Cigarettes are a blend of 600 different products and ingredients. On being burnt, they give way to about 7,000 different chemicals. Many of these are known to cause cancer and many other complications.
But science and technology has always been on the march, and so in comes the concept of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They are a lot less detrimental to the overall health of an individual, though they cannot be deemed to be perfectly safe. Almost all hazards associated with smoking are still present in e-cigarettes, but they are a bit reduced.
Anyone using an e-cigarette often undergoes the same amount of pleasure and satisfaction, but without the evil-effects of a normal cigarette. An e-cigarette is essentially a battery-powered instrument that simulates smoking. There is a red glow at one end symbolizing the burning end, while the user puffs in artificial smoke from the other end. The vaporizer is often cylindrical in shape resembling an ordinary cigarette.
Their potential to curb the incidence of smoking is not known. They cannot be said to be better than any other mechanism adopted to help quit smoking. They were introduced into the market in the year 2004, and their demand has been rising since then. Many people use them as tools of recreation, while it is most often used as a means to unhook oneself from ordinary cigarettes.
There are more than 466 brands of e-cigarettes available in the market, and their sale has garnered around $7 billion. Marketing of e-cigarettes has caught up with the changing times. E-cigarettes are easily available to anyone over websites on the internet.