Electronic cigarettes are devices that mimic the action and feel of a normal cigarette. Liquid containing nicotine in the device is warmed to produce vapour which is then inhaled. Because there is no tobacco or burning electronic cigarettes are thought to be far less damaging to your health.
The electronic cigarette has rapidly advanced in design and technology in the last few years. A variety of different devices have become available allowing longer use and better vapour. All e-cigs work in fundamentally the same way; using a battery, a heating device, and a cartridge or tank to hold the liquid.
How an Electronic Cigarette Works
Reported benefits from using electronic cigarettes:
E-Cigarettes do not contain tar, carbon monoxide, or cancer causing chemicals. This means the serious health risks of smoking are avoided when using electronic cigarettes.
Nicotine is an addictive stimulant, similar to caffeine. It does not cause cancer. Although nicotine use carries other possible health risks, without the tobacco smoke it is relatively low risk.
Because there is no burning and hot smoke a smoker can quickly restore their sense of taste and smell and improve lung capacity and shortness of breath.
Electronic cigarettes produce liquid vapour which feels like inhaling real smoke but doesn’t have the same lingering smell and second hand smoke risks
Why electronic cigarettes help you give up smoking so easily
Electronic cigarettes are an alternative to smoking tobacco by providing nicotine in a safe way. They are not marketed as smoking cessation devices. Most doctors agree switching to electronic cigarettes is almost as good as quitting smoking.
Electronic cigarettes mimic the physical process of smoking while still delivering nicotine. Many users report them being more enjoyable and satisfying than a normal cigarette. A recent report has shown electronic cigarettes being 1000 times more effective than other stop smoking products.
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