The Alternative to Smoking: Electronic Cigaretts FAQS
Because they are designed to look, taste and feel like a traditional cigarette, it is easy to simply lump electronic cigarettes in with all the other tobacco products. But in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Electronic Cigarettes vs. Traditional Cigarettes
With no odor, no ash and no tar, electronic cigarettes are a true alternative to traditional cigarettes. To get a better understanding of the difference, below are a few eye-opening facts.
What is in a traditional cigarette?
In reality, when you smoke a traditional tobacco cigarette, it is hard to tell what you are smoking. On average, a cigarette has more than 7,000 chemicals – of which around 70 are known carcinogens and hundreds more are toxic. These cigarettes contain ingredients like nickel, polonium, formaldehyde, and cadmium.
What is in an electronic cigarette?
While the ingredients in an electronic cigarette may vary depending on brand, for the most part an e-cig contains somewhere around five ingredients. In addition to the presence of nicotine, electronic cigarette brands, like blu Cigs, contain distilled water, USP glycerin, citric acid, and both natural and artificial flavors.
Where can you smoke them?
Currently there are not many smoking bans on electronic cigarettes, meaning you can smoke them virtually anywhere. This is because instead of smoke, e-cigarettes simply produce a water based vapor. So, instead of emitting a nasty odor or smell, you can pretty much smoke one of these products without anyone noticing – or complaining!
On the other hand, the smoking ban on traditional cigarettes continues to grow. Currently there are only twelve states in the United States that are without some sort of smoking restrictions. All the others have regulations in place – with over twenty states banning smoking from all government buildings and public places.
Are e-cigarettes really combustion free?
Electronic cigarettes do not produce fire. Instead these devices work by vaporizing a solution, which often contains nicotine, into vapor instead of smoke – Much the same as a smoke machine. So, unlike traditional cigarettes, e cigarettes do not use combustion and they do not need to be lit or extinguished. Instead, electronic cigarettes allow the user to get all the habitual aspects of traditional smoking but without the burning of tobacco and the thousands of chemicals contained within a tobacco cigarette.