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. The products that these smokers used are in the likes of 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. Looking and feeling like the real cigarette, the e-cigarette is so realistic even down to the smoke you will emit though not containing the smoke. 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. Whenever the user inhales, there is a tiny battery operated atomizer that turns a small quantity of liquid nicotine into vapour. Compared to patches or gums, a user gets a nicotine hit in a matter of seconds when inhaling nicotine vapour. As the user inhales, there is a small led light that will show at the tip of the e-cigarette and this resembles the orange glow of a real cigarette.
There are various strengths of the nicotine cartridge and these are the full strength, half strength and the minimal strength. This is particularly designed for people who want to stop smoking. Therefore, as smokers get used to using e-cigarette, they can gradually lower the strength they use until they stop smoking.
There are two advantages when using electronic cigarette versus the use of nicotine patches or gums, and these are because the nicotine hit much faster in e-cigarette, and the smoker will not miss the act of inhaling smoke since the cylindrical shape of the e-cigarette is similar to that of the real cigarette. On top of this, there is a real emulation of smoke when using the electronic cigarette.
On the financial side of it, the electronic cigarette would come out cost effective than that of real cigarettes. Note that a set of five nicotine cartridges can cost about 8 pounds and this could equal to around 500 cigarettes. At first, there is an initial investment of 50 pounds for an e-cigarette kit, and this may sound expensive but will save you money in the long run.
Imitations of this popular product are flooded in the market with as low as half the original price of a branded electronic cigarette. However, it is advisable that one does not use this since these imitations have not passed the rigorous testing of an official electronic cigarette, and can potentially be damaging to the health of the user.