Many people who have never smoked cigarettes may be interested in vaping, but they don’t know the risks. There are numerous vape pens available for purchase on the market today, and one thing that is common among them is that they contain some level of tobacco. In this article, we will discuss how much tobacco is in a vape pen so you can decide before choosing to use it as your next smoking alternative.
There are so many different types of vape pens available on the market today, and one thing that is very common among all of them is that they contain some level of tobacco. The risk varies depending on which type you choose to use. There are those with zero content in terms of nicotine or tobacco. Others have been shown to contain as much as four times the amount found in traditional cigarettes.
Tobacco in Traditional Cigarettes and Vape Pens
Traditional cigarettes have been a popular smoking alternative for many years, and the tobacco inside of them is no different. Tobacco leaves are placed either in whole or shredded form into cigarette filler paper which has additives such as sugar to burn slowly. This allows the smoker to inhale more easily because there is less smoke created at one time.
The amount found in traditional cigarettes ranges from 0% up to 20%. The average quantity of nicotine per pack that you would find on store shelves today is about 14 milligrams but can vary depending on how strong they want their hit (ranging anywhere between 36mg-24 mg).
Generally speaking, an increase in strength equates with higher levels of nicotine present within each cigarette – although this is not always the case.
In general, cigarettes vary in nicotine content levels. So do vape pens; however, there is no way to know what you’re getting beforehand because it’s all dependent on where they are purchased. The only known thing about a particular pen that can be guaranteed is whether or not they use tobacco (although this doesn’t necessarily mean that the actual quantity of tobacco will match up with traditional cigarettes).
Vape pens also have varying degrees of throat hit, which makes for an overall different experience than smoking traditionally – meaning that more people find vaping appealing instead of quitting entirely. It has been proven through research that those who smoke e-cigarettes do tend to reduce their intake significantly over time while still enjoying themselves.
Vape Pens – How Do They Work?
While cigarettes and vape pens are in the same broad category, they’re very different regarding chemicals and ingredients.
Some vape pens use a type of liquid that is made with nicotine. These are called “nicotine-infused” or “e-juice.” The e-liquid used can also contain flavorings and other ingredients, such as vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. Vaporizers look like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or even everyday items like ballpoint pens.
Some have lights on the end to make them more realistic when you hold them in your hand. E-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating their chemical mixture into a fine mist using a battery-powered atomizer (similar to fog machines).
This heated vapor contains water particles from the steam created during this process, making it visible just before being inhaled by the user.
Because it is water vapor, the steam does not contain any carcinogenic substances found in tobacco smoke. However, studies have shown that some e-cigarettes can produce particles if they are overheated to extreme temperatures causing them to become unsafe for inhalation purposes.