Frequently Asked Questions
Do e-cigarettes feel and taste like you are smoking a real cigarette?
Yes and No - the first thing you notice when you inhale from your first Liberro® electronic cigarette is the rich fulfilling flavoursome throat hit that a smoker yearns; secondly, you will be surprised to see how the smoke-free vapour that you exhale exactly mimics a traditional cigarette. You can even blow smoke-rings or the vapour out of your nostrils if you desire!
The nicotine-effect feeling you get from e-cigs is exactly the same as that from the tobacco variant. It takes about seven seconds from the time that nicotine enters the lungs for it to start affecting the brain, stimulating the release of dopamine which is an important neuro-transmitter that influences mood. Depending on your temperament, nicotine can either make you feel relaxed or stimulated.
On the other hand, e-cigarettes do not smell of tobacco and the e-cig is slightly heavier to hold than a traditional cigarette (although you will soon get used to the difference).
What does an e-cigarette look like?
When produced in white with a brown mouthpiece, an electronic cigarette looks very much like a tobacco cigarette. However, most e-cig models are also available in alternative colours such as black, white, silver and red.
What are the constituent parts of an e-cigarette?
Most consist of two parts now - a disposable refillable tip or clearomiser with built in atomiser and a rechargeable battery with a coloured LED light on one end. These two parts fit together to form a complete electronic cigarette.
What is propylene glycol?
Propylene glycol (PG) is a colourless, odourless chemical that is used as a food additive, in cosmetics and in pharmaceuticals as an inert solvent or carrier. The ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease) states that propylene glycol is a 'Generally Recognized as Safe' (GRAS) additive for foods and medications. PG has been used since the 1950s as the aqueous-based chemical additive in asthma inhalers and nebulizers.
Are all e-cigarettes the same?
No, but there are two basic models upon which the majority of e-cigarettes are based - the Cigalike (Liberro Realis) and Big battery (Liberro Amo).
Are e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers the same thing?
Yes. There are many name and spelling variations for the electronic cigarette such as ecig, e-cigarette, electronic cigarette and more. E-cigars and e-pipes are part of the same family too.