While our growing knowledge about smoking tobacco and how it’s bad for us, more than 40 million Americans are still cigarette smokers. However, electronic cigarettes are contributing to the changing habits of American smokers. As your source for e-cig coupons, we’re going to give you a few little known facts about e-cigarettes today so that you can education yourself with the truth.
- There’s nothing actually burning! That’s right – you’ll never need to worry about where you put your lighter again. Instead, e-cigarettes run on a lithium battery; each also contains a vaporization chamber and a cartridge filled with liquid. When you puff on your e-cig as you would a regular cigarette, the battery powers the device to heat the liquid and vaporizes it.
- Electronic cigarettes still contain nicotine – just in the liquid form – and do not contain tobacco or smoke. The amount of nicotine depends on the mixture of the particular liquid-nicotine cartridge installed in the device. Some products contain nicotine amounts comparable to regular tobacco cigarettes, while others contain levels closer to that of a light or ultralight cigarette. There are also cartridges available that contain flavored liquid without nicotine, for users who want the sensory experience of smoking a cigarette without the harmful effects.
- It should be known that there is no quality control. While this doesn’t mean that you should be worried about buying e-cigarettes from reputable dealers, it does mean that you should know who your reputable dealers are. Among the biggest concerns is the lack of disclosure of all the ingredients used as well as the lack of (or validity of) health and safety claims by manufacturers about their products.