E-cigarettes is a perfect alternative for traditional cigarettes. Yes, it is an alternative. It was initially proposed to reduce the amount of addiction towards tobacco. Now-a-days many rehabilitation centres in the world have employed the mechanism in order to help the tobacco victims. However, it does give the same look and feel of the cigarettes. With e-cigs, we can choose the amount of nicotine we want to consume, the taste, flavour etc. Some e-cig brands let you purchase e-liquids with zero per cent nicotine in it. That means, a person can enjoy the feeling of smoking, but without any harmful effects to his body. There are over more than 100 varieties of eliquid flavours available in the market. E-liquids are usually sold in small bottle ranging from 5 ml to 20 ml or more.
What is e-liquid?
E-liquid or e-juice is a set of four chemicals in the e-cig. They are – nicotine, vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol and flavouring agent. The main ingredients of liquids are nicotine, propylene glycol and multifarious flavourings along with them. Nicotine is nitrogenous component which is derived from various plant extracts. It is main ingredient to cause addictive feeling within the human body. It is believed by pharmacists that people smoke because of presence of nicotine in the tobacco. It raises blood pressure, simulates nervous system and raises heartbeat. However, as everyone knows, it is not good for human body, over consumption may invite many diseases and lung disorders. The second ingredient is propylene glycol. It is the compound responsible for creating smoke and fog. It is used even during wars to create artificial smoke. It is odourless and tasteless. But, due to its ability to create smoke, it is used in e-cig to give the impression of traditional smoking.
Thirdly, it contains vegetable glycerine. Vegetable glycerine is similar to propylene glycol. Like PG, it I also odourless and upon heating it up, it creates thick smoke. It has also been derived from vegetable or plant extracts. It contains a sweet after taste. Lastly, it is the flavouring agent. Today, in the market there are more than 100 flavours available. The chemical compound Diacetyle is popularly used in the manufacturing of these flavourings
There are many eliquid flavours available in the market. The most popular among them is tobacco flavoured e-juice. Since traditional smokers like the taste of tobacco, it might be the first choice of smokers. They contain classic American tobacco flavours, dry and sweet tobacco from the east, Cuban tobacco and more flavours. Few of them are single flavoured e-juices. Single flavoured may taste like anything, for example, it may taste like, coffee, cakes, colas, fruits, wines, or any other particular taste. The good thing about these tastes is that we can choose the amount of nicotine, as well as ratio of other two chemicals. Few e-cigs contain high amount of vegetable glycerine, which makes it dry or burnt taste. It is a complicated process to attain the correct proportion. However, few companies allow people to choose their own taste of flavours.