What You Need To Know:

Electronic Cigarettes – What are they? How do they work? Do they work? Are they harmful? These are common questions and I will answer them here. And if you are already aware of all the answers then you can check out LYFT (formerly EPOK) from Swedish manufacturer Fielder & Lundgren for the best quality products. 

What are they?

They are hand-held vaporizers. They turn water into steam using heat. Most of them have a very small amount of food-grade vegetable glycerine or PG400 added to give it that full-bodied “smokey” look – but it isn’t smoke – it’s


The vapor lacks the harmful carcinogens of regular cigarette smoke so it is a safe alternative. Some of the electronic cigarettes have food grade flavorings such as cherry, mint, coconut, and many more. Also, nicotine is added for those who want it.

If you were to smoke or vape pure nicotine, it would be very dangerous – only in very small quantities can your body maximize the medicinal benefits. The amount of nicotine in an electronic cigarette is about the same as in a regular cigarette. The harm in cigarettes comes from the tars in the tobacco because when those tars burn, they create the cancer-causing carcinogens. Also, when tobacco burns, there are hundreds of other chemicals that are created such as arsenic, cyanide, and formaldehyde, to name a few.

While nicotine is addictive, the scientific evidence is that it won’t cause you any harm itself. In fact, there are some medicinal benefits.

This is a common question. Cigarettes have nicotine in them that enhances your metabolic rate which burns off energy (and fat!) faster. So, if you quit nicotine consumption then you may gain some weight except if you use electronic cigarettes with nicotine. Also, people with dementia problems find that nicotine helps stimulate their memory. I gave my mother (who has Alzheimer’s) one in her nursing home where she can’t smoke cigarettes, (she was a smoker for 60 years) and she perked up.

In an electronic cigarette, the liquid is vaporized as steam – nothing is burned so no dangerous chemicals are created.

Well, I think we all know today that there is nothing completely 100% safe. However, the chance of harm from an electronic cigarette is minuscule compared to a regular cigarette. I would estimate that is would take smoking 10,000 electronic cigarettes to equal one regular cigarette respectively. Just imagine the chemicals you are getting in a real cigarette – cyanide, formaldehyde, and many more. I am sure your body would appreciate not having these chemicals.

Did you hear about the individual who said he had an electronic cigarette blow up? This turned out to be false. They were offered to have their medical bills paid for – but they had none. Also, electronic cigarettes have a 1.5-volt battery. Have you ever known a 1.5-volt battery blowing up? Even so, it would get real hot first – how long would you hold on to something that was really hot before you realized there was something wrong?

The Tobacco Industry does not like Electronic Cigarettes because they are a serious threat to their profits. They are not interested in the health issues in their products. They do not care if people die as long as they are making money. Most negative media about electronic cigarettes comes from the tobacco industry.