What is an electronic cigarette?

You may have a couple friends rock up at a braai or work with an electronic cigarette and wondered what its all about. electronic cigarettes are taking the world by storm and with so many different brands on the market, its no surprise many new electronic smokers do not have a clue on where to start. We hope this article will help to explain exactly what an electronic cigarette is and how you should go about purchasing one.

Electronic cigarettes got their start in China, they quickly spread to the US and Europe. They began to appear on the South African market during 2008 and have firmly entrenched themselves here as a real challenger to conventional smoking.

Electronic cigarettes are different to conventional cigarettes due to the fact that they give off a very small amount of nicotine and none of the harmful chemicals that are typically found and released when smoking a normal cigarette. Electronic cigarettes are also much cheaper than traditional smoking, it is this combination of factors that has resulted in the overnight rise of e-smoking within South Africa.

Electronic cigarettes come in many shapes and forms. With a few large companies choosing to go with a real cigarette looking device, the South African electronic cigarette leader has chosen to go with a more modern take on the electronic cigarette design.

Although there is limited evidence to suggest that electronic cigarettes help with smokers quitting, many people have moved to electronic cigarettes and have not touched cigarettes  since. This could largely be due to the convenience of the electronic cigarette, having the freedom to smoke almost wherever and whenever one wishes, as well as not creating second hand smoker for those around you.

Electronic cigarettes have become an increasingly common sight locally and abroad and are here to stay. With the number of users rising steadily, it is predicted that in the next few years, electronic cigarettes will overtake cigarettes. So why not get with the times and make the swap? If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact us.