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Vapour products are rechargeable, battery-powered devices that heat liquid formulations – e-liquids – to create a vapour which is inhaled.
Most vapour products are based on ‘coil and wick’ technology. The coil – also known as an atomiser – heats a cotton wick which conveys the liquid, producing a vapour that is inhaled.
Because vapour products don’t burn tobacco, the vapour contains substantially lower levels of the toxicants found in the smoke produced when tobacco is burned. This provides one indication that vapour products have potential reduced-risk properties when compared with conventional cigarettes.
Generally, vapour products are either closed or open systems. Closed systems feature a closed cartridge containing e-liquid. Vapers insert replacement cartridges to continue using the device. Open systems enable the vaper to refill the e-liquid and mix flavours to their taste.
Most e-liquids contain water, propylene glycol and glycerol, flavourings and nicotine, although some e-liquids don’t contain any nicotine.