Unlike nicotine gum or the nicotine patch, the e-cigarette actually functions much like a regular cigarette. However rather than burning and smoking, it vaporizes. Instead of smoking it is e-smoking. The nicotine is still delivered to the lungs, but in vapor form, rather than smoke which contains carcinogens and tar. E-Smoke is actually not smoking at all, but rather vaping. Below is a diagram showing the various parts of the e-cigarette.

Picture of How an e-Cigarette Works

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2 Responses to How the e-Cigarette Works

  1. Zac says:

    Technically, it is not a quit smoking aid, BUT popele have successfully used it to quit. My wife and best friend did it like this: First they switch to the ecig, after a few weeks, they cut back the nicotine level, after a few weeks more they cut back again. Basically they use it in steps, like you do with the patch or gum. They both said it helped more though, because it also takes care of your physical addiction of wanting to put something in your mouth. (Which made my wife very happy, because she was very worried about gaining weight when she quit).The key is to make sure you start out with the correct nicotine level to satisfy your craving, so you can stop the regular cigarettes, then you start cutting back. If you start with to low of a nicotine, you will not be satisfied and not give up the regular cigarettes.It costs the same as the patch or gum to start-around $40. My wife spent about $25 a month on refill liquid for it and it got cheaper as she used it less and less.Since there is no tar in electric cigarettes, she experienced slight coughing up of stuff . Our family doctor examined her and told her it was because her lungs were starting the healing process of purging the tar from them. It is common for popele who quit smoking.Anything has to be better for you then regular cigarettes.

  2. Pelle says:

    That first responder was obloiusvy high while writing his response .Anyways, what helped or worked for me was smoking cheaper smokes that taste real bad. I could only handle to light it and then put it out. Averaging about 1-2 smokes per day. It was a re-light festival until I finally decided I just didn’t want it anymore. That was after 24 years of smoking and a whole lot more per day than you too so you may see quicker results. A whole lot of it is mind set too. Good Luck

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