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Electronic Cigarettes 101

What is an electronic cigarette?
XLvapor electronic cigarettes, Enjoyed around the globe, XLvapor electronic cigarettes, also known as vapor cigarettes, Smokeless Cigarettes or ecigs, come in a wide range of options to suit your lifestyle. Our elegant, two-part e-cigarette design consists of a long lasting, rechargeable battery and a pre-filled, replaceable cartridge – also known as a cartomizer – which is available in a variety of flavors and nicotine levels. Each pack contains 5 cartomizers. The average e cig user will use about one cartomizer per day.

How do I use an e cigarette?
1. First, make sure your battery is fully charged with one of our USB chargers. Most batteries come 60% charged, so you can enjoy using them right out of the box.
2. Next, pop your XLvapor cartomizer out of its packaging, remove the rubber plugs, and screw the cartomizer gently into the battery.
3. Inhale and enjoy!

Where can I smoke an electric cigarette?
Our vapor cigarettes do not produce any fire, ash, or unpleasant odor, thereby providing you with the opportunity to vape almost anywhere you want.
How long do cartomizers last?

Once the rubber plugs have been removed, the cartomizer will stay fresh for approximately 2 weeks. For long term storage, cartomizer will stay fresh for up to 18 months if kept in optimal conditions. Refrigeration is recommended. After a cartomizer has been stored in the refrigerator, you will need to leave it out at room temperature for 30 minutes before using it.

What’s inside the vapor?
The vapor consists of USP Grade propylene glycol, USP Grade vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings.
The USP Grade vegetable glycerin is extracted from vegetable oils. It is another component in our proprietary solution that provides vapor when heated.

The propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin help keep the vapor solution lubricated inside the cartomizer. This allows it to be easily turned into vapor when the e-cig is used.
The vapor in XLvapor e-cigarettes also contains full-bodied flavors.

How do I get the full value from my cartomizer?
Since a cartomizer has an air pathway from one side to the other, it is best to store it on its side, to minimize the chance of the e-liquid pooling to either side. While it is rare, there is a slight chance of causing a leak if the cartridge is stored on one of its ends. When storing long term, it is highly recommended to keep the cartomizer in a very cool, dry place.

Which nicotine levels can I choose?
We offer 5 different nicotine levels:
2.4% Nicotine or 24mg
1.8% Nicotine or 18mg
1.2% Nicotine or 12mg
0.6% Nicotine or 6mg
Zero (0%) Nicotine or 0mg

Batteries

Do I need to turn my battery on and off?
No need. PhxVapor e cigarette has a built in sensor which activates when you inhale, and turns itself off when not in use. The XLvapor e-cigarette was designed this way to provide you with a fluid vaping experience. To maximize battery life, we recommend removing the cartomizer from the e-cigarette battery when not in use.

Should I charge my battery before I use it?
XLvapor batteries are shipped 60% charge, which is the best way to store lithium-ion batteries. You can enjoy your new XLvapor e-cig battery, right out of the box.
Can I leave my battery plugged in to charge overnight?
Removing the XLvapor battery from the charger as soon as its light turns green will dramatically increase the lifespan of your battery.

What is the best way to care for my battery?
Remember to remove it from the charger when it’s fully charged, to unscrew the cartridge
Remember to remove it from the charger when it’s fully charged, to unscrew the cartridge if you will not be using the electronic cigarette for an extended period of time, and to carry them around in a protective case.  It’s also recommended to charge them before they are totally drained.  When you feel your battery getting a bit weak, just switch to a backup, charged battery, and charge the weak one. This will ensure that your batteries will last as long as they should.

Can e-cigarettes help me quit smoking?
There is a lot of anecdotal evidence and even some scientific research surveys that strongly indicate that e-cigarettes are an effective alternative to smoking. Surveys show that up to 80% of e-cigarette users quit smoking traditional cigarettes while using e-cigarettes.

However, while some users have gradually reduced the nicotine levels down to zero, the majority of e-cigarette users treat the devices as an alternate source of nicotine and not as a nicotine cessation program. So there is not as much scientific evidence yet that show how effective e-cigarettes are when used to treat or cure nicotine addiction. Yet, anecdotal reports by users who have used e-cigarettes as a way to wean from nicotine also indicates they seem to be very effective way to break smoking triggers and dramatically reduce nicotine levels. As with pharmaceutical NRTs, it depends upon the smoker and the strength of his or her addiction and resolve to quit. E-cigarettes also appear to be a much safer option for short-term use in the event of relapse.

The good news is, nicotine by itself has very low health risks, so switching to e-cigarettes can be nearly as good as quitting altogether. The most important thing for those who cannot or will not quit nicotine to do is to stop the exposure to the harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke and e-cigarettes can help them do it.

Do e-cigarettes cause cancer just like tobacco cigarettes?
Not to our knowledge. To put it in perspective, an e-cigarette contains nearly the exact same trace levels of nitrosamines as the FDA-approved nicotine patch and about 1,300 times less nitrosamines than a Marlboro cigarette.

Are e-cigarettes approved or regulated by the FDA?
The FDA currently considers e-cigarettes to be tobacco products. Originally, it claimed that e-cigarettes are being used as smoking cessation devices and therefore they needed to be regulated the same as pharmaceutical nicotine replacement therapy drugs (NRTs). In 2009, the FDA ordered customs officials to start seizing e-cigarette shipments coming into the country.

On April 25, 2011, FDA announced in a letter to stakeholders that it would not appeal the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Sottera, Inc. v. Food & Drug Administration, stating that e-cigarettes and other products are not drugs/devices unless they are marketed for therapeutic purposes, but that products “made or derived from tobacco??? can be regulated as “tobacco products??? under the FD&C Act. The FDA stated that it is aware that certain products made or derived from tobacco, such as electronic cigarettes, are not currently subject to pre-market review requirements of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. It is developing a strategy to regulate this “emerging class of products” as tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Products that are marketed for therapeutic purposes will continue to be regulated as drugs and/or devices.

Contrary to some media reports and comments by legislators, regulation as a “tobacco product” under FSPTCA does not mean that e-cigarettes are automatically regulated in the exact same manner as tobacco cigarettes, ie., subject to PACT, flavoring prohibitions and indoor use bans nor subject to the same tax rates. However, it does mean sales of these products to minors are finally prohibited by law.

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