Electronic cigarettes have now been around long enough to start bearing other monikers pertinent to some specific aspect about them. To the uninitiated some of these differing names are a bit confusing. So in order to clear up some of that confusion let’s talk about one of those terms: the vapour cigarette.
The e-cigarette is sometimes known as the “vapour cigarette” because of the fact that it produces a mist-like vapour rather than smoke. The name is an easy way to differentiate the e-cig from any other product that might use combustion, as the term “vapour” is not something usually associated with combustion. A vapour comes from atomisation whereas smoke comes from combustion. With that understood, let’s talk a little bit more about the vapour itself.
Look and Feel
The vapour cigarette creates a mist that looks and feels very similar to tobacco smoke. It is a white-ish, cloudy mist that seems to waft effortlessly in the air when gently exhaled. It is so similar to smoke in its density that it’s quite easy to produce vapour rings in the same way tobacco smokers create smoke rings. Just about any trick you can do with cigarette smoke at the bar can be replicated with e-cig vapour.
In terms of feel, the vapour goes down much smoother and easier than cigarette smoke. It is very gentle on throat and oesophagus and barely discernible when it enters the lungs. In fact, for all but those with extremely sensitive lungs, there is no feeling at all when the vapour is inhaled. There is however, a throat hit produced in proportion to the type of juice used and the resistance of the battery and atomiser. “Throat hit” is the sensation you feel at the back of your throat when you inhale.
A lower resistance battery and atomiser will heat the liquid to a higher temperature than their high resistance counterparts. That means the vapour the user inhales is significantly warmer. In turn, a warmer vapour will produce a stronger throat hit for the user.
When the user exhales the vapour is primarily just a mist containing propylene glycol and distilled water. Because nicotine is absorbed so quickly by the human body, most of it is taken by the lungs while the mist is held in. Yet even if small amounts of nicotine are exhaled they quickly dissipate into the air along with the water and propylene glycol. Occasionally an electronic cigarette might leave behind a slight scent of vanilla or fruit if the user has chosen a flavoured juice.
Now that you know some of the basics of the vapour cigarette why not consider replacing your tobacco with this wonderful electronic alternative? Electronic cigarettes can help you feel better, breathe easier, and save some money. And, if you’re like many other users around the world, they might even help you reduce your tobacco consumption.
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