E Liquids: An Innovative Change to Traditional Smoking
Vaping is the term given to smoking with electronic cigarettes. Many people tend to understand cigarettes as an artificial method of smoking. But it is far more than that. Vaping vaporises a liquid in the cartridge and creates vapour. The user can chose the amount of nicotine they want in their stream. This liquid is called e liquid. Since vaping, is known for inhaling vapours which are filled in cartridge, it is tobacco free and thus, it does not cause as much health hazard as tobacco.
What is Vaping and E-liquid?
The brain behind the manufacture of this electronic cigarette is a Chinese pharmacist Hon Link. He studied the various components of chemicals to be blended and invented this mechanism. He was upset up on his father’s death because of cancer caused by smoking. However, it is very beneficial to people who want to get rid of that addiction and rehabilitation centres. The battery in the electronic cigarette heats the e-liquid, which creates vapour and the user inhales vapour. The experience is similar to smoking. The only difference between the two is that, it may not exactly smell like tobacco or traditional cigarettes. Instead it is believed that it smells better.
E-liquids are combination of liquids, blended together in small quantities. They are- propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, artificial or natural flavours and nicotine. Nicotine is optional agent. A user can choose the amount of nicotine he or she wants in their liquid. This liquid is refillable and rechargeable.The 4 major ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, nicotine and flavours. Nicotine is nitrogenous component which is derived from various plant extracts. It is main ingredient to cause addictive feeling within the human body. It is believed by pharmacists that people smoke because of presence of nicotine in the tobacco. It raises blood pressure, simulates nervous system and raises heartbeat. However, as everyone knows, it is not good for human body, over consumption may invite many diseases and lung disorders. The second ingredient is propylene glycol. It is the compound responsible for creating smoke and fog. It is used even during wars to create artificial smoke. It is odourless and tasteless. But, due to its ability to create smoke, it is used in e-cig to give the impression of traditional smoking.
Thirdly, it contains vegetable glycerine. Vegetable glycerine is similar to propylene glycol. Like PG, it I also odourless and upon heating it up, it creates thick smoke. It has also been derived from vegetable or plant extracts. It contains a sweet after taste. Lastly, it is the flavouring agent. Today, in the market there are more than 100 e liquid flavours available. The chemical compound Diacetyle is popularly used in the manufacturing of these flavourings.
Benefits of Vaping:
- It does not cause smell or bad breath since it uses odourless vapour.
- It does not require ashtrays, since no tar is produced.
- It is most beneficial in long run.
- It will help smokers to quit smoking
Thus, these benefits are useful even among people who want to quit smoking.