What is an Electronic Cigarette?

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What is an Electronic Cigarette?

The Electronic Cigarette, also called ecig, electric cigarette, personal vaporizer, and E-Cigarette,  is a device that converts liquid, sometimes containing nicotine, into a vapor.  This vapor is inhaled by the user.  Many people find that this vapor gives a similar sensation to that of real smoke.  There are many manufacturers producing these devices.  JoyeTech and Boge are two companies that come to mind.  All electronic cigarette devices are manufactured in China.  The electric cigarette has been available since 2003 based on our investigation.  Since that time, the electronic cigarette has gone through many improvements, including increased vapor production, extended battery life, as well as other performance based enhancements.

How does the electronic cigarette work?  The technology that drives the ecigarette is much like the technology that produces the fog effects at your favorite rock concert.  A device, called the atomizer, heats up a solution (called e-liqud or e-juice), and the result is a vapor that appears to look like smoke.

Electronic cigarettes offer the smoker an alternative to inhaling combustible tobacco.   It is important to understand that these devices are not medical devices and are therefore not approved by the FDA as a stop smoking device.    In fact, the FDA wishes to ban this technology.  It is interesting that tobacco remains perfectly legal and acceptable, but electronic cigarettes are under attack from these government organizations.  We believe the electronic cigarette should be a choice.  We all know that smoking cigarettes is bad for you, and we all know that we are all better off not inhaling anything into our bodies, but give the consumer a choice on what he or she inhales!

Components of an electric cigarette

 

What are the components of an electric cigarette?

The cartridge – Contains the E-liquid / E-cigarette-liquid / or e-Juice
The atomizer unit – Heats the liquid to create vapor.
The battery unit – Powers the atomizer.

When a user inhales through the device, air flow is detected by a sensor, which turns on the atomizer and vaporizes the liquid solution stored in the mouthpiece.

Several strengths of nicotine are available

  • 24 mg nicotine, which is similar in strength as full flavored strong cigarettes.
  • 18 mg nicotine
  • 12 mg nicotine
  • 6 mg nicotine
  • 0 mg nicotine, which has no nicotine, this is our ultimate goal!  (Or at least mine     )

E-cigarettes Benefits

No lingering odor, no smoke, not inhaling combustibles, and more!  To realize all the benefits, you will have to experience it or ask an experienced user.

We do know that traditional tobacco use will expose the user to 4000 chemicals.  The amount of chemicals in the electric cigarette is much less.  The main ingredients of the e-liquid is Propylene Glycol, Flavorings, and Nicotine.  You decide which is better.

You can vape in your car with the windows up!  Try doing that with a regular cigarette, very unpleasant!

This document is continuously being improved.  So check back for more!

 

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