The electronic cigarette was first introduced to American smokers in 2007. This cigarette offers an alternative to smokers who are addicted to the nicotine that is found in regular cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes look very similar to regular cigarettes on the surface. However, if you were to take a peek inside of the electronic cigarette you would notice vast differences.
One of the major differences between these types of cigarettes and traditional cigarettes is that electronic cigarettes or ‘e-cigs’ do not contain tobacco. These cigarettes contain mechanisms and devices that warm up the liquid nicotine that is contained inside of the e-cigarette. The liquid nicotine is transformed into a vapor that smokers breathe in and exhale.
Although manufacturers of e-cigarettes as well as customers sing the praises of this alternative form of smoking, health officials are not so quick to give electronic cigarettes the green light. These officials are concerned about any possible long term side effects from the use of electronic cigarettes. The officials do agree that e-cigarettes are viable options for those who are want to stop smoking and reduce their addiction to nicotine.
Since these cigarettes do not contain tobacco, they are not subjected to the same U.S. tobacco laws as traditional cigarettes. This means that they can be sold and purchased without any restrictions, and can even be purchased online.
Those who support electronic cigarettes say that they feel better since they have started using the devices and they are able to save money because e-cigarettes can be reused. Many smokers still question whether the e-cig is healthier for them than regular cigarettes, and there are several interesting facts that will help you determine if it is an option for you.
There Is No Smoking Involved
Unlike their traditional counterparts, you do not need fire by a match or a lighter in order to use the e-cigarette. The cigarette operates with a battery, cartridge and a vaporization chamber. The cartridge holds the liquid nicotine. Smokers will puff on the electronic cigarette as normal and the liquid nicotine will become heated. The liquid is then released as vapor.
The Level Of Nicotine In An Electronic Cigarette
An e-cigarette can contain just as much nicotine as a traditional cigarette and even more. Customers can choose the amount of liquid nicotine that is contained in their e-cigarette based on the cartridge they purchase. Many smokers who have just started the transition from smoking regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes will purchase the strongest cartridge strength and gradually reduce their nicotine dependence by using cartridges that contain less nicotine.
Electronic Cigarettes Must Be Maintained
Even though these cigarettes are battery powered, it is still important to maintain them properly. You may find that you will need to charge your battery more often than you would like to, but this is based on the battery that you purchase and the type of electronic cigarette that you purchase.
These are just a few of the things that you should be aware of if you are thinking about using electronic cigarettes to help you stop smoking. This smoking cessation tool will allow you to gradually reduce your dependence on nicotine and hopefully help you kick your smoking habit for good.