FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CONCERNING PERSONAL VAPORIZERS AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES
What is a Personal Vaporizer or Electronic Cigarette?
An electronic cigarette, also known as a personal vaporizer or simply as an e-cigarette, is a battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a vaporized solution. It is an alternative to smoked tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. In addition to nicotine delivery, this vapor also provides a flavor and physical sensation similar to that of inhaled tobacco smoke, while no tobacco, smoke, or combustion is actually involved in its operation.
An electronic cigarette usually takes the form of some manner of elongated tube, though many are designed to resemble the outward appearance of real smoking products, like cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. Most electronic cigarettes are reusable devices with replaceable and refillable parts.
What is the most important information I should know about personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes and the liquids used in connection with these products?
Electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers and the liquids used in these products are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) or any other regulatory body in the United States, although it is conceivable that they may be regulated in the future by the FDA or some other entity. Accordingly, testing data relating to the safety of these products as well as the liquids used in these products remains limited. Moreover, not all liquids that can be purchased for use in these products are identical and Digitalciggz cannot make any statements regarding products that we do not manufacture or distribute through our website. In addition, possible side effects of the use of electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers in adults, particularly adults with immunodeficiency problems, respiratory and other bronchial , olfactory or breathing-related illnesses has not been studied. Consequently, Digitalciggz recommends informing your doctor about all of your medical conditions as well as your desire to utilize electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers prior to utilizing these products. Digitalciggz also recommends reviewing these Frequently Asked Questions as well as any literature that comes with the products it sells before you start using the products and each time you purchase a refill of any Digitalciggz liquid that you use since there may be new information available in our literature or on our site. Of course, this information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your use of electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers.
Do I have to tell my doctor I am using a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarettes?
You should always speak to your doctor regarding your use of personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes. Your doctor is the best person to inform you regarding how the use of these products, as well as the e-liquids used in these products, may affect you.
What should I tell my doctor before using electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers?
You Should Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions including if you:
• Are currently smoking regular cigarettes or using tobacco or other products that are inhaled.
• Have any allergies.
• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Please note that the use of personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes has not been studied in pregnant women. It is not known if the vapors inhaled in the use of the Digitalciggz products can harm your unborn baby. It is best to stop the use of these Digitalciggz products if you get pregnant.
• Are breastfeeding. Although it was not studied in humans, vapors inhaled in the use of the Digitalciggz products may pass into breast milk. You and your doctor should talk about the best way to feed your baby if you use personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes.
Can use of personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes help me stop smoking?
Digitalciggz products have not been studied either by themselves or in conjunction with other products as treatments for stopping smoking, so Digitalciggz makes no claims regarding whether using its products will assist adults in stopping smoking.
Should I tell my doctor I am using a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarettes?
You should always speak to your doctor regarding your use of personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes.
Should I use personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes when using other medicines or products to help me stop smoking?
As indicated above, Digitalciggz products have not been studied either by themselves or in conjunction with other products as treatments for stopping smoking so Digitalciggz makes no claims regarding whether using its products will assist adults in stopping smoking and can make no claims nor give any assurances about how the use of its products may affect you if you are using other medicines and/or other smoking cessation products at the same time you are using Digitalciggz products.
Can personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes be purchased by people under the age of eighteen?
No. Digitalciggz and any of its distributors will not sell Digitalciggz products to anyone under the age of eighteen.
How often should I replace parts on my Digitalciggz personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette and can Digitalciggz products be combined with products sold by other vendors?
All times set forth below are estimates and can vary with heavy or light usage depending on the user. In addition, the suggested replacement times listed below do not apply when Digitalciggz parts are used with custom modified vaporizing devices (“MODs”) or high voltage devices (“HVVDs”) that are not purchased from Digitalciggz. Please be advised also that Digitalciggz cannot honor our 14-day return and/or exchange policy if any parts, starter kits purchased from Digitalciggz are used in conjunction with MODs, HVVDs, other homemade vaporizing devices, or electronic cigarettes purchased from other vendors. Moreover, please also be advised that all stated life expectancies for batteries, atomizers, Cartomizers, and cartridges purchased from Digitalciggz may be comprised if the Digitalciggz products are utilized in conjunction with products not purchased from Digtalciggz. Please understand that while we at Digitalciggz realize that you may from time to time want to purchase replacement parts from another vendor, we want to help you have the most enjoyable experience with our products and for that reason we can only extend our product warranties to those unmodified products which we sell; accordingly, we must inform you that modifying any Digitalciggz product or using the Digitalciggz product in a manner not recommended will void the warranty that Digitalciggz provides for that product.
Cartomizers: Every 2-3 weeks, under conditions of normal use, if refilling or when pre-filled liquid is gone
Atomizers: Every 2-3 weeks, under conditions of normal use
Cartridges: Should be replaced often for maximum performance
Batteries: Every 2-3 weeks, under conditions of normal use
What is in Digitalciggz.com’s e-liquid?
The main ingredients in Digitalciggz’s e-liquid is propylene glycol USP grade, nicotine, flavoring, vegetable glycerin, and distilled water.
How should I store Digitalciggz’s e-liquid?
The e-liquid purchased from Digitalciggz should be stored at room temperature and not in direct sunlight.
Are there risks associated with nicotine use even in small quantities?
Yes. Your doctor is the best person to advise you of these risks.
Is nicotine classified as a carcinogen or as a substance causing any other toxic effect?
At the present time, the carcinogenic or cancer-causing possibility of nicotine by itself have not been fully evaluated. However, as of April 1, 1990, the Effective April 1, 1990, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency added nicotine to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause developmental toxicity, for the purposes of Proposition 65. In addition, it is known that nicotine use, whether accidental or intentional, in large doses or high concentrations can result in death. Consequently, care should be taken to store Digitalciggz’ e-liquid out of the reach of children or pets, since ingestion of even small doses of the e-liquid by children or pets may be toxic or fatal. Should accidental poisoning occur, please dial either “911” for immediate medical attention or contact your local poison control center without delay.
Is use of nicotine habit-forming?
Use of nicotine, even in small quantities, acts as a chemical in your body and is extremely addictive. Nicotine also has many psychological effects which can be best explained to you by your doctor.
Are personal vaporizers or electronic cigarettes “safer” or “healthier” than regular cigarettes?
As stated above, your doctor is the best person to assess the safety of the use of these products for you.
Can electronic cigarettes or personal vaporizers help me quit smoking?
Digitalciggz makes no claims nor gives any assurances regarding the use of its products for the purposes of smoking cessation.
Where can I find more information on personal vaporizers and electronic cigarettes?
As stated above, your doctor is most likely the best person to assist you with gathering information regarding the use of personal vaporizers and electronic cigarettes. Making sure you understand the ingredients of any e-liquid that you purchase for use in these products is also helpful. This will allow you to monitor any websites run by state or federal authorities which may regulate the use of either these products or the ingredients used in the e-liquid in the future. In addition to the above, internet forums are a great way to learn more informally about personal vaporizers and electronic cigarettes. Please be advised, however, that Digitalciggz cannot give any assurances and makes no claims regarding any information on the internet about personal vaporizers and electronic cigarettes that does not appear on its own website.
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Can Digitalciggz products be used in places where the use of smoking or tobacco-related products are prohibited?
While smokeless products such as the ones Digitalciggz sells on this website are currently welcomed in many places, your ability to use Digitalciggz products may vary from state to state and perhaps even depend upon county or local regulations in any particular municipality or town. Due to the fact that regulations are still developing relating to the personal vaporizer and electronic cigarette industry, Digitalciggz recommends that you be respectful of any laws and regulations that may be established over time and courteous to others in the use of our products.