There are many myths surrounding the electronic cigarette, some perpetrated by less scrupulous suppliers determined to make a sale at any cost. An e-cigarette cartridge is not equivalent to a whole packet of cigarettes, e-cigs don't just product water vapour and they are not designed to be a smoking cessation device. If your e-cig supplier states these as fact, it would be wise to find a more clued-in (or honest) supplier!
Electronic cigarette technology is very new - the first e-cigarette went on sale in China just 4 years ago in 2006. The infancy of the product is particularly noticeable in reliability of the component parts, particularly the length of atomiser and battery life.
Although hopefully one day all e-cigarette batteries and atomisers will last at least six months or more, at the moment no one should rightfully claim their products will last anywhere near as long before replacement parts are likely to become necessary. Before purchasing an electronic cigarette, always check that your supplier offers a reasonable warranty period.
E liquid, e-juice, smoke-juice...whatever it's called by the supplier, the majority of liquid produced for use in e-cigarettes consists of the same or very similar ingredients. There is no good reason therefore, for any supplier or manufacturer to insist you use only their brand of e-liquid in their electronic cigarettes.
Below are more common electronic cigarette myths to add to those above (taken from ECF, the world's largest electronic cigarette forum).
Any pub landlord, restaurant owner, airline etc has the right to request you stop using your electronic cigarette on their premises.
It is likely that electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, but to date there have been no official clinical trials to back this up.
Battery life depends on the model, but an e-cigarette battery that lasts for a full day is still in the future. See our E-Cigarette Battery page for more battery-related information.
There are many pleasant e liquid flavours out there, and although some of have a similar flavour to tobacco, none of them are indistinguishable from the real thing.
There are probably fewer than 10 electronic cigarette manufacturers, and the majority of those are in China.
Exhaled e-cigarette vapour consists largely of propylene glycol, contains virtually no nicotine and no carbon monoxide..
In fact a faint odour reminiscent of the flavour e liquid you are vaping can sometimes be detected by those in the immediate vicinity.
PG is sometimes confused with Ethylene Glycol which is used in anti-freeze. For more information on Propylene Glycol, see our Propylene Glycol & Vegetable Glycerine page.
If you'd like to see our own range of e liquid, electronic cigarettes and accessories - feel free to take a 'wander' around the liberro.co.uk store.