Are electronic cigarettes healthier than smoking real cigarettes?
Tobacco cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide and tar, electric cigarettes only contact nicotine. propylene glycol and other (non-harmful) additives to give flavour. The solution contained inside the e-cigarette is known as eliquid. Many experts in the field have claimed that e-cigarettes are up to 99% safer than tobacco cigarettes.
What are the ingredients in eliquid?
Eliquid or elqd as we like to call it, only contains nicotine, propylene glycol and extracts for flavour.
What exactly is propylene glycol?
Propylene glycol (PG), is a colourless, odourless chemical that’s used as a food additive in many different solutions such as inhalers, as an inert solvent or carrier. The ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease) defines propylene glycol as a ‘Generally Recognized as Safe’ (GRAS) additive for foods and medications.
What’s the smoke that I exhale?
There’s a common misconception that the ‘smoke’ released from an e-cigarette user’s mouth is the same as the smoke from a tobacco cigarette, in fact the ‘smoke’ is actually vapour, created by the e-cigarette.
Is the vapour harmful to me or others?
No – As explained above, the vapour is created by the e-cigarette from the eliquid, which only contains nicotine, propylene glycol and flavouring additives.
What makes the vapour?
When you use the e-cigarette and air-flow sensor activates the atomizing device inside (powered by the battery). the atomizer then draws eliquid into it’s chamber while heating it, turning it into vapour.
Does the vapour smell?
The vapour is odorless and doesn’t linger around like cigarette smoke. Vapour also has the added benefits of not causing smoker’s breath, or leaving yellow stains on the user’s hands and teeth.
How long does each cartridge last?
The average smoker takes 10 puffs at 1.5 seconds each to finish a cigarette, with calculation we estimate that each cartridge is equal to approximately 20 cigarettes. Obviously some users get more and some users get less due to different ways of smoking, we advise all ‘vapers’ to ensure they have plenty of extra refills.
How much money can I save with e-cigarettes?
By using eLQD’s e-cigs you’ll be saving up to 80% over real tobacco cigarettes. Each cartridge is equivalent to approximately 20 traditional cigarettes, and cartridges cost about £1.20 each – so there’s a huge saving to be made
Are e-cigarettes legal to smoke anywhere?
E-cigarettes are not tobacco based products, therefore they don’t adhere to the smoking ban in the UK. E-cigarettes are legally allowed to be used anywhere, though it’s advised to seek permission in public places.
Can I smoke this whilst I’m pregnant?
No, e-cigarettes are nicotine based products, nicotine is a drug and can be harmful to your unborn baby.
Are e-cigarettes made to help me quit smoking?
No, e-cigarettes are to be used as an alternative to smoking real cigarettes. Despite the obvious health benefits, e-cigs are not to be used for NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy), to quit you should the advice of your doctor.