When it comes to the world of the electronic hookah, there seems to be an awful lot of confusion. The biggest problem that people are having is getting to grips with all the jargon that is floating around, so let’s take some time to break it down and make it as simple as possible.
The first component that powers everything is the battery. Attached to that is a piece called the atomizer, or atty as it is sometimes referred to. The atty is a coil that heats up the liquid found in the cartridge (cart) or tank. The cartridge has plastic pieces inside that essentially become soaked with the liquid, which is then drawn out as water vapor via the tip or mouthpiece. Those are basically the elements that make up your ehookah pen.
There are a number of different configuration that you can go with when choosing your portable electronic hookah. Some contain all 4 elements, while others skip the tank. The choice is really up to you. The good thing when mixing and matching the pieces is that they generally all have the same connection type, with the “510” connection being most popular. If you choose pieces with a 510 connection, you can pretty much guarantee they will be compatible with all your other pieces.
While all of these components are incredibly important to the overall piece, it is arguably the juice that is what brings it all together. In order to get a smoking experience that is as close to the real thing as possible, you want to use a juice that delivers a full flavor every time you vape. There are a couple of choices here that can play a part in your overall experience. Propolene glycerol (PG) is often the choice of smokers because it is a little more flavorful and delivers a pleasant throat hit that is like the real thing. Vegetable glycerin (VG) is the other option, with many feeling it delivers a thicker vapor, whilst also not tasting quite as bad should some of the liquid leak into your mouth. At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference and what you want out of your ehookah pen.
While many people are making the switch to e-hookahs in order to quit cigarettes, getting off of nicotine is a lot harder to do. The good news with electronic hookahs is that you can control the amount of nicotine that is in the liquid. If you are trying to wean off, you can start with the highest level of nicotine and then slowly start to work your way backwards until you are using juice with no nicotine in it at all. We hope this has cleared up some of the questions you may have, but if you need more information on e-hookahs, pens, and hookah sticks, just head on over to portablehookahs.com to find all the answers and equipment you need.