WHAT IS VAPING?
Vaping is the term many use for the act of using an electronic cigarette. Vaping simulates the act of smoking in several ways. Many electronic cigarettes are of similiar size and shape. Using a small heating coil, electronic cigarettes create a flavored vapor from a solution that may or may not contain nicotine, called E-Liquid. The experience is that of smoking without the necessity of a lighter, the smell, or the health risks.
WHY DO PEOPLE VAPE?
Electronic Cigarettes are an effective, healthier, and cheaper replacement for paper cigarettes without drawbacks. The vapor leaves no lingering odor, batteries are easily recharged and safe than a lighter, and many of the laws applying to paper cigarettes don’t currently apply to electronic as they do not produce smoke. There is much debate about the health impact of electronic cigarettes versus traditional cigarettes. According to the FDA, electronic cigarettes may contain toxic materials. However, we believe that with research, electronic cigarettes will be found to have significantly reduced long-term health effects when compared to traditional cigarettes.
IS VAPING LIKE SMOKING?
Very similar – enough to convince the most serious smokers. There are many reports of smokers with 1-2 pack a day habits completely switching over to e-cigarettes permanently. Vaping delivers the nicotine satisfaction that smokers crave.
WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE?
A Electronic Cigarette (also known as a personal vaporizer or PV) is a battery-powered device which imitates a regular tobacco cigarette and can deliver nicotine to the user without the combustion, health risks and smell of tobacco cigarettes. Using an E-Cig or vaping, also mimics the sensation of smoking and can satisfy the hand-to-mouth habit many smokers desire.
HOW DO E-CIGARETTES WORK?
The majority of E-Cigs consist of three main parts, a mouthpiece/cartridge, an atomizing device, and a battery. Upon inhalation or upon pressing the button (on a manual device) a heating element inside the unit vaporizes the E-Liquid from the cartridge into a vapor.
WHAT'S ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE VAPOR?
Electronic Cigarettes contain a reservoir of flavored liquid (called E-Liquid) which often contains 3 parts: a base, flavor and nicotine. The base is often Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), or a combination of the two. These bases are often used in medical inhalants and are considered safe for people to inhale and ingest. The make-up of the flavor in E-Liquid depends on the flavor and the company. (All E-Liquid companies we represent use USP ingredients and natural flavors.)
WHAT IS E-JUICE (E-LIQUID)?
E-Juice (also known as E-Liquid) is a liquid used in vaporizers (also known as E-Cigarettes or E-Cigs). E-Juice is a fluid that is turned into a breathable vapor inside of a portable vaporizer or E-Cig.
DON'T ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CAUSE CANCER JUST LIKE TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES?
While the FDA’s testing on Electronic Cigarettes has yielded trace amounts of tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are known to cause cancer with high exposure, it’s been proven that the amount found in Electronic Cigarettes was extremely low and unlikely to cause cancer. The Electronic Cigarette contains roughly the same tobacco-specific nitrosamines as the FDA approved nicotine patch, while a standard Marlboro cigarette contains 1300 times as much.
AREN'T DOCTORS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES?
This is actually very far from the truth. In April 2010 The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) released a statement supporting Electronic Cigarette sales to adults, “because the possibility exists to save the lives of four million of the eight million current adult American smokes who will otherwise die of a tobacco-related illness over the next twenty years.”
I'VE HEARD THAT ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CAN EXPLODE IN YOUR FACE UPON USAGE, IS THIS TRUE?
Any electronic device involving a battery that is used incorrectly or modified beyond initial delivery specs can be dangerous. So can falling asleep with a lit cigarette in your hand, or smoking at a gas station pump. On February 15, 2012 Tom Holloway of Niceville, Florida was injured when an unidentified vaporizing device blew up in his face. Since the event, the North Bay Fire Department who had been investigating the cause of the malfunction have still not released any specific information as to the brand of Electronic Cigarette used or whether the device was homemade. There have also been vauge reports that the deivce in question was modified. Either way, there is not enough hard evidence to suggest that Electronic Cigarettes are more prone to explosion than any other electronic device that makes use of lithium-ion batteries. Other devices that use these batteries include cell phones, laptop and tablet computers, electronic toothbrushes, and other portable electronic devices.