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The electrical cigarette:
How you can stop smoking with LEDs? Briefly said, only with LEDs alone this will not function;) LEDs are however an important component to imitate a real cigarette consisting of tasting to let glowing and tasting.
Health advantages of the E-cigarette compared with tobacco a cigarette:
Instead of burning tobacco, were numerous carcinogenic materials develop, the E-cigarette functions without burning. The employments filled with liquid do not produce smoke, but an aromatized water vapour.
So the health danger by the tobacco smoke drops, which contains still so approx. 4,000 substances beside nicotine, of which 70 classified as poisonous and carcinogenically. Thus that reads pharmakologischen appraisals of the university in Graz.
A report of the Health new Zealand Ltd. it showed that the E-cigarette contains 150 times of fewer Nitrosamine. Only 8 parts per billion, compared to 1200 parts/billion of normal cigarettes and also no Carbon monoxide arises.
Likewise in Austria the toxicologist and Pharmakologe O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Mayer provided an appraisal to the E-cigarette, in which he recommends her expressly for curing and in the comparison to the conventional cigarette as less injurious to health. Therefore a clear reduction of the cancer risk can be accepted.
How a E Cigarette works
The E-cigarette consists of 4 components:
The liquid depot
The power pack
The liquid depot of an E-Cigarette:
It can, but alos does not have to contain nicotine. The flavour materials are available in over 60 different tastes (tobacco, chocolate, coffee taste). With the e cigarette with atomising and/or evaporation is produced by sucking at the mouthpiece in the cigarette air flow. With the help of inserted electronics thereby nicotine or only the taste material is sputtered and can be inhale in such a way. One can however just keep the " smoke" only in the mouthas as a cigar and enjoy the flavour without inhale. The liquid depot is in the mouthpiece of the E-cigarette and consists of a fleece material, which takes up and stores the flavour fluid. If necessary the fleece material gives off the flavour fluid over the fine capillary to the evaporator unit to the evaporation. Finished nicotine depots are separately packed, ordered each filling over a new mouthpiece. The more economical solution is the refilling of the depots (self filler depots)
The ingredients of the Liquids of the E-cigarette:
There are depots with different nicotine content however evenly also without nicotine. A depot is enough for approximately 300 courses, corresponds in for instance the consumption of a packing of 20-25 conventional cigarettes.
The flavour fluid and/or liquid contains ingredients that were used long time in the food production:
* Propylenglycol (1,2-Propandiol) is a clear, colorless, almost odorless and strongly hygroscopic liquid. It is used for example with the production of chewing rubber and tooth paste and since newest even as fodder additive for milk cows. It is certified in the European Union as food additive and carries also the designation E 1520. Propylene glycol is toxicological harmless. The antimicrobial effectiveness makes an employment of further preservatives redundant. The flavour fluid contains to approximately 90% Propylenglycol. Apart from the characteristic very important for electrical cigarettes to bind flavour materials this substance is responsible for the “smoke” the eZigarette. Propylenglycol finds also in professional nebula machines application. The additive of propylene glycol is to be rated from there with present level of knowledge as toxicological irrelevant. (Appraisals of O. Univ. - Professor Dr. Bernd Mayer Institut for pharmaceutical sciences pharmacology and toxicology)
* Glycerin (Glycerol, also glycerin) is the simplest form of a so-called trivalent alcohol. Glycerin is at ambient temperature color and odorless, viscose rayon and hygroscopic liquid, which taste süßlich. As food additive Glycerin finds as damp retaining means, approximately with Datteln or chewing rubber application. Here the Triol carries the designation E 422. In an electrical cigarette the main function of Glycerin is to give to the Propylenglycol fog more stability. By Glycerin the “smoke” does not evaporate eZigarette so fast.
* Ethanol is a colorless, easily inflammatory liquid with characteristic, spicy smell. Colloquially it is called alcohol. Admits is ethanol particularly as drinking alcohol, to that as portion in luxuries (e.g. Wine, beer, Likör is classified).
The today's E-cigarettes, became already much smaller and better in the taste, than in this contribution one shows
* Nicotine is an alkaloid, which predominantly occurs in the tobacco plant. Pure nicotine is at room temperature a colorless, oily liquid, which colors itself rapidly brown at air. Nicotine is a drug and a nerve poison. Warning references: The purchase and the use of the E-cigarette are certain only for persons starting from 18 years. NOTE: Nicotine is harmful for heart, blood pressure and heart wreath/ring containers. Liquids with nicotine as well as all other forms of the nicotine substitution are not suitable for young people among 18 years, pregnant woman, nonsmoker and persons with cardiovascular illnesses. In cases of doubt you ask please your physician or pharmacist. Keep the depots/cartridges and/or Liquids absolutely unattainablly for children.
No tar, no condensate: The smoke of normal cigarettes contains over 12.000 chemical compounds, of it approx. 200, as poisonous and at least 70, which are classified as carcinogenic. These materials develop with the burn of tobacco. The straight tar particles, which develop when burning conventional cigarettes, transport the numerous poison materials, which likewise result from the burn, into the human body. Since with the electrical cigarette only the above mentioned ingredients become evaporated (and not burned), no conversion products and/or toxic connections develop.
The steam of electrical cigarettes contains in particular no tar, no condensates, no prussic acid and no formaldehyde, like with a tobacco cigarette.
The evaporator of an E-Cigarette:
In the evaporator of an electrical cigarette a heating spiral with each course is set under river. Over this heating spiral a fine wire mesh is put, which full-sucks itself with the flavour liquid from the depot. By evaporation (Vaporisierung) an aerosol (steam) is produced, which one inhales as when conventional tobacco smoking. This steam is aromatized and can be enriched with differently strong portions of nicotine.
The heating helix current is switched on and off by a special electromagnetic negative pressure switch, which is steered by air flow sensor.
Die Heizwendel erhitzt das Liquid, das u.a. “Propylenglykol” enthält. Diese für den Menschen ungefährliche Substanz ist auch der Hauptbestandteil des Nebenfluids professioneller Nebelmaschinen. Durch die Hitze verdampft das Propylenglykol. Durch den dabei entstehenden Druck wird es in feinste Tröpfchen zerrissen – “Nebel” entsteht.
The LED, the Akku and the control unit of an E-Cigarette:
The glow: At the point of the electrical cigarette a light emitting diode is inserted, which glows with pulling on the cigarette. If the LED light, which does not shine for so-called indicator light with pulling, inserted at the point of the electronic cigarette, is the accumulator empty and must are exchanged and/or reloaded. As soon as the efficiency of the lithium Akkus diminishes, the announcement blinks continued at the electronic cigarette in front, i.e. a new lithium accumulator must be used.
The control unit: If the user pulls on the electrical cigarette, this by an air flow sensor, which is laid out as negative pressure switches, is registered. The switch releases then the current flow. The energy of the LiIon Akkus heats then the heating spiral up, which evaporates the fluid.
The lithium ion accumulator: The accumulator of an electronic cigarette is a lighter and a long-lived lithium ion accumulator. The left ion accumulator is characterised by high power density. It is not subject to a MEMORY effect. Therefore also differently than with Akkus older design (NiCa, NiMH) no “initialization” is necessary, the accumulator can directly in enterprise be taken. In the case of regular use one load time of 3-4 hours is enough. Also the electrical cigarette can remain to fully loaded battery approximately 14 days in the Standby mode. Afterwards the accumulator should again be loaded. With longer storage the accumulator should be loaded occasionally.
Quality criteria of battery chargers: With the loader of an electrical cigarette is to be paid attention to the firm seat of the Akkus. Plug connectors also to high manufacturing tolerances, wobbly contacts or directly ill-considered constructions drove already so some “E-Smoker” into the insanity. Nothing is worse to have to state than after an eternal load time that a bad contact prevented the successful load.
So why is the E-cigarette not already on the market and everywhere available where one can buy cigarettes?
Yes, we asked ourselves and began therefore with our searches.
Here according to our opinion the principal reasons:
This concerns a new product and long-term studies are missing yet.
On the other hand the E-cigarette should displace only the tobacco cigarette. That means, one exchanges a poisonous product occupied by many studies for a much, much less "poisonous product".
Alone only in Germany there are approx. 19 Milo. Smokers and annually approx. 130,000 die form the consequences. Why thus this exaggerated restraint and prohibitions?
From this the other reasons follow.
The tax on tobacco is a relating financial policy instrument, which brings high incomes to the state. 14.3 billion euro in the German comparison year 2007 are the tax on tobacco after the oil tax the most productive tax.
But it is justified that taxes are raised from smokers, some will object themselves in such a way. The health insurance companies must be relieved from the "bad" Smokers.
Here a fallacy is present. In the years 2002 and 2003 the tax was increased in Germany by 1 cent per cigarette, to financiers the first anti-terror package and the tax on tobacco taken by the customs administration flows exclusively to the Federal Budget in each case. In the year 2006 flowed only 4.2 billion euros from the tax on tobacco to the health insurance companies, which was meanwhile driven down. To reread with Wikipedia.org .
If all smokers would transfer to the healthier E-cigarettes, who pays then the taxes on tobacco and finances the Federal Budget or anti-terror packages? We are already strained what the German government will decide.
The Austrian, Finnland, Swiss and Turkish government already recognized the "Problem". The E-cigarette is considered here as medicine and may be sold only in pharmacies. But why the tobacco cigarette then not also counts as "medicine", is nevertheless strange.
In the USA the powerful federal authority Food and Drug administration (FDA) has the import stop of the E-cigarette like that the electrical cigarette corresponds to a medical nicotine Inhalator, after natures a medicine product is argued (as in Austria, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey). Therefore the electrical cigarette stricter controls must submit, than conventional tobacco cigarettes. Interesting it is to be noticed here that the Federal High Court Judge Richard Leon saw this differently. In its opinion the FDA exceeded its authority with the intention of getting the electronic cigarette under its control. It found that „the electrical cigarette represents a functional equivalent to the traditional cigarette “and no medical product is and is not subject therefore control of the FDA. Yes, in America the smokers, who want to smoke "healthier" and more cheaply had luck.
To be in POWER:
Reynolds American Inc. that second largest tobacco goods manufacturer of the world, has taken over past December the company Niconovum for 30 Milo. Euro. Niconovum was created in the year 2000 by Karl Olov Fagerström the developer of the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence. The company is one of the prominent world experts for smoker curing and nicotine dependence. Differently expressed, a tobacco goods manufacturer "eats" its competition. But still different institutions is the E-cigarette a thorn in the eye or rather a hole in the bag. The Virginia Commonwealth University examines at present how much harmful nicotine of the E-Zigaretten" smoker" over the E-cigarette takes up. The investigation of national the CAN cerium of institutes is financed. Interesting it would be to be noticed here that this mechanism was sponsort in the last years with hundreds million dollar of Phillip Morris. It would not surprise us if the test result becomes in such a way: The E-cigarette is harmful, signed Dr. Phillip Morris;)
Spreading of FEAR:
EU- Übersicht JA = Erlaubt bzw. nicht ausdrücklich verboten NO = Verboten bzw. noch keine Zulassung ? = Keine Beschränkungen bzw. unklare Rechtslage
Besitz JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA
Erwerb JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA
Gebrauch JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA
Handel JA JA JA JA NO JA JA NO NO JA ?
Nicotine used in the E-cigarette is a strong nerve poison. Already small doses can work mortally. Already approximately 5 milligrams nicotine per kilogram body weight which taken up by mouth, can lead to death.
Sounds nevertheless deterring, or not?
With 70 kg body weight it would be 350mg pure nicotine. One must chew 20-40 of these employments, swallows and does not vomit in order to die.
And how is the comparison to "normal" Cigarettes?
An investigation showed that about 20 per cent of all examined poisoning accidents with children happens by nicotine (eating of cigarettes). Physicians recommend: If children ate less than 1/4 of a cigarette, a poison distance is usually redundant. Starting from 1/3 of a cigarette one should let vomit the child, starting from 3/4 cigarettes can substantial symptoms occur. In any case a gastrolavage should be made by a physician. The heading " Spreading of fear" is expressed surely very hard and we hear annoyed say: These smokers, poisening us, the environment and their own bodies. It must be forbidden. For this one we could object only say that approx. 100.000 Germans per year dies at the consequences of consumption of alcohol, 70.000 because of wrong nutrition, 11.000 with traffic accidents and allegedly 38.000 Germans at wrong medical treatments. The best would be forbid everything;)
The federal consumer center demanded a prohibition of chocolate cigarettes, because they animated to smoking. Thus if one already attacks chocolate, then it surprises not that also attack the E-cigarette. Here one should rather try to forbid toy weapons.