What is Vaping?
Vaping can be defined as the process of inhaling vapor through a vaporizer or electronic cigarette. A real tobacco cigarette contains around 4000 toxic chemicals and carcinogenic compounds, which leads to several harmful diseases. However, the process of vaping eliminate these dangers of a regular cigarette without compromising the act of smoking. A vaporizer may include nicotine to give the effect of a cigarette.
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Any safety issues?
Although, quitting smoking is the safest thing to do, but a habitual smoker finds it very hard to give up smoking completely .Vaping is therefore recommended, as it is the best and in fact the safest alternative to smoking. Because this is a recent practice, there still are various questions to be fairly answered. However, many of the promising studies on vaping or smoking electronic cigarettes show that vaping is a safe practice.
Advantages of Vaping
The various advantages of of vaping include:
- A better health
- No smoking cough
- No smoking ban for e- cigarette smoking
- Cost less than conventional cigarettes
- Do not use an open flame
Components of a Vaporizer
The vaporizer or an electronic cigarette is composed of a battery, a heating element and a nicotine chamber. When an electronic cigarette is activated, a small portion of the liquid in the cartridge is heated by the heating element. This creates a vapor which is further inhaled by the user. The major parts of an electronic cigarette or vaporizer are:
Battery: this is the power source of an e-cig that is usually charged via USB.
Cartridge: this is the component of an electronic cigarette that houses the e-juice.
Atomizer: this is the heating element of the e-cig that boils the e-juice heats up the e-juice to create the vapor, which is inhaled by the user.
E-juice/ e-liquid: this is a water based liquid in the cartridge that contains the nicotine. The main ingredients of an e-liquid are nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine and flavoring ingredients.
Nicotine levels in cartridge
Various vapor stores offer different flavors of e-liquid in the cartridges that is mixed with different levels of nicotine in them.
0mg/mL: the e-liquid mixture contains no nicotine in this. People who have quit smoking but still have an oral fixation can make use of an electronic cigarette with zero nicotine level.
6mg/mL: this level is the lightest level offered for vaping. This level is recommended for starters. People who like vaping with the lightest nicotine level, but still seek to enjoy any particular flavor of the e-liquid can buy flavored cartridges of this level of nicotine.
12mg/mL: this level of mixed in the e-liquid is considered good for people who like to vape but are not heavy vapers. 12mg/ml is a comfortable level for people who enjoy smoking light cigarettes.
18mg/ml: this is the middle level where it is considered not too low or too high. Those people who have switched to vaping enjoy this amount of nicotine as this offers a perfect quantity of nicotine in every vape.
24mg/ml: this level of comes on the higher side and is generally preferred by those who smoked about a pack of cigarettes in a day.
36mg/ml: this is the highest concentration that an e-liquid contains. People who were heavy smokers and smoked around two packs of tobacco cigarettes a day, prefer this level.