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This mini bong stands 6.5 inches tall and features a colored mouthpiece and matching accent at the base of the bowl connection. It has a smaller opening to help with splashback, and the neck is slightly curved for comfort. This bong has a 14mm female connection, comes with a 14mm male bowl, but will fit any 14mm male accessory. Available in Forest Green.


6.5″ Colored Accent Mini Bong w/ Bowl – 14mm Female


  • 14mm Female
  • Fits 14mm Male


  • 14mm Male Bowl

People were often first introduced to electronic cigarettes by way of cig-a-likes or minis that look and feel like “real cigarettes” because of their packaging. The worst kind of misinformed drivel that anti-vaping advocates often report is that e-cigs also include equipment that’s been created for the purpose of vaping cannabis oil or flavored herbs, and not nicotine-containing e-juice. These generally include vape pens and e-hookahs, which are used to vape flavored shishas that do not contain nicotine or tobacco.

Avoid becoming a misinformed reader by learning the different types of electronic cigarettes as they are designed by people who vape.


Basic Types of E-cigarettes (Image via Cigarette Electronique)


Types of Cig-a-likes, Minis or Slim Models

An article at Electronic Cigarette Consumer Reviews has identified the following formats of the most basic type of e-cigs. The text has been edited and summarized for your benefit.

One-Piece or Disposable E-cigs – These are great for a temporary nicotine fix or for trying a new product before you invest, or for emergency replacement when you’ve ran out of cartridges for your usual e-cig. If you absolutely must buy a disposable, make sure you are purchasing from a reputable company.

Two-Piece E-cigs – They’re often packaged as e-cig starter kits with rechargeable batteries. They usually consist of two pieces: a battery and a cartridge with a built-in atomizer, which is called a “cartomizer” because it can easily be screwed on and off when it needs replacing or refilling.

They come in either manual or automatic format. A manual two-piece e-cig requires you to push a button with each draw. Meanwhile, air movement every time you inhale from the mouthpiece activates the battery of an automatic e-cig with cartomizer.

Three-Piece E-cigs – These types of electronic cigarettes consist of a battery, an atomizer, and a poly-cotton-filled plastic cartridge. These types of e-cigarettes are almost obsolete. They’re not as convenient, reliable, or remotely satisfying as a two-piece e-cig. Cartridges leak, or sometimes melt, and they often produce little to no vapor.

The only real advantage of these e-cig models was in giving the users the capability to replace the parts that were damaged. This is the model that spawned the new and improved generation of e-cigs known as advanced personal vaporizers (APVs).

What are Third-Generation Electronic Cigarettes?

In the vaping community, these APVs are also known as mods or modified electronic cigarettes. They are based on third-generation models of e-cigs. The more technical and creative vapers are the ones who made them bigger and badder, so they’ll produce more clouds of vapor and deliver a better vaping experience, especially in terms of flavor and function.

When it comes to e-cig mods, there are tanks, which hold liquid like the eGo style and there are what are called drippers where users drop a few drops of e-liquid right on the atomizer itself and vape a few puffs that way.

There are fully built tank and atomizer combinations and there are ones that you build yourself. There are even some vapers that have gone back to using cartomizers similar in look to the 2 piece, or cigalike ones.

As far as battery mods are concerned, the list is almost endless. Most offer variable volts like the egos, but also offer variable wattage. Some go up to 100 watts of output.


Joyetech eVic-VT Mod – Full Kit (Image via Vapor Jedi)

It doesn’t matter whether you call them mods or APVs. Each of them has a list of advantages and disadvantages, as pointed out by CigBuyer.


  • Extreme performance! Triple the vapor of a mini!
  • Extended battery life
  • Long-lasting, solid construction
  • Advanced functions allow for full customization
  • Sufficient performance for any smoker


  • Can be very expensive
  • Battery care more complex due to individual Li-Ion cells
  • Must be manually operated

It takes a certain level of experience and a lot of research to get busy with a mod or APV. Beginners are advised to test the waters with a mini or cig-a-like before starting with a kit that has a mid-sized or two-piece e-cig, such as an EVOD or eGo. After getting to know the hardware and learning what type of vaping they like (i.e. cloudy or flavorful), they can start modding or tweaking their equipment and collecting other styles of e-cig mods.


The Aspire CF Premium Starter Kit features the Nautilus Mini VV atomizer that has a bottom vertical coil. Image via Vapor Jedi.

Not that it’s an entirely faulty instinct to have, but suffice it to say that people tend to fear the unknown.

To be sure, there’s plenty of unknowns when it comes to vaping. As a relatively new phenomenon, ecigarettes still seem newfangled and unfamiliar to a lot of people. Plus, they haven’t been around long enough for the scientific community to have drawn any definite conclusions about them. We’re still 10 or 20 years away from fully understanding the long-term consequences of vaping, they say.

In the meantime, society has been drumming up a whole lot of falsehoods — or, at the very least, unfair misconceptions that haven’t been sufficiently backed up either. Here, for your convenience, are the top ten.

1. Vaping makes it harder to quit smoking.

study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health found that ecigarette smokers were 59% less likely to quit. Only problem was, it was totally indeterminate whether the test subjects were actually trying to quit or not. There are studies out there that have measured the progress of vapers who were actively trying to quit, and they point to a greater degree of effectiveness as a smoking cessation aid than other nicotine replacement therapies.

2. Ecigarettes are probably just as bad for you as cigarettes.

The common logical fallacy here is that because ecigarettes may not be entirely healthy to vape either, there’s no use in attempting to switch over from standard cigarettes. However, numerous studies (even amateur ones) have shown that ecigarettes are significantly less harmful to one’s health.

3. Ecigarettes are a gateway to cigarette smoking — or worse.

It’s easy to see why someone could view ecigarettes as a lightweight form of cigarette smoking, which could pave the way for them to pick up a cancer-stick habit later in life. But if anything, research suggests the opposite is true.

4. Ecigarette companies are following in the footsteps of Big Tobacco by marketing specifically to children.

You may have seen the news about how a significantly higher number of U.S. high school and middle school children are vaping these days. That’s certainly cause for concern, but it’s important to take into consideration that they’re also smoking significantly fewer cigarettes.

5. Vaping exposes your lungs to dangerous levels of formaldehyde.

study recently suggested that ecigarette vapour contains unsavoury levels of formaldehyde, except it was quickly pointed out that the eliquid was heated to unrealistic temperatures first (not in a way that represented actual vaping habits).

6. Ecigarettes harm bystanders with toxic second-hand smoke.

To be sure, vapour isn’t exactly healthy to inhale. But research actually suggests that it’s roughly as toxic as the polluted air we breathe every day.

7. Vaping makes you look like a tool.

Sure, if you’re in a crowded restaurant and you’re blowing your Roast Beef Eliquid in everyone’s faces, you might attract some sideways glances. But think about how lame it is to be the jackass clouding up the atmosphere with toxic, nasty-smelling cigarette smoke.

8. Vaping is for fringe weirdos and has yet to be endorsed by anyone cool.

Think again! Lots of A-list celebrities have been seen with a vaping pen in hand.

9. Vaping is an expensive habit to maintain.

There’s an initial investment in a vaping device that, depending on your level of fanciness, is probably much steeper than a pack of cigarettes. But for someone who smokes a pack a day, cigarettes would outpace that price tag within a matter of days.

10. They’ll be defeated by regulatory bodies eventually.

Many of the world’s government health organisations are trying to impose stricter regulations on ecigarettes, but there are also a significant number of prominent health and science authorities coming out in favour of vaping as a possible smoking cessation aid. The future is far from secured, but it looks fairly bright from where we’re sitting.

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