What is Vaping?

The term “vaping” is to e-cigarettes what the term “smoking” is to traditional analog cigarettes. Unlike analog cigarettes, e-cigarettes contain no fire and no smoke. Instead, e-cigarette users inhale water vapor, hence the term “vaping.”

What is an E-Cigarette?

An e-cigarette is an electronic device that looks just like a traditional analog cigarette and is used in a very similar fashion as traditional analog cigarettes. Unlike an analog cigarette, however, it does not contain all the harmful chemicals that are dangerous to both users and those nearby. E-cigarettes do still contain nicotine to meet cigarette smoker’s cravings, just without the tar and other harmful chemicals found in analog cigarettes. Because e-cigarettes do not produce harmful secondhand smoke, people can smoke them anywhere including in restaurants and movie theatres.

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

E-cigarettes come in two main parts, a rechargeable battery and a cartomizer, which contains both the atomizer and the e-liquid. When e-cigarette users, or vapers, inhale on an e-cigarette in the same way smokers would inhale on an analog cigarette, the atomizer heats up the e-liquid, producing a vapor. The inhalation of the vapor delivers nicotine to the vaper’s lungs and gives a similar sensation as one would receive from smoking analog cigarettes. This vapor first gives a strong throat hit when it is inhaled, and then it escapes the mouth when exhaled, just the way smoke would from a smoker.

Benefits of Vaping

The main reason people chose vaping over smoking is that vaping puts fewer chemicals in the body. Although vaping does have its skeptics, many people see vaping as a safer, more natural alternative to smoking. Vaping is convenient for those who spend a lot of time indoors or in public areas where smoking is not allowed as e-cigarettes are allowed anywhere. E-cigarettes produce no smoke, they do not stain people’s fingers and they don’t leave vapers as foul-smelling as analog cigarettes leave smokers. E-liquid also comes in a wide variety of flavors and e-cigarettes are customizable for specific vaping preferences.