Going Tobacco Free in Canada
Electronic cigarettes are a great ancillary for cigs because of a special liquid that is used to deliver the vapors, without old-fashioned tobacco. A special coil heats the liquid that is located inside the e-cigarette, thus creating a vapor like steam. What might look like smoke really isn’t, because these vapors are dissimilar to standard cigarettes because of the lack of additional chemicals.
According to the current laws of the land, cigarettes are obtainable by all Canadian adults. This is regardless of the fact that the scientific community has provided enormous evidence of the harm cigarettes can cause. Cigarettes have variety of harmful ingredients, such as Arsenic and other carcinogens. These chemicals have been scientifically tied to a variety of diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema.
The science is not conclusive if e-cigs are in fact harmful, but it appears that the absence of toxic chemicals typically part of average cigarettes is a benefit, especially for heavy smokers.
Others are concerned that this could making smoking appear normal again, thus increasing the appeal for teenagers. Additionally, some argue that the nicotine infused liquids are the first taste young ones have and can lead them to real cigarettes. As the debates continue to swirl, Canadians are left with little regulation to go by, so the more knowledge you have about this product the better. So to start, what is the e liquid made of?
Breaking Down E-Liquid Ingredients
E-cigs contain Canadian e-liquid, created with water, Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine. Nicotine can be added, along with a large variety of flavourings. Two of these ingredients are inert and the nicotine can be reduced or maintained depending on your particular habit. Nicotine consumption can be scaled back to overtime assist a smoker in breaking the habit.
This type of smoking puts you in the driver’s seat, while keeping down the chemical intake. While second hand smoke is also a risk for those who don’t smoke, the vapor from e-cigs has not been shown to have the same harmful effects.
Tap into your creativity and design your own unique flavour. The taste will be better that any standard cigarettes, leaving a nice aftertaste, plus you won’t be driven outside to enjoy your habit. Similar to the scents of incense, non-smokers will find it more enjoyable to be around.
Save Your Canadian Cash
As with any purchase option, it comes down to cost. The e liquid is cost-effective when compared with standard cigarettes. Buying your favorite flavours in bulk can achieve greater savings over time. With vaping, the flavour varieties are vast. Never have the same one twice, or stick to tried and true favorite. Plus, newer e-cigs allow you to carry enough e-liquid for a whole day of vaping right in your e-cig without having to carry extra liquid.
With traditional cigs, flavour options are non-existent. Plus, the cost of a pack of cigs a day for a month can surpass a month of e liquid. Look for refill e-cig cartridges or buy in bulk, so that is something to keep in mind when choosing your personal e-cigarette (more about that later).
Without ashes or old-fashioned smoke, e-cigs are an affordable alternative to cigarettes without the normal damage or offensive odors. There are several options out there for choosing an e-cigarette, so how can you make the best choice?
Match Your Needs to Your E-cig
Choosing an e-cigarette is about defining your lifestyle and which design will work best for your life. The first option is a mini, which resembles a standard cigarette in size and weight, geared for beginners. However, the mini has a shorter battery life than other e-cigs.
Mid-size models can be similar in size to a cigar, with a slightly longer battery life. They typically produce more vapor within an extended period of time. These are a quality choice for those heavier smokers who prefer an extensive vaping experience.
For experienced “vapers”, advanced personal vaporisers (APV) or mods can be a great option. APVs or mods provide a longer vapor experience, but they typically include additional parts and require more background knowledge. So how can you get that smoking sensation with e-cigs?
Vaping with E-cigs
To enjoy vaping, you need to match the vapor production, battery life and throat hit to your smoking level. The better the vapor production, the more it can mimic a real cigarette. The throat hit is the extent of the burning feeling you get when you take a drag. Battery life is critical, because heavy smokers want to enjoy the practice more frequently throughout their daily activities.
The e liquid will have the maximum effect on these two parts, so it’s important to find one that you like and that suits your needs. Take the time to do your research, so you can find out what flavours and other options will fit your requirements.
In Canada at this time, e-cigarettes are still in a regulatory gray zone, particularly on the issue of nicotine delivery. Currently, there are recommendations to regulate e cigs under the Tobacco Act, but no decision has yet been made. In the meantime, it’s important to weigh the risks and benefits of e-cigs by doing your own homework.
Overtime, you might find that you want to vape more or you want to begin the process of slowing down your nicotine. Either way, it’s important to know about all the e-cig options available to find the one that’s right for you.