Lately, the use of e-cigarettes has been on the rise, and more people are turning to “vaping” as an alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes have a lot going for them, since they are reusable and are relatively harmless compared to traditional cigarettes and their infamous side effects. While they are used similarly to normal cigarettes in that users only need to puff on them, e-cigarettes have features that first-time users need to be aware of. Continue reading
E-liquid consists of three ingredients. The nicotine provides the kick notable of cigarettes, the flavouring adds the excitement in vaping, and a diluent ensures the balance between strength and flavour. You may be familiar with the nicotine and flavouring, but what purpose does the diluent serve?
By definition, a diluent is an agent added to a substance to help liquid flow faster than normal rate by making it thinner. Petroleum pipelines need diluents to easily transport crude oil across the length of the pipeline from rig to refinery. Without them, pipeline pumps have to exert force just to make the thick crude oil move (even if lighter hydrocarbons in the oil are also diluents themselves). Continue reading
The cigarette you hold between your fingers hasn’t changed much since James Bonsack invented the cigarette-making machine in 1881. These days though, you’ll see more and more people puffing e-cigarettes instead of the standard rollups—and for good reason. While “e-cigs” (as they’re fondly called by patrons) contain nicotine, they don’t have carbon dioxide or tar like normal cigarettes do, making them a healthier alternative. Continue reading
E-cigarettes are widely believed to be relatively safe. However, e-cigarette smokers have to apply caution in the use of these devices. U.K. fire chiefs suggest using only components in the e-cigarette kit and to charge the unit based on the kit’s specific instructions. These professionals also suggest attending to the unit when charging rather than leaving it alone. Continue reading
One of the biggest problems with cigarettes is that it results in plenty of litter in the form of cigarette butts. That said, e-cigarettes are a less wasteful alternative that you can use over and over again, provided you know how to handle and care for them. Here are three tips. Continue reading