FAQ

How Does E-cigarette Work?
E-cigarette performs similarly to traditional smoking. It looks, feels and tastes like a cigarette or cigar, and delivers all the pleasures of smoking, without all the problems. The secret to what makes E-cigarette better than traditional smoking is what is inside this revolutionary new product.

The non-flammable E-cigarette is driven by modern microelectronic technology, a small rechargeable battery and a unique, safe replaceable cartridge containing water, propylene glycol, nicotine, a scent that emulates a tobacco flavor and a membrane to suspend the ingredients.

When using E-cigarette, the act of inhaling or smoking it produces the tactile and craving satisfactions traditional smokers seek, and triggers a vaporizing process that releases a simulated smoke that is actually a vapor mist that harmlessly evaporates into the air within a few seconds.

How do the ingredients compare to those in common smoking products?
The number of ingredients in E-cigarette and the outcome of those ingredients when used are vastly different and infinitely safer than those found in traditional cigarettes and cigars.

E-cigarette contains only water, propylene glycol, nicotine, a scent that emulates a tobacco flavor and a membrane to suspend the ingredients. None of these ingredients are considered cancer-causing agents. The Food and Drug Administration deems propylene glycol safe. Nicotine itself is not believed to have toxicological effects, offers some therapeutic uses and can be found in pepper, tomato, eggplant and potato.

Cigarettes and cigars, meanwhile, commonly contain tobacco, hundreds of additives, nicotine, glue and paper, which when ignited, according to the Centers for Disease Control, harm nearly every organ of the body, and cause cancer, and cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

What is propylene glycol?
Propylene glycol is a commonly used organic compound that is recognized as generally safe by the Food and Drug Administration. It is used in food coloring, and flavoring, as an additive to keep food, medicines and cosmetics moist, and in machines that simulate smoke. In E-cigarette, propylene glycol functions to provide the vapor mist that looks like smoke and to suspend flavor.

What is nicotine and how does it affect the body?
Nicotine is an alkaloid found in certain plants, predominantly tobacco, and in lower quantities tomato, potato, eggplant and green pepper. When absorbed in small amounts, whether from cigarettes, cigars or E-cigarette, nicotine can cause stimulation, a feeling of relaxation, calmness, and alertness. The effects of nicotine can last from minutes to hours.

The carcinogenic properties of nicotine in a standalone form (i.e., separated from smoking or chewing tobacco) have not been evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, however current available literature indicates that nicotine in standalone form does not promote the development of cancer in healthy tissue and has no mutagenic properties.

How do you use E-cigarette?
E-cigarette is a very easy-to-use, convenient product. It is rigid, doesn't crush and can be stored in a purse, pocket, drawer and any other handy location. When you are ready to use E-cigarette, simply unscrew the indicator light tip at one end of the device, insert an E-cigarette rechargeable battery, and screw the tip back on. Then, at the opposite end of the device, screw on your choice of cartridges. At this point, in just a few easy steps, you are ready begin eE-cigaretteing E-cigarette.

How long does an E-cigarette cartridge last?
On an apples-to-apples basis, one Ruyan cartridge will last the equivalent of about two packs of cigarettes. The average pack of cigarettes contains 20 cigarettes, and the average cigarette yields about 15 drags. So, one pack equals 300 drags, and two packs equal 600 drags. It is anticipated that one Ruyan cartridge will yield about 600 drags. One BN406 or one BN405 cartridge will last the equivalent of about 1.5 packages of cigarettes; One BN408 cartridge will last the equivalent of about 1 pack of cigarette.

How long does the battery last before needing a recharge?
Your E-cigarette starter kit comes with multiple batteries so you can always be recharging a battery while using another battery to use your E-cigarette device. The first time you charge your E-cigarette batteries, you should do so for 2 hours. The average E-cigarette battery will hold its charge up to one week. The indicator light tip will dim gradually indicating the loss of battery charge. After its initial charge, a battery will recharge to its full charge in about 1-2 hours.

What does E-cigarette taste and smell like?
Most users of  E-cigarette will tell you the flavor emitted by the product replicates cigarettes and cigars, yet the odor from E-cigarette is barely noticeable unlike traditional cigarettes and cigars that create lingering, difficult-to-neutralize smells in rooms, cars and clothing.

Cartridges come in a variety of  flavors ranging from simulations of popular smoking flavors such as regular and menthol. E-cigarette also offers a way to smoke in places where smoking was legal but may have been discouraged by friends and family, such as in cars or at home.

Is there anything different for various brands of E-cigarette?
All kinds of E-cigarettes has the same function and components, but different taste of cartridges, different lifetime of battery, different quality of vapor(atomizer). Our customers' experience shows that Ruyan has the best quality of battery and best feeling of cartridge, BN406's battery lasts longer than BN405 and BN408, it's cartridge has soft taste and slight aroma. BN405 or BN408 cartridge tastes most strong which is more suitable for heavy smoker.

Could you tell me further infomation of various brands of E-cigarette?
Please see the below table:

Where does the smoke go?
E-cigarette emits what appears to be smoke, but is actually a harmless vapor mist that evaporates into the air within seconds, not unlike the functioning of a humidifier. E-cigarette leaves no visual residue in the air, whereas traditional smoking can leave an unsightly, acrid cloud known to irritate eyes and bother people's senses.

Can I smoke E-cigarette anywhere?
Technically yes. Since E-cigarette is non-flammable and contains no tobacco, it is not smoking and its use is not prohibited by law. E-cigarette customers have used the product in restaurants, on airplanes, at work and in other places where traditional smoking is banned.

Still, do not be surprised when people ask about your smoking E-cigarette. After all, to the casual observer, using E-cigarette creates the appearance of traditional smoking. Customers report that simply explaining to others how E-cigarette works usually creates acceptance for using the product anywhere.

Is E-cigarette right for anyone?
E-cigarette is intended for use only by adults. No one under the legal smoking age in your state should use E-cigarette, and E-cigarette is not to be sold to persons under the legal smoking age of your state. Additionally, E-cigarette should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or has health concerns without first consulting the advice of a physician.

Are there any maintenance issues and if so what are they and how are they resolved?
E-cigarette is very easy to use. In general, the only maintenance required is charging and replacing batteries, as well as inserting fresh cartridges. It is recommended to keep the E-cigarette device away from water. On occasion (at most monthly), you may need to reset the microelectronics in the E-cigarette device, and this is accomplished by inserting the end of a paperclip into the small reset hole on the side of the device, and holding for about 3 seconds.

Are there any aspects about the product I should be aware of when using it?
Yes, just like with many over the counter products, the manufacturer considers its product safe, and wishes to make customers aware of scenarios in which the product should not be used. E-cigarette is for use by smoking adults, not for non smokers or by children, pregnant women, women breast feeding, or persons with or at risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or taking medicine for depression or asthma. Consult a physician if you experience nicotine misuse symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and rapid heartbeat. If you smoke tobacco products, you are encouraged to stop. E-cigarette is not a smoking cessation product and is not to be used as such.