allyouneedtoknowaboutecigsThere are numerous facts that you need to know about electronic cigarettes before you start using them. It is only once you have all the information that you need about these nifty devices you can make an informed decision on their use. If you do not know everything you should about the electronic cigarettes then you may be using a device that is not beneficial for your needs.

1. What is an e cig?

An e cig is a battery operating nicotine delivery device with several important parts including the battery, cartridge, atomizer and LED light. The overall design of the e cig will be in either two or three pieces with the two piece design being more popular. When you use the e cig you will be inhaling nicotine vapor created by the atomizer, which is powered by the battery. Many electronic cigarettes are automatic and will turn on when you draw air through the mouth piece; however, there are other electronic cigarettes which present with a button that you need to press in order to turn the device on.

2. What are the costs?

Many people use electronic cigarettes because they are a cheaper experience when compared to the traditional cigarette. The largest cost you will face comes with the starter kit that you must purchase which includes the e cig and all the associated accessories. The costs that you face with these devices after this initial purchase will be low as the cost of cartridges for the electronic cigarette is much lower than the cost of a traditional cigarette.

3. Are there any important regulations?

Certain countries have prohibited the use of the electronic cigarette while others limit where the device can be used. You will have to verify what the regulations for the device are in your country before you attempt to purchase one. If you are able to get the device then you should consider where you are able to use it.

4. Are there any health risks?

The act of vaping is said to have lower risks than traditional tobacco-based smoking. Research has indicated that certain brands of electronic cigarettes could show some short-term side effects; however, there is little known about the
long-term effects. In conclusion, it is possible to state that the health risks you have with e cigarette are lower in most cases when compared to traditional cigarettes.

Final words on the matter

As can be seen, the e cig is beneficial when moving from traditional smoking to a less harmful form of ‘smoking’.

PartsofanElectroniccigarette221As we know, smoking is extremely bad for health, and can cause a variety of serious health issues, including fatal diseases. However, it is also addictive, and many smokers are not only addicted to the nicotine, but to the activity itself – the feeling of inhaling and exhaling. Prop cigarettes – devices that look like cigarettes but merely give the smoker “something to do with their hands” in place of smoking – are not very effective for those who enjoy the sensation of inhaling and exhaling of smoke. For these smokers, there are e cigs.

E cigarettes are the closest a smoker can get to actually smoking, without the health risks of real cigarettes. These electronic cigarettes contain a cartridge with liquid inside it, and when the e cig is switched on, and the smoker takes a drag, that liquid is turned into a vapor, which the smoker is then able to inhale as they would smoke. However, because there is nothing burning, and it is vapor rather than smoke, it does not carry the same risks or have the same effect on the lungs as smoking does.

With good e cig brands, inhaling and exhaling the vapor gives the smoker the same satisfying feeling they get when inhaling and exhaling smoke. They can even blow smoke rings! Because it is vapor and not smoke, these e cigs are often permitted inside venues where conventional smoking is banned. They are not a fire risk since nothing is burning, and they don’t give off second hand smoke.

E cigarettes have two parts: a battery, and the cartridge. The battery is chargeable, and the cartridges replaceable. Cartridges are also available in different flavors, and can contain nicotine or be nicotine free. The flavors available will depend on the brand, but most brands offer a wide variety, from nicotine flavour (which is the closest to smoking a real cigarette) to chocolate and butterscotch.

Smokers who wish to give up smoking but have found it very difficult, or have tried several times and failed, often find it easier to achieve using e cigarettes. This is because, although they are still receiving their nicotine fix through the vapor, and not risking the same damage from smoke, unlike patches and other nicotine replacement options, the smoker is still able to enjoy the sensation of inhaling and exhaling.

Starting with a nicotine cartridge, the smoker is able to replace that cartridge with a non-nicotine cartridge a few times a day, in between using the one that contains nicotine. They can then increase the ratio of non-nicotine “smokes” to nicotine, gradually, until they are off nicotine all together, but still enjoying the sensation of smoking with no smoke involved.

E cigarettes make excellent gifts for smokers you know would like to give up their habit, but have not been able to achieve that so far. Giving a loved one a starter pack of an electronic cigarette could be the beginning of their success in giving up smoking permanently. Many smokers find that once they have become used to the vapor of the e cigarette, when they do have a real cigarette, they no longer like the smoke.

There are many different brands of e cigs, and it’s important to check them all out before making a purchase since they vary in quality. Check for testimonials and feedback from those who are currently using a particular brand, or have used it in the past. Conducting an online search for an e cig brand name, along with the word “complaint” or “disappointed” will bring up any posts on forums or social media from customers who have not been happy with that brand. This will give you a more honest view than just the testimonials on the company’s website.