Smoking is one of the reasons for the deaths of over five million individuals in the world per year. The good news is, death from tobacco use is preventable with various tools and techniques available, and the electronic cigarette is one of these. Many smokers are already trying the electronic cigarette or e-cig, which hails from China and was invented by the Ruyan Company in 2003. It wasn’t until 2007 when it reached foreign shores, and it’s continuously gaining both fans and haters.
There are various kinds of e-cigs, ranging from reusable to disposable ones that can give you at least 500 puffs with a 250mAH or a 300mAH battery. Disposable e-cigs are widely available in convenience stores, supermarkets, petrol stations, and the internet. They’re cheap, too. But can they really help you quit smoking?
Advocates of e-cigarettes believe that it can indeed help you quit, and some of them even think that the e-cig is better than tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes are cheaper, so it’s easier on the smoker’s wallet, and it is also better for their health. However, the FDA and other health authorities are sceptical without additional information on the side effects of the e-cigarette. In Canada, e-cigarettes are not approved by the health board because of questions about the efficacy, quality, and safety. In the US, tobacco laws don’t apply to e-cigarettes because they don’t have tobacco, making them challenging to regulate, which could mean that minors could have easier access to them.
Fans of the e-cig say that it these alternatives are healthier than actual cigarettes with tobacco and that e-cigs help them quit smoking. When smoking an e-cig, vapour provides nicotine to your body. It’s healthier because in actual tobacco, the nicotine is delivered by smoke, which has been linked to cancer. Unlike real tobacco, e-cigarettes don’t expose you to toxic chemicals because it uses a liquid-nicotine solution, which transforms into vapour that you inhale. By smoking an e-cig, you can reduce tobacco use, breathe easy, and minimise coughing. You reduce the smell of cigarette smoke in your surroundings and prevent stained teeth, too.
An e-cig beats nicotine replacement therapies like the gum and the patch while giving you the pleasure of smoking an actual cigarette. Disposable electronic cigarettes are designed to resemble a real cigarette, and their nicotine cartridges have flavours like tobacco and mint to imitate the taste of the real thing.