The (Very) Abridged Encyclopaedia of E Cigarettes: The Facts

In this installation of the E Cig Encyclopaedia, we will be looking at the Facts. These facts will cover the good, the bad and the ugly of traditional tobacco cigarettes as well as the rise and benefits of the e cigarette.

Read on for a whistle-stop tour of the smoking and vaping worlds.

5 Facts About Tobacco Cigarettes

Tobacco cigarettes and their separate components are environmentally damaging. Each year, trillions of cigarette filters are discarded as waste and left to damage the environment with their toxic chemicals. This is not only dangerous for air and water quality, but also for wildlife.

On average, smokers die 14 years earlier than their non-smoking counterparts whilst nearly 50,000 deaths occur each year as a result of second hand smoke exposure. Tobacco is actually classed as the number one preventable cause of death in the world.

The smoke from a traditional cigarette has been proven to cause damage to every organ in the human body. This is on top of all the health issues associated with the other substances in the smoke and tobacco.

A single cigarette contains 8 to 9 milligrams of nicotine. This means, if a human directly ingested the nicotine content of five cigarettes, they would die.

Nicotine is far from the most dangerous substance in cigarettes. Cigarettes contain all sorts of dangerous and disgusting ingredients: Ambergris (which is whale vomit), radioactive lead and polonium (in the smoke), leukaemia-causing Benzene and more than 70 carcinogens to name but a few. To give you some idea of how toxic the substances in a cigarette are, consider that one of the by-products of cigarette smoke is the chemical Hydrogen Cyanide, which was used in WWII Concentration Camps.



5 Facts About Electronic Cigarettes

Studies have shown that the health benefits of an e cig greatly outweigh the hazardous effects of a tobacco cigarette because electronic cigarettes emit less nicotine, less chemicals and no smoke. Therefore, they do not have the same side effects as traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Due to the lack of smoke and harmful chemicals in the vapour, e cigarettes also allow people to some in traditionally non-smoking areas; this makes life easier for individuals, more pleasant for non-smokers and even more profitable for food and drink establishments and shops. So as well as being better for individual’s health, e cigs are actually better for the environment and the economy.

In terms of safety, e cigarettes mean no ash, no burns or fires from lighters and discarded butts and no carbon monoxide. There is the added bonus that e cigs do not produce the same musty smoke smell as traditional tobacco cigarettes.

As well as being a cleaner and safer alternative to the traditional tobacco cigarette, e cigs are more affordable and longer lasting, which helps people stick to them as a long-term alternative. The variety of strengths, e juice flavours and equipment designs also help to keep people’s interest. Various studies have actually been conducted to reveal that 31% of first-time e cig users end up quitting smoking altogether; 34.3% of those eventually go on to stop using e cigs too.

You are in control when you use an e cigarette. Not only do you get to chose the flavours (which can be anything from cakes and cocktails to fruit, berries and even tobacco-free tobacco tastes), you also get to control the strength of your e cig and how much nicotine you take in (strengths ranging from 0mg to 24mg).

So there you have some interesting facts about the traditional tobacco cigarette and the cleaner, safer e cigarette alternative. Now you’re armed with that knowledge, aren’t you glad you vape? If you don’t already vape, then check out our electronic cigarette starter kits today and get in touch with the team here at Cloudstix for more information and advice.

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