There is another “e” in the age of e-mails and e-commerce. This time, the “e” is not something you do when you are online. In fact, this is something you can do anywhere, as long as its battery is working. This new “e” is the electronic cigarette or e-cigarette. This is a device that modern smokers are using today in lieu of traditional cigarettes. The e-cigarette does not have tobacco content, and is being presented by manufacturers as a “healthy option” for smokers.
Smoking an e-cigarette is just like smoking the regular paper-wrapped tobacco cigarette. However the e-cigarette and the traditional cigarette are very different. The traditional cigarette releases harmful toxins when tobacco is burnt, inhaled and blown out in smoke form. On the other hand, electronic cigarette does not involve burning of tobacco at all. It only contains nicotine and flavourants in liquid form. A sensor in the device converts this liquid into nicotine vapor, which is inhaled by the smoker.
The electronic cigarette may sound so outrageous for traditional smokers. Others are skeptical about puffing a “gadget shaped like a cigarette.” But a lot of people are happy to know that smokers now have the option to smoke healthy. Since the e-cigarette contains no tobacco, it is legal to smoke in public areas. It is safe to say that this is the coolest way of nicotine delivery since the nicotine patch.
The benefits of electronic cigarettes versus harmful tobacco smoke and tar from smoking cigarettes:
The e-cigarette is still relatively new in the market. Makers of e-cigarettes have online promos and invites in search of prospective buyers who would like to try their kit for free. Skeptics should try and see or smoke for themselves first. A lot of people have commented that smoking an e-cigarette feels so real that you sometimes weird about smoking without an ash tray. But that is one more thing that is great about smoking an e-cigarette: no cigarette ashes will mess up a smoker’s clothes again!
Just more reasons to quit smoking or switch to vaporizer cigarettes or e-cigs.