What To Look For When Purchasing Electronic Cigarettes
What To Look For When
What Are Electronic Cigarettes?
• There have been no alternatives for people who
want to smoke, but have problems with traditional
cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco in general.
• Technology has brought an
alternative to smokers worldwide,
known as electronic cigarettes or
the smokeless cigarette.
• E‐cigarettes enable smokers to inhale nicotine
droplets without igniting any paper or tobacco.
• The smoker only exhales a small mist of vapor, rather
than second hand smoke.
• There is no lingering smell on clothes and fabrics,
and releases no air pollution.
• Many towns and businesses allow smokeless
cigarettes even in non‐smoking areas.
Three Major Components
There are three major components to electronic
•Electronic cigarette cartridges
Electronic Cigarette Cartridges
• Electronic cigarette cartridges are the mouthpiece of
• They contain an absorbent material, such as a piece
of cotton or wool, which is soaked in a flavored
The atomizer is the heating unit that vaporizes the liquid
into the mouthpiece so that it may be inhaled.
• Battery component houses the electronics and power
supply for the atomizer in the smokeless cigarette and
looks like a paper end of a regular cigarette.
• The battery can be charged using either a wall outlet,
car charger or USB plug.
• The battery is activated at the press of a button or with
a pressure sensor that detects when the smoker is
inhaling the cartridge.
• Batteries come in a variety of colors from the
traditional white to burgundy, gold,
green, black and metallic.
Anatomy of a Smokeless Cigarette
These smokeless cigarettes come in two standard
• Two‐piece unit ‐ the electron cigarette cartridges
and the atomizer are combined into a single
• Three‐piece unit ‐ contains all three components:
electronic cigarette cartridges, the atomizer and
Four Main Ingredients in a Solution:
None of these ingredients are a health hazard.
They are used to replicate the tactile sensation
• Propylene glycol
The Flavored Solution
The solution contains the flavoring and nicotine
content for the electronic cigarette. Flavors include:
Electronic Cigarette Models
• Standard cigarette styles.
• Pen style models resemble a ball point pen.
• Kits include all the pieces of an electronic
and a wall and/or
USB charger for the
• One of the best benefits of smokeless
cigarettes is the choice in nicotine content for
the cartridge solution.
• This smoking alternative allows users to
choose and control the amount of nicotine
they are smoking.
• Nicotine levels can range from: 4 mg to 16 mg,
with a zero nicotine solution available.
Benefits of Smokeless Cigarettes
Smokeless cigarettes are a leading alternative
for people who want to quit smoking regular
cigarettes for the following reasons:
•No chemicals or side effects
•Nicotine level control
•Economical choice as the price of tobacco
continues to rise