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E-CIGARETTE VS. CIGARETTE: 5 IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES

 

 

An e-cigarette differs from a conventional tobacco cigarette in many ways. The biggest difference is that there is no combustion* with electronic cigarettes or e-Cigarettes. Learn the 5 most important contrasts when it comes to vaping vs. smoking

  • Combustion, ash and smoke smell
  • Enjoyment with or without tobacco
  • Different absorption of nicotine
  • Effects on health
  • Different ingredients

 

E-CIGARETTE VS. CIGARETTE #1: COMBUSTION, ASH AND SMOKE SMELL

E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco electronically in the same way as cigarettes. No, an electronic cigarette heats a liquid to 80 °C to 120 °C instead of burning it. When a cigarette burns, temperatures of up to 900 °C can occur – this is a significant difference to the e-cigarette.

That's why we don't talk about e-cigarette smoking, but about vaping! By the way: e-cigarettes are not only free of combustion products and tobacco, but also of ash and the smell of smoke.*

 

E-CIGARETTE VS. CIGARETTE #2: ENJOYMENT WITH OR WITHOUT TOBACCO

That's right, the e-liquid is completely tobacco-free*. Nevertheless, e-liquids can have a tobacco-like aroma. You have the choice between numerous flavours and nicotine strengths.
It is different with a conventional cigarette: it always contains tobacco and nicotine.

 

E-CIGARETTE VS. CIGARETTE #3: DIFFERENT NICOTINE INTAKE

Speaking of nicotine: Another point about smoking vs. vapourising concerns the absorption and effect of nicotine. Here, too, it makes a difference whether you use an e-cigarette or a cigarette. The nicotine is absorbed more slowly with e-cigarettes than with cigarettes. However, the actual amount of nicotine absorbed depends on the strength and duration of inhalation as well as the device used. The more powerful the e-cigarette, the faster the liquid evaporates and the stronger the nicotine effect. However, the European Tobacco Products Directive stipulates for all e-cigarettes that an e-liquid with nicotine must not contain more than 20 mg/ml.

 

E-CIGARETTE VS. CIGARETTE #4: IMPACT ON HEALTH

Are you unsure whether e-cigarettes are better than smoking? E-cigarettes and cigarettes both contain nicotine – a highly addictive substance - and are therefore not risk-free. But did you know that most of the harm from smoking is caused by burning tobacco and not by nicotine?

With e-cigarettes, there is no combustion,** making them a potential cigarette substitute with 99% less toxicants.*** Whether e-cigarette or cigarette, the best choice is to stop using them altogether**** or, if you're a non-smoker, not to start in the first place.

 

E-CIGARETTE VS. CIGARETTE #5: DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS

As you already know, e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco. On the other hand, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavours and distilled water are common ingredients of liquids. In addition, a liquid may contain pharmaceutical grade nicotine. A Vuse Liquid does not contain more than these 5 ingredients. A cigarette, on the other hand, always contains tobacco. Tar and carbon monoxide are also produced when a cigarette burns. With an e-cigarette, these harmful combustion products are eliminated**.

 

VAPING G VS. SMOKING AT A GLANCE

E-CIGARETTE CIGARETTE
Vaporises liquid 99% less toxicants***
Produces aerosol Produces smoke
No tobacco Tobacco
With or without nicotine With nicotine
No ash Produces ash
No smoke smell Produces smoke smell
Different flavours May contain flavours
99 % less toxicants*** Harmful combustion products

 

Despite relevant differences in the comparison "e-cigarette vs. cigarette", there are some similarities:

With Vuse, you don't have to do without the typical tobacco note. For example, choose Golden Tobacco ePod Caps or Master Blend ePen Caps with various tobacco nuances. You can also absorb nicotine when vaping. However, in a different way than when smoking. As a vaporiser, you can still enjoy the sociability of smoking with less restrictions.

Whether you prefer e-cigarettes or cigarettes is, of course, up to you. If you don't want to quit smoking and continue to use nicotine, the e-cigarette may be a better choice than continuing to smoke cigarettes.

 

* This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance.

** This does not necessarily mean that this product is less harmful than other tobacco products.

*** This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance. Comparison of smoke from a scientific standard reference cigarette (approximately 9 mg tar) and emissions from Vuse ePod, ePod 2 and ePen, in terms of the average of the 9 harmful components the World Health Organisation recommends to reduce in cigarette smoke.

**** E cigarettes are not (medical) smoking cessation products. Vuse is not a smoking cessation aid and is not intended to help smokers quit. The best alternative is to quit smoking and nicotine use altogether. Find out more about how to quit smoking at the Federal Centre for Health Education.