About Electronic Cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are otherwise known, are battery-powered vapourisers, designed as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. The devices have been around since the 1960s – more specifically when Henry Gilbert invented them in 1963 – although it is only in the last decade that e-cigarettes have really taken off as a consumer product.
Nonetheless, it is Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist, who is responsible for creating the modern-day e-cigarette incarnation, in 2003. Although based on Gilbert’s original design, Lik’s creation was intended to produce a smoke-like vapour that contained nicotine and could be used as an alternative to smoking. The motivation behind Lik’s creation was his father’s death from a smoking-related illness.
In 2006, when smoking in enclosed workplaces became illegal in Scotland, it set in motion a series of events that would lead to an explosion in the use of electronic cigarettes. When Wales, Northern Ireland, and England followed suit, e-cigarette use cemented itself in the mainstream. It has been growing exponentially every year since as more and more people choose electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking.
About Electronic Cigarettes
Vape & Volts has a range of high quality, battery powered electronic cigarettes, all of which create the perception of traditional smoking, but without the harmful side effects of the tobacco smoke or chemicals – in the e-cig industry we call this process ‘vaping’. E-cigarettes are typically cylindrical devices that may or may not look like traditional cigarettes. In recent years, most products have started to veer away from the traditional cigarette look.
Electronic cigarettes contain a tiny computer chip that is able to sense when a user inhales, at which time it activates a battery-powered heater. The heater warms up propylene glycol (a water and glycerine solution), which produces a vapour; the vapour is then inhaled by the user, closely simulating the act of smoking.
Although the liquid usually contains nicotine, cartridges can be bought that contain zero nicotine; nowadays, there is also a choice of liquid flavours. Most electronic cigarettes typically have a glowing tip that activates when the user inhales on the device. The glowing tip (quite often blue in colour) identifies the device for what it is – an alternative to smoking, not a traditional cigarette.
When compared to conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes contain no carbon monoxide, no tar, and no ammonia, and there is no smoke, ash, or nasty smells when partaking in vaping. The devices are currently legal to use in most public places including cinemas, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, offices, and supermarkets, so there is no need to put on your coat and head out into the cold or rain to use an electronic cigarette, as is the case with tobacco cigarettes.
The Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes
The main advantage of electronic cigarettes is that these provide an alternative to smoking without exposing the user to the thousands of harmful chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. The fact that the devices are legal to use in many public places adds to their attraction. When combined with the fact that vaping is very much cheaper than traditional smoking when taken in context of time (over the course of a week, month, year, etc.), it is easy to see why so many people are choosing to vape instead of smoke.
Traditional cigarettes are very expensive, with the average packet now costing almost £10 for a pack of 20. It is expected that the cost of smoking will continue to rise because of constant taxation, but vaping remains a much cheaper option. Vape & Volts has a range of e-cigarettes available, offering big savings on the cost of smoking traditional cigarettes. Choose from affordable disposables, refillable devices, or rechargeable kits and then simply purchase your refills as and when you need them. As well as traditional tobacco flavour, refills are available in a range of flavours including cherry, strawberry, vanilla, and even chocolate!
Is Vaping for You?
If you are looking for an alternative to smoking – an alternative that is far less harmful and easier on your pocket – then vaping is the answer. Vape & Volts provides only top quality products for all your vaping needs. As well as electronic cigarettes and starter kits, we have a range of e-cigarette accessories that include carry cases, replacement batteries, and USB chargers.