The electronic cigarette was first conceptualized in the 1960s but its use was only materialized recently.
It was during the year 2004 wherein the first electronic cigarette was introduced into the market. It was in China where this product first domesticated and its primary purpose is to introduce smoking cessation to those who have a hard time doing so.
What is an electronic cigarette?
It contains a cartridge that contains your liquid form of nicotine and a vaporizer that will convert this liquid into a vapor form thus creating the smoke effect.
Electronic Cigarette: Nicotine and Smoke
Many may ask that since the electronic cigarette still contains nicotine and smoke, is it useful for smoking cessation? And the answer is YES, it is safe.
Technically, nicotine is safe for humans. When inhaled or taken in by the body, it will be able to produce good neurologic side effects that will make a person feel relieved, stress free and happy.
But its effects only last for a couple of minutes thus a normal smoker would easily get addicted to the effects that nicotine brings.
The only danger that tobacco smoking brings is through the other chemicals in it that are carcinogenic.
In one cigarette stick alone, it was found out that there are approximately 300-400 carcinogenic chemicals in it that predisposes a person to have lung cancer that would eventually lead to death in the future.
With regards to the smoke that it emits, it is also considered safe since it is mostly vapor and as mentioned earlier, nicotine is safe when inhaled by the person.
But there is nothing to worry about regarding its secondhand effects since the nicotine that is found in the usual electronic cigarettes are in lesser concentration and amount.
Smoker and Smoking Cessation
How the smoker will be able to utilize the electronic cigarette for smoking cessation, some may ask. Technically, most electronic cigarettes still contain nicotine however it is only in small amounts already.
By decreasing the amount of nicotine intake, the body will soon adjust to this concentration and could easily totally withdraw the nicotine concentration in the body and could lead to smoking cessation.
However there are still those persons who have a hard time quitting and that the habit of putting a stick in their mouth is quite difficult to remove.
Regardless of the unsuccessful cessation of this habit, the person and the people around him would no longer be able to inhale and experience the deleterious effects of tobacco smoking.
Therefore despite the continuous smoking with the use of electronic cigarette, no one will be harmed and the smoker himself would be able to have a relatively healthier life as compared to before.
So if you are one of those who wish to stop smoking, the electronic cigarette may be the help that you need.