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The Disposable Electronic Cigarette

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Disposable electronic cigarettes are some of the most common devices  in the market. They are for first time, light, social smokers. Many of them are available at gas stations, bars, and almost anywhere cigarettes are sold. Many smokers start with this style and either love or hate them. It is beneficial to understand that disposables are just the tip of the iceberg. While some people find all the satisfaction they are looking for in a cheap electronic cigarette, heavier smokers may prefer something a bit more powerful. If you are new to electronic cigarettes, stop here first. It is the first step to becoming a successful vaper.

Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes (Starter Kits)

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These electronic cigarettes are designed for light-medium smokers. Rechargeable electronic cigarettesare the fastest growing type of electronic cigarette, and they have the advantage of reusable batteries and replaceable liquid nicotine cartridges. They also offer the best cost savings over disposables in the long-run. It is suggested that you get a good quality starter kit you can buy if you are to enjoy the full benefits of vaping. With all different sizes, styles, and colours to choose from, buying a good electronic cigarette starter kit can be a daunting buying choice. A recommended choice is the ICIGATM Premium Black Pearl Starter Kit, or the ICIGATM Premium eVod starter kit.

The E-Go Electronic Cigarette

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The e-GO electronic cigarette is designed for medium to heavy smokers. For the heavier smokers out there, the next option after rechargeable electronic cigarettes is the e-Go Double Kit Black. Bigger batteries and more options give these devices well earned respect and popularity. Some consider them to be the most popular electronic cigarette out there. Using a standardized 510 threading on their battery means any type of cartridge or tank with 510 threading will work. E-Go’s larger tanks can hold more nicotine liquid than a standard rechargeable electronic cigarette. That combined with a bigger battery, and they can satisfy virtually any smoker without refilling or recharging.

 

THE 13 BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

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Myth 1:  Electronic cigarettes are dangerous because they contain nicotine, which is bad for your health.
Fact :  This is plain nonsense. Though nicotine is highly addictive, the effects on the human body are very small. Traditional cigarettes contain many more toxins that are harmful to the human body.

Myth 2:  Electronic cigarettes could be dangerous because nobody knows the ingredients.

Fact:  This is simply not true, as long as you choose a company that is open and honest about what they do, they should disclose a full ingredient list.

Myth 3: These devices can explode in your hands or face.

Fact: This is false, as long as you don’t mess around with the liquids or the actual device and disregard the instructions. Learn as much as you can beforehand, and you will find these devices will never explode.

 Myth 4: The cost of electronic cigarettes is very high.

Fact: This depends on the vendor. Iciga.co.uk has great offers and discount on prices. Overall, electronic cigarettes are cheaper in the long run than tobacco cigarettes.

Myth 5:  These devices cause cancer.

Fact:  There is research to totally dispel this myth. Electronic cigarettes do not contain harmful chemical likes tar and tobacco, which are carcinogens.

Myth 6: Electronic cigarettes are more addictive.

Fact: The nicotine in an electronic cigarette is no more addictive than nicotine in regular cigarettes.

Myth 7:  Second hand ‘vapour’ from electronic cigarettes is just like second-hand smoke.
Fact: Vapour is just that, vapour. Vapour does not contain smoke or tobacco by-products, and does not leave any lingering odours.

Myth 11: Electronic cigarette companies are luring in non-smokers

Fact:  Smart electronic cigarette companies don’t have to, as there is no proof of an increase in smoking due to these devices.

Myth 12:  Anti freeze is used in electronic cigarettes.
Fact: Anti freeze contains many highly toxic ingredients. PPG is a very safe and human-friendly ingredient used in antifreeze, but is in no way a toxic ingredient. It just happens that it’s used in antifreeze, just like water.
Myth 13: Minors are able to buy electronic cigarettes
Fact: Minors are not allowed to purchase these products. Most companies have an 18+ policy in place.

3 COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES

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The electronic cigarette is still relatively new, compared to the traditional tobacco cigarettes, but they have made such a huge impact on smokers’ lives. With new technologies and innovations, there are bound to be concerns from those that may use them.
The first common question from people who come across an electronic cigarette starter kit is “how do they work?” Many smokers who come across these devices are put off because they seem a little complicated to operate, but this is wrong.

Electronic cigarettes are quite simple to use. The devices are made up of a few components; a battery, heat coil, case and an e-liquid. The battery heats up the coil which is submersed in the e-liquid, which transforms into vapour which is inhaled. Using an electronic cigarette is nothing more than unscrewing a cap, pouring liquid into a chamber and pressing a button.
The second common query people have with electronic cigarette starter kits is what the e-liquids contain. There are many myths surrounding the devices and the liquids in question. These myths have being formulated by the press and are there to create stories to scare people out from using these devices. The liquid used in electronic cigarettes contains a small amount of vegetable oil, propylene glycol, nicotine, distilled water and flavourings. These ingredients are well known and can be easily researched if you would like to find out more about them.

The third most common question with electronic cigarettes is how to choose the right one for your needs. The most popular and widely available is the ICIGATM Premium Black pearl starter kit. This kit comes with everything a total newbie needs to start his or her vaping journey. Know the kind of flavour you want, together with your nicotine smocking levels when purchasing this kit.

EFFECTIVENESS OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ON SMOKING CESSATION

The degree of effectiveness of electronic cigarettes depends on what effect is being measured. Research shows that the most commonly reported reason for using electronic cigarettes was “to help me stop smoking tobacco entirely”. Current smokers report that the main reason for using the device is to “help me reduce the amount I smoke but not stop completely”.

Effectiveness also varies between products and between users according to their experience in use.

Currently in the UK, any nicotine-containing product which claims or implies that it can treat nicotine addiction is considered to be a medicinal product and is therefore subject to regulation. Consequently, electronic cigarette manufacturers have avoided making such explicit claims.

Furthermore, the WHO has stated that “the electronic cigarette is not a proven nicotine replacement therapy. Nevertheless, survey data suggests that, whatever the reason electronic cigarette use may have been initiated, about 4 in 10 users in currently use them in an attempt to quit smoking.

Another benefit of electronic cigarettes is that electronic cigarette use leads to abstinence among some smokers who had not intended to quit.

Empirical data on the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as nicotine delivery devices are still being collected. Some reports from the published literature suggest that electronic cigarettes are inefficient nicotine delivery devices and result in only modest and unreliable increases in plasma nicotine levels. Such findings appear to apply particularly to new users whereas studies using participants experienced in electronic cigarette use have been found to derive more reliable nicotine intake levels.

Nevertheless, growing evidence suggests that electronic cigarettes are becoming more reliable in their nicotine delivery and that they have a beneficial impact in reducing subjective cravings and, in turn, number of cigarettes smoked. Moreover, some studies have demonstrated an ability for certain brands of electronic cigarettes to reduce nicotine cravings despite delivering low plasma nicotine levels.

Another feature of electronic cigarettes is an ability to provide superficial aspects of the experience of smoking. This has been demonstrated by users exhibiting reduced cravings, withdrawal symptoms and number of cigarettes smoked per day even when given a placebo electronic cigarette.

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ELECTRONIC CIGARRETE USE IN GREAT BRITAIN

It is estimated that there are currently 2.1 million adults in Great Britain who smoke electronic cigarettes. Out of these, around 700,000 are ex-smokers while about 1.3 million continue to use tobacco alongside their electronic cigarette. Electronic cigarette use amongst people who have never smoked is negligible.

So what exactly are electronic cigarettes?

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Electronic cigarettes, also known as vapourisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), are often, although not always, designed to look and feel like cigarettes. They have been marketed as less harmful alternatives to cigarettes and for use in places where smoking is not permitted since they do not produce smoke.

It has been noted that there has been a large rise in the number of current smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes since 2010. In 2010, only 8.2 per cent of current smokers had ever tried electronic cigarettes. By 2014, this figure had risen to 51.7 per cent.  This increase in popularity can be attributed to the role of online media as a marketing tool or medium. Between the years 2009-2011, searches via the search engine Google using the terms ‘electronic cigarette’ increased fifty fold, a fact the industry has attempted to capitalise on by funding various online adverts, web-pages and social networking site groups.

It is also important to state that there has been a gradual but consistent rise in the number of current smokers who also use electronic cigarettes on a regular basis, from 2.7 per cent in 2010 to 17.7 per cent in 2014.

Awareness of electronic cigarettes among adults is widespread. A survey done in 2014 found that 95% of smokers and 90% of non-smokers had heard of electronic cigarettes. Regular use of the devices is confined to current and ex-smokers.

Just over a third (35%) of British adults believes that electronic cigarettes are good for public health while around a quarter (22%) disagree.