The everyday picture in the cities and in the countryside has changed considerably in recent years. Since the turn of the millennium at the latest, it has become apparent that fewer and fewer people regularly smoke paper and tobacco cigarettes. On the one hand, this is the result of the now widespread knowledge about the harmfulness of tobacco, which is increasingly being focused on by the Ministry of Health. On the other hand, nowadays, there are also alternatives to conventional cigarettes, such as e-cigarettes.
Although they have the word in their name, e-cigarettes are not really cigarettes. There is nothing being “burned” in a traditional way. Instead, a special liquid, the so-called e-liquids, is vaporized, which is much less harmful to the human body than burnt tobacco smoke due to its more harmless composition.
How does an e-cigarette work?
The e-cigarette is made of two parts: a battery and a cartridge or a clearomizer. Older models of e-cigarettes were equipped with cartridges with cotton wool on which the liquid containing nicotine was condensed. Newer models use clearomizers, i.e. special units equipped with a heater, liquid container and mouthpiece. The clearomizer is filled with liquid to the desired quantity and tightened to the battery. Pressing a special button causes the nicotine liquid to be heated and produces steam.
The construction of e-cigarette is simple, and its whole operation consists in supplying electricity to the heating unit that heats the liquid. The smoker pulling the resulting steam to his mouth, provides himself with nicotine dissolved in the cloud. The e-cigarette liquid is a liquid mixture of dissolved nicotine and propylene glycol or glycerine, and sometimes both.
Advantages and disadvantages of e-cigarettes
E-cigarettes are healthier and cheaper than traditional cigarettes. Today a pack of ordinary cigarettes costs 6-7 EUR. For this price we can buy Liquids, which is enough for a week or two depending on the type and frequency of smoking. The cost of buying e-cigarette is about 40-100 EUR, but this expense is reimbursed on average after a month. Later we can only buy e-cigarette liquid, which is, in any case, several times cheaper than cigarettes.
Smoking e-cigarette will certainly improve health and respiratory capacity. In every ordinary cigarette there are more than 4000 carcinogenic substances, which are the result of smoking. The e-cigarette does not burn, and its entire composition is only pure nicotine, flavour and glycerine or propylene glycol. Glycol, glycerine and nicotine have no negative impact on humans. The evil that is attributed to nicotine results only from the fact that it is addictive. In small quantities it has a therapeutic effect, e.g. it supports the heart.
What e-cigarette for a beginner e-smoker?
Switching to e-cigarette is not easy. Many people give up the e-cigarette because it does not meet their expectations. Meanwhile, the problem with unfulfilled expectations results primarily from the fact that we bought the wrong e-cigarette. Good equipment should first of all have a simple structure, so that disassembling it and filling it with liquid does not cause any problems. Clearomizer must be capacious, preferably from 1.6 to 2 ml. Such an amount will suffice for the whole day of smoking and depending on the strength of the liquid will correspond to one or two packs of cigarettes.
The first e-cigarette must also have a good, capacious battery. This is especially important when we buy only one piece of e-cigarette. Exhausted battery does not allow us to smoke, and for the duration of charging it is very likely that we will reach for a regular cigarette. The battery should have 1300-1500 mAh, which will allow us to use it for up to 2 or 3 days on a single charge. The frequency of battery charging depends on the frequency of e-cigarette use. The more often we reach for it, the faster the battery power will run out. Therefore, it is important to make sure that it is as large as possible.
The quality of workmanship of the e-cigarette is also important. Clearomizer should be made of good quality plastic or tempered glass. Ordinary glass clearomizers burst immediately after a fall, and when it comes to e-cigarette, we must be aware that it tends to fall out of our hands. The same applies to batteries. It should be well enclosed and solidly finished. Any gaps or loose connections can make it quickly refuse to obey.
Beginner users often wonder which e-cigarette heater will be the best. Surely you should use this heater, which is included in the set, and in case of burning, buy another one with the same parameters. It is very important to choose a good heater. If the e-cigarette was equipped with the 1.8 Ohm heater at the factory, then such 2.0 Ohm will no longer fit it.
The question is often asked: which e-cigarette brand is the best? Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. However, we can assume that the best solution is to buy e-cigarette from well-known and valued brands, such as Mild, Volish or Provag.
What e-cigarette for an addicted smoker?
Smokers are accustomed to supplying themselves with high doses of nicotine and sometimes using e-cigarette may not satisfy them. Lack of satisfaction from liming (e-cigarette smoking) is caused mainly by a wrongly selected e-cigarette liquid. Liquids have specific powers, from 0 mg of nicotine to even 24 or 48 mg of nicotine. A hand-held smoker should first of all decide to buy a capacious e-cigarette with a strong battery and choose a strong liquid. It is recommended to start with the 24 mg content, which is strong enough to match a pack of “red” cigarettes. As you smoke, you may feel that the liquid is already too strong and reduce its power to 18 mg, and over time even to 12 mg. Some smokers decrease their power more and more over time until they reach the moment when they smoke a liquid with zero nicotine content.