You have a truly great place here... vast amount of info on E-cigs, thank you.
I do have one question, which is simply not available on the web (at least I could not any subject on it).
Last month I purchased two starter kits in order to help a few family members give-up or at least slow down on their regular cigs... but they would have no part of the E-cigs.
This is when I decided to give them a try and now I enjoy them all day long! Mind you, I never smoked cigarettes before but only smoked 1 or 2 cigars every other month or so at best.
My question: Is there Asbestos used in some of the atomizers? I ask because one of my atomizers stopped functioning, so I decided to take it fully apart because I wanted to investigate why it broke and also to better understand how it functioned.
This is the point I found some fibrous material inside (I'm not describing the metal or metal mesh. The fibrous material is under/behind the metal "V").
This material had the appearance of fiberglass but when I held it up to an open flame, it did not melt but instead glowed orange, without burning or deforming in any way.
Is it normal to have any type of material inside the atomizers? (of course, excluding the metal mat.)
Possibly to soak up a bit of juice from the refill cap? If so, why or what type of material is being used, mind you, material that will not burn?
Does anyone have direct experience or knowledge in how the atomizers are constructed and/or if some manufactures used specific fibrous materials, like I found?
I wish I had the money to get it tested but right now I'm on a very tight budget. Testing for asbestos seems to run about $80-$180, sadly I will need to wait before I will have the extra cash.
For now, I was hoping someone here would know more about this... I would really enjoy having a vap right now but I'm a little hesitant until I get more info.
I purchased the E-cigs from DealExtreme.
Thank you for your help