A peculiar “fashion” for hookahs led to their total use: almost any cafe can provide their rental, and specialized stores are always happy to offer you an exotic souvenir. The effect of tobacco, which is used to refill hookah, is similar to ordinary cigarettes, while the body does some damage. But not so long ago, the electronic version of a smoking device has gained popularity, and manufacturers insist on its safety. Let’s figure out whether electronic hookah is harmful to humans or not.
Differences between the electronic version and the standard hookah
Why is the replacement of a familiar hookah with an electronic one increasingly happening? The latter is mainly filled with nicotine-free liquids, which allows breathing in vapor that is harmless to health. Of course, you can “stuff” it with a cartridge with a share of nicotine, but then the effect will be similar to smoking cigarettes, and a harmful substance will get into the lungs. The composition of a standard hookah dressing includes the following components:
- purified water;
- propylene glycol;
- aromatic composition.
There is no harm from these components, not only is their concentration in a state of steam low, so also every ingredient is easily excreted by the body without sedimentation in the lungs.
Caution: an electronic hookah can cause unpleasant sensations when smoking and cause some damage to health only if you use cartridges of dubious quality or homemade liquids. Therefore, always choose a hookah liquid only in trusted places and from good manufacturers.
Advantages and disadvantages of electronic hookah
Despite the harmlessness of an electronic hookah, there are some nuances that can be annoying:
- the battery requires periodic charging;
- since the device is very “tender”, it should be treated with care;
- there is no need to prepare for smoking, which deprives some anticipation.
But the language cannot be called shortcomings, but the electronic hookah has obvious advantages:
- simplicity and safety of use;
- the absence of harmful effects on the body when using conventional non-nicotine fluids;
- the ability not to poison surrounding people with caustic smoke;
- it is allowed to refill the device with nicotine cartridges and even use it as an inhaler.
The only thing that should alert is the appearance of a bitter aftertaste when smoking a hookah. This is not a good sign, but do not rush to despair: try to change the fluid first. But if this did not help, perhaps a fake hookah fell into your hands or a cartridge of inadequate quality was chosen. Therefore, do not save on acquiring an electronic novelty, carefully study the characteristics and product certificate, this will turn smoking a hookah into a pleasant and safe leisure.