Everybody knows that smoking is bad for you but still, many people do it anyway. Because of this, there are many potential solutions available that claim to help people quit smoking, whether that be a pill, patch, or some other miracle product. None of those products, however, have gained nearly as much attention as the e-cigarette. Marketed as a way to help cut down or completely quit smoking, e-cigarettes have become extremely popular in today’s society even with people who weren’t previously smokers, to begin with.
What Are E-Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes may also be referred to by many other names including e-cigs, an e-health cigarette, electric nicotine, vape pens, vaporizer cigarettes, and many others that are similar or along the same lines. They first were introduced to the world in the Chinese cigarette market in 2004 and have since expanded to be used by millions of people around the globe. They also seem to be very popular among teenagers in the United States, who frequently refer to the use of e-cigs as “vaping”. Overall, the e-cigarette does resemble a normal cigarette, although it works without the burning of tobacco.
How Do E-Cigarettes Work?
E-cigarettes, being pieces of technology, are typically made up out of many different parts including a mouthpiece, a heating mechanism, a rechargeable battery, and electronic bits that actually make the piece “work”. With that said, how does the user actually smoke out of an e-cigarette? Well, the person would suck on the mouthpiece and then a sensor inside the e-cigarette would recognize this action and activate the heating mechanism to vaporize the liquid held inside the mouthpiece or cartridge. The person would then smoke this vaporized liquid very similarly to how a normal cigarette would be smoked.
What Can Be Put Inside an E-Cig?
Although the electronic mechanisms inside the e-cigarette are what makes the piece work, it would be nothing without the liquid solution held in the mouthpiece or cartridge. This liquid solution may be commonly referred to by users as e-liquid, e-juice, vape liquid, or vape juice. These come in many different flavors with some replicating the taste of normal cigarettes and others that with tastes of fruits, cereals, candies, or many other different popular flavors. The liquid solution is made from a combination of nicotine, water, vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, and various flavorings.
Benefits of Smoking E-Cigarettes
If you do choose to smoke e-cigarettes instead of normal cigarettes, there are many benefits that come with the switch. One great benefit of switching to e-cigs is that you won’t experience the typical “smoker’s cough” that is often associated with smoking normal cigarettes. Other benefits may include easier breathing, better circulation, the removal of second-hand smoke risk, saving money, no ash or cigarette smell, and no risk of burning.