What is in E Cigarette?
Although each electronic cigarette company has its own proprietary approach to production, common features found in most e cigarettes are as follows:
While many e cigarette companies have these three elements of an vapor cigarette as three different components, this technology is outdated. A two piece unit, that uses the advancement of the integrated atomizer (combining the atomizer with the cartridge), provides a much more satisfactory e cig experience.
The atomizer is an important component in a electronic cigarette and has the potential, if not properly constructed, to cause harm to the user. The atomizer is the element that heats the liquid mixture to a temperature where it vaporizes, thus simulating smoke. Most e cig companies use nickel netting as a coating for the atomizer. Not only is this an outdated technology, but it also has the potential to lead to a great deal of harm. Nickel netting, when used under extreme heat, degrades and breaks apart at the molecular level. Microscopic pieces of nickel are then inhaled by the vapor cigarette user. Not only does this create a metallic taste, but nickel can enter the lungs of the consumer.
The liquid mixture of an e cig is also a critical element. Ensuring the safety and satisfaction of an electronic cigarette user starts by having the purest nicotine and the highest quality essence, mixed with a base that will produce vapor that is safe and fulfilling. However, there is danger in this as well.
Most electronic cigarette companies use propylene glycol as a base. While the FDA has deemed that propylene glycol is safe for use, diethylene glycol commonly contaminates it in e cigarettes.
Is their really Antifreeze in some E Cigarettes?
On purpose, no.
The confusion and concern over the presence of antifreeze in the liquid mixture of electronic cigarettes stems from the use of propylene glycol as a base. While propylene glycol itself has been deemed as safe by the FDA, it is commonly contaminated with diethylene glycol, which is also found in antifreeze.
The problem lies in poor quality control. Many electronic cigarette factories have failed tests on multiple occasions for the presence of diethylene glycol in their liquid mixtures. With the cuts that most e cigarette companies have implemented in quality control, this problem can only get worse.
What is Diethylene Glycol in some E Cigs?
Diethylene glycol is a common contaminant of propylene glycol, which is the industry standard for the base of the liquid mixture that is vaporized.
With quality control issues within the electronic cigarette industry, the only way to be absolutely sure that your electronic cigarette does not contain diethylene glycol is to find a company that does not use propylene glycol at all.
Vegetable glycol is much safer, more satisfying alternative to propylene glycol. There is no possibility of contamination from diethylene glycol and no potential for the allergic reaction that sometimes accompanies propylene glycol.
What is Nickel Netting in Electronic Cigarettes?
Nickel netting has been the industry standard in the construction of atomizers. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that nickel netting has the potential to be hazardous. When it is exposed to prolonged periods of heat, the nickel begins to break down at the molecular level. Then, when the user inhales the vapor, they could potentially inadvertently be inhaling microscopic bits of nickel. This issue is compounded by the fact that the atomizers of most electronic cigarettes are designed to last for a very long period of time.
Ceramics and inorganic fibers have recently replaced the use of nickel netting as it is safer and is much more technologically advanced. Unfortunately, there are very few electronic cigarette companies that have spent the time in research and development in order to properly implement this new technology.
Can we really trust E Cigarette Manufacturing?
You can trust e cigarette manufacturing as far as you can trust the company that is producing the electronic cigarette.
Many e cigarette companies have cut back on their quality control measures and the purity of their ingredients to further increase their profit margins. This means that more and more contaminants could potentially be harmful to user. Electronic cigarette companies have frequently failed in quality control check, especially when it comes to the presence of contaminants in their liquid mixtures.
When choosing an electronic cigarette company, it is important to choose a company that puts people before profits and has invested time, energy and money into technology and quality control. E cigarettes are a consumable. They produce a vapor that goes in to your body. The manufacturing process needs to be one that you can rely on.