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postheadericon The ingredients used in electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are the newest product on the growing market. They are designed to look and feel like a real cigarette; even though they emit artificial smoke they do not actually contain any tobacco. Users inhale the nicotine vapor which looks like smoke without any of the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke which are harmful to the smokers and others around them. The electronic cigarette contains nicotine cartridge containing liquid nicotine. The aerosol of the electronic cigarettes is generated when the e-liquid which reaches a temperature of roughly about 100 to 250 degree Celsius within a chamber. The user inhales the aerosol, commonly known as vapor, rather than cigarette smoke. The aerosol is made up of liquid submicron particles of condensed vapor, which mostly consist of propylene, water, nicotine and other chemicals. The aerosol is inhaled, it is then exhaled. The emission from the electronic cigarettes is not comparable to the cigarette smoke as their nature and the chemical composition are completely different. Some of the vendor’s of the e-liquids offer options to change the amount of flavorings or nicotine strengths and it build each bottle customized for the purchaser. Many of the e-liquids are made up of nicotine. It can be made with or without nicotine, but most of the e-juice always contains certain amount of nicotine.


The e-liquids are commonly known as e-juice which consists of flavors and nicotine in hygroscopic a component, which turns the water in the solution into a smoke like vapor when heated. A commonly used hygroscopic component includes propylene glycol.  A wide variety of food flavors are also sold and some flavors aim to mimic specific cigarettes brands. All flavors are subjective and each of the people will contain a subjective experience of the taste. Liquid solutions containing nicotine are available on different nicotine concentrations to suit the user’s preference. Dosing the nomenclatures is not standardized and they vary by the manufacturer, but they also tend towards the low dose of nicotine to nicotine concentration. Generally it consist of stronger throat hit, which is the sensation the user experiences of the throat upon inhalation from the electronic cigarettes.