What is an e-cigarette or a personal vaporizer?
An e-cigarette (also known as a personal vaporizer) is a battery-operated device that vaporizes a liquid nicotine solution to simulate the act of smoking. The vapor produced looks and feels like real cigarette smoke but without the thousands of harmful chemicals and carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes. No combustion or tar means no lingering odor, no ash, no nasty stains.
The liquid used in the device comes in a variety of flavors and nicotine strengths to allow the user a customized experience. Not every device is for everyone, but with our selection there is sure to be one that appeals to you.
How much is "vaping" like smoking?
Very similar--enough to convince the most serious smokers. There are many reports of smokers with 1-2 pack a day habits completely switching over to e-cigarettes permanently. The vapor feels and looks like smoke. It delivers that instant nicotine satisfaction that smokers crave.
Is it safe?
Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals. No actual smoke is involved with e-cigarettes only vapor. Smoke is the real health hazard. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine by inhaling a vaporized nicotine solution (composed of propolyne glyclol, vegetable glycerin and flavoring) without tar, carbon monoxide, flame retardants, pesticides, etc. A report by the Royal College of Physicians states that nicotine by itself has not been proven to cause any long term ill health effects. Check out these recent here and here. They're amazing! Also spend few minutes on our E-liquid FAQ page.
How do I use an e-cig to quit smoking?
E-cigs are not sold or marketed as stop-smoking aids. That is not a legal claim. You decide how an e-cig fits into your lifestyle. If you enjoy vaping more than smoking, well, we're happy for you! However, you can lower your nicotine strengths whenever you like.
Are e-cigs and e-liquid approved by the FDA?
The e-cigarette is a nicotine delivery device and does not fall under the jurisdiction of the FDA at this time. Electronic cigarettes are not banned or un-approved by the FDA.
Why are certain groups opposed to e-cigs?
This is a complicated question. Certain groups may have a financial interest in attempting to capitalize on what is likely to be a billion dollar industry this year. Others are simply uninformed about electronic cigarettes and thus have an unfounded fear of them. This website will hopefully inform and enlighten many people about this smoking alternative.
Do you sell e-cigs to kids?
Absolutely not! A lot of misinformation exists regarding this topic. Some anti-PV groups are claiming that the variety of flavors such as fruits, vanilla, and chocolate will appeal to kids. That is similar to saying that because nicotine gum comes in a variety of flavors like mint or fruit it's catering to a younger crowd. Adults enjoy a variety of flavor choices too! The bottom line is the initial cost for an electronic cigarette starter kit is not practical for most kids. The market is adult smokers looking for an alternate smoking choice.
Can an e-cig be used anywhere?
Technically, yes. There is no burning tobacco so no second hand smoke is produced. Although it is totally acceptable in most public places, there are certain areas like restaurants that may not like the appearance of it. In these cases simply check with the staff first. We wish to inform as many public facilities as possible so that electronic cigarettes will become acceptable in restaurants and other places that the general public frequents.Please be respectful of others' policies. Smoking has a bad enough reputation; we don't want that for vaping!
How much does "vaping" cost?
Great American Vapes offers great discounts for quality products, so you can get started for as little as $30. After purchasing a kit, most vapers spend about $40 per month on consumables. Compare that to $40-$60 per week for tobacco cigarettes!
Which kit/model/brand is best?
A little bit of research and experimenting will help you decide. Just remember that sometimes it's worth spending a few more dollars one time to ensure you get a high-quality device that is capable of giving you an enjoyable experience.
The products at Great American Vapes are not what you've tried from the gas station. Often the more an e-cig looks like a regular cig, the more disappointing it is. We offer much larger rechargeable batteries and refillable devices. Our great selection of flavors and and nicotine strengths allows for much more customization.