How Electronic Cigarettes Work

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 23, 2017
How Electronic Cigarettes Work

Electronic cigarettes or Vaporizers have become very fashionable; with new businesses dedicated to this product appearing on the high street. But not everyone knows how an e-cig works, and what the advantages are of smoking e-cigs compared to traditional cigarettes.

Do they contain nicotine? Do they work on batteries? How are they used? Are electronic cigarettes bad for you? In this OneHowTo article, we explain in detail how electronic cigarettes work.

You may also be interested in: How To Quit Smoking Cigarettes Naturally

What is an electronic cigarette?

Electronic cigarettes are used as a method to quit smoking, Using them to replace traditional cigarettes and reducing the consumption of the harmful and addictive substances that traditional cigarettes contain. Most e-cigs do contain nicotine, so the smoker can still get their fix while mitigating the health risk. However the exact effects of using an electronic cigarette are still being debated by scientists and healthcare experts, and there is increasing evidence that they do still pose significant health risks.

Using electronic cigarettes, an individual can continue smoking, but avoid at least some of the negative health consequences posed by inhaling tobacco smoke. They can also be used as part of a strategy to give up smoking completely. Furthermore, electronic cigarettes are not as harmful for the people who are around the smoker through passive smoking. So how do electronic cigarettes work? Let OneHowTo explain more...

How Electronic Cigarettes Work - What is an electronic cigarette?

How do electronic cigarettes work?

Electronic cigarettes have a little cartridge inside which contains a liquid. This is vaporised by the electric battery upon inhalation at the mouthpiece and so the device mimics real cigarette smoke. On some models, an LED lights up at the end of the electronic cigarette, making it look like a lit cigarette.

The electronic cigarette liquid capsules contains propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine among other things which are used as solvents, as well as nicotine. The capsules can be of different flavors like menthol, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, etc.

How Electronic Cigarettes Work - How do electronic cigarettes work?

How to Use an Electronic Cigarette

First, you must charge the battery following the manufacturer's instructions. Then the unit must be filled with a liquid and then we can begin "vaping" which is a term used to describe the act of smoking these electronic cigarettes.

You will find more about using these cigarettes in our OneHowTo article on how to use an electronic cigarette, which explains everything in detail.

How Electronic Cigarettes Work - How to Use an Electronic Cigarette

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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