With the advent of technology, many brands of electronic cigarettes have emerged. Electronic cigarettes can also be known as e-cigs and are handheld devices (often designed to look like regular cigarettes) that act like cigarettes, by heating up an e-liquid in order to generate vapor. The liquid used by e-cigarettes is also known as e-juice, and is made of flavoring, nicotine, glycerine, and propylene glycol, but there are on the market e-liquids that do not contain nicotine.
As many companies have joined the electronic cigarette market, a large number of devices have appeared, ranging from simple disposable e-cigs that try to emulate the look of cigarettes, to more sophisticated devices that produce a bigger amount of vapor, depending on the user’s preference. Many stores have opened that are specifically dedicated to vaping or offer a large selection of products that are related to it. A vape store denver co, for example, offers everything from e-juice to e-pens to vaporizers (including tobacco-related products)
As with any purchase, some research is necessary in order to make sure you acquire the best product suited to your needs. Different products offer different benefits, so it’s best if you read into a product and make sure you understand all its details in order to make a confident purchase. Some e-cigs are more suited for ‘beginners’, who aren’t sure if vaping is for them and don’t want to make a big investment, while other devices are more advanced and offer a bigger throat hit, for someone who is accustomed with e-cigs or is a long-time smoker who wants to get their fix. As far as e-liquid goes, in 2014, there were approximately 8,000 e-liquid flavors on the market, so you have a huge pool of products from which you can pick something you might like.
The usage of e-cigs has been growing constantly ever since they were introduced on the market in 2004. By 2013, millions of people worldwide were using the devices, as the popularity of electronic cigarettes grew in a relatively short amount of time.
The main reason given by people who use e-cigs is the attempt to stop or reduce tobacco consumption. Among other reasons given by users is the belief that they are less harmful than regular tobacco, are cheaper than tobacco, or they simply like the flavoring. Most people who vape are either smokers or are actively trying to quit smoking, and while the number of e-cigs users who have never smoked is low, it is on the rise.
According to studies, in 2015 in the United Kingdom, approximately 18% of smokers were using e-cigarettes, and 59% of them declared that they have at least tried them. In the United States however, in 2014, 12.6% of adults have used an electronic cigarette at least once. Another part of the world where vaping is relatively popular is France, where between 1.1 to 1.9 million citizens use e-cigs daily, and between 7.7 and 9.2 million people have at least tried the device at one point.