FAQ & Info
Frequently asked questions about Electronic Nicotine Dispensers or E-Cigarettes
What are they?
The Electronic Nicotine Dispenser is also known as an “an e-cigarette”, “a PV”, “a personal vapouriser”, amongst many other things. It is a device used to ingest diluted pure liquid nicotine in vapour form and is used by more than a million people as an alternative to smoking tobacco and in situations where smoking is forbidden.
How do they work?
A rechargeable battery powers a heating element called an atomizer which draws fluid from a tank holding nicotine liquid (or e-juice). The atomizer heats the liquid turning it into a vapour which is inhaled and quickly delivers nicotine to the bloodstream via the lungs.
What is in the exhaled vapour?
The vapour is visible and simulates smoke and most times contains a mixture of small quantities of nicotine, flavouring and vegetable glycerine. It has been shown to contain no tar or carbon monoxide and presents negligible risk to those around you.
Who should use these products?
This product is intended for smokers and others addicted to nicotine who are looking for a less hazardous way to maintain their nicotine intake and avoid known risks to their own health and the health of those around them.
Do they contain tobacco?
No. The name electronic cigarette is actually quite misleading, since the device actually contains no tobacco and nothing burns. The lack of combustion means greatly reduced levels of carcinogens,no smoke, no carbon monoxide and no tar.
Will they save me money?
Yes. The use of an E.N.D. will reduce the cost of a smoker’s habit to less than 25% of what they spend now, including the cost of the occasional replacement atomizer or other spares. In the UK as of 2012, that means the cost of a single cigarette is reduced from 30p to less than 5p.
Where can I use them?
The E.N.D. is legal to use in any public place such as restaurants, council offices, supermarkets, airports, pubs and clubs. N.B. Individual owners may choose not to allow their use if they own the premises.