The first time I saw the electronic cigarette was at a convenience store in 2007, the price was around $80, my first reaction was "you gotta be kidding me" thinking that this was some novelty
item that wasn’t to be taken seriously. But later I read something about the e-cigarette online and I asked some coworkers
if they had heard of it and they said yes and that it was great so I decided to try one and I love it! I have been using one
now ever since and I will never return to smoking tobacco cigarettes again. E-cigarettes tasts a lot better, are less expensive
and they don't stink, Just a few of many reasons to use the E-cigarette.
This is an ingenious invention that has the potential
to revolutionize the way people smoke forever.
What is an electronic cigarette?
Here is a description
of what it is, how it works and how it can potentially benefit you or a loved one.
The e-cigarette is a battery powered device that looks, feels, tastes better, and reacts like a cigarette… but it’s not a real
cigarette! It even delivers nicotine but without the harmful smoke, tar and chemicals associated with real tobacco smoke.
The nicotine is inhaled via a clean odorless vapor. An
electronic cigarette is typically made up of three parts:
- 1. Atomizer
- 2. Battery
NOTE: Some of the
newer models combine the atomizer and nicotine cartridges as one disposable unit.
The advantage of this is that you always have a fresh atomizer
instead of a single atomizer that can become clogged and less efficient over time. A fresh atomizer will insure that you get
the highest volume of vapor on each puff, adding to a more satisfactory smoking experience. What each component does:
- 1. Atomizer. This heats up and vaporizes a mixture of
liquid nicotine. The sensation of inhaling this vapor is very similar to real cigarette smoke but without the same health
risks. It even has a warm feel to it which adds to a realistic experience. The vapor produces a cloud that looks like smoke
but is actually just a mist that quickly disappears.
- 2. Battery.
Nothing too complicated here, just a rechargeable battery that powers the atomizer. It is shaped to look like the body of
a real cigarette. The lifespan of batteries varies from model to model. The lifespan depends on the number of mouth puffs.
Typically you will get 150 – 400 puffs before having to recharge the battery.
- 3. Nicotine cartridge. These cartridges are made up of a
water/nicotine solution. A single cartridge is typically the equivalent of 1 – 1.5 packs of tobacco cigarettes. Different nicotine strengths are available in high, low, or medium. Most manufacturers
also offer a variety of flavors ranging from traditional tobacco flavor, menthol, vanilla, chocolate and fruit flavors.
The electronic cigarette is surprisingly similar to the real thing but without the same health risks. There is no lingering offensive odor. It’s also a lot less expensive than tobacco cigarettes. This combined with the fact that you can use it almost anywhere makes e-smoking a sensible and smarter alternative,
one worth considering either for yourself or a loved one.