WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE?
An electronic cigarette (sometimes called e-cigarette) is a handheld electronic device that creates the feeling of tobacco smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor”, that the user inhales. Using e-cigarettes is sometimes called “vaping”. The liquid in the e-cigarette is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavorings.
As the world continues its race towards globalisation, the electronic cigarettes are fast becoming a welcomed alternative to smoking the mainstream tobacco cigarettes or cigars.
We took a quick dip into its advantages over mainstream cigarettes:
1) LIMITED SMOKE RESTRICTIONS:
Smoking restrictions are increasing all the time, and most smokers now struggle to find a place where they’re allowed to indulge in their habit. The electronic cigarettes have less restrictions than those placed on other tobacco products. The invention of electronic cigarettes has made it easier for those that can do little or nothing without smoking, to do it even in offices and cars.
2) EFFECT ON SENSE OF SMELL:
Research has it that tobacco cigarettes smoking reduces one’s sense of smell. This is a gradual process, and may go unnoticed. When you switch to electronic cigarettes, however, you’ll find your sense of smell returning. A whole new world of aromas will open up to you, with pleasurable scents you may have long forgotten.
3) EFFECT ON SENSE OF TASTE:
The smoke and tar from tobacco cigarettes limits one’s sense of taste. Like the loss on sense of smell, the smoker probably won’t notice this too. As your ability to enjoy delicate flavors returns, you’ll quickly catch onto what you’ve been missing. Meals will start tasting completely different after a while.
4) FLAVOUR OPTIONS:
All tobacco products taste like tobacco, but the electronic cigarettes gives you a variety of flavours to choose from.
5) ECONOMIC EDGE:
Vaping is far less expensive than smoking a mainstream cigarette. All tobacco cigarettes are disposable, but electronic smoking devices come in both disposable and re-usable types. Even the disposable rapping devices last longer than normal cigarettes.
6) ADJUSTABLE NICOTINE LEVELS
Unlike in mainstream cigarettes, it’s easy to adjust the nicotine level on an electronic smoking device.
7) AN ODOR-FREE EXPERIENCE
One of the most annoying parts of smoking mainstream cigarettes is the smoky odour. It lingers on everything, from your clothing to your furniture, and usually last for days. You can recognize a smoker as soon as you give them a hug, step into their home, or get in their car. The stale tobacco smell is pervasive and irritatingly long-lasting.
8) SAFETY FROM FIRE
Unlike the mainstream cigarettes, there is no actual fire involved while using electronic smoking devices. The devices heat liquid to create a vapor, but they don’t require an open flame to do so. Smokers do not have to carry lighters around in order to smoke them. Even the most careful smokers can do damage with a lit cigarette if they’re not careful. A momentary distraction could leave you with a cigarette hole in your upholstery or clothing, a telltale sign of your smoking habit. These risks simply don’t exist with electronic cigarettes devices.
9) NO ASHTRAYS
Ashtrays are a necessary accessory if you smoke mainstream cigarettes. The alternative, leaving cigarette butts on the ground around your favorite smoking area, which is even more unsightly. With an electronic cigarette device, there’s absolutely no use for an ashtray, so you don’t go about emptying ashes or leaving them littering the environment. When you’re finished vaping, you don’t have a cigarette butt to discard, either. This will undoubtedly reduce a smoker’s litter and increase cleanliness around his/her home and work area.
10) LOWER RISK OF CANCER:
Contrary to common fears that nicotine is the most dangerous substance in a cigarette, the presence of tar in mainstream cigarettes is its chief unhealthy ingredient. This is not found in electronic smoking devices.