5 Differences Between Traditional Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes

5 Differences Between Traditional Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes

5 Differences Between Traditional Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes

Despite increasing evidence that e-cigarettes are replacing, rather than encouraging, the use of conventional cigarettes, they remain a contentious issue. How different are e-cigs from traditional cigarettes? In this blog post, we’ll look at five differences between cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

1) E-cigarettes do not contain any tobacco

A fundamental difference between e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes is that e-cigs do not contain any tobacco. Instead of burning tobacco to produce smoke, e-cigs work by heating the e-liquid to release vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. Depending on the vaper’s preference, the e-juice may or may not contain nicotine. In fact, Prime Vapor carries a large selection of nicotine-free, or zero-nicotine, cartridges, and vapor juice.

2) E-cigarettes emit vapor, which is less toxic than smoke

Conventional cigarettes deliver nicotine through the smoke that the user inhales. According to the American Cancer Society, there are thousands of chemicals present in cigarette smoke, 70 of which are carcinogenic, meaning that they have been found to cause cancer. E-cigarettes, on the other hand, deliver nicotine through the vapor that is released. Recent research conducted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) concluded that e-cigarette vapor is less toxic than smoke.

3) Secondhand exposure is significantly reduced with e-cigs

Smoke from combustible cigarettes is airborne for 18 to 20 minutes and, of the 7 million deaths caused by tobacco worldwide, approximately 890,000 premature deaths are the result of secondhand smoke. Vapour from electronic devices, however, is only airborne for less than 30 seconds, which means that the duration of secondhand exposure is substantially reduced with e-cigarettes.

4) Vapor and its associated smell dissipates within 30 seconds

Whether you’re a smoker or a bystander enduring the 18 to 20 minutes of secondhand smoke exposure, one of the inescapable cons of cigarettes is the smell! Nothing escapes it: hair, clothes, car, house, couch, you name it.  Fortunately, e-cigarette vapor dissipates within 30 seconds and leaves no remnants of its smell.

5) E-cigarettes cost less than traditional cigarettes

According to the American Cancer Society, the average price per pack of cigarettes in the US is $6.36. The cost of our best-seller, the Triple Mint E-Cigarette Flavor Packs, which includes five pre-filled e-cig cartridges, is just $12.95. Since each cartridge is equal to about three-quarters of a pack of cigarettes, it means that at just $2.59 per cartridge, the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes costs $3.45, which is significantly cheaper.

Those new to e-cigarettes, of course, have to purchase a starter kit, but they often come with cartridges. So, even after factoring in the price of a starter pack, e-cigarettes are still cheaper than regular cigarettes.

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