What Do You Know about Electronic Cigarettes?
Some people find it hard to quit the habit of smoking even with all the awareness campaign received. In order to help people quit the habit of smoking, several manufacturers and companies had been developing smoking cessation products in the past years. To quit the habit of smoking, smokers use nicotine patches and gums.
Electronic cigarette or called e-cigarette, is the newest product on the market that aids smokers in quitting the smoking habit. This product is designed to look and feel like the real cigarette, complete with the emission of artificial smoke even if it does not contain the tobacco. It is the nicotine vapour that users inhale and it looks like real smoke although it does not contain the carcinogen found in real tobacco that causes harm to both users and people surrounding him or her.
There is a nicotine cartridge in the electronic cigarette that contains the liquid nicotine. A small amount of nicotine liquid is turned into vapour whenever a user inhales, and this is through the tiny battery operated atomizer inside the e-cigarette. Patches or gums give the user a nicotine hit after a few minutes while the user gets a nicotine hit in just seconds when inhaling nicotine vapour. You will see an orange glow at the tip of the e-cigarette when the user inhales, and this small led light simulates the glow of the real cigarette.
The strength of the nicotine cartridge can be in three strengths, such as full, half and minimal. This is particularly designed for people who want to stop smoking. And so, as the smoker gets used to using the e-cigarette, he or she can gradually reduce the strength being used until the habit is stopped.
There are two main reasons why electronic cigarette is more effective than nicotine patches or gums, and these are, first because the nicotine hits faster, and second, there is a realistic act of inhaling smoke from a cylindrical object in e-cigarette compared to the patches or gums. Another reason is that the e-cigarette simulates even to the release of smoke and this gives satisfaction to the user.
From the money side of it, the electronic cigarette comes out cheaper compared to the cost of a real cigarette. For an example, a set of five nicotine cartridges would cost around 8 pounds which is equivalent to around 500 cigarettes. The initial investment of an e-cigarette kit is 50 pounds, and this may seem expensive at first but in the long run would come out cheaper.
Imitations of this popular product are flooded in the market with as low as half the original price of a branded electronic cigarette. You are warned though of a possible harm to your health when using these imitations since these have not been subjected to the same intensive testing passed by the official electronic cigarettes.