I did a bunch of reading before I bought my rig, and some of that reading included studies on particulates -- the liquid itself has a tiny miniscule number, comparable to FDA-approved nicotine inhalers, and the vapor has none.
As for me, I put together my own rig -- a Vision Spinner variable voltage battery, a Kanger bottom-feeder tank, and I get my juice at The Vapor Chef.
I'm vaping less nicotine than I used to smoke for the simple reason that I can take a puff or two when I feel the urge. With cigarettes, even the reservation brand was expensive enough that taking a puff or two and then tossing was a waste, and re-lit cigarettes make fresh-lit cigarettes taste like heaven.
As I've mentioned a few posts above, I did a lot of reading before I switched, mainly because I didn't want to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. The only drawback I saw was that there's a corelation between kids (wee little ones) exposed to vapor and asthma. For that reason, I only vape outdoors at home. I also don't vape in the office because I'm around a lot of sensitive electronics -- when they're already using air conditioners to reduce static discharge, it seems poor sport to vape, y'know?
I smoked for almost 20 years, and I've tried to quit half a dozen times. Failed each time. With vaporizers I switched and never looked back. They turn a deadly addiction into a tasty hobby. It's methadone with flavor.
Good point, too, and one I never thought of. When a cigarette, you tend to feel obligated to smoke the whole cigarette. With an e-cigarette (or e-pipe) you just take a drag when you feel like it. You don't just keep dragging on it until it's empty like you do a cigarette.
I never thought of that difference before. BUT every now and then I do light up a cigarette - and when I do I essentially never smoke the whole cigarette. I'm not used to that anymore. So I take a couple drags off the cigarette and snuff it out. Then maybe will light it up later for a couple drags and snuff it out again - because that's my habit with e-cigarettes.
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