What Do We Know About E-cigarettes?


If you are a chain smoker and wanted to end smoking, electronic cigarettes are a solution. Many Researches suggests that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes when people regularly smoke. But if it is used by non-smokers, electronic cigarettes can lead to nicotine addiction, and there is chance that people could start smoking after using it.

What are electronic cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are also called as e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems etc. It is a battery-operated electronic device that gives us the experience of smoking ordinary cigarette. Which work by heating a liquid called e-liquid or e-juice, which generates an aerosol, or “vapor”, that is inhaled by the user. E-liquid is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin, flavorings and other chemicals. Not all e-liquids contain the presence of nicotine. .

In 2003 Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik invented the modern electronic cigarettes. There demand has risen continuously since they were first sold in 2004.most of the electronic cigarettes are made in Chaina today. They are mainly use in the United States and the United Kingdom.More than 460 different e-cigarette brands are available on the market today

The main components of an electronic cigarette

Most electronic cigarette consist of components, like a mouthpiece, a cartridge holds solution e-liquid or e-juice, a heating element or atomizer, a microprocessor and a power source (mainly a battery). In many electronic cigarettes, puffing activates the battery-powered heating device, which vaporizes the e- liquid in the cartridge that results in the formation of vapor or aerosol which the user inhales. The vapor provides a flavor which made feelings similar to smoking tobacco.

Effect of electronic cigarette

E-cigarette produce nicotine which stimulates the adrenal glands to release the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline) and increases the levels of a chemical messenger in the brain called dopamine which produce pleasure to the user. This pleasure motivates some people to use nicotine again and again, which is risk to their health and well-being.

Electronic cigarette user

Everyday use is common among e-cigarette users. Now electronic cigarette are the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth. They are popular among teens because of their easy availability, alluring advertisements, various flavors, and the belief that they’re safer than ordinary cigarette. Most of the people use electronic cigarettes to end smoking .which cause dangerous diseases like cancer, asthma etc. but some studies shows that those who used e-cigarettes were less like to have stopped smoking than those that didn’t use e-cigarettes. But some studies find it more effective to stop smoking. However, more research is still needed to understand if experimenting with e-cigarettes leads to control tobacco use. Use of electronic cigarettes is now become common among the minors. Governments of many countries especially USA made regulations designed to protect the health of young by which minors can no longer buy e-cigarettes in stores or online.