How Do You Get Your Nicotine? I’m sure You Have Thought About The Electronic Cigarette.
Tobacco cigarettes have come under scrutiny and heavy criticism for several decades now, and over the years many alternative nicotine delivery systems were perfected. Smokers bent on quitting can choose from a skin patch, nasal spray, chewing gum, or inhaler, alone or in combinations. Although those methods do indeed deliver nicotine effectively, they lack any charm whatsoever and, sadly, hover between 10% and 20% effective when users are measured one year after using their chosen stop-smoking product. In other words, 80% to 90% of people who use these alternative nicotine delivery systems start smoking tobacco cigarettes again within the first year.
When electronic cigarettes were invented in China, and released on the market in 1995, they were the most ‘cigarette-like’ alternative nicotine delivery system ever developed, which is still true.
And although the US government and medical associations refuse to officially proclaim electronic cigarettes as an approved smoking cessation device, the fact is they deliver nicotine in a manner that people thoroughly enjoy, to the point that they willingly give up tobacco cigarettes entirely. Wearing a skin patch has no tactile or oral component to deliver pleasure along with the nicotine. More than likely, anyone who has tried nicotine nasal spray or an inhaler would say the same thing. Those activities lack luster to say the least. Chewing gum has the element of fun to some extent, but nothing comes close to the oral and tactile sensation of an electronic cigarette producing water vapor that simulates tobacco smoke and provides a throat hit and a nicotine fix. The e cigarette experience is not the same as smoking a traditional cigarette, but it comes closer than any other nicotine delivery system by far.
In addition, e cigarette liquid containing nicotine is available in various strengths, so anyone who uses an e cigarette can make a personal choice to consume more or less nicotine, even on a daily basis, each time he or she ‘lights up.’ Even though there’s no combustion involved, e cigarettes usually have lighted tips, so the old phrase still works! But it’s called vaping, not smoking, because the flavored nicotine liquid is vaporized in a tiny atomizer when the user takes a drag and air flows through the unit. The joys of vaping are many, because nicotine delivery has never been so delicious. Literally thousands of e cigarette liquid flavors are available if tobacco or menthol flavor lose their appeal. Or, fruit, food, dessert and liquor flavors can be mixed in to please anyone’s personal preferences, anytime. All in all, electronic cigarettes far eclipse any other alternative nicotine delivery system on the market today.