E-cigarettes, otherwise known as vapes, are some of the trendiest products available on the market today. However, e-hookahs otherwise referred to as e-shisha sticks or pens are a fairly new product. Hence, they haven’t gained similar popularity among the youth as e-cigs.
One of the reasons why most shisha smokers stick with using a traditional shisha is because they barely have enough knowledge about e-hookahs. Hence, only a few of them know that e-hookahs are less harmful and more portable than traditional shishas.
As a result, we have compiled a list of everything that we think you should know about e-hookahs.
WHAT ARE E-HOOKAHS AND WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
E-hookahs have a similar appearance to e-cigs. However, the first difference you will notice is that they have more color variations and are quite a bit larger than vapes. The size of e-hookahs is quite similar to that of a thick Sharpie marker. However, the smoking experience it offers to users is similar to that of smoking traditional cigarettes.
HOW E-HOOKAHS WORK?
Typically, e-hookahs are made up of e-liquids, an atomizer, and a battery. The atomizer heats up the e-liquid, turning it into the flavored vapor e-hookah users inhale. The battery powers the device so that it can be portable. Typically, e-hookahs don’t come with “turn-on” switches. All you need is to ensure that your batteries are well charged and your e-liquid in place and a typical e-hookah will work its magic from there. The atomizer in your e-hookah device will automatically begin to heat the electronic liquid when you inhale for the first time.
Typically, you will find 4 main ingredients in e-liquids. These include; propylene glycol, flavoring (mostly fruits), vegetable glycerine, and water. You should keep in mind that not many studies have been conducted on the long-term effects of these ingredients on human health. Hence, it is impossible to conclude if e-liquids are safe or not. However, since we know that the flavorings in e-liquids are manufactured from regular herbs, we can conclude that they do not consist of chemicals that can be dangerous to human health.
IS IT SAFE TO CHOOSE ANY FLAVOR I LIKE?
A big yes. There are many different e-liquid flavors on the market that you can explore. If you have an experience smoking traditional shisha, you can stick with your favorite flavor. However, if you are a newbie, you will have to explore the options out there and then find your preference. You can read online reviews to identify popular flavors to help guide you to find your favorite. E-hookahs often come in two forms. The first is called “disposable e-hookahs” and they only come with one flavor. The second is reusable, hence, you can change flavors as often as you like.
ARE E-HOOKAHS ADDICTIVE?
Well, that would depend on the ingredients in your e-liquid. If you want a non-addictive e-liquid, you should go from the ones that are free from nicotine. However, you should know that the e-liquids of e-hookahs contain significantly lower nicotine concentrations than vapes or traditional shishas.