E-cigarettes are a relatively new invention but are quickly increasing in popularity! Which is great for both nonsmokers and smokers! Since they are permitted in places that regular cigarettes are not, smokers no longer have to choose between sitting down at a delicious restaurant and fast food. Not to mention, there are no odors or secondhand smoke, so nonsmokers have nothing to fear from their smoking counterparts!
Things You Probably Did Not Know
Although we are all pretty familiar with the basics (it provides nicotine, can be recharged, no secondhand smoke, etc.) there are a few things that you probably did not know about e-cigarettes:
1. Nothing burning
You probably already knew that your e-cigarette produced water vapor or no smoke but what you did not know is the fact that nothing is actually burning inside your device. That is why you see a puff of vapor or no smoke at all.
Little is known about their safety. There has not been extensive studies done on the effects of inhaling pure nicotine so the FDA is not actually sure how safe the devices are.
3. Nicotine amounts vary
The amount of nicotine present in your e-cigarette depends on its liquid-nicotine cartridge. Smaller cartridges mean smaller amounts of nicotine!
4. Made in China
The very first e-cigarette was made in China by a company called Ruyan.
5. Countries that manufacture e-cigs
E-cigarettes are available in Europe, China, the United States, and many other countries around the world. For those of us who would rather do our shopping in our pajamas, e-cigarettes can easily be purchased online.
Although manufacturers are careful not to market the product towards children, the fact that they are available online can pose some problems. You do not necessarily need to be 18 years of age to purchase the device online!
Maintenance is required to keep your device running properly. Just like anything electronic, you must care for the parts and replace the battery from time to time.
8. No FDA regulations
They are not FDA regulated yet though they are in the process of labeling it a drug-delivery device that way regulations can be established.
9. Smoking permitted
Many places that feature no smoking signs will allow you to use your e-cigarette! Of course, you should always ask before pulling it out to take a few puffs.
Although they do not produce secondhand smoke, some people may have slight allergic reactions to the vapors. Those with sensitive skin and severe allergies may experience irritation to the vapors. Yikes!
11. Help you quit smoking
E-cigarettes can help wean you off of nicotine completely over time. Everybody always recommends gradually lowering the amount of nicotine you take in order to successfully quit and e-cigs can definitely help you with this! A lot of people who use these devices report that they smoke significantly less than they did when compared to standard cigarettes.
E-cigarette advertising is completely permitted! So many commercials get pulled off the air that advocate smoking, but these devices have free range!
13. More flavors than Baskin Robbins
E-cigs are available in a wide variety of flavors, which you can buy on sites like JusteJuice.com for example; so no more dealing with an “ashy” taste in your mouth.
14. No tobacco
They do not contain tobacco. Instead, they contain strictly nicotine. This means you can get your craving fix easier and without the harmful effects of tobacco.
15. No excise taxes
You will not be paying excise taxes on your device! We pay enough money to the government each year so cutting corners where we can definitely makes us happy!