Cigarette smoking is a costly habit. Cigarettes nowadays are expensive and sometimes it smells bad. Regular cigarettes also contain various chemicals that can seriously harm our bodies. But there’s a good news! Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are now available in the market. E-cig is a gadget powered with battery. It looks like a real cigarette and it can be used practically in almost all places. The other names of e-cigarettes are PVs or personal vaporisers. Some people use it as an alternative for tobacco cigarettes. With e-cigarettes, there is no fire or ashes, therefore there will be no cigarette smell in your body or anywhere.
The electronic cigarettes give the same feeling as smoking a real cigarette. However, it is more safe because it has no tar and chemicals. The batteries are rechargeable and is used to power the components called atomizer. This atomizer has a cartridge that contain nicotine or e-juice/e-liquid(nicotine-free liquid). When e-cig is used and inhaled, a harmless liquid vapor is formed. This vapor resembles the actual smoke of a cigarette. It is formed when the e-liquid is transformed during inhalation.
Benefits of E-cigarettes:
E-cigarettes can be used without flame, therefore, less hazard to fire.
Since it is battery-powered, there is no need to lit it with matches or lighters.
It does not contain tar.
Tar is known as the most harmful substance in tobacco cigarettes. It accumulates in the lungs of the smoker over time and damages the liver through various mechanical and biochemical processes. Tar also impairs the mouth by decaying and blackening the teeth, injuring the gums and decreasing the ability of taste buds.
There is no unpleasant smell or tobacco odors.
Can be used as alternative to smoking
While it tastes slightly different to regular cigarettes, the sensation of smoking is still there because you are inhaling and exhaling a smoke-like vapor.
Less expensive than smoking
A cigarette can burn down after approximately 12 puffs. While a regular smoker spends great amount of money for a tobacco cigarette, an e-cig can be re-used many times. Therefore, it is less costly.
There are different flavors, design and colors to select from.
This device can be as stylish as it can be. Young people can find this appealing and can add in their fashion sense.
It is more supple – you can have one or two puffs if you want, instead of finishing or wasting a whole cigarette.
In summary, it is better and safer to use e-cigarettes than regular tobacco cigarette because it has less chemicals and cheaper. However, there are States who are pushing to ban these devices. It is unregulated and not proven by studies to be safe. Furthermore, the people who used it have testimonials that it helped them get over their cigarette smoking addiction.