Let’s face it: quitting traditional cigarettes is good for your health. Even just a few cigarettes a week can have an impact on your overall health and lead to respiratory problems and diseases. But it can be hard to quit.
The good news is that with the invention and growing popularity of e-cigarettes, you have an option that can help you wean yourself away from tradition tobacco. Whether you want to quit altogether or just cut back on your smoking, e-cigarettes provide a healthier alternative. They can even help you save a little money as well! Here’s a quick guide to e-cigarette and e-liquids so you can decide for yourself whether you want to put down the real cigarettes or not.
What are E-Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are small, battery-operated devices that you put a concentrated liquid into and, when turned on, turns that liquid into water vapour, which delivers the nicotine and any flavourings you. It gives you the sensation of inhaling a real cigarette, but without all of the harmful tar and smoke that they produce.
E-cigarettes come in many different styles and sizes. There are compact ones that are no bigger than a traditional cigarette and there are styles that are designed for table-top use. Which one you choose is entirely up to where you planning on using it: if you’re just using it in your home, a larger one can work, but if you plan on using it while you’re out, you probably want a more compact one.
Nonetheless, they all do the same thing: heat the e-liquid to deliver it to your body.
E-liquids come in just about any flavour you may want, so you can enhance your experience by trying new flavour combinations, or just sticking to one you enjoy.
You may have to experiment for a while to find the right flavouring for you — you can even get traditional tobacco flavoured if you want. It’s easy to change the liquid: all you have to do is pour a little amount into your e-cigarette and you’re good to go. E-liquids range in price as well, from just a few pounds to forty or fifty pounds per bottle, so you can decide how much you want to spend.
You can find out more about e-liquids at Cuttwood e-liquid.
The Safety of Inhaling
While inhaling something into your lungs is never 100% safe, e-cigarettes do provide a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco. But you should still use caution.
Look for e-liquids that do not contain diacetyl, a compound that can lead to respiratory problems. You should also avoid using e-cigarettes if you are sick or if you are pregnant. Also, make sure you understand how to use the e-cigarette before starting it up so you can avoid any accidents that may occur from improper use. Finally, make sure that it’s okay to use the device where you are so others don’t feel uncomfortable.
E-cigarettes are a popular alternative to smoking, so remember these facts if you’re thinking about switching.
Scott Richards gave up traditional cigarettes in favour of e-cigs 18 months ago. Since then he has enjoyed trying a number of different e-liquid flavours and shares his tips and some reviews online.
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