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 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
What are the components of an
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
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
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
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.