What are electronic cigarettes?
If you have been trying to quit smoking without much success, or need an alternative to smoking tobacco, you might want to consider using electronic cigarettes to achieve your ultimate aim.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs are electronic smoking devices that look like cigarettes but without smoke, tar, or tobacco.
It contains nicotine and gives you the real feelings and satisfaction of smoking real cigarettes, but without any major health hazards.
How do e-cigs work?
A typical electronic cigarette comes packed with certain components. The smoking device has a rechargeable and replaceable battery, cartridges of liquid nicotine, an atomizer, and a battery charger.
You smoke or inhale from the cartridge end which also holds the nicotine. Each time you inhale from the nicotine-holding cartridge, the atomizer senses the pull of inhalation from your mouth and then uses the power in the battery to power up the nicotine which turns into vaporless smoke.
This vapor hits your lungs and you feel the strong sensations of smoking real cigs, and you can even blow out the smoke or vapor from your mouth.
What do vapour cigs contain?
Typically they contain nicotine, but they do not contain tar or tobacco or even carcinogenic substances. Flavors normally include strawberry, chocolate, orange, cherry, mint, menthol and well, you name it. The level of nicotine can mimic your favorite cigarette brand and the strength of the nicotine can be chosen by the user. The strength of the nicotine can be zero.
Are they dangerous to use?
They have been acclaimed to be perfectly safe. E-cigs have also been acclaimed as better alternatives to tobacco smoking, and have even helped some addicted tobacco smokers quit or minimize smoking.
But electronic cigarettes are not suitable for persons legally under the age of 18, and they are recommended for pregnant women.
What are the benefits of using e-cigarettes?
Some of the benefits of vaping or using electronic cigarettes are:
- They do not contain carcinogens, tar, or tobacco and are perfectly safe.
- They are much more economical, and help you to save money.
- They are odorless, and do not produce real smoke or flame.
- They come in various brands and flavors to suit your tastes.
- They have been proven to help some people quit smoking, but you must have the
will-power to quit yourself.
- They give you the nicotine hits of real cigarettes, and offer the same
satisfactory feelings and sensations.
What else should I know before purchasing them?
The nicotine cartridge, the battery, and the atomizer all have life spans. Depending on your level of use, you must consider charging the battery or replacing cartridge and atomizer as often as you require. Some come with USB chargers, and some come in flavors of chocolate, menthol, vanilla, and so on.
Are they really safe?
The biggest selling point is that electronic cigarettes have no smoke that has tar and chemicals that cause cancer or other diseases. Cigarette smoke has arsenic and cyanide in it as well as over 2800 other harmful chemicals. The tar that a cigarette smoker inhales from the smoke coats the inside of a person’s lungs, which can lead to diseases such as COPD.