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- The Electronic Cigarette -
Smoking Facts and Fiction about Artificial, Smokeless Cigarettes

The electronic cigarette is a smokeless cigarette designed to simulate the real smoking experience and reduce the effects of nicotine cravings. Marketers tell potential users of these artificial cigarettes that they can use them anywhere smoking bans are in place as there is no tobacco combustion.

They are not legal for sale in all countries.

Other names for these smokeless, artificial cigarettes:

E cigarettes
E cig
Electric Cigarettes
E smoke

They are called smokeless cigarettes because the effects of nicotine are experienced by inhaling an atomized vapor of a nicotine containing liquid and there is no tobacco combustion.

Anatomy of Smokeless Cigarettes

Electronic refers to the battery operated atomizer that creates the vapors which carry the nicotine to be inhaled. An electric current is needed to recharge the batteries.

Read the comments that site visitors have made about the electronic cigarette or make your own comments here.

Cigarette refers to the appearance of the device which is purposely designed to look and feel exactly like a paper wrapped tobacco rod right down to the cosmetic glowing LED tip which has no purpose other than to simulate the burning embers of a cigarette tip.

Explore the smoking facts about the fiction perpetuated by the e cigarette here and read about the rationale for the decision of to not endorse the e-cigarette.

Let's Discuss the Pros and Cons

The electric cigarette brings with it a lot of controversy as does the whole idea of smoking bans, laws and regulation.

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I will moderate the comments made here based on the ethical code of and will not approve advertising or links to sites promoting the sale of e cigarettes.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Does the Electronic Cigarette Create Problems for people who have difficulty breathing?  
I am concerned about the electronic cigarette and the vapors that are exhaled. Will it affect my health? I am registered disabled. I was involved …

The experiences of a heavy smoker switching to e-cigs 
I'm 72 and an unrepentant smoker. I have no intention of quitting and have never considered trying. If I ever stop, I'm afraid my toes will curl into …

Mr. Schroeder 
I quit a 25 yr chain smoking addiciton using ecigarettes. I DO NOT use nicotine, and can go a week without an ecigarette - no cravings. 99% water steam …

E Cigarette or 12 Step Program for Nicotine Addiction? 
Try a twelve step program to deal with addiction instead! E cigarettes play to the phenomena of craving by stimulating it and do not get to the core …

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by Beverly OMalley

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