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E Cig Liquid
If you change the the liquid in the e-cig to a non nicotine liquid don't u just have a shisha pen?
Dont understand ?: electronic cigarettes are all essentially the same. They have a heating chamber that either uses a chemical reaction or electricity to heat the contents to a level that releases the underlying substance as a vapor, generally without many of the other organic compounds ("tars") which are released when the substance is combusted (smoked). You can use any of these products with non-nicotine product. ...Read more
Can asthmatics smoke the e cig i dont smoke but i heard it helps asthma ppl put eucalyptus liquid in it is this true?
Nobody knows: There are zero studies of e-cigs, and nobody knows what they will do, even with no nicotine. Nicotine is not the cause of cancer anyway - it is the complex hydrocarbons (tars) in the smoke. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, but again, nobody really knows. The propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, will do. ...Read more
What if I use a electronic cigarette without the liquid containing irritants, is it a good idea for steam inhalation to decongest nose and lungs ?
What is it you are: Going to volatilize if you are not using the liquid provided for the e-cigarette? There are versions that essentially give you water vapor. The problem is that nobody has studied the effects of the propylene glycol that is used as a propellant, or whatever preservatives, additives, flavorings etc. That are in these. If you are not using a cartridge, am not sure you can even activate the device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mainly cosmetic: most e-cigarettes have been made to look like a cigarette, whereas "shisha pens," hookahs and other devices are often larger and don't look anything like a cigarette. However, how they work (volatalizing either a liquid form of drug like nicotine or even volatiilzing the nicotine out of tobacco or the THC/CBD out of marijuana) is the same technology in either an e-cig or another device. ...Read more
Not water vapor ones: The ones producing water vapor are not really "e-cigarettes." those have liquid nicotine which is turned into a vapor, and produce the same kind of nicotine addiction as any other cigarette. Since nobody really knows what other products are contained in the vapor yet, and there are many different brands, long term health issues are not known, though nicotine certainly can cause cardiac problems. ...Read more
Not completely known: It is likely that, when push comes to shove, ecigs will be 'safer' than smoking tobacco in any form, but that doesn't mean it is safe. You still get dependent on nicotine, it still may have effects on your heart, but likely fewer effects in terms of bronchitis/emphysema and cancer. However, the effects of the oils, flavors and additives are completely unknown at this point;many smoke with ecigs. ...Read more
No: there are no data to support any one of them being any better than the other, because they are not required to report any studies that they have done on their products. While most tobacco control experts believe that it is highly likely that e-cigs are safer than combusted cigarettes, because of the reduced "tar" products in the smoke, we cannot say it is "safe."It's effects long-term are unknown. ...Read more