An e-cigarette may or may not help you stop smoking. But some smokers who tried it said that it is more effective than patches and inhalators as it make them feel like they are using the real one.
However, unlike the real cig, e-cigarette does not contain tobacco. It heats up the nicotine inside it so it will turn into a vapour that you can inhale and exhale.
Here is a list of facts that you must know about an ecig:
1. There is no smoke.
Even though it looks like a regular cigar, it does not require a match or a lighter in order for you to use it. This device includes a battery, a chamber and a cartridge that contains liquid nicotine. To inhale the nicotine content, you just have to puff on it and it will heat the liquid so it will turn into a nicotine-filled vapour. The nicotine will be delivered to your lungs when you inhale the “vapour.”
2. It may be considered as a safer alternative to a real cig.
However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other health experts have yet to confirm the safety of this device. The quality control is still a great concern as many of its manufacturers do not disclose the chemical ingredients in their devices. Health advocates also questioned the veracity of the nicotine amount found on its label.
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3. It can be purchased online.
It can be easily obtained online from international suppliers. Although it has been invented in China, there are several companies in the UK, US and around the world that produce it. These companies are no longer importing their components of this drug from China so they can easily sell their products online together with the required components and other accessories.
4. E-cigarette can be very expensive.
Compared with regular cig, e-cigarette is more expensive. The price may depend on the manufacturer, the model and the style. A starter kit, for instance, may cost around $60 to $150. This consists of the device, battery and cartridges. To reduce the cost, you may purchase the nicotine liquid in bulk. You just have to refill the cartridges.
5. You can use it anywhere.
This is one of the reasons many people are hooked to it as they can easily use it while in a bar, airport or even at their desk at work. It is odourless and smokeless. Plus, you are not getting the nasty tar that goes with real cigs.
Although an e-cigarette does not contain the harmful ingredients of a tobacco, it still contains nicotine, which is very addictive. If you are trying to quit smoking, it may not be an ideal option.
E-juice or e-liquid may reduce your exposure to the health risks of tobacco. However, its health impact is still debatable. Nonetheless, its growing popularity is something that no one can disagree.
Its appeal to the smokers is not surprising since it mimics “smoking.” They can inhale and exhale the vapour from the e-juice but they do not have to deal with the nasty odour coming from a traditional tobacco smoke.
It contains the following four ingredients:
When you compare them to the ingredients of tobacco, you can say that they are safer than the substances found in a traditional cig. Keep in mind that a real cig contains carbon monoxide, arsenic, cyanide, acetone, tar and other chemicals that can pose health risks.
Another appealing attribute is the fact that it can help you save money. Although you need to make an investment in the beginning, you can still save significant amount of money each year by simply switching to e-cigarette.
Where does the flavour come from?
The flavour in it comes from organic plant sources. It is said to be safer to use compared with synthetic nicotine. Plus, it also tastes better. The flavour being used is the same flavouring found in food and candies.
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A full-flavoured contains 18 mg of nicotine. But this can be increased depending on the concentration that you desire. However, as it increases, the throat hit also increases. The throat hit is a sensation that you feel when you inhale the vapour. An increased throat hit offers you a taste and feel of a real smoke.
Where to shop for it?
It is easy to shop for it as you can easily find it online from an e-cigarette retailer. You may need to invest a little of your time to find a good e-liquid seller but it is worth your time knowing that the one you choose will suit your standards.
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