Introducing the E-Cigarette
Smokers who are trying hard to give up the dangerous habit now have the option of a new nicotine replacement therapy that gives them the experience and satisfaction of smoking without the harmful chemicals, the offensive odors and the humiliating sense of becoming social pariahs. The "burning" question, though, is the disposal of e-cigarette cartridges.
The E-cigarette is controversial because there aren't enough conclusive tests regarding its longterm safety, but users agree that it is the best aid they've tried in efforts to wean from their dependence on the so-called cancer stick.
The e-cigarette usually comes in three parts: the battery, the atomizer and the cartridge. The lithium ion battery looks like the part of the cigarette that contains the tobacco. The atomizer nestles between the battery and the cartridge that contains an absorbent material soaked in e-juice--the liquid nicotine solution. The cartridge is made to look like the filter of a cigarette and fits neatly into the atomizer.
When a smoker pulls on the cartridge, the e-juice reacts with the heat created by the atomizer, and with the help of energy from the battery produces steam. This steam mixes with the e-juice and enters the smoker's mouth as smoke, giving them the simulated feeling of pulling on a normal cigarette. Most e-cigarettes also have a light at the end of the battery that "smoulders" just as the tip of a cigarette would, giving the smoker the additional psychological crutch of the visual "feel" of an actual cigarette.