The Amazing Electronic Cigarette

How The Smoker's Halo Electronic Cigarette Works

Image showing how the HALO electronic cigarette works.

The e-cigarette is a device designed to simulate the process of smoking. It looks like a cigarette, and the end lights up when you inhale, but produces no smoke or tar. So how does it work?

The white end of the e-cig is the lithium battery container. Two of these are provided in our main starter kit, so you should never be without your e-cigarette.

The brown end is the cartridge. Inside is a liquid which contains nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine (also used to make stage smoke) and an atomiser which heats up the liquid to create vapour. This is known as eliquid, and you can read about how we make it here

What you inhale is not smoke, but vapor containing nicotine. However, when you exhale the vapor is present – and closely resembles smoke.

When you inhale, you activate the electronic circuits contained within the electronic cigarette. This initiates the vaporization process, heating up the eliquid and turning it into vapour - and makes the end of the cigarette glow red (unless you have chosen a blue led battery!)

When you cease inhaling the vaporization will finish, with the cigarette returning to stand-by mode. The cigarette is battery operated, and can be recharged using the equipment provided.

The nicotine itself is contained in cartridges, which come in strengths of extra-high, high, medium, low - and zero strength.

How the Halo Tank System Works

 Image showing how a HALO tank system functions.

Tank systems function in a similar way to regular ecigarettes. The key differences are:

  • a more powerful battery, giving a stronger throat hit and a longer life
  • a clear cartridge (called a clearomiser) which allows you to use many different eliquids
  • a manual button you press to activate the electronic cigarette
  • the ability to turn off the ecigarette for safe storage

For more information about electronic cigarettes and how to use them, check out The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Electronic Cigarettes

A healthy or healthier cigarette?

Note that this is not a healthy cigarette. Nicotine is in of itself a chemical that can damage the body. However, most smoking diseases are caused by the smoke from a cigarette, not by nicotine. That's why most scientists believe ecigarettes could be 100 times or more safer than tobacco cigarettes.  

For more information about the safety aspects of ecigarettes, visit Are electronic cigarettes bad for you? or read our Interviews with Scientists series. 

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