We all know that smoking is injurious to health. However, there are many out there who can’t live a day without smoking. You can call it an addiction, but some of them call it their lifestyle. It is true that smoking gives a temporary kick, but the fact remains that it leads to extreme ‘side-effects.’ It is too costly in terms of the damage it does to your body. Whatever your justification for smoking, it is not healthy by any standard, neither for yourself nor for the people around you. What can you do then? Don’t worry! We are not asking you to quit smoking. In fact, we are asking you to smoke in a different way. Have you ever thought of trying electronic cigarettes? You may be surprised to know that e-cigarettes were introduced way back in the 1960s. The prototype was a tobacco-free cigarette that delivered heated moist air through the mouthpiece.
What are electronic cigarettes?
Let me give you some electronic cigarettes information. Commonly known as e-cigarettes, consist of a mouthpiece, a tank, a battery and a microprocessor. The tank holds a liquid that vaporizes when you press a button. This vapor is then inhaled by the smoker through the mouthpiece. To give a natural feeling of smoking a traditional cigarette, most of the e-cigs have an LED light fixed at its other tip. The liquid is vaporized at low temperatures making it less harmful for your body. The liquid filled in the tank contains glycol, glycerine, water, flavorings and other contents in different proportions. It also comes in different strengths right from strong to minimal strength.
Why should you use it?
First of all, they have a modern look and feel to them. They are not like the regular cigarettes you have used. These are quite portable, and a single e-cig with a refill may last you several days. It can easily be carried in your pocket without anybody noticing it.
Second, they don’t produce a bad odor. In the traditional cigarette, the odor of the smoke is repelling and nauseating for many. Non-smokers can easily notice your presence even if have smoked a few minutes back. E-cigs are not just odor-free. They also come in different flavors. Now that may sound surprising to many of you, but it is a fact that e-cigs come in a variety of flavors. Among many flavors, candy and coffee are very common. They don’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. Women generally don’t like the flavor of nicotine in its crude form.
Are they healthy?
In various researches and experiments, e-cigs were found lacking in immediate harmful effects on the subjects. However, their long-term effects are yet to be verified. A large percentage of smokers in the USA have tried e cigs as an alternate to traditional cigarettes. Some use them to reduce their desire to smoke. The immediate data on the outcome is not available, but some of the people have reported a reduction in their smoking habits.
Despite the difference of opinion regarding their effects on your health, most of the medical research organizations share a common ground that e-cigs transfer fewer intoxicants to the body. However, many e-cig smokers reported irritation and cough after their use. Nicotine content in e-cigarettes is nearly the same as that in traditional cigarettes.
Other reasons to use e-cigs!
Some use e-cigarettes because they feel that it is cost-effective. Many others use them because they are easy to smoke even in non-smoking zones, though it is not a good idea to do so. In traditional cigarettes, you are bound to smoke a complete cigarette if you light it. On the other hand, e-cigarettes can be used to take even a few puffs. There is no ash or stub to be disposed of. You smoke the e-cig and keep it back into your pocket.