environment

Store your unused cartomizers in a dry place that isn't too hot; if your home is very warm then it is best to keep them in the door of your refrigerator. To ensure freshness, it is advisable to use your cartomizers within a week of opening them. For cartomizers that aren't yet in use keep them in a sealed container, as exposure to the air can destroy the flavour over time.


4. Let your cartomizer warm up before using it

It is best to let your cartomizer warm up for at about 30 minutes to room temperature before using it. This is especially important if you have been storing your e-cigarettes in the refrigerator. Using a cold cartomizer may damage the e-cigarette batteries.


5. To prolong the life of your cartomizer, smoke your e-cigarette in the right way

To prolong the life of your cartomizer try to take shorter inhales when e-smoking. Doing this will use less liquid vapour and will mean the cartomizer is being used more efficiently. Be aware of how much of liquid vapour you are using, remember that the more puffs you take, the more you are using; approximately 12 puffs is equivalent to a cigarette. As well as this, do not leave the cartomizer in your mouth when exhaling as breathing out may cause the liquid to be pushed from the cartomizer onto the battery and will also allow moisture to saturate the battery and this could damage it.


6. Stop using the cartomizer if you experience a 'burnt' taste

Stop using the cartomizer if you experience a burnt taste as this is an indication that the cartomizer has reached the end of its life. It is impossible to see if the cartomizer is empty; the only way of knowing is less vapour production and a burnt taste.


7. Change cartomizers if necessary

If you are taking a large number of puffs at once, then it is best to alternative cartomizers to allow the liquid contained inside them to disperse evenly.