Important Facts About E-Cigs
The first electronic cigarette was invented in the early 1960’s. But it became really popular only from about a decade ago. The “Tobacco-Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association” predicts the current usage to be around the 4 million mark, in the USA. There about 250 brands of e-cigs in the market where the sales volume would hit the one billion mark by the end of this year. There are various flavors of e cigarettes available in the market currently: Exotic Tobacco, Java, Watermelon and a host of other flavors. The device that helps to vape a.k.a. the cartomizer, comes in a variety of colors. The user has the choice of selecting the preferable color as per his or her desire.
The e-cigarette is a battery operated nicotine inhaler that consist of a lithium battery, a cartomizer or the cartridge that helps to fill the e-liquid, and an LED that lights up at the end. The LED will light up to resemble the burn of a tobacco cigarette. The e-liquid that fills the cartomizer contain propylene glycol, nicotine in various percentages, a variety of flavors and other additives. The nicotine level will differ according to the brand and also a single brand can have various percentages of nicotine, starting from zero and all the way up to 18-20%. “Vaping” is the term used for an e-cig, which is similar to puffing of a traditional tobacco cigarette. The battery will help to heat the e-liquid until it produces a vapor. This vapor is what brings the satisfaction that resembles of smoking a regular tobacco cigarette.
There are several package sizes for e-cigarettes. The basic package is called the e-cigs starter kit, which will cost between $30-150 depending on the brand. The cartomizer can be replaced once it’s worn out, and the replacement cost would be around $500. There are various types of promotional and discount coupons available online where you can get these devices for a much lower price. Even though the Food and Drug Administration of the USA was authorized to regulate the e-cigarettes under the existing tobacco laws, the e-cigarettes are not regulated under any government agency up to now. The device functions just like a regular tobacco cigarette but with fewer toxins. Hence it is not totally unhealthy to the smoker. It is much less harmful to the health of the user than the traditional tobacco cigarette. The harm it can do is directly proportionate to the nicotine percentage in the e-cig. In order to avoid this risk, you can always select a brand with a zero percentage of nicotine. The choice is yours. The number of e-cig users in the world is expected to quadruple within the next 2-3 years. People are moving away from the addiction to the traditional and harmful tobacco cigarette, which is directly related to lung cancer and many other harmful diseases.
The e-cigs are extremely popular today and are helpful to give the satisfaction of smoking a traditional tobacco cigarette without the health risks involved in it.