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17 Facts about Electronic Cigarettes & Vapes

Electronic Cigarette and vape

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vape pens, are battery-powered devices that simulate smoking by heating a liquid (usually containing nicotine) into an aerosol that is inhaled. While e-cigarettes are still a relatively new technology, they have gained popularity in recent years, particularly among young people. Here are some interesting facts about electronic cigarettes.

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  1. The invention of e-cigarettes has been credited to Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist. He came up with the idea to help his father quit smoking in 2003 and e-cigarettes have become popular since then.
  2. E-cigarettes typically contain a combination of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings, and nicotine (some variations omit the nicotine). This mixture is referred to as e-juice or vape juice.
  3. E-cigarettes are often used by smokers who are looking to quit smoking, but they can also be used by non-smokers who are looking for an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
  4. Initially, E-cigarettes were presented as a viable option to smoking and some even claimed that it could help people stop the habit altogether. Nevertheless, the safety and effectiveness of e-cigs to help smokers quit is still a matter of debate by public health professionals.
  5. E-cigarettes have been banned in several countries, including Brazil, Singapore, Uruguay, India and Mexico, due to concerns about their safety and the potential for addiction.
  6. E-cigarettes are a cause for worry as they are attractive to adolescents and pose the risk of leading them to become a cigarette smoker. This was acknowledged by the US Surgeon General in 2018, when it reported that usage of e-cigs had become a significant problem amongst young people.
  7. E-cigarettes have been linked to a number of health risks, including lung damage, cardiovascular disease, and nicotine addiction. Some studies have also found that the flavorings used in e-cigarettes can be harmful when inhaled.
  8. E-cigarettes are subject to regulation in many countries, but the specifics of the regulations vary widely. In the United States, for example, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), but there is still a great deal of uncertainty around how these regulations will be enforced.
  9. The use of electronic cigarettes may be less expensive than traditional cigarettes, but can cost more initially due to the cost of the device itself and a refill cartridge that holds enough nicotine to last for a month or more.
  10. Electronic cigarettes are sometimes used as a method to absorb other drugs, like marijuana. There are even e-cigarettes specifically made to be used with marijuana oils and extracts.
  11. Electronic cigarette usage has been linked to an increased risk of nicotine poisoning because users often underestimate the amount of nicotine in the cartridges.
  12. E-cigarettes are not subject to the same smoking bans as traditional cigarettes, and many users enjoy the ability to vape indoors or in public places where smoking is not allowed.
  13. Compared to regular cigarettes, e-cigs have become increasingly accepted in social settings. Even those who don’t smoke themselves can generally tolerate their use without any objections.
  14. Because there are no regulations on electronic cigarettes, they can be counterfeited and might involve other potentially harmful substances in addition to nicotine and propylene glycol (used to create the vapor).
  15. E-cigarettes are not without their risks, however, as there have been reports of explosions and fires caused by faulty batteries and other safety concerns.
  16. Health risks associated with the long-term use of electronic cigarettes are not yet known due to a lack of research on how long users can safely use them, or if they are safe for those who already smoke traditional cigarettes or even those who do not smoke at all.
  17. E-cigarettes have become a multi-billion dollar industry, with millions of users worldwide. As technology continues to evolve, it is likely that e-cigarettes will become even more popular in the years to come.

However, it is important to remember that e-cigarettes are not a completely safe alternative to smoking and that more research is needed to fully understand their risks and benefits.

Bogdan Kravets

Bogdan Kravets

Bogdan Kravets is the founder of FactsID. He has over 7 years of experience in collecting facts, SEO, and Digital Marketing. In his spare time, he studies psychology and sociology.

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