Vaping is considered as less harmful to the health but has several side effects. Common side effects associated with vaping include; asthma, vaper’s tongue, dizziness, nausea, headache, dehydration and coughing. Vaping is the use of electronic cigars. An electronic cigar is a handheld device that’s electronically driven and stimulates the smoking feeling. The user inhales the vapor produced when the liquid is heated from an electronic cigarette to generate an aerosol. The liquid that is heated from the electronic cigar is called the e-liquid or e-juice. Flavorings, glycerine, nicotine and propylene glycol are the main constituents of the e-liquid.
Nicotine is a stimulant and an alkaloid that is found in the night shade plant family. Another function of nicotine apart from acting as a stimulant its an anti-herbivore chemical. High addiction levels of nicotine result to dependence such as physical dependence, relapse after abstinence, compulsive use, drug tolerance and psychological dependence. The uses of nicotine applies in the medical field, recreational sector and generally enhancing performance. Enhancing of performance by nicotine is done to effect alertness, cognition and focus. As a recreational drug, nicotine is consumed for its stimulative effect in products such as pipe tobacco, snuff, e-cigarettes and tobacco chewing.
Nicotine in the medical field is used in treating nicotine dependence so as to eliminate smoking. Some of the ways of administering nicotine is through dermal patches, gums, lozenges, nasal sprays among others in controlled amounts to patients. There are some adverse effects that is resulted from nicotine which includes; reinforcement disorders, risk of using other drugs, cardiovascular system failure, retardation in fetal growth and cancer.
Most people use e-cigarettes due to various reasons. Odor free, cheap, in order to quit smoking, recreational purposes, circumvent smoke free laws and policies, beliefs that vaping is healthier than smoking are some of the reason as to why most people use electronic cigarettes. In addition to the reasons as to why e-cigarettes are used, is that cannabis smokers have a new method of inhaling cannabinoids.
When cannabinoids are smoked using this equipment under low temperatures while at the same time vaporizing cannabinoids its considered safer as it produces smaller amounts of toxic substances. Catridge, mouthpiece, microprocessor, battery and heating atomizer these are the main components of an e-cigarette. The liquid is vaporized by the atomizer and the catridge is the tank to which carries the substance. Wicking material is contained in the atomizer in order to draw out liquid into the coil. The types of e-cigarettes include; eGos, bigger than cigalikes with refillable liquid tanks and mods. The cigarettes present in the market have resulted to electronic cigarette types which are basically modifications.