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Electronic cigarettes are the smokeless alternative to traditional cigarettes. Although they're not a new invention, their popularity has quickly increased due to the fact that ecigarettes offer convenience for both smokers and non-smokers. They don't smell, hence are allowed to use in most enclosed areas. But that’s not all. Let’s see how much you really know about e-cigarettes.


  • What most vapers are probably unaware of is that the first known person on record to have the idea for an electronic smoking device was Herbert A. Gilbert. In 1963, he filed a patent for this type of product, being entirely ahead of his time in more ways than one. 


  • E-cigarette laws vary worldwide. For example, ecigs are banned in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia. Australia, Belgium, Denmark and France partially permit the use of e-cigarettes, while in Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy and European Union countries the use of these devices is permitted.


  • E-cigarettes do not stiffen the arteries. Greek researchers from the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center compared the impact of e-cigs versus burners (traditional cigarettes) on heart function and found that two tobacco cigarettes will stiffen the aorta, where ecigs made no difference to the aorta.


  • The term vaping comes from the act of inhaling the vapour from heated liquid inside the e cigarettes (since vaping isn't exactly smoking).


  • E-liquid has not averse effects on heart. Scientists from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health studied the impact of e-liquids on heart cells. 20 different e-liquids were tested and the results showed that vapour had no negative effect on cardiac cells.


  • E-cigarettes are an effective way of stopping smoking and inhibiting relapse. A team from the University of Geneva joined forces with University of Auckland researchers to study the impact of e-cigs on ex-smokers. The conclusion was that e-cigarettes could prevent former smokers from relapsing into the habit again, and they could effectively provide succor to current smokers to kick the habit.


  • Second-hand vapour does not pose health risks. A group of French scientists established that vapour dissipates within 11 seconds on average. Cigarette smoke on the other hand, takes about 20 minutes on average! The consensus was that second-hand exposure to e-cig vapour poses no public risk.