E cigarettes are making a statement in the smoking market as they have been instrumental in helping many people to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes. An e cigarette, or electronic cigarette, is a device that contains a cartridge that contains a glycol liquid. A battery operated atomizer heats the glycol liquid and turns it into a vapor that acts like, and looks like cigarette smoke.
This vapor can be inhaled and exhaled, just like cigarette smoke, with the exception that it is not harmful as it is basically just water vapor. To make things interesting, various flavors can be added to the vapor, everything from chocolate, menthol, peppermint, fruits and many other flavors can be added. Actual nicotine can also be added, so a person could switch from tobacco cigarettes and not miss their nicotine.
It has been proven that tobacco smoke contains over 200 carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemicals as well as traces of arsenic and cyanide. That is not a good formula for good health, and that is all avoided by switching to e cigarettes.
If a person wishes, the nicotine levels can be reduced in the e cigarette as a person wishes, so it is possible to completely give that particular element up as well.
The addictive habit of smoking is largely due to the nicotine, which is suggested to be one of the most addictive substances on the planet Earth. All of the procedures of smoking, such as lighting up, inhaling and exhaling, the times of the day a person smokes, and other peculiarities are considered to be psychologically addictive.
That has been reason enough for many to give up tobacco cigarettes for good by switching to this new method of satisfying these physical and psychological needs.
The major cigarette companies stand to profit greatly from this new trend, as their channels of distribution and contacts are already in place if they decide to go all in.
While there are cries of those who would be in position to legislate controls on the e cigarettes to limit the distribution of these products, there is no proof as of yet, that the product in and of itself is at all harmful. While it is true that it is possible to put anything at all in the vapor, including drugs, there have been no major incidents of problems in that area. There is also an incentive for governmental interests to raise tax money from taxing the products.
It remains to be seen just how formidable this new trend will be in regard to competing with big tobacco, but the results so far are showing positive signs in favor of the e cigs. It will be interesting to see just how far this new trend goes in giving big tobacco a run for its money.