E Cigarette FAQ
What are E Cigarettes?
An e cigarette is a device designed to mimic the behavior of a traditional tobacco cigarette without combustion (fire) and tobacco. Ecigs, as they are often called, work by vaporizing a solution that often contains nicotine into vapor instead of smoke. Much the same as a smoke machine. Most devices consist of a rechargeable battery and a cartridge which contains the flavor solution and the nicotine. They are shaped like a cigarette and when a user drags on the ecig the atomizer is activated which then vaporizes the solution and allows the user to inhale and exhale what looks like smoke but is actually vapor. This allows the user to get all the habitual aspects of traditional smoking but without the burning of tobacco and the thousands of chemicals contained within a tobacco cigarette. Unlike traditional cigarettes, e cigarettes do not use combustion so they do not need to be lit or extinguished. They also are a much cheaper way of smoking with the added benefit of being allowed to be used in doors because they omit vapor instead of smoke. Therefore they also have little to no smell/odor and the vapor dissipates in seconds. Under US law electronic cigarettes are governed under the tobacco act therefore they are not permitted to make any health claims or be sold as quit smoking devices.
What are Other Names for E Cigarettes?
There are several names now used to describe electronic cigarettes; ecigs, smokeless cigarettes, vapor sticks, vapor cigarettes, vapor cigs, electric cigarettes, personal vaporizer.
What is an Atomizer?
The atomizer contained in an e cigarette is a simple heating device that vaporizes the flavor solution and turns it into vapor, which is what is inhaled and exhaled from the electronic cigarette. Atomizers can be a standalone piece of the ecig or in the case of blu they are contained within each flavor cartridge. This ensures that each flavor cartridge operates to the highest quality each time and alleviates the need to clean or replace atomizers due to poor performance. It also means that there is no cross flavor contamination when changes flavors and more importantly no cross contamination if changing levels of nicotine between flavor cartridges.
What Creates the Vapor?
The vapor from an electronic cigarette is created by the atomizer and the flavor solution. The atomizer heats the flavor liquid or eliquid which consists of a glycerin based flavor liquid. Whether or not nicotine is contained within the flavor liquid is irrelevant to whether or not vapor/smoke is produced.
What are E Cigarette Starter Kits?
Electronic cigarette starters kits typically are referring to what a smoker needs to get started using electronic cigarettes. Because ecigs are electronic devices, rather than simple tobacco and paper like a traditional cigarette, they need many of the things you need for any electronic device. Items like chargers, batteries and manuals are needed for a first time user to get started with electronic cigarettes. These starter kits generally come with everything you need to start smoking straight away. Once a starter kit is purchased electronic cigarettes pay for themselves by the user simply having to replace the flavor cartridges which are considerably cheaper than cigarettes. Blu starter kits are not only great value and quality but once you have your e cigarette starter kit you end up saving around 75% – 50% compared to traditional cigarettes.
What Flavors do E Cigarettes Come In?
blu offers 5 flavors in total: Magnificent Menthol, Traditional Tobacco, Vivid Vanilla, Cherry Crush and Java Jolt. Blu is the only electronic cigarette company in the US that uses only Johnson Creek Smoke Juice which sources 100% of its ingredients from the US and is made in Wisconsin in an FDA registered facility. Many electronic cigarette companies claim their eliquid is made in the US but they actually ‘assemble’ it here using ingredients from China and abroad.
When did E Cigarettes Hit the Market?
The first form of electronic cigarettes hit the market, mostly in Europe, in the late 90’s. They did not become prevalent in the US market until 2008.
Tobacco Cigarettes and E Cigarettes
What Chemicals are in Tobacco?
To date there are over 5,000 known chemicals in traditional cigarettes but scientists expect that there are over 50,000 unidentified chemicals in the cigarette and its smoke.
What Chemicals are in blu Cigs?
blu cigs are the only electronic cigarettes that contain eliquid or smoke juice that is 100% made in the US using USA made ingredients. Blu cigs contain Distilled water, USP Glycerin, Natural and Artificial flavors, Citric acid and nicotine when ordered. The blu eliquid is also made in an FDA registered facility in Wisconsin by Johnson Creek Smoke Juice. Many others try to claim their juice is USA made but essentially what they are doing is assembling their juice in the US using ingredients from unregulated sources from around the world. All blu Cigs flavors are also Propylene glycol free.
What do Doctors Have to Say About E Cigarettes?
Just like any new technology, particularly one that is associated with smoking, electronic cigarettes have seen mixed reaction. Many believe this mixed reaction is largely due to politics and the lack of qualified information regarding ecigs. The important thing to remember is always consult your doctor before using electronic cigarettes and only buy from trusted and respected companies like blu cigs who make all the elements you inhale in the US and clearly display their ingredients. blu cigs elquid is also made in an FDA registered facility right here in the US.
What does Full Flavor Mean?
For blu full flavor refers to the nicotine strength, high. Because the nicotine strengths plays some roll in the heaviness of the ‘drag’ we refer to it as full flavored to help traditional cigarette smokers identify the best level for their initial purchase.
Can You Smoke Real Cigs When Using E Cigarettes?
Electronic cigarettes can be used in conjunction with traditional cigarettes however you should always look to limit your nicotine intake and you should consult your physician before using electronic cigarettes.
About blu Cigs E Cigarettes
Are blu Cigs Made in the USA?
Blu cigs makes its flavors in the US and the electronic components in China at its BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified factory. Blu also has an independent company oversee production and conduct random audits. Everything that a blu user ingests or inhales is made in the US using only US made ingredients in an FDA registered facility by Johnson Creek Smoke Juice.
What do blu Cigs Look Like?
Blu cigs are a similar size and shape to traditional cigarettes while being slightly heavier because of the electronics involved. Blu cigs do have a blue LED light in the end to prevent confusion between blu and traditional cigarettes. blu are available in black and white models with all models containing the blue LED. The revolutionary blu pack which holds your batteries and flavor cartridges is also similar in size to a pack of cigarettes and functions as a mobile charger as well as a convenient and protected carry case.
Who Smokes blu?
Blu is intended for smokers of legal age in their state, territory or state. Blu is the largest electronic cigarette company in the US and the customer base ranges from celebrities to executives to house wives across America. Blu is designed for smokers looking for a better alternative to traditional cigarettes who wish to enjoy their smoking habit without a lot of the limitations associated with smoking traditional cigarettes. blu also makes a range of its patented electronic cigarettes for the various types of smokers from social, to casual to heavy smokers. Blu flavor cartridges also come in varying strengths of nicotine from high to none to suit all smoking habits and desires.
Who Owns blu Cigs?
Blu cigs is a privately held company, BLEC LLC, doing business as blu cigs or blu ecigs. Blu cigs and blu ecigs are registered trademarks of BLEC LLC.
Who Designed blu Cigs?
blu cigs is designed by in house engineers in consultation with our factory partners. Blu also has designed and patented products which it produces distributes exclusively under the blu brand.
Who Distributes blu Cigs?
blu cigs is distributed online by BLEC LLC and owns and operates its online order fulfillment facility located in Charlotte North Carolina. Retail distribution is managed by its various retail partners and distributors and is shipped from our 3PL facility in Atlanta.
Who Makes blu Cigs Cartridges?
Blu cartridges are made at its Shenzhen based factory. Only FDA recommended components are used in the construction of blu for any parts that come in contact with the users mouth.
Who Makes blu Cigs E Liquid?
Blu flavors or eliquid is exclusive designed and made by Johnson Creek Smoke juice at its Wisconsin facility.
Who Makes blu Cigs Batteries?
Blu e cigarette batteries are manufactured by Desay, as Chinese based battery manufacturer who produces batteries for many well know and large electronic brands.