Electronic Cigarette Information
Wait a Minute! What’s an Electronic Cigarette?
Believe it or not but there is such a thing as an electronic cigarette. It’s not the best name since technically you are not smoking anything but are instead inhaling vapor. But looking at an electronic cigarette it’s easy to see why they call it a “cigarette.”
Each manufacturer’s electronic cigarette is designed slightly different, however all typically share similar parts. The inhaler is where a user places their mouth and inhales. This is also where the liquid that is to be converted into vapor is stored. The atomizing device is a heating device which heats the liquid to turn it into vapor. The battery component houses the electricity needed to power the atomizer. And then finally the indicator light is an LED light which lights up when a user inhales (thus simulating the same effect as smoking a real cigarette).
The electronic cigarette doesn’t burn tobacco like a traditional cigarette, but instead electronically heats up a liquid (typically stored in cartridges) which turns the liquid into a vapor, very much like steam, which then a user can inhale. The term “vaping” is sometimes used in placed of “smoking” because technically you aren’t breathing in smoke anymore. Normally the liquid is mixed with different flavors and nicotine so when a user inhales they can still get similar feelings to traditional smoking.
Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes
- Save money over buying tobacco cigarettes
- Smoke in smoke free areas: restaurants, hotels, etc… (remember electronic cigarettes create vapor, not smoke)
- Vapor is odor free so it keeps you and others from smelling of smoke
- Coolness factor, many celebrities are switching to electronic cigarettes now you can be just as “cool”