Most people know that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease, and pregnancy complications, but they still find it very hard to quit this habit. They need an alternative to wean them off their smoking habit, and for them, companies have come up with a gadget called the electronic cigarette.
An electronic cigarette is a revolutionary product that can have the look and feel and the smoke-emitting capability of a traditional cigarette, but it does not use tobacco. What it does is create a flavored vapor, which may or may not contain nicotine, for the user to inhale. The vapor does not have the carcinogens that are associated with cigarettes made from tobacco; thus, an electronic cigarette is intended not to harm the user or people in the vicinity of the user.
For a closer resemblance to what a traditional cigarette looks like, an electronic cigarette may be equipped with a small LED at one end, and this LED turns on when the user inhales from the e-cigarette’s opposite end. The electronic cigarette has a cartridge containing a flavored liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered atomizer when the user takes a puff from the device.
When you use an electronic cigarette, you can get your nicotine hit in mere seconds. Compare that to the nicotine hit from using a nicotine patch or gum, which can take minutes before the effect takes place.
The swiftness of its nicotine delivery is an advantage for the electronic cigarette as an aid to stop smoking. A severely addicted smoker is able to get the nicotine hit immediately, without the harmful chemicals present in tobacco cigarettes. Starting from a cartridge with one of the higher doses of nicotine, the user can gradually lower the dosage in the electronic cigarette until he or she is completely weaned off smoking.
People who are off the nicotine habit but are really attached to the act of smoking can even use a zero nicotine cartridge in the electronic cigarette. A tremendous variety exists in the flavor range of electronic cigarette cartridges, which includes flavors formulated to be as similar as possible to a type of cigarette (like menthol, for example) or a brand of tobacco cigarette. Food flavors like coffee, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and different fruits are available too.
If you want to enjoy an electronic cigarette of your own for the first time, you can buy an e-cigarette kit. Yes, the initial investment for this is pricier than a pack of tobacco cigarettes or nicotine gum, but when you consider that a hundred nicotine cartridges are the equivalent of eight hundred to a thousand traditional cigarettes, you are actually getting your money’s worth with an electronic cigarette kit.
Electronic cigarette usage is possible in public places where traditional smoking would be prohibited. It has already been mentioned that the electronic cigarette does not emit harmful chemicals, so secondhand smoke is not an issue. You would not have to search high and low for a place where you can take a smoke break.
As you may have already realized, becoming an electronic cigarette user allows more freedom. It helps free you from addiction to nicotine, from spending so much on tobacco products, and from the limitations of where you are allowed to smoke.