While electronic cigarettes were invented less than ten years ago and have only recently become a buzz word in the marketplace, the number of companies making and selling these devices has mushroomed. The reasons for the popularity of these ersatz cigarettes are easy to understand. First and probably foremost, they cost less than traditional cigarettes, which in most places have become almost prohibitively expensive.
Another reason for the increased demand, as well as the lower cost, is that these devices contain no tobacco. This not only means no tobacco taxes, but also that they exude no tobacco smoke. This in turn means that they can go, and be used in, many places where ordinary cigarettes are strictly off limits. (It does not mean, however, that someone will not confront you out of ignorance when you go to use one.) There are over 4000 different chemicals that can be found in tobacco cigarettes and you car eliminating almost all of them by smoking an electronic cigarette.
One of the last and least reasons as far as many people are concerned is the very reason e-cigarettes were invented in the first place: to help protect the health of the user. Nicotine, you see, is highly addictive but apparently not carcinogenic itself. The carcinogens are contained in the hundreds of other substances that comprise tobacco smoke. Thus, no smoke equals no carcinogens. In addition, the user can gradually step down the amount of nicotine contained in the e-cigarette cartridge, eventually allowing him/her to quit altogether.
As mentioned earlier, the number of electronic cigarettes brands has expanded exponentially just as people are still trying to get used to the idea. Many e-cigarettes include an indicator light to show that the device is working, and these are located at the tip where the glowing ember would be on a real cigarette. Several companies are now “advertising” by using proprietary colored indicator lights (such as blue or green) to inform observers as to which brand the “smoker” is using.
Eventually, all cigarette users will probably use these modern marvels instead of the real thing. We are only seeing the start of this trend because people are becoming more aware of the dangers of tobacco cigarette smoking. But how do we know which to choose? One of the simplest ways to become informed is to check out electronic cigarette reviews online. Here the viewer can compare prices and learn all about the various features of different brands.