Electronic cigarettes, or smokeless cigarettes, are becoming more popular in the U.S. despite the reservations of the U.S. FDA and American Cancer Society. The concerns revolve around the chemicals that are being substituted for tobacco as well as the potential to increase the number of individuals who turn to conventional cigarettes by young people. At this time the FDA has refused importation of the devices from China but they can still be found both on the Internet and at the local shopping malls.

Proponents of the smokeless cigarettes believe that they address most of the issues of smoking - from hand and oral gratification to nicotine and smoke. The concept is that the smokeless cigarette can deliver declining levels of nicotine to the recipient, which helps them to reduce their addiction and finally stop smoking. They believe that the upside to the cigarettes is that they can be enjoyed anywhere, since the smoke that emanates both from the end of the cigarette or blown out of the smokers mouth has no odor and they claim doesn't contain any chemicals.

However, the use of these cigarettes doesn't really address any of the needs of a smoker who wants to quit - except the declining nicotine administration which eases withdrawal symptoms. In actuality withdrawal symptoms usually disappear within the first week in individual quit smoking. The difficulty is not in the addiction to nicotine but rather at the oral gratification and the hand motions as well as the psychological addiction that an individual experiences when they smoke a cigarette. Unfortunately, these smokeless cigarettes do not assist in that secondary stage of smoking cessation.

Proponents of smokeless cigarettes believe that they help an individual to reduce the cost of smoking as well as assist them in quitting this smelly habit. While this may be true, this particular means of quitting smoking must be combined with others support mechanisms to assist the individual once they are no longer using smokeless cigarettes.

For instance, people who find that nicotine patches or medications are unsuccessful may be able to decrease the amount of nicotine they administer to themselves over a period of two to three weeks. Once that time period is over with they must stop using the smokeless cigarettes and begin adjusting to life without lighting up after a meal, under a stressful situation or as a means of obtaining pleasure.

However, people also have the choice of using smokeless cigarettes in order to continue their nicotine habit without ingesting any of the other harmful chemicals that are included in traditional cigarettes. Smoke-free or smokeless cigarettes do not have tar, carbon monoxide, carcinogens or ash. Reportedly, the cigarettes do not pollute the environment or create any secondhand smoke for individuals who are in the vicinity. They are also available to be used in areas that have a "smoking ban" imposed such as restaurants or other public arenas.

Although the American Cancer Society and the Food and Drug Administration are not thoroughly convinced at this time that the smokeless cigarettes are safe they are currently evaluating the effects. At this time there are many different countries around the world who've already authorize the use of these cigarettes because of the belief that they help assist individuals to quit smoking as well as reduce the ingestion of more than 200 different carcinogens currently available in conventional tobacco.

Small microelectronic devices are how smokeless cigarettes are powered. The cigarette itself is made up of three distinct areas, a chamber with nicotine, and air chamber and a computer chip that is powered by a tiny battery. An indicator light located at the tip of the cigarette light stop as you inhale just as the end of the cigarette would get read when you were smoking. Liquid nicotine solution is what causes the vapor to appear when it is heated but there is no actual odor of tobacco. Putting this all together allows the smoker to get the satisfaction of looking and acting as if they are smoking as well as the delivery of nicotine to the body, all without facing the dangerous consequences of inhaling be over 2000 other chemicals which are known to be contained in cigarettes.

The author enjoys writing about the food and its incredible health advantages

Author's Bio: 

The author is a full time stay at home health blogger and writes about the natural living and healthy eating. She write about products and companies she finds interesting.