There is no other product smokers need to know about more than electronic cigarettes and e-liquid. Electronic cigarettes and the e-liquid were introduced to the market in 2003 and have, since then, captured the imagination of health care professionals, smokers, and concerned friends and families of smokers. Why? Electronic cigarettes and e-liquid are by far, the most promising cleaner alternative to the harmful habit of tobacco smoking. Compared with preceding products–such as nicotine patches and gums–that seek to eventually eradicate the practice of tobacco smoking, electronic cigarettes intend to have smokers continue adopting their smoking lifestyle but with one revolutionary difference. Electronic cigarettes do not pose any of the health hazards traditional tobacco products exposes smokers to.
The difference lies in the ingredients and the processes used by traditional tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. In traditional cigarettes, tobacco is the main ingredient used to deliver the flavor and rush craved for by smokers. The main process to generate the flavor is to burn tobacco leaves and cigarette paper.
Chemicals That Make The Difference
Meanwhile, the main ingredient used in electronic cigarettes to simulate the flavors and experience of smoking is called e-liquid. However, electronic cigarettes only require a heating mechanism to generate flavor from the e-liquid, unlike the need to burn tobacco as in the case of conventional cigarettes. The main differences between the e liquid and tobacco deliver dramatic results. In conventional cigarettes, tobacco smoke consists of over seven thousand chemicals, many of which are toxic and pose serious harm to human health. In fact, around ten percent of these chemicals are widely recognized carcinogens. Some of the dangerous chemicals found in tobacco smoke include tar, acetone, carbon monoxide, arsenic, and formaldehyde. Many of the chemicals cause serious ailments such as lung cancer, chromic pulmonary ailments, and heart disease. On the other hand, the vapor produced by heating the e-liquid is clean and consists of pure water, food flavors, and substances that are approved for consumption by agencies such as the US FDA. That tops tobacco smoke by at least a mile, and is the reason why health care professionals and concerned families and friends of smokers are highly interested about electronic cigarettes.