Frequently Asked Questions

What is an electronic cigarette? 

- An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that vaporizes a flavored liquid. The user inhales the vapor. Using e-cigarettes is often called vaping. The fluid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, is usually made of nicotinepropylene glycolglycerine, and flavourings.

Electronic cigarettes are also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, EC, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS),personal vaporizers, or PVs. They are handheld devices, often made to look like conventional cigarettes, and used in a similar way. E-liquid or juice are names for the flavored solution that goes inside the e-cigarette. An aerosol, or vapor, is produced by heating the e-liquid. Irish public health discussions refer to NMNDS ("non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems").


How does an electronic cigarette works?

-  When the user pushes a button, or (in some variations) activates a pressure sensor by inhaling, the heating element atomizes the liquid solution. The e-liquid reaches a temperature of roughly 100-250 °C within a chamber to create an aerosolized vapour, which the user then inhales, rather than cigarette smoke. The aerosol provides a flavor and feel similar to tobacco smoking


How does an electronic cigarette helps? 

Tobacco harm reduction (THR) is replacing tobacco cigarettes with lower risk products to reduce death and disease. THR has been controversial out of fear that tobacco companies cannot be trusted to make products that will reduce this risk. E-cigarettes can reduce smokers' exposure to carcinogens and other toxic substances found in tobacco.
Tobacco smoke contains 100 known carcinogens, and 900 potentially cancer causing chemicals, none of which has been found in more than trace quantities in e-cigarette vapour. While e-cigarettes cannot be considered "safe" because there is no safe level for carcinogens, they are doubtless safer than tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes are not dangerous enough to warrant serious public health concerns given the known risks of conventional cigarettes.