In very recent years, the deadly trend of smoking has been declining. Fewer and fewer people are choosing to adopt a cigarette habit, thanks to increased legislation against tobacco and significant efforts to eradicate smoking altogether. However, as these great strides against a harmful health habit have made progress, new ways to smoke have popped up around the world. Today, smoking can involve more than a traditional cigar or cigarette; with the invention of e-cigarettes and vaping, new types of smoking have grown in popularity and come to replace those old fashioned habits. Yet because e-cigarettes are so new, there is little known about them – are they just as harmful as traditional cigarettes? What effects do they have, and why are they popular? These are the basics regarding the e-cigarette trend.
What They’re Made Of
A cigarette is an easy-to-understand item; wrapped in paper and capped with a filter, cigarettes are nothing more than tobacco and various chemicals. E-cigarettes, however, are much more complex in their makeup. There are three main parts to an e-cigarette: the battery, which powers the device; the cartridge, which holds the liquid to be smoked; and the e-liquid, or e-juice that provides the smoke itself. Together, these three parts build a more complicated and technological way to smoke.
Powered by Their Batteries and More
Every e-cigarette is controlled and used via the battery. Available in many different sizes, the battery powers the entire device, heating the e-liquid and transforming it into the vapor that’s both inhaled and exhaled in this smoking process. These batteries work both automatically or manually, allowing users to activate the atomizer and smoke whenever desired. In addition to the battery and its power, e-cigarettes also contain two more parts that connect to the power source: the cartomizer and the clearomizer. While the cartomizer attaches directly to the battery itself and begins the e-cigarette process, the clearomizer holds the e-juice and works to actually create the “vape” that occurs.
It’s All in The Liquid
Whereas traditional cigarettes rely on fire and smoke, e-cigarettes are all about the “vape” that they create and produce. In order to actually smoke one of these tech cigarettes, it needs to be full of e-juice, or the liquid that will be turned into vapor. Every liquid features a different flavor, containing a different mixture of taste and chemicals. Many also contain tobacco, and are available in three common strengths: high, for heavy smokers; medium, for those who smoke around 20 cigarettes per day; and low, for light smokers. Every e-juice is different, and every one is a different blend of ingredients – and, although higher tech than traditional smoking methods, e-cigarettes and vaping can be equally dangerous to your health.