E-cigarettes are not really cigarettes at all, even though they were designed to replicate them as an alternative for smokers. They look like them, they taste like them, they feel like them when you “smoke” them, and the effects afterwards are the same. Where they differ is in the positives. First and foremost, e-cigs are smokeless. That’s right, they release no smoke! While they look like they produce smoke when used, it’s actually water vapor. Right off the bat they eliminate the most harmful part of cigarettes. No smoke means no second hand smoke, too! While they simulate cigarettes entirely, they contain no tobacco, so all the chemicals and problems that tobacco encompass are not an issue.
E-cigarettes are comprised of a battery, at atomizer, and a cartridge. In more advanced models, like EverSmoke’s electronic cigarettes, the cartridge and atomizer are combined into one unit for a simpler, better performing device. The cartridge contains the liquid nicotine, and when smoked, the battery powers the atomizer to vaporize the nicotine. It then gets inhaled by the user, and the exhale is cloud of vapor.
E-cigs are way beyond traditional cigarettes in so many ways, and they offer so many ways to use them. They can be smoked anywhere, indoors or out. They release no odor, no tar, and of course, no smoke. Many smokers have used them to lessen their nicotine intake, some with dramatically successful results.