Tobacco and Eliquid in the Modern World
Tobacco has stimulated the senses for quite a long time, spanning for centuries. Little innovation or technological advances, however, has made its significance to humans questionable. At the same time, progress in science and medicine made great strides through the years, and slowly collecting and proving evidences of the harmful effects of tobacco, or cigarettes in particular, on the body.
In science and technology, meanwhile, man continues to achieve unprecedented successes and progress. New products and inventions are being created by the thousands, solely for the benefit of mankind and consumers. Eliquid is one among them whose benefits to consumers are of the highest significance, bringing with it a healthy alternative to traditional cigarette smoking.
The liquid is an oily substance that serves as the main ingredient for electronic cigarettes. It is contained in a tube-like cartridge that is placed near the atomizer of the electronic cigarette. This is where the great difference between traditional cigarette and an electronic cigarette lies, in the method of processing their own ingredients to stimulate the senses. Tobacco is the main ingredient of traditional cigarette, while Eliquid is that of the electronic cigarette.
Two different processes are involved between traditional cigarette and electronic cigarette. And the resulting substance that is produced by these two processes also differs in every way.
Which Is Better, Burning or Heating?
Both the traditional cigarette and the electronic cigarette differ greatly in the processing of their main ingredients. Traditional cigarette processes its tobacco ingredient by the burning method, while electronic cigarette uses the heating method of processing its ingredient. Between the two processes, burning is a more destructive process that leaves residues, tobacco ashes. Ash is a telltale sign of destruction.
While in heating, the ingredient is transformed into watery vapors without any residue that is left, except for an empty cartridge after all the liquid is consumed.
Which Is Better, Steaming or Smoking?
Another notable difference between the two processes is that, burning produces smoke while heating produces steam. These two are very much different and can have different effects; smoke is more detrimental to the health and the environment. Steam is more environmentally friendly and does not have any harmful effect on the body. Steam contains only water vapors, while smoke contains harmful substances like carbon monoxide. The latter is very toxic for human at certain level. Burnt tobacco in a stick of traditional cigarette may not contain a dangerously level of carbon monoxide toxicity, but still, the poisonous gas is ever present for every traditional cigarette that is smoked.
The basic substances found in every eliquid solution are certified by the US Food and Drug Administration to be generally safe for human consumption.
Primary is vegetable glycerin, this oily fluid is organic in nature. They are oil extracted by the process of hydrolysis and dilution from the fatty acids of coconut oil, palm oil or soya oil.
Propylene glycol is used to imitate the smoke like appearance of the steam generated in the vaporizing of the solution. Just like the fog created by a machine for theatrical effects. It may be petrol based compound but is widely used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Nicotine is added in most varieties of the solution that are preferred by consumers who have addiction to the substance. It is mixed in controlled amount that range from a low 0.06 mg to as high as 0.24 mg. Nicotine free solutions are also available.
Flavorings with fruity taste are also added to stimulate the sense of taste giving the solution a variety of different stimulants for the taste buds. Thus, it gives a different kind of boost to the sense of taste every time it is steamed.
Would you rather go for eliquid steaming or stay with tobacco smoking?