What is an Electronic Cigarette?
An e-cigarette or e-cig is an electronic device that consists of an atomizer which is filled with "e-liquid", and an e-cig battery. The battery passes electricity through the atomizer which causes it to heat up, vaporizing the a e-liquid solution into an inhalable aerosol mist. This mist gives the user a satisfaction which is comparable to traditional tobacco smoke – similar appearance, sensation, flavor, nicotine content – but contains no tar or carcinogens and produces no smoke, ash or odor.
What’s in the E-Liquid?
The e-liquid solution used in vapor cigarettes is propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine. Nicotine and FDA approved flavoring have also been added. Both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine are colorless viscous liquids commonly found in food, cosmetics and medicines. They are generally recognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Steam Co. ONLY USES USP GRADE KOSHER PG/VG AND ORGANIC NICOTINE OF US ORIGIN IN OUR E-LIQUIDS — KNOW WHAT YOU'RE VAPING, AVOID "DEKANG" & OTHER MYSTERY E-LIQUIDS!
What are you exhaling? Is that dangerous?
It isn't smoke that you're exhaling when you use an e-cig. It’s mostly water vapor that evaporates into air within seconds and leaves virtually no odor. We encourage you to read more about the effects of "second hand vape" during passive vaping.
How much nicotine is in your e-liquid?
The Steam Co. offers a wide range of nicotine levels in our e-liquid products. We offer anything, from zero nicotine all the way up to levels comparable to those found in traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Does nicotine cause cancer?
No. It is widely believed by the medical community that nicotine does not cause cancer. Nicotine research is on-going and the medical research has found some advantages and disadvantages of nicotine consumption. Nicotine is a stimulant, similar to caffeine. Determine through your own research if nicotine alone is a net gain or loss for your health.
Can E-Cigarettes help me stop smoking traditional cigarettes?
As of today, manufacturers and suppliers of e-cigs are not allowed to market electronic cigarettes or e-liquid as smoking cessation products nor as nicotine replacement therapies. Electronic cigarettes may only be marketed as an alternative to smoking until more testing and research has been done. That said, there are many former smokers who have stopped smoking after switching to vaping. We encourage you to research this subject independently.
Is there an age requirement in order to vape e-cigarettes?
Absolutely. You must be over the age of 18, and have a credit card in order to buy Electronic Cigarettes from The Steam Co.
Can I recycle my used E-Cigarettes?
Yes! The Steam Co. has an e-cig battery recycling program in which users can bring in, and dispose of, their used e-cig batteries at our store in exchange for a 10% discount. Learn more about this program at our Orange, Connecticut location.