What is an E-Cig?
E-Cig is the common term for an Electronic Cigarette, also known as a Personal Vaporizer.
An E-Cig consists of three basic elements:
1. The battery which powers the device.
2. The heating element or Atomizer that vaporizes the E-Liquid.
3. The E-Liquid, which is a solution that delivers the Nicotine and Flavoring.
Batteries, Atomizers, and E-Liquids all come in many forms which are discussed more on our Products Page. Working together they provide the user with an experience that realistically simulates the act of smoking. There is, however, no actual smoke involved. There is only Water Vapor. This is why it is commonly called “Vaping” instead of “Smoking”. There is no combustion, no tar, no ash, and no offensive odor. E-Cigs are not a smoking cessation device. They are an alternative to smoking.
While the long term health risk is not yet known and can not be stated as fact, initial studies, such as a study conducted by Professor Igor Burstyn of Drexel University School of Public Health, shows that E-Cig use poses no significant health risk to either users or bystanders. http://publichealth.drexel.edu/SiteData/docs/ms08/f90349264250e603/ms08.pdf
There are over 4000 chemicals involved with Smoking, such as Benzene, Ammonia, Acetone, Arsenic and Hydrogen Cyanide. At least 50 of the chemicals related to smoking tobacco are known carcinogens. There are only 3-4 chemicals involved in “Vaping”. Depending on the mix of the E-Liquid in question, those chemicals are: Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, Food Grade Flavorings, and Nicotine. None of those chemicals are known to be carcinogens.
Armadillo E-Cigs are not a smoking cessation product and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration as such. They are not intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.