Posted on August 26, 2020
Basic Concept Of e-cigarettes
An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated device that emits a vaporized solution for breathing. Typically, the solution contains nicotine. The purpose is to provide the sensation of inhaling tobacco smoke, without smoke.
These devices have many names including e-cigarette, e-hookah, vaporizer cigarettes, and a vape pen. Here are different e-liquid additives that you must be aware of.
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They come in many sizes. For example, some look like USB drives and others look like pens. Manufacturers market e-cigarettes as quitting smoking or as a cutting tool, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies them as tobacco products.
An e-cigarette is a device that can sound like a cigarette, cigar, pipe, pen, or USB drive. Fluids inside may smell but may contain high nicotine content.
How they work
Most e-cigarettes are made up of the following parts:
- The mouthpiece: It is a cartridge that is fixed to the end of a tube. Inside is a small plastic cup containing the material soaked in a liquid solution.
- The atomizer: This heats the liquid, causing it to vaporize so that a person can inhale it.
- The sensor: This activates the heater when the user sucks on the device.
- The solution: E-liquid, or e-juice, contains a combination of nicotine, a base, which is usually propylene glycol and flavoring.
When the user sucks the mouthpiece, the heating element vaporizes the solution, which the person then "vapes", or settles. The nicotine content of the liquid can range from “very high” to zero.