Our e-Cigs Smoke Without Fire infographic questions whether e-cigarettes are a safer, cheaper alternative to smoking cigarettes.
e-cigs Infographic: Smoke Without Fire
You’ve seen them around, now find out all the hype on electronic cigarettes. Are e-cigs a safer, cheaper alternative to smoking cigarettes?
Up In Smoke
- 45 million smokers
- 2.5 million e-smokers
- Nearly $2 billion – 2013 e-cig retail sales
- $10 billion – Estimated retail sales of e-cigs by 2017
- $60-$15 – Price range for a starter kit
- 10 million – Disposable e-cigs sold weekly in the U.S.
What About The Users?
Who is smoking e-cigs? Are people using e-cigs as a useful smoking cessation method? Is it successful and safe?
- Female e-cig smokers 60.5%
- Male e-cig smokers 39.5%
- Users who live in southern states 33%
- Users who reside in northeast states 19%
- Users who have smoked an e-cig for less than six months 57%
- Users currently continuing to smoke regular cigarettes in addition to e-cigarettes 82%
Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?
62% – E-cigarette smokers who state they have stopped smoking cigarettes or smoke fewer cigarettes since starting e-cigarettes
34.3% – Users who reported quitting smoking cigarettes who also discontinued the use of electronic cigarettes
How Does It Work?
- Take a look at an e-cig and see what’s inside:
- LED: Lights up when a user takes a drag
- Battery: Can last up to 11 hours with some models
- Microprocessor: Controls heater and lighter
- Sensor: Detects when a smoker takes a drag
- Heater: Vaporizes nicotine
- Cartridge: Holds nicotine dissolved in propylene glycol
What Are The Laws?
Where can you smoke e-cigs? Is it legal to smoke them in public places or even on airplanes? Let’s find out which states have restrictions on e-cigs and what those restrictions are.
- Arkansas Prohibited on school district property.
- Colorado Prohibited on school district property unless approved by FDA as a cessation device.
- Delaware Prohibited in all state workplaces, including outdoor spaces and surrounding grounds. (Includes parking lots and state vehicles operated on state workplace property.)
- Kansas Prohibited on all department of corrections property/grounds for employees/inmates.
- Maryland Prohibited MARC commuter rail system trains.
- New Hampshire Prohibited in public educational facilities and surrounding grounds.
- Oklahoma Prohibited in all department of corrections facilities including vehicles and grounds.
- Oregon State agency employees are banned from using in agency buildings/grounds.
- South Dakota Prohibited in the department of corrections facilities/grounds by employees/inmates.
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