Every person comes in contact with smoking, be it themselves as smokers or their friends, families or colleagues where they act as passive smokers. We hear of 2 kinds of smoking that happen around us. One is active smoking,i.e. taking up the puffs from tobacco stick directly and second is standing near the people doing first one, so their exhaled smoke gets inhaled by you. It is also harmful, as it contains hundreds of harmful chemicals which affect everyone, be it a smoker or a non-smoker.
When these words go in the mind of a smoker, every smoker wishes at least once to leave smoking and be back towards living a healthy life. But the craving of nicotine doesn’t let him/her go. It is not the habit of smoking that makes you smoke, and it is the craving of nicotine chemical that is present inside cigarette, which is addictive.
Do you want to give up smoking?
There are many people out there who want to either stop smoking or reduce smoking to some extent. Out of these people, there are a few who have a strong will power to end it by just thought that they wouldn’t smoke from next moment, and they don’t. But a majority isn’t able to do so.
Instead, better solutions are coming up in the market, where less harmful nicotine can be inhaled with the same taste and craving fulfilment. These are e-cigarette and vape devices. These devices have nicotine in the form of a liquid which is heated enough to provide a vapor that can be inhaled to satisfy the craving and can be smoked out just like in usual smoking. But the benefit is that there are less harmful chemicals than traditional smoking.
Evolution of e-cigs
The world had witnessed the evolution of e-cigarette in the late 1960s, but there wasn’t much growth due to less marketing capitalization and low awareness of technology products. But in the current decade, with the advancement of technology and reach of the market to every corner of the world, the e-cigarette is getting popular. A better form called Vape devices or Vape pens are getting more attention among smokers who are looking to switch to electronic devices of smoking.
The main difference between E-cigarette and Vape is the manner in which nicotine is stored inside the device. In the case of the e-cigarette, it is stored in a cartridge which is heated up to create vapors of nicotine. While in the case of Vape devices, it is usually stored in small tanks inside pods, which are similarly heated by battery or heating devices to generate vapors of nicotine.
Is it purely Nicotine?
We all know, nicotine is harmful, but still, the industry is looking to grow, at the same time it is a reality to improve the world health. Thus, nicotine is mixed up with benzoic acid to make a solution called as Nicotine Salt. This Nicotine salt is then used in all the vape devices. Nicotine salt is way better than freebase nicotine in a sense that it is much softer on the throat than freebase nicotine. Thus, causing little or no harm to the throat.
Features of Vape devices:
There are numerous features of these vape devices that are leading them to a good future and more hands of customers. Let us have a little understanding of their features:
- Simple and sober outlook: These devices are designed in a manner that they possess elegance, beauty, look good to hold and keep and at the same time are ergonomic for the user. It must be comfortable in the hands of the user. There are some areas where smoking is still a style symbol. At these places, it is important that vape devices represent a great style.
- Anti-leak devices: These devices are leak free to bring their usage to the maximum without bringing any frustration to the customer. Leakage will cause a decrement in the number of puffs that a pod inside the vaping device will offer. Thus it will lead to frustration in a customer due to multiple re-filling and changes of pods. It is ensured that these devices do not leak at any time during their lifetime.
- Various flavors of Nicotine: As the industry is growing, new flavors are hitting the market now and then. These flavors are highly loved by the smoking world’s public. There are flavors of strawberry, tropical mango, mighty mint, and many others. Some are yet to come in the near future. These flavors add extra joy to smoking nicotine which is an ultimate pleasure to satisfy the craving of smoking.
- Varying Nicotine percent: In different vape devices manufactured by different manufacturers across the globe, nicotine content is different based on the market requirement. Overall, from a bird’s view, nicotine % varies from 0% to 5%. Pods are coming up in the market by name “Zero Nicotine” and “High Nicotine.” When you ask the experience of people about the content of nicotine, surely people do enjoy high nicotine content due to their craving. But there are thousands of people out there who will opt for zero or low nicotine content due to the fact that low nicotine tastes much better than high nicotine.
- High Battery lifetime: As the users of vape devices were growing, complaints started coming up about the low battery capacity of the devices due to which users were disappointed, as they couldn’t use these devices often outside their home. But, latest devices, such as MYLE vape devices are equipped with 240mAh to 300mAh batteries which give a long battery standby time without any frustration to the user.
Vape industry has grown in just a few years form a thousand-dollar industry to a multi-billion-dollar industry. This is just the initial stage of the vape industry, and a big future is yet to be seen. It will be interesting to see the competition it holds outside with the traditional cigarette which is still the favorites. With the advancement of technology, it is expected that vape devices will grow across the globe in coming 5 years will lot of sales and high revenue.
Anthony Karen is a health expert who has been running many health seminars and public discussions. She also manages her blog and reviews the health-related details provided by authentic sources.