E-Cigs: What Exactly Am I Inhaling?
With the steadily rising popularity of electronic cigarettes and their burgeoning presence in the modern day marketplace, many individuals are asking, “What exactly is the difference between a normal cigarette and an “electronic” cigarette?” Hand in hand with this first question comes the second one, “What exactly am I inhaling when I smoke an ‘electronic’ cigarette?”
In this article, we’ll look at the main difference between traditional, tobacco filled, cigarettes, and also explain what exactly users of fully modern, electronic cigarettes are inhaling. Read on for further details, and hopefully, you’ll find your answer here!
In answer to the question, “What exactly am I inhaling when I smoke an electronic cigarette?”, it really depends on the e-liquid in the cartridges you’re using. One thing is for sure, you’ll find none of the chemical preservatives, additives, and fillers that manufacturers of “traditional”, tobacco filled, cigarettes tend to stuff their products with. Most contain propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine as a base, water, glycerol, nicotine (some have no nicotine) and artificial flavoring. Of course, this is just a general mixture; some have fewer ingredients, some have more.
For flavoring, some electronic cigarettes may carry a bit of menthol, grape, or lemon flavor. There are, of course, many other flavors available to choose from as well, including mint, strawberry, and even chocolate and vanilla. Of course, you can always simply buy an unflavored cartridge or mixture.
In answer to the question, “What exactly is the difference between a traditional, tobacco filled, cigarette and an “electronic” cigarette?”, the answer has partially already been explained in my response to the first question. Moving beyond that, an electronic cigarette normally consists of two specific, separate parts: a battery powered atomizer which super heats the liquid to vapor so that you can inhale and “smoke” it, and a flavor cartridge. Exact design specifications may vary between separate manufacturers.
One main thing to remember is that, with an electronic cigarette, you aren’t making a mess. There’s no ash, no nicotine stains on your fingers, no musty smell on your clothing and breath, and no butts to dispose of afterward. Smoke your electronic cigarette until the vapor runs out, then throw away the old cart and screw on a new one. It really is that simple!
There are no worries over high tar content, etc. You’ll never have to switch to a less satisfying “light” brand of electronic cigarette. The person sitting next to you certainly can’t complain about “second-hand smoke”!
So, all in all, the main differences between an electronic cigarette and a traditional, tobacco filled, cigarette are less pesky health issues, no mess, no stench, no after effects, and no annoyance caused to others around you. In a nutshell, electronic cigarettes are most certainly the wave of the future when it comes to enjoying a totally satisfying smoking experience.