If you’re not familiar with electronic cigarettes, you should know they look and feel like your regular tobacco cigarette, however, there is one big difference: they are cheaper, more versatile and less bad for your health.
When we say cheaper. We do mean just that: e cigarettes cost less to maintain as a habit than your regular tobacco. In case you didn’t know it yet, the average smoker in the UK spends around £300 per month on cigarettes. When you think about it, that literally just goes up in smoke every month. With electronic cigarettes, however, your biggest cost will be the starter kit, but it won’t even cost you £200. Most e-cigarette smokers agree that £200 is too expensive for a starter kit and that the best ones to buy are the ones that cost only between £60 to £80.
A starter kit contains, a batter charger pack, the e-cigarette itself and some cartridges. When you’re done smoking all the cartridges, you only have to order new packs to continue smoking. Cartridge cost less than £10 and do last longer than tobacco cigarettes.
But aside from their cheap price, however, there are a few things that make e-cigs special. One of them is that you control the amount of nicotine you ingest everyday. Cartridges actually come in different strengths of nicotine – light, medium and strong. You increase or decrease your nicotine intake just by buying the appropriate cartridge, although we’d rather you buy a cartridge with no nicotine at all.
Aside from flexible nicotine levels, e-cigs are special in that they come in different flavors. While tobacco and menthol flavors are the most obvious, did you know that you can actually buy fruit flavors, and cinnamon and vanilla as well? If you want to know about the full-breadth of e-cigarette flavors, just search for it online.
Can you go wrong buying electronic cigarettes? That really depends on how you use it. Just because they don’t contain any tar, it doesn’t mean that there’s no danger in smoking them. As it is, health experts have not yet determined how smoking vaporized nicotine can affect your health. There are also concerns that manufacturers are not really disclosing what ingredients actually go into cartridges.
That said, you shouldn’t smoke e-cigs without any breaks. Instead, take things in moderation. Whenever possible, you should smoke them like they were hookah, which is to say that you should only be smoking the flavors, not the nicotine.
Anyway, electronic cigarettes have definitely come a long way from when they first started out in China. Although they were first thought to be drug delivery devices, different countries in the world are making sure that that isn’t happening by producing the e-cigs themselves.
If you want to try e-cigarettes, make sure you do some comparison shopping with at least three websites before buying. Also, do some research as to which brands are popular among smokers. You can’t go wrong that way.