Posted by alex , on Mar, 2015
By now, most people have at least heard of E-cigarettes, even if they don’t know much about them. Although they have been around since 2007, most people’s information on this new type of nicotine delivery system is often imperfect, or downright wrong. This article answers some basic questions to help clear up some of the confusion around this product.
What Is The Difference Between Electronic And Regular Cigarettes?
Electronic cigarettes don’t use tobacco, and don’t create smoke. In fact, nothing is burned at all. Rather, it is a device that heats liquid up until it enters a vapor form so it can be inhaled. The liquids, also known as a juices, comes in many varieties. Some are herbal based, some are flavoured, and many contain nicotine. Unlike smoke, the vapor does not stick to clothes or your lungs. The odour dissipates quickly, so there is little to no second hand smoke risk to others.
Is It Safer Than Smoking?
Vaping with E-cigarettes is much less harmful than smoking tobacco. As noted above, the vapor does not stick to your lungs. Tar from tobacco does, and causes devastation to the respiratory system. The nicotine content in the juice is also much lower than in tobacco. Additionally, it does not contain the harmful additive toxins and chemicals that cigarettes do.
Why Isn’t This More Popular As A Safer Smoking Alternative?
While many people in fact do vape as a safer alternative to smoking, there are some reasons why it has not caught on to a larger degree. Unfortunately, many anti smoking advocates also view vaping as a dangerous enemy. This could be because they are used to fighting anything that contains nicotine. They likely also view it as a trick by the tobacco industry, who have tried many times in the past to deceive the public and make their products appear safer than they are.
Another enemy to vaping is the pharmaceutical industry. These companies make a lot of money on cessation drugs and nicotine patches, and view vaping as a directly cutting into those profit. They have funded several misinformation campaigns to make vaping seem more harmful than it is.
Vaping advocates are seeking educate the public on vaping, as it can significantly reduce the harm caused by nicotine use. For more information, visit Thevaporium.com. You can also check them on Facebook.