E-Cig Hack - Bigger, Easier Hits for Electronic Cigarettes





Introduction: E-Cig Hack - Bigger, Easier Hits for Electronic Cigarettes

I have enjoyed the benefits of healthier 'smoking' with electronic cigarettes for a while now, but was frustrated with the limited hit capacity of standard, cheap cartridges.  The small hole at the end of the filter only allows for small hits.  Now I am able to get Bigger, Easier hits for free with this simple hack.

It takes less than five minutes.

I have tested this on three-part disposable cartridges, but it may be possible on two-part 'cartomizers'.  

Step 1: Materials

Cartridge (filter) - I used disposable from three-part e-cig, but may work with 'cartomizers'

Paper Clip - to push out the inner plastic capsule

Sharp Pointy things - I used a mini flathead screwdriver and a pair of scissors, but any sharp, pointy thing should work (the plastic is soft and easily cut)

Step 2: Before

This is what the hole on a standard cartridge (filter) looks like. Tiny!

Step 3: Poke Out the Inner Plastic Cartridge

Use the paper clip to poke out the plastic tobacco cartridge inside.  You might not have to, but it makes it easy to remove any plastic debris that might end up inside.

Step 4: Start Making the Hole Bigger

I used a mini flathead screwdriver just to widen the hole. Sticking it in diagonally I was able to twist and carve a little bit out. Anything sharp should work, and I could have probably jumped straight to the next step.

Step 5: Make It Even Bigger!

I used one blade of a pair of scissors, but anything sharp should work.  

I stuck the point in the hole and twisted to shave out layers from the hole eventually making it bigger.  This just made the cut somewhat clean, you could probably just poke it out.  

Step 6: Finished Hole - Much Bigger!

This is what it looks like after.

You can of course clean it up, make it look nice, feel good.

Step 7: Put the Inner Cartridge Back In

Put the cartridge back in the way it came out.  I used the paper clip to push down the side to force it to the bottom.  

You can of course refill it before putting it back in.  

Step 8: Put the Cartridge Back on Your E-Cig

Put the cartridge back on like you normally would . . . Get Ready. . . 

Step 9: Final Product

You are done! Enjoy Easy, Big, Healthier 'smoking' from now on.

You can also make several cartridges with different size holes to carry around with you.  This way you can choose what kind of hit you want, when you want.  

Customize your electronic 'smoking'!



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    is that a Blu? the guts of my Mark Ten XL filters are much simpler than that. I stab the cotton inside (get em, rip the tip off the mouthpiece, it's super easy) with a safety pin when I refill mine. Also, they come in white, and take very well to permanent marker (and at $10 each, all rechargeable, I might make a collection lol)

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    "According to the WHO, those side effects (specifically nicotine, mind you, not any other substance or carrier of nicotine such as tobacco or cigarettes) include psychological effects, cardiovascular problems, pulmonary problems and death."

    Recent study done on the effects of coffee, the results come back that unless you are over the age of 55. Drinking more than 4 cups of coffee per day (a mere 16oz's) cuts years off of your life span.

    Was just in the news the other day, not sure as to why age 55 has anything to do with it but thats what the study says.

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    That study is BS. There are many studies showing that 2 cups of coffee will actually increase the average lifespan and cut the risk of various chronic diseases. You should find a different source for your news.

    Just a note - while I definitely prefer others to use these to regular cigarettes, as a nonsmoker who hates the smell of second hand smoke, you should note that it is not "Healthy" smoking... but "healthier" smoking. it is better than sucking on a standard cigarette, but you're still sucking days off your lifespan with every drag... it is still far worse than not smoking at all.

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    While I agree with all your points, it isn't smoking at all. Actually, there is no combustion at all.

    True, it is not smoking. However, inhaling an atomized drug such as nicotine is not healthy.

    nicotine is only a stimulante, it is no more harmfull than caffine is. but in excess (as caffine) adverse side effects do come out

    Neither is Caffeine healthy for someone. Just because it isn't lethal in the long or short term does not in any way whatsoever make it 'healthy'... In addition to both of these substances being addictive and habit forming, neither has any lasting benefits (if you can consider any of their effects a benefit) - and several possible harmful 'side effects'.

    According to the WHO, those side effects (specifically nicotine, mind you, not any other substance or carrier of nicotine such as tobacco or cigarettes) include psychological effects, cardiovascular problems, pulmonary problems and death.

    So sure, a nicotine inhaler is healthier than smoking a cigarette. It is not healthy for anybody though.

    The World Health Organization is an unreliable source of information: it is highly influenced by political considerations.

    all very true, but these are ment to get you off smoking coming in high nicotine to then 0 nicotine where your just in haling steam.unlike the gum and patch these help get you off the thing that gets most people back, having a stick in your mouth (sorry couldnt resist). but once hitting the 0 nicotine level it makes it so its no longer rewarding to the body and thusly making you unintentionly wean off it

    I never said it was not a good step. I simply pointed out it should not be called 'Healthy'...!!!

    very true lol. im wondering now what the long term effects (if any) there would be for a person using the 0 level nicotine cartridge, because there (i think, idk 4 sure) other things than just water in the cartridge

    Try Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, and flavourings. There is not generally water in vape juice.
    Research is something that's fun, try it sometime :)

    Actually, water is in some e-juices. A company in England just came out with a stealth vaping juice; it is the same as the regular, but with a higher percentage of (distilled) water. It creates less of a 'cloud' of vapor upon exhalation. As far as this healthy/healthier argument goes: BS semantics. I smoked for 25 years. Quit in November of 2013 and switched to vaping. Haven't looked back once. I wouldn't smoke a cigarette now for anything. Tastes and smells like dogshit rolled in a used condom. Thank you vaping: you saved my life!

    Generally once the batteries die even if you could refill them with ejuice it wouldn't work. Now if you buy a rechargeable model (blu or njoy), they are very easy to refill. Just look on youtube. Having said all of that, ecigs made to reuse and recharge are a much better buy.

    Interesting hack, does it affect the "switch on" at all because that's the main thing I hate about these, the way you take a drag and there's a delay...

    I smoke myself and these things certainly seem like a good way to lessen the whole killing bit I just find them a little weird, like when you're in a club and they give you a plastic pint glass, it's a little off...

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    You might try something like a manual 510 or even an eGo. Some Boba's bounty from AVEjuice and a low-res 510 atty and you'll have something that'll make you drop smoking no problem.

    Cool, I'll have to try them out... At any rate I need to cut down again, quitting would be an improvement...