Is the electronic cigarette safe? (Click Here to see full study Report by Health New Zealand)
The e-cigarette contains water, propylene glycol, nicotine, a scent that emulates a tobacco flavour and a membrane to suspend the ingredients. The e-cigarette has been extensively tested and the cartridges have been toxicological tested. None of the ingredients are considered cancer-causing agents. The product also holds CE & RoHS certifications. Compared to traditional cigarettes and cigars, the e-cigarette is infinitely safer.
What is propylene glycol?
Propylene Glycol is a food additive found in many foods we eat today. It is used in food colouring, flavoring and also used to keep food, medicines and cosmetics moist. It is considered as generally safe and it is the element in our product that helps to create the vapor that simulates smoke. Its is the same chemical used in stage smoke.
What is a cartridge?
The e-cigarette cartridge contains the nicotine dilution. It comes in various strengths: high, medium, low and zero nicotine. The cartridges come in a standard flavour which is tobacco, but we also offer a range of different flavours such as mint, apple, coffee, caramel, cola and more.
How long does a cartridge last?
A cartridge will last between 65 to 85 inhalations, approximately 4 to 6 cigarettes depending on the inhalation size of the user.
When do I replace the cartridge?
We recommend you replace the cartridge when the vapour released by your e-cigarette decreases. This is often an indication that the nicotine dilution within the cartridge is running out. We also recommend you recharge the battery if necessary.
Can I inhale two much nicotine?
If you inhale for more than 5 seconds the device will flash 5 times to warn you, when you have inhaled 15 times the device light will flash 5 times to warn you. 15 inhalations is equivalent to one normal cigarette.
What is the smoke that is released?
The vapour like smoke that is released is simply condensation that evaporates into the air within seconds, not unlike the functioning of a humidifier. The e-cigarette leaves no visual residue in the air, where traditional smoking can leave an unsightly, acrid cloud known to irritate eyes and bother people’s senses.
What does it taste like?
The taste of the e-cigarette resembles that of tobacco, but feels much smoother and cleaner as there are none of the impurities associated with real tobacco. We are also launching a number of new flavours as well.
Can the e-cigarette be used anywhere?
The e-cigarette does not release smoke but a harmless vapour so it can be used in public areas, restaurants and offices where smoking is prohibited; however do not be surprised when people ask about you smoking the e-cigarette. To the casual observer, using the device creates the appearance of traditional smoking. Users report that simply explaining to others how it works, usually creates acceptance for using the product anywhere. It is always good practice to establish whether the owner of the building or business will allow e-smoking in thier place.
Can any one use the device?
No, the device my not be sold to those under 18. It is not intended to be used by pregnant women and those that are sensitive to nicotine.
How do I turn the e-cigarette on?
There is no on or off switch on the e-cigarette it is automatic, the device activates when the user draws on the e-cigarette and switches off when not in use.
How long does the battery last?
The battery will last between 200 and 250 inhalations, which is approximately 13 to 17 cigarettes, a spare battery is provided for in the starter pack and extra batteries can be order from us should you require it.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
Initial charging takes 8hrs there after charging takes 3 to 4 hours.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes we offer a 3 month manufactures warranty against faulty workmanship and defective components. This excludes the Cartomizer as they are disposable but refillable.
What are peoples main reason for using e-cigarettes?
Most people who smoke, smoke because they enjoy the tactile, emotional and physical sensations. The electronic cigarette provides all those same pleasures, but without all the problems commonly associated with traditional smoking. The leading reasons people use e-cigarettes include: reduced health risk; freedom to smoke in most places; social inclusion versus isolation; no first or second hand smoke; virtually odourless; non-flammable, convenient and lower cost than traditional smoking when using fluid to refill cartridges.
Can pregnant women use the electronic cigarette?
We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about whether or not it is safe to smoke electronic cigarettes during pregnancy. We are by no means experts on expectant mothers and pregnancy but the answer to this question is an obvious “NO.” Anything a pregnant woman ingests into her body travels to the baby via the umbilical cord including the chemicals found in cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. As you know, nicotine is an extremely powerful and addictive chemical. If an unborn child is exposed to nicotine it stands the chance to experience withdrawal symptoms after being born as well as a multitude of other problems. The chances of birth defects and other complications are increased if the expectant mother drinks, smokes, or ingests other toxic chemicals during pregnancy. Pregnant mothers who smoke even run the risk of losing their baby.
Under No Circumstances Should You Smoke Electronic or Any Cigarettes While Pregnant or Nursing
If you are a pregnant mother who is currently struggling with quitting smoking we encourage you to read this informative article from the American Lung Association. It is full of great information on what you can do to avoid smoking during pregnancy.
Mothering.com has a comprehensive list of other things to avoid while pregnant as well:
Good luck and remember to always think about your baby’s best interests so they can live a happy and healthy life!