Smoking is a hard habit to break and it’s a vice that is not truly breakable since at any moment you can definitely relapse and go back to your old ways. Kicking out smoking in itself is a hard and often psychologically scarring process that could take years and a couple of close friends and family, but it takes only one stick to go back.
You might have already heard of electronic cigarettes from different spectrum of advertising as well as word of mouth. The question that lies in its use is a more obvious one: does it work?
Electronic cigarettes, for the most part, look and operate just like cigarettes. You turn it on, suck in specialized aerosol mist. The device in itself uses heat to inhibit vaporization of propylene (or glycerin-based solutions, depending on the brand or model) and thus releases the vapor into its receiver.
A Healthier Alternative
E-Cigarettes are proven to be non-carcinogenic and non flammable on top of non-polluting (a relief for people who worried about second hand smoke). Although there are still withdrawal symptoms that you can experience due to the change of nicotine intake, it somehow lessens the blow by taking advantage of your oral fixation as a calming mechanism.
- It looks healthier and feels. Perhaps what makes electronic cigarettes so appealing is that they eliminate all the bad visual aspects about smoking without having to completely dump the stick. For one thing, it emulates the experience of smoking without letting out smoke. There is no ash, no smoke so not only do you get rid of these but you’ll be eliminating yellow fingers and teeth that are caused by conventional smoking.
- Far less dangerous chemicals. In comparison to a normal cigarette, electronic cigarettes have far less chemical substances that are toxic to your body (there’s about 4,000 listed) that are lumped inside it aside from nicotine.
- More accessibility. Since E-cigarettes don’t emit dangerous smoke, you’ll have more places to “smoke” without the usual retribution or bother that you would experience when you’re smoking with real cigarettes.
Although E-Cigarettes are certainly worthy replacements to real cigarettes, there are precautions in place that you should understand before using one. To be clear, e-cigarettes can still contain increments of nicotine. Although these doses are not as bad as cigarettes, the fact that their electronic is what makes them problematic for certain users.
You see, when you light a cigarette, it’s a timed process. A lit cigarette goes on burning with or without you. Electronic cigarettes however, can go on more lasting periods as long as it battery’s still running. So one should always take note of how long he or she has used the device in order to not get too much of nicotine.
Comparing these two is a no contest. If you want to kick the habit without having to feel too much of the kick, an electronic cigarette might just work for you to wean yourself out of that bad habit.