The Benefits of E-Cigarettes

exigE-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) came into the marketplace a few years ago.  They have been promoted as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

Many e-cigarettes resemble the tobacco cigarette in appearance.  Others may resemble either cigars or a pipe.

The e-cigarettes are usually ignited by a battery.  The contain a battery, a vaporization chamber and a cartridge.

When you smoke an e-cigarette you inhale through the mouthpiece.  The sensor turns on the small battery powered heater.  The heater then causes the liquid in the cartridge to vaporize.  The end of the e-cigarette has a light which is activated so you get the appearance of an actual cigarette.

The smoker inhales the vapor and then exhales a cloud of vapor that appears like smoke.  However, it has no odor.  The vapor is from propylene glycol (PEG) which is what makes theatrical smoke.

The peraon smoking the e-cigarette gets a puff of hot gas that feel something like tobacco smoke.

Some e-cigarette cartridges contain a type of liquid synthetic nicotine.  Other cartridges contain a mixture of a flavored liquid together with the synthetic nicotine and still other cartridges are said to contain no nicotine just liquid.  However, tests have been done on some e-cigarette said to have no nicotine and the substance has been present in varying strengths.

Different manufacturers use different amounts and strengths of the synthetic nicotine in their cigarettes so it is difficult to determine how much nicotine you are taking in when you inhale the e-cigarettes.

Many people have been successful in quitting smoking by using the e-cigarette as a stop smoking tool.  The e-cigarettes are probably just a safe to use as the other stop smoking aids such as the patch, gum or stop smoking medications.

The makers and distributions of the e-cigarettes promote the fact that they are a safe alternative to smoking.  They say an e-cigarette causes no harmful side effects.  More studies need to be carried out to actually determine just how safe the e-cigarettes are.

Since they are not regulated yet there may be a danger of young people becoming addicted to the nicotine.

If you are a smoker and have not been able to quit, the e-cigarette could be helpful in weaning you away from the tobacco cigarette.  The e-cigarette should not contain the tars and chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes.

Be cautious when you decide to use the e-cigarettes until their safety has finally been determined.  You may want to consult with your health care professional before starting to smoke the e-cigarettes.