What is an E Cigarette? How it Works, Safety Tips and Risks

What is an E Cigarette ? 

An electronic cigarette is a device which is used to fulfill the smoking needs which come in multiple shapes and flavors. An e cigarette may be in the shape of USB, pen, pipe or even cigar which varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. 

E cigarettes come in multiple flavors among which mango, strawberry, mint watermelon are the most popular flavors. These products also come in multiple combined flavors like apple and mango, strawberry and banana etc to give you the smell that may make your feel pleasant. 

Electronic cigarettes contain batteries inside to operate which mostly comes in one time charged. It is considered that electronic cigarettes are helpful to quit smoking. A report says that they were first introduced in 2007 in the United States and now it is among the top selling tobacco products these days.

Why are E Cigarettes Popular ? 

why are e cigarettes popular

Maybe it is due to the craze of our generations that these disposable devices are as much popular as cigarettes were popular in the 1960s era. Electronic cigarettes are very popular nowadays especially in young girls and boys. It is because of following main reasons :

  1. They long laster depending on battery life.
  2. They come in different fancy and attractive shapes. 
  3. They are cheaper than cigarettes. 
  4. They come in multiple flavors.
  5. It is believed that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other forms of tobacco.

What Are E-Cigarettes Made of ? 

E cigarettes come in different shapes and sizes. They contain an atomizer and battery with a device. Atomizer is used to emit the liquid compressed inside the disposable device which is operated by a battery. Liquid inside the device may contain nicotine, glycol, glycerine and flavors among other few chemicals which are responsible to keep the liquid safer and fresh for every puff. 

Are E Cigarettes the Same as Vaping ? 

Most often, e cigarettes and vape pens are considered to have the same meaning but reality is a bit different. Basically an e-cigarette is a device that mostly looks like a traditional cigarette. These come with one time use single charged battery which would be useless after the battery is dead. Also they are non-refillable as they can not be filled once the liquid inside is finished. 

On the other hand, a vape pen is a much different device which contains a rechargeable battery and refillable option which can be used for a long time. Moreover, due to the refillable option, we can also change the flavors after each filling is finished. 

Do E Cigarettes Have Nicotine ? 

do e cigarettes have nicotine

E cigarettes allow you to choose your desired amount of nicotine. Some devices come with zero percentage of nicotine drugs and some on the other hand come with intense. Mostly used quantities of nicotine are 0mg, 3mg and 6mg.

How Do E Cigarettes Work ? 

Combustion system of both traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes is totally different. When a traditional cigarette is burnt to smoke, the user breathes in that smoke which contains nicotine and some toxic and harmful chemicals which affect the lungs when inhaled. On the other hand, an e-cigarette consists of three parts : 

  1. Battery
  2. Vaporization chamber
  3. Atomizer

Battery is responsible to initiate the process which is connected to a hollow chamber called vaporization chamber which converts the flavored liquid into vapor which is then emitted out to the device with the help of atomizer. 


Are E Cigarettes Safe ? 

are e cigarettes safe

E cigarettes are believed by their manufacturers and satisfied consumers to be much safer than traditional cigarettes as they contain no ash, no smoky smell and not even fire. They turn to harmful effects only if used with high amount of nicotine for long time which is also less harmful than traditional one. .