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In a world where electronics and technology have taken control and altered our entire culture, is it really outrageous that there is now such a thing as an electronic cigarette?
The E-Cigarette, the new alternative to that controversial little nicotine stick, is a small rod, a bit longer than a regular cigarette, that looks almost identical to its counterpart.
But can it be called a counterpart? The E-Cig does not contain or release any tobacco. Instead, it embodies a small cartridge full of liquid. The liquid, which is mainly nicotine, can come in many different flavors or scents. When an individual inhales from the rod, a microprocessor in the mouth-piece activates a nebulizer. This nebulizer releases vaporized nicotine as the person inhales. The tip of the “cigarette” is an LED light that lights up whenever a drag is taken, making the E-Cig resemble a plain old cigarette even more. The electronic cigarette runs on a rechargeable battery with charges ranging from one day to a week or more at a time.
When purchasing nicotine cartridges, users have many choices available. Different flavors are an option as well as different levels of nicotine. There are even cartridges that contain very low or no nicotine at all. Which is why many health enthusiasts are agreeing that this cigarette is a healthy way to feed those addictions while quitting at the same time. You can lower or raise the dosage as you please.
The electronic cigarette is raising questions though; it rides under the radar when it comes to certain smoking bans. Many bans focus on tobacco, which the E-Cig does not contain. Questions are also surfacing because this new technology is also still undergoing studies. Many officials are denying if the electronic cigarette is safer than old-school cigs because too little peer-to-peer testing has been done.
Every country seems to have their version of the electronic cigarette, but it is still too soon to tell whether it is a safe way to cut down on the smoke, or just another controversy for us adults to fight about.
Check out a version of the electronic cigarette at www.minicigarette.net