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What are e-cigarettes?

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FRANK Advice
05th Apr 2013

E-cigarettes (or electronic cigarettes) are electronic devices which can deliver nicotine into your system without the need to smoke. They are designed to look like cigarettes and many are powered by batteries.

There are two types of e-cigarette. One type comes with a liquid (usually in a cartridge), which the user puts into a section of the e-cigarette. The liquid is then heated and produces a vapour which is inhaled. The liquid can have different flavours and may contain different strengths of nicotine to suit the smoker.

The other type of electronic cigarette does not use a liquid heating method but has some nicotine already inside the device which is released when the user sucks on the e-cigarette.

Tags: tobacco
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