“A safer way to smoke” - Apparently that’s the unofficial mantra for the relatively new and increasingly popular electronic cigarette.
Recent years have seen an increase in e-cig manufacturers. With this has come a wide variety of e-cigs currently available for smokers who are looking to move away from the standard cigarette. Aside from the various health benefits that come from ‘smoking’ electronic cigarettes, the fact that e-cigs aren’t actually emitting smoke and can be used legally almost anywhere has many smokers giving battery-powered cigarettes a second and third look.
Powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries; e-cigs vaporize nicotine, water, and propylene glycol. The process creates a water-vapor mist that simulates tobacco smoke and allows the user to feel like they’re actually smoking. However, the mist emitted by e-cigs is both odorless and harmless; posing no risk to others as secondhand smoke.
The standard lithium ion batteries being used by most e-cig manufacturers are allowing for anywhere between 130-500 puffs, or 15-40 cigarettes per charge. Once the batteries run dead, all the user needs to do is plug back in and allow for the electronic cigarette to recharge.
If time does indeed continue to prove them to be significantly healthier and cheaper than traditional cigarettes, could battery-powered cigarettes eventually become the future of smoking?
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