Sale of e-cigarette on rise in twin cities
ISLAMABAD—The sale of Electronic Cigarette is on the rise in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad being an alternate option for chain smokers to quit smoking.
According to a survey, it was observed that e-cigarette may become a good source of encouraging smokers towards passive smoking and then complete get rid of tobacco use.
It said that most young smokers are reluctant to quit smoking in any way but when they have options like e-cigarette then there may be chances to stop smoking.
E-cigarettes are generally avail- photo by Sultan Bashir able in major markets in Rawalpindi and Islamabad at different rates.
The typical starter kit contains the e-cigarette device, a battery, a charger and several cartridges. Price depends on the manufacturer, model and style, an e-cigarette user Aftab Quershi said.
“I earn a sufficient amount daily on sale of e-cigarette equipment as mostly youth are among those frequently visit to my shop,” Abbas Ali said.
“I also offer a refill service as when someone brought e-cigarette then the users visit to me for refilling of liquid of e-cigarette,” he added.
He said that nicotine are also available in different flavors such as chocolate, cinnamon, strawberry and even bubble gum.
There are also cartridges that contain liquid without nicotine, for users who want the sensory experience of smoking without its effect.
“Although e-cigarette has also health hazard on human beings but during counselling sessions of tobacco users this source could be used in a positive way,” Dr Tariq Mahmood told APP.
He said that while introducing e-cigarette as alternate of cigarette one thing keep in mind that the users should also be well aware of its negative impact on human health in long time use.
Instead of smoke, the inventor, Hon Lik, a Chinese chemist and engineer, found a substitute in vapour in 2003. The e-cigarette holds a battery, a vaporizer and a cartridge filled with liquid nicotine. Taking a drag heats the liquid, turning it into a nicotine-filled vapour. When anyone inhales the nicotine it directly goes to lungs and when anyone exhales, it looks like smoking a regular cigarette, but there’s no smell, because nothing is burning and there is no tobacco, tar or carbon monoxide.—APP
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