While e-cigarettes haven’t been around long enough for the kind of rigorous, long-term medical study needed to definitively state the long term health effects of using them, that doesn’t mean we don’t already know what many of the benefits of using an e-cigarette as opposed to a regular analog tobacco cigarette are. By eliminating tobacco and smoke from the picture, e-cigarettes provide greater versatility and an overall more pleasurable experience for their users.
On a simple, superficial level, one of the most obvious benefits of using an e-cigarette is the wide variety of taste options. Even flavored tobacco cigarettes still mostly taste like smoke and tobacco leaves. With an e-cigarette, there’s no tobacco and instead of burning something, you’re simply using heat to turn a flavored liquid, called eLiquid, into a flavored vapor. The versatility of eLiquid opens up all kinds of exciting new flavor possibilities—think peanut butter cup or cherry cheesecake. You can even use a different flavor every time you use your e-cigarette, providing a welcome break from the monotony of tobacco smoke. And if you find yourself missing the flavor of tobacco, there’s an eLiquid for that too.
The absence of smoke and tobacco also eliminates a large number of smoking’s chemical byproducts. This is one of the most important benefits of using an e-cigarette. According to the CDC, tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds of toxins and at least seventy known carcinogens. E-cigarettes produce vapor by heating up eLiquid, so there’s no smoke at all.
No smoke also means no secondhand smoke. While the number of smoking bans has greatly increased in recent years, e-cigarettes eliminate the possibility of passing on smoking health hazards to unsuspecting passersby, and eliminates the potential fire risk. The specific laws pertaining to e-cigarette use vary between states and municipalities, and some places have banned e-cigarette use in public places or outside of designated smoking areas, but you’re still much more likely to be allowed to use an e-cigarette in public than a tobacco one.
Perhaps one of the most persuasive benefits of using an e-cigarette is that it’s much easier on your wallet. You reuse the e-cigarette itself, so the only regular expense is eLiquid. A ten-dollar bottle of eLiquid lasts a regular e-cigarette user about a month. That’s a whole lot cheaper than thirty-plus packs of tobacco cigarettes. And yet the experience of using an e-cigarette and the experience of smoking tobacco cigarettes are remarkably similar, including the nicotine (if you want it—there are many nicotine free eLiquids available as well).
The many benefits of using an e-cigarette instead of tobacco make it clear that all smokers should consider switching. If you want to try e-cigarettes out, but don’t know where to start, AmericaneLiquidStoreä is one your one-stop e-cigarette shop. From top of the line e-cigarette starter kits to replacement parts to our unique line of made in America eLiquid flavors, we’ve got everything the e-cigarette enthusiast needs.