Electronic cigarettes offer large savings over traditional tobacco smokes. In fact in an article we found that describes the cost savings of electronic cigarettes, a pack a day smoker can save $600 or more by switching to electronic cigarettes every year.
If you want to save even more money on electronic cigarettes, the best way to go about that is by refilling your own cartridges instead of buying prefilled cartridges. In order to refill cartridges yourself you’ll need to purchase eLiquid, which is just a fancy name for the nicotine solution found in electronic cigarettes.
eLiquid comes in a variety of different flavors from O’Reilly of different retailers all across the Internet. The most common size bottle you can purchase is about 10 mL and the bottle is similar in appearance to an eyedropper.
All you have to do to refill your electronic cigarette with the eLiquid is slide the cartridge off of the device and drop 4 to 5 drops of eLiquid into the cartridge. You don’t want to go overboard when refilling the cartridge or you’ll end up getting some of the liquid into your mouth, which tastes pretty bad. Instead, just dripped 4 to 5 drops into the cartridge and then try to take a drag. If the device does not produce enough vapor, drip one or two more drops into the cartridge and then try again. Repeat this process until you feel you’ve adequately filled the cartridge with the eLiquid.
In the event you overfill the cartridge and a bit of the eLiquid leaks out, just take a small piece of paper towel and stick it in the end of the cartridge to soak up the excess liquid. After you’ve done that replace the cartridge and take another drag.
If at this point everything is working well, congratulations, you’ve successfully refill the eLiquid on an electronic cigarette!