What is the difference between an e-cigarette cartridge and an e-liquid?

There is a clear difference in the use and nature of vapor cartridges and e-liquid in e-cigarettes. Here, the editor will answer the differences between e-cigarette cartridges and e-liquids so that you can clearly understand the differences between them.


What is e-liquid?

E-liquid is the electronic atomizing fluid used with e-cigarettes, also known as e-cigarette oil. It is heated through the e-cigarette atomizer to produce a mist, similar to the smoke produced by a cigarette. The main ingredients of e-liquid include food-grade or pharmaceutical-grade glycerin, propylene glycol, and polyethylene glycol, as well as special tobacco flavorings. Some e-liquids also contain nicotine to bring their flavor closer to that of a cigarette. Compared to traditional cigarettes, e-liquids do not burn to produce new harmful substances, making e-cigarettes relatively healthier.

What is an e-cigarette cartridge?

An e-cigarette cartridge, often called a cartridge or mouthpiece, is a necessary component of an e-cigarette atomizer. It consists of an e-liquid storage body and a mouthpiece cover, in which a certain amount of e-liquid is stored. When the e-cigarette works, the e-liquid in the cartridge is atomized into a gas through the action of the atomizer, which produces an effect similar to real smoke. Generally speaking, the larger the e-cigarette, the larger the cartridge, and the more e-liquid stored in it, the more durable the cartridge will be.

Cartridges are consumables and should generally be discarded and replaced with new cartridges after they are used up (i.e., the liquid in the cartridge has completely evaporated), similar to cartridge replacement in inkjet printers. Most of the e-cigarettes currently on the market use direct cartridge replacement, which is very easy and convenient, solving the problem of refilling the liquid and making it easy to carry.

However, some smokers prefer to buy the liquid separately and add it to the cartridge because they need to use it for a long time. Although this method is more economical and frugal, it is not sanitary to use the same mouthpiece for a long time. Using the same mouthpiece for a long period of time tends to cause a lot of damage to the cigarette.


Which is better, smoke cartridges or e-liquid?

Novice smokers can easily purchase cartridges with cartridges that are pre-installed with vape fluid and cannot be replaced or added to. There is not much difference in experience between smoke oil and smoke cartridges, it is best to choose what is right for you.