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What type of electronic cigarette to choose?

How to choose the type of electronic cigarette that suits you best?

The risks associated with tobacco are multiple, whether for the smoker or those around him. Cigarette smoke contains approximately 4,000 chemical compounds, more than 50 of which are recognized as carcinogenic.

Electronic cigarettes are also dangerous. The WHO says it is “unquestionably harmful”. The health risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes should therefore not be overlooked, even if you wish to quit “classic” cigarettes.

Nevertheless, if you have chosen the electronic cigarette, here is an article to help you choose the one that best suits your consumption.

Among the many criteria for choosing an electronic cigarette, the most important is to choose one that matches your smoking profile:

  • Less than 10 cigarettes per day: light smoker profile
  • Between 10 and 20 cigarettes per day: intermediate smoker profile
  • More than 20 cigarettes a day: profile of an active smoker

Small smoker: what type of electronic cigarette?

For light smokers, the objective is to have an e-cigarette that is easy to use, offering sufficient autonomy and performance. In this case, a pod-type electronic cigarette (or pod mod) may be suitable.

A pod e-cigarette is compact, practical and offers good flavor restitution. It is also easy to use and maintain. It is with this type of cigarette

electronics that it is possible to opt for alternative e-liquids, such as nicotine salts.

Advantages and disadvantages of an e-cigarette pod

Advantages :

  • Simple to use
  • Easy maintenance
  • Convenient to carry
  • Sensations close to a cigarette
  • Possibility to use alternative e-liquids


  • Low to medium autonomy
  • No possibility of customization

E-liquid: what dosage for a light smoker?

If you have chosen the electronic cigarette, the dosage of its e-liquid is essential. With a light smoker profile, nicotine dependence is considered to be low. In this case, it is preferable to choose an e-liquid with a low nicotine content. A dosage of less than 10 mg/ml should be adequate.

Intermediate smoker: what size electronic cigarette?

For intermediate smokers, the electronic cigarette tube (or stick) format can be a good option. It is the format closest to a cigarette and it is the right compromise between simplicity and power.

A tube type e-cigarette is easy to use, it only consists of a battery and a button. With its small size, it is convenient to carry and offers a good grip. However, this size has the defect of offering batteries with moderate performance.

Advantages and disadvantages of an e-cigarette tube

Advantages :

  • Simple to use
  • Convenient to carry
  • Good grip


  • Moderate battery life
  • Reduced tank size
  • Little customization

E-liquid: what dosage for an intermediate smoker?

The intermediate smoker profile is moderately dependent on nicotine. For the dosage of e-liquid, it is advisable to choose it between 12 and 16 mg / ml.

Active smoker: what format of electronic cigarette?

For active smokers, the most important thing is tank size and battery life. In this case, the box type e-cigarette seems the most suitable.

A box type electronic cigarette can be recognized by its square shape. Power, adjustment options and excellent autonomy… These performances make it a cumbersome e-cigarette that requires certain knowledge for its use and maintenance.

Advantages and disadvantages of an e-cigarette box

Advantages :

  • Autonomy
  • Tank capacity
  • Great possibilities for customization and options


  • Complexity of use
  • Bulky format

E-liquid: what dosage for an active smoker?

With an active smoking profile, it is recommended to choose an e-liquid with a high nicotine dosage, i.e. 16 mg/ml or more. In France, the legal limit is 20 mg of nicotine.

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