Ever wondered what’s in an e-cigarette? (En)
One of the most fascinating products on the market today is the e-cigarette. This innovative device is taking the habit of smoking and turning it into a sleek and new fashion statement.
It’s also helping smokers to kick the habit; at least this is what they all say. The e-cigarette has become so popular that even a few nonsmokers are trying this new product. The way it looks, this fad is rapidly turning into a normal fixture of life and a healthy substitute for tobacco smoking.
But if you think you know all about the e-cigarette, think again. At least some of the ten little-known facts below about the e-cigarette just might surprise you.
1. The new cigarette substitute
This device was first created in 2007 and marketed in the US as a tobacco replacement. Most of those early products so closely resembled an original cigarette that hardly anyone noticed.
2. No burning
The new version of the e-cigarette is completely different from that earlier version. No match or lighter is required because nothing is being burned. The device simply heats a cartridge of liquid nicotine and that produces the smoke. It’s really just that simple.
3. The product’s safety
Is this product safe? To be honest, there are still too many unanswered questions about the safety of this product. Although people rave that this device replaces cigarettes that burn tobacco, and thus eliminate harmful smoke, this product has yet to meet FDA regulations.
4. Nicotine quantity
There are varying amounts of nicotine in the cartridge refills for the e-cigarette. Just like an old-fashioned cigarette, these devices can use cartridges that simulate full flavor and light. Sometimes, the e-cigarette can supply more nicotine that the regular tobacco cigarette.
5. The e-cigarette market
These new tobacco substitute products can be found just about anywhere. The e-cigarette was originally imported into the US but now it’s being made by domestic companies. You can even find these products online.
6. Not for children
Of course this product is not for children. The unfortunate thing is that since tobacco is not an ingredient in the e-cigarette, even children can legally purchase these devices online.
It gets worse. Nicotine cartridges come in yummy flavors such as chocolate and strawberry may appeal to the tastes of kids.
7. Expensive tastes
Although the e-cigarette is a good substitute for smoking, this new habit can be very expensive. The e-cigarette ranges in price from $60-$150 for the starter kit. A pack of replacement cartridges can cost up to $10 and that’s just as much as a pack of regular cigarettes!
8. Second-hand smoke
Although most people contend that the second-hand vapor from an e-cigarette is merely water vapor, others assert that the vapor is irritating and causes sickness. There’s really no proof either way that the vapor from the e-cigarette is dangerous or harmless.
To prevent any incidence of sickness, it has been suggested that the smoker be more considerate with his smoking habit altogether.
9. E-cigarette batteries
The e-cigarette battery is rechargeable. This eliminates the regular purchase of batteries. In some instances, however, the battery may need to be replaced due to wear.
In some countries around the world, the e-cigarette is banned. This applies mainly to using public places to smoke. The rules are very similar to no-smoking rules in the US. Some places have banned the e-cigarette in all areas of the country.
Beyond the raves and reviews about this product are the real facts. If you wish to try this new device, retain an open mind and see for yourself what works for you!