An ?l??tr?n?? ??g?r?tt? ?? a battery ???r?t?d d?v??? th?t ?m?t? d???? ?f v???r?z?d nicotine, ?r n?n-n???t?n? solutions, f?r th? u??r t? ?nh?l?. It ?? intended t? ?r?v?d? a ??m?l?r sensation t? that of ?nh?l?t??n ?f t?b???? ?m?k? w?th?ut th? ?m?k?.

Al?? kn?wn ?? e-cigarettes, e-cigs, ?l??tr?n?? n???t?n? d?l?v?r? systems, vaporizers ??g?r?tt?? ?nd vape ??n?, th?? ?r? marketed ?? a w?? t? ?t?? ?r r?du?? smoking.

E-cigarettes h?v? b??n used b? m?ll??n? ?r?und th? w?rld ??n?? th?? appeared ?n th? Ch?n??? m?rk?t ?n 2004. B? 2016, 3.2 ??r??nt ?f ?dult? ?n th? Un?t?d St?t?? w?r? u??ng th?m.

“V???ng” ?? n?w th? m??t ???ul?r f?rm ?f t??n?g? tobacco u?? ?n th? u?? ?f ?l??tr?n?? cigarettes b? th? US increased 900% ?m?ng h?gh school ?tud?nt? fr?m 2011 t? 2015.

B? 2016, m?r? th?n 2 million high ??h??l ?nd h?gh ??h??l students h?v? experimented w?th ?-??g?r?tt??. F?r th??? b?tw??n th? ages ?f 18 ?nd 24, 40% ?f th? ?m?k?r? w?r? n?n smokers b?f?r? u??ng th? device.

A gr?w?ng b?d? ?f r????r?h ?ugg??t? th?t v???ng ??n b? dangerous.

Wh?l? ?t m?? h?l? ?x??t?ng smokers qu?t, th?r? ?? ??n??rn th?t ??ung people ?r? b?g?nn?ng t? v?w f?r th?m??lv?? r?th?r th?n replacing t?b???? u??. In 2016, th? US F??d ?nd Drug Administration (FDA) b?g?n imposing rul?? ?n ??l??, marketing ?nd production ?f th??? ?r?du?t?.

Wh?t ?r? e-cigarettes?

An ?l??tr?n?? cigarette ?? a l?ng tub? th?t u?u?ll? l??k? l?k? a ??g?r?tt?, a ??g?r?tt?, a ???? ?r a ??n. M??t ?r? r?u??bl?, w?th r??l????bl? ?nd r?f?ll?bl? ??rtr?dg??, but ??m? ?r? disposable. Th? f?r?t patent f?r a “t?b????-fr?? ?nd t?b????-fr?? ??g?r?tt?” w?? r?qu??t?d b? H?rb?rt A. G?lb?rt ?n 1963, but th? ?urr?nt d?v??? ?nl? ?????r?d ?n 2003.

Th? ?l??tr?n?? ??g?r?tt? w? knew w?? ?nv?nt?d b? Hon L?k, a Ch?n??? pharmacist, wh? w?rk?d f?r G?ld?n Dr?g?n Holdings, n?w kn?wn ?? R??n. Th? company began exporting t? m?j?r m?rk?t? fr?m 2005 t? 2006. Th?r? ?r? n?w ?v?r 460 d?ff?r?nt br?nd? ?n th? m?rk?t.

H?w th?? w?rk

M??t ?l??tr?n?? ??g?r?tt?? h?v?:

  • a n?zzl? ?r cartridge
  • a h??t?ng ?l?m?nt
  • a r??h?rg??bl? b?tt?r?
  • El??tr?n?? ??r?u?t?

Wh?n th? u??r ?u?k? th? nozzle, a sensor ??t?v?t?? a h??t?ng element th?t v???r?z?? a fl?v?ur?d l??u?d solution ??nt??n?d ?n th? n?zzl?. Th? ??r??n th?n “v????”, ?r ?nh?l??, th? ??r???l solution.

N???t?n? ??nt?nt r?ng?? fr?m z?r? t? “?xtr?-h?gh” ?r 24 t? 36 m?ll?gr?m? (mg) ??r m?ll?l?tr? (ml).

Th? n?zzl? ?? a ??rtr?dg? th?t ?? attached t? th? ?nd ?f a tub?. A ?m?ll ?l??t?? ?u? ?n??d? th? m?uth????? ??nt??n? ?n ?b??rb?nt m?t?r??l ???k?d ?n th? liquid solution. Th? ??rtr?dg? ??n b? r??h?rg?d ?r r??l???d w?th ?n?th?r ?r?-?h?rg?d ??rtr?dg? wh?n n??d?d.

Th? ?t?m?z?r ?? a h??t?ng ?l?m?nt th?t heats th? liquid, causing ?t t? v???r?z?. Th? solution ??n th?n b? ?nh?l?d.

Th? b?tt?r? ??w?r? th? h??t?ng ?l?m?nt. Th?? ?? u?u?ll? a r??h?rg??bl? l?th?um-??n b?tt?r?.

Th? sensor ??t?v?t?? th? heater wh?n th? u??r ?u?k? th? device. An LED ??n ?h?w wh?n ?t ?? ??t?v?t?d.

Th? solution, ?l?? kn?wn ?? e-liquid ?r e-juice, ?? m?d? b? ?xtr??t?ng n???t?n? fr?m th? t?b???? ?nd blending ?t w?th a b???, generally propylene gl???l, ?nd fl?v?ur?ng. Pr???l?n? gl???l ?? u??d ?n ?nh?l?r?, f?r ?x?m?l?, f?r ??thm?. Th?r? ?r? a wide variety ?f fl?v?ur? t? choose fr?m, w?th n?m?? l?k? traditional, watermelon, m?nth?l ?nd l?v? flow.

S?m? flavours, ?u?h ?? a combination ?f t?b???? ?nd m?nth?l tr? t? resemble traditional ??g?r?tt??. S?m? ?f th?m ?l??m t? m?m?? specific br?nd?.

B?n?f?t?

E-??g?r?tt?? m?? b? l??? dangerous th?n t?b???? f?r ?x??t?ng ?m?k?r? but ??n br?ng d?ng?r? ?f th??r ?wn. S?m? ?tud??? h?v? f?und th?t u??ng ?l??tr?n?? ??g?r?tt?? m?? h?l? ??m? ?m?k?r? ?t??. Oth?r? suggest th?t th?? offer “modest” b?n?f?t? t? th??? wh? w?nt t? qu?t ?m?k?ng, but “g??d potential” f?r th??? wh? ?r? declining. Th? C?nt?r? f?r Disease C?ntr?l ?nd Pr?v?nt??n (CDC) ??n?lud?? th?t e-cigs m?? b?n?f?t adult ?m?k?r? wh? ?r? n?t ?r?gn?nt ?? l?ng ?? th?? ??m?l?t?l? replace ?n? ?th?r n???t?n? ?r tobacco ?r?du?t?.