How do ecigarettes work?

Ecigarette is the term that has been coined to denote a nicotine vaporiser that can be used as an alternative to smoking tobacco.



Regular cigarettes contain up to 50 recognised carcinogenic chemicals that harm the smoker, those around who breathe it in and the environment in general. The vapour in electronic cigarettes is created from propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine laced with nicotine and sometimes with a ‘flavour’ as well.

The action of drawing air through the ecigarette via the mouthpiece triggers an atomiser which releases an amount of nicotine vapour. The ratio can be altered to increase or decrease both the amount of nicotine involved in each inhalation and also how much it affects your body.

Ecigarettes are generally designed to be as close to regular cigarettes as possible in terms of appearance, shape and weight, to more fully simulate the smoking experience. For many smokers the hardest aspect of quitting is actually not stopping the consumption of nicotine but the fact that smoking is such an ingrained part of their daily lives.

Breaking the social habit of smoking can be the hardest part of quitting. Ecigarettes allow people to effectively stop damaging their bodies with tar and carcinogenic chemicals whilst still enjoying the physical act of smoking and all its associated pleasures.

As most smokers have been aware of the health risks for some time now and have yet to successfully quit, it appears that nicotine is a powerful addiction. However, one thing that does seem to be encouraging smokers to try and stop is the ever-increasing tax on cigarettes and tobacco.

The average packet of cigarettes now costs a lot more than an hour’s worth of the minimum wage, provide a handy calculator for one to see how much of their hard earned cash is being spent on their habbit. Electronic cigarettes usually work out cheaper than regular cigarettes, even if you go for top end versions.

For the average 20-a-day smoker it has been shown that the cost of buying the vaporiser is absorbed after just five to six weeks, and the bottles of nicotine liquid cost a tenth of a packet of cigarettes.