Nicotine Inhalers vs Electric Cigarettes

In the attempt to replace traditional smoking tobacco, several options where developed. Two of these options are nicotine inhalers, and electric cigarettes. People may use these products in an attempt to quit or highly reduce their nicotine intake. Another reason for their existence is to have a nicotine source where smoking is not permitted. Both options also mimic cigarette smoking, which is a plus for the person looking to quit. Yet,
there are several differences in these products.
Nicotine inhalers are also known by their nickname of “the puffer”. These devices are made of thin plastic, sometimes resembling a cigarette, or a cylinder shape. It contains a porous nicotine filled plug, located in the base of the product. When you puff on the inhaler, nicotine vapor is inhaled and absorbed in the mouth’s lining. Every inhaler delivers almost four hundred puffs of this nicotine vapor. It is also considered healthier than the traditional cigarette, as it takes about eighty puffs to get an equal amount of nicotine that is acquired through only one cigarette. The nicotine inhaler is also temperature sensitive. In cooler weather, less nicotine is delivered. The Nicotine Inhaler is considered easier to use than the electronic cigarette as it is usually disposable, and contains less parts than the electronic cigarette.
Electronic cigarettes tend to resemble an actual cigarette more closely. Another design is one that replicates a pen. Unlike the inhaler, electronic cigarettes are battery powered. They also do not have nicotine plugs, but use cartridges. These cartridges are disposable, small cups attached as the mouthpiece of the cigarette. They contain an absorbent material that is filled with flavored solution and nicotine. There is also an atomizer which is used to heat the liquid. There is also another method of acquiring your nicotine called “drip tips”. This is a liquid applied directly to the atomizer, replacing the cartridge method.

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