The electronic cigarette, also called e-cigarette, is an electronic device that vaporizes flavored liquids similar in taste and feel to nicotine. The user will inhale the vapour, hence the action of vamping. The liquid found inside the electronic cigarette is based on nicotine, glycerine, propylene glycol and different flavors.
Being quite a new product on the market, the effects on the health of the users could not be measured yet accurately. In conclusion, as far as the studies have revealed so far, the electronic cigarette is healthier than the classic tobacco cigarette, however, the long term effects on the human health are uncertain. Some studies have proved that this product can help people to quit smoking, however, on the long term, a slight addiction to nicotine has been registered among the non smokers that started to use the e-cigarette.
Overall, the product promises a great achievement over the harmful smoke inhaled by smoking classic cigarettes. Many studies register good results in beating the tobacco related diseases and deaths.
As in the classic tobacco industry, the electronic cigarette is a product that may vary its health hazards from producer to producer. Some vapors can contain harmful chemical elements, which are not usually found in the classic cigarettes. These chemical concentrations can contain heavy metal, different toxins or other chemicals prohibited even in production factories.
The electronic cigarette was invented in 2003 by Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist. They were put to market by 2014, and since then it has had a tremendous success between many tobacco smokers or non smokers. In the last four years, the electronic cigarette users in the UK alone have quadrupled.
The US market is demanding cigarette use from both young or adult users. Many e-cigarette users choose this smoking method to bend the rules of public smoking. Many countries do not have dedicated laws that interdict the smoke of vapor in public.