What is an e-cigarette?

An electronic cigarette does not burn tobacco and does not produce smoke. A rechargeable battery powers a heating element called an atomizer, which touches a cartridge holding nicotine liquid. The atomizer absorbs and steams a small amount of the liquid, turning it into a vapor. The vapor is inhaled by the user, delivering the nicotine and giving the physical sensation of smoking. After the nicotine is absorbed, the user exhales the excess vapor. Learn more at HowtoVape.com.

What is in the vapor?

Propylene Glycol (PG), the same ingredient in a fog machine, and/or glycerin, nicotine, and food-grade flavoring. If it is vapor we are inhaling, we call it vaping instead of smoking. We are “vapers”, and we love it!

Does it taste like tobacco?

Because electronic cigarettes do not actually combust anything, none of them taste like burning tobacco although similar flavors can be achieved. There are also many good menthol flavors available. Most people try at least one flavor that is not tobacco or menthol and many vapers who have their sense of taste and smell back prefer flavors that taste nothing like a traditional cigarette.

Is it like smoking?

The hand to mouth action of bringing something to your lips and inhaling and exhaling is the same. The flavor itself, as addressed above, is different. The vapor is cooler than smoke, which causes a slightly different physical sensation when inhaling.

Are e-cigarettes dangerous?

Many public health professionals and a number of studies tell us that using an electronic cigarette is much safer than smoking – in fact, up to 1400 times safer. It is a relatively new product, but new studies confirming the safety that previous studies have shown are being done all the time.

What is National Vapers Club?

National Vapers Club (NVC) is a consumer-based organization run and sponsored by e-cigarette users, also known as vapers. None of NVC's board receives income from the e-cig industry. NVC encourages responsible self-regulation by e-cigarette retailers until the federal government develops regulatory standards for this consumer product. The board works with renowned public health professionals to dispel the myths and falsehoods disseminated by misinformed groups and encourages smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes if they are unable or unwilling to stop using nicotine.

Where can I find out more?

You can watch videos reviewing different types of e-cigarettes and watch live shows at vapetube.com .You can learn a lot more at HowToVape.com.

Where can I get an e-cig?

There are hundreds of vendors you can purchase from, but we strongly suggest you stay away from those that offer “free trials” or a binding “subscriptions”. We suggest you visit one of these retailers listed below who are certified as reputable, have met NVC's guidelines, and have fair prices.