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Everything A Beginning Vaper Needs To Know About E-Juices

Ask anyone that has tried to quit smoking cigarettes – it is difficult and most likely, the most difficult things they’ve ever done. Today though, there are many alternatives to quit smoking that beat going cold turkey, and that are better than nicotine gum or nicotine patches too.

We’re talking about electronic cigarettes or otherwise referred to as vaping. These are electronic devices, powered by a rechargeable battery, that is filled with a flavored liquid or juice mixed with nicotine. The juice or liquids is inhaled through the electronic cigarette, known as a vaporizer, and is said to be safer than traditional cigarettes in regard to your health. If you are looking for the best e-juices available in the UK market, keep reading this article.

Many people will use these electronic cigarettes to wean themselves off traditional tobacco and eventually stop altogether. Others will switch from traditional to electronic because they still get their “fix” but safer. And others will switch back and forth between traditional and electronic, using the vape style in restaurants or other public areas where smoking is prohibited (which leads to a whole other topic that we’ve covered here before and probably will again).

Before You Start Vaping

Before start vaping, there are some things that can be confusing, and the focus of this piece is to provide you some clarity and information on those things. Such as determining how strong of a liquid you should use when it comes to the nicotine level. It would make sense that a heavy smoker of traditional cigarettes will need a strong nicotine liquid at first, then cut it down slowly over time if the goal is to quit smoking altogether.

Vaping Is Better – But Why?

Vaping is good for the person that has smoked for a long time because it provides a transition that is seamless. It provides an avenue to live a healthier lifestyle because of several other benefits that we’ve listed here:

Fewer Chemicals

Vaping is the choice of many smokers because it still provides them a nicotine satisfaction with filling their lungs with the chemical pollution that traditional cigarettes do.

E-Juice does not contain the cancer-causing chemicals that traditional cigarettes do like ammonia and tar. While e-juice isn’t 100% chemical free, they don’t have near as much as traditional cigarettes to, which has been estimated as much as 4,000 chemicals.

Passive Smoking

Tobacco cigarettes can negatively affect those around you as well as yourself with what is known as second-hand smoke. Studies have found that people that have never used tobacco suffer effects for smoking when they live or work with others that do smoke. E-juice doesn’t release those harmful chemicals that traditional cigarettes do, as such, they aren’t harming anyone around them.

How To Get Started

The best way to get started with vaping is to purchase your own electronic cigarette starter kit. There are handy packs available with a electronic cigarette, battery charger and an assortment of e-juices. You will find when it comes time to purchase more e-juice the list of flavors goes on and on, so start by choosing a cross selection of flavors in small quantity. Try several different ones until you find your favorite.

The Nicotine Strength

Once you have found the flavor you like, you’ll want to determine the nicotine strength best for you. If you’re turning to vaping to help you quit smoking, you’ll want to lower your level of nicotine over a period of time. For example, a 20-year veteran smoker will need a stronger level of nicotine at first compared to a 2-year smoker. It may take you a round or two to determine the strength that satisfies you and eases your cravings.

Electronic Cigarettes and Expecting Mothers

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AND EXPECTING MOTHERSExpecting mothers will do anything and do without anything when it comes to the well-being of their unborn child. And that includes smoking cigarettes. But that also means giving up a habit that she may have been practicing for some time and it could be hard on her nerves, which can affect the unborn baby.

Electronic cigarettes have become the way to quit the past few years, but there are still plenty of unanswered questions about the effectiveness and safety of them. Especially for an expectant mom – how safe, or unsafe, is vaping while pregnant? Or being around second-hand vapor?

What are electronic cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And they are referred to as e-cigs, vape pens, or mods. These devices deliver liquid nicotine by way of a vapor that is create when a battery powers that liquid. That liquid comes in different flavors and different levels of nicotine.

Are E-Cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes?

Well, the experts are still not 100% in agreement with this statement as the studies are still going and probably will be for years to come.  But you’d be hard-pressed to find a medical professional that is willingly to tell any expecting mom to go ahead and vape.

What is known?

What we do know is that traditional cigarettes have over 7,000 chemicals in them, many of which are cancer-causing and toxic. On the other hand, electronic cigarettes do not have all those chemicals, but they do have some, such as the glycerin, propylene glycol, and nicotine as well as the chemicals that create the flavoring. We also know that the voltage of the electronic cigarettes that creates a vapor that is laden with chemicals, some that have been linked to cancer, like formaldehyde.

We also know that the labels listing the ingredients of electronic cigarettes is not 100% accurate or thorough. Meaning that what they list on the label isn’t all you’re getting with your electronic cigarette. One of the few things in life that you may be getting more than you bargain for in other words. Such as chemicals other than nicotine that can be harmful have been detected in the cartridges, the liquid refills, and the aerosols of electronic cigarettes.

The danger for pregnant women

pregnant woman smokingExperts and groups have told us for years that smoking while pregnant can harm the unborn child as well as the mother during pregnancy and after birth when it comes to the traditional cigarettes. They are warning mothers the same caution with electronic cigarettes too because of the possible substances in them and created by them could be harmful.

Because the electronic cigarettes contain nicotine, even though lower dosages, just like traditional cigarettes, experts are warning mothers-to-be that any of the following could happen during pregnancy and while giving birth:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Placental Abruption
  • Preterm delivery
  • Stillbirth

Baby born with low birth weight that requires lengthy hospitalization

SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)

After the baby is born, they become at risk for the following if the mother smoked while pregnant:

  • Asthma
  • Colic
  • Developmental issues (ADHD)

Currently, secondhand vapor effects aren’t fully known as it is for secondhand smoke for traditional cigarettes.  And unless a mother-to-be is going to stay in her own home 24/7 until the baby is born, exposure to e-cig vapor or traditional smoke is unavoidable. No need to be fretful and panic, but make every effort to avoid those situations in public places and at work.

How Electronic Cigarettes Are Constructed?

When you light a traditional cigarette, the tobacco inside it burns and releases nicotine and smoke. The smoke is inhaled by the smoker and delivered to their lungs. This is a combustion process.

However, with an electronic cigarette, the liquid nicotine is heated up and becomes a mist or vapor that is inhaled by the smoker. Some electronic cigarettes are designed where that vapor comes from a cartridge. Others are designed with a manual switch to activate the internal vaporizer.

The 3 Parts Of An Electronic Cigarette:

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Vapor Chamber
  • The Cartridge

how ecigs work

The electronic cigarette is powered by the rechargeable battery and can be charged in the same manner as a cell phone. Once the battery is charged up, it is connected to the vapor chamber which is a hollow tube that houses the atomizer and the electronic controls. The atomizer is what generates the vapor. The smoker then attaches a liquid nicotine filled cartridge to the chamber. Cat cartridge tip is the mouthpiece for the device.

The smoker can inhale on the electronic cigarette the same manner they do a traditional cigarette which activates the atomizer. This heats up the liquid which then turns into vapor. The smoker inhales that vapor and the nicotine is then delivered to the lungs. When the smoker exhales, that creates what is like cigarette smoke.

Same Enjoyment for Smokers But With Flavor

Those who have smoked traditional cigarettes say the enjoyment is very similar with the electronic cigarette. From the way the smoker holds the inhale and exhale process. There are electronic cigarettes that have a tip which lights up when inhaling by way of a LED light, giving it the appearance of a real flame. he end that lights up when the user inhales, simulating a flame.

The liquid inside the cartridge is normally propylene glycol, a FDA approved additive, same as that used in fog machines on stages. These cartridges come with various levels of nicotine, the intended reason is to help a smoker slowly wean themselves from smoking. These cartridges come with assorted flavors that include apple, cherry, chocolate, mint, even woodsy flavors.

Where Do You Find Electronic Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes are available in retail establishments as well as online in a wide range of brands and models. There are several brands and each one has various models at a wide range of price points. Some look much like a tobacco cigarettes and others mimic that of cigars or pipes.

One cartridge will usually last the same as a standard package of 20 traditional cigarettes and are sold for around $10. Or you can buy bottles of the liquid and refill your own cartridge, even mixing flavors for custom tastes.

Which Is Safer – Electronic or Traditional?

While the electronic cigarettes are more affordable, not to mention fun, the debate is still up as to whether they are safe or not. Manufacturers promote the products as being a healthy alternative to traditional tobacco. But research has experts second guessing that.e-cig vs tobacco