How does the e-cig work?

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Electronic cigarette or e-cigarette: how does it work?


Electronic cigarette revolutionized the tobacco market. According to the French newspaper Le Monde, between 1.1 and 1.3 million French smokers say that they have already tried vaping. Since it has been released on the market, an increasing number of people has been seduced by e-cigarettes.  How does this new juju of smokers work?

What’s in electronic cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are made from 5 distinctive parts :

  • The atomizer heats the e-liquid and vaporizes it thanks to metal filaments inside. It has two main parts: the head which has to be replaced regularly and the body
  • The tank inside where you put the e-liquid you choose to vape. You should replace it from time to time for hygienic reasons
  • The battery which makes the e-cigarette autonomy possible. There are different kinds of battery in the market whose weight and size vary according to the autonomy. It triggers the vaporization. Its performance is measured in mAh.
  • The clearomizer is a transparent part that gathers the tank and the atomizer. You should clean it regularly to avoid the accumulation of gunk.
  • The e-liquid. There are many types of e-liquids in the market, with or without nictotine, flavoured or not, according to vaper’s taste.

To vape, the user pushes the central button of the electronic cigarette, inhaling the vapour that comes from it, as he would do for a classic cigarette.  There are autonomatic e-cigarettes with no central button, you just have to inhale.

E-cigarette, how to choose the right one ?

Many firms sell e-cigarettes and the number of models on the market keeps raising. So, how to choose an e-cigarette that fit your needs?

Choosing an e-cig depends on both your consumption and your motives. The choice of battery varies on your smoking habits. Heavy smokers will prefer a longer battery, occasional smokers will choose a smaller, lighter  battery which is easier to carry. You can also choose the voltage you need. Do not hesitate to ask to try an e-cigarette before you buy it. If you want to quit smoking , choose a electronic cigarette connected to a specific program . There are two types of e-liquids : with or without nicotine, with or without flavour, according to your needs.

What are the risks?

Be careful however, e-cigarette is currently under debate. Even if it is sold as an effective way to quit smoking, no study has proved it yet. Many doctors believe e-cig is a good alternative to cigarette because it is less harmful. However, it should not become another way in addiction.

Sources :

http://www.lemonde.fr/sante/article/2014/05/28/la-cigarette-electronique-outil-de-sevrage-ou-porte-d-entree-vers-le-tabac_4427817_1651302.html
http://sante.lefigaro.fr/mieux-etre/tabac-alcool-drogues/e-cigarette/quest-ce-que-cest
http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/infographie/2014/02/28/l-e-cigarette-comment-ca-marche_4375331_3224.html


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