Looking at the Helpfulness of E-Cigarettes
KINSTON — In the fight for better health, electronic cigarettes — or “e-cigarettes” — have been looked at as the new alternative method to people who have been trying to quit smoking. The product has been gaining popularity for its ability to emulate the taste and feel of the original cigarette without the harmful chemicals.
E-cigarettes have been sold in tobacco stores, gas stations and retail stores across the nation since 2009. With increased laws on smoking because of the harmful toxins that provide secondhand smoke and the smell of the carcinogens, e-cigarettes can be used in order to get the nicotine fix without bothering nonsmokers.
E-cigarettes can be “smoked” just like regular cigarettes, but without the use of lighters or flicking ashes. Instead, the e-cigarette is like an electronic inhaler, releasing a vapor into the air in contrast to the smoke from standard cigarettes.
Some e-cigarettes taste just like original tobacco or menthols, but there are alternative flavors that can be found. Blu — one of the most popular brands of e-cigarettes — gives smokers a variety of flavors such as cherry, vanilla and pina colada, amongst others. Also, people have the option of buying disposables — which can last about as long as a pack of cigarettes — or rechargeable e-cigarettes which can last for months.