The Science Behind Electronic Cigarettes
Are you new to the world of electronic cigarettes and curious as to how they work? Because they produce no smoke or combustion, the key to how an electronic cigarette functions lies in the atomizer. To learn exactly what an atomizer is and how it works, read below.
How Electronic Cigarettes Work
To understand why the atomizer is important, you first need a better understanding of the “science” behind electronic cigarettes. Simply put, unlike traditional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are often referred, produce no smoke. This means they do not rely on fire or combustion.
While they may not produce smoke or ash, this does not mean that electronic cigarettes do not produce any by-products. Because they are designed to emulate the taste and feel of a traditional cigarette, e-cigs produce what is commonly referred to as water vapor. This water vapor then allows the smoker to experience the habitual sensations of smoking – sensations like throat hit and exhalation – all without the burning of tobacco and the thousands of chemicals that go along with it.
Electronic Cigarette Components
For a better understanding in terms of the “science behind electronic cigarettes,” it may be helpful for a review of the main components of an e-cigarette:
- Electronic Cigarette Battery – The power element, responsible for powering the atomizer.
- Electronic Cigarette Cartridge – Holds the e-liquid, or smoke juice. At blu Cigs, our electronic cigarette cartridges are available in a variety of flavors and strengths, including full-flavored, light, ultra-light, and non-nicotine.
- Atomizer – The atomizer is the heating device that vaporizes the flavor solution and turns it into vapor. At blu, the atomizer is built into the cartridge, producing maximum vapor and ensuring a fresh atomizer with each new cartridge.
Electronic cigarettes do not produce fire. Instead these devices work by vaporizing a solution, which often contains nicotine, into vapor – kind of like a smoke machine. This allows e-cigarettes to function as a true alternative to tobacco cigarettes – Of course without that terrible odor and secondhand smoke.