E-cigarettes were introduced in the mid-2000s, and since then they have spread to almost all parts of the globe. Today, there are more than 250 brands of cigarettes that come in different flavors, such as Java, pink bubble gum, watermelon, and many others. For the most part, many people see them as a healthier option than smoking traditional cigarettes, and as a useful tool for those who want to kick away their smoking habits. Also, e-cigarettes are deemed somewhat risk-free for those who are new to using them or who could otherwise have taken up smoking. The fact that they do not leave users with a smoky smell and that they do not burn, thereby eliminating any risk of burning clothes or other things, make them more appealing, in addition to their more accepted position in society.
Here are some surprising facts about e-cigarettes that you should know:
1. Using e-cigarettes (vaping) is permitted in some smoke-free places
Some smoke-free establishments, such as workplaces and restaurants, may allow e-cigarettes, but it is always advisable to confirm if any such places allow vaping. Also, when traveling, it is crucial to check the airline’s policy on vaping equipment, and if allowed, to adhere to the airline’s ensuing regulations. You also need to know if your country of destination permits the entry of e-cigarettes, if it has any restrictions, or if it prohibits them altogether. Some countries like Singapore, Egypt, Argentina, and Thailand do not allow e-cigs at all, while other countries like Australia and New Zealand allow limited use—more so when the e-liquid contains nicotine.
2. There is nothing that can burn
Worrying about lost or misplaced lighters is out of the question while using e-cigs, as you have nothing to light because there is nothing that combusts. Lithium batteries power e-cigarettes, and each has a vaporization chamber and a cartridge that users fill with the e-juice. While puffing your e-cig as you would the traditional cigarette, the lithium batteries power the device to vaporize the liquid by heating it. You may find some e-cigs with a cigarette-like LED tip that glows red or any other color, depending on whichever gadget you are using. However, not all of these smokeless devices look like a regular cigarette. While using the e-cig, you are inhaling vapor, as there is no burning of tobacco, and thus there is no release of carbon monoxide or odor. Also, instead of smoke, there are vapor clouds.
3. E-cigarettes use liquids with or without nicotine
E-cigs are tobacco-free and smoke-free, but they may have nicotine. Typically, e-liquids are mixtures of nicotine, flavorings such as bubble gum, propylene glycol—which acts as a solvent—and other additives. The beauty of e-cigs is that their nicotine content can vary by using different e-liquids with varying nicotine compositions—some e-liquids may have nicotine levels similar to those of regular cigarettes, while others have low amounts, similar to light or ultra-light cigarettes.
The availability of various flavors is also something that gives e-cigs a fantastic flair as opposed to traditional cigarettes. Additionally, some e-liquids contain no nicotine, so they have only the flavorings and can meet the needs of those users who want the sensation of smoking without the harmful effects. You should make sure you get the best quality vaping products by buying from recognized manufacturers, like Epuffer, a global market leader in offering amazing and first-class vaping experiences.
4. E-cigarettes are re-usable with some maintenance
E-cigarette devices are battery-powered, so as long as you recharge the batteries or replace the cells, the devices are reusable. However, the maintenance and usability of the gadget depend on the particular type of device you are using. Moreover, like any other gadget that we use, e-cigarette devices have USB and car-chargers. E-cigs are also re-usable due to their refillable e-liquid—you can insert a new cartridge or refill with more e-liquid.
- E-cigarettes can act as smoking cessation tools
E-cigarettes containing nicotine have been found to be useful smoking cessation tools, and are comparable to or could even be more effective than nicotine patches. Also, since e-cigs are a healthier alternative to smoking, non-smokers who may be attracted to smoking can be advised to consider e-cigs. Having not been used to the nicotine, they can choose nicotine-free or low-nicotine e-cigs.
Since e-cigs are healthier than regular cigarettes and have a luxury appeal, among other positive attributes, they are expected to overtake traditional cigarettes in a few years. We can only wait to see how well they will be embraced.