An electronic cigarette is also known as an e-cigarette or an e-cig. These types of cigarettes are vaporized cigarettes that release or emit a little bit of vaporized nicotine when a user draws or pulls on the device. This type of device is operated by a battery and can also emit nicotine free vaporized solutions as well. Companies that manufactured these cigarettes claim that these devices are an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking.
Regular tobacco cigarettes can contain as many as 4000 different types of chemicals. All of the chemicals that are in regular cigarettes are dangerous to a person’s health.
Many users of electronic cigarettes have stated that the devices provide them with a smoking experience that is similar to smoking tobacco cigarettes, but vapor is released instead of smoke.
The typical electronic cigarette is cylindrical or tube shaped, similar in style to a tobacco cigarette or cigar. However, some of these electronic devices resemble ball point pens. Most of these cigarettes are reusable when refillable cartridges are placed in them. Some e-cigarettes are disposable and can only be used one time.
Ecig first entered into the market in 2004. A Chinese pharmacist invented the device in 2003. The company that the pharmacist worked for was Golden Dragon Holdings, and the company began to export e-cigarettes between the years of 2005 and 2006. The company eventually changed its name to Ruyan.
Most of the models that are currently on the market are automatic. As a user draws on the e-cig, the sensor in the device activates the device that heats the liquid nicotine. The liquid then turns into a vapor and is released into the air. In older models of the device, users had the option of turning the e-cig on or off by manually pressing a button.
The LED light indicates whether or not the device is turned on once a user begins to inhale.
The Parts Of An Electronic Cigarette
There are several parts that are common in most styles of electronic cigarettes. These components are:
• Heating element
• Rechargeable battery
• Electronic circuits
The mouthpiece of an electronic cigarette is also known as the cartridge. This component is located at the end of the tube. There is a small cup made of plastic located inside of the mouthpiece. This cup contains filler material that absorbs the liquid nicotine.
The amount of nicotine in the liquid can vary depending on the strength that the user selects. Cartridges can be refillable or they can be disposable. Users can also choose to place the liquid nicotine into the atomizer or heating element directly instead of using a cartridge.
Another component is the heating element. Commonly known as the atomizer, this component heats the liquid and turns it into vapor so that it can be inhaled by the user. This device will need to be replaced on a regular basis. Most atomizers should be replaced at least once every six months.
The battery helps to power the atomizer so the liquid inside of the electronic cigarette can be heated. Most batteries contained in this type of device are lithium-ion batteries and they are rechargeable. The lifespan of the battery is dependent on how often the device is used and the type and size of the battery. When compared to the other components of an electronic cigarette, the battery is the largest component.
As mentioned earlier, the cartridges in an e-cig contains filler that holds the liquid nicotine. These liquids are available in hundreds of different flavors. Nicotine is not the only ingredient in the e-liquid. Distilled water, propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin is also included in the liquid. Both of these additives are considered safe by the FDA.
Electronic cigarettes are an excellent alternative for those who are looking to stop smoking regular tobacco products, but still need the psychological satisfaction of smoking a cigarette. They are also an effective tool for those who want to decrease their dependence on nicotine.