what is an e-cig?



In a nutshell, an electronic cigarette is basically the same design as a small torch, but instead of having a bulb, it is fitted with a metal heating coil that looks like a spring. The wire of the coil is connected to a high-powered battery which passes an electric current to the coil. A wick which carries special e-liquid usually fits through the centre of the coil and when an electric current passes through the coil, the e-liquid on the wick instantly heats up way past its boiling point and a steamy vapour is released which can then be inhaled through a mouth-piece in a very similar way to smoking a conventional cigarette.