E Cig Facts

E-Cigs Are The New Cigarette

E Cigs, short for electronic cigarettes are rapidly becoming the new cigarette for some obvious reasons, not the least of which is the safety factor.

Modern tobacco cigarettes are proven to be responsible for over 160,000 lung cancer deaths per year, and that figure has remained fairly constant for the past 70 years. Tobacco cigarette smoke contains over 200 cancer causing chemicals including cyanide and arsenic. Tar that is deposited in the lungs of a smoker, destroys the alveoli which are the only way that oxygen can be transferred to our bodies. That eventually causes COPD which kills the person simply because they can’t breathe.

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So, the incentive to shake off tobacco in favor of ‘harmless’ ecigarettes is a valid one. People can choose to have different substances and flavors included in their ecigarettes. They can choose to have a similar nicotine level in the e-cigs as they had in the tobacco cigarettes. Most likely, a person who is switching will keep the same level of nicotine, simply because that is the addictive factor of tobacco.

Nicotine is said to be one of the most addictive substances on the planet, so it is very difficult to quit using. A person quitting nicotine will have similar withdrawal symptoms as if one were quitting heroine. Even though nicotine has its own health hazards, such as weakened circulatory system and heart issues, it is not as bad perhaps as the cancer issue with tobacco.

The transformation of smokers to the ecigs is truly a remarkable movement, signifying a major marketing phenomenon of the modern age. The fact that Lolliard, the giant tobacco conglomerate purchased simplyeliquid.co.uk early on signaled what many think will be a major move of big tobacco to come. RJ Reynolds is marketing its own ecig brand now and is testing its marketing channels to find out where the interest might be located.

The ecigs are beginning to market their devices in other shapes and colors than just a cigarette look, and an entire sub culture of this movement is emerging. A user can order many different flavors in addition to the actual nicotine. They run the gamut of what you can imagine from chocolate, peanut butter, all of the fruit flavors, menthol, peppermint and about anything else that you could think of.

Smoke shops are springing up just based on this concept, with elaborate starter kits, to help new people who want to ‘vape’ as smoking the devices is not called.

There is talk of regulating e cigs because there is no control as to exactly what is being placed into the devices. If a person simply ‘vapes’ the gloycol vapor, with no flavors or nicotine added, the risk of anything happening adverse to one’s health is akin to walking outside on a foggy day.

Critics simply say that government won’t want to miss their chance to tax anything they can where an income stream is available.

Whatever direction the e cig movement takes from here is sure to be an exciting one, but for sure this could only be the beginning.

The Facts About E-Cigs

bestecigsEven though we know that smoking cigarettes is bad for our health, many of us who smoke just cannot seem to quit. E-cigarettes may be the answer.

Almost one-fifth of tobacco smokers have used e-cigarettes and many more trying them every day. E-cig reviews are generally pretty positive, although there are some concerns that some e-cigarettes contain nicotine and thus may still be hazardous to one’s health.

One of the benefits of smoking an e-cigarette is that there is nothing to light. The e-cigarette uses a lithium battery for its power source, heating the liquid stored inside the internal chamber and vaporizing it. This is what produces the steam which imitates the smoke of a cigarette.

Some e-cigarettes even have an LED light in the tip which will glow as if it were lit. Since the e-cigarettes do not burn or use tobacco, they do not emit any carbon monoxide or smoke and there is no odor. The user instead, just inhales steam from the vaporized liquid.

One important fact to note is that while e-cigarettes are tobacco and smoke-free, they are not free of nicotine. Typically, the liquid contained in the e-cig will be a combination of flavoring, nicotine, propylene glycol, which is a type of solvent, and other additives. Many of the e-cig reviews mention the popularity of the flavored e-cig liquids. E-cigarettes are available in many flavors such as watermelon, bubble gum, peppermint, and chocolate. There are also e-cigarettes available without nicotine as well. These type of e-cigarettes contain liquid cartridges that do not contain any nicotine.

Despite their increasing popularity, e-cigarettes were not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration until 2014 when it proposed requirements for dissolvable tobacco and nicotine gels, as well as other unregulated nicotine products. These new requirements were proposed as part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and mandated that companies must list the ingredients in their products and be approved by the FDA before they begin to market them.

Additionally, the Act forbids selling e-cigarettes to minors, although the actual age is regulated by the individual states. Language in the Act also requires that health warnings be included on all labeling and prohibits vending machine sales and free samples. Not surprisingly, manufacturers of e-cigarettes are unhappy with these regulations, stating that e-cigarettes are purely for recreation and should not be regulated by the FDA.

E-cigarettes are quickly growing in popularity, even with these new regulations. With the safety concerns about the nicotine levels in e-cigarettes, FDA oversight probably is not going away.

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