The e-Cigarette or electronic cigarette is one of the newest and most successful alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes on the market today.
Common terms used for e-cigarettes - e-cig, ecigs, vapor cigarettes, ecigarettes,e smoke, vaping, best e cigarettes
The electronic cigarette can look and act like a real cigarette, except that it does not burn any tobacco, although today they typically look nothing like a cigarette at all due to the fact that devices this small have a very limited endurance and "satisfaction" factor.
Devices designed to produce a good experience for the user typically start at around the size of a white board marker, this allows good endurance (battery life) and power to drive the clearomizer (the bit that does the vapourizing).
No more putting up with increased taxes and prices that make smoking tobacco nearly impossible. The electronic cigarette is sweeping across nations all around the world and are now finally available in New Zealand.
The Clearomizer contains a liquid (we call e-Liquid) that determines the flavour and nicotine strength of your e-cigarette.
Clearomizers are purchased empty and can be filled flavours like Tobacco and Menthol right through to any flavour you can imagine.
FYI: Naked Vapour currently offers more than 3 dozen varieties - Naked Vapour e-Liquid
You also can decide between nicotine strengths such as Regular (18mg), Light (6mg) and even nicotine free as sold here to keep within the current legislation in New Zealand, for those that are interested in reducing their nicotine intake without losing the pleasure of smoking.
The Cleaormizer Head has a small heating element (non-flammable) that heats the e-Liquid inside into a "smoke-like" vapour, much like a miniature smoke machine. The Cleaormizer Head is fitted inside the Clearomizer tank - most sold via Naked Vapour are user replaceable - heads need to be changed with use to keep the vapour produced optimal.
The battery supplies the electronic cigarette with power. Since the e-cigarette is powered by the battery, there is no open flame or ash to deal with.
Batteries are also key to a great e-cigarette experience, the larger the battery, the less often you will need to recharge it, smaller 510 type batteries (cigarette sized) will require charging several times a day, whereas larger capacity batteries may only need a re-charge once a day or every few days depending on how often you use it, and can deliver a lot more power to produce a far superior vaping experience.
Most experienced vapers (the term for an e-cigarette user) prefer manual power control over automatic systems - this requires the user to press and hold a button for the vapourizer to produce vapour. Automatic systems often work with an air flow sensor that triggers the device to power on when detected - these are also prone to failures caused by e-Liquid leaks and condensate build ups and are rarely found in devices sold by specialists.
The benefits of vaping electronic cigarettes compared to smoking regular tobacco cigarettes are huge, to say the least. You may be able to use e-cigarettes in places that you can't smoke, like bars and restaurants, offices and work places and so on. Check with the owner/manager/proprietor first though.
Under the current law in New Zealand we are unable to supply customers from within New Zealand e-Liquids that contain nicotine. You are however legally permitted to import your own for personal use.
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Naked Vapour has produced our own "tailor made" kits to help new users transition since 2011 - visit our Complete e-Cigarette Kits Section here.
Naked Vapour Complete e-Cigarette kits contain most hardware elements the new user needs to have a successful and enjoyable first time experience using an electronic cigarette.
The kits are typically supplied with 2 batteries, clearomizers and USB charger cord, plus we also include some e-Liquid* to get started.
Our Naked kits also include our own manuals, written and produced by us here in New Zealand.
NB: We offer Nicotine as an option within our Complete e-Cigarette kits ONLY. e-Liquid containing nicotine is only available with a complete e-Cigarette kit purchase and is at no additional cost (FREE) so therefore not sold and is not available any other way at this time.
We have added recreational nicotine as an option to allow people to start vaping with nic while they wait for their own supplies to arrive from international sources.
The Naked iClear 16 Kit is the kit we recommend for new users looking to convert to vaping for the first time.