Think of the Roaring ‘20s, and the imagination calls to mind the famed Manhattan nightlife romanticised by F. Scott Fitzgerald, bootleg liquor and all. Think of the Swinging ‘60s, and it’s all about musicians such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and countless others, all influential, all legendary, and all experimenting with the substances of their day.
From Oscar Wilde partaking in absinthe to the Beat Generation’s exploring various substances, responsible use has always been part of the art and bohemian scene; today, it’s vape and e-cigs that are centre stage. Here, then, is a quick guide to help you buy e-cig fluids and accessories that are sure to please.
What Are E-Cigs?
First and foremost, it’s worth noting the key differences between e-cigs and their old-fashioned counterparts.
The biggest difference between the two lies in the “e,” for “electric”. An electric cigarette is, essentially, a cigarette-shaped vape tube that can be refilled, recharged, and thus reused over and over again. That in and of itself constitutes one of the major advantages that e-cigs have over traditional cigarettes. The latter are only good for one-shot uses while the former can be used again and again, making them far more economical in the short- and long-term. What’s more, we all know the harm that cigarettes can do to your body when smoked regularly on a long-term basis. By contrast, while there is still far more research to be done, there is some evidence to suggest that e-cigs may be safer in some respects than Big Tobacco.
Customisation Is Key
When you buy an e-cig from a leading provider, you’ll get the e-cig itself, its outer casing, a charger, and potentially a carrying case and other items. Here again, e-cigs have a huge advantage over traditional cigarettes. After all, for the most part, if you’ve seen one cigarette, you’ve seen them all. By contrast, e-cigs are intentionally designed with removable and customisable parts, allowing for more creativity. You can get different metallic outer casings or even casings featuring other textures, designs, and colours. This is far more in keeping with the artistic nature of responsible substance usage culture than Big Tobacco, which produces monolithic products without that same capacity for customisation.
From starter kits to more advanced models, there’s a lot to explore in the world of e-cigs.
A World of Flavours
And then there’s the actual substance itself. While there are definitely different tastes for various tobacco products, there’s still only so much that you can tweak its essential flavour. Vape, meanwhile, is seemingly endlessly customisable from a flavour standpoint. This is due in no small part to the independent business vibe that the culture has created for itself. While tobacco products are controlled by massive corporations, vape and e-cigs are the products of thousands of different creators and distributors the world over.
There’s a whole lot more room for experimentation and exploration there, which is precisely what has helped make e-cigs the substance of the moment.