By:Alex Kougias

What Are E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes are electronic cigarettes that allow people to inhale an aerosol or vapor.It also contains nicotine and other substances. Unlike the original cigarettes e-cigarettes are battery powered to heat an e-liquid from a refillable cartridges. Releasing a chemical vapor (aerosol)

What Is In An E-Cigarette

In an e-cigarette there is the main component the e-liquid cartridge, and then there is the chemical nicotine that is extracted from tobacco and is mixed with the base,and may include flavoring colors and other chemicals. There are over 500 brands and 7700 flavors on the market right now. Early study's show that e-cigarettes have nicotine in them and also containing other chemicals.


Nicotine is the drug that gets you addicted to smoking. In almost every brand of cigarettes and even in e-cigarettes. Some brands claim that they are nicotine free but when really they are not. For example in 2009 the FDA tested on a brand that was nicotine free but when tested there was sines of nicotine. In 2014 there was sines of nicotine in e-cigarettes and also in 2014 there was more nicotine in e-liquid the was said on the package.

The Difference Between E-cigarettes And Cigarettes

Well first of all an actual has way more chemicals there is approximately 4000 chemicals in e-cigarettes and there are about the same amount 4000 so they are not really better than cigarettes. They both have nicotine in them and that is the chemical that gets you addicted to smoking in some e-cigarette companies there is no tar in them but not all e-cigarettes don't have tar. A reporter in the UK said that e-cigarettes are 95% better than traditional cigarettes and that they can even help people quit smoking. But most e-cigarettes have nicotine in them and that could get them addicted to "smoking".