Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered electronic gadgets resembling regular tobacco cigarettes. They work by delivering nicotine in vapor form instead of smoke. They contain no carcinogens and other chemicals associated with the regular cigarettes.
It is a relatively new technology although they are currently in most parts of the world and can be purchased in shopping malls and major online stores. They are available in flavors such as mint and chocolate. Most manufacturers market electronic cigarettes as, the easiest and most effective, way to help in stop smoking or as an alternative to regular cigarettes.
Not much evidence is available to support these benefits although it is now believed that they might curry even greater health risks than regular cigarettes.
Their safety can therefore not be guaranteed. Because E-cigarettes are sold in flavors like mint and chocolate, young people may be attracted to them believing that they are not harmful. The nicotine content in them may lead to young people being addicted and even graduating to regular cigarettes. The exact contents of electronic cigarettes are yet to be properly by influential organizations like the world health organization, Mayo Clinic and the U.S. Federal Drug Administration.
They are believed to be cost effective and less harmful to the health of the smoker as well as the environment. They are smoke free and have rechargeable batteries. Amongst the benefits that they are believed to have include: getting high with nicotine without producing smoke, no burns to gums and other parts of the body, easily quitting smoking, the nicotine is released slowly and having no smoke smell after smoking. They are also advertised as being pocket-friendly in that they reduce the overall cost of smoking in the long run.