Is E-Cigarette the future of smoking?
Electronic Cigarette is a battery powered device, which produce vapor that has similar feel to smoking tobacco. There is no smoke and fire in E-Cigarette. Its operational principle is producing vapor through inhalation by heating up E-liquid. It contains three key elements. The first part is the battery, which is acting as the power source. Then the second part is atomizer system, which contains an atomizer and tank for restoring e-liquid. The third part is the microchip which controls the energy transfer.
Why switching to E-Cig
E-cigarette doesn’t contain those harmful chemicals found in conventional cigarette. It is a known fact that it is safer than cigarette. Many smokers understand the damage and risk of smoking tobacco, but it is not easy for them to quit as they may have developed nicotine addiction, especially for long time users.
At the beginning of the transition, you may choose the nicotine level at which your longing for it is met at the least possible level. And you can reduce the nicotine level gradually. But, in no means, E-cig is smoking cessation device.
E-cig is not only healthier than cigarette for you, but the people around you. There is no second hand smoke and almost no scent in the air during and after vaping.
Beside the health benefit, E-cig also reduces your smoking cost. Assume you are a regular one pack per day smoker, the median price for a pack of cigarettes is $6~$8. Your monthly and yearly cost will be $180~$240 and $2160~$2880 respectively. The average cost of an e-cig cartridge is about $2.50 – almost 1/3 the cost. Including the cost of a starter kit, of which the price ranges from $20~$100.00, it will be a huge saving in a long term.
The uncertainty about E-cig
It is still unknown if E-cig are 100% no health risk in a long run. And it is currently taxed as electronic products, whose tax standard is way less than tobacco. It is unsure if e-cig will be treated the same as cigarette in terms of tax in future.
Meantime, there are other types of smoking quitting, or substitute products developing. It is unsure if one of them will take over the popularity of E-cig in future.
In a word, it is too early to say that E-cig is the future of smoking. While the increasing popularity of e-cig nowadays, it will only grows and attract more users from cigarette smokers.