Based on published research in scientific world-class journals:

• The effect of electronic cigarettes in lung function is so small and so short that it is considered "clinically insignificant".

(Research FAME Lab, University of Thessaly, 2011)

• Nicotine absorption from the body is two to three times lower than in traditional cigarettes.

(Research: C. Bullen, H. McRobbie, S. Thornley, M. Glover, R. Lin, M. Laugesen, 2010)

No. There is no worldwide scientific research that supports this. U.S. Drug Agency (FDA) survey in 2009, found traces of nitrosamines, in quantities harmless to the body, 1400 times smaller than the regular cigarettes and equal in the approved formulations of smoking cessation.

( Research FDA: DPATR-FY-09-23 4/5/2009 )

No. Electronic cigarette is an alternative to smoking and not a method to quit smoking. If you wonder why anyone chooses vaping does not return to smoking, you have to try it.

Some of the biggest and most known differences between traditional and electronic cigarettes are:

• Traditional cigarette contains tobacco and 4000 other substances and its function is based on burning tobacco and other materials. E-cig contains only 5 substances and its function is based on vaporization of the liquid that is contained in an atomizer.

• Traditional cigarette produces smoke, has tar, carbon monoxide and 250 harmful chemicals. The electronic cigarette produces vapor only and not smoke.

• Traditional cigarette smoke leaves someone smelling like an ashtray, they produce ash and trash whereas electronic cigarette have many different e-liquid flavors that don’t smell at all like an ashtray and in most cases they have a very pleasant odor. Moreover electronic cigarette don’t require a lighter to function and no ashtrays.

• Traditional cigarette smoking is a very expensive habit, while with electronic cigarette someone can save up to 60%, without leaving the enjoyment of his habit. Traditional cigarettes are accused for smelly clothes, yellow teeth, yellow smelly fingers whereas electronic cigarettes just don’t.

There is a ban on electronic cigarettes in Turkey, a great tobacco producing country, for obvious reasons. In no other country electronic cigarettes are banned. In the U.S. electronic cigarette companies have won all court battles, while the EU is proceeding consultation to finally settle this market

Buying products from certified companies in the field of electronic cigarette. All member companies of the Greek Federation of Electronic Cigarette Industry (SEEIT) are bound to distribute only tested products, which shall detail their chemical composition.

Make your choice, only after being properly informed.

NOBACCO Electronic Cigarette E-Liquids contain only 5 ingredients, USP propylene glycol, USP vegetable glycerin, distilled water, flavorings and nicotine (only if desired).

NOBACCO E-liquids have been extensively examined and also have been toxically analyzed. None of the ingredients are considered to be carcinogen.

Αll aspects of the product have been certified by CE& ROHS

Nicotine is an alkaloid (a substance with a basic charge) found in the nightshade family plants. Tomatoes, potatoes, red and green peppers, eggplants are examples of the nightshade family. The primary commercial source of nicotine is by extraction from the dried leaves of tobacco plant. When absorbed in small quantities, either from cigarettes or cigars or from electronic cigarettes, nicotine can cause raised alertness, feelings of euphoria, serenity, wellness and a sensation of being relaxed.

The results of nicotine can last from several minutes to several hours. Nowadays, the available bibliography indicates that nicotine in autonomous form does not promote the development of cancer in healthy tissue and has no mutagenic properties. So, nicotine itself is not carcinogenic. Please note, that NOBACCO also provides e-liquids with zero nicotine.

It depends on how often you vape. If you vape often you will need to re-fill your atomizer more. Generally one “ml” of e-liquid is equivalent to approximately 8-10 traditional cigarettes. So a bottle of 20ml e-liquid is equivalent to 10 packets of traditional cigarettes (packet of 20 cigarettes)

1 When (re)filling your tank, avoid dripping any e-liquid in your atomizer’s central metal tube.

2In order to create sufficient amount of vapor, press the activation button for 1-2 seconds before inhalation.

3Make sure to avoid over-tightening the atomizer onto the battery and/or the usb charger. The same thing should be avoided when tightening the USB charger onto the battery.

4Proper use of your device requires mild and prolonged inhalation.

5Your atomizer should never run out of e-liquid. In order to improve its operation and maximize its performance, make sure to refill the tank before your e-liquid’s level goes below the coil’s head feeding holes.

6Every time you replace your atomizer’s coil head, wait for 5 minutes for the e-liquid to feed into the coil before you use the device.

7In order to lock/unlock your device, press the activation button 5 times in a row. When the taste of the e-liquid has been altered and/or the amount of vapor has been significantly reduced, then it’s time to replace you atomizer’s coil head. In order to ensure that you will never run out of coil heads, carry an extra one on you at all times

8Your device’s USB charger has a LED light indication that keeps you constantly updated regarding the condition of your battery’s charge. Specifically, the red LED is an indication that the battery is being charged while the green LED informs you that the battery is fully charged.

9Make sure to frequently and thoroughly clean all the parts of your device, such as the mouthpiece and the threads of the battery, the atomizer and the charger to ensure better hygiene and electric conductivity.

1858: The first "powered" or pressurized inhaler is invented by a French guy


Sales-Girons’ invention is the first to transmit a substance into an inhalable form without relying on combustion—his design relied on a hand pump, like for a bicycle, for power. In order to inhale nicotine, it needs to be in gaseous state (duh), which for centuries was only achievable through combustion—to ignite the leaves and inhale the smoke. Instead of fire, e-cigarettes rely on electric energy; it's a transition sort of like how you don't read the latest Game of Thrones book via lamplight fueled by whale blubber.

1930s: The first electric vaporizer is invented and is used to treat pneumonia


Called “Pneumostat,” this pharmaceutical device is the first to turn liquid into an aerosol using conventional electricity, an essential step en route to e-cigarettes. 1963: The first electronic cigarette is invented WAY before its time Gilbert of Beaver Fall, PA files to patent a “smokeless, non-tobacco cigarette” in 1963. Inspired by nebulizers (and devices like them), Gilbert seeks to create a battery-powered gadget, which would release an aerosol comprised of both nicotine and “moist, flavored air.” ("Moist" wasn't a gross word back then.) While Gilbert’s patent is accepted in 1965, and Popular Mechanics mentions in their December issue, his idea is never commercialized (it does, however, succeed in getting Gilbert to quit cigarettes).

1979: Dr. Norman Jacobson further develops the inhalation of smokeless nicotine


Basically a cigarette-sized plastic tube containing "a plug impregnated with nicotine solution," and called a "Flavor Cigarette." In 1987, the FDA tries to ban its marketing, but a judge rules that ban bunk, as it's not marketed with claims of "therapeutic benefit." Also "impregnated"? Gross, dude.

1979-2002: Big Tobacco ignores the commercial potential for e-cigarettes, and so does everyone else


Nothing really happens, e-cigarette-wise. One thing worth noting is the development of the cell phone, which would produce smaller and more portable lithium batteries, which e-cigarettes now rely on and let you carry these things in your pocket instead of a hilariously oversized backpack.

2003: The e-cigarette rises back to life


Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist and inventor, independently designs a gizmo similar to Gilbert’s, but one that produced a more viscous, vaporized cloud, which appears similar to stage fog (because it’s similar in composition). The pharmaceutical company he works for, called Golden Dragon Holdings, is so impressed that they changed their name to Ruyan (which translates to “like smoke”) and begins marketing the product aggressively in China, where 60% of men smoke (do the math and that means there are more male smokers in China than there are people in the United States). Sales proved lucrative, and Ruyan set their sights abroad. 2007: The first e-cigarettes enter the American market Companies like Ruyan begin selling e-cigarettes stateside.

2008: New Zealand welcomes e-cigarettes, and so does Germany, after some debate


While countries like Panama, Australia, and Holland(!) have banned e-cigs outright, the New Zealand Ministry of Health declares them a “safe alternative to smoking." That same year (2008) in Germany, there's a protest in Düsseldorf, in response to actual raids on stores selling the devices. Within a matter of weeks, the Higher Administrative Court for North Rhine-Westphalia (phew!) decrees that warnings be removed from e-cigarette packaging, and that it be declassified from a drug to a tobacco product.

2010: The first “VapeFest” is held in Richmond, VA in 2010


The first generation of e-cigarettes available stateside are perceived to be dinky, unsatisfying, and overpriced; they’re disposable, and cost around $15 a pop. In response, a cultish cadre of “vapers” emerges, ex-smokers who passionately make their own e-cigarettes. It’s a Wild West of a marketplace, with very few regulations, and its origins as a substantial movement can be traced to the first VapeFest, an event that was half trade show, half convention, as vapers from all across the US gathered to show off their homemade “mods” and swap flavors.

2010: Katherine Heigl is the first celebrity to candidly use an e-cig on TV


Katherine Heigl puffs on an e-cigarette on David Letterman. Well not on David Letterman the person.

2010: FDA tries to block import of e-cigarettes, but a federal judge rules they are legal




2013: When e-cigarette sales reach $1.5 Billion, Big Tobacco gets on the e-cig bandwagon




2014: The number of American e-cig users is now nearly the same as cigarette smokers


Since 1965, the percentage of American adults who smoke has fallen from 42% to 20%. And while e-cigarettes only entered the American market en masse in 2007, 18.7% of Americans in 2014 report taking a drag on an e-cig at least once, and one in five of those Americans keep on puffing once they’ve had a taste.

2014: Fancy booknerds have to reckon with the rise of e-cigarettes


The Oxford English Dictionary makes “vape” its word of the year -- and there's no looking back.
In recent years millions of people around the world have chosen to leave the conventional cigarette and carcinogenic chemicals it contains, turning to alternative electronic cigarette. The number of new steaming constantly increasing and this has resulted in the continuous improvement of devices, with a view to safer and easier use of electronic cigarettes. Alongside daily research-studies published showing that the electronic cigarette and the steaming is much better conventional and smoking.

1The cigarette is filled with poisons that go into the body when you smoke. Cigarettes contain arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and 70 known carcinogens.

2Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals. Those with burning producing at least 200 chemical compounds, many of which are intrinsically linked to lung damage.

3The cigarette destroys the immune system and makes us vulnerable, to disease. The immune system of a smoker has to work harder than that of non-smokers, on a daily basis. A consequence is also that the blood of smokers contains fewer antioxidants.

4The cigarette cutting years of life. Each cigarette smoke robs us five minutes of our lives. Scientists have measured the average cigarette and found that, overall, the smoker will die 14 years earlier.

5Approximately 3,000 deaths occurred because of passive smoking, which means that if you are a smoker, you are a direct threat to the family, friends and relatives.

690% of patients with lung cancer are smokers.

7If one smokes pregnant, miscarriage are increased.

8Because of smoking, the blood supply to your skin decreases, which makes your skin more pale and full of wrinkles.

9In the last minute, 7,000 people lost their lives because of smoking, which translates into one human life every eight seconds.

10The American tobacco producers now earn more profit from sales in foreign countries than in the US.

11Lung cancer, high blood pressure, heart attack, cancer of the skin and mouth, are some of the most important diseases that can be caused due to smoking

12Conservative estimates suggest that the costs of smoking in Europe amount to 25.3 billion per year, while the costs to society from lost productivity amounts to EUR 8.3 billion a year.

1According to the Bloomberg network, the electronic cigarette sales will have exceeded that of conventional smokes by 2047.

2Fortune magazine estimates that e-cigarette sales will reach 1,5 billion in 2018 and that sales will increase each year by 25%

3"Harm reduction is part of the solution and not part of the problem"
Letter of 53 scientists to the World Health Organization (WHO).

4An estimated 2.6 million adults in Great Britain currently use electronic cigarettes.

Source: ash.org.uk

5Δημοσιεύεται έρευνα του Ευρωβαρόμετρου ενόψει της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας Κατά του Καπνίσματος που εμφανίζει σημαντική πτώση του καπνίσματος αναλογικών τσιγάρων στην ΕΕ. Το 2014 οι Ευρωπαίοι καπνιστές αγγίζουν το 26% έναντι του 2012 που άγγιζαν το 28%. Παράλληλα οι Ευρωπαίοι πολίτες που χρησιμοποιούν ηλεκτρονικό τσιγάρο έχουν διπλασιαστεί σε σχέση με το 2012.

6Electronic cigarettes can be shown in UK TV adverts from 10 November, the Committee of Advertising Practice says.”

Source: ΒΒC News

7Over 2 million Britons now regularly use electronic cigarettes

Πηγή: Action on Smoking and Health Britain (ASH)

8Το ηλεκτρονικό τσιγάρο είναι λιγότερο επιβλαβές από το παραδοσιακό. Επιστημονικές έρευνες αποδεικνύουν ότι δεν επιβαρύνει όργανα όπως η καρδιά και οι πνεύμονες. “Τα ηλεκτρονικά δεν περιέχουν ή περιέχουν αλλά σε πολύ χαμηλότερα επίπεδα τα δυνητικά επικίνδυνα συστατικά των τσιγάρων. […]Τα ηλεκτρονικά τσιγάρα επίσης παρουσιάζουν μια σημαντική ευκαιρία για τη μείωση της βλάβης από τον καπνό, αν οι καπνιστές τα χρησιμοποιούν ως υποκατάστατα των τσιγάρων.”

Πηγή:Αμερικανική Ένωση Καρδιολογίας

9Το ηλεκτρονικό τσιγάρο δεν περιλαμβάνει τις χημικές και καρκινογόνες ουσίες που βρίσκονται στο παραδοσιακό τσιγάρο. Επίπεδα επιλεγμένων καρκινογόνων και τοξικών ουσιών στον ατμό του ηλεκτρονικού τσιγάρου.

Πηγή: Goniewicz M et al (2014)

10Το ηλεκτρονικό τσιγάρο δεν είναι φαρμακευτικό προϊόν. Δεν υπόσχεται σε καμία περίπτωση την απεξάρτηση από την νικοτίνη. Έρευνες όμως αποδεικνύουν ότι η χρήση ηλεκτρονικού τσιγάρου βελτιώνει σε μεγάλο βαθμό τα ποσοστά επιτυχίας διακοπής του καπνίσματος σε σύγκριση με οποιαδήποτε άλλη μέθοδο. “Όσοι κατά τη διάρκεια της μελέτης χρησιμοποίησαν e-τσιγάρα είχαν περίπου 60% περισσότερες πιθανότητες να σταματήσουν το κάπνισμα από ό, τι εκείνοι που χρησιμοποίησαν θεραπείες υποκατάστασης της νικοτίνης ή απλά τη δύναμη της θέλησης.” 

Πηγή: Robert West. Professor of the department of epidemiology and public health. University College London Ρεαλιστική απεικόνιση της αποτελεσματικότητας των ηλεκτρονικών τσιγάρων όταν χρησιμοποιούνται για να βοηθήσουν στη διακοπή του καπνίσματος: Δια τμηματική μελέτη πληθυσμού. Addiction Magazine. Brown, West et al (2014)

11Σύμφωνα με υπολογισμούς της βιομηχανίας ηλεκτρονικού τσιγάρου τα καταστήματα ηλεκτρονικού τσιγάρου στην Αμερική υπολογίζονται περίπου σε 15.000 από μηδέν που ήταν μερικά χρόνια πριν.

Δείτε εδώ ολόκληρο το άρθρο: reuters.com

12Διαδικτυακή έρευνα του Reuters αναφέρει πως το ποσοστό των Αμερικανών που χρησιμοποιούν ηλεκτρονικό τσιγάρο αγγίζει περίπου το 10%, ποσοστό που είναι 4 φορές μεγαλύτερο από το 2013.

Δείτε εδώ ολόκληρο το άρθρο: reuters.com

13Ο αναλυτής Bonnie Herzog της Wells Fargo Securities υπολογίζει πως το μέγεθος της Αμερικανικής Αγοράς μόνο για τις συσκευές ηλεκτρονικού τσιγάρου θα αγγίξει τα 3.5 εκατομμύρια δολάρια στο τέλος του 2015 σε σύγκριση με τα 2.6 εκατομμύρια δολάρια το 2014.

Δείτε εδώ ολόκληρο το άρθρο: reuters.com