Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are being smoked by university students in pubs – and their professors at smart dinner parties. By the young who have never before smoked – and the old who have been trying to give up the habit for years. You may not know anyone who smokes e-cigarettes...but you probably will soon. But what is an e-cigarette, exactly?
The e-cigarette was designed to give us the experience of smoking without the significant health risks. It runs on a battery. It may look just like a regular cigarette or like a futuristic pen. The e-cigarette is filled with nicotine – in liquid form – and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol creates the “smoke” or vapor that users draw in when they take a puff of an e-cigarette.
5 ways that e-cigarettes are better than tobacco cigarettes
- e-cigarettes do not generate smoke. Oh yes, e-cigarettes give you the sweet sensation of smoking without endangering your health by inhaling smoke.
- e-cigarettes generate no flame which means that they are not a fire hazard. You need no longer worry about falling asleep whilst smoking and causing a tragic fire. Or leaving unsightly burn marks on clothing and furniture.
- e-cigarettes do no harm to others, as second hand smoke has been proven to do. In a world where smoking is forbidden in restaurants, pubs and cafes, e-cigarettes provide a way to smoke while socializing. Imagine sitting at a pub holding a cold glass of Pinot Gris while smoking an e-cigarette. Thousands of people the world over are doing so as you read this article.
- e-cigarettes are being used by smokers with success by those smokers who want to butt out: To stop the habit that is destroying their health by undergoing nicotine replacement therapy.
- e-cigarettes help users feel calm and stress-free, just as tobacco cigarettes once did.
Are e-cigarettes for you?
Only you know if smoking e-cigarettes are for you. Millions of people in various countries who have missed smoking, or have wanted to try smoking but have not because of health concerns have taken up the e-cigarette. The cost of these hip smokes was once high but their increasing popularity has pushed their prices down. If you are curious about this latest trend, we say try it out for yourself. With some good friends.