Literature Review Of E-Cigarette

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Literature review
Towela Chirambo

The e-cigarette was first invented in 2003 in Beijing, China by a man named Hon Lik, he is a 52 year old pharmacist, inventor and smoker. He got the idea of the electronic cigarette after his father whom was a heavy smoker, past-away from lung cancer .An e-cigarette is an electronic smoking device that is a battery- powered vaporizer which has a similar feel to tobacco smoking. This type of cigarette does not contain tobacco but has nicotine which is addictive from tobacco plants. The electronic cigarette does not produce smoke like a normal cigarette but produce vapour. The vapour is conducted by a heating element inside the device which heats up the liquid put in the devices. This liquid is called e-liquid. E-liquid is a mixture of: glycerine propylene nicotine flavouring
Cigarettes where made in the 9th century by Mexicans in Central America. It was first used for religious purpose by the Mayans and the Aztecs. The cigarettes were later introduced to the French in 1845. They had given it the name “Cigarette”. The French started manufacturing the cigarettes which resulted into them creating a cigarette-making machine. There are numerous amounts of ingredients in a normal cigarette than there is in an e-cigarette. A cigarette contains dried tobacco plants which are broken up into small pieces; artificial flavouring and chemicals are added. The chemicals are added so the cigarette can keep burning. There are

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