What Is An E-Cig?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably seen someone puffing on an e-cig indoors or out. There are now an estimated 2.5 million e-cig users in the United States alone and this number is only going to rise. Since e-cigs made their way onto the market a few years ago, America has shied away from traditional cigarettes, opting for the newer and sleeker option. There’s no doubt that the e-cig trend is on the rise, but what exactly is an e-cig? 

The Anatomy of an E-Cig

To put it simply, e-cigs are electronic cigarettes that do not burn tobacco directly like traditional cigarettes do. Instead, e-cigs convert heated e-liquid into vapor. E-cigarettes contain three parts—a heating element operated by a battery, a compartment that houses e-liquid, and an atomizer that converts the e-liquid into vapor.

Why Switch to E-Cigs?

Many cigarette smokers have switched to e-cigs for many reasons.. The vapor makes for a smooth way to enjoy your cigarette without the harmful effects of first and secondhand smoke and won’t leave you smelling like an ashtray. Since e-cigs produce vapor, users only get the nicotine and lose the harmful effects of tar from traditional cigarettes. Although e-cigs do contain nicotine, users can control the amount they’re taking in.

E-cigs are extremely convenient compared to regular cigarettes too. Searching for a lighter at the bottom of your bag is a thing of the past with e-cigs. Because e-cigs are disposable or rechargeable, you can simply toss them when you’re done or recharge the lithium battery every so often. E-cig users love the convenience of being able to use the device indoors without penetrating the room with harmful smoke and odors.

The difference in cost between e-cigs and traditional cigarettes is huge. Someone who smokes a pack a day will spend more than $1000 a year to get their nicotine. Making the switch to longer-lasting and rechargeable e-cigs can save you hundreds of dollars per year.

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