E-Cigs: A New Trend
The new controversial way to inhale nicotine has finally taken a foothold in the market. But how does it work and what are the facts and myths behind the new way to smoke your nicotine?
Facts about the E-cig:
How the E-cig different than a cigarette
While a cigarette burns, the e-cig is a vaporizer. It heats the liquid nicotine until it’s a gas that is safe to inhale, unlike a cigarette where you inhale smoke that is full of nicotine, plus additives like cigarette tar.
Does that mean the E-cig is safer?
Theoretically yes because you’re smoking pure nicotine vapors as opposed to cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, there have been no long-term studies done e-cigs and there is no product regulations, so the e-cig itself could contain harmful chemicals.
Where can I buy an e-cig?
From e-cig.com, the prices for a starter kit ranged from $20 to all the way to $89.
How does it work?
- Attach a liquid nicotine cartridge to the end of your e-cig and turn it on to start the process.
- When turned on, liquid nicotine will have already moved into an atomizer, which holds the liquid.
- As the user “smokes” the e-cig, “sucking” pulls liquid from the atomizer into a tiny pot as the device heads the liquid into a vapor which the user inhales.