Difference between e-cigarette and cigarette | e-cigarette vs cigarette
This page compares e-cigarette vs cigarette and mentions difference between e-cigarette and cigarette.
• Cigarette is normally used for smoking.
• It is disposable item in which tobacco burns to produce smoke.
• It contains nicotine and produces tar or ash.
• It produces carbon mono-oxide.
• It contains over 4000 chemicals, out of which 43 are known to cause cancer.
• It can give about 12 to 15 puffs.
• The inhalation process using cigarette is known as "smoking".
• E-Cigarettes are electronic devices which simulates tobacco like smoking.
• It uses e-liquids or e-juices which upon heating generates vapor which is inhaled by users. This inhalation process using e-cigarette is known as "vaping".
• It is alternative method of smoking which is less harmful compare to traditional tobacco smoking.
• There are two main types viz. disposable and rechargeable.
• E-cigarettes may or may not contain nicotine which is very harmful. Moreover it does not produce tar or ash.
• It does not produce carbon mono-oxide.
• E-Cigarettes are available in many flavors including tobacco, menthol, coffee, fruits, chocolate, spices, candy etc.
• They are manufactured by public and private companies in USA, UK, China and other parts of the world.
• It can give about 500 to 600 puffs.
• The figure depicts structure of e-cigarette. As shown it consists of atomization chamber (heats the solution in order to vaporize it), cartridge part (where e-liquids containing nicotine and propylene glycol are filled for inhalation), LED as indicator light (illuminates when inhaled), area from where vapor is generated and rechargeable lithium ion battery (lasts for 1-3 days). Vapor generated is inhaled to simulate the smoke.
Following table mentions difference between e-cigarette and cigarette with respect to various product features.
|Recommendation by doctor||NO||YES|
|Smoke anywhere||NO (restricted at public places)||YES|
|Pollutes the atmosphere||YES||NO|
|Diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, coughing||YES||NO|
|Second hand smoke||YES||NO|
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