Electronic cigarettes have had a lot of play in the news media lately, but a recent article in the Daily Mail is introducing its readers to the idea of top-end modifiable and customisable units, known as ‘mods’, ‘personal vaporisers’ or by the myriad names of the individual units themselves. The article (which you can read by clicking this sentence) is accompanied by a number of photos from VaporCon in the US, where vapers gathered in their thousands to show off their heavily modified e-cigs.
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Many people are worried regarding the safety of using electronic cigarettes, citing that they are as yet untested and an unknown quantity. This, however, is just not true.
Every component of the devices and every ingredient in e-liquids has been extensively tested and used over years, even decades.
Electronic cigarettes do not contain the myriad harmful substances found in the smoke produced by burning tobacco; over 3000 chemicals including benzene, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde (a common embalming fluid), chromium (a poisonous metal) and polonium-210 (a highly radioactive metal) to name but a few. None of these things are found in the vapour from e cigarettes.
Are We Heading Toward an E-Cig Ban?
The EU are in the process of reviewing their Tobacco Products Directive and they’ve included a provision for a new regulation stating any electronic cigarette (or other device, I assume) containing more than 4mg of nicotine to be classified as a medicinal device.
Electronic Cigarette Terminology and Glossary of Terms
A guide to the terms used in relation to electronic cigarettesA | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | #123... | Regulation
Every atomiser has an air hole or air path of some sort. The size of the air hole determines how tight or loose the draw will be and how much air can get to the coil to produce vapour.