We could define the Electronic Cigarette as an innovative product, that uses a rechargeable battery and a heating unit called an atomizer and which, used together with an e-liquid, produces steam, giving vapers similar sensations to smoking, and optionally providing nicotine at varying levels.
The electronic cigarette is proposed as an alternative for reducing the damages of traditional tobacco cigarettes, offering the vaping people the pleasurable sensations of smoking but without carbon monoxide, tar, ammonia or all other harmful and carcinogenic products from combustion of tobacco and paper.
Although, in the beginning, most electronic cigarettes were designed to resemble real cigarettes, the current trend tends toward more practical vapers with larger batteries and more autonomy, as well as larger atomizers with more features and that may contain larger amounts of e-liquid.
The objective of the electronic cigarette is to eliminate most of the harmful compounds that traditional cigarettes provide and offer to vapers a safer alternative to smoking.
Generally, the use of electronic cigarettes can help smokers reduce the use of analogue cigarettes and control and gradually reduce the amount of nicotine administered.
It is important to know how an electronic cigarette works in order to realize how easy it is to handle it and to be able to intuitively solve any problem that may arise during its use.
The operation of an electronic cigarette is very simple:
In this great video we can see the internal functioning of a basic electronic cigarette: