Benefits to Smoking an Electronic Cigarette
An electronic cigarette offers a nearly identical sensation as smoking a traditional cigarette, without producing smoke or inhaling harmful ingredients. This is because an electronic cigarette is not a tobacco product. Instead, a device heats up liquid ingredients containing nicotine, and vaporizes it to be inhaled and exhaled by a “smoker.”
Satisfied customers enjoy the nicotine vapor over smoking traditional cigarettes. Because the product has no tobacco, electronic cigarettes avoid many tobacco laws, and can be “smoked” nearly anywhere. They do not produce any secondhand smoke, and are safe to use around others.
In all, an electronic cigarette offers a healthier option and avoids many of the potential dangers of traditional smoking. Many individuals turn to e-cigarettes as a solution to quit smoking, without the need of prescription medications that have serious side effects. As a smoking cessation aid, e-cigarettes tend to be far superior to nicotine-laced products including gums, patches, inhalers and candies.
The Look and Feel
An electronic cigarette is designed to appear much like a traditional cigarette, with one significant difference. No lighter or matches are needed to “light” the product. Instead, the device contains a battery and an atomizer (a vaporization chamber) along with a liquid nicotine-filled cartridge.
The e-cigarette produces a nearly identical experiences smoking a traditional cigarette, were nicotine is inhaled into the lungs, and then exhaled as a vapor. Even though it mimics the experience, it avoids burning any tobacco product, and produces no smell.
Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes produced cartridges that contain different levels of nicotine. Customers have the ability to select the cartridge that contains the appropriate strength of nicotine they enjoy. Many customers choose to use the device as a smoking cessation tool, and continuously lower the amount of nicotine delivered until they have eliminated the desire for nicotine altogether.
In addition, cartridges are available that produce the same smoking experience without nicotine. These work as an ideal solution for users wanting to enjoy the sensory experience of traditional smoking, without any effects at all.
A Competitive Market
There is a huge array of electronic cigarette manufacturers, creating a variety of products sold around the world. Manufacturers offer their products at “smoking” establishments, and online. Nearly all of the kits that are sold include the electronic cigarette device, replacement cartridges and atomizers, along with rechargeable batteries and their associated chargers. Some kits include a travel charger, to use in a wall receptacle, and USB charges, to connect into a computer.
E-cigarettes are available in a variety of price ranges. The costs involved is usually associated with the manufacturer, style and model number. Most manufacturers offer a variety of starter kits that contain all the necessary components, and additional cartridges, priced anywhere from $50 to $150 or more. Some manufacturers offer bulk liquid in different flavors that allow the ability to refill the cartridge to reduce the cost. Models that are more expensive have reusable powerful batteries, which help save costs and the need to continually recharge the device.
“Smoking” in Public
Electronic cigarette regulations are still evolving, simply because the product has only been on the market for a few years. E-cigarette manufacturers promote the freedom of using the device nearly anywhere, because of its inability to emit secondhand smoke. Regulations tend to vary by country. However, few countries have banned its use altogether.
Because the product does not emit any distinctive odor, but instead produces an enjoyable vapor, it serves as an ideal solution for “smoking” anywhere. In addition, no tar or chemicals are burned because the device does not contain tobacco products. As a result, electronic cigarettes tend to be significantly healthier to the user than traditional tobacco products.