Tobacco vs Vape

Tobacco vs Vape



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There are many important facts to note between the difference in smoking cigarettes and vaping. For one the chemicals that you see in traditional cigarettes are completely missing from an electronic cigarette. Instead you will see vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol in your e-cigarette tank which can also be found in foods. Before we dive deeper into the harmful effects what not, let’s go over what an electronic cigarette is. Hopefully that will change you from smoking to vaping.

What is an Electronic Cigarette?

A very simple device that is created by heating up a liquid to the right temperature to create vapor from it. The user inhales the vapor, giving it a very similar feeling as cigarettes. The liquid can or cannot contain nicotine, depending on the vapers desire. The vaporizer or the vapor device is built up with 2 or 3 parts which contain a battery, an atomizer/clearomizer tank, and a drip tip or mouthpiece.

How does an e-Cig work?

An electronic cigarette turns on usually by pressing the power button five times quickly. This will turn on the battery light up the power button to blink five times quickly, which means you’re all set up. Once your liquid is poured into your tank let it sit and get soaked up by the wick, if your tank has one. Press the power button to initiate the heating process which works almost instantly, turning the liquid into vapor. Take your puff slowly and you will realize whether your liquid is too harsh or the battery’s voltage. Most mods have variable voltage and variable wattage to change the heat of your vaporizer. From here on out you can experience what you like, what works, and what does not.

So is an electronic cigarette healthy for me?

By no means are we saying an electronic cigarette is healthy for an individual but so far tests and studies are showing us that it is doing the trick at a healthier rate than any other smoking cessation products. Some articles say they are 95% better and others say it is only better in the short term but there are undoubtedly more on the pros than the cons. Obviously it is still not that easy to quit smoking cigarettes right off the bat with an e-cig but with proper techniques, you can quit smoking cigarettes.

Main Difference between Smoking Cigarettes and Vaping

Chemical Composition

In cigarettes there are 599 additives put into analog or traditional cigarettes. Once you light up your cigarette, those additives create 4,000 chemical compounds. Here are some of the chemicals that have been found in cigarettes so far:

Ammonia: Household cleaner
Angelica root extract: Known to cause cancer in animals
Arsenic: Used in rat poisons
Benzene: Used in making dyes, synthetic rubber
Butane: Gas; used in lighter fluid
Carbon monoxide: Poisonous gas
Cadmium: Used in batteries
Cyanide: Deadly poison
DDT: A banned insecticide
Ethyl Furoate: Causes liver damage in animals
Lead: Poisonous in high doses
Formaldehyde: Used to preserve dead specimens
Methoprene: Insecticide
Megastigmatrienone: Chemical naturally found in grapefruit juice
Maltitol: Sweetener for diabetics
Naphthalene: Ingredient in mothballs
Fungicides and pesticides: Cause many types of cancers and birth defects.
Cadmium: Linked to lung and prostate cancer.
Benzene: Linked to leukemia.
Formaldehyde: Linked to lung cancer.
Nickel: Causes increased susceptibility to lung infections.
Methyl Isocyanate: Its accidental release killed 2,000 people in Bhopal, India
& More Additives in Cigarettes…

E-cigarettes have approximately 4 ingredients that make up its liquid. They are propylene glyicol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine (if needed), and flavoring. Depending on the PG/VG ratio, there might be some distilled water added to dilute it. PG and VG are found in food ingredients.