The electronic cigarette may at first seem to be a strange concept – you may wonder what exactly it is and why you would want to use one. With more and more people switching to e-cigarettes, it’s helpful to know some essential facts about them. You might even want to try them yourself!
E-cigarettes are an alternative to tobacco products. Although they can be similar in appearance to traditional cigarettes, they work quite differently. Nothing is actually burned during their use. Instead, an internal battery heats a coil inside an atomizer, which produces vapor out of a liquid chemical mix. The e-cigarette user then inhales the vapor. This vapor is odorless when exhaled, and lacks the irritating and cancer-causing chemicals that are present in cigarette smoke.
Every day there are more and more people who are smokers and who are using e-cigarettes and e-cigs instead of everyday cigarettes. Why is that? First of all because of money. With regular cigarettes, you need to buy one to four packs of cigarettes in two days and that costs a lot of money. With e-cigarettes, you buy only one, and that is it for the rest of your life. The only thing you should do is charge the battery for an hour in one to two days, and choose which taste would you like to experience. That is it.
The other reason people are using e-cigarettes every day is that they are the healthier option. There is no risk for lung cancer, they do not leave that smell all over you, your room or other places, you can use them anywhere and you can be regularly active and play sports without having to stop and catch your breath. They will keep your health and your cigarette addiction in control. The food will have fuller taste, and you will not be inhaling harmful materials into your body. There are liquids that contain nicotine and those that don’t so you will not have to worry about your addiction anymore. You can choose which one you want to use and switch any time to a different one. And you can use them at home, at your place of work, or anywhere where smoking is banned. Because they are e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes can also be used as a tool to reduce and eventually eliminate nicotine addiction. Since e-liquid comes in different nicotine strengths, it’s possible to gradually lower the amount of nicotine you’re inhaling until you’re simply inhaling flavored vapor with no nicotine at all. You can still use your e-cigarette after this point; some find it a pleasant social activity.
It’s important to know that you’ll likely go through an adjustment period after switching to e-cigarettes. It will take time for your body to get used to not taking in all the chemicals you ingested while you were smoking. You’ll have to adjust your habits since the mechanics of “vaping” (the term for e-cigarette use) are different than those of smoking. (For one thing, you don’t get any benefit from drawing the vapor into your lungs, and actually get more nicotine from it if you don’t.) You’ll need to begin considering such things as whether your e-cigarette’s battery is charged and whether its atomizer is clean or its cartridge needs to be changed.