electronic cigarette

(redirected from e-smoking)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.

electronic cigarette:

see e-cigarettee-cigarette
or electronic cigarette,
a device that produces an aerosol from a liquid containing nicotine or another active ingredient, allowing it to be inhaled in a manner similar to smoking a cigarette.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/


(Electronic-CIGARETTE) A cigarette-shaped canister filled with liquid nicotine in various potencies. A vapor is inhaled, giving the person the satisfaction of a tobacco cigarette. The user's inhalation triggers the unit to heat and atomize the liquid into a vapor. Available in rechargeable and disposable varieties, a light glows when the unit is vaporizing.

Although many people use them to help quit or cut down on smoking, e-cigarettes are designed as a tobacco substitute, and vendors naturally want perpetual customers. For regular users, their advantage is twofold: they are healthier because there is no smoke and no tar, and secondly, people are able to use them in many venues where cigarettes are prohibited. Called "vaping" (for vaporizing), the various exhaled vapor aromas are mild, pleasing and nowhere near as unsavory to other people as is tobacco cigarette smoke.

The Liquid Content
Called "e-liquid," "e-juice" or "smoke juice," the liquid in an e-cigarette cartridge contains propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), both used as food additives, along with flavoring and nicotine. The propylene glycol is thinner than the vegetable glycerin and tends to keep the heating element cleaner; however, some people can be allergic to it. The vegetable glycerin causes fewer reactions, creates thicker plumes of vapor and provides a weaker throat hit. Some brands use a mixture of the two. See e-joint.

The blu Brand
Available in various flavors, glycerin-based blu brand cartridges last about as long as a pack of regular cigarettes. The batteries are rated at a thousand recharges and the tip glows blue when vaporizing.

With the charging adapter attached at the bottom, the popular JUUL unit looks more like a strange USB drive than an e-cigarette. At the top, the nicotine cartridge is inserted.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
He said the e-smoking was gaining popularity among teenagers studying in different colleges and universities of the federal capital as they embraced this habit as status symbol or fun.
For e-cigarette users, we substituted the word "cigarette" with "e-cigarette" and defined single use of an e-cigarette as taking at least 15 puffs or an e-smoking event lasting at least 10 minutes (Etter & Eissenberg, 2015 ; see also Foulds et al.
In addition, Kalkhoran and Glantz (2016) demonstrated that the odds of quitting when e-smoking are lower than the odds of quitting without using e-cigarettes.
Experimental studies evaluating exclusively the impact of e-smoking on health are listed in the tables of this review.
He pointed out that a number of countries have already banned e-smoking, and some nations have restricted their sales.
Company director Stephen Ryan said despite controversy over the unknown side-effects of e-smoking, the industry is rapidly growing.
A lot of LGBTs (we smoke at higher rates than the rest) are beginning to shy away from traditional smoking for the less carcinogenic, less smelly e-smoking. The alternative is not just an aesthetic choice.
JCE revolutionized the e-smoking industry as the first company to produce and manufacture Smoke Juice in the United States using only American sourced, high quality ingredients.
He added that more than 30 municipalities already prohibit smoking in public parks and beaches, and more than 72 prohibit the use of e-smoking devices in smoke-free workplaces.
Beijing firm SBT developed the e-smoking technology.