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What are the differences between e-cigarettes and vapes?

Both e-cigarettes and vapes are alternatives to tobacco smoking. But many people don’t know the difference between the two. Here are the differences between the two.

E-cigarettes

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It started in 2003 by a Chinese pharmacist named Hon Lik. E-cigarettes were designed to imitate the look and feel of smoking cigarettes. They look similar to the traditional cigarette but have three parts: a cartomizer, a silicon mouthpiece, and battery. When the user inhales, the end of the battery glows. This resembles the burning tip of a cigarette. The cartridge within the cartomizer contains the e-liquid.

Vapes

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They were invented after e-cigarettes. They have captured the market and are now more popular than e-cigarettes. They look like a large fountain pen. They offer customizable options. There is a large battery on one end, a mouthpiece, and a clear reservoir tank in the middle. They offer more choice of flavors, e-liquid supply, and tastes. You can mix and match if you want to. They also deliver nicotine more smoothly. They have transparent cartomizer so you can tell how much e-liquid it is left. In the case of e-cigarettes, it is hard to tell the amount of e-liquid left in the reservoir tank. They are refillable, whereas e-cigarettes are disposable. So, vapes are cheaper in the long run.

Whether you choose e-cigarettes or vapes depends on your personal preference. You should read reviews and choose the best brand for e-cigarettes or vapes. If you want something to look like a cigarette, then you should go for e-cigarettes. If you want something cost effective, then you should choose vapes.

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3 reasons why E-cigarettes and vape pens pose health concern

Many people think of E-cigarettes or vaping as a safer alternative to cigarettes as there is no tobacco smoke in it. However, recent studies have found that they are not that safe. Here are three reasons why.

The can blow up

There have been reports of E-cigarettes blowing up. A man in Colorado lost some of his teeth, broke his neck and had some facial fractures when his e-cigarette exploded. There have been other reports of teenagers having injuries caused by E-cigarettes. The number of such accidents is rising.

Use of lithium-ion battery

E-cigarettes and vape pens use a small lithium-ion battery to heat the aerosol cartridge for releasing a vapor that’s inhaled. If the battery is damaged, then it can be a problem. If there is a short circuit, it will cause the battery to overheat and catch fire. Not everyone uses a high quality battery for their e-cigarettes. So, there is a chance of exploding.

No regulatory rules

The chemicals that are found in the devices may be toxic. There are no regulations for these yet. FDA may soon classify electronic cigarettes and vaping products like tobacco. They will have warning labels, and sales of the minors will be banned.

The e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco, but their use must be limited as well. Good quality batteries should be used, and consumption must be restricted just like tobacco. Otherwise, they might have same problems that tobacco consumption has. They will pose a serious threat to public health.

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5 ingredients that make up e-cigarettes

Many cigarette smokers promise to themselves every year that they will quit smoking. But most of them fail. Some people have moved to e-cigarettes. But many people don’t know what’s the e-cigarette devices and juices. These are unregulated in the US.  So, it’s important to know what’s inside the e-cigarette that you are inhaling.  Here are the ingredients that make up e-cigarettes.

Water

It is a reservoir for liquid and a heating element. A wicking material, like cotton, pulls the liquid toward a metal coil. Here, the heat turns it into droplets that cannot be inhaled.

Vegetable Glycerin

It acts as a preservative or a texture enhancer and increases the thickness of the vape. You will often find this in food as a low-glycemic sweetener.

Propylene Glycol

It is a tasteless, colorless and odorless alcohol that is used in antifreeze solutions to decrease the freezing temperature of water. It is considered to be safe for tropical use. It is used in many fog-machine juices as well. This can act as allergens and cause eye or airway irritation. It also results in dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches.

Nicotine

The E-cigarette juice contains nicotine. It is safe to inhale, but you should keep it away from children. But if nicotine comes in contact with the skin in the liquid form, tiny amounts of nicotine can induce vomiting, seizures or even death. So, when you refill your vape tank, you must wear gloves.

Flavoring

There are lots of flavorings that are added to e-cigarettes, and they have very interesting names. These include Unicorn Milk, Krispy Krack Doughnut, etc. The flavorings are a ‘trade secret,’ so no one knows what is added to make the flavoring.

In Spain and Wales e-cigarettes fall under the public smoking restrictions. France may have this restriction soon. It may be safer than cigarettes but doesn’t eliminate the possibility of causing health issues.