An e-cigarette is an electronical device which is an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. These come in various forms but the basic thing about an e-cigarette is that it is filled with a liquid made of nicotine, flavors, glycerol and propylene glycol. The liquid gets heated by the battery as you puff on it creating an aerosol which is then inhaled. This makes an e-cigarette free of tobacco and real smoke. Although it is arguable if vaping is harmless, it can definitely be called healthy eCig in comparison to a tobacco cigarette. There are many ways how vaping sets itself apart from cigarette smoking.
Toxicity and Tar: When a cigarette burns it gives off toxic gases such as hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide. It also generates a sticky residue that tar. Carcinogen, the substance that causes cancer, is mainly found in tar. An e-cigarette, on the other hand, creates neither the toxic gases nor the tar.
Tobacco Content: Vaping does not involve any tobacco. Unlike a regular cigarette, an e-cigarette is filled with a liquid, better known as Eliquid. This is superheated by using the battery that comes in the stick to create the vapor.
Chemicals: The Eliquid is generally made of chemicals such as Propylene Glycol, glycerin, food grade flavor and nicotine – which is optional. While a cigarette contains around 599 additives. These additives when burnt changes properties to create more than 4000 chemical compounds – Formaldehyde, Megastigmatrienone, lead, Ethyl Furcate to name a few. 69 of these compounds are carcinogenic. Thing to note is that while using Eliquid you should buy one of trusted brand. Research online in sites like BuzWay for better understanding of this.
Cost: Even though a vaping kit costs more than a cigarette, the kit lasts way longer than a pack of cigarettes. A cartridge of Eliquid may last up to two weeks depending on how much you are vaping. Once you have invested on a vaping kit, you can refill it as and when required and end up saving much more than what you would if you spent on packs of cigarettes.
Flavors: comparatively healthy eCig comes in various flavors. Yes, e-cigarettes comes in various flavors too but the flavors of Eliquid range from beverages to fruits to desserts to spices to candies and a whole lot more.
Everything said and done, an e cigarette is not a regulated for its quality and it is most certainly is not harmless. It is a healthier alternative to cigarette but it’s advisable not to start vaping if you not already a smoker as it may lead to nicotine addiction.