The Features of an E-Cigarette and its Importance to Users
The public has been warned about the dangers of smoking years ago but many find it difficult to quit the habit. Smoking cessation products had been innovated and manufactured by companies for the past years. The products they developed are like nicotine patches and nicotine gums that smokers used to help them quit the habit.
There is a now a new product in the market to help smokers kick the habit of smoking is called e-cigarette or electronic cigarette. Looking and feeling like the real cigarette, the e-cigarette is so realistic even down to the smoke you will emit though not containing the smoke. The e-cigarette emits nicotine vapour when used but does not contain the carcinogens found in tobacco that are harmful to the smoker and those around him or her.
There is a nicotine cartridge in the electronic cigarette that contains the liquid nicotine. Every time the user inhales, there is an atomizer powered by a tiny battery that turns a small amount of nicotine liquid into vapour. Patches or gums give the user a nicotine hit after a few minutes while the user gets a nicotine hit in just seconds when inhaling nicotine vapour. Also, when the user inhales the e-cigarette, there is a small led light that glows at the tips of it to simulate the orange glow of a real cigarette.
The nicotine cartridge comes in different strengths, like full strength, half strength, and minimal strength. This is particularly designed for people who want to stop smoking. And so, as the smoker gets used to using the e-cigarette, he or she can gradually reduce the strength being used until the habit is stopped.
There are two advantages when using electronic cigarette versus the use of nicotine patches or gums, and these are because the nicotine hit much faster in e-cigarette, and the smoker will not miss the act of inhaling smoke since the cylindrical shape of the e-cigarette is similar to that of the real cigarette. Another reason is that the e-cigarette simulates even to the release of smoke and this gives satisfaction to the user.
From the money side of it, the electronic cigarette comes out cheaper compared to the cost of a real cigarette. For an example, a set of five nicotine cartridges would cost around 8 pounds which is equivalent to around 500 cigarettes. At first, there is an initial investment of 50 pounds for an e-cigarette kit, and this may sound expensive but will save you money in the long run.
Note that there are imitations of this product being flooded in the market which are as low as half the price of a branded e-cigarette. These imitations look like the real thing but are not advisable to use since these have not been subjected to the rigorous testing that official e-cigarette has gone through, and thus could be potentially harmful to your health.