What is a cig-a-like?
A cig-a-like is an electronic cigarette style vape that is designed to emulate the look and feel of a tobacco cigarette, retaining a lot of the same characteristics. For example, models are available with a brown end and a white end. A cig-a-like is the perfect device for those who are new to vaping or feel psychologically attached to the ritual that comes with smoking regular cigarettes.
How do Cig-a-likes work?
Cig-a-likes come in two different parts, comprising of the battery and cartomiser. Depending on your preferences, the cartomiser is available in different flavours, usually based on mint, fruit or tobacco. There are typically disposable and non-disposable versions of cig-a-likes - the non-disposable models can be battery charged through a USB port.
When e-cigarettes were first introduced to the market in 2004, the idea was to model them on normal cigarettes, however, manufacturers soon began to realise that it was expensive and impractical to fit the kind of technology needed into such a compact product. However, technology has now advanced, making it possible to achieve what was originally planned all those years ago. A common problem of the old cig-a-likes was battery life, which is no longer an issue, with the newer models lasting days on end without a single charge.
Why switch to cig-a-likes?
Smoking cigarettes can cause major damage to your health, with an estimated 7 million people dying from causes directly or indirectly related to tobacco use. Over 7000 chemicals are contained within a single cigarette, many of which are linked to cancer. While the studies on e-cigarettes have yet to show long-term effects due to limited data, the short term studies show promising results, with a substantial reduction in chemicals involved when vaping.
Cig-a-likes are a great product for e-cig beginners or those looking to recreate the feeling of smoking a cigarette without the negative effects. They’re easy to put together and don’t come with all the same inconveniences of regular e-cigarettes and vapes, such as maintenance time and weightiness. To find out more, contact us at Smoko today.