A personal vaporizer / electronic cigarette is a battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a vaporized solution. It is an alternative to smoked tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. These devices may be referred to by different terms by different companies and end-users. Among those terms are Electronic Cigarette (E-Cig), Personal Vaporizer (PV), Vape, Vape Pen (often referred to this way when used for non-nicotine substances), Nicotine Vaporizer, Mod, eHookah, and Hookah Stick.
WHAT IS A PERSONAL VAPORIZER
ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES (E-CIGS) HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A DECADE; BUT RECENTLY THEY HAVE GAINED MORE AND MORE POPULARITY.
SMOKING IS A HABIT ALONG WITH AN ADDICTION TO NICOTINE. TOBACCO PRODUCTS CONTAIN MANY CHEMICALS, TOXINS, AND CARCINOGENS THAT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS. ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE WAY TO STILL SATISFY NICOTINE CRAVINGS WITHOUT THE HARMFUL CHEMICALS AND TAR IN TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES. ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES DO NOT CAUSE YELLOWING IN TEETH, BAD BREATH, WHEEZING, OR COUGHING LIKE CIGARETTES DO. THE VAPOR EMITTED BY AN ECIG HAS NO NASTY CIGARETTE SMELL, AND ECIGS CAN BE SMOKED VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME.
THERE ARE MANY PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO HELP SMOKERS QUIT, BUT PREMIUM REFILLABLE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ARE THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE THAT ALLOWS SMOKERS TO ENJOY THE FEEL AND HABIT OF SMOKING WHILE QUITTING.
THERE ARE MANY DISPOSABLE ECIGS READILY AVAILABLE AT MOST CONVENIENT STORES. THESE DISPOSABLE “CIGALITES” COST MORE THAN A PACK OF CIGARETTES AND DO NOT LAST AS LONG. REUSABLE CIGALITES USE CARTRIDGES THAT ARE VERY EXPENSIVE OVER TIME AND LIMITED TO JUST A FEW FLAVORS. THE BATTERIES FOR CIGALITES DO NOT HOLD VERY MUCH OF A CHARGE AND CAN EASILY LEAVE A USER STRANDED WITH NO NICOTINE. EVEN THOUGH CIGALITES USE THE SAME GENERAL TECHNOLOGY AS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THEIR VALUE AND QUALITY WILL NEVER COMPARE TO REFILLABLE E CIGS. PREMIUM ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO FIT THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE USER LEADING TO GREATER CHANCES OF QUITTING THAN STANDARDIZED CIGALITES.
THERE ARE VAST BENEFITS TO INVESTING IN A PREMIUM ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE. REFILLABLE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A CIGAR SO THEY ARE BIGGER THAN A CIGALITE. THIS IS EASY TO GET USED TO AND IS A FAIR TRADE FOR THE BATTERY CAPACITY OF A PREMIUM ECIG. A NORMAL CHARGE ON A REFILLABLE ECIG WILL LAST MOST IF NOT ALL DAY. THERE ARE ALSO VARYING BATTERY SIZES SO USERS CAN CHOOSE A BATTERY CAPACITY THAT LASTS THE LENGTH OF INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.
PREMIUM E CIGARETTE USES REFILLABLE CLEAROMIZERS OR "TANKS" AND E LIQUID INSTEAD OF EXPENSIVE PREFILLED CARTRIDGES. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS OF CLEAROMIZERS TO FIT SPECIFIC NEEDS AND WANTS OF USERS. THESE OPTIONS ALLOW USERS TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY PREFER WHETHER IT BE A TIGHTER OR LOOSER DRAW, MORE VAPOR PRODUCTION, HIGHER E LIQUID CAPACITY, OR ANY OTHER OPTIONS THE USER MAY WANT.
CLEAROMIZERS ARE FILLED BY THE USER WITH E-LIQUID THAT COMES IN A VARIETY OF FLAVORS. THERE ARE MANY CHOICES OF FLAVORS SUCH AS TOBACCOS, FRUITS, CANDIES, DRINKS, DESSERTS, AND ALMOST ANYTHING IN BETWEEN. E LIQUID ALSO COMES IN A VARIETY OF NICOTINE STRENGTHS SO USERS CAN STEP DOWN THEIR NICOTINE LEVEL OVER TIME. EVEN AFTER BREAKING THEIR ADDICTION USERS CAN GET E LIQUID CONTAINING NO NICOTINE JUST TO KEEP THE COMFORT OF THE HABIT. E LIQUID IS ALSO FAR LESS EXPENSIVE THAN CARTRIDGES FOR CIGALITES, AND FAR MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN TOBACCO CIGARETTES. IN ALL YOU CANNOT FIND A BETTER PRODUCT THAN A PREMIUM ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE TO QUIT USING TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR TO END NICOTINE ADDICTION ALL TOGETHER.
Can E-Cigarettes help me quit smoking?
Are E-Cigarettes Safe?
Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers) are an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They are battery-operated devices that create a mist or vapor that is inhaled instead of smoke. The rechargeable battery powers a heating element called an “atomizer.” The element uses low heat to turn liquid in the cartridge, which contains propylene glycol, glycerin, food flavoring and nicotine, into a fog-like mist.There are many models of e-cigarettes available. Some look like traditional cigarettes, others look similar to a pen and some even look like small flashlights. Some have LED lights, some have built-in liquid reservoirs, others have combined atomizer cartridges, some are tubular and some are even rectangular boxes. They come in all shapes and sizes and have different features for former smokers who wish to distance themselves from anything resembling a traditional cigarette or want a longer battery life and/or better performance.
What are Electronic Cigarettes?
Personal Vaporizers a.k.a. Vaping is the newest smoking alternative to hit the market. Vaping is starting to grow very large throughout the U.S. and is being recognized as a very good alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. Vaping offers the same sensation of traditional cigarettes without all the chemicals, and tar. Vaping over time is far less expensive then smoking traditional cigarettes as well. Once you buy your first kit you will spend far less money month to month then you would smoking.
WHY START VAPING?
E-cigarettes are not approved to be marketed as nicotine cessation products like the nicotine gums and patches on the market. However, that doesn’t mean that some smokers haven’t found them an effective way to wean from nicotine. There is also a lot of real-world evidence and even some studies that strongly indicate that e-cigarettes are an effective alternative to smoking. Surveys show that up to 80% of e-cigarette users quit smoking traditional cigarettes while using e-cigarettes. One study showed e-cigarettes worked at least as well as the nicotine patch for nicotine replacement therapy.
Do e-cigarettes contain anti-freeze?
No. This myth was created by a 2009 FDA press statement regarding electronic cigarettes. The FDA tested 18 cartridges from 2 companies. Of those 18 cartridges, 1 tested positive for a non-toxic amount of diethylene glycol (approximately 1%). While diethylene glycol is occasionally used in anti-freeze, the chemical is not a standard ingredient in e-cigarette liquid and it has not been found in any other samples tested to date.
The base liquid for e-cigarette liquid is usually propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA and EPA. While it is also sometimes found in anti-freeze, it is actually added to make the anti-freeze less toxic and safer for small children and pets. Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in many of the foods we eat, cosmetics we use and medications we take. It is also used in the fog machines used in theaters and night clubs.
While anything containing nicotine cannot be called 100% safe, evidence from numerous studies strongly suggests that they are magnitudes safer than tobacco cigarettes. Harm reduction experts can point to research supporting that switching from cigarettes to a smokefree product will reduce health risks to less than 1% of smoking traditional cigarettes – nearly the same as non-smokers. For tobacco harm reduction health professionals, it is misleading and irresponsible for public health officials to tell smokers that smokeless products, such as e-cigarettes, are “not a safe alternative to smoking” simply because they are “only” 99% safer and not 100% safe.
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