E-cigarettes are showing up everywhere these days – at restaurants, in the bar, and even on TV. But what exactly is an e-cigarette? Read on to find out!
Also known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes are electronic devices that vaporize nicotine, water, and flavor to simulate the feel and look of cigarettes. Unlike nicotine gum or the nicotine patch, the e-cigarette actually functions much like a regular cigarette. However rather than burning tobacco and smoking, it vaporizes a liquid solution that contains nicotine. The nicotine is still delivered to the lungs, but in vapor form, rather than smoke which contains carcinogens and tar.
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Because the electronic cartridges in e-cigarettes produce no real smoke (only water vapor), they can be enjoyed in all of your favorite places again – even where smoking bans are in effect. That includes the office, restaurants, on airplanes, in taxis, and more. You can even smoke them at your favorite bar, at a party, or at a friend's house. No more standing outside in the cold smoking, while everyone else is inside having fun! Get back inside with your e-cigarettes!
E-cigarettes do not burn like a typical cigarette, yet they feel the same and contain nicotine (e-cigarette cartridges are available without nicotine as well). They are the same length as a traditional cigarette, giving you all of the familiar feel of a real cigarette without some of the drawbacks. E-cigarettes are designed to resemble the real smoking experience with amazing attention to detail. Many e-cigarettes feature sensors that can detect when you inhale to allow for an instantaneous release of the perfect amount of nicotine vapor every time. Some even feature an LED that lights up when you take a drag, offering the whole “smoking” experience.
With e-cigarettes you can save lots of money while you continue to enjoy “smoking” and keep your total cost of ownership very low! Depending on the brand, e-cigarette cartridges can last up to the equivalent of 15 – 25 traditional cigarettes (some users have even estimated up to 30 cigarettes!). That's equal to over a full pack of cigarettes, at a far less end cost.
E-cigarettes offer great flavor, and many brands offer e-cigarette cartridges in flavors other than classic tobacco, such as apple, cherry, chocolate, coffee, menthol, and vanilla. Many e-cigarette stores also offer different levels of nicotine available in their cartridges, from no nicotine at all, to medium, to high, to super extra high (basically the equivalent of unfiltered cigarettes). So no matter what kind of cigarettes you smoked before, e-cigarettes provide a realistic replacement.