Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?
The most dangerous part of smoking is related to the actual burning of tobacco. There are more than 4,020 chemicals generally found in cigarette smoke. More than 69 of these are known to cause cancer. To name a few: Ammonia, Arsenic, Benzene, Butane, Carbon monoxide, Cadmium, Cyanide, DDT, Lead, Formaldehyde, Naphthalene… and the list goes on! As a cigarette is smoked, the amount of tar inhaled into the lungs increases, and the last puff contains more than twice as much tar as the first puff. Tar is a mixture of substances that together form a sticky mass in the lungs gradually blocking the airways. Most of the chemicals inhaled in cigarette smoke stay in the lungs. The more you inhale, the better it feels and the greater the risk to your lungs. E-Cigarettes however do not burn and they do not contain any tar. Vaping an electronic cigarette may not be the same as taking a breath of fresh air, but it’s much safer than smoking!
How long will a cartridge last?
That depends on the cartridge brand and your usage patterns. Some users will go through 1 or less cartridge a day, while others will go through 2 or even 3 a day. One cartridge is roughly equivalent to half a pack or three quarters of a pack (10-15 cigarettes), of regular tobacco cigarettes.
How often do I need to recharge the battery, and how long does it take to recharge fully?
Typically it takes about 3 to 5 hours to fully recharge the battery depending on its size. The frequency of recharging your e-cigarette battery will depend on how often you inhale, but generally one battery will last through one cartridge, or the equivalent of 10-15 cigarettes. For someone who is used to smoking a full pack of cigarettes or more per day, may we suggest keeping a spare battery handy just in case.
What is propylene glycol and is it safe?
Propylene glycol is an organic compound that is both colorless and odorless. It has been rated as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA for use in food, cosmetics and medicines. It is metabolized by your body and therefore it does not stick to your lungs like tar. Quality e-cigarette brands like V2 Cigs regularly test their nicotine e-liquid cartridges for contaminants or any dangerous substances.
How do the ingredients in a E-Cigarette compare to a traditional tobacco cigarette?
The E-Cigarette contains ingredients you can count on your fingers: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine, tobacco flavoring, along with other natural and artificial flavors.
See the complete list of tobacco cigarette ingredients here.
Do I need to turn my E-Cigarette off when not in use?
No, the device is automatic and the battery is used only when you inhale.
Is it legal to smoke anywhere I want?
Technically, Yes. Because the E-Cigarette does not generate any real smoke, nor flame, it is safe and legal to use everywhere. It is not subject to fire codes, secondhand smoke laws or smoking prohibitions of any kind. You can even smoke this device on an airplane if you choose (some airlines may prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on flights). You may have to patiently explain what a e-cigarette is to those who have never seen one before.
Is a E-Cigarette really like my cigarette in terms of taste and smell?
E-Cigarettes recreate the smoking experience as much as possible with a variety of simulated flavors, such as tobacco, menthol, coffee, etc. However unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes have no lingering odors.
Can I save money by switching to an E-Cigarette?
Most definitely! E-cigarettes will save about 65% of the cost of tobacco cigarettes. It has been reported that heavy smokers save as much as two thousand dollars over a year’s worth of electronic cigarette use.
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