You saw people smoking and decided it was worth a try. It sounds so simple: just replace your cigarette and tobacco consumption with vapour and that’s it. Any e-cig kit will do, right?

But when you start shopping for a vape kit, things get much more complicated. There are more types of e-cigarettes than you might think, and opinions differ on the best products for new smokers. How to identify the ideal electronic cigarette to choose?

Choose the right format or model

As vaping, or the act of vaping, has evolved and become widely accepted as an alternative to conventional cigarettes, technology has developed rapidly and there are now many different types of e-cigarettes. 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced smoker, you must choose the model that suits you best. To help you make your choice, here are the three main groups of electronic cigarettes:

  • the Pods,
  • electronic cigarettes in tubes,
  • and the box sets.


The vaping pods have a special shape that differentiates them from cigalikes and vape pens. They are available in various sizes and shapes. But mostly they are small in size, flat pen-shaped and easy to carry.

Pods are part of the latest generation of vapour devices. They have been specially designed for beginners to satisfy them. However, their popularity is also significant among more experienced smokers, especially thanks to their modern design and they’re high-level of performance.

electronic cigarettes in tubes

Also known as vape pens, they are longer than the pods and are shaped like tubes, more precisely, a pen shape. They have a refillable tank with replaceable coils. The e-liquid or liquid containing nicotine, also called vape liquid or vape juice, fills this reservoir.

These devices are a bit complicated to use compared to other products, due to their maintenance: the replacement of the coils is done every 1 or 2 weeks and the tank must be filled with e-liquid each time it is empty. However, by adding their assets of discretion and solidity, they represent a wonderful choice for any smoker in search of these two qualities, with various flavours and flavours available. Some devices offer settings that you can customize, such as the temperature or the consistency of the vapour produced by the electronic cigarette.

The boxes

Box kits are electronic cigarette kits very similar to vape pens, but with a battery or “mod” (the main housing of the device), either rectangular or box-shaped. These kits are generally larger and heavier than other devices, but some users like the feel they leave in the hand.

Unlike vape pens, boxes generally have a tank that protrudes from the top of the mod and tends to carry batteries that have larger capacities.

Consider the components of an electronic cigarette

When you buy an electronic cigarette, you should not just focus on the external appearance of the models you see. It is essential that you also know how to differentiate them according to the elements that constitute these products as well as their use.

An electronic cigarette is a product composed of two main parts that must be taken into account to choose the one that suits you:

  • The clearomizer which consists of the reservoir and the resistor 
  • the battery

The clearomizer and the tank

The composition of a clearomizer can also be an important factor to take into account when choosing your vape kit. Indeed, the reservoir of the clearomizer contains the quantity of liquid that can be contained by the latter and also allows to measure the autonomy of an electronic cigarette.

For a person who is new to the electronic cigarette, a 2 to 3 ml clearomizeris considered a sufficient standard. However, if you are a heavy smoker, it is better to choose a larger capacity to avoid frequent fillings during the day, such as the M Pro 2 Tank Clearomizer- Freemax. To recharge your clearomiser, SMOKE VAPE SHOP offers e-liquids of different flavours.


Every e-cigarette and vape mod contains a battery that powers the device and keeps all other parts running smoothly. Lithium-ion batteries power most e-cigarettes because they are rechargeable, reducing cost and hassle for vapers.

Some devices contain accumulators (or rechargeable batteries) which are rechargeable batteries providing the energy necessary for an electronic cigarette to function optimally. 


The resistance of an electronic cigarette is a constituent element of the clearomiser. It is also a very important component to consider before buying your electronic cigarette since it influences the sensations you will feel during the inhalation of vapour and nicotine. Its value, expressed in Ohm, allows you to know the style of vape offered by a particular resistance:

  • 1 Ohm and more: offers a smooth vape in indirect inhaling; perfect for beginners
  • Between 0.5 and 1 Ohm: offers a versatile vape, either in direct inhaling or in indirect inhaling
  • Less than 0.5 Ohm: offers a high power vape in direct inhaling; perfect for a great vaper

We hope this information will help you make your choice.