1. What is an Electronic Cigarette?
The electronic cigarette was invented by chinese pharmacist Hon Lik in 2004 as an “alternative to smoking cigarettes“. Also know as e-Cigarettes, e-cigs or Vaporisers are a battery powered devices which vaporise a liquid containing safe ingredients such as, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine and food flavours, which are commonly found in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.
The exhaled vapour is odourless, harmless to bystanders and it does not release carbon, toxins and chemicals to the environment.
Countries like UK, consider e-cigarette as a “Harm minimisation” device, reason why the Royal Collage of Physicians encourage smokers to try e-cigarettes.