- Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 22:17
- Written by Super User
e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) is an Alternative way to kick the habit
The Vape Hut newest location beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach.
By: Candace Lookingbill
Bridgette and Billie Norris started selling e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) on a limited basis in their store about four years ago. They wanted to stop smoking and heard about them, so thought they would try it. They added a few kits to sell in the computer store, and the business grew into the Vape Hut. We all know that smoking cigarettes is supposed to be bad for your health. Many restaurants and bars no longer allow smoking inside along with other types of businesses.
This is where the e-cigarettes come in. An e-cigarette is the first real option people had who wanted to quit smoking but it gave them that same experience or action of actually smoking. Most people who smoke, smoking became a lifestyle that of a routine or habit, which makes it very hard to stop. The e-cigarette is like a personal vaporizer. It is an electronic inhaler that vaporizes a liquid solution into an aerosol mist, simulating the act of tobacco smoking.
It drops the carcinogens because it is not real smoke and does not bother the people around you, but you still get the feeling of smoking and have that action of smoking.
An e-cigarette contains three essential components, a plastic cartridge that serves as a mouthpiece and a reservoir for the liquid, an atomizer that vaporizes the liquid and a battery. The cartridge, a small plastic, glass or metal container with openings at each end, serves as both a liquid reservoir and mouthpiece. It allows the passage of liquid into the atomizer, and vapor from the atomizer to the user’s mouth, without any leakage of liquid into the mouth. Some cartridges can have the same number of puffs as 20 cigarettes.
The atomizer contains a small heating coil that vaporizes the liquid, and generally consists of a simple filament and wicking metal mesh or silica wick to draw the liquid in. It is positioned in the center of the three components that make up the entire e-cigarette cylinder. In some models, the cartridge and atomizer component are integrated into what is known as a cartomizer.
The term cartomizer describes the combination of atomizer and cartridge in the same unit. A cartomizer consists of a heating element surrounded by a poly-foam soaked in the liquid. When the cartomizer has been used it can simply be disposed of and replaced with a new one.