The nicotine in smoking cigarettes is highly addictive, no one argues this fact. It is believed that nicotine is one of the hardest drugs to give up and yet, nicotine in and of itself is a stimulant and has never been linked to any serious diseases such as cancer or heart disease. However, when nicotine is smoked in cigarettes, and the other ingredients are burned, it is these other ingredients that causes the health risks. Cigarettes contain some 4000 chemicals and most have been found to be carcinogens, except for the nicotine itself.
The Electronic cigarette has made a big impact in recent years as being a tool that helps a smoker to completely stop smoking. It delivers more nicotine than over the counter smoking cessations, and the e-cig produces water vapor that appears to be smoke when it is inhaled and exhaled. This helps the ex-smoker’s psychological addiction, which in and of itself is a big part of smoking and after the physical addiction has worn off, it is often the act of smoking that the ex-smoker misses. With e-cigs, the ex-smoker has this need met along with the nicotine satisfied.
The Electronic cigarette consists of E liquid, which contains nicotine, water, flavorings, and a base of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. All of the ingredients in the liquid are approved by the FDA as safe and non-carcinogenic. The e-cig warms the e-juice with a battery and contains no tobacco so nothing is burned. This means that the person using the e-cig does not have to worry about second hand smoke or the smell that burning tobacco leaves behind.
Another advantage to the Electronic cigarette is the fact that it is cheaper than traditional cigarettes. In addition the E liquid comes in many different flavors from traditional tobacco to baked goods and even sweets. Moreover, an ex-smoker can find the e-juice in many different strengths of nicotine so that he or she can gradually reduce the amount of nicotine they are inhaling if they desire. Some people use the e-cig to stop smoking and then stop using the e-cig as well but others continue using the e-cig indefinitely as an alternative to smoking.