Electronic cigarettes aren’t truly “cigarettes” at all. They’re small machines designed to look and feel like a cigarette. Rather than tar, chemicals and smoke, however, e-cigarettes produce water vapor through the use of an atomizer. The smoker inhales and exhales the vapor just as he would the smoke from a conventional cigarette. Electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity as more and more smokers recognize the considerable benefits they offer.
E-Cigarettes Are Less Toxic
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that some e-cigarettes may contain a toxic substance known as diethylene glycol, conventional cigarettes contain over 4,000 known carcinogens – making electronic cigarettes a clearly less-toxic alternative.
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E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit
Electronic cigarettes were originally marketed as smoking cessation device until FDA restrictions dictated that personal vaporizers were not officially approved as a medicinal device. Regardless, users of electronic cigarettes can opt to purchase “e-liquid” for their vaporizers that does not contain nicotine.
This provides a clear benefit to smokers who aren’t only addicted to the nicotine, but to the motions associated with smoking. E-cigarettes allow smokers and former smokers access to the psychological needs that go along with smoking without exposing those individuals to the cigarettes themselves.