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How E-Cigarettes Work? (Infographic)


UncleRJ

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When you take a puff of an electronic cigarette – which one in five current smokers have tried -- a battery heats up a liquid that contains a flavoring (such as tobacco, menthol, cherry, vanilla, or java), a humectant (typically propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin) and, sometimes, nicotine.
 

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Interesting link you posted in the body of your post Elberto34, I don't see however, what that article had to do with your post here at all, can you explain?
 

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Vaping is fun for sure ! Plus safe too... double treat :p
 

dannycarlisle18

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Wouldn't you experience withdrawals from a lack of nicotine?

The infographic makes some interesting health claims....
 
Thanks for the info. Definitely great news. I just starting vaping because I wanted to quit smoking. I started using either ecigs but didn't exactly quench my thurst for inhaling stuff lol. So I stopped and continued to smoke. About a month ago my cousin told me about vaping and the rest is history. Haven't had a cigarette for about 3 weeks and counting and enjoying all the wonderful flavors vaping has to offer.

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The vamping technology of e-cigarettes does not burn anything; the liquid mixture is simply vaporized. The vapor does not hold the harmful compound found in smoke from hookahs or cigarettes. So-called “hookah pen” works like an e-cigarette. The pen vaporizes a liquid and does not involve burning.
 

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Is vaping a healthy activity?
Compared to smoking? Absolutely. Compared to breathing just air? Maybe not, but it's very far from the worst thing a person can inhale -- such as car exhaust, diesel exhaust, industrial exhaust.... you know, the regular stuff that modern humans inhale constantly.

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Compared to smoking? Absolutely. Compared to breathing just air? Maybe not, but it's very far from the worst thing a person can inhale -- such as car exhaust, diesel exhaust, industrial exhaust.... you know, the regular stuff that modern humans inhale constantly.

Andria
Always reminds me of those health nuts jogging during rush hour next to the road. :)
 

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Always reminds me of those health nuts jogging during rush hour next to the road. :)
Heh... I love Louie Anderson's schtick about jogging, health nuts in general -- asteroid heading for earth, sees terrifically-fit runner, says, oh, let me just jog this way and miss that guy... NOT. :giggle:

People looking for eternal life need to find a sparkly guy to bite 'em on the neck. Otherwise... nobody gets outta here alive. But there's a big diff in accepting that EVERYTHING carries some risk... and inhaling 4000 toxins every waking minute.

Andria
 
Compared to smoking? Absolutely. Compared to breathing just air? Maybe not, but it's very far from the worst thing a person can inhale -- such as car exhaust, diesel exhaust, industrial exhaust.... you know, the regular stuff that modern humans inhale constantly.

Andria
Exactly, I think as you. It is the safe and secure method of vaping. It is less dangerous and injurious to health.
 

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I might get the terminology incorrect though do not think I am incorrect in liking that there is no combustion involved with vaping, unless of course, ... you're really botching something a good bit. I've had wicks go poof a few times, either from too much juice ergo too much alcohol content or from accidentally having my mental gears slip and not wetting the wick/s. :oops:
 


With knowledge of what an e-cigarette is, how they work is very easy to understand. The battery supplies electricity to the coil of wire, and due to its resistance to the flow of electric current, it gives off heat. If you have a coil without a wick inserted and completely free from e-liquid, it literally glows as a result of this heat.

When it’s in contact with a wick that’s soaked in e-liquid, the heat given off by the coil is transferred to the e-liquid. The liquid can only take so much energy before it’s vaporized, and this is what users inhale. This process can be understood by thinking of one individual droplet, amid the sea of droplets in the e-liquid. Like a water molecule in a boiling pan, it eventually gets enough energy to free itself from its weak bond to the others and rises up.

The “vapor” is actually a collection of tiny liquid droplets, so it should technically be called an “aerosol.” That hasn’t really caught on, though – “vaping” is a good word; “aerosol-izing” (or something) doesn’t have the same ring to it.

When liquid has been “vaporized” (you know, “aerosolized”), this dries out the wick a little. In many e-cigarettes, the wick is in constant contact with extra e-liquid, so any vaporized e-liquid is immediately replaced.

If it isn’t, or if the reservoir of extra liquid is empty, the wick will slowly dry out. If you continue to try and vape, the temperature will increase (because there is no liquid to absorb the energy given off by the coil) and you might burn the wick. If there’s a small amount of liquid left, this may lead to a “dry puff,” where the liquid is overheated and starts to taste really nasty. This is basically the e-cig’s way of telling you to fill up your tank.
 

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Compared to smoking? Absolutely. Compared to breathing just air? Maybe not, but it's very far from the worst thing a person can inhale -- such as car exhaust, diesel exhaust, industrial exhaust.... you know, the regular stuff that modern humans inhale constantly.

Andria
cannot agree more.
 

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An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that converts liquid nicotine into vapor which user inhales that's why it is also called Vaporizers. It doesn't burn and there is no fire. It does not contain harmful chemicals. It contains e-liquid along with nicotine. This liquid is then converted into vapors. You may check this Australian vaping site
 

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Right click on the image and open it in new tab. Then click zoom to see it clearly (for Chrome).
Everything on this infographic is really informative & easy to digest.

Too bad the "In Society" section is completely out of date...
 
What about the strain put on lungs & respiratory tract due to constant puffing? This is identical in both conventional smoking & vaping, isn't it?
 

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What about the strain put on lungs & respiratory tract due to constant puffing? This is identical in both conventional smoking & vaping, isn't it?
One could argue either way.

I can tell you from my experience though, I do not constantly need or desire constantly puffing on my vape. The nicotine I get using vaping is a lot more direct than from smoking in my experience. I smoked for roughly thirty five to thirty eight years, a pack to pack and a half a day.

I don't vape anywhere near that. I use 18 mg of nicotine per 1 ml of ejuice. Usually I go through about 4 ml per day. I can vape a few minutes, lay it aside a few hours. So from my experience can say I'm not constantly vaping, drawing off it like I would cigarettes.

Mileages will vary I'm sure, this is why I said it can be argued either way.
 
One could argue either way.

I can tell you from my experience though, I do not constantly need or desire constantly puffing on my vape. The nicotine I get using vaping is a lot more direct than from smoking in my experience. I smoked for roughly thirty five to thirty eight years, a pack to pack and a half a day.

I don't vape anywhere near that. I use 18 mg of nicotine per 1 ml of ejuice. Usually I go through about 4 ml per day. I can vape a few minutes, lay it aside a few hours. So from my experience can say I'm not constantly vaping, drawing off it like I would cigarettes.

Mileages will vary I'm sure, this is why I said it can be argued either way.
Indeed this difference in frequency between vaping & smoking would be a significant health benefit if it were constant among all smokers, but yes as you said the mileages could vary!
 

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