Are you an adult smoker and have recently started exploring the world of smoke-free alternatives? Nowadays, you have quite a few options, with e-cigarettes and heated tobacco devices being among the most prevalent in our country.
E-cigarettes entered the European market in April 2006, with Greece "welcoming" them around 2009. Today, e-cigarette users amount to 82 million worldwide, showing an increase of more than 1070% in the past 11 years.
So if the idea of e-cigarettes seems like something you'd like to explore, we have put together a concise guide to help you choose the best device for your needs.
What are the types of e-cigarettes available in the market?
Vapes or e-cigarettes, are divided into two main categories, which can also be split to many other sub-categories, depending on the type of atomizer. Here we will focus mainly on open and closed types of electronic cigarettes.
Open-type e-cigarettes are devices that users can refill with any e-liquid of their choice. They are usually considerably bulkier than closed-type devices and consist of a battery box (box mod), an atomizer with its coils and a tank, into which users pour their e-liquid.
On the other hand, closed-type vaping devices are, for the most part, ready-made, pre-filled electronic cigarettes, which consist of a battery and a pod. Pods are pre-filled with e-liquid and come in a variety of flavors and nicotine strengths to suit the needs of each adult user.
Advantages & disadvantages of open and closed vaping systems
Any adult smoker who wants to switch to a smoke-free alternative may be wondering which vaping device would be the most satisfying for their needs and habits. So let's see what the pros and cons of each one are, to hopefully make your choice a bit easier.
Open type electronic cigarettes
Due to the fact that open vaping systems are refillable, users can choose from a wide range of e-liquids and also have the ability to mix flavors in the same tank. They are ideal for more experienced users who are looking for a more “advanced” vaping experience. Finally, they enable adult users to choose different nicotine strengths in the e-liquids they use, increasing or decreasing the percentage, depending on the pleasure they seek from vaping.
Closed type electronic cigarettes
Closed vaping systems are nowadays the most popular type of electronic cigarettes globally. Their main feature is clearly their ease of use. Furthermore, due to the fact that the pods come pre-filled with e-liquid and, since users choose a brand that abides by strict international standards, they can be sure of the quality of the product they are using. Another advantage of the pre-filled pods is the fact that they do not allow any room for e-liquid leaks, which is a common issue with open vaping systems and box mods. Finally, closed type electronic cigarettes are small and discreet. This makes their transportation and storage easier.
Choosing the right electronic cigarette
Now that you can better understand the difference between an open and a closed type electronic cigarette, you are able to choose based on your own habits and lifestyle. IQOS helps you explore the world of e-cigarettes through IQOS VEEV, an innovative closed-type vaping device, designed to offer a unique vaping experience. VEEV pods come pre-filled with e-liquid that has been made in the EU, following strict regulatory specifications. Each pod is also created using MESHTM heating technology that prevents overheating and burnt taste.
The final choice is yours. The IQOS team is always at your disposal to help you with any questions you may have.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Smoke-free alternatives are not harmless and contain nicotine, which is addictive. Electronic cigarettes should not be used by minors, people who have already quit smoking or people who have never smoked, and are in no way intended as a means to quit smoking.
The best option to reduce the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine products is to permanently stop using them. However, for those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, a complete switch to smoke-free alternatives could be a better option.