electronic cigarette

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electronic cigarette

An electrical device that simulates critical aspects of cigarette smoking by producing a water-based vapour that provides the sensation, appearance, flavour and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke, without tar resulting from combusted tobacco.

electronic cigarette

(sig?a-ret', sig'a-ret?)
A cylindrical device shaped like a cigarette, which releases smokeless nicotine, heated vapor, flavorings, and other chemicals into the mouth and lungs when it is inhaled. Although the device is smokeless, it is nonetheless a health hazard.
Synonym: e-cigarette
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Typically, e-liquid in the dispensers has an insignificant amount of metal in it.
Working with participants' devices, which they brought to the researchers' lab at the Bloomberg School, the scientists tested for the presence of 15 metals in the e-liquids in the vapers' refilling dispensers, the e-liquids in their coil-containing e-cigarette tanks and in the generated aerosols.
According, Dr Lion Shahab - a senior lecturer in health psychology at the University College of London - the level of Diacetyl found in some e-liquids is actually a lot lower than in an actual cigarette.
Currently, e-liquid use is unregulated, and there are concerns about how the toxicity of the liquid may impact users.
Convincing advertising, flavored e-liquid, and "trick" or "cloud" smoking are all enticements to youth (Anonymous, 2017; AAP 2016) and can easily lead to nicotine dependence.
The synthetic nicotine is created by raw materials that are required to go through a multi-step process to turn them into the finished e-liquid.
After May 20, this will be illegal unless the e-liquid is registered as a medicine.
In May 2016, the EU implemented the updated Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which governs the manufacturing and selling of tobacco products, to include e-cigarettes and e-liquids.
They may be refilled with e-liquid or accept replaceable cartridges and have even more powerful batteries.
There is an upgrading from the 1st to 3rd generations, in features like enhanced in battery life, use of diverse atomizers with sufficient e-liquid filling capacities, innovative features such as variable voltage and/or variable wattage and temperature control.
patent for the nicotine salt e-liquid formulation used in its landmark Juul e-cigarette.