Digital smoking and traditional smoking differ very broadly in terms of the impact on your account balance. While a few green bucks will get you a pack of cigarettes, you cannot say the same about electronic cigarettes.
Getting a starter kit costs quite some significant amount of money and you feel the pinch in your pocket. This is because there are many components that must be purchased all at one go so the initial cost is rather high. Once you get the kit, the “maintenance” cost is manageable.
Making The Switch Is Not Easy.
Most electronic cigarettes have three components fused into one and as such, they generally tend to be heavier than the conventional cigarette. Given that most people have been smoking tobacco cigarettes for several years or even decades, the e-cigs feels strange to them.
Their mind and fingers have been habituated to the feel and weight of the tobacco brand they are used to so it takes quite some time for them to adjust to the new device that they wish to make their daily companion. Some give up easily and go back to their tobacco.
In order to militate against the inherent weaknesses of the electronic cigarettes, some manufacturers have been noted to add substances that could be harmful to the consumers of the products. Nitrosamine has been found in some of these e-cigarettes and yet it is a known carcinogenic substance.
Since these devices are not yet fully understood, there could be many other harmful ingredients present in them with potential risk to users.
Exploding Batteries Or Leaking Cartridges.
At least one case has been documented of a battery exploding and taking out the teeth of a user in the US. Some manufacturers have also issued defective cartridges that have leaked, oozing out e-juice. This has been very annoying to consumers, especially after they have spent about $10 to get such a cartridge.
There could be many more shortcomings that have been noticed about electronic cigarettes. The onus is on manufacturers to sort out these defects so that their brands do not get tainted any more than can be helped. Regulators also need to come up with stringent measures to uphold standards so that consumers are not exposed to preventable harm.