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An electronic cigarette is called a few different names that include e cigarette, e cig and smokeless or smoke free cigarette. Using an e cigarette is called vaping and comes from the fact that the liquid mixture or e juice is heated and vaporized. This creates an experience similar to smoking, without all the negative side effects.
Although e cigarettes aren't approved as a quit-smoking device there are many ex-smokers that have quit smoking and made the switch to smokeless cigarettes. It's difficult to argue the overall health benefits when you compare the 4 ingredients in an e cigarette to the approximately 600 ingredients in a regular cigarette that include arsenic, lead, formaldehyde and polonium. There are over 4000 chemical compounds produced by a regular cigarette.
In addition to the health benefits, e cigarettes cost a lot less. The average smoker that switches to e cigarettes will save hundreds, and potentially thousands of dollars a year. Think of how that adds up year after year over a lifetime. In addition to the health and financial benefits you won't smell like burnt chemicals. Instead you can choose your own flavour of e juice that includes fruits like cherry and blackberry or more traditional flavours like menthol and tobacco and hundreds of others.
The e juice contains a few basic ingredients that includes an assortment of delicious flavors that make vaping such an enjoyable experience. The only other ingredients in e liquid are propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and in some cases nicotine. If you compare this to traditional cigarettes that’s quite the difference.
An electronic cigarette is made of 3 basic parts; battery, clearomizer or atomizer and mouthpiece. The battery provides power to operate the e cigarette. They range in size from the thickness of a pencil found in disposable e cigarettes to the thickness of AA batteries. In general, the bigger the battery the longer the e cigarette will last between charges.
All e cigarette batteries are made of lithium ion, which means they can be charged hundreds of times over and over again. Most units have a USB attachment, which means you can recharge your e cigarette in your car, on your laptop and even through your iPhone. The latest models have a digital display so you know exactly how much battery power you have left.
The clearomizer is where the e juice is turned into vapour and where the term vapes or vaping comes from. There are many different sizes, shapes and colors available but all have the same basic structure. They consist of a tank that holds the e juice, a wick that absorbs the e liquid from the tank and a heating coil that vaporizes the liquid transferred by the wick.
The atomizer is a term that can be confusing. It’s simply a small part of the e cigarette that holds the wick and fits inside the clearomizer tank. They do wear out and can be replaced as often as needed. Most e cigarettes and e cigarette starter kits come with extra atomizers for this purpose.
The final part is the mouthpiece or sometimes referred to as a drip tip. It attaches to the top of the clearomizer tank either by screwing or pushing on. They are available in different shapes, sizes and materials that can be selected based on personal preference.
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