MabutiAudrey Maye MabutiKathryne GarganoENG102-104410 Dec 2015We Get It, You Vape Today in the world, there are 1.1 billion tobacco users in the world, and this amount is expected to increase to about 1.6 billion over the next twenty years. In 1880, a man named JamesBuchanan Duke, son of a tobacco company owner decided to specialize in hand rolled tobacco and sold about 4 billion of them by the year 1900. The first electronic cigarette was developed in Beijing, China by pharmacist named Hon Lik, and was introduced to the US between 2006 and 2007. An electronic cigarette, also called e-cigarette, is basically a battery-powered vaporizer that stimulates the feeling of smoking without burning tobacco. It allows the user to inhale vaporthat contains an addictive substance called nicotine and other substances, this product is becoming very popular in our society today. Unlike conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are battery operated and use a heating element to heat the liquid that release vapor instead of conventional cigarette smoke. Their liquid, or others would call juice; vary from many different flavors such as Melona, Orange Creamsicle, Bubble Gum, Milk Tea, Cotton Candy, and etc.Though electronic cigarettes have not been around as long as tobacco and conventional cigarettes, in the short amount of time that they have been around, they have showed to have more beneficial; electronic cigarettes are the safer and healthier option, and are found to be muchcheaper in the long run in comparison to conventional cigarettes.1
MabutiA major key factor that makes conventional cigarettes different from electronic cigarettesis Tobacco. When tobacco is burned, it releases this toxic chemical residue called Tar, and it is present in all conventional cigarettes. When in its condensed form it is a brown sticky substance that damages smokers’ lungs and causes lung or throat cancer, it is also responsible for causing yellowing of the teeth. Not all tar from conventional cigarettes remains in the lungs, some could be coughed up and some would be exhaled when you breathe the smoke out. But for the tar that remains in the lungs, it gets absorbed into the lungs and causes the lung cells to die. Tar is present in all conventional cigarettes. Tar can cause immediate health effects from damage to thelungs, symptoms may include coughing and shortness of the breath.