Electronic Cigarettes

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FAQ - How E-Cigs Work and Function

Frequently Asked Questions about How Electronic-Cigarettes Work and Function.

Do Electronic Cigarettes Contain as Much Nicotine as Traditional Smokes?

It depends. Most manufacturers produce selectable levels of nicotine for their cartridges ranging to the same dosage a cigarette has.

Where Can I Smoke Electronic Cigarettes?

It depends on local ordinances in your location, but at the time of this writing you can smoke an e-cig most anywhere since they do not produce second hand smoke. This includes bars, restaurants, and even sometimes airplanes (check first). Many electronic cigarette companies include a membership card with the kits that explain the detail of the product.

How Much Cheaper is it to Smoke Electronic Cigarettes?

For a “Pack a day” smoker, shifting to electronic cigarettes can save you upwards of $1,100 USD or more a year depending on the brand of e-cig you choose.

How Are Electronic Cigarettes Better for the Environment?

There is no cigarette butt or ash to worry about when smoking an electronic cigarette. No paper is required to make the cigarette wrapping, and there is no risk of fire when smoking an e-cig since there is no component which burns. Electronic cigarettes also do not produce second hand smoke or smell, so those around you are not placed at risk when smoking an electronic cigarette.

What's in the Vapor I inhale from an electronic Cigarette?

The majority of the vapor or mist that is inhaled while smoking the is water (H20). The remainder of ingredients consists of nicotine in the level you choose (0mg -16mg), Propylene Glycol and flavor additives. If you choose Zero nicotine the cartridge holds simply water, Propylene Glycol and flavor additives. Propylene Glycol is a common additive (also used in toothpaste, mouthwash, moisturizer and many other common products). Compare this to the thousands of chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes.

How long can an Electronic Cigarette cartridge last?

An Electronic Cigarette cartridge (refill) can last around 200-300 puffs (1 pack of cigarettes). Each electronic cigarette cartridge will vary based on the company you choose.

How much do electronic cigarette kits cost?

That varies by brand, but in general, they're cheaper than traditional cigarettes. Most brands offer starter packs that contain everything you need to get started.

Are electronic cigarettes healthier than traditional cigarettes?

Although they are not approved to help you quit smoking in the United States, most electronics have none of the tar and carcinogens associated with traditional tobacco cigarettes.

How much nicotine is in electronic cigarettes?

You have a lot of choices here. You can order anything from high levels of nicotine if you're a heavy smoker to no nicotine at all if you're trying to quit and everything in between. The level of nicotine is your choice.

How big are electronic cigarettes?

Sizes vary by brand. Some brands are about the size of a standard traditional cigarette, while others are the size of 100s or 110s. Some brands are even larger.

Do electronic cigarettes look like normal tobacco cigarettes?

Upon close inspection its obvious that they're not traditional cigarettes, but from a distance, they look very similar. Some brands even use a red LED on the tip of the cigarette that lights up when you inhale to simulate the glowing embers of a traditional cigarette. A number of brands use different color lights to more easily distinguish electronic cigarettes from real cigarettes - useful if you're smoking indoors and don't want to be bothered by people telling you to put out your cigarette.

Do electronic cigarettes produce smoke?

No, they produce an odorless water vapor that disappears in a few seconds.

Can I smoke electronic cigarettes indoors?

Yes. Electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco, so they can be smoked in areas where normal smoking bans are in place, like bars, restaurants, airplanes and offices. Electronic cigarettes produce an odorless water vapor that disappears within a few seconds.

How do electronic cigarettes work?

Electronic cigarettes use an atomizer to create a simulated smoke when you inhale that is actually water vapor and nicotine.

The majority of the vapor or mist that is inhaled while smoking the is water (H20). The remainder of ingredients consists of nicotine in the level you choose (0mg -16mg), Propylene Glycol and flavor additives. If you choose Zero nicotine the cartridge holds simply water, Propylene Glycol and flavor additives. Propylene Glycol is a common additive (also used in toothpaste, mouthwash, moisturizer and many other common products). Compare this to the thousands of chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes.