Introduction

An e-cigarette is an electronic form of cigarettes.  Like cigarettes, they are held in hands and arouses the feeling same as smoking. Inventor of modern electronic cigarette was a Chinese pharmacist named Hon Lik. However, the e-cigarettes came to the market for sale in the year 2004. Since then, the demand for these electronic devices has risen exponentially in local as well as global markets. China is the leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes.

Most common reasons behind the usage of E-cigarettes are:

  • For recreation purpose
  • Reduce or quit smoking
  • To save money at some places, e-cigarrette club is cheaper than normal cigarettes
  • Odor-free mode of smoking
  • To avoid Smoking-related laws and policies
  • Peer influence

The basic design of e-cigarettes

Since the invention of e-cigarettes, a lot of new models have come up in the market. The electronic cigarette industry has evolved in terms of technology and designing. Where is the very first generation of e-cigarettes used to be rigid and heavier and look same as a traditional cigarette, the latest generation of e-cigarettes are highly advance and comes with a temperature control device?

There are three types of e-cigarettes available in the market, namely: cigalikes, e-Gos, and mods. The modern e-cigarettes come to have a rechargeable battery.  The basic design of these electronic cigarettes includes

  • A mouthpiece
  • A cartridge
  • Heating element
  • Microprocessor
  • A battery
  • Led light

Electronic cigarettes have a liquid in them. This liquid is also known as e-juice or e- liquids.  The basic composition of these e-juice consist of:

  • Nicotine
  • Glycerine
  • Propylene glycol
  • water

Some of the e-juices does not have nicotine in them. E-cigarettes come in various flavors. Glycerine and propylene glycol together covers the 95% of e-liquid’s composition. There are more than 8000 flavors available in e-liquids.  On heating, the liquid present in a cigarette produces vapors which are inhaled by the user. Inhaling of the vapors generated by e-cigarette is also known as Vaping. It is becoming highly popular among the younger generation.