Frequently Asked Questions


What is an e-cigarette?

E-cigarette is the popular name for an electronic cigarette -- a battery powered device that enables smokers to enjoy the nicotine experience without the harmful chemicals found in tobacco based cigarettes.

An electronic cigarette, otherwise known as a personal vaporizer, is a battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a vaporized solution. It is an alternative to smoked tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. In addition to nicotine delivery, this vapor also provides a flavor and physical sensation similar to that of inhaled tobacco smoke, while no tobacco, smoke, or combustion is actually involved in its operation.

An electronic cigarette usually takes the form of some manner of elongated tube, though many are designed to resemble the outward appearance of real smoking products, like cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. A common design is also the "pen-style", so named for its visual resemblance to a ballpoint pen. Most electronic cigarettes are reusable devices with replaceable and refillable parts. A number of disposable electronic cigarettes have also been developed.

The electronic cigarette was first developed in Beijing, China, by SBT Co. in 2003, a company now controlled by the Golden Dragon Group Ltd.



What are the advantages of e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes have many advantages. Not only are they tobacco free, they’re more economical, come in a variety of flavors, (Menthol, Strawberry, Cherry, Marlboro, etc..) and have different strengths, or levels of nicotine, (high to zero), which works great for people who want to quit smoking by gradually reducing their nicotine intake, but not sacrifice other features of smoking they’ve come to enjoy.



What are the components of an e-cigarette?

A complete breakdown of the e-cigarette is posted on the right hand side of this page. It gives each part of an e-cigarette and lists each by name. For a view of the e-cigarette in action, follow this link: Informative Video On Smoking E-Cigarettes.



What is the history of the e-cigarette?

The electronic cigarette was first developed in 2003 by SBT Co. Ltd., a Beijing based firm, which is now controlled by the Golden Dragon Group Ltd. In 2004, Ruyan took over the project to further develop the emerging technology. Ruyan officially absorbed SBT Co. Ltd. and their name was changed to SBT RUYAN Technology & Development Co., Ltd. In April of 2006, the electronic cigarette was brought to Europe, and officially launched at the "RUYAN" Overseas Promotion Conference in Austria. After its introduction, this product was adapted to the European market and marketed as the "Electro fag". In 2007, Reuters visited SBT RUYAN in Beijing, which drew media attention to the technology.



Can you give more details about e-cigarette components?

Yes. Follow this link, E-Cigarette Breakdown, for a detailed explanation of the e-cigarette and its components as well as other information.



What are the cons of the e-cigarette?

Our unbiased opinion is that there are no cons. E-cigarettes have proven to be safer than tobacco based products and as effective in helping smokers cut back, and even quit smoking as other products created for that purpose.

E-Cigarettes are nicotine based products, so it's important that consumers understand what they're buying.

But, from a smoker's perspective, to go from the estimated, 4,000 chemicals found in tobacco, (60 of which have been proven to be cancer causing), to a nicotine only product cannot be considered a bad thing. Just ask someone whose smoked for ten, twenty, or thirty years, then tried the e-cigarette and was able to drastically reduce their intake, or stop altogether.

Endless testimonies have shown people rejoicing at getting their wind back and being able to move about longer, saving tons of money, not having to worry about rotting, or stained teeth, or the disgusting smell of smoke in their hair, clothing, car, and furniture.

To most, the e-cigarette has no foreseeable downside. We've yet to find one either.




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B. Li-Ion Battery

C. Atomizer

D. Nicotine Cartridge



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FDA Smoke Screen On E-Cigarettes - by Dr. Elizabeth, M. Whelan, President of the American Council on Science and Health)


Informative Video On Smoking E-Cigarettes


FDA Smoke Screen On E-Cigarettes - Comments by readers of Dr. Whelan's article above.


E-Cigarette Forum


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